Speaker, Ted Figura

Astrology of the Conditioned Self: August 2019

Asheville Friends of Astrology will meet on Friday, August 16 at 7pm in the community room at Earth Fare Westgate to hear Ted Figura discuss the Astrology of the Conditioned Self. Ted will look at how we are all conditioned mentally, socially and emotionally by exploring the role that each psychological function symbolized by the astrological planets and points plays in the conditioning process. Pathways to break through and rise above our conditioning will also be explored–again through the astrological symbol set. The goal is a deeper understanding of ourselves and how astrology can further that understanding.

Ted’s interest in astrology began more than 45 years ago with his discovery of the works of Dane Rudhyar and Alan Leo. In the 1980s, his knowledge of astrology was further informed by the writings of Donna Cunningham, Stephen Arroyo and Liz Greene. Ted has always appreciated astrology as a tool for self-knowledge and personal growth. He believes, while transits may be valuable for understanding the “astrol weather” one is experiencing, it is the natal chart that holds the key to interpreting the drives and motivations, qualities, internal conflicts and challenges, and potential of the personality resident in this lifetime.

While Ted is not a professional astrologer, his interest has led him to write about astrology, gathering an international audience. Ted writes under the pseudonym, Gargatholil. He has published the four-volume Depth Astrology: an Astrological Handbook: Introduction, Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, Planets in Aspect and updates his website monthly with a series exploring sign-to-sign dynamics and other articles. He has also published a book of poetry, The Trembling Tear: Songs of the Inner Voice. Ted Figura serves as the Facilitator for Asheville Friends of Astrology.

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Member, Ted Figura

Ted Figura

Ted Figura (pseud. Gargatholil)

Gargatholil’s website, Depth Astrology, is updated monthly with a series of articles exploring sign-to-sign relationships. The series begins with Aries-Aries and, as of mid-2018, has progressed to Leo-Capricorn. Various other articles have also been published. Older entries are archived.

Gargatholil

Publications –

The article “Astrological Paradigms: How Our Worldview Affects Our Approach to Astrology” will be published in the February/March edition of The Mountain Astrologer.

Gargatholil’s 4-volume Depth Astrology; An Astrological Handbook, is available on Smashwords, Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other ebook sellers. Now available in print from Amazon (in 5 physical volumes). The Introduction (Vol. 1) serves as a primer on a transpersonal approach to astrology. Other volumes are Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses and Planets in Aspect. Depth Astrology was favorably reviewed in the Dec./Jan. 2018 edition of The Mountain Astrologer

Speaker, Ted Figura

Looking at the Generations through the Outer Planets II: AUGUST ’18

Asheville Friends of Astrology will meet on Friday, August 17, at 7pm in the community room at Earth Fare Westgate.

Ted Figura will present the second part of his talk, “Looking at the Generations through the Outer Planets.” We will begin looking at Generation X and move forward to the Millennials and Generation Zero. We may also flash back to earlier generations to gain some insight from how the great- grandparents of the Millennials and Generation Zero dealt generationally with Uranus.

Uranus, Neptune and Pluto symbolize transformative energies at the personal level but, because of the many years in which they remain in a sign, they can also be viewed as generational planets. In other words, the qualities associated with these planets as they move through the zodiac are reflected in the behavior and experience of whole generations. Individuals can then be understood in the context of their generation and astrology can also help us understand our history beyond looking at astrological correlations to specific events.

Ted’s interest in astrology began more than 45 years ago with his discovery of the works of Dane Rudhyar and Alan Leo. In the 1980s, his knowledge of astrology was further informed by the writings of Donna Cunningham, Stephen Arroyo and Liz Greene. Ted has always appreciated astrology as a tool for self-knowledge and personal growth. He believes, while transits may be valuable for understanding the “astrol weather” one is experiencing, it is the natal chart that holds the key to interpreting the drives and motivations, qualities, internal conflics and challenges, and potential of the personality resident in this lifetime.

While Ted is not a professional astrologer, his interest has led him to write about astrology, gathering an international audience. Ted writes under the pseudonym, Gargatholil. He has published the four-volume Depth Astrology: an Astrological Handbook: Introduction, Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, Planets in Aspect and updates his website monthly with a series exploring sign-to-sign dynamics and other articles. He has also published a book of poetry, The Trembling Tear: Songs of the Inner Voice. Ted Figura serves as the Facilitator for Asheville Friends of Astrology.

Speaker, Ted Figura

Looking at Generations Through the Outer Planets: MAY 2017

Ted Figura, Looking at Generations Through the Outer Planets – Uranus, Neptune and Pluto symbolize transformative energies at the personal level but, because of the many years in which they remain in a sign, they can also be viewed as generational planets.  In other words, the qualities associated with these planets as they move through the zodiac are reflected in the behavior and experience of whole generations.  Individuals can then be understood in the context of their generation and astrology can also help us understand our history beyond looking at astrological correlations to specific events.   

Ted’s interest in astrology began more than 45 years ago with his discovery of the works of Dane Rudhyar and Alan Leo.  In the 1980s, his knowledge of astrology was further informed by the writings of Donna Cunningham, Stephen Arroyo and Liz Greene.  Ted has always appreciated astrology as a tool for self-knowledge and personal growth.  He believes, while transits may be valuable for understanding the “astrol weather” one is experiencing, it is the natal chart that holds the key to interpreting the drives and motivations, qualities, internal conflics and challenges, and potential of the personality resident in this lifetime.

While Ted is not a professional astrologer, his interest has led him to write about astrology, gathering an international audience.  Ted writes under the pseudonym, Gargatholil.  He has published the four-volume Depth Astrology: an Astrological Handbook: Introduction, Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, Planets in Aspect and updates his website monthly with a series exploring sign-to-sign dynamics and other articles.  He has also published a book of poetry, The Trembling Tear: Songs of the Inner Voice.

Speaker, Ted Figura

The Astrological Houses as a Developmental Progression: MARCH 2016

The Astrological Houses as a Developmental Progression – Though we’re all familiar with the houses, a depth astrology approach allows us to explore their meaning on multiple levels.  Drawing on and expanding upon the seminal work of Dane Rudhyar in this area, Ted will discuss each house as representing a stage of life, from our birth to our death.  Ted will then discuss the innate need represented by each house and how the traditional house meanings are derived from the developmental stage and the essential focus of each house.  Finally, the transcendent potential, or transpersonal meaning, of each house will be explored.  Thus, within the progression of the 12 houses, we find twelve individual progressions from ordinary consciousness to Realized Consciousness.
 
Ted Figura began exploring astrology in the early seventies, focusing on natal astrology and what it can tell us about our personalities and psyches.  He has written the 4-volume work, Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook (Introduction, Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, Planets in Aspect)under the pseudonym, Gargatholil.  Gargatholil publishes a website, http://www.depthastrology2.com, which is currently focused on sign-to-sign dynamics.