Tues 15 June 2021
6pm – 7:15pm BST / 17:00 – 18:15 UT
Illustration by Zia Musaphia
with Mandy Morrell, Maggie Hyde, and our Gemini guests from Portugal, Simão Cortês and Niara Martins.
The virtual get-together each month to celebrate the starsign of the month. Everyone welcome, whatever their starsign, astrologers and non-astrologers, but those with the Sun, Moon or Ascendant in the starsign of the month will lead the discussion. Mandy and Maggie will highlight Gemini themes and our introduce our special guests
Simão Cortês studied astrology in the Portuguese school CEIA. He completed the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred in Canterbury, with a dissertation on the pedagogy of astrology. He is a teacher at CEIA, and a lecturer at the Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred MA.
His main interests are the religious and spiritual dimensions of astrology, divination and the relationship between astrology and narrative. Besides his astrological work, Simão is pursuing a PhD about Education with a focus on dreams. He has been part of dream groups since 2017 and has also taught on the subject.
Niara Martins is a graduate from the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred (Canterbury Christ Church University). She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, under the tutelage of Castor and Pollux in 1993. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Lisbon, where she pursued interests related to language, pop culture, and women’s writing. She continued pursuing the same interests during her master’s degree, focusing on the relation between literature, theatre and spirituality. She also focuses on feminist and interdisciplinary studies, marginalised identities and transformative scholarship.
Simão and Niara are currently part of a new venture called Duranki, a project that joins Portugal and the United Kingdom. It aims to be a meeting place where people can explore their interests related to spirituality, divination, dreams and art. You can accompany this work at www.duranki.org, and follow Simão at https://scortesastrology.wordpress.com/.
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