Explore the dance of fate and destiny, and decode the clues of the daimon in your astrological birth chart to help guide your path.
Begins May 16th 2021
A calling to paint, write, dance, sing, travel, teach…? Whatever you’ve felt, and whether you’ve followed that call or not, that is the work of your personal daimon.
The daimon goes by many names and guises. For some, it’s their Holy Guardian Angel. For others, it’s their calling. Others see it as trickster, or worse, a demon.
In this 12-week online program, we explore the cultural variations on the Daimon, its origins and why it’s been so sought after (intellectually, spiritually or otherwise) for thousands of years.
We’ll focus on the use of astrology to understand the personal Daimon, identify your own daimonic experiences, and discover the spirit of your personal Daimon. In addition, we will look at several other techniques and ancient methods to communicate with your Daimon.
If you’ve been aching to learn more about the guiding force in your life, and feel ready to dive deeper into this exploration of the self, spirit and beyond… then I’d love to invite you to this journey with me.
This is a comprehensive online program and ongoing inquiry into a world that has captivated me for several years. The result of studying the subject of the daimon, across time and culture, in myth and philosophy, in religion and astrology, has culminated in this 12-week program.
When you enroll, you become part of a growing community of curious likeminds, individuals across the world who are uniting in the call of their personal daimons. Each week we will meet on Zoom, and over the course of an hour, I’ll take you into the realm of the imaginal, the fantastical, the daimonic.
You’ll also receive technical classes on the astrology of the daimon, which build successively on each other. If you’re already of the stars, this will further deepen your understanding of fate, destiny and the role of choice in your life and how it reveals itself in your birth chart.
The aim of this program is to help you become better acquainted (or reacquainted!) with the guiding force you came into this world with, as well as helping you to remember who you are and what you agreed to live in this lifetime. In achieving this, we are infinitely better equipped to meet the slings and arrows of fortune.
The call of the daimon shows itself in a multitude of ways. As a child, you might have had an obsession with a particular book or activity. As a teen, maybe you fought against what your parents or teachers drove you towards. In more recent years, maybe it has shown itself as a mysterious illness, a lethargy, a resentment… the pains of a daimonic call gone unanswered.
Regardless, you know something is calling you towards a particular path, and your curiosity (how it often speaks to us) will not leave you alone. If you feel the call has led you here, then this program could very well be the next step along that path.
In this class, we’ll explore the role of the daimon in the creative process, regardless of whether you have ever lifted a paintbrush. Creativity isn’t an exclusive trait: this is for everyone who has ever had an idea and seen it through to manifest reality.
In this class, we turn to the theology of the daimon, and try to find a place for it in our belief systems. We take inspiration from a variety of cultures and spiritual practices to explore our relationship with the personal daimon, and what it means for our relationship with the Divine.
Next, we explore the dark side of the daimon, from what happens when we ignore its call, to what happens when we follow it blindly. We explore the confusion between the daimon and the demon, and why our ancestors may have made this mistake.
Finally, we take a look at different influential figures in history and tales of their encounters with the daimonic, in the hope to learn from them.
To introduce the following classes on astrological techniques that can point to the fingerprints of the daimon in our lives, we will first take an in-depth look at the theory that grounds the daimon in the practice of astrology, and it’s rich cultural and historical roots.
The aim of this class is to get us thinking about fate and destiny, fortune and daimon, and our own ability to make virtuous choices.
A beginners-level understanding of astrology will be helpful for the astrology classes (the meaning of the planets, houses and signs, as well as an understanding of planetary dignities.) Please email me if you have any questions about this.
For those who just need some reminders, I have created a downloadable PDF guide, which will serve as a quick reference guide for looking up what planet is at home in what sign, bound rulers and much more!
This guide is totally FREE and you will receive it when you enroll!
In the first of our astrology classes, we will look at Daimon’s other half, Tyche a.k.a. Fortune. This will provide a foundation to build upon as we explore further techniques.
We will also take an in-depth look at the places (houses) of good and bad daimon, the 11th and the 12th, studying chart examples as we go.
In this class, we will go further into the astrology of the daimon, as we take a look at the Lots of Daimon and Fortune, exploring their origin and esoteric meaning.
We will look at a range of interpretations of the lots, and see practical ways of applying this technique in looking at our own birth charts.
The next two classes will be focussed around a more advanced technique, known as Zodiacal Releasing.
We will explore this as a way to understand the “calendar of the daimon” and take time to apply this technique, again using our own charts as a reference.
Our final two astrology classes will culminate in identifying the spirit of the daimon in our birth charts. We will explore ancient techniques, identifying the oikodespotes, or Master of the Nativity, as well as the kurios, or Lord of the Nativity; and contemplate which (if any) of these planets can tell us about our personal daimons. Again, chart examples will be used throughout!
One concern many of us have before undertaking a course of any kind is: do I have time and space for this in my life?
This course has been designed to – ideally – permeate into your whole life. If attended to consciously, it will open up questions, ideas, possibilities and insights about your past, present and future. Questions will be answered, but ideally, many more will be formed than I or anyone else can help you with.
The way to make the most out of this course is to set aside 1–2 hours a week (classes will be between 60–90 minutes, max.) And commit, wholeheartedly, to your relationship with the daimon.
If you can’t attend class live because of time zone differences or other commitments, you can still take part by watching the recordings, which you will have unlimited access to.
My only recommendation would be to try to watch each video within one week from the live class. You might set aside a set time each week that works for you, ideally in a comfortable environment free from distractions. Bring a notepad and pen to catch any ideas / daimon whisperings before they float away.
Half of this program does not require an astrological background. The other half… well, it would help to have some basic knowledge of the meaning of the planets, the signs, the houses, aspects and dignities. If you do not have this background already, you can still get a lot out of the course, but you may find the astrological content overwhelming.
I’ll be supplying you with a PDF guide that will remind you of the meanings of the planets, signs and houses and some other key elements that will be helpful during the course. And I’ll always be available to answer your questions!
I mostly practice traditional or “Hellenistic” astrology. This course will be following ancient theory and techniques as closely as possible, which means you will be using the Whole Sign house system, and the traditional 7 planets.
I have studied under Acyuta-bhava Das and Chris Brennan, and am certified by both in Ancient/Hellenistic Astrology and Electional and Horary Astrology.
Astrology is consistently embedded into my daily life, and I also offer astrology readings.
Yes! Please email me to tell me about your circumstances, and I’ll see what we can do: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes will be held on Zoom. To join a Zoom meeting, all you need is the invite URL or meeting ID, which I will send you before the course begins and before each class. You do not need a Zoom login to join class, all you need is that meeting URL or ID.
That said, if you want to download the Zoom app, on your phone/tablet/desktop, you can do so here.
You don’t need to have your video on, but I do like to see your faces! I will also be open to taking questions via the chat box or via audio.
Yes you can! Replays will be sent to you via Google Drive the following day. You do not need a Google account to download them, and they are free for you to keep. I only ask that you respect my work and don’t share recordings with people outside of the program.
Classes will be held every Sunday at 3pm UK time for 12 weeks from May 16th. Convert to your timezone here.
If for any reason I cannot make it, class will be pushed back by a week, and you will be notified as soon as possible.
The core class content will be no more than 60 minutes, but I will be around to answer questions for up to 30 minutes after each class.