Star Passages - An Astrological Rite of Passage
August 27th – September 2nd, 2017
Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville, CA

Reveal your true soul intention during a week long Astrological Rite of Passage at Sierra Hotsprings. On the cusp of an enchanted forest and beautiful alpine valley, we meet in ceremony to explore how Astrology and the Four Shields of Human Nature can guide us to distill our innate gifts. Kaypacha will take you on a visceral journey through your astrological chart and Rite of Passage guides, Nicole Lescher and Galaxy Dancer will facilitate a series of explorations in Nature to bring you into a deeper connection and understanding of your natal chart and all of its potential. In this program, you will approach Nature as your partner in exploring both astrological concepts as well as your own life purpose and meaning. Practices include council, setting intention, storytelling and reflection, 'yoga of astrology', an overnight solo under the stars and so much more! This camping program is designed for anyone wanting a deeper connection with one's self.

Space is limited to 12 participants. In order to balance the energies of our gathering, we will take the first six women, and the first six men (however you self-identify, which may also be gender neutral -- filling in either category). We will put registrations on hold after 6 identifying men and/or women sign up and any interested thereafter will be put on a waiting list.

Arrival: Sunday Evening (5pm), August 27th
Departure: Sunday Morning, September 2nd

Arrive by 5:00pm greetings & orientations
Dinner 6:00pm
Opening Circle

Introduction to Astrology, the 4 Elements, and 3 Modes
Introduction to Council, the Four Shields and Rites of Passage
The Yoga of Astrology (a 90-minute movement through the signs of the Zodiac)


Looking at the Past and the Future in the Horoscope
Partnering with Nature for guidance (& joy!)
Setting your Intentions for your Nature Solo/Rite of Passage - Natal Chart Readings
Introduction to Threshold and Self-Guided Ceremony

Entering the Threshold:
Overnight Nature Solo/Rite of Passage (camp on your own overnight)

Return from Solo in the morning
Telling Your Stories: Guides Mirror for Empowerment and Life Integration

Finish Stories & Mirroring
Integration Conversation
Final Feast and Celebration

DAY SIX - Saturday
Breakfast and Heading Home

* This is a camping program. Late summer nights in the mountains can get close to freezing at times, bathrooms and showers are available along with beautiful hotsprings. Participants are welcome to stay at Sierra Hotsprings before and/or after Star Passages closes.

FOOD: Participants will enjoy three meals a day catered by the Sierra Hotsprings kitchen. Unique food restrictions can be accommodated (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian).

PREPARATION: Participants will be required to send their full name, date, place and time of birth so an individual astrological birth chart can be prepared in advance. To be sent in after registration to:

The ceremony begins at the moment of decision. In preparation, please write a letter of intent regarding your reasons for attending.

  • What is calling you to make this journey?
  • Where are you in your life?
  • Are you at the beginning of something or end of something or in transition?
  • What is it that you wish to mark or celebrate?
  • How are your relationships with family, friends, and work?
  • What do you dream for yourself?
  • What calls you in the world?
  • And who are the people you are drawn to grow with?

This is an excellent preparation tool and will assist you in finding clarity.

VENUE: Sierra Hot Springs is a non-profit retreat and workshop center located at the cusp of an enchanted forest and a beautiful alpine valley. At Sierra Hotsprings it is impossible to resist the overwhelming sense of tranquility. The natural spring water is as smooth as silk, and the pools are a true experience. For centuries, Native Americans have regarded this land as a sacred healing place. We invite you to discover its incredible powers for yourself.

WHAT TO BRING: An equipment list will be sent to participants upon registration.

COST: Early Bird Discount $1,200.00 USD until Feb 1st, $1,300.00 thereafter.

REGISTRATION: Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE.

For further information feel free to contact Nicole ~

ADDITIONAL INFO: The closest airport is Reno Tahoe International Airport and is one hour from the venue.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Tickets are non-refundable, however transferable within 15 days of workshop (in order to prepare birth chart).



Tom 'Kaypacha' Lescher has more than 35 years of experience as an astrologer and spiritual practitioner. His approach to healing spirit, mind, and body through emotional release and Kundalini yoga utilizes astrology as a healing art. In addition to personal readings, he brings astrology to everyone through international lectures, experiential workshops, writing and teaching. He is the author of "The Pele Report", a weekly astrological YouTube forecast and numerous magazine and online articles. Using yoga, meditation and nature for self-renewal and natural law as his guide, his work brings balance, love, and joy to others and the planet.


nicoleNicole Lescher:
Nicole founded Rites of Awareness to re-sacrilize the human experience and reconstruct humanity's relationship with the planet. Nicole participated in her first Rite of Passage at age 14 and since has been awed by personal transformation through connecting with one’s truth. Nicole received her BA in psychology, focusing on transpersonal psychology, dreams, intuition, omens, and developing psychic awareness. She is currently working on her Masters in Social Work. Trained as a Vision Fast Guide with The School of Lost Borders, she is a compassionate listener, truth seeker, and brings much passion, intensity and humor to her work. As midwife and mirror to ceremony, Nicole provides the space for those willing to go within, an opportunity to know themselves and share their gifts with their global community.


GD 2(1)Galaxy Earth Dancer:
Galaxy is passionate about bringing others into deep communion with nature. With her first Vision Quest in 2007, she experienced Nature as mirror and teacher, and learned that each of us can go to the wilderness for respite, healing, deep self-awareness, vision, and to spark our innate creativity. Galaxy has trained as a wilderness guide with the Way of Nature and the School of Lost Borders, where she learned the power of deep listening and council work. She has participated in programs with Animas Valley Institute, exploring her own consciousness and Soul connection. Working as a guide with Open Sky Wilderness Therapy taught her the value of honest communication within the safety of a group dedicated to serving each others' growth.


One thought on “August 27 – September 2, 2017, Star Passages 3, Sierraville, CA

  1. I am very interested. I will be unable that to purchase a ticket closer to July. The total is in US currency?Coming from Canada. You would suggest I fly to Reno?

    Thank you,


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