Free Online Chart Calculation
Need a copy of your natal chart calculated for free? The Astrolabe Free Chart Page makes it quick and easy. Astro.com is more involved, but gives you greater control over the output. Astro.com can also calculate moving energies (transits, progressions, etc.), as well as many other types of astrology charts.
Unknown Birth Time
Need to track down your birth time? Here’s where to order birth certificates. Can’t locate your birth time? Ask Benjamin about rectification, an astrological process that can figure out unknown birth times.
This lively group of professional and amateur astrologers meets every month in Asheville, NC at Earth Fare Westgate. Meetings are free, and everyone is welcome!
The FREE podcast that deepens your astrological wisdom. We always start with the forecast, and regularly include special features. Make This Week in Astrology a regular part of your astrological education!
Diverse in-person shamanic and spiritual events. Click the link for details.
Holotropic-influenced breathwork events for deep, intense clearing of childhood wounds, shadow material, etc. You do continuous deep breathing (no pauses) to loud, intense music, all of which spontaneously brings up what you most need to clear!
Ted Riskin beautifully facilitates Focus Breathwork, Holotropic Breathwork and other events near Asheville.
Giles Carwyn expertly facilitates Shadow Work evenings and weekends in Asheville. Like breathwork, this also facilitates deep, intense clearing of childhood wounds, shadow material, etc.
Ecstatic dance, inspired by Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms. Dance your own dance: spiritual, cathartic, or whatever you need it do be. Several dances per week!
For beginning astrology students, there are two books I recommend:
The Inner Sky, by Steven Forrest. Astrology can be complicated, but Steven keeps it very simple. Here he gives clear and concise instructions on how to interpret a natal chart. Only the absolutely essential information you need to get started is included. Plus, his frequent use of imagery will keep both sides of your brain engaged. Start here if you’re just beginning to learn astrology.
Chart Interpretation Handbook, by Stephen Arroyo. A more thorough introduction to natal interpretation, but still presented very simply and clearly. The perfect book to read after The Inner Sky.
After you have studied these two books — and practiced interpreting a bunch of your friends’ charts! — you could do worse than to follow the “Forrest path.”
Steven Forrest’s The Changing Sky will introduce you to transits and progressions.
Skymates — co-written by Jodie Forrest and Steven Forrest — will open you to the extraordinary world of synastry. (That’s relationship astrology, where you see how the charts of two people interact.) Be sure to get the most recent editions of the Forrest titles.
Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier is an innovative collection of essays that highlight the transpersonal within astrology. Sixteen unique perspectives and topics are addressed, including my chapter on Shamanic Astrology.
Pathways to Wholeness: Archetypal Astrology and the Transpersonal Journey, by Renn Butler. A unique and fascinating exploration of how planetary alignments affect transformative experiences such as holotropic breathwork and ayahuasca journeys. Also an outstanding “cookbook” on how planetary pairs interact. Benjamin interviewed Renn about this book on Episodes 383 and 385 of his This Week in Astrology podcast.
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