Forthcoming Courses

Astrology as our Celestial Compass

Venue: Madrid, Spain

Level 1: Going the Great Round

30 November - 3 December 2019
On these four days we will explore the structure of an astrological chart, the twelve houses and the twelve signs and how these apply to your own chart.

Level 2: Let's get on with it

4 - 7 December 2019
The first two days we will be revising and deepening our insights into our true selves as indicated by our blueprints, our charts!

The last two days will be learning about the planets and the energy they provide to our lives - not only in our charts but as they move through the heavens.

Level 3: Let's get on with it

8 - 11 December 2019
'Women are saying today, we are not just vehicles of pleasure (Venus), or emotional weather vanes, utterly dominated by our menstrual cycles (the Moon). What about our resourcefulness, our productivity, our ingenuity, efficiency, our nurturing concern for life, our capacity for dedication, our humanity?' Eleanor Bach

These four days are dedicated to applying the wisdom you have built up in the first two levels by adding step by step to your chart, the new voices of the goddess in everyone (not only in women!) - the goddesses now demanding power, recognition, justice and equality in our society.

Ceres, the Great Mother, could help us understand the causes of eating disorders, child abuse and the challenges of single parenting.
Pallas Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, refers to the dilemma of professional women who sacrifice relationship or children for career and the wounds from the father-daughter relationship.
Vesta, the Temple Priestess, could illuminate what truly lights your fire!
Juno, Goddess of Marriage, speaks to the redefinition of significant relationships, changing sexual roles, powerless women and the plight of battered women.

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Marelna Du Plessis

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

I was born in Johannesburg just as apartheid was written into the law books of South Africa. Steeped in colour issues and the polarisation of a segregated society, it is no wonder that at university I studied history and psychology. No real answers were forthcoming however and my search deepened. In time I qualified as an Astrologer (mind), a Polarity Therapist (body) and an Aura-Soma practitioner (spirit). Life in South Africa led me to understand and value diversity, fertile soil indeed for cultivating awareness.

I view a chart as a map of the soul’s intent: to decipher the map and find the yellow brick road has been my passion for twenty years. My focus for the past few years has been to simplify the combining of astrology and the colour system of Aura-Soma, so deepening my work as a Polarity Practitioner.

I offer basic and advanced astrology courses as well as a course in which the colour rose and its myriad implications can be superimposed on a particular chart, revealing for each participant their own personal mandala created at the moment they drew their first breath.

At the moment I am creating a course for Aura-Soma Practitioners in which the participants explore in a simple and playful way how the Equilibrium bottles and the age-old disciplines of astrology, numerology, mythology and tarot interact and contribute to, clarifying and affirming the guidance the universe has to offer.

To contact Marelna, please use the form on our Contact Us page.

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