Intro to Astrological Symbols

Online Course with Tony Howard

Course Description

This is course one in our 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 an 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 and The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone (purchase separately before the course starts)
Recommended supplementary texts:
 The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest (free digital copy included at no charge)Horoscope Symbols by Rob Hand

$295 non-certification track / $350 certification track*

Dates and Viewing Info

The course lessons are pre-recorded so you can start viewing right away. Class for the new 2020 cohort starts officially on August 12, 2020. 

Live Q&A Dates for the 2020 Session
Get your questions answered live and get to know your new cohort of Year One students!

  • Sunday August 16 at 3pm Pacific Time
  • Sunday August 23 at 9am Pacific Time
  • Saturday August 29 at 1pm Pacific Time
  • Sunday September 6 at 3pm Pacific Time

If you can’t attend the Q&A sessions in real time, you can email your questions in advance to [email protected] and we will answer your questions in the live sessions!

Course includes: four video classes, six recorded Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework and bonus videos. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. 

*Certification-track students will receive feedback on homework and an exam. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

This course is 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.

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've been studying astrology for over two decades, and was optimistic about taking this intro class as an avenue into grounding my knowledge. I can't even begin to express the depth and breadth that Tony opened up in his presentations and his presence with the students. My knowledge base about the signs and houses was truly expanded. Tony is a gifted teacher, and it was quite obvious that his passion and priority are enhancing the knowledge of all participants, from all levels of learning. I am looking forward to continuing with my studies at AU."
– E.F., US

“ 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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