Chart Synthesis 101:
Planet, Sign and House Blends
In this four-week course you’ll learn how to blend archetypes beginning with Sun and Moon blends. You’ll learn basic “keyword blending” and take the first steps in learning how to “hear” aspects in a person’s biographical material.
If you’ve ever struggled putting the planet-sign-house pieces together, this course is for you!
- Week 1: Steven Forrest – Putting a Planet in a Sign and a House
- Week 2: Tony Howard – Keyword Blending (live June 9)
- Week 3: Steven Forrest – Sun/Moon Blends
- Week 4: Tony Howard – Making Strides with Synthesis (live June 23)
- Bonus Lesson: Karen Hamaker-Zondag – First Steps to Synthesis
Required Texts: Key Words for Astrology by Hajo Banzhof and Anna Haebler; Planetary Symbolism in the Horoscope by Karen Hamaker-Zondag
Optional Texts: The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins
Dates (for next live cohort): June 2, 2021 to June 27, 2021
Includes a mix of pre-recorded and live lessons (see above)
Four live Q&A sessions on Sundays alternating between 9am and 3pm Pacific Time
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification-track students will receive feedback on homework and an exam review. Audit students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.
Instructors: Steven Forrest, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, and Tony Howard
Course includes: four video classes, 4 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.
Level: Intermediate students (you’ve been studying for at least a year or more and are have a basic grasp of the meaning of planets, signs and houses).
This is course nine in our four-year training program. You do not have to be enrolled in the program to take this course.
Karen Hamaker-Zondag started her astrological practice in 1975. She is a founding member of two schools in Holland: an astrological school, Stichting Achernar, founded in 1980, and a school of Jungian psychology, Stichting Orderir, founded 1987.
A leading astrologer in Holland she also lectures extensively throughout the world and first began lecturing for the CPA in 1997.
She is the author of many astrological books including Foundations of Personality, Psychological Astrology, Horary Astrology, The Yod Figure and Unaspected Planets and The Twelfth House.
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 shortly thereafter began to establish his astrological practice. In 1984, Bantam Books published his first book, The Inner Sky. Esquire magazine called it “intelligent, well-written and actually fun.” Since then he has published several astrology classics including The Changing Sky, Skymates, and The Night Speaks, an extended argument for the intellectual and philosophical plausibility of astrology.
Tony is passionate about sharing an astrology that empowers people to consciously co-create life as an engaged participant. Tony’s writing is featured in the Flare anthologies Astrology the New Generation and The Book of Music Horoscopes. 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.