“We’re going to let go of 36 years of karma.” Mount Shasta astrologer offers study groups
A Mount Shasta man is opening his astrology business for monthly study groups to offer individual advice and to discuss world events.
Headlines and Horoscopes meets evenings on the second Wednesday of each month at astrologer Glenn Kaufmann's Mount Shasta Boulevard home. Groups include up to 12 people who gather at a social distance for astrological observations, education and application, Kaufmann said.
Cost to attend is $15 per person.
Economic woes during the pandemic is one of the reasons Kaufmann started offering groups and daily drop-ins, he said.
Getting a basic reading and astrological chart done for a beginner requires two hours of preparation and a 90-minute session with the client, for which he charges $235. “A lot of people can’t afford that,” Kaufmann said.
Another reason is some people already know their chart and just want further study, he said. His groups work well for intermediate and advanced students who already had their charts done.
As with Kaufmann’s other astrology appointments, those who attend need to share personal information including where they were born and their birthdate down to the time of day, if possible, he said.
The former saxophone player and singer said he chose to become a “musician of the soul” when he was in his early 20s.
Kaufmann, 63, practiced astrology for almost a decade in other parts of the country before he settled in Mount Shasta in 1988.
““Think of life as a river. Astrology shows you the map of the river,” he said.
His specialty is observing correlations between world events and astrological phenomena, Kaufmann said. Every year around Jan.1, he does a major forecast on social media and on his website.
He knew 2020 would be a landmark year, he said.
Every time Saturn and Pluto are aligned as seen from the Earth (every 36 years), we’ve had major pandemics, he said. “We’re going to let go of 36 years of karma” — get a fresh start. "People need to let negative thoughts, fears and let hidden things go, or they will have to carry them for the next 36 year cycle."
Also Uranus went into Taurus in 2018 and won’t leave until 2025. “When that happens, we have food shortages, supply line disruptions, droughts,” he said.
Uranus takes 84 years to go around the sun.
The last time it was in Taurus was in the late 1930s to early 1940s, he said. “Some of the worst hunger on the planet was during that time.”
The next session of Headlines and Horoscopes meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 14. Attendees should bring their charts and to observe good social distancing practices. Call ahead to check for space at 859-1294,
Group limits will swell from 12 to 50 once warm weather rolls in and he can host groups on his patio, Kaufmann said.
For more information contact Astrology House at 620 South Mount Shasta Blvd., call 859-1294, email email@example.com or go to www.mountshastaastrologer.com. Kaufmann offers free lessons and forecasts on Facebook and YouTube at https://bit.ly/3m0pRaG.
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