The Experience

Your Inner Cosmology

An astrological journey through your birth chart

Your life has a road map. Your birth chart.

We are made of stardust. We are both from the earth, and the heavens and this dual nature meet in our birth charts. As above, so below. As within, so without. We are both citizens of earth, but we also have our piece of the heavens, and it lives within us – in our birth charts.

Astrology is an ancient symbolic language that is both fascinating, complex, poetic, but also enigmatic. Like any language, we have to start with its foundational elements to help us make sense of how it comes together.

Understanding the basic blocks of this ancient symbolic language will not only help you understand yourself better, get acquainted with your life’s roadmap and compass, but also make sense of what is unfolding in the world.

The Cosmic Play – An Astrological Primer

Astrology is very multi-layered, and your birth chart is like a cosmic country with its unique culture. It can be very overwhelming to make sense of how it comes together. But there’s no reason to fret. The goal of this workshop is to bring it down to the foundational ingredients to help you see how it all comes together.

Understanding your birth chart is an empowering experience that will help you develop your gifts further, approach your growing edges with confidence, and it even helps improve your relationship with others. By the end of the day, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of the potent life compass you carry within, as revealed by your birth chart.

Some of the foundational pieces explored will be planets, signs, and the astrological houses. You will get the worksheets to help you with the material, and a copy of your birth chart. What you need to have ready for the workshop is your birth date, time and place of birth, and also curiosity.

What to expect from our time together…

Upon signing up for the workshop, we will need your birth data information, so that we can have your birth chart ready for you. Our time together will be structured around exploring the poetics of astrology.

The first part of the day will be focused on exploring the twelve signs of the zodiac and how each one has its unique gifts to bring into the world. Then we will cover the role the planets play and how they relate to each other.

After a lunch break, we will focus on the astrological houses and how it comes together in your birth chart. Additionally, we will explore the North Node in your birth chart, which is the crucial element in highlighting what is your purpose in this life.

What’s included?

Handouts, worksheets and a copy of your birth chart. Bring your own journal to take notes and write down your insights. Come in your comfortable clothes, so that you feel cozy and ready to absorb all this cosmic knowledge.

Registration also includes beverage service, and snacks. We will break for lunch midday– bringing your own. There is a full kitchen on-site with refrigerator and stove, but no microwave.

The Guide

Your Guide for the Day

Vanessa Couto
Artist + Archetypal Astrologer

Vanessa Couto is an archetypal astrologer, cosmic storyteller, artist, and teacher. In her work, she focuses on helping her clients midwife their big why, their soul’s purpose in their work in the world – their right livelihood.

She weaves archetypal astrology, depth psychology, and mythology to help you see the big picture of how your soul’s purpose is deeply intertwined in your life and work. Her work is about helping you claim and express all the spokes of your life’s wheel.

In her past life, she taught English as a foreign language in Brazil, Portuguese in NYC, and spent many years in corporate America.  She has an MA in TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from NYU and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two communicative cats.

Her core belief is that we are all midwives to each other’s dreams.

Where & When

Welcome to Our Fave Place to Hang

This workshop is held at our SODO (South of Downtown) Seattle location, affectionately known as Souldust Studio. We are a hop, skip & a jump from CenturyLink Field, easily accessible from the Link light rail Stadium Station. There is plenty of nearby parking (we try to avoid game days). Address and details on how to get to the Studio will be provided upon registration.

Workshop begins at 10:00 AM and ends around 4:00 PM. We ask everyone to arrive 10 minutes before a workshop start time, so that we can all begin promptly together.

Accessibility. We are in one of the older buildings in the city, and thus are a third floor walk-up. There is an old-school freight elevator available as needed. There are  entrances to the building that have no stairs/steps.

"Your path is illuminated by a road-map of stars."

Ambika Devi

Ready to Explore?

Yay! This workshop has limited space, so we encourage you to claim your spot early. The workshop is open to adults over 18 of all gender identities.

Registration is $125 per person.

Please note all sales are final. Registrations are transferable but non-refundable, so please be sure before signing up. You can read the full cancellation policy in our Products & Services Terms of Use.

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