4. Counseling and Relationships

4.3. WR202B The Astrology of Family Patterns

Instructor: Joseph Crane

This course offers practical guidance for astrologers working with their own and clients’ family issues: parents, children, siblings, or extended relationships.

Family relationships form much of the background complexity of a person’s life: they set patterns that manifest in relationships with bosses and subordinates, close friends and intimates, and in our career and life-style choices. This course will go beyond the “nuclear family” to include a consideration of the social, ethnic, and historical contexts of family life.

Students will sample psychodynamic approaches that inform much modern astrology and systems approaches that enable an exploration of the interlocking patterns of our birth and family connections.

Students will examine parental/offspring and sibling relationships within family structures through the astrological chart. They will look at generational transmission, sibling position, and changes within the family to see how astrological indicators reflect these considerations and how they might run counter to them.

Participants are invited to share cases they have encountered in their work and to share insights from their own family experiences and their own lives.