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 your connection to the cosmos
  • 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)
Recommended supplementary texts: The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone; The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest; Horoscope Symbols by Rob Hand

Available Now for Instant Access!
$295 non-certification track / $350 certification track

Course includes: four video classes, six recorded 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 have the option to attempt to test out of this course for full credit. 

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 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
    • Submit Your Birth Info
  • Lesson 1 – Astrology, Planetary Archetypes and Your Connection to the Cosmos
    • Class 1
    • Class 1 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 1
    • Lesson One Quiz
  • Lesson 2 – The 12 Signs as Expressions of Embodied Experience
    • Class 2 – The Signs
    • Class 2 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 2
    • Lesson 2 Quiz
  • Lesson 3 – Introduction to the 12 Houses
    • Class 3 – The 12 Houses
    • Class 3 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 3
    • Lesson 3 Quiz
  • Lesson 4 – Setting Up Your Software and Using the Ephemeris
    • Class 4 – Setting Up the Chart
    • Extra Demos: Solar Fire and Time Passages (for Apple)
    • Using the Ephemeris
    • Class 4 Homework and Reading
    • Q&A 4
    • Suggestions for Further Study
    • Software Discount Codes
    • Final Exam Study Guide
    • Final Exam

Rave Reviews

“Tony, your lectures have been stellar. It's clear that you're rigorously thinking through the order in which we need to hear the information to facilitate our actually taking it in. Moreover, you're also resisting the temptation to make the meanings formulaic, and thus overly reductive. I think it's quite remarkable that after a mere three lessons, I'm starting to grok how to think astrologically.”
– Susan Shannon
“Tony is a wonderful teacher! Watching him analyze charts is a master class in interpretation.”
– J.W.
“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.

“ 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!

Contact Info

+1 503 877-4484

Scroll to Top

Get Frank Clifford's Power Degrees ebook

Signup for our newsletter and get a FREE EBOOK on the power degrees of the zodiac!

We do not sell or share your information with anyone.

You're all signed up!

Please check your inbox for our confirmation email.