Chart Synthesis 101:
Planet, Sign and House Blends

Online Course
with Steven Forrest, Karen Hamaker-Zondag,
and Tony Howard

Course Description

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
  • Week 3: Steven Forrest – Sun/Moon Blends
  • Week 4: Tony Howard – Making Strides with Synthesis
  • 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

Next live dates: June 8 – July 3, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons plus four live Q&A sessions during the dates above (dates and times for live Q&As will be posted in early 2022).

Pre-recorded for instant access.*
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)

may register and start this course and get started today or wait for
the next live cohort and take the course at the same time as a group of
students and participate in the live question and answer sessions.
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 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
Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Senior Instructor

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 PersonalityPsychological AstrologyHorary AstrologyThe Yod Figure and Unaspected Planets and The Twelfth House.

Steven Forrest
Steven Forrest

Senior Instructor

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 Howard astrologer
Tony Howard

Senior Instructor

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 he coaches both clients and astrology students to find inspiration, creative solutions and fresh insights using the cosmos as a guide.

Rave Reviews

"My previous use of astrology involved doing readings in a “cookbook” or “alphabet” way. Tony presents his teachings in an easy to understand manner and make asking questions comfortable. I will be continuing on with these courses indefinitely."
– Melissa C.
“This stimulating series helps one get beyond individual keywords and makes a new soup out of them. It offers ways to see possibilities without dogma and eases the student into language that will help clients, rather than alarm them with old-fashioned "you are this or that." Once a student learns all the parts, what then? Putting them together is the challenge. Good job.”
– Patricia L.
“The four-year program classes are informative, the students are supportive and we learn a lot from each other. Tony is an amazing teacher, he takes the time to talk and support each of his students' questions. Tony's support of his students is amazing. The classes are never rushed but supports the students' pace. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in learning about astrology to take any courses being offered by Astrology University. Tony and his teachers are well versed, and of high caliber.”
– Maja Z.

“ When you don’t follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be. ”


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