The language of astrology can act as a conduit or barrier to communicating the benefits astrology holds for people. Modern astrology has been strongly impacted by cognitive psychology and its clinical objectifications. These can be helpful as long as they don’t cause the unwitting astrologer to slip into describing deep human experiences as something you’d only pick up with tweezers.

Deborah Smith Parker will toss the tweezers and give a lively and entertaining presentation about reviving and applying astrology’s rich language of images. Using examples from literature, art and religion she will track the centuries of progressive sanitizing and weakening in our culture of the expressions of the gods and planetary archetypes. She will illustrate how we can rescue the power of those expressions to help our clients better understand the information their charts have for them.