Conference

Astrology, Consciousness & the Great Shift

- Rhinebeck, NY
Join six expert voices from modern astrology for an intellectual and spiritual adventure in consciousness at this special conference.

Astrology is at the forefront of a great shift—a revolution in consciousness that is moving away from contemporary mechanistic models and reclaiming the validity of magical, ancient, spiritual traditions.

Join six expert voices from modern astrology as they weave their individual threads of thought about this emerging world into a beautiful cosmic tapestry—an intellectual and spiritual adventure in consciousness.

Learn how contemporary astrology is not just a tool to track future cycles but a profound body of knowledge for self-realization. Understand how your chart can help you resolve karmic tangles, manifest your true potential, and harmonize with your soul’s highest purposes.

And discover how astrology—when combined with topics like yoga, reincarnation, personality assessment, body-mind healing, depth psychology, and quantum physics—offers an effective way to better answer the bigger questions about life, death, and evolution.

All levels are welcome—even those without previous experience with astrology.

More Information

Teachers are subject to change.

Things To Bring

Faculty asks that you bring a yoga mat for optional morning sessions.

Schedule

Please note there is a special schedule for this course:

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Introduction of the Conference and Speakers

All Faculty Panel: 
Astrology: A Step Forward for Civilization

Astrology gains momentum as increasingly more people search for reliable tools to better navigate the wild currents of our times. Providing us with the ability to decipher greater meanings, track future cycles, and enrich the practice of prominent professions such as economics, medicine, psychology, or human resource management, astrology is a tool to enhance the development of humanity, and perhaps even revolutionize our culture.

 
SATURDAY

5:30 a.m.–7:00 a.m.

Meditation and Viewing of Venus Morning Star on the Galactic Center with Gemini Brett (Optional – Clouds Permitting) and Yoga with Maurice Fernandez (Optional)

Rise with the planets as we gather outside to witness the brightest Venus aligned with the center of our Galaxy and learn more about the sky. A unique opportunity to ritualistically embody these energies and open our own energetic gates for harmony and love.

This experience will be followed by yoga practice - a perfect way to commence a special day exploring the vastness of cosmic riddles.

9:00 a.m.–10:25 a.m.

The Astrology Chart: Your Map For Life with Kathryn Andren

Your birth chart contains all the keys to your well-being, including your life mission & purpose. We explore how the planets reflect the patterns for your vocation, relationships, and family lineage. Learn how to use your astrology chart to unlock your innate potential and understand the grander cosmic patterns that reflect the seasons of your soul.

10:35 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Astrology, Karma & Reincarnation with Kay Taylor

Discover how your astrology chart provides a symbolic roadmap of the soul’s incarnational intent. The Nodal Axis, also referred to as the Head and Tail of the Dragon, captures our soul story in the natal chart. This axis, used through ancient times and polished by modern practitioners, reveals deep psychological and spiritual truths. It describes the karmic themes—the repetitive egocentric patterns that sabotage our growth, along with the innate gifts we are destined to offer the world. We will explore past life themes and strategies for evolution.

2:00 p.m.–3:25 p.m.

Understanding Our Karma Through the Lens of Saturn: The Best and Most Challenging Parts of Our Life with Anne Ortelee

Understanding where your Saturn is by sign and location in your astrology chart helps you create the best life. We will explore Saturn’s influence, his valuable lessons, and what is required for each one of us to turn challenges into positive karma. Saturn: the good, the ugly, and the redemption.

3:35 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Gods of Change with Maurice Fernandez

We live in times of accelerated change - globally and personally - but are we chasing our tails in circles, or are we truly evolving in the spiral of consciousness? Maurice will describe the three main forces of evolution - the transpersonal planets Uranus, Pluto, and Neptune - and how each activates the course of our evolution. Uranus for earning our wings, Pluto for shedding our skin, and Neptune for swimming forward and back through the portal of eternity. We will discuss how the current placement of these planets affect us personally as well as the fabric of our civilization.

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

The Shamanic Sky and the Great Turning of the Ages with Gemini Brett

The prophetic End- of-Mayan-Calendar year 2012 came and went. No solution was heaven sent. Will evolution have to wait another day? Perhaps the Aquarian Age has already dawned and we’re simply still yawning ourselves awake. What’s at stake? How can we better partake? And what did the ancients have to say about this great change? Let us journey with the avatars of stars through the signs of sacred time to address the what, when, and why. Let the Sun shine!

This will be a powerfully playful starrytelling presentation of mystery transmission followed by a sound journey with the dark sky outside so please bring extra cozy layers to wear.

 
SUNDAY

5:30 a.m.–7:00 a.m.

Meditation and Viewing of Venus Morning Star on the Galactic Center with Gemini Brett (Optional – Clouds Permitting) and Yoga with Kay Taylor (Optional)

Rise with the planets as we gather outside to witness the brightest Venus aligned with the center of our Galaxy and learn more about the sky. A unique opportunity to ritualistically embody these energies and open our own energetic gates for harmony and love.

This experience will be followed by yoga practice - a perfect way to commence a special day exploring the vastness of cosmic riddles.

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Astrology and the Physics of Metaphysics with Rick Levine

Join Quantum Astrologer, Rick Levine, for an exploration of modern astrology as he delves into the mysteries of time, itself. Rick will lead us on a dizzying tour through the cosmos, seen through the eyes of an astrologer, poet, and scientist. What is the mystical relationship between the physical and metaphysical realms? How does astrology work? What does quantum physics have to do with consciousness and astrology?
What does the particle-wave paradox have to do with the fate-versus-freewill question? And, what exactly is “The Great Shift?” We all have questions. Rick has some intriguing answers. And a few questions of his own.

10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Closing 

All-Faculty Panel: 
The Great Shift

During this panel, we will explore the important cycles for the months and years to come - Touching on the deeper meanings of the dramatic Jupiter/Saturn conjunction of December 2020, and other important subsequent planetary cycles.
1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Maurice Fernandez is an evolutionary astrologer and president of The Organization of Professional...
  • Kay Taylor is the education director for the Organization of Professional Astrology and author of...
  • Gemini Brett is leader in the movement to re-nature astrology by integrating our two-dimensional...
  • Anne Ortelee is certified astrologer in private practice in New York City since 2001. She is...
  • Rick Levine's philosophy is simple: Astrology is a tool for empowerment, understanding, and...
  • Kathryn Andren is founder of The Love Astrologer. Since 1997 she has been providing intuitive...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Astrology, Consciousness & the Great Shift

$315
regular
$350

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 2 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 246.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 292.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 410.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 376.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 446.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 564.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 604.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 756.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 436.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 628.00

$110.00

2 Nights Commuter Fee

If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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