Trauma Informed Astrology Classes

Hello Dear Readers,

I am teaching a series of classes under the umbrella of Trauma Informed Astrology. The first series – Trauma Informed Astrology: Fundamentals 1 – will cover some of the basics of astrology, and the fundamentals of the autonomic nervous system. What is the Vagus nerve? Why is it important to the astrology chart? Is it possible to repair deep patterns of stuck energy and liberate more vitality? (By the way… that answer is, in most cases, Yes!) There is much to uncover in this dynamic intersection of Trauma Resolution and Western Astrology.

To register for this class, visit: https://www.mkirbymoore.com/classes-offered.html

If you have questions, comments or concerns, feel free to email me or visit: https://www.mkirbymoore.com/contact.html

Who are these classes designed for? Who would benefit from participating?

These classes will benefit astrologers – professional and amateur alike. And with that said, they would also benefit someone who has a passing interest in astrology and who wants to learn how to resource the autonomic nervous system. Even complete beginners will get something from attending! (We will be teaching based on the level of the audience, but I would prefer some beginner-types to elicit great questions for the recordings!)

Beautiful lunar artwork in Charlottesville, Va (2007)

I expect that questions like the following and many more will be answered (within the first two or three levels of classes):

How do we begin to stabilize and resource the nervous system?

Is trauma a life sentence? (Spoiler… No.)

How can we normalize trauma responses and begin to allow greater vitality, spontaneity, play and wonder back into the body?

What will participants get out of this first series?

  • What is stress? What is overwhelm? What is considered normal?
  • What does the astrology chart represent?
  • How can we start to view the astrology chart through the lens of trauma resolution?
  • We will build in more empathy for overwhelming stress when we peer into a chart
  • Covering the fundamentals of Astrology 101:
  • Elements, Hemisphere Emphasis, Qualities, Polarities
  • Learn easy yet potent exercises to begin to stabilize and resource the nervous system
A tiny sliver of the gorgeous Roundel of the Seasons by Sheila Waters

How am I qualified to teach this?

I love the idea of blending almost all that I offer – supportive Resilience Building, awareness of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology (Birth Process work, PPN work), with empirically-based Trauma Resolution modalities (S.E. and Polyvagal work) along with 17 years of study and practice of Spiritual (and Psychological) Astrology!

Of course this work will build on the work of previous astrologers and trauma-support therapists and researchers, as all new modalities do. Much of the research on trauma resolution (Polyvagal Theory, ACE study, etc) has only been done in the past 15 – 20 years, along with research in Conscious Baby (PPN work) theories and applications. So this blend of modalities and wisdom is emerging at just the right time! (With science to back it up.)

It is my intention for these classes to be a safe space for people of all colors and identifications. I want this material to be as inclusive as possible as we work to make the world a safer and saner place. Please let me know how I can address any concerns you might have around this.

Again, To express your interest in taking these classes: please let me know if you are interested in learning more or want to sign up for these classes. Also feel free to pass along any of this information to anyone you think might be interested! Thank you!

To register for this class, visit: https://www.mkirbymoore.com/classes-offered.html

If you have questions, comments or concerns, feel free to email me or visit: https://www.mkirbymoore.com/contact.html

Also, if you would be more interested in subscribing to my Patreon channel to watch the recordings of classes, let me know that too!

Timeline and further details: We will start on February 18th (Thursday) and go through April 8th. There will be eight, two-hour classes, taught in the evenings (6:30 – 8:30 pm EST). If these times do not work for you, do not worry. I will be recording these classes and making them available on my Patreon channel. Initially the classes will have to be taught virtually. By next summer and beyond, we will see about in-person options.

As for the cost, I am asking $200 USD if people sign up before January 10th, and then asking $250 after that. This is a deal! Once these classes get more established, I will be raising the rates.

How does this benefit the field of astrology in general?

In the past, when I read about trauma in astrology, there were vague answers. Like Uranus has to do with shock and trauma. And…? Even in some of the newer books, there is mention of great modalities like Focusing and Somatic Experiencing, but I have yet to see an explanation of how trauma works in relation to the nervous system and how this manifests in the astrology chart.

And yet, how vital is the nervous system to our personality? It is our gut feeling, our defense mechanisms, our coping strategies – it is so crucial to our psyche and our instinctive reactions and responses. So these classes will begin to fill in these gaps in the astrological milieu.

Beautiful artwork in Charlottesville, Va

Please also note that both of these topics – Psychological Astrology and Trauma Resolution are potent, broad fields indeed! We will go at a gradual pace in these classes, allowing for integration and settling time.

Therefore bring your questions, your chart(s), your curiosity and know that we will be going relatively slow and steady throughout.

Stabilize the nervous system first, then build in resource. Only then can we begin to repair the challenges to the system, healing / releasing / liberating old stuck, frozen patterns.

I hope you can join me on this dynamic, intriguing journey!

Thank you for visiting my site and again let me know if you have questions, concerns, comments!

May we all stay safe, warm and well-supported!

Kirby Moore

Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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