workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Astrology, Consciousness & the Great Shift

A Special Weekend Conference


Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2023


Member: $325.00

Standard: $360.00

Astrological signs in the sky

This is your opportunity to explore astrology as a tool to better understand life, death, and evolution with five expert voices of modern astrology.

Hear about the conference from Maurice Fernandez and other astrologers who will teach during this special weekend.

Five expert voices of modern astrology weave their individual threads of thought into a beautiful cosmic tapestry. Join them on an intellectual and spiritual adventure in consciousness as they share a grounded approach to this timeless star knowledge.

Together, we explore dramatic alignments, including:

  • The powerful Nodal Axis shift of 2023
  • Saturn on the royal star
  • Venus and Mars dance of passion
  • Connecting the physical and the metaphysical
  • Pluto in Aquarius ceremonial activation

This is your opportunity to explore astrology as a tool to better understand life, death, and evolution. Today, astrology is one of the most profound bodies of knowledge for self-realization. Knowing about your own chart can be catalytic, helping you resolve karmic tangles, manifest your true potential, and harmonize with the highest of your soul purposes.

Whatever your level of astrological knowledge, you emerge from this weekend with a clear perspective of astrology, how it affects your life, and the significant role it is playing in the Great Shift we are experiencing here on Earth.


Please note there is a special schedule for this course:


4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Atlantis Rising With Lynn Bell

With outer planets in Aquarius and Pisces, we are haunted by the memories of an advanced civilization lost to the waves and ask, what will be revealed, or reactivated? As some things are lost, others emerge. The promise of the new, the yet to be imagined, rises simultaneously with a time of letting go. How do we navigate this time of transition?

Pluto in Aquarius With Rachel Lang
Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023 and 2024, and it signals the start of a new generation. Two-hundred forty-eight years ago, Pluto entered Aquarius at a time of revolution, and freedom from oppressive power systems was a theme. That transit gave rise to democratic ideals of government for the people by the people. What does freedom mean for us now? In this short introduction, we enter into an experiential inquiry to explore what freedom means for us within the context of our group dynamics.

The Great Shift: A Perspective on the Evolution of Consciousness With Rick Levine
There are many ways to look at the current paradigm shift that humanity is moving through. There is a wide range of literature on the Copernican shift from an Earth-centered to Sun-centered worldview. Much has been written about the shift from the mechanical universe of Isaac Newton to the complex space-time reality of Albert Einstein and quantum physics. This exploration delves into humanity’s dynamically changing relationship with the non-physical dimensions of reality. The balance between the physical and the metaphysical has dramatically changed since the foundational times of Hellenistic and Vedic astrology. What is the new astrology, and how can it help us navigate through the complicated seas of change?

The Purpose of Your Life With Maurice Fernandez
Astrology is a celestial map depicting the thread of your evolution. When you are left wandering, it highlights why you are here and offers meaning when you feel that everything is random. Your life matters, and so do your thoughts, intentions, and actions. Those who are lost can be found, those who forgot can remember the truth. Follow the celestial breadcrumbs and fear not what is to be revealed!

Venus and Mars Dance of Passion With Anne Orelee
Venus and Mars tango from their heart space this summer as they move through Leo. What passions can you anticipate in your life?



9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Saturn in Pisces: Going Wider, Going Under & Wading Through With Lynn Bell

Through Pisces the ocean swirls many things our way. Boundaries dissolve, and old notions of time and place lose their separateness. Saturn, the planet of structure, rules, and order, enters the dissolving power of water. What we felt to be certain is cast into question. We are moving into mutation, into release, a time of creative possibilities–unless we are caught by fear, by an attempt to stop the change. As the solidity of our world shifts beneath our feet we can be overwhelmed by feeling, or go wider, under, and around to find the vision of what is emerging.

10:35 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
Jupiter & Saturn Great Cycle With Anne Ortelee

When Jupiter and Saturn meet up, they initiate a great cycle. The current 20-year cycle began December 20, 2020, when they met at 0 Aquarius. Great cycles involve establishing a base and carrying the energy out into the world in distinct phases. We'll look back at previous cycles and examine this new Aquarian cycle in depth.

2:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Eclipses and Planets in Aspect to the Nodal Axis With Maurice Fernandez

The might of Eclipses highlights the importance of the Nodal Axis. Fast changes, turning of tables, or unexpected opportunities can occur in a flash as the Sun, Moon, and Nodes align and open celestial portals. The same applies to other planets that conjoin the Nodal Axis; they become the gatekeepers.

Do you have planets aspecting your Nodal Axis in your natal chart? Are planets transiting your Nodes (or vice versa)? Maurice describes the influence of each planet when on the Nodes, and its role in the evolution of consciousness.

3:55 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Connecting the Physical & the Metaphysical With Rick Levine

Traditionally, astrology was a tool for divination. Astrologers answered questions by casting charts of the moment (Horary Astrology) and chose the best time to undertake an activity (Electional Astrology). They studied birth charts to predict the fated future. However, using astrology today is more associated with increasing self-determination and exercising free will than telling a client about their fixed karma and their fate.

We learn how spirit and soul are both metaphysical but are different, along with the implications of practicing astrology based on one or the other. We explore the profound shift from physical into metaphysical realms that impacts all facets of our lives.

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Pluto and Aquarius: Ceremonial Activation With Rachel Lang

Building upon the foundations we discussed Friday, we look at Pluto in Aquarius from an astrological and historical perspective. This presentation starts with an exploration of the symbolism of the sign of Aquarius, its glyph, and the symbol of the water bearer. Then, we relate the symbolism to what we are experiencing with Pluto's ingress into Aquarius. We conclude with a guided meditation and interactive exercise.


9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Create Your Future (Divination Exercise)With Rachel Lang

This session is your call to action. How will you integrate all you learned over the weekend into your everyday life? We'll envision how to move through this time, followed by a short divination exercise to access clues about how to make the most of the astrological cycles in play.

9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Jupiter and Saturn's Waltz in 2023 With Anne Ortelee

Jupiter and Saturn waltz together this year in earth and water, planting and growing fertile seeds. We explore where the cycle takes place in your chart as well as what you can expect over the next 18 years.

10:05 a.m.–10:35 a.m.
The One Bright Star: Saturn and Fomalhaut With Lynn Bell

In 2023, Saturn will meet with one of the Royal stars named Fomalhaut, known as the watcher of the south, three times. These passages bring powerful guidance. Each time we have an opportunity to 'drink in' the aqua vitae, the incoming stream, in early April, August, and again in late December. How do we make ourselves available to cosmic inspiration?

10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
The Nodes shifting to Libra/Aries: July 17, 2023 to January 11, 2025 With Maurice Fernandez

A new 18-month Nodal cycle is upon us: The Nodes are shifting to the Libra/Aries axis, activating relationship themes on personal and collective levels. This is a time to carve a new direction in our lives and see who our allies will be on this journey. Maurice explains how to track this transit, following the phases of Nodal rulers Venus and Mars.

11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Tracking the Outer Planets: Extending the Limits of Consciousness With Rick Levine

Traditionally, astrologers used the Sun, the Moon, and the five visible planets to reflect the human condition. As suggested by the ancient adage, "As above, so below," the discovery of new planets reflect the discovery of new facets of life on Earth. With the discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, humanity pushed itself (or was pulled) into new realms. At first, astrologers thought each newly discovered planet was negative in its influence. But as we integrated the understanding of each, we began to see the positive attributes as well.

Let's explore the evolutionary shifts in consciousness that occurred with the discovery and integration of each of the outer planets.

1:00 p.m.
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Teachers & schedule subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Jun 30 – Jul 2, 2023

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  • Maurice Fernandez

    Maurice Fernandez is a leading evolutionary astrologer with a worldwide reputation of...

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    Lynn Bell

    Lynn Bell is an astrologer, an author, and a featured speaker at major astrology conferences.

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    Rachel Lang

    Rachel Lang is a professional astrologer, psychic medium, healer, and author.

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    Rick Levine is a professional astrologer since 1976 and a respected leader in the global Astrology...

  • Anne Ortelee

    Certified by ISAR-CAP, AMAFA, NCGR-PAA Level 3, and OPA, Anne Ortelee has been a full-time...