Beta Test Astrology 1 Course

Self-Guided Astrology Training – Beta Testers Wanted

dkOne of the things I want to accomplish in 2017 is creating a self-study astrology course that is structured so anyone can learn the essential skills you need to interpret your own chart and to track how the current planetary energies are affecting you.

My first 10-week live video class was a big success for the students who persevered through:

  • starting during the Fall Mercury retrograde
  • the September eclipses
  • the political and social chaos leading up to the U.S. presidential election

the blueprint understanding your natal chartBut I know I can streamline the course to make it even more accessible and easier to grasp. To do that, I need a few good people to beta test the course with me – and a couple of weeks to go through the 20+ hours of video from the Fall 2016 interactive class and edit it down into a more concise instructional format.

The Lowdown

Each week for 12 weeks you’ll receive a new astrology lesson by email. I’ll also cast your birth chart for you if you don’t already have it.

Each week’s lesson will include:

Included in the 12 weeks will be a couple of review/catch-up lessons…because life happens. (As we found out in the first live course!)

And…(bonus alert)…

Should you decide to take one of my online interactive beginner or intermediate level courses in the future, you’ll get a $97 discount off of the regular price of the class! *

Requirements

My ideal beta testers will be people who:

  • Self-identify as “beginner level” astrology students (You are at least somewhat familiar with basic astrology concepts and/or are really motivated to learn it!)
  • Can invest an average of 1.5 hours weekly learning and practicing
  • Possess basic internet skills (you can create a login and password, watch videos on your computer or phone, and do a Google search)
  • Have a good understanding of written and conversational English
  • Are willing to honestly (and anonymously) answer a five-minute weekly survey on the previous week’s course material

Ready to roll into 2017 with an inspiring new challenge (and help me spread the Aquarian Age gospel that we all become our own astrologers)?

Sign Me Up!

The Beta test group is closed. However, Spring 2017 Astrology Classes will be starting soon.


The Fine Print

  • You will receive your first week’s materials on January 21. Each Saturday you’ll receive a new lesson and a short survey covering the previous week’s lesson.
  • Videos will be available in both streaming format and for download.
  • You can keep all course materials, so (because life happens) in the event you are not able to complete all 12 weeks by April 15 you can continue at your own pace.
  • I will be available to help with technical issues.
  • As this is a self-guided course, you will be responsible for your own progress. If you want email support from me or interaction with other students, you’d be better off waiting for the next live/interactive classes. (Stay tuned – interactive class dates coming soon.)

* To receive the $97 discount on future astrology classes, you will have to have completed the self-guided course and answered the surveys before the start of the interactive class.

(I Will) Rise Like the Phoenix

Jupiter-Uranus Opposition 2016 and My Ongoing Plumbing Saga

Hope your solstice was good. There’s some pretty intense energy going on right now (well, when isn’t there lately?) with the Moon in Libra making an exact hit on the Jupiter-Uranus opposition over the next two hours (1 pm – 3 pm EST). Today’s exact opposition is the first of three and is a very strong direct hit due to:

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Get a Reading and Support Standing Rock

Standing Rock: A Defining Moment for America

Photo by tradlands on Flickr - Creative Commons 3.0

Photo by tradlands on Flickr – Creative Commons 3.0

2016 seems destined to go down in history as one of those years when everything changed. I believe what’s happening at Standing Rock is the defining moment of this time. It encapsulates so many of the choices facing us as humans and as a society. It’s easy to boil it down to “Water vs Oil” but the stand-off at the Missouri River symbolizes so many of the burning issues of our time: institutionalized racism and state-sponsored terrorism, climate change and alternative energy, and corporate exploitation of the poor and of the ever-shrinking middle class.

Pluto and Our Collective Shadow

Pluto has been opposing the USA’s natal Sun for the last three years and will soon return to its position in the USA’s birth chart for the first time since the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Pluto always exposes the shadow side of things, and we are seeing America’s shadow side in the showdown at Standing Rock. This is a huge moment for the United States of America and for we the people.

Are we going to violate yet another treaty with the original people of this land? Are we going to allow what amounts to a corporate police force to continue brutalizing members of the biggest gathering of Native peoples since the Battle of Little Bighorn? (Representatives from 90 different Native American tribes have gathered at Standing Rock.)

I have strong ties to Native American spirituality; so much of what I’ve done as a people helper for the last 15 years has been informed by this tradition. I can’t in integrity leave my current obligations and stand in the flesh with my brothers and sisters (of all races) at Standing Rock. But I feel called to contribute more than my prayers.

Get a Reading, Support the Water Protectors

I usually try to come up with a cool offer as we head into the holiday season. This year I’m nearing the end of a two-year Pluto transit of my career and money zones and most of my creative energy is going towards fixing up a fixer-upper house we bought to enable our family to downsize and cut our cost of living. For the last few weeks I couldn’t think of any offer that I could actually envision finding the time and energy to follow through on.

Last week I decided to ask the angels for guidance and yesterday this inspiration struck me and I felt my whole energy shift. So here it is:

I’m donating 1/3 of the price of the first 20 readings or coaching sessions ordered between now and the Winter Solstice to help with food and medical supplies for the brave souls standing for me at Oceti Sakowin.

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about your life’s purpose, understand the opportunities and challenges awaiting you in the coming year, or give a loved one the gift of an astrology reading with me, purchase your reading here and together we’ll help sustain those who stand for the world we believe in.

 

The Taurus Supermoon

Black Moon Lilith and the Election (Part 1)

supermoon Taurus

At Shoshone California by Murray Foubister (creative commons).

Shock? Grief? Disbelief? Anger?

Can anyone say shadow sides? On Election Day the Sun was approaching its once-a-year conjunction with Black Moon Lilith, the avenging goddess of the suppressed feminine. This conjunction became exact early this morning, and is now separating. However, Monday morning’s Super Moon is close enough to Black Moon Lilith to keep the shadow energetics high through the weekend. Continue reading

November Special: Life Purpose Reading

Discover Your Soul’s Mission in Your Birth Chart

DK also teaches astrology online to adults.The New Moon in Scorpio on October 30 – following on the heels of the Oct. 18 Mars-Pluto conjunction – opens up a very special time for getting in touch with the deepest meaning of your life and recovering your soul’s power to manifest the life you came here to live.

I’ve been thinking a lot about Pluto lately. Partly because of the recent Mars-Pluto conjunction. Partly because I’m nearing the end of a two-year Pluto transit to my natal Venus. And partly because I’m teaching astrology again and finding fresh resonance with the living archetypes symbolized by the planets. Continue reading

Online Astrology Training

Early Bird Special: January 2017 Astrology 1 Course

We are having a blast in the Fall Astrology 1 class. I’ll be posting early registration very soon for the January 2017 Astrology 1 and Astrology 2 sections, so stay tuned! (Updates and info will be posted on my mailing list and Facebook page.)

This is the most practical, feature-packed astrology training I could fit into a 3-month package.

  • Do you know a little about astrology but not enough to use it consistently?
  • Or perhaps you know a lot and just need help putting it all together into your own unique but congruent system?
  • Would you love to be able to look at the planetary transits for the month and understand how Mars in Sagittarius is showing up in your natal chart – or how you can work with Jupiter in Libra for the next year?

online astrology training with DK BrainardSeveral students in my previous online astrology classes have gone on to become professional astrologers or integrate astrology into their other healing practices.

Live classes will be held on Thursday evenings at 9 pm EST. You’ll also get video lessons and workbooks emailed to you each week and have access to a secret Facebook group where you can ask questions, advance wild hypotheses, and practice your chart interpretation skills. And, if you can’t make all the live classes, fear not: live classes will be recorded and available afterwards as streaming video.

Course size is limited so I’ll be able to help you if you get stuck – and you’ll have the option of connecting with some very cool visionary women (and hopefully a dude or two). You can see all the glorious details here. Or take a shortcut to the 9 reasons why I think you’ll love this class.

Watch the video below (3:30) for a tiny preview of the kind of transcendent techniques, astrology secrets, and practical wisdom you’ll be privy to as a participant in the course.

Astro Update: Uranus-Eris Craziness, Capricorn Full Moon, Freedom from Shame

Uranus and Eris

A lot of us have been having weird symptoms again. Insomnia, vertigo, free-floating, sudden onset anxiety, nervous system anomalies, unexpected outbursts of rage, bizarre money events (good and bad). Those are just the ones I’ve heard about in the last week. And of course there’s the crazy shit happening with people and guns in society. Continue reading