All Q&A material (c)3-5-2011 by guest blogger, Erin Sullivan
Donna Cunningham says: Today we continue Skywriter’s popular series of Question and Answer sessions on various facets of astrology, led by guest experts. I’m happy to introduce my long-time colleague, Erin Sullivan, an internationally-known astrologer, author, and teacher who lives in Victoria, BC. Erin is especially well-regarded for her work on retrograde planets and for what has been the definitive text on this topic: RETROGRADE PLANETS: Traversing the Inner Landscape from RedWheel/Weiser. She’ll be leading a session about retrograde planets in the natal chart.
For an introduction to Erin’s perspective, see an excerpt from that book here: The Retrograde Planet as Maverick.
How the Session Works: The process is the same as previous Q&A sessions here on Skywriter. Readers will pose questions related to the topic in the comment section. Beneath them, Erin will write her insights. We’ll continue until she’s answered about 25 of the group’s questions.
What to ask: Erin says that since retrogrades are a book-length topic, we’ll be focusing here on questions about retrogrades in the natal chart, excluding transiting or progressed retrograde planets.
She also notes that for her session, the question should be about your own personal chart rather than someone else’s. Give the sign, house, and planet, and you can also say a bit about how this placement has affected you.
The Q&A Rules for this session:
- One question per person per session
- You can only ask about one retrograde natal planet
- No cross communication between readers this time
Note: The session lasted 3 1/2 hours, and Erin’s answers were so long and deep that we could only finish part of replies. Visit the comment section below this post to see how Erin works with retrograde planets. Perhaps another reader asked your question.
A SPECIAL OFFER FOR SKYWRITER READERS! For a limited time, you can schedule a private session with Erin to gain insight into your own retrograde planets–a ½-hour phone consultation for $135. Write to her at email@example.com or phone her at (1) 250-298-0620 or SKYPE: erinsullivanwork for an appointment.
Note: Erin Sullivan’s major text, RETROGRADE PLANETS: Traversing the Inner Landscape is available at Amazon.com -Buy Now! in both paperback and Kindle Edition. You will also find several MP3 recordings including Venus Retrograde Cycles on her website, along with information about her books and special appearances.
About the Author: Erin Sullivan is an internationally renowned astrologer and author since the late 1960’s. Canadian born, she has traveled widely and in 1988 moved to London where she spent ten years. While in London she was the Series Editor for the Contemporary Astrology series, published by Arkana-Penguin, and taught for the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, where she remains a faculty member. She has written numerous books, including “Saturn in Transit” and “Dynasty: The Astrology of Family Dynamics”. Erin Sullivan lives and practices in Victoria, BC but conducts consultations by phone worldwide through Skype. You can contact her directly at her website, http://www.erinsullivan.com/.
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