Brighton Astrology Circle: The Astrology of the Courtesan in History – neither Prostitute nor Mistress. Yet What?
A virtual talk with Sue Brayne
The courtesan is often wrongly dismissed as either prostitute or mistress. She was (and possibly still is) neither. In history she occupied an ambivalent role, usually a highly independent woman who attached herself to men of power, monarchs or plutocrats. She was a feminist forerunner – and I have always been fascinated by courtesans. These extraordinary self-made earthly goddesses – often born in the gutter – possessed such magnetism, beauty, wit, and intelligence that male aristocracy fell at their feet and showered them with fabulous gifts. How did they do it? We will compare the astrological charts of famous courtesans to explore whether they possess similar themes and aspects and look at how the asteroids Casanova (the great seducer) and Phryne (ancient Greek courtesan) might play their part. So, get ready to explore if you, too, have what it takes to set hearts ablaze with passion and yearning…
Sue Brayne is an award-winning multi-media marketer, a writer and an astrological journalist. She is also a TEDx speaker and host of the ‘Embracing Your Mortality’ podcast. Sue’s passion for astrology began 30 years ago – she is in the process of completing her diploma with the Faculty of Astrological Studies – and her interviews with master astrologers appear regularly in the The Astrological Journal. Her website: suebrayne.co.uk.
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