Archetypal Astrology
Healing Language for the 21st Century

with Laurence Hillman

Friday, October 24, 7:00–9:00 pm
Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

$260 General Admission
$210 Special Admission
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, & Seniors)
$185 Active Pacifica Students
Fees include Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Archetypal astrology addresses core issues about the human condition by blending astrology, philosophy, spirituality, and psychology into a penetrating worldview. The planets become inner actors on your personal stage and we quickly move away from astrological jargon. This workshop will give you an introduction to this way of thinking. Drawing on traditional concepts from astrology and Jungian psychology we will adapt both to modern times. We will find answers to very personal questions and explore a rewarding path to finding our calling in context to our personality. Using language from the theatre will increase our insights and give us a set of tools to dramatize archetypal patterns that we live out every day. We will learn how to “read” our inner characters and how to find the lead actor. We will reflect on who may need to be encouraged while another may need to be pulled back. We expand on Jung’s ideas of archetypes present in us all and take away a powerful and useful tool for human understanding. We end up with simple, but not simplistic, answers for grasping the complexities of our inner life and finally walk away with practical ideas that we can immediately implement.


Laurence Hillman, MBA, MS. was born and raised in Z¸rich, Switzerland. Laurence began to study astrology at the age of 16 and this has remained his passion for over 30 years. He is a fulltime professional astrologer, specializing in helping his clients understand their deeper purpose and their life's calling. A force in the ongoing movement to merge astrology with depth psychology, his approach is practical, full of metaphor and Jungian insight. He has lectured internationally and conducted workshops at London's Globe Theatre on Shakespeare and Astrology. At the Cycles and Symbols Conference in California, he lectured on Venus in America (co-presented with his father James Hillman). He is the author of Planets in Play: How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology and the co-author of Alignments: How to Live in Harmony with the Universe. Laurence has traveled extensively in more than 40 countries, and is fluent in five languages. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and two daughters. For more information visit


The Workshop will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these event. The campus has lodging and dining facilities as well as a swimming pool (seasonal) and hiking trails. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Ladera Campus for public programs.

A limited number of rooms are available for participants at special rates at the following locations.

Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara
$80 per night single occupancy
$115 per night couple occupancy
$125 per night double occupancy
plus 10% occupancy tax

Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica’s Public Program’s office. Please request for preference for accommodations at the Ladera Campus on the registration form.

Other accommodations in the Santa Barbara area may be arranged by calling one of these services: Coastal Escapes at 800.292.2222 or Hot Spot Accommodations at 800.793.7666.

Included in your registration fee is Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner.
No other meals will be available.

Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation will be included with your confirmation letter.

Registration and Cancellation
Space is limited, register early! To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than 30 days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded for Archeypal Astrology. No exceptions will be made. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

Please send your registration to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the programs. To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment. Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances. If accepted, you will be contacted to approve processing payment.

Continuing Education Credit
8.5 hours of continuing education credit are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.