If you could be God, what kind of God would you be? The Sun represents the Self, but Jupiter represents the Divine Being that the Self was created in the image of. The planet of morals, justice, and plenty, Jupiter’s horoscope placement shapes our expectations of good fortune and higher purpose. Join us for:
Christopher Renstrom: What Kind of God Are You? A Workshop About the Astrological Jupiter
Sept 23 2017, Workshop 1-5PM
Fort Mason, Bldg. C, Rm 230
SPECIAL OFFER FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRANTS:
You’ll be entered in a raffle to win a hard bound, out of print copy of Christopher’s book, Ruling Planets, filled with over 300 illustrations.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Jupiter is the planet of good fortune in Astrology. He is often depicted in medieval and renaissance art as a wealthy patron dropping coins into the dish of a supplicant. All of our notions of plenty are connected to Jupiter. If we are blessed with good fortune in our lives then it must be because we have done good deeds. We are being rewarded for being virtuous, noble, and devout. Our equation of money with success comes from this model. How many mega churches see wealth as a sign of God’s favor? How many politicians have told us that if we would only put our faith in the wealthy and their ability to make money then their coins will wind up clanking in our upheld dishes?
Moral judgments are connected to Jupiter. If things are going well for you in life you must be doing something right, but it things aren’t going well for you then you must have done something wrong. Bad luck can’t just be bad luck. Maybe you kicked a Buddha in a past life, have a negative outlook on the world, or you’re in desperate need of character building. We make up reasons to explain away the bad because we don’t want it to upset our belief in the good and just world that is lit by Jupiter. Better to demonize the less fortunate than to believe that there could be gaps in Jupiter’s providence.
So does good fortune and favor make you a good person?
Will a strong Jupiter in your horoscope inspire you to share the wealth or will it make you double down on guarding what’s yours from grabby hands?
Will a weak Jupiter make you feel like you’ve been handed the short end of the stick and will this make you angry and jealous or will it make you more charitable and giving because you know what it’s like to be bent under the wheel?
These are some of the questions that we will be pondering in WHAT KIND OF GOD ARE YOU?
Join us for a thought provoking workshop with Christopher Renstrom.
Light refreshments provided. Please arrive early to claim a good seat, and especially if you’d like to meet other astrology enthusiasts.
All attendees are invited to gather after the workshop with Christopher at The Interval at Fort Mason (next to Green’s) for mingling and munchies.
Early Bird Advance Registration (Ends Midnight Sept. 17):
NCGR Member: $40; NON-MEMBER: $50
Register Sept 18 to Sept 23 and at the Door:
NCGR Member: $50; NON-MEMBER: $60
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. Renstrom has been a practicing astrologer since 1985. Renstrom currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeanne Dixon) and SFGate.com. He created the horoscope column for ALLURE magazine (Conde Nast publications), his “Renstrom’s Horoscopes” were carried on Verizon, Sprint, and AllTel, and he conceived and developed Ask the Astrologer for LifetimeTV.com. Most recently he was voted Best Astrologer by City Weekly’s Best of Utah 2012 and then again in 2013. Renstrom regularly appears on radio and television. He also lectures about the history of Astrology in America, which is his specialty, and runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country.