Mentored by: Raye C. Mathis, MSW, LSW
January 29 - February 25, 2014
Edgar Cayce was asked many times about an individual's life mission or soul purpose. His answers often centered on what the individual will do with regard to the "creative forces." For example:
Hence, DESTINY is what a soul does with ITS will as in relationship to the Creative Forces.
Edgar Cayce reading 391-6
Exploring your astrological horoscope is a way to learn more about how your soul has chosen to manifest the creative forces this lifetime. In order to live your soul purpose, it can be helpful to examine your unique horoscope from the perspective of what it might reflect about your personal life mission.
In this eGroup you will explore the creative forces reflected by your own horoscope in order to identify life purpose themes specific to you. These themes or archetypal patterns indicate your needs, wants, talents and skills - the creative forces - with which you have chosen to work this lifetime. These themes also indicate issues you have, often as unconscious or undeveloped traits in yourself and that you need to discover and develop before you are able to manifest your life purpose.
You will gain more understanding of:
Summary of the 4-week Experience
- The deeper meaning in the Cayce readings about soul purpose or life mission.
- How old habits and karmic patterns from previous incarnations tend to pull you onto the path of least resistance.
- How your wounds may contain the seed of your soul's purpose and the importance of the Cayce adage about "turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones" when searching for life purpose.
- What area(s) of your life may contain hidden talents you need to rescue in order to fulfill your life's purpose.
- How your soul's portal - the door through which your soul entered at the moment of your birth - influences and indicates your future path this lifetime.
Week One: The Nodes of the Moon and Your Life Purpose
You will examine the ideas in the Cayce readings on soul growth and your mission in life. You will identify and explore your South Node as representative of your path in the past and your North Node as symbolic of your future path in life.
Week Two: Chiron and Your Wound
This week you will examine the Cayce readings' unique and cosmic perspective of astrology. You will then identify and explore the placement of Chiron, the Wounded Healer, in your horoscope.
Week Three: Your Developing Consciousness
This week you will investigate Pluto, the planet that represents an area in your life containing important talents and skills that you must rescue from the darkness where they lie hidden.
Week Four: Your Ascendant and the Future Path of Your Soul
You will be provided with (online):
You will identify your Ascendant along with its planetary ruler and learn how it influences the future direction of your soul's mission. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a ritual art experience that will help you use pictures and symbols to identify your life direction and purpose.
You will (online):
- A copy of your own birth chart.
- All the information you will need. (i.e. written materials, audios and videos)
- Questionnaires and inventories to complete, along with some experiential exercises to enable you to understand your unique astrological symbols in a more creative and non-verbal way.
- Read and/or listen to the information and explanations and work through the exercises provided.
- Respond with your reactions, feelings, and questions on the community bulletin board. Directions for doing this will be sent to you.
- Receive responses to your postings by Raye Mathis.
Testimonials from courses taught by Raye:
"You are a great teacher and are very clear in your explanations. I also enjoyed seeing the breakdown of our planets and signs as a group. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge."
"I didn't want to miss the opportunity to THANK YOU, Raye, for this wonderful class. I have learned a great deal, with more to come as it sinks in, I'm sure. I look forward to your next e-class, maybe on Relationships?
Hint, hint. :-)"
"You are an excellent teacher! Thank you for all your clear and easy to understand information. I have a better understanding of where I need to look for my next "life" after retirement."
"This class has opened up a whole new world for me and I plan to continue astrology studies on my own now, when time allows…Finally, thank you Raye, for a wonderful learning experience. You are appreciated!"
"Thank you for the course, it has been a treat. The time flew by."
"What a journey! You really did do such a masterful job of leading the group - thank you ever so much for offering this "course." I knew next to nothing when we began, and although I'm certainly still no expert, there is SO much more that's understandable to me now! Thank you for facilitating that."
is a member of the faculty at Atlantic University where, among the courses she mentors, are her Spiritual Crisis and Symbols and Mythology courses. Her column, The Astrologer's Corner, appears in the A.R.E.'s Venture Inward magazine. Raye is an experienced teacher, workshop presenter and has over 35 years as a conference speaker. She is a former member of the A.R.E. and the AU Boards of Trustees. She has maintained an on-going astrological counseling practice for almost 40 years.
What's an e-Group?
Your A.R.E. eGroup will meet on an Internet discussion board. This discussion board has been created especially for A.R.E. by BulletinBoards.com, a secure Internet site that makes learning online interactive and easy. In Internet terms, your eGroup is called a "discussion board", a virtual meeting room where you will join with other like-minded people and your mentor, Raye Mathis, in an interactive discussion on Life Purpose Astrology.
In the virtual meeting room, you will have access to the written and audio/video materials prepared for you by Raye. Every Wednesday, she will post a lesson along with exercises for you to practice during the week. Posting is very similar to sending an e-mail, except that all the e-mails are viewed within your virtual meeting room. You may post your thoughts, questions, and experiences on the site for Raye and the other participants to read and respond to. In this way, everyone will benefit from one another's experiences and insights and the coaching offered by Raye to individuals.
Once you register for your A.R.E. eGroup, we will send you an e-mail from eGroups@edgarcayce.org detailing how to access and navigate our discussion board for the eGroup Discover Your Life's Purpose Using Astrology as Your Guide. Then, you're in! You will be able to visit your eGroup any time you desire. The meeting room is accessible 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week and you may participate at your convenience from anywhere in the world. There are no specified times that you have to be in the room. You decide when and how often you wish to participate.
In this personalized reading with Raye you will receive an interpretation of your natal chart, along with current patterns (transits and progressions) for the coming year. The natal consultation illuminates your potential talents and skills in all areas of your life, as well as the major life issues and karmic patterns you chose to work on this lifetime. Current patterns are based on the cycles of the planets and provide you with the timing and transformational nature of the transition periods in effect during this moment in your life. A personal discussion allows us to clarify specific problem areas as well as synthesize the many facets of your horoscope. The consultation is by phone and and a recording of the conversation will be sent to you over the internet afterward.
Personalized reading with Raye at a special discounted price
Astrology eGroup Members only- $99 (regularly $150)
Once you register for this eGroup, you will receive instructions for scheduling your astrology appointment with Raye by e-mail.
If you would like more information or to be notified when a group is forming,
please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.