Gary Caton, Speaker

Mercury’s Elemental Year: JULY ’19

Asheville Friends of Astrology will meet Friday, July 19 at 7 pm in the community room at Earthfare Westgate to hear Gary P. Caton speak on Mercury’s Elemental Year. Learn the tremendous transformative potential and the underlying patterns behind Mercury’s three retrogrades each year. Mercury spends more time in one element each year than all the other three combined! These 3 signs and houses in our chart are deeply susceptible to the power of symbol making – places where our ideas, images, and words matter most. Then discover how to harness the transformative power of the Elements via the magical tool known as the “square of opposites.”

Gary P. Caton is a transdisciplinary astrologer who maintains an active sacred relationship with the living Sky as his temple. Initiated as an astrologer by a magnificent dream in 1993, Gary has since become an accomplished and sought after astro-photographer, writer and lecturer. Gary is the host of the popular Hermetic Astrology Podcast, and author of Hermetica Triptycha: The Mercury Elemental Year. Gary’s book can be found at the Rubedo Press, and at Amazon Gary hosts a website, Dream Astrologer at and can be reached at

Gary Caton, Member

Gary Caton

Gary P. Caton

Gary Caton’s website, Dream Astrologer, features information about his professional practice, classes taught, and his many contributions to the field of astrology. A unique feature is a tab presenting Gary’s artistic photographs of astrological sky events (prints are available).gary5


  • – Books – Gary’s has published Hermetica Triptycha: The Mercury Elemental Year, with Ephemerides, 1925-2050. In this book, he offers the first comprehensive and integral treatment of Mercury’s retrogrades, through four different cyclic patterns. The book is available from Rubedo Press and Amazon. This is the first volume in what promises to be a continuing series on Mercury. It was positively reviewed in the June/July 2018 issue of The Mountain Astrologer.
  • Articles – Gary has written numerous articles for The Mountain Astrologer, The Ascendant, The Astrological Journal, Considerations, Geocosmic Journal, Horoscope Guide, The International Astrologer, Planet Waves and Wellbeing Astrology Guide. Access to many of these articles can be found on the “Astrology Articles” tab of his website.
  • Newsletters – Gary offers a free newsletter (published occasionally) covering various planetary topics. Subscribe on his website.
  • Podcasts – Gary produces a free mostly monthly Hermetic Astrology Podcast in which he explores current celestial connections and the cosmic interplay between the various dyads. Current podcasts are on Itunes and archived podcasts are available on his website.

– Classes – Gary offers a 7-week beginner’s course on astrology and guided astrological mentorships. Information and signup is available on his website.

– Consultations – Gary Caton is a professional astrologer with over 25 years experience. He offers astrological consultations for new and returning clients, plus an introductory astrology or Tarot reading. Details, pricing and signups are on his website.

– Lectures and Professional Activities – Gary is co-founder of the Sky Astrology Conference, held in 2015 and in August 2018. He regularly travels on speaking tours, including the annual Rubedo tour. He has presented for 45 organizations in 24 states and 4 countries, including at The Astrological Association of Great Britain, ISAR’s international conference, NCGR national conference, NorthWest Astrology, Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, State of the Art Astrology, and United Astrology Conference.

Gary Caton, Speaker

Secrets of the Venus-Mars Cycle: FEB 2016

Secrets of the Venus-Mars Cycle – In this workshop, Gary will put his research into the 2500 years of Venus-Mars cycles into context from a Mundane perspective, seeing how history can be seen to cyclically repeat via the 300 year Venus-Mars Epoch.  Then hell zoom in on the particular cycles of the current era and see why things have drastically changed since the baby boomers were born. This of course informs relationship styles and trends as well as gives insight into self-improvement strategies. Come find out your own unique place in both the macro and micro Venus-Mars cycles-which may be very different than what you expected!

Gary P. Caton is an eclectic astrologer who embraces an organic process-oriented approach to spiritual exploration, growth and transformation via the living Sky. After immersion in Shamanism & Tarot, Gary was initiated an Astrologer by a magnificent Dream in which he was shown the Sun-Venus cazimi. Gary holds a Counseling degree and has developed a unique multi-discipline Astrology practice over 23 years. Visit Gary’s website at

Gary Caton, Speaker

The Uranus Discovery Chart: An Old Look at the Birth of a New Age: MAY 2015

The Uranus Discovery Chart: An Old Look at the Birth of a New Age
 In many ways, the Scientific Revolution was the triumph of the Hermetic world-view, as many of the early pioneers were also astrologers, alchemists and magicians. The discovery of Uranus irrevocably altered the classic worldview. And yet, the classic lens has recently made a come-back. We will examine key classic facets of the discovery chart, including the herald Mercury’s “phasis” or dramatic appearance near the Vernal point.

Gary Caton, Speaker

Total Solar Eclipse on the Vernal Equinox: MARCH 2015

Total Solar Eclipse on the Vernal Equinox – The last time this happened was in 1662, so what are we to make of this rare phenomenon? 
First Gary will look at the family or Saros series to which the current eclipse belongs, and explore the bizarre Versace murder mystery that unfolded when this eclipses last relative appeared in 1997.
Next he’ll explore the chart for this particular eclipse and what it might mean for the World as well as individual attendees.
Gary is an eclectic Astrologer who embraces an organic process-oriented approach of spiritual exploration, growth and transformation via the Living Sky. After immersion in Shamanism & Tarot, in 1993 Gary was initiated an Astrologer by a magnificent Dream showing him the Sun-Venus cazimi. Gary earned a B.S in Counseling from ODU with highest honors and has developed a unique multi-discipline Astrology practice over 20 years.
Gary is a founding member of AFOA, past Facilitator and a frequent presenter.  We will welcome Gary back and look forward to learning more about this important astrological event.