Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

YEAR FOUR COURSES

Rolling enrollment is open for self-study! Start from the beginning and work towards certification OR take only the courses you’re interested in and study at your own pace. 

Course 1: Lunar Phase and Planetary Phase Relationships

Instructors: Kelly Surtees, Mark Jones and Tony Howard
In this course you’ll learn the meaning of lunar phases in the birth chart and by progression. You’ll also learn the lunar phase theory taught by Dane Rudhyar and how that theory informs a phase-relationship understanding of planetary aspects.

Required Text: The Lunation Cycle: A Key to the Understanding of Personality by Dane Rudhyar; Finding our Way through the Dark by Demetra George; and Full-Phase Aspects Astrology’s Mirror by Michael Erlewine
Supplementary Text: Cycles of Becoming by Alexander Ruperti

Dates: t.b.d. August 2022
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Summer 2022

Course 2: Relationship Astrology 201 – Composite Charts

In this course you’ll learn the technique for combining two charts into a new chart called the “composite” chart. This chart can be read as describing the relationship between those two people. Mark Jones shares a psychological and spiritual approach to working with these charts. 

Instructor: Mark Jones

Required Texts: Skymates II: The Composite Chart by Steven Forrest and Jodie Tighe
Supplementary Text: Astrology A Language of Life Volume IV – Relationship Analysis by Robert Blaschke

Dates: t.b.d. September 2022
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Summer 2022

Course 3: Research Methods for Writing, Blogging and Exploration

Instructor: Tony Howard and Kelly Surtees
Learn how to apply astrology to analysis of current events and/or astrological energies for writing, blogging, and social media. Learn how to do non-statistical astrological research for creative exploration. 

Required Text: Tables of Planetary Phenomena by Neil Michelsen

Dates: t.b.d. October 2022
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Summer 2022

Course 4: Creating a Healing Container for Consultation

Instructors: Tony Howard, Kelly Surtees and Mark Jones
Students will learn how to prepare for professional consultation. You’ll learn how to set up your space both practically and energetically to facilitate a healing connection with clients. This course includes a focus on how – and when – to discuss shadow material, how to honor the dictum of the Hippocratic Oath “first, do no harm,” and how to engage in a conversation that ultimately leaves the client feeling empowered to participate in the co-creative process of making important choices and they trust both themselves and the artful mystery of the cosmos. 

Required Text: The Placebo Effect by Joe Dispenza

Dates: t.b.d. December 2022
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Fall 2022

Course 5: Astrological Counseling Skills 101

Instructors: Mark Jones, Hadley Fitzgerald, Carol Ferris and Kelly Surtees
Students will improve counseling skills in the consultation and learn how basic psychological dynamics enter into and impact the consultation.

Required Texts: The Soul Speaks by Mark Jones; Counseling Principles for Astrologers: Becoming an Effective Change Agent by Donna Cunningham

Dates: t.b.d. January 2023
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2023

Course 6: Chart Synthesis Practicum

Instructor: Tony Howard
Students will spend four weeks in open sessions practicing chart interpretation with their peers, receiving feedback and having questions answered. The goal is to increase confidence in chart interpretation.

Required Text: none

Dates: t.b.d. February 2023
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Fall 2022

Course 7: Ethics in Astrology and Consulting

Instructors: Tony Howard, Hadley Fitzgerald, Mark Jones, and guest presenters

In this course we’ll discuss ethics while practicing astrology, whether in a consulting session, public speaking or blogging. In addition, this course includes diversity training and awareness.

Required Text: none

Dates: t.b.d. March 2023
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Winter 2022

Course 8: Your Professional Toolkit

Instructor: Tony Howard

      • Building your website, writing blogs and recording podcasts
      • Marketing 101
      • Building your practice

Required Text: The Professional Astrologer: Building a Successful Astrology Practice by OPA

Dates: t.b.d. April/May 2023
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Winter 2022

Course 9: Final Projects

Instructor: Tony Howard
Students will work on their final project. Students will spend time in the group presenting sample chart analysis and receive feedback. Students will discuss their final project and receive feedback from Tony.

Required Texts: none

Dates: t.b.d. June 2023
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2023

Graduation and Celebration in Boulder, CO

Cohort 1: July 2023
Cohort 2: July 2024
Cohort 3: July 2025

Join us for celebration of your achievement! We’ll share highlights from our experience and have a heartfelt graduation ceremony. We’ll spend one day setting intentions for our astrology practice and supporting each other.

We’ll spend a second day in nature and finish with an intentional closing ceremony. 

ELECTIVES

Elective: Astrologies of the Early 20th Century – Origins of Modern Psychological Astrology

Instructors: Tony Howard and Christopher Renstrom
Learn how astrologers in the early 20th century made innovations in the field. Includes an introductory look at the work of CEO Carter, Max Heindel, Marc Edmund Jones, and Dane Rudhyar.

Required Texts: The Principles of Astrology by Charles Carter, Person Centered Astrology by Dane Rudhyar, Messages of the Stars by Max Heindel, Essentials of Astrological Analysis by Marc Edmund Jones

Dates: t.b.d. May/June 2022
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Elective: Philosophy, Fate and Free Will

Instructors: Demetra George, Brian Clark, and Jessica Murray
Listen to master astrologers engage in the timeless discussion of fate and free will as it applies to astrological practice. 

Required Text: The Astrology of Fate by Liz Greene

Dates: t.b.d.
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Elective: Integrating Ancient Techniques into Modern Practice

Instructor: Kelly Surtees
Learn how to integrate ancient techniques into modern practice. Kelly will include discussions on sect, planetary condition, traditional rulerships and more.

Required Text: Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice by Demetra George

Dates: June 8 through July 3 
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Elective: Vocation, Mission and Calling

Instructors: Brian Clark and Tony Howard
Explore the chart significations for career and vocation. We’ll ruminate deeply on calling and life purpose and look at ways the birth chart can help speak to these compelling issues. 

Required Texts: Vocation by Brian Clark

Dates: t.b.d. (year four)
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Elective: Ancient Timing Techniques

Instructors: Demetra George and Kelly Surtees
In this 4-part series, Demetra and Kelly introduce you to timing techniques used by ancient astrologers including time lords, annual profections, and firdaria. 

Required Text: None (this course includes 4 video lessons)

Dates: t.b.d. (year three)

Elective: Research Techniques

Instructor: Tony Howard
Learn the science – and art – of approaching astrological research. We’ll consider research methods, review some of astrology’s history attempting astrological research including the Guaquelin studies, and how to write about and share your research.

Required Texts: Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior: The Planetary Factors in Personality by Michel Gauquelin

Dates: t.b.d. (year four)
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Elective: Mundane Astrology

Instructor: Tony Howard and special guests.
Learn how to use astrology to get deeper insight into world events and the charts of countries.

Required Texts: Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas; Tables of Planetary Phenomena by Neil Michelsen

Dates: t.b.d. (year four)
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Elective: Location Astrology

Instructor: Brian Clark and special guests.
Learn the core techniques of locational astrology including Astro*Carto*Graphy, local space and relocating the birth chart. We’ll explore how our location impacts our experience of our birth chart through several chart examples. 

Required Texts: The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy by Jim Lewis and Kenneth Irving

Dates: t.b.d. (year four)
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Elective: Preparation for the ISAR Certification Exam

Instructor: Tony Howard
Complete the requirements necessary to sit for the ISAR Certification Exam. Astrology University is an approved affiliate school. If you complete our four-year program, you are eligible to sit for their exam. This course will help you prepare for the exam. 

Required Texts: ISAR Exam Preparatory Materials

Dates: t.b.d. August 2023
$295 (not a required course – offered for those wishing to take the CAPISAR exam)

ABOUT COURSE ENROLLMENT

Our program courses are offered a la carte and also in 9-course bundles. You can choose to join the current courses live, or enroll after the live presentation and complete the course on your own time. Online discussion areas are monitored regularly whether the course is live or pre-recorded, so all certification students will get direct feedback and response to questions

DANE RUDHYAR

“ 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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