Mystery School

In January 2020, queer astrologers Aurora and Tere Parsley Starnes of Starsdance Astrology co-founded an online mystery school: invoking community across continents in hopes of making the sacred science of astrology accessible to all those who are ready and willing to learn.

Here are some of the commonly asked questions about Starsdance Astrology Online Mystery School. If you have one that is not listed here, please contact us at

What is Starsdance Mystery School?

We are an online collective of educators that reveal the mysteries of astrology and magic through a modern, queer lens. Facilitated by eclectic practitioners of the Reclaiming Tradition of witchcraft, we strive to make this sacred science accessible and relevant to modern day members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community.

What do we teach?

“As Below, So Above”

Our curriculum includes classes on various astrology subjects that are beginner-friendly, while also serving as a fresh perspective for the seasoned astrologer. We weave in opportunities for self-reflection and empowered action through studying the stars: encouraging students to discover and embrace their True Self as an essential part of the cosmos.

Who teaches these courses?

Created by Tere Parsley Starnes (founder of Starsdance Astrology) and Aurora the Witch (freelance graphic designer), these two astrologers are the instructors of the 2020 curriculum. Check out their bios for more information about their styles of astrology and witchcraft!

Where do we teach?

Online via email (for content) Discord (our classroom) and via Zoom webinars.

What is Discord?

Used by gamers for years, Discord is a free voice, video and chat app that can be used on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Similar to Slack, it serves as our social platform that allows students from around the world to learn together through sharing images, posting links and deep conversation in a safe container.

What will students receive from enrolling in Starsdance Mystery School?

We offer multiple tiers of enrollment and content to suit your needs. When you subscribe for a year, each student will receive:

★ Complete access to all course materials
★ A printer-friendly PDF workbook
★ An opportunity to connect with other students via supportive online community
★ Tere’s daily Follow the Moon Forecasts
★ Access to our seasoned astrologers for questions in the realms of astrology and magic

What does tuition cost?

We offer multiple options of involvement and payment. Please visit our Tuition page for a more specific price and content breakdown.

Radical Inclusivity is important to us!

We want to make this community available to as many people as possible while also ensuring that our work is justly compensated. If the sliding fee is outside of your budget, please contact us at to discuss other options.

Can I sign up for the monthly option anytime during the year?

We offer this option before each class starts (our 2020 curriculum includes five courses of various lengths) giving you access to the class materials, instructors, Discord channels, webinars, and Follow the Moon daily lunar forecast while you are subscribing.

Can I register per class?

Yes. You may register per class. Under this option you will have access to the Discord channels that pertain to the class, and the materials created for the class. Only monthly or pre-paid subscribers will receive the daily Follow the Moon lunar forecast.

Why does this school exist?

Astrology is a meaningful language of self-discovery and connection. As experienced facilitators of magic, paradox, astrology, and change, this school serves as our long-term commitment to sharing these elements with a willing community of learners and practitioners.

Join us on social media!

You can find us spinning cyber-webs of magic at: starsdance.mysteryschool (Instagram) Starsdance Mystery School (Facebook)