Rhyan Butler: Seeds and Stars
In classical medicine, parts of the body, diseases, and medicinal herbs are all said to have planetary rulerships. This creates an interconnected chain of astrological correspondence that is based on the philosophy of cosmic sympathy. These chains and correspondences can be utilized by astrologers and herbalists alike in order to breathe new life and potency into their medical and magical workings. In this class, the philosophical basis of this system is explored and brought to life with examples of various plant and planet relationships and what they mean for our herbalism and our astrology.
Ryhan Butler is an astrologer based in the Dallas area, focused primarily on medieval astrological techniques, astrological history, and ancient medicine. Ryhan has studied classical astrological techniques with an emphasis on medieval astrology since 2010. He has lectured locally and as a part of national conferences, working to spread the techniques of medieval astrology to those who would otherwise not encounter them or may not immediately see their value. He is currently teaches traditional medical astrology at the International Academy of Astrology and is the author and admin of the Medieval Astrology Guide website.