Astrology is the study of the relationship between the relative positions of certain celestial bodies and life here on earth. Because the word astrology comes from the Greek words astron, meaning ‘star' and logos, meaning ‘word', we can literally translate astrology to mean the language of the stars. A language and practice that has developed over thousands of years by numerous cultures around the world since its earliest recorded beginnings in the third millennium BC. There are numerous elements, calculations and interpretations that need to be made in order to be able to figure out different things in someone's life.
In this course, we will explore astrology, and how it can impact your daily life. We'll discuss some basic terminology, symbols, the twelve signs of the zodiac, the planets, and elements.
About the teacher:
Kali Meister is an award-winning writer, actor, and filmmaker. She served as the Jack E. Reese Writer in Residence of the University of Tennessee Libraries for 2008-2009. She holds the MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and a BA in Psychology from University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Meister prides herself on being a true cross-genre writer and eclectic artist and individual. She has had original poems, short stories, essays, news features, non-fiction works published in various anthologies and literary reviews, and she also works as an actress, activist, spiritual healer, and teacher. Her first full-length play was one of six featured finalists of the 2010 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. Meister, primarily a confessional writer, is an outspoken survivor of sexual violence and an activist who campaigns for the recovery and safety of all sexual assault, child abuse, incest, and violent trauma survivors. She is a co-founder of She Wonder Productions. She Wonder's primary mission is creating films and film opportunities that strengthen the image of what it is to be female; its short films have been official selections of The Knoxville 24 Hour FIlm Festival, The Secret City Film Festival, and The Knoxville Horror Film Fest. In 2010 Meister formed Wifi: Knoxville (Women in the Film Industry: Knoxville), a social group focused on local women who work in all aspects of the film industry, offering its 260 members networking, employment, and educational opportunities in all things film.