Brian Clark: Using the Synodic Cycle of Mercury as an Effective Timing Tool
Mercury’s thoroughfare through the heavens forms an extraordinary cycle with the Sun. In this presentation, Brian considers Mercury’s synodic cycle as a timing technique for writing a thesis, organizing a road trip, preparing an event, planning the next semester of teaching, researching a presentation, and many other Mercurial projects. Being the god of the roads, we will focus on Mercury as a guide, using its planetary course through the heavens to inspire us to take into account the phases it forms, its retrograde periods, its rising and setting, and its conjunctions. These phases create the unfolding of its cycle which occurs three times a year.
Brian Clark is the creator of the Astro*Synthesis distance learning program which has been shaped from his experience as an astrological educator over the past 35 years. Brian has his MA in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne and has been honoured with lifetime membership from the state, national, and professional astrological organizations in Australia. His books and articles have been translated into numerous languages. In 2016 his two new books The Family Legacy and Vocation: The Astrology of Career, Creativity and Calling received excellent reviews. In 2018 his new book From the Moment We Met: the Astrology of Adult Relationships was released. Brian’s Master’s thesis was called The Divine Disease and traced the ways of thinking about diseases and deities throughout the ancient Greek world.