A seven week journey into the heart’s desires of your natal Saturn. At the end of which I intend to make you fall madly in love with your Saturn and help you unearth all the gifts he has in store for you.
Of all the placements in our charts Saturn is the one that decides how satisfied with our life we are.
If we are feeling like something is missing, something we are meant to be doing but are not, that is the feedback of our natal Saturn. We may be feeling our life has no particularly meaningful purpose and we are plagued with a vague sense of missing out, like the time is relentlessly marching on yet we haven’t even figured out how to leave our mark on the world…. that too is our Saturn ringing alarm bells (while we keep pressing the snooze button).
If any of this resonates, I’d hazard a good! guess that you are not “doing” your Saturn well and that you will benefit greatly from my Winter School of Saturn.
You see, the trouble with Saturn is that, by his archetypal nature, he stands for external reality – the kind that we all consent to and share with each other. So we naturally look outside ourselves to understand what purposeful, meaningful, satisfying and successful life looks like. Which for most of us is actually not our Saturn – the Saturn that lives in our chart with all his unique signatures (aspects, house, sign). That Saturn is the only Saturn who has our best interests at heart and is our internal compass pointing us towards the most satisfying life path we should be on.
An example: discipline, consistency, daily living and working toward a distant goal are some key Saturn qualities but if you have a watery or fiery Saturn you likely will struggle embodying all/some of these qualities.
But as Saturn ALWAYS rewards our efforts to do his work, the key is to unlock the unique secrets of our very own natal Saturn.
Here are some of the questions the Winter School of Saturn will help you answer for yourself:
How can you live your life that is satisfying to you? What are your success criteria? What does success mean to you? What is your Life’s Work? How do you create and live your life with a greater sense of purpose?
Who is your own yet untapped inner Task Master? What kind of discipline is your kind of discipline? What long terms goals were you born to commit to? What legacy is meant for you only?
So, if you are vaguely – or loudly and clearly – dissatisfied with where you’re at in your life, or you feel aimless and purposeless than my Winter School is for you.
At the end of the seven weeks you will gain greater clarity about the treasures your natal Saturn holds for you and the map to get to them. And, I’d say even more importantly, my intention is to make you fall madly in love with your Saturn so that the hard work it inevitably asks of you, you will do gladly every day.
Astrologically, we will cover not just Saturn but also how its function is affected and aided by Moon & Hekate, Pluto & Mars, Chiron & Uranus and of course Neptune. And in the process, you will become more fluent in the language of your natal Saturn.
THE WINTER SCHOOL STUDY MODEL
With my – general and specific-to-you – guidance, you will be studying your own Saturn placement (sign, house, aspects, as well as some archetypes he’s not aspecting)
You will also be provided with a discounted bundle of six astrology e-cookbooks (total cost $15). Unless you have an extensive astrology library this bundle is mandatory so that I know you have the basics covered. I will also provide you with a list of recommended reading that you may choose to purchase. And any good and relevant free resources I’m aware of.
Every week, in addition to studying your Saturn as per that week’s guidance, there’ll be homework, namely, self enquiry and shadow work journaling prompts. But I also have plans for practical exercises to get you to embody your Saturn.
We will have a private group on Discord for everyone to share their key learnings about their Saturn that week. And for the particularly ambitious of you you’re also encouraged to share your relevant journal entries i.e. your shadow work. Please note that weekly shares on Discord are mandatory for any week you don’t share on our live group zoom call.
Weekly live zoom calls
Live zoom calls are a chance to be mentored by me on any questions you may have about your Saturn, astrological and shadow work related. Also, a great time for group workshop of your chart. A time too for group discussions on the Saturn themes we are working with that week; a time to share personal experiences (past and present). And a time for practising embodying and experiencing Saturn themes. The calls will be appx 2 hours long so obviously we won’t be always able to fit all of it in which is why we have Discord.
Please note, for anyone who doesn’t get to workshop their chart on the live zoom calls they need to use Discord that week, and if they’d like my astrology or shadow work mentoring they can reach out to me via email or via Discord so my mentoring is available for everyone else to learn from.
If you were my students at my Summer School you might be surprised to hear that it is not mandatory to attend the live zoom weekly calls – but Discord is whenever you miss live zoom – nor that you’re expected, if you do attend, to share or engage with others. Of course, I’d love you to, I hope you do – I think it’s incredibly valuable – but that will be completely up to you. It will be your responsibility. It is how you’ll be practising “doing” Saturn.
My intention behind this decision is that Saturn is all about solitary work and not so much about sharing and being part of a community (building a community from a far, like a boss, yes! but not as I-am-one-of-the-people). So, in this way, we are honouring Saturn in us all.
My role & commitment to you
My role is to provide strong and clear structure for your seven weeks learning journey in the form of written study materials, videos, discussion/contemplation materials, shadow work coaching questions (journaling prompts) and embodiment exercises.
Also, to facilitate, support and guide your learning – on the live calls and on Discord. I am also available directly via email for any additional shadow work or astrology support if you’re struggling with any of it. Important note: I will always steer away from interpreting your astrology for you, instead I aim to guide you to figure out your own interpretations and meanings.
And last but by no means least: SHADOW WORK
Saturn is the densest archetype in the zodiac and as such by definition will cast the thickest, darkest shadow. So take it as given that being a student in my Winter School and working with your Saturn will be basically working with your shadows.
Saturn is fear, limits, oppression, grief, separation, endings, guilt, judgement, hardness, etc., all of which is shadow-food. In other words, you need to either be comfortable with shadow work or at least confident that you have what it takes to do it. I will be providing ample guidance for shadow work but ultimately you need to be ok doing it on your own, facing your shadows without needing much support.
My role as your shadow work guide is to shine the light on your shadow and share my best tips and methods for how to integrate it. But the actual integration work is on you, and you alone.
LOGISTICS & FEES
The deadline for submitting your application is 21 December, end of day US Pacific Time. You will find the application form at the bottom of this page.
Once you’ve been accepted, you will be sent instructions for payment which will need to be made before 24 December.
The price for the school is £350 if you choose to make a one off payment OR if you prefer to pay in three instalments of £133 it is £399 (British Pounds)
Full and first payment needs to be made before 24 December 2021, second in January and third before 12 February (I am flexible to accommodate your preferred choice of January payment date)
The fee is payable only via PayPal (unless you live in the UK, then bank transfer is ok, please let me know in your application if that’s your case/preference).
After that, you will receive your Week One study materials before the end of December in preparation for our first zoom call on 8 January 2022, at 6 PM UK time. Then we meet again for six more Saturdays (Saturn days), at the same time. Our last live group call and the end of the school is on 19 Feb 2022.
What students of my Summer 2021 School said about the school value, my teaching style and the qualities I most consistently embodied:
“Maya, the study materials you wrote for us, the resources you created for us is f**king gold! Our live group calls were essential but even if the written material is offered on its own it is so valuable! I’m so excited to return to it over and over again to continue to hone my language with it.”
“Maya, the amount of time you invested, the quality of the content. value for money was through the roof! We had guaranteed direct and personal access to you weekly through the zoom calls, our private group platform and email – and you were always incredibly responsive!”
“Being able to listen deeply to the student, tuning in, picking up on just the right thing, using all your incredible Wisdom and Experience to reflect back!!!”
“Supporter. Listener. Guide. Alchemist.”
“It is amazing to have a teacher who is that quick to recognise an emerging need within the group they are leading and then act on it, as you did!”
“Vulnerability, LOVE, openness, wisdom, magic, eccentricity, uniqueness.”
“The value surpassed the price tag and I would have signed up had it have been more. The connections I made and the process it took me through is something I really could not put a price tag on.”
“Passion when sharing your knowledge, great dedication, willingness to change and adapt, punctuality, consistency in all that you do, a heartfelt warmness for all of us and our journey with you. And so much more. Thank you!!”
“OMG, the feedback you gave me on my video share was precious! I felt understood and guided.”
“I felt and saw how much love and thought you put into every week’s study material. It will remain one of my favourite courses to go back to!”
“The way you feedback has me feeling cared for and seen, which helps me feel safer and braver to share myself.”
“Wow. How to even begin. I feel so utterly grateful for this container that you created for us all to blossom and grow into. Words will honestly never do it justice.”