Mela Carreira will be our speaker and her topic will be East/West Astrology, specifically an introduction to Chinese astrology and how it can inform and blend with the Western astrological perspective. Although these systems are quite different, a working knowledge of both can create a useful intersection for understanding the thematic qualities of a year, and the people born within it. In this talk, we will go over the basics of Chinese Astrology & Taoist Cosmology. Focusing especially on the Chinese Year Pillar, we will weave the qualities of the 5 elements & 12 animals into the Tropical planetary picture. We will discuss this topic looking at the energetic qualities of recent years from both perspectives, as well as through the charts of public figures. Please feel free to send along your birth information to also be included in the discussion.
Mela Carreira is an astrologer and Taoist internal martial arts practitioner. From a young age she developed an interest in astrology and drew up her own natal chart for the first time from a book when she was only about 11 or 12. Many years later, she was officially initiated into chart reading through a friend, and her latent interest in astrology was reignited with a force! She began a professional practice in 2013, and has been continuously studying and intuiting the voices of the planets ever since. Her training in Taoist alchemy at Tao Institute in Downtown Asheville, as well as work with the Akashic Records with Deborah Hellman and Nancy Ring has informed her process, perspective, and research. Mela’s emphasis in working with Astrology is on soul work, soul perspective, and self knowledge.
Mela offers readings, classes and workshops in Astrology, as well as teaching Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, Praying Mantis Kungfu and more at the Tao Institute under Master Frank Paolillo. Please feel free to visit her website for more info: http://melaluna.net.