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The Asheville Friends of Astrology usually meets on the third Friday of each month at Earth Fare Westgate, 66 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC. All meetings are free, and everyone is welcome!

Friday, September 18, 2015
7-9 pm

Olivia Woodford

Olivia Woodford

AstroMythology: The Myth We are Living

This evening will provide an introduction to the methodology and the building blocks for seeing the birth chart as a map that illuminates the archetypal mythology that an individual is expressing through their life.
Carl Jung wrote, "I was driven to ask myself in all seriousness:  What is the myth you are living? I took it upon myself to get to know 'my myth' and I regarded this as the task of tasks."  While the natal chart is often interpreted as a psychological portrait, Wendy Z. Ashley developed a methodology for how the chart can illuminate our 'task of tasks' and uncover the story of our lives and how the central themes are part of a myth, or larger story.  As we experience the 'larger story' that is reflected in our chart and lives, we have an increased awareness of our life path and the forces at play in shaping it.
The exploration of planets, stars and signs, seen through the lens of AstroMythology, will enrich and expand each participant's understanding within the astrological tradition(s) they are currently using.  And it provides an entry point to an ancient and yet modern tradition of viewing the chart as an archetypal story. 

Olivia Woodford has been a professional astrologer for 26 years.  She is certified in Mythic Astrology with Wendy Z. Ashley and Fixed Star Astrology with Bernadette Brady. A lifelong student of astrology, her practice has been enriched through the study of various astrological approaches including Shamanic Astrology with Daniel Giamario, Evolutionary Astrology with Jeffrey Green and Chart Synthesis with Noel Tyl. Olivia has a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, is the Founder of Healing Theatre and is a Certified Life Coach.

Olivia's background as an artist, teacher and nonprofit administrator has provided her a range of experience in which to view life and understand the human journey. Her avid exploration of world cultures, Jungian psychology and eastern and western philosophies have given her a depth of perspective and experience in the realm of archetypes and symbols. 
For more information or to contact Olivia, visit
woodfordastrology.com. Facebook: Woodford Astrology

Friday, October 23, 2015

(This is the fourth Friday of the month.)
7-9 pm

2016 Astrology Forecast

Benjamin Bernstein

Benjamin Bernstein

Benjamin will present his 2016 astrology forecast. Audience insights welcome! 

Benjamin hosts iTunes' #1 astrology podcast, This Week in Astrology. He has been a Best Astrologer Winner in 2013, 2014 & 2015 (1st or 2nd place) in WNC's premier reader survey. Benjamin is a professionally certified astrologer, and has done about 6000 astrology and shamanic healing sessions with a global clientele.

Benjamin has lectured at three national astrology conferences, and taught at two national astrology retreats. He has written numerous astrology forecasts for Natural Awakenings Magazine, and wrote the Shamanic Astrology chapter in the 2013 book Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier.

Contact info: AstroShaman.com, benjamin@AstroShaman.com, 828-338-9852 (voice and text). 


Benjamin Bernstein: 2013 Full-Year Forecast (1/18/13)
Benjamin Bernstein: Shamanic Astrology (2/22/11)

Benjamin Bernstein: Simple and Effective Solutions for Astrological Challenges (6/22/10)
Benjamin Bernstein: Light Speed Astrology: Diving Into the Heart of the Chart (1/27/09)


Benjamin Bernstein & AFOA members: 2015 astrology forecast
David Cochrane: Relocational Astrology for the 21st Century

Kitty Hatcher: How To Turn Bad News Into Good News
Sherene Schostak:
"Archetypal Astrology: Embodying the Planetary Gods"


Benjamin Bernstein  |  Nick Dagan Best  |  Linda Brady  |  Cathy Burroughs  |  Robert Camp  |  Kathleen Cantwell  |  Ed Castro  |  Gary Caton  |  David Cochrane  |  Clare CoriellDanielle Creeksong  |  Shellie Enteen  |  Ruby Falconer  |  Ted Figura  |  Pam Gallagher  |  Alan Gordon  |  Sajit Greene  |  Liz Gunn  | Arielle Guttman  | Kitty Hatcher  | Kelley Hunter  | Mary Keswani  |  Ryan Kurczak  |  Lee Lehman  |  Diotima Mantineia  |  Thia McGinnis  |  Eric Meyers  |  Kathy NewburnJulene Packer-Lewis  |  Donna Page  |  Kelly Lee Phipps  |  Vijay Rishii  |  Jim Rodgers, M.D.  |  Sherene Schostak  |  Jozef SlandaZane Stein  |  Julian Venables  Randy Wasserstrom  |  Olivia Woodward