Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Avenue, Albany 94706
FIXED STAR DOUBLE HEADER: The Big 7 and 15 Magical Stars of Hermes
Fixed Stars & the Ptolemaic Cosmos
The ancient Geocentric conception of the Universe had 7 planetary spheres with the fixed stars residing above these, and thus closer to God (who dwelled in the Highest Heaven). Therefore fixed stars were seen as one indicator of eminence or rise to high position. But from this height, the person could become “star-struck” (αστροβολητος, “astroboletos”) and overpowered by the star, resulting in a downfall.
We’ll take a look at the “Big 7” stars that you should look for in every chart, and some celebrity examples of these.
Working with the 15 Magical Stars of Hermes
Classical texts tell us that the mythical Hermes Trismegistus is the source for the magical tradition of the “Behenian” stars. Spanning most of the Zodiac signs, each of these stars has an associated glyph or sigil, stone and herb which facilitate the transfer and fixation of its volatile celestial energies into earthly forms. These are typically used to create protective amulets or talismans designed to promote a particular outcome.
Experience has taught Gary that these 15 stars act as a group, and anyone with a natal planetary connection to one of them can possibly learn to use the others. We’ll see examples and stories of successful magic from working with these stars and look ahead for future opportunities.
Light refreshments provided. Please arrive early, especially if you’d like to mingle with fellow astro-enthusiasts.
Location: East Bay, Albany Community Center, Rm 2, 1249 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Free Parking, BART accessible via North Berkeley or El Cerrito Stations
Saturday Sept. 28, 4 hours – 2pm to 6pm
Early Bird Rates EXTENDED: Ends Midnight, Sept. 26
NCGR Member: $40; Non-Member $50
Register Sept. 27, 28 or at the Door:
NCGR Member: $50; Non-Member $60
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Gary P. Caton is a transdisciplinary astrologer who maintains an active sacred relationship with the living Sky as his temple. Initiated an astrologer by a magnificent dream in 1993, Gary has since become an accomplished and sought after stargazer, astro-photographer, writer, lecturer and consultant. Gary is the author of Hermetica Triptycha: The Mercury Elemental Year, and host of the popular Hermetic Astrology Podcast.
Gary’s website: www.DreamAstrologer.com
Don’t miss Gary as he makes a special visit to the Bay Area!