Starry Wonder Classes

Buffalo’s First Mindfulness Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10am-4pm at the Buffalo Grand Hotel. On September 28, 2019, The Mindfulness Alliance will host its inaugural Uplift Buffalo event, WNY’s first Mindfulness Festival. Featuring world-renowned mindfulness teacher and New York Times-bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, this all day event will celebrate our region’s inner and outer revitalization and help expand our perceptions about social change.

Experience 40+ wellness related vendors, expert teachers guiding mindfulness techniques throughout the day, a Learning Center, a Kids Corner, arts-based offerings, book sales, food truck fancies and more!
Experience the revolutionary wave and become a pioneering supporter of the mindfulness movement in Western New York!

To register – https://www.themindfulnessalliance.org/festival.html

  • Starry Wonder will be in attendance and hosting a booth for mini astrology-based mindfulness classes. We will focus on lunar cycles (new, full moons, etc) as well planetary and zodiacal elemental qualities (hot, cold, dry, etc) and introductory applied astrological awareness of them.
  • Classes will run in rotating 30 minute increments through the day. Mini Moon-Magic readings will be available for purchase as well.

Holland Central School District Community Education Fall 2019 Program

To register – https://sites.google.com/view/hollandeastauroracommunityed/fall-catalog-2019

  • 1 | Astrology 101 – Monday October 7, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Holland Elementary room 31

Reconnect with natural cycles in our skies and learn introductory astrological concepts and begin to discover the Starry story of YOU! At the moment of birth, our Starry journey begins and the position of the planets and stars offer a roadmap as a guide, specific to each of us. Discover the natural wonder of the skies above and the unique story it reflects back to each of us, below. I will introduce you to the basic concepts in Astrology to begin your Starry journey! You will learn about the 12 signs of the Zodiac, the 12 Houses in a chart, the planets and Sun, Moon and stars as well as key aspects made between the celestial bodies and the stories they tell. Additionally, I will provide a brief introduction to how Astrology can be used as a helpful daily companion through the use of different types of charting and forecasting methods such as Transit, Progressed, Lunar and Solar Return charts. Participants will receive an Astrology keyword/reference document of all the concepts discussed. No prior knowledge of Astrology is necessary.

  • 2 | Astrology of our Life Cycle – *date to be announced

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Holland Elementary room 31

The terrible two’s, teenage rebellion, the “27” club and the mid-life crisis (to name a few)… why do these time periods in our lives present in the form of commonly-shared conditions and what does Astrology have to do with it? During this class, you will learn the Astrology of our life cycle and how significant astrological experiences occur for each of us at certain ages. We all experience the same Astrological aspects during certain periods in our life. These experiences then translate into the classic conditions at each stage in our life cycle. We will explore each of these conditions in the life cycle and the Astrology behind it. Class participants will receive an astrological life cycle handout of the concepts discussed in class, as well as an Astrology keyword/reference handout. No prior knowledge of Astrology is necessary.

  • 3 | Eclipse Astrology – Monday October 21, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Holland Elementary room 31

Why did so many of our ancestors fear, worship and construct architecture, in reverence to Solar and Lunar eclipses? During this class, you will learn about the Astrology of both a Solar and Lunar eclipse and its respective astrological tendencies. You will also learn about the corresponding “eclipse points” that you were born under and how that may likely manifest throughout your life, moving you away from certain life experiences and drawing your more near others. Also, you will learn examples of how an eclipse can be seen and play out in the charts of some well-known people. Class participants will receive an eclipse reference handout of the concepts discussed in class, as well as an Astrology keyword/reference handout. No prior knowledge of Astrology is necessary.

  • 4 | Moon Magic – Monday October 28, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Holland Elementary room 31

Reconnect with our ancestors and their traditions by learning how to live by the Moon. Learn about the astrology of the Moon’s monthly eight phase cycle (New Moon through Balsamic Moon phases) and how to align your emotional and energetic investments to maximize opportunities in your daily life. During this class, you will learn the astrology about the specific Moon you were born under. Also, you will learn how the different Moon phases and Zodiac signs (Aries through Pisces) affect daily activities so you can plan ahead and make the most of the Moon’s Magic each month. In addition to the eight Moon phases and twelve Zodiac signs, you will also learn about the Moon’s monthly movements through each of the four elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) and three energetic modes (Cardinal, Fixed, Changeable) adding deeper layers to your lunar living. No previous astrology or astronomy experience necessary.

Tarot and Astrology: A match made in the Heavens

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  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – 6-8pm: Tarot and Astrology introductions, origins, and program objectives
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – 6-8pm: Major Arcana and Astrology correspondences, applied understanding
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – 6-8pm: Minor Arcana and Astrology correspondences, applied understanding
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – 6-8pm: Court Cards and Astrology correspondences, applied understanding
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 6-8pm: Tarot and Lunar cycle correspondences
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 6-8pm: Tarot spreads and Astrology Charts, applications
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – 6-8pm: Mindset, Full Tarot spread and Astrology chart examples
  • Course hosted by Divination Station (Elizabeth Whitacre) and Starry Wonder (Elizabeth Ryba) and will be held at Divination Station @ 2740 Main St, Buffalo.