Intro to Astrological Symbols

Online Course with Tony Howard
Aug. 8- Sep. 1, 2019

Course Description

This is course one in our new four-year training program.

In this course you will learn the basic symbols necessary for deeper astrological study: 14 Planetary Symbols, 12 Signs, and 12 houses.

If you’ve been ready to jump into learning astrology, and don’t know where to start, or you’re looking for a structured program that will help you feel confident practicing astrology for yourself or others, this is the perfect place to begin.

  • Week 1: Astrology, planetary archetypes and the wonder of the night sky
  • Week 2: The 12 signs as expressions of embodied experience
  • Week 3: The 12 Houses and intro to house systems
  • Week 4: Setting up a chart, using the ephemeris

You’ll also learn how to set up a chart in an astrology program (includes demonstrations for Solar Fire, Win*Star, and Sirius), how to use the ephemeris, and how to choose a house system to begin your study.

Taught by Tony Howard

Required text: The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins (purchase separately before the course starts)
Recommended supplementary texts: The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone; The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest; Astrology for Yourself by Demetra George

Dates: August 8 through September 1, 2019
Class times: Thursdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 2pm (Pacific Time)
$295 non-certification track / $350 certification track

Course includes: four video classes, four live Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. Certification students will have graded homework assignments and an exam.

Perfect for beginners and those looking to review the basics. Experienced students looking to enter our four-year program will have the option to test out of this course. 

Tony Howard astrologer
Tony Howard

Senior Instructor

Tony Howard is the founder of Astrology University, which provides some of the best online education in astrology available in collaboration with some of the finest Western astrologers of our time. 

Tony’s writing has been features in The Mountain Astrologer magazine in addition to the Flare anthologies: Astrology, the Next Generation and The Book of Music Horoscopes.

Tony is passionate about sharing an astrology that empowers people to consciously co-create life as an engaged participant. Through his website TheAstrologyCoach.com he coaches both clients and astrology students to find inspiration, creative solutions and fresh insights using the cosmos as a guide.

Course Curriculum

  • Course Discussion Area
    • Discussion Chat Room
  • Lesson 1
    • Class 1
    • Class 1 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 1
  • Lesson 2
    • Class 2 – The Signs
    • Class 2 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 2
  • Lesson 3
    • Class 3 – The 12 Houses
    • Class 3 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 3
  • Lesson 4
    • Class 4 – Setting Up the Chart
    • Class 4 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 4
    • Suggestions for Further Study

Rave Reviews About Tony's Teaching

“Tony is a wonderful teacher! Watching him analyze charts is a master class in interpretation.”
– J.W.
“This webinar gave me a deeper understanding of how planet placements relate to one another and how to determine strong themes in a chart. Tony’s use of films and well known people helped put concepts in to perspective and was a fun and creative way to explore the topic!”
– Mila R.
“I thoroughly enjoyed this educational piece. Tony Howard is a phenomenal presenter! He tied the material into interesting and memorable concepts and provided many useful tips and techniques.”
– Flavia B.
I really enjoy Tony's teaching style - - engaging, curious, and accessible.
– G.M.