Mastering The Four Angles
Learn how to work with the Four Angles in this essential foundation workshop with Steven Forrest. The Four Angles are made up of the Ascendant (ASC), Midheaven (MC), Descendant (DSC) and Astrological Nadir (IC), and mastering their interpretation provides a solid underpinning for any understanding of the natal chart.
Our first step in understanding the Four Angles is to ask why we have placed so much emphasis on the MC and ASC and so little on the nadir and DSC (7th house cusp) in modern astrological practice. Our valuing of “style” and “career” over inner life and human relationship is a cultural error here – and we astrologers must not be swept into it by under-emphasizing the IC and DSC. In this class, we explore an integrated, inter-dependent view all four of these critical functions.
You will learn their core meaning in the natal chart and also in developmental terms under the stimulus of transits, progressions, and solar arcs. Metaphysical astrologers of days gone by thought of the Four Angles as the “cross of matter upon which spirit was crucified.” Our view will be cheerier! But we do understand that the successful concrete manifestation in the real world of one’s soul intentions is critically dependent upon a strong, conscious response to these four elemental points.
8 hrs. 18 min. | 8 videos | includes all handouts plus bonus audio-only version of this course
Steven Forrest is one of the most well-known and accomplished astrologers on the planet. He received a B.A. in Religion in 1971 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and started his astrological practice shortly thereafter. In 1984, Bantam Books published his first book, The Inner Sky and the rest is history. The book has gone on to be an international bestseller and continues to enthrall audiences to this day.
Since then Steven has rolled out many more astrology classics including The Changing Sky, Yesterday’s Sky, The Book of Neptune, and The Night Speaks. Steven heads the largest astrological apprentice training program, teaching students in several countries. His teaching skill is stellar, and students return to the program year after year, even long after becoming professional astrologers and writers themselves.