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Cosmic Patterns

Demetra George


Demetra George

Demetra George, scholar, translator, and practitioner, brings the practice of contemporary astrology back to its ancient roots. Early in her career with the publication of Asteroid Goddesses (1986), she looked to cross-cultural mythologies to draw out the archetypal meanings and psychological expression of newly available planetary bodies. She then turned to Greek and Latin texts, articulating the history, cosmology, and techniques of traditional astrology. Author of seven books, her most recent is Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques, Vols. 1 & 2 (Rubedo Press, 2019, 2022).


Pre-Conferene Workshop

Hellenistic Houses

Worldly and Spiritual Meanings From an outer perspective Hellenistic astrology emphasizes the practical everyday topics of each house. However, when astrological doctrines were first codified by Hellenistic astrologers, the names given to each house were informed by ancient mythic, religious, and philosophical beliefs. What do short journeys and siblings have to do with the Goddess, name of the third house, and why was the second house of money linked to its name the Gate of Hades? Learn how to incorporate both the worldly and spiritual significations of each house into your astrological practice when responding to the various concerns of clients and friends.

Lecture Description

Hellenistic Planetary Condition

An introduction to the basic doctrines of ancient astrology, outlining traditional methods of evaluating planets. What factors indicate how effectively a person can express the intentions of the planets in their chart in ways that serve their best interests?


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