Online Spiral One

Becoming a Star Sister or Star Brother

Eight Weekends

Because of the challenges and opportunities posed by the Covid pandemic Maria Jones, the course tutor, has decided to offer Spiral One as an Online Training in 2021-22.

This Online Training will take you on a journey of self-healing and transformation through understanding the celestial blueprint that is the Birth Chart Mandala. We will learn how to access the wisdom of Goddess-based astrology to harmonise with the seasons and cycles of the cosmos to create alchemy in our lives. We will walk the Sacred Land of Avalon and journey to other Star Stone Temples of the Ancestors to observe the pathways of the constellations.

During this Training you will learn how to read and embody your own Birth Chart, and that of others, as you learn how to become your own best Oracle. Through discussion, meditation and ceremony you will discover how to understand and embody the 12 divine feminine archetypes of the Astrological wheel and apply your understanding in practical ways.

You will need to be able to access Facebook and Zoom and to download materials from the internet. You will receive files, techniques and resources that you will be able to refer to as needed.

At the end of the First Spiral, you will dedicate as Sister or Brother of the Stars in a special Initiation ceremony.

During the online First Spiral Training Maria may also offer an additional Astrological non-residential Retreat in Glastonbury for those who want to take it. The cost of this will be additional to the cost of Online Spiral One.

West Kennet Long Barrow
When: Eight weekend Online meetings via Zoom

Saturday and Sunday – 10.00am – 5.30pm via Zoom, with breaks.

What to have with you

For each weekend you need to have with you : A journal to write in. A personal altar. A candle which you can use for each session. The training will include some homework.

Spiral One course outline & dates

1st Circle 27th & 28th March 2021


The wheel of the cosmos returns to zero point as the Solstar heads into Aries, the sign of the first fire. Here we meet the Star Goddess as Initiator, as She calls us to awaken the power of Star Fire within. In this circle we will begin to learn the basics of Astrology, reclaiming Mars as the inner Warrioress and Understanding the Sun as indicator of soul purpose. We sow our seeds of intention for the new cycle.

2nd Circle 8th & 9th May 2021


The Solstar crosses the mid-degrees of Taurus, the first Venus ruled sign of the zodiac. Here we look beyond the narrow view of the traditional Venus as Aphrodite archetype perpetuated by history and reclaim Her as Inanna, the powerful, multifaceted Goddess of both Shadow and Light She was originally. In this circle, we will awaken Venus within as we begin to understand the Astrology of self-love, worthiness and relationship.

3rd Circle 26th & 27th June 2021


As the Solstar heads into the Sign of Cancer, we meet the Star Goddess as the ever-birthing Cosmic Mother, She who pulls the tides of the universe and gives birth to galaxies. We swim in the celestial waters of memory, remembering our star lineage. In this Circle we will uncover the mysteries of the Moon and the North and South Node in the birth chart, as we dive into the soul’s herstory. We will open our psychic senses, as we begin to awaken the Star Oracle within.

4th Circle 7th & 8th August 2021


At this time of year, two Suns rise in the skies, as Sirius the Blue Star rises alongside our golden Solstar. The helical rising of Sirius indicated the beginning of the harvest to our ancient star-watching Ancestors. We honour the Star Goddess as the High Fruitful Mother, and Great Queen of the Cosmos as we work with our Jupiter and Chiron placements to heal ourselves and reclaim our sovereignty, worthiness and abundance.

5th Circle 18th & 19th September 2021


As the days and nights once more come to equal length we meet The Star Goddess as Queen of Karma, as we reap the harvest of our actions and seek to readdress the balance in all things. We recognise ourselves as the authority of our own destiny, as we uncover the lessons of our Saturn Placement and begin to ground our learnings and develop mastery of our lives and birth charts.

6th Circle 13th & 14th November 2021


As the Solstar heads into the sign of Scorpio, the alchemist, we dive deep into the shadows of our own psyche, claiming the lost fragments of our souls so that we can move towards wholeness. At this time we meet the Star Goddess as the keeper of the cycles of life, death and rebirth, as we journey to the womb tomb of West Kennet Long Barrow. We will investigate the position of Pluto as the indicator of the evolutionary journey of the soul, and Black Moon Lilith as the shadow feminine.

7th Circle 18th & 19th December 2021


As the Solstar crosses the Galactic Centre we immerce ourselves in the celestial void, reconnecting with our soul’s purpose and finding our place in the great web. Immersion into the heart of the Star Goddess.

8th Circle 5th & 6th February 2022


Self-dedication as a Sistar/Brother of the Stars as Sol glides through Aquarius, the sign of the Star Goddess and Grail Bearer. Reawakening the vision of your Cosmic Priestess self.

Course fee payments

£900 paid in full at the beginning of the course – £100 deposit, payable within four weeks of course application acceptance and by 20th February 2021 at the latest, with signed course Terms and Conditions. Balance of £800 payable by 27th March 2021.

Payment by Instalments: £940 (includes £40 admin fee) – £100 deposit payable within four weeks of course application acceptance and by 20th February 2021 at the latest, with signed course Terms and Conditions, plus 8 monthly instalments of £105.00, beginning 27th March 2021, by standing order or online by Paypal.

How to apply for the course

You can find everything you need to apply for the course here.