We live in an age in which the natural transitions of life have become obscure and fragmented. We no longer acknowledge our major rites of passage. We are influenced by both a youth obsessed culture and unprecedented time pressure. Childhood has become shorter, the distinction between adolescence and adulthood has been lost, and we completely ignore the transition from adult to elder. Astrology offers a wise and useful guide to understanding life’s transitions and, most importantly reinvesting them with meaning. In this presentation we will examine the passages that are being lost to us, and rediscover how they illuminate the ages and stages of our lives.
Julie Simmons is a Toronto-based astrologer with clients all over the world. She has been in practice since the mid 1970s. She emphasizes the connection between astrology, mythology and psychology. She is the author of Earned Wisdom: Becoming an Elder in Times of Chao; Astrology’s Twelve Great Myths and Passion Signs. To learn more about Julie, visit her website: www.juliesimmons.ca