Calistoga, CA

Northern California Apprenticeship Program
March 3 - 7, 2017

Topic: Generations

Join Steven for his annual spring program in Northern California. This program counts towards certification through Steven's Astrology Apprenticeship Program.

Historical and mythic change affect us all very personally, but we are like mosquitoes watching a glacier melt and fade. The pace of cultural evolution is too slow for us to see it clearly, even though we are all swept along in its currents. Meanwhile, the very meaning of the astrological symbols is shifting under our feet. What 1856 interpretation of “Mars in a woman’s chart” would have any relevance today? How has our understanding of sexual orientation changed? Or national boundaries, religion, the natural environment, or the human future?

Behind the headlines and the social confusion, humanity is evolving. This evolution is clearly mirrored in astrological symbolism. Everything unfolds against the epochal backdrop of the shift from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. Punctuating that change are pivotal outer planetary alignments - the Neptune-Pluto conjunction of the 1890s, the Uranus-Pluto conjunction of the 1960s, the Uranus-Neptune conjunction of the 1990s, the long-running Neptune-Pluto sextile.

Helping it along we have the shifting combinations of outer planets in the signs. All of these events have meaning when they happening - and they live on in the birthcharts of the children born under them. All of us are riding these waves - and no astrologer can be effective in this changing world without understanding them.

This topic may seem a bit more abstract and “historical” than usual for the Apprenticeship Program, but don’t believe that! The term “personal planets” is misleading. You have a deeply personal relationship with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Half the stress - and most of your highest potentials for self-actualization - pivot on adapting to their ever-evolving meaning.

I’m very excited to be offering this material again. I’ve only taught it once before, a dozen years ago with the southern California group. I promise it will connect with your heart, change your sense of what it means to be human, and strengthen your skills as an astrologer in a changing world.

Dates: Friday evening, March 3 at 7:00pm through Tuesday, March 7 at 5:00pm.
Location: Mountain Home Ranch Retreat in Calistoga, CA Get Map
Pricing: Residential rates vary from $910-$1174 and commuter rates are fixed at $645.

To register, please contact Joyce Van Horn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 415-518-5818. This program is always sold out in advance so please register early.

*Recommended pre-requisites for this program: Read The Inner Sky and watch Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology

Learn more about the bi-annual Astrology Apprentice Retreat in Calistoga on the NoCal Program home page.

For general information about Steven’s apprenticeship program, visit our Astrologer Apprentice Program page.

This workshop is worth 4 Credits towards certification.

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