Living Wisdom of the Inner Planets Intensive

The Synodic Cycles of Venus, Mars and Mercury

September 21 to 25, 2016

at Faywood Hot Springs, New Mexico – Between Deming and Silver City

with Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell

This gathering honors the ancient patterns of the inner planets as seen through the lens of Shamanic AstIMG_8130rology. There are many ancient mythical stories that relate to the patterns of Venus, Mars and Mercury and how they influence our lives. These patterns are related to living myths providing guidance around the sacred masculine, sacred feminine (or gods and goddesses) as well as our emerging minds and consciousness.

By attending this intensive, you will uncover the mysteries surrounding these planets from both an astronomical and astrological perspective covering these questions and more:
What are the Synodic Cycles and why do we care?
What does it mean when Mars is Retrograde?
What is symbolism around a Venus-Moon conjunction?
How does Mercury’s passage behind the Sun relate to the “Underworld”?

These are mysteries that are not covered in any other 5-day workshop or intensive from the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. This is essential knowledge not only to become certified in Shamanic Astrology (at any degree level) but also in our own personal lives. In addition, if you are counselor, therapist, massage therapist, astrologer or any other “helpful” profession, you will gain unique knowledge that is NOT available anywhere else to help your clients when they are navigating personal Mercury, Venus, Mars returns.

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In summary, we will be covering the following astrological, astronomical and mythological knowledge:

  • Reclaiming the ancient knowledge of Synodic Cycles, what they are and why they are importantmoon-venus
  • Focusing on Venus, Mars, and Mercury as cycles of initiation and cultural importance
  • Understanding where Venus, Mars, and Mercury were in their cycle on any natal chart and what that means
  • A Deeper Knowledge of the Autumnal Equinox and the Cosmological and Mythological Understanding of this Important Day
  • A Basic Knowledge of the Night Sky with Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell out under the Stars
  • A Chance to Work with an Actual Stone Circle purposefully built to do Ceremony for Shamanic Astrology
  • More about the Powerful Celestial Events Happening During this Event

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This does not cover Food or Lodging but does include audio recording of the class along with the course materials

(Members of the school, please remember to apply your promo code/coupon when checking out)

Tuition $947

Register for this Live Course

If you have already taken this event and are a current Member of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School you can take this event for half the price.  Please contact Erik Roth at to request an e-invoice.

SAMS Membership Registration Information.

Where: At Faywood Hot Springs, in New Mexico between Deming and Silver City

When: September 21-25, 2015 – The first day of the event begins in the evening at 7 pm after dinner

FOOD and LODGING details:

Lodging Procedures: There are 4 cabins left for reservation. The Shamanic Astrology Mystery School has reserved them in order for them to be held for future participants – that means you! Please contact Erik Roth at to reserve your cabin. There are also multiple campsites on the Faywood property if you decide to pitch a tent.

They have 3 regular cabins left that can hold 2-3 people each plus a 4th smaller cabin.
The small cabin is $75 and the larger cabins are $110 per night. Camping costs are $20 per night.

FOOD – Update! Our catering option fell through. So participants will need to bring their own food. Each cabin is equipped with limited cooking supplies, including a mini-refridgerator and microwave, so please check with Faywood Hot Springs for more details on that.   

Our intent is to celebrate and ceremonially experience the Night Sky within the context of Shamanic Astrology and living ceremony.

Registration for this Live Course

Note: the course fee is non-refundable but can be transferred to another event with Daniel and Cayelin minus a $75 processing fee. Space is limited so be sure to register early.

Be sure to also include your birth information: Date, Time and Place.
For more information contact Cayelin Castell at 520-822-7282

More about Faywood Hot Springs 

From the late 1990’s through 2006, the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School held numerous successful and well-attended intensives at Faywood Hot Springs in Southern New Mexico, between Deming and Silver City. Before his untimely death from pancreatic cancer, Faywood’s owner and visionary, Elon Yurwit, had co-created with me a magnificent standing stone circle, and an audacious dream of a land based school.

At our seasonal events we had the opportunity to site and then ceremonially place the equinox and solstice stones that make up this remarkable living stone circle. This circle was and is NOT a mere replica of some ancient design, but a living heirophany fine-tuned to the landscape and the current cosmology.

When the stones were all set in place, the circle ended up being the exact diameter of Stonehenge! This was not previously planned but showed up as a synchronicity when the circle was complete. Plus, there was additional magic and synchronicity when the Winter Solstice Sunset Stone was placed and found to be in a precise alignment with the Hot Springs itself.

For years Faywood and this standing stone circle served as the perfect teaching location for Shamanic Astrology. Cayelin and I learned recently that Faywood Hot Springs has re-opened with new owners. Several weeks ago we visited Faywood and, to our surprise and delight, it remains a truly magical destination.

Furthermore, the new owners are wonderful, sincere, open-minded custodians of this very special place. But our greatest delight was finding the stone circle to be not just intact, but better and more powerful than ever! Cayelin, Lynne, Squidge Lain and I honored and celebrated the circle with a powerful morning ceremony. Therefore, the time is right to hold another SAMS intensive at Faywood Hotsprings.