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Adventures in Planetland: Planets, Aspects, and Families (ONLINE via Zoom)

March 31, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Adventures in Planetland: Planets, Aspects, and Families is a seminar series focusing on the relationships between planets in your own chart, and the relationships between people close to you as seen through astrology.

Aspects are geometric relationships between planets. They describe dynamic tensions, harmonious support, and opposing forces in a person’s life. They integrate the individual components of a chart into a coherent picture of a whole person.

In these seminars, we’ll look first at the significance of number as a guide to the meaning of aspect geometry. Then we’ll begin to look at individual aspects between planets, and then move to consider more complex aspect patterns.

We’ll practice interpreting aspects first by looking at our own charts. Then we’ll look at the charts of friends and family members, better to understand how aspects work.

Prerequisites: This series builds on our first seminar series on the elements, planets, signs, and houses, and you’ll need a basic understanding of those factors. We’ll need your birth date, place, and time when you register for the seminar. Plan to come with chart data for friends and family members, too.

Cost: $45 for the entire series. Please call Illuminations at 319-775-0117 to pay in advance of the first seminar.

Class Dates: Wed Mar 24th; Wed Mar 31st; Wed Apr 7th

These seminars will be presented via Zoom video conference. All you need to join is a computer with a webcam or a mobile device and a copy of the free Zoom software (https://zoom.us) You don’t need a Zoom account to join; you only need an installed copy of the Zoom software for your computer or mobile device. If you’re joining using a mobile device, please install the app either from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.

Register Here: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/IHALHK/classes. You will receive an email in advance of the first seminar with instructions on how to join the call.

Looking forward to exploring astrology with you!



Starting my study before I was a teenager, I’ve been immersed in astrology for more than fifty years. I’ve developed software professionally for almost forty years, and my passion is combining computerized techniques with natal astrology and the study of planetary cycles and how they affect us in the world. My book, Beyond 2012: Planetary Cycles and World History, looks at these major planetary cycles and their effects on war, revolution, and economic shifts. I’m delighted to be teaching here in Cedar Rapids, where I live with my husband, John Schwartzkopf.

Tom Sidebottom


March 31, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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