Graduate Programs

Richard Tarnas teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program (M.A. and Ph.D.) which he co-founded.

The PCC program has just launched a new online Masters degree, with one of its three concentrations of study in Archetypal Cosmology.

Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology

Archai is an academic journal that explores significant correlations between cyclical alignments of the planets and the archetypal patterns of human experience. Please visit the website,, for past articles or to order the current issue.

Archetypal Astrological Readings

It can be valuable to have one’s birth chart interpreted by every good astrologer you encounter. While there will be an underlying commonality in what all of them see and share with you, each astrologer will be able to discern and articulate specific dimensions of the chart in a way that reflects his or her particular expertise, sensibility, and life experience. Multiple interpretations of the astrological birth chart are like multiple translations of great works of art. The poems of Rilke or Rumi, for example, are of such multivalent depth and mystery that every gifted translator brings forth something new and essential from the original, revealing new insights and levels of meaning — different facets of the jewel, different windows into the mystery, further blossomings of the original. The birth chart possesses the same depth and complexity of archetypal meaning. So if possible, have your astrological chart interpreted by every gifted astrologer who crosses your path. In a participatory universe, every true translator or astrologer brings particular qualities of experience and knowledge that provide essential vessels for the mystery’s self-unfolding.

Because of his full-time teaching commitments, Professor Tarnas is no longer able to do personal consultations. For a reading that would be as close as possible to what he would give, he highly recommends Matthew StelznerJessica Garfield-Kabbara, Chad Harris, Delia ShargelKeiron Le Grice, and Becca Tarnas. They have all fully assimilated the archetypal perspective of Cosmos and Psyche, and their work is informed by depth psychology (transpersonal, archetypal, and Jungian).

Matthew Stelzner

Matthew Stelzner is a passionate astrologer who cares deeply about helping individuals to integrate the astrological world view into their psycho-spiritual growth path.  He has earned a Master’s degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a focus in the discipline of Archetypal Astrology, and has been a practicing professional astrologer for over twenty years.  He also has several years of training in the field of psychotherapy with a specialized focus in Gestalt therapy.  Matthew has studied and worked closely for many years with both Richard Tarnas and Stanislav Grof, and has worked as a trainer and workshop leader in Grof’s training program: Grof Transpersonal Training, which certifies facilitators in the powerful modality Holotropic Breathwork.

Matthew currently hosts an internet podcast called “Correlations: The Archetypal Astrology Podcast,” on which Richard Tarnas is a semi-regular guest.  The podcast can be accessed through his website at where you can also find Matthew’s blog and his monthly “Astrological Weather Forecasts,” as well as access to regular webinars and classes in archetypal astrology.  You can register for an astrological consultation through the website or contact Matthew directly though his email or by phone at 415-254-3445.

Jessica Garfield-Kabbara

Jessica Garfield-Kabbara is a depth psychotherapist and has been a professional archetypal astrologer since 2007. She received her master’s degree in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Jessica holds a therapeutic space that combines the rigor of years of study and practice with a highly intuitive and compassionate approach. Focusing on the natal chart and transits, she works with individuals and couples who are seeking deeper insight and awareness on their psycho-spiritual path. Her intention is to empower and support those with whom she works to more fully embody the archetypal dynamics in their birth charts by understanding the gifts and challenges with which they are working. She has clinical training in supporting people in major life transitions and crisis time periods. Jessica’s website is You can email her to schedule an astrological consultation or depth psychotherapy session at Jessica is also a teacher who offers in person and online archetypal astrology courses for personal and professional development. You may also contact Jessica for private one-on-one astrological mentoring.

Chad Alexander Harris

Chad Alexander Harris has been studying and practicing astrology since 1995, and has been an astrological teaching assistant to Richard Tarnas at the California Institute of Integral Studies since 2004. Chad is a founding faculty member of the Institute of Archetypal Cosmology and has dedicated much of his life to furthering the discipline of archetypal astrology. He also is a contributing author to Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. Chad is the owner of the YouTube channel ArchetypalView, which is an extremely valuable resource for those interested in the archetypal cosmological perspective.

Chad has an astrological practice based in San Francisco where he provides a variety of astrological services: natal chart and transit interpretation, synastry analysis for couples, and a limited astrological mentorship program. His main focus is empowering people to engage more consciously the numinous cosmic forces informing and impelling our lives. He does the consultations at his home in San Francisco, by Skype, or telephone. He can be reached through his website, by email at, or by phone at 415-310-5426.

Delia Shargel

Delia Shargel, MFT began her studies in Archetypal Astrology with Richard Tarnas in 1995. A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Integral Counseling Psychology program, she has been in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco since 2001. She integrates an understanding of archetypal dynamics into her counseling work, delighting in how symbolic self-understanding allows her clients to realize their soul’s calling. She specializes in couples’ dynamics, and in unpacking and healing painful archetypal complexes, helping people free their expression in matters of work, relationship and art. She also supervises and conducts trainings in the archetypal approach for psychotherapy interns on their path to licensure. She can be contacted at

Becca Tarnas

Becca Tarnas has been practicing astrology since 2011, and offers astrological consultations that explore the natal chart as well as personal transits. She received her Master’s degree in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program, focusing on the archetypal resonances between the Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. She writes regularly on archetypal astrology and is co-editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology.

For those living in the Bay Area, Becca offers consultations in person, and also gives readings by phone or over Skype for those living in the wider world. Her website is and she can be reached by email through her Contact Page.

Calendar of Archetypal Influences

Using the approach to transit analysis that Richard Tarnas has used and taught for many years, Philip Levine, an astrologer and software designer, worked with Professor Tarnas to create a useful calendar that is personalized for the individual, based on one’s time and place of birth. The Calendar of Archetypal Influences offers a skillfully designed presentation of the timing of the specific archetypal energies activated for the individual during a 12-month period. (If you request the student rate, you can get it for $50.) You can order it here.

Other Links

The best resource for accurate birth data for hundreds of major cultural figures past and present, founded by Lois Rodden:

For information about Stanislav Grof and Grof Transpersonal Training:

Planetary Aspects and Transits is software for Windows developed by Peter Meyer to help astrologers explore world and personal transits: