When Astrology meets Spa, some interesting things can happen. This post is an exploratory account of such an encounter. There is a serious intent, however: I'm worried about what is happening to our souls and I'm worried about what that's doing to our spas.
In August, I attended the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) conference in Chicago with my partner astrologer Joe Landwehr who was a speaking on the topic 'Why Astrology is Not a Science'. It's a topic that interests me since a similar dilemma (science or not) is faced by alternative health practitioners, many of whom find work and some recognition and validation in spas.
Astrology is not a common offering in spas. Where it is, the presentation likely does not do service to the depth and scope of this imaginal art (see 'On the Internet' below). As with so much else in our culture, this may reflect our attitudes both towards ourselves and our place on the planet.