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Here we are on the threshold of spring! March is an exciting month for astrologers, because we have International Astrology Day, March 20th, the vernal equinox, when the Sun enters Aries. Folks around the world celebrate the vast and rich history of astrology, the art of turning to the night sky for celestial guidance and self-reflection. As above, so below! 

At the beginning of the month, Sun is still in Pisces, and at the FCEA, we are busy dreaming and imagining new Craftsperson courses. Similar to live programs Steven has done in past APs, these courses focus upon particular planets, exploring each in depth and through chart analysis. Steven is working day in and day out, creating new videos, where he reads a chart from an evolutionary perspective with a special emphasis on the chosen planet. For the Moon, we have Meryl Streep; Sun, it is Jackie Robinson. In each, Steven dives in and paints a picture of the planet’s dance in this soul’s incarnation.

If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.

 – Walt Disney

Let me provide a teaser of one of Steven’s new videos for the Craftsperson level of instruction. When we think of Pisces season in March, we think of Neptune, planet of imagination and divine inspiration, the vastness of the inner world. Co-ruler of the sign, Neptune is very strong now as the planet transits Pisces, starting in2012 exiting in 2025. In “Walt Disney, a Study in Neptune,” Steven develops our understanding of the evolutionary perspective of the planet, beyond the basic 101 level, to take FCEA students further into the journey of reading a chart holistically. 
Care as an astrological counselor requires realizing that not every client identifies with “religion” or “spirituality” in a positive way, and so to build rapport, we need to find a bridge of language to reach that client. Neptune is the ruler of filmmaking and what better example of creative, compassionate film than Bambi? Steven brings to life Walt’s chart by integrating Neptune into the bigger picture. Walt Disney’s Neptune in Cancer in the 10th house, close to his Gemini MC, suggests a need to open to the spaciousness and consciousness of a “spiritual teacher,” but in Walt’s case, we see an animation artist and storyteller. Steven asks the fundamental 10th house question of planets in this house of mission, “What part of our own nature needs to be developed to a radical degree?” Through Bambi, Walt Disney transformed our relationship with the natural kingdom. “Who after seeing Bambi, could feel good about shooting a deer?” His creative imagination created myths and symbols of our culture, symbols more nurturing and compassionate.
I hope this offers you a brief taste for Steven’s new video series. Planetary studies in depth to expand students’ skills in seeing the planet in a larger context of chart analysis. In our Piscean season this month, remember, “If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it”, the wise words of Walt Disney, Neptunian storyteller with a compassionate heart.