Upcoming Events

Ongoing: Soulful Community Circle at the Cunning Crow Apothecary in Seattle

Every other Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm, you’ll find me leading the Soulful Circle which offers a chance to join in community to deepen your cunning craft and awaken to the calling of Soul in community. In this circle, we will explore our connection with Soul, the unique qualities and attributes that align us with our inner calling, through the use of storytelling, communication with plant spirits, council sharing, shamanic drum journeys, guided meditation, systemic constellations, the Work That Reconnects and more!   Registration: $10-$20 (pay what you can – no one turned away for lack of funds), RSVP via erica@realimaginal.com; drop-ins are also welcome.

The Cunning Crow Apothecary, a fabulous resource for herbal remedies, self-care products & gifts, as well as wortcunning & ceremonial supplies, is located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle at 9024 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103.

As of this update, count every other Wednesday beginning with June 20, 2018 to find the Circle, or refer to the Cunning Crow Apothecary calendar for current meeting dates.

August 8 – 13, 2018: Deep Immersion Retreat in Archetypal Astrology and Holotropic Breathwork

My colleague Renn Butler and I are excited to present a special five-day retreat this August at the Kia’Ora Sanctuary, a magical and inspiring location in the fabled Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia.

Let me know if you are interested in coming to this special event, as space is limited.

We will create a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time for integration and reflection, as well as interaction. This retreat is open to anyone with an interest in archetypal astrology and Holotropic Breathwork.  Each person will have an opportunity to do two sessions of Holotropic Breathwork, as well as sit twice for others. We will reflect on the ways in which biographical, perinatal and transpersonal elements in sessions are reflected by the personal and world transits. Participants are asked to bring a dream journal, as we will also invoke Dream time, the archetypal energies underlying them, and ways of working with dreams. Finally, there will be a number of entertaining and evocative presentations on astrological archetypes in human psychology, culture, history and comedy. In the evening, we will gather around the fire, share stories, and muse on astrology and our inner journeys.

August 8 – 13 (Wed evening – Mon morning)

$695 U.S. ($895 Cdn) for sleeping space in the detached yurt, teepee, couches, or beautiful natural tenting areas.

* Early bird rate if paid in full by June 30:  $599 U.S. ($775 Cdn).

All prices include three vegetarian meals, coffee, tea, and snacks. See this website for complete details and registration information as well as photos of the beauty of Kia’Ora in the Cowichan.


September 15, 2018 at the Oregon Astrological Association at the Society of Friends, 4312 SE Stark, Portland, OR

Member Meeting Talk 10:00am – 12:00pm

Daylong workshop 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturn-Pluto and You: The birth contraction of 2018 – 2021
Dive into the Saturn-Pluto archetypal complex and learn about its challenging and more positive correlations throughout cultural history. We will identify current trends around the world that play into the upcoming alignment and ask ourselves: How might it manifest and how might we prepare for the potentials of this time period, both on a collective scale and a personal level? Includes a forecast for 2018 – 2021 identifying key dates, as well as a brief systemic constellation to provide a more experiential and embodied encounter with this time period.


September 29, 2018 Kepler College workshop in Seattle

An Uncommon Saturn Return: The Capricorn stellium generation 1988 – 1991

Based on results of a 2017 Saturn return survey of those born with Saturn-Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn, we’ll examine the unique experiences, challenges and maturation process of this generation. We will first discuss the individual experience and then reflect on collective trends. Individuals with this stellium often feel profound alienation from society, and indeed seem tasked with bringing very unusual perspectives and novel solutions to the crisis of modern civilization such that advice to find “appropriate social roles” at the Saturn return could be very misplaced. We will consider the differences between the archetypes of Rebel, Outsider or Orphan, and Pioneer in the context of the Capricorn stellium, and explore means of skillful engagement with those potentials, whether as a native, a counseling astrologer or a member of the native’s community.

We’ll also consider how the Saturn return of the last Uranus-Neptune world alignment represents a maturation point for the new spiritual impulses, democratic ideals and imaginative breakthroughs which were seeded in collective consciousness at that time. This generation is perhaps called to help us redefine the archetypes of Capricorn and Saturn, in terms of social belonging, status, community membership and the definition of boundaries, for example. What clues might this generation provide towards a generative response to evolutionary pressures faced by the wider population?