Join astrologers Thea Wirsching and Jenn Zahrt for an immersive cascade of love-planet lore in our virtual Venus Grotto. We will trace the Venus pentagram in five discussion classes on consecutive Saturdays, during Venus’ forty-day retrograde period in May and June. Beat the retrograde blues by diving deep into the Venusian ideals of beauty and self-esteem. Topics for each week are:
- 1) the Basic Archetype (Venus vs. the Moon, the mirror reflection and self-esteem)
- 2) Beauty, Taste, and Style
- 3) Friendship, Love, Romance
- 4) Astrology of Venus (Venus by sign, house, and aspect)
- 5) Venus’s astronomical cycle as archetypal journey; Venus as Goddess
Class is open to all gender identities and sexual orientations, though the emphasis will be on body positivity and self-celebration from a feminist perspective. The Venus Grotto will be hosted inside the Catapult Zone network, where we can frolic like nymphs and get emotionally naked in the online discussion group. Each class will give you the opportunity to participate in self-exploration around Venus issues, and to create artistic offerings that can be shared with the group, from your best Venus selfie to a fashion/style collage, maybe even a love letter to your inner vixen.
Come get social during Venus in Gemini. Appropriate for all levels of astro-proficiency, from beginner to professional.
About the Instructors
Your instructor, Dr Thea Wirsching, is a powerhouse astrologer based in Long Beach, California. Also known in some circles as The Pluto Babe, Dr Wirsching pursued her PhD at UCLA, graduating in 2012 with a thesis titled, “Occult Americans: Invisible Culture and the Literary Imagination.” For the past few years she has been silently composing a tarot deck from the findings of her doctoral research. The American Renaissance Tarot has now found a publisher and will be released in 2021. Please welcome her to The Catapult crew, and enjoy learning from her!
Dr. Jennifer Zahrt writes about the history, philosophy and epistemology of astrology, with a special focus on the German cultural realm. Her doctoral thesis, titled The Astrological Imaginary in Early Twentieth Century Germany (University of California, Berkeley, 2012), concerns the ways in which astrology shaped philosophy, literature and the arts during the Weimar Republic.
Since 2007, Zahrt has worked as a professional editor. She is the Creative Director of Sophia Centre Press; and the Curator of Possibilities at Revelore Press, which she founded in 2017. Zahrt’s first book of poetry, Foil Holocrine, appeared in 2019. Learn more about Jenn at www.jennzahrt.com