Think Cosmically. Act Locally.
Putting Astrology to Work in Our Lives
October 6 -15, 2018
Bayad, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
A regular speaker for Heaven and Earth Workshops in Bali, Mexico and India, Rick is bringing his talents back to the magical tropical Island of Bali. This is Rick’s ninth weeklong astrology retreat with Heaven and Earth Workshops and will combine the best of all his previous teachings.
Imagine a full immersion astrological experience in paradise. Imagine spending eight days in an intimate setting with a small group of like-minded people exploring your individual relationship to the cosmos. Whatever level of astrological experience you may have, this special retreat with astrologer Rick Levine will deepen your knowledge of astrology, widen your understanding of the world, increase your awareness of your own patterns, and forever alter your perspective of your relationship with time.
Astrologers love to think cosmically, and Rick can be as cosmic as anyone. However, we must encounter the cosmos directly through our individual lives -- and it is in the practical realms where we will focus our attention for this workshop. We each view the world through our own natal chart, and the horoscopic chart is the basic tool of astrology. It is here where we will focus our attention. Under Rick’s guidance, we will explore the rich symbolism of astrology, delve into the depths of chart analysis, and unravel the secrets of using astrology to improve our lives and the lives of our friends, family and clients.
Astrology has long been used as a divination tool. However, modern astrologers employ astrological concepts for the purpose of improving psychological process and spiritual development.
Sometimes astrology courses are so theoretical that they don’t add anything useful to our toolbox. Sometimes lectures are so dogmatic that we would have to adopt an entirely new system to use what we've learned. This weeklong retreat will present a balanced mixture of theory and practice that aims to open participants' minds to new perspectives and to make us all better astrologers and better humans.
Take your astrology studies to the next level.
This workshop/retreat has something for everyone. Are you a beginner? This is a chance to jump in and get acquainted with the basics of reading a chart. Learn what astrology has to offer you on your path through life. Are you an intermediate student? This workshop will transform your chart analysis and lift you to the next level. Advanced? Professional? Explore new ways to reach into the lives of your clients. Join in the group process of discussion and analysis as we work our way through the natal charts of the participants.
The following curriculum is flexible enough to allow for the expressed needs and desires of the group. Accordingly, we may take a few scenic detours along the way, but the overall course material will be covered. Rick has a teaching style that connects with beginners while also bringing new ideas to the table for more advanced students.
NOTE: Beginners should have some prior knowledge of astrology. A basic working knowledge of the signs, planet and houses would be useful. Beginners will be offered a pre-workshop phone consultation to assess their skills and to recommend reading that will help the participant get up to speed in order to maximize the Bali experience.
Arrival Day - Saturday, Oct 6
Afternoon Orientation, Dinner.
Everyone is required to arrive by today, or earlier, so as to be well rested before the programme commences. Only dinner is included, other meals to be paid for individually.
Opening the circle. Introductions. An overview of retreat. Creating intentions.
Day 1 - Sunday, Oct 7: The Magic of the Natal Chart
An Introduction to the Natal Chart: What can it reveal? What can’t it reveal? What can we use it for? Initial considerations of astrology. Introduction to the basic elements of horoscopic analysis. The day’s study will include an exploration of the astrological planets, signs and houses.
Day 2 - Monday, Oct 8: The Spiritual Dimensions of Astrology
Our basic tool will still be the natal chart as we embark on a journey into the metaphysical dimensions of astrology. We will develop a new appreciation for the dance between the inner and the outer realms -- the microcosm and the macrocosm -- as we explore the relationship between spirit and matter. Under Rick’s guidance, we’ll explore our assumptions about the universe and how these assumptions impact our astrological work. We will learn why quantum physics is so important to the practice of astrology. We’ll stretch our minds through a variety of experiential techniques to alter our basic assumptions about the world and therefore alter the way we work with charts.
Day 3 - Tuesday, Oct 9: The Planets: Forces as Work
We will work our way through the planets to understand the material and spiritual components of each and what practices we can employ to use each planet on our spiritual journey. We’ll start with the Sun and the Moon, and work our way from Mercury to Pluto as the key to understanding the basic keys to the astrological archetypes.
Day 4 - Wednesday, Oct 10: Planetary Combination/ The Aspects
The individual energy of the planets combines in geometric patterns to weave a tapestry of meaning into a chart and into our lives. We will explore how planets combine energies and how to work with the various aspects. We will shift our thinking about aspects by considering the relationship between aspects and harmonics and integrating the non-physical aspects of the quintile and septile series.
Day 5 - Thursday, Oct 11: REST/OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Only breakfast will be served today, other meals to be paid for individually. We will choose a location to go to and transportation will be included. This is an optional excursion and students are free to make their own plans.
Day 6 - Friday, Oct 12: Transits
We each possess a chart that is an imprint of the moment of our birth. But the natal chart is just a jumping off point, for the planets continue to move on their appointed rounds. The relationship between the planetary movement and a natal chart is how we understand the nature of unfolding events and their timing. We will learn techniques for analyzing transits. We will explore strategies to handle our own transits, for if we cannot do that, how can we expect to help others? The ancients knew that Saturn was the gatekeeper of reality, and we will focus on the cycles of Saturn to learn about the timing of events. However, we also know that the transiting outer planets deliver various kinds of shocks as they aspect a natal chart. How do we work with these shocks? How can we place relative importance on each transit, especially since there is usually more than one happening simultaneously? What are the best practices when entering a period with lots of outer planet activity?
Day 7- Saturday, Oct 13: Astrodrama: Experiencing Astrology
Astrodrama is a very special technique that allows us to bring the cosmos down to Earth. We will use astrodrama, planetary role playing, and other powerful techniques for working with our natal horoscopes. Too often, we relate to our charts in a purely intellectual manner. Experiential Astrology moves us from words into feelings, from analysis into experience and from printed charts into our own bodies. Participants will have opportunities to directly experience and engage with aspects of their own charts and active transits as they are acted out in real time. These exercises combine astrology theory with experiential practices. Participants will have active fun while expanding their astrological awareness.
Day 8 - Sunday, Oct 14: More Astrodrama and Putting It All Together
We will continue with experiential astrology techniques, including Astrodrama. We will explore the concept of the technique of using the “Planets in your Pocket.” We will culminate with an exploration of global issues from an astrological perspective, including the now-waning Uranus-Pluto square. We’ll review the history of the Saturn-Pluto cycle and consider the next two years that lead up to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn in January of 2021. We will review some of the more important concepts from our week together as we explore where to go from here. And we’ll complete our time together by revisiting our initial stated intentions and finish with a closing circle.
This workshop will be held out our very own property, Rahasia Manis, plus at the property adjacent to ours, Hati Suci. We are located on the outskirts of a traditional Balinese village, approximately 25 minute from central Ubud, with easy access to all of its marvellous cosmopolitan offerings; galleries, restaurants, yoga
studios, and shopping. We are about an hour and a half drive from DPS airport, and an hour + to several lovely beaches. It is a steady uphill drive from all tourist areas and several degrees higher than most urban areas, with a cooler climate and far less mosquitoes. Nestled close by several of Bali’s most ancient
temples, and situated both amongst the rice terraces and jungle.
Rick Levine is a world-renowned astrologer, scholar and author. He continues to be a widely respected voice in the global astrology community, giving professional talks and seminars around the world. He has a special gift for bridging the gaps between astrology and spirituality, science and religion, the head and the heart. Rick has been sharing his astrological wisdom through Heaven and Earth Workshops in Bali, Mexico and India since 2006.
Every month, tens of thousands of astrology students from around the world view his teachings on YouTube. Rick has authored Tarot.com's authentic daily horoscopes for over 16 years, appearing on Yahoo, AOL, Huffington Post, LA Times and many other sites.
Rick Levine is a founding trustee of Kepler College, co-founder (with Jeff Jawer) of StarIQ.com and co-author of eight editions of Barnes and Noble’s annual Your Astrology Guide. He is the subject of Sacred Mystery’s DVD, Quantum Astrology: Science, Spirit, and Our Place in the Cycles of History.
In February 2018, Rick was awarded the title of “Astrologer of the Year Award” at the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology’s 28th International Astrology Conference in Kolkata, India. Levine’s articles and poems have graced the pages many magazines and websites, including The Mountain Astrologer. He is a true modern-day wizard, a net-junkie, a lover of fine red wine and is rumored to have been initiated into his astrological studies by Pythagoras, himself.
(please stay flexible, it can change)
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Morning Session
10:30 am - 11:00 am - Coffee, Tea, and Coconut break
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch Buffet
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Free time
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Afternoon Session
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm - Short Break - Refreshments are always on hand in the hall.
6:30 pm - Dinner Buffet
$2,650 - Single Occupancy
$2,150 - Shared Occupancy, (cannot be guaranteed unless you come with a roommate). We currently have one female student looking for a roommate, please email us regarding this.
$1,800 - Tuition Only - for those wishing to stay elsewhere, only the classes will be included, meals, transfers, and excursions may be paid for separately.
Workshop fees to be paid in full at the time of registration.
Full Tuition with Rick Levine for 7 Days
Accommodation for 9 Nights
9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Excursion on the Day Off - destination to be announced later
Ground transfers in Bali, (between the airport and Rahasia Manis only, no exceptions),
if arrival or departure is within 3 days before or after the actual workshop dates.
(We've been left at the altar before, so we have some trust issues!)
For ALL cancellations more than 75 days before a workshop there is a $500 cancellation fee.
For ALL cancellations 0 - 75 days before a workshop, the fee is
100% of the workshop package price.
We require that all participants have travel/health insurance to participate in any Heaven and Earth workshop. From our own experience we personally choose World Nomads. There are however many reputable companies to choose from, so we advise all participants to shop around.
Please only address questions about the actual course work with Rick, he has no involvement whatsoever with the logistical, practical, financial or organisational running of this workshop. All questions regarding these matters should be directed to Evelyn Roberts.