CEO and co-founder of StarIQ.com & Co-founder of AFAN and UAC
Saturday and Sunday - September 10 – 11, 2011
Jeff Jawer is well known in the astrological community as an innovative and dynamic teacher, writer and counselor. CEO and co-founder of StarIQ.com, Jeff holds a B.A. in “The History and Science of Astrology” from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lectures at astrology conferences throughout the world. A professional astrologer since 1973 with practices in Amherst, Atlanta, San Francisco, Paris, San Diego, and Seattle, today Jeff serves an international clientele.
A prolific astrological writer, among Jeff’s many credits are: weekly romance horoscopes, the monthly New Moon Report and most of Our Changing Sky articles for Tarot.com, and the Forecast Calendar for The Mountain Astrologer. He co-authored Your Astrology Guide 2006 for Barnes & Noble, and Four books for Llewellyn Publications.
His articles have been published in astrology journals all over Europe and the U.S. Not limited to print, Jeff has also made hundreds of radio and television appearances in the U.S. and Europe and hosted daily radio programs in Massachusetts and Georgia.
Jeff is a graduate of Zip Dobyns’ 16-day Intensive, was Professionally Certified by the American Federation of Astrologers (PMAFA) and the City of Atlanta’s Board of Astrology Examiners. He is a Certified Astro*Carto*Graphy Interpreter and even helped teach the first Astro*Carto*Graphy certification course with Jim Lewis.
Formerly the Director of Public Relations for Matrix Software and Vice-President of Operations of Astro Communications Services, Jeff is also the co-inventor of Astro, the world’s first hand-held astrological calculator.
A regular on the national and regional conference podiums worldwide, Jeff has spoken four times at the prestigious World Congress of Astrology in Switzerland. As a co-founder of AFAN and UAC, he continues to serve on the UAC faculty. Other notable lecture engagements include The Network for Humanistic Astrology in France, Kepler College, and the Omega Institute. He’s been a member of AFA, NCGR, ISAR. Jeff was a Regulus nominee (UAC) and Mars Award winner (Fraternity for Canadian Astrologers).
Jeff says about this workshop:
One of the great gifts and challenges of natal astrology is that charts can be interpreted in so many different ways. Various schools of astrology and individual practitioners offer a wide range of approaches to deriving meaning from the symbols of planets, signs, houses and aspects. This workshop is based on exploring birth charts from material, psychological and spiritual perspectives.
We will dig deeply into charts of the attendees as Jeff leads the group through a playful and sometimes provocative process that is bound to expand astrological knowledge and self-awareness.
We will advance our interpretation skills by breaking charts down into their smallest pieces and then weave them back together to grasp the patterns that complement and contrast with one another to produce the matrix of personality. The unique combinations of each chart will be opened to teach us all how to be more skillful astrologers in an engaging environment of masterful leadership and audience participation.
Tracking Trends 2011-2012
We don’t need Mayan prophecies to know that the world is changing at a rapid pace as the news keeps reminding us of the perils and potentials of living in these dramatic times. Astrological patterns reinforce the notion that humanity may be coming to a crossroads at which the decisions we make could determine our future on this planet. As astrologers, though, we have the tools to discern the meaning of these trends so that we are able to participate them with consciousness and creativity.
This workshop will provide a look back to the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in the mid-1960s that set the stage for what’s coming next. The series of powerful squares between revolutionary Uranus and transformational Pluto from 2012-15 represents challenges and opportunities collectively and individually.
Jeff will lay out some original ideas about how these might work and the best ways we can apply them in our lives. He will use examples from attendees’ charts to illustrate these points, providing personal guidance and insights essential to students and practitioners of astrology.