The Astrology of Awakening Volume 2
I am pleased to announce the release of The Astrology of Awakening Volume 2: Chart Application & Counseling! The price is $24.95, and an additional $5 to cover shipping (media mail) and packaging. Unfortunately, international shipping has become very expensive, so those buying from overseas must contact me first (let me know where you are) and I’ll let you know the exact amount to cover the costs. (Also, some people like to have it signed, and I’m happy to do that if you indicate.) It is such a joy to put forth this culmination of my counseling work! Thank you for your interest.
About the Book
The book is designed for students and practitioners of astrology interested in a thoroughly spiritual approach to the cosmic art. It provides a step by step breakdown of how we can understand an astrology chart as a journey of maturation and spiritual awakening. The Awakening approach weaves threads from developmental psychology, modern understandings of consciousness, ancient spiritual wisdom, the implications of quantum science, all held within today’s knowledge of astronomy. It is the culmination of many years of practice in the counseling room.
Highly accessible and readable, The Astrology of Awakening 2, is an ambitious and progressive book. The reader is invited to a whole other perspective or dimension, both in how to examine charts, and also how to connect with clients. Most astrology is understood and framed around personality concerns and preferences. In addition to the relevance of this level, a broader spiritual perspective is the underlying thread of this work. We are awakening into identifying in our connectedness, to see and experience how the external world is a vast canvas in which we project upon. At the soul level, life is a sacred reflection of our psyche. The astrological counselor can learn how to support a client in “meeting self” through all experiences and encounters, to see how the astrology chart itself is animated in our lives. The overarching theme is that we begin in a spiritual childhood and mature throughout the soul journey. Collectively, we are in a time of paradigm shift towards the inclusion of the metaphysical so we might create a more conscious existence. Astrology can serve as a beacon to light the way forward, and the Awakening approach is ideally suited to meet this goal.
The book is 15 Chapters split into 2 main parts (Chart Application, Counseling). Below is a description of the content copied from the book’s Introduction:
Chapter 1 reviews the basis of this approach, and provides a condensed account of some main points from Volume 1 of this series and my earlier works. In particular, it lays out the model of evolutionary levels of consciousness, with which the reader should become familiar.
Chapter 2 addresses fundamental building blocks of astrology: planets, signs, houses, aspects, elements and modalities. All of these will be introduced and discussed from a spiritual perspective.
The Moon, the Nodes of the Moon, and the Sun form the crux of this approach. They are addressed in Chapters 3 through 6. Analogous to the seed (Moon), the gardening (Nodes of the Moon), and the flower (Sun), they detail the process of spiritual awakening from initial egoic identification (Moon), the habits and patterns which stem from this (Nodes), and the blossoming into the soul self (Sun).
In addition to these factors, Pluto is the final piece that completes what I term the chart skeleton. Chapter 7 will explore the Plutonian shadow and its relation to the awakening process. The chart skeleton is the basic structure of evolutionary motion in this approach, and chart examples will bring it to life.
Chapter 8 focuses on charts: factors concerning set-up, organization and how to approach what we see. How do we make meaning of the various pieces and connect them? This chapter touches on various topics such as retrogrades and declination, as well as the process of chart synthesis.
Chapter 9 explores the collective scope of Jupiter and Saturn, and the transpersonal scope of Uranus and Neptune as represented in charts.
The second part of the book addresses counseling. Chapter 10 is a discussion of the role of the astrological counselor. What are we really doing? What is involved? A conversation about logistical issues and counseling is offered.
Chapter 11 provides in-depth commentary on how a session is conducted. There are four major segments: Introduction, Deepening, Emergence and Conclusion. We will go through a session from beginning to end, illustrating the art of astrological counseling using the Awakening approach.
The next two chapters introduce many counseling strategies and techniques that can be brought in. I explain and share many of the counseling “tools” I have used in actual sessions. Chapter 12 mainly addresses how to work with the issues that keep people unconsciously perpetuating their patterns.
Chapter 13 is organized to address the four levels of experience (physical, emotional, mental, soul) in a counseling context, and suggestions to work with each of these realms.
Chapter 14 is a discussion of issues which tend to emerge with clients: how to address frequently asked questions, giving advice, personal sharing, perceptions of astrology, addressing darkness, professional boundaries and more.
Finally, Chapter 15 is a discussion and summation of the main points, clarifying the message and vision of this approach. I share a bit of my process in writing this book and end with some brief acknowledgements.
“The Astrology of Awakening is built upon Eric Meyers’ extensive experience as a counseling astrologer and his desire for astrology’s continued evolution. The first part offers a complete system of chart interpretation from the transpersonal perspective, something much needed in today’s literature. It is a vigorous, in-depth exploration for any serious student. Eric’s delineations brought new insight for me, an experience I treasure after many years of practice myself! The second part offers incredibly helpful and innovative tips and guidelines for the counseling astrologer to use in practice. The writing style is open and easily understandable, clarifying a vibrant vision for the future of astrology.”