Counseling Tools for Challenging Aspects

Online Course with Kelly Surtees


Dealing with difficult planets, aspects and chart placements is a large part of the work of an astrologer.

You’ll learn how to identify and describe any potential difficulties in the chart, and you’ll discover the best ways to manage any problem planets and placements.

From identifying a difficult chart combination, to discussing it with your client and finally identifying strategies to work with problematic placements, there is so much you can do with something difficult in astrology.

This four-part training will teach you techniques and strategies to help you navigate sensitive and challenging chart patterns.

You’ll learn how to talk about a hard aspect or placement with a client and how to identify and share solutions that can help your client work with the more frustrating parts of their chart.

You’ll discover:

  • What a difficult placement or aspect looks like
  • How to highlight topics and areas of life that require extra support
  • The ways in which fate and free will nudge you towards or away from certain topics

By drawing on traditional astrology ideas, you’ll add depth and richness to your chart interpretation work. The better you understand how difficult chart combinations work, the easier it will be to find a way through a chart challenge, for yourself and your clients.

This four-part training includes videos, reading material and homework exercises, as well as an online class discussion forum for ongoing conversations and Q+A.

Course level: intermediate. It’s assumed that students are already familiar with aspects and concepts like planetary strength.


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Kelly Surtees
Kelly Surtees

Senior Instructor

Kelly Surtees is a counselling astrologer and writer who splits her time between Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada. She is an inspiring teacher, who loves to share astrology with students and clients. With more than 15 years in private practice, Kelly is experienced, warm, friendly and insightful.

Kelly’s passion for astrology is infectious, and her intention with every course is to help students like you deepen their understanding of astrology. Past students of Kelly’s are using astrology to help others around the world. Kelly teaches with a traditional focus, grounding ancient philosophy into modern life.

You’ll learn how to express the language of the sky clearly and with purpose. Kelly’s insight and knowledge is matched by her skill as a clear, accessible teacher. You’ll have fun, learn and grow as a person by studying with Kelly.

Rave Reviews About Kelly's Teaching

"Fabulous class. Loved the teaching, room for questions, and the hand outs/homework. Such an outstanding teacher (I would love to look at Kelly's chart to see where all her intelligence, articulation, and energy come from), and it was eye opening to explore traditional astrological concepts vs the modern that I am more familiar with. Thanks again Astrology U. Keep 'em coming!"
-Laura M., US
"This course delivers concrete ways to identify difficult chart placements and communicate those challenges with clients using sensitive yet descriptive language. Highly recommended!"
-Iona M, US
"I really enjoyed your class … so well organized and presented in such a kindly and thorough manner."
-S.C., Australia
"I am very much enjoying working my way through the brilliant course, and it has been restoring my faith in the art of astrology and the good heartedness of the teacher."
-L.B., South Africa

“ When you don’t follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be. 

Astrology is one of the most direct tools to self-inquiry. Why not start your inner journey today!

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+1 (720) 663-1790‬

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