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DIGITAL EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

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Chiron and the Healing Journey

(3rd edition - major revision)

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With the discovery of Chiron, a new dimension was opened in our understanding

of how astrology reflects the soul’s journey of awakening.

This book is an indispensable reference for those who seek to understand Chiron’s meaning in the horoscope. Melanie Reinhart’s work demonstrates a rare combination of careful research, innovative thinking, thoughtful cultural commentary and inspired interpretation, as she explores the archetype of the Wounded Healer or Shaman.

 

"Suffering is present in everyone’s life, but relating with wisdom and compassion to our own experience turns ‘poison into medicine’. Thus we develop the awareness which both accompanies and also initiates new stages of our spiritual journey."

 

Chiron, once a celestial anomaly, is now in a class of its own. In the 1990s, exciting astronomical discoveries yielded a new category of objects - 'The Centaurs'. Chiron is considered the prototype of this group which comprises the short-orbit comets that cross the paths of the planets from Saturn through to Neptune.  The symbolism is perfect, as Chiron is that luminous thread of consciousness which links different levels of the inner and outer dimensions of our human experience, helping us make sense of our suffering in a deeply personal way, and thus to release our attachment to it.

This book has accompanied the healing journey of thousands of people all over the world, and has been translated into six languages. Considered by many working astrologers as the definitive original text on the subject, this book gives detailed, thoroughly researched information on Chiron's astronomy and mythology, its placement through the houses and signs, as well as aspects to the major planets. New material which features in this edition includes discussion of the process of the 'Chiron Return' which occurs at age 50, an expanded review of Chiron as representing our current 'Zeitgeist', and extensive material on the astronomical picture.

 

 

Italian language edition:

Saturno, Chirone e i Centauri

 

Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs: To the Edge and Beyond

REVISED printed edition now available (see below for digital editions or click here)

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Revisions include:

 

i) Major update of all technical information, with computations courtesy of Dieter Koch, master programmer.

ii) List of Ingresses: Chiron, Pholus and Nessus 1800-2050.

iii) The story of the synchronous events around the naming of Nessus.

iv) New diagrams.

v) Ephemeris of Chiron, Pholus and Nessus 1920 - 2049.

vi) Orbital data of Pluto, Chiron, Pholus and Nessus 1900 - 2100.

Melanie's ground breaking work on Chiron helped open the eyes of the astrological world to its importance in understanding individual and collective experiences of suffering, and the potential for distilling wisdom and healing from those situations which cause us the greatest pain. In this volume, she explores both the importance of Saturn as the boundary between individual and collective realities, and also offers exciting new insights about Chiron and the 'Centaurs', small objects lying between the orbits of Saturn and Pluto. These 'messengers' from deep space refer to experiences of transpersonal reality, and act as energies of integration. Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs offers an intuitive perspective, backed up by case material, in lively seminar format.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

The material in 'Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs' is now available as two 'stand-alone' digital books,

each containing one of the two seminars in the printed edition, above.

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An exploration of Saturn, with special emphasis on the Saturn-Neptune 'signature'.

Whether you are new to astrology, or a seasoned pro, you will find something inspirational just for you in this book.

 

Printed edition - support your usual local bookseller!

 

Material on Saturn, Lord of time, structure, manifestation and the preservation of what has already been established. Traditional meanings of Saturn are explored in the context of our contemporary condition of rapid change, and how this affects our relationship with Saturn.This book is a transcript of a live seminar given in London while Saturn was in Pisces, and the themes covered will illuminate this 'signature', as well as deepen your general understanding of Saturn in aspect to Neptune. If your astrological chart has these planets in aspect, or you were born with Saturn in Pisces, Saturn in the 12th house or Neptune in the 10th house, you will relate in a particularly intimate way to the material. 

The interface between individual and collective is explored in a variety of ways. Mythological images discussed include the Greek gods Kronos and Pan, Parsifal and the Fool, and the processes of Alchemy and Karma. The traditional domicile of Saturn is reviewed, its transit cycle is explored in detail, and the final section includes discussion of Saturn's position through the 12 houses.

First published in 1996 by the CPA Press as part of their seminar series, this book contains the edited transcript of a seminar which was part of the Diploma programme of the Centre for Psychology Astrology in London. It was originally published under the title "To the Edge and Beyond: Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs", together with material on Chiron and the Centaurs. This is a stand-alone version of the first transcription, specifically oriented to the Saturn-Neptune signature. In preparing this new edition, extensive revision was avoided, to allow the material to retain the freshness of the spoken word, as in the original edition. 

       
   

Specially for those interested in Chiron and the Centaurs Pholus and Nessus ...

 

No print edition as yet, but watch this space

 

Melanie's ground breaking work on Chiron helped open the eyes of the astrological world to its importance in understanding individual and collective experiences of suffering, and the potential for distilling wisdom and healing from those experiences and situations which cause us the greatest pain. In this volume, she offers exciting new insights about Chiron and the 'Centaurs', small objects lying between the orbits of Saturn and Pluto. These 'messengers' from Pluto's realm in deep space refer to experiences of transpersonal reality, and act as energies of integration, referencing both the ancestral and prenatal domains of experience. An intuitive perspective, backed up by case material, in lively seminar format.

 

 

First published in 1996 by the CPA Press as part of their seminar series, this book contains the edited transcript of a seminar which was part of the Diploma programme of the Centre for Psychology Astrology in London. It was originally published under the title "To the Edge and Beyond: Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs", together with material on Saturn (digital edition now published separately - see above). This is a stand-alone version of the second transcription, specifically oriented to the exploration of new material on Chiron and the Centaurs Pholus and Nessus. In preparing this new edition, extensive revision was avoided, to allow the material to retain the freshness of the spoken word, as in the original edition. Technical material has been extensively updated by master programmer Dieter Koch - see the printed edition of 'Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs', above, for more detail.

 

Incarnation filler

Incarnation: The Four Angles and the Moon's Nodes

Out of print ... Revised edition due from Starwalker Press.

This volume explores the two fundamental axes which refer to our incarnation in the world -- the Angles and the Nodes of the Moon.

Like other factors of the birth chart, their meaning covers many dimensions, inner and outer.

The Four Angles takes the reader on a journey round the angles, considering their element, mode, and accompanying natal and transiting planets, as well

as giving an illuminating presentation of the astronomy. Traditional interpretations of their meaning and symbolism are augmented by the fresh and original perspectives characteristic of Melanie's teaching style, which focuses on evoking personal insight as much as conveying information or technique. There is

also a guided imagery exercise which can be followed by the reader, designed to further personalize and deepen the material.
The Moon's Nodes contemplates basic principles by considering the interrelationship of the Sun, Moon, and Earth in space. Established ideas about the interpretation of the Nodes are reviewed and sometimes challenged. The imagery of the dragon is considered, along with Draconic astrology, a case study; the psychological processes connected with eclipses are discussed. This book will inspire fresh understanding for new and experienced students alike.

 

Order translations online:

German (in two volumes):
Die Hauptachsen im Horoskop

(The Angles of the Horoscope) | Amazon DE
Die Mondknoten

(The Moon's Nodes) | Amazon DE

Dutch: Incarnatie

 


The Mars Quartet filler

The Mars Quartet:Four Seminars on the Astrology of the Red Planet

Lynn Bell, Darby Costello, Liz Greene, Melanie Reinhart

These seminars explore the many facets of Mars, an astrological symbol often misunderstood. In the present world climate, it is particularly important to consider this most instinctive and fundamental human urge. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars is usually associated with aggression and violence, and in medieval astrology was perceived as "malefic"  - the bringer of disaster. But without the energy and motivation of Mars, we become passive victims of life, unable to defend ourselves or stand up for what we believe in. Each seminar explores Mars from a different perspective on learning to work with Mars consciously and creatively. The book will be an eye-opener for anyone interested not only in astrology, but also in human psychology, and the compulsions which drive individuals and whole societies to act with aggression towards each other.

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