Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

YEAR THree 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: Aspect Patterns

Instructors: Karen Hamaker-Zondag and Tony Howard

Learn the meaning of the major aspect patterns.

      • Week 1: T-Squares and Grand Crosses
      • Week 2: The Yod
      • Week 3: The Grand Trine, Stellium and Talent Triangle
      • Week 4: The Aspect Patterns of Marc Edmund Jones (bucket, bundle, seesaw, etc.)

Required Texts: Aspect Pattern Astrology by Bruno and Louise Huber and Michael Huber,  Chart Shapes: The Code to Interpretation by Wanda Sellar, and The Yod Book by Karen Hamaker-Zondag; Planetary Aspects: An Astrological Guide to Managing Your T-Square by Tracy Marks

Supplemental Text: The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation by Marc Edmund Jones (only if easily available)

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track**)
*Pre-recorded and available for instant access. You may register and start this course and get started today. You will have access to a discussion area to ask questions as you move through the course. 

**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.

Course 2: The History of Astrology

Instructors: Demetra George and Christopher Renstrom
Discover astrology’s rich history and tradition beginning with ancient Babylonia, its consolidation in Egypt, the diffusion of astrology through the Roman Empire and sojourn into the Persian and Islamic Republics, to its 12th Century reintroduction into Medieval Europe.

In this engaging and enlightening seminar the interface between astrology and ancient philosophy, religion, myth, and politics is deeply explored. How the Gnostic, Hermetic, Neoplatonic, Christian, and Jewish traditions regarded one’s life through the reflection of the stars and the concept of fate and free will is brilliantly articulated. 

Includes breakout session on the unique history of astrology in the US and UK in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

This course will leave you in awe with a rich context for astrology’s place in our history, and a new awareness of the profundity of the astrological tradition and its legacy to the human imagination.

Required Texts: Astrology: A History by Peter Whitfield

Additional suggested reading for further study: A History of Horoscopic Astrology by James Holden; A History of Western Astrology Volume I and A History of Western Astrology Volume II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds by Nicholas Campion; Flirting with the Zodiac and Modern Astrologers by Kim Farnell 

Instructors: Demetra George, Christopher Renstrom and Tony Howard

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track**)
*Pre-recorded and available for instant access. You may register and start this course and get started today. You will have access to a discussion area to ask questions as you move through the course. 

**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.

Course 3: Intro to Hellenistic Astrology

Instructors: Demetra George
Learn the Hellenistic approach to chart reading. Get introduced to the concept of evaluating planetary condition and learn the first steps towards making a judgment about a planet’s condition.

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

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track**)
*Pre-recorded and available for instant access. You may register and start this course and get started today. You will have access to a discussion area to ask questions as you move through the course.

**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.

Course 4: Zodiacal Polarities and the Mythic Imagination

Instructor: Safron Rossi

The zodiac contains 6 natural polarities. Learning to see in terms of polarity helps with understanding both the shadows and potential gifts of each sign. In many ways, polarities can act like allopathic remedies where the cure is found in the opposite. Myth is our guide in deepening our understanding of the needs and values of each sign and the medicine they offer their polarity partner.

In this course we will look at C.G. Jung’s idea of the tension of opposites and James Hillman’s idea of the union of sames so to deepen our appreciation for the psychological value of polarities and the opposition aspect. We will then explore the polarity dynamic of each zodiac pair through Greek myth, and discern some of the archetypal themes belonging to each pair.

Required Texts: Mythic Astrology: Internalizing the Planetary Powers by Arielle Guttman
Supplemental Text: The Astrology of Fate by Liz Greene

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track**)
*Pre-recorded and available for instant access. You may register and start this course and get started today. You will have access to a discussion area to ask questions as you move through the course. 

**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.

 

Course 5: Solar Arc Directions – Forecasting Key Events

Instructor: Kathy Rose

When an astrologer integrates Solar Arcs in the consultation, a deeper level of understanding opens up into the cycles of our client’s development. In this course, you will learn how Solar Arcs are calculated, how they work, and how they help you spot key developmental times in life – at a glance!

Instructor Kathy Rose will guide you through theory as well as practical application of Solar Arcs, using numerous illustrative chart examples. Adding this vital timing technique with transits and applying them in chart analysis will take your “art” of astrology to the next level, revealing key periods of challenge and fulfillment. You will also enjoy video segments of noted astrologer Noel Tyl explaining his advanced approach to calculating and understanding Solar Arcs, adding a special bonus layer to this course.

Required Text: The Solar Arc Handbook by Frank Clifford

Dates: January 19 – February 13, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons released each Wednesday plus live Q&A Sessions (Jan. 23 at 3pm Pacific time; Jan. 30 at 9am Pacific time; Feb. 6 at 3pm Pacific time; Feb. 13 at 9am Pacific time)
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)

*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

 

Course 6: Forecasting 201 – Synthesizing Timing Techniques

Instructors: Tony Howard and Kelly Surtees
In this course we’ll take our timing techniques a step further as we learn ways to integrate multiple techniques in practical ways for powerful forecasting. You’ll learn methods for blending transits and progressions, how to incorporate Solar Arcs, and how to share this material with clients in a way that inspires them, and gives them a sense of agency about their coming opportunities and life choices.

Required Texts: The Changing Sky by Steven Forrest; Relationships and Life Cycles by Stephen Arroyo
Supplementary Texts: Transits the Time of Your Life by Betty Lundsted; The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas

Bonus: Includes “The Four Nets: Preparing an Astrological Timing Reading” by Steven Forrest

Dates: February 23 – March 20, 2022
Prerecorded lessons plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays Feb. 27 at 9 am; March 6 at 3pm; March 13 at 3pm; March 20 at 3pm (all Pacific Time)

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Course 7: The Lunar Nodes 201 – Aspects to the Nodes

Instructor: Mark Jones

In this course Mark will teach how to interpret aspects to the lunar nodes, including planets conjunct and square the nodes.

Required Text: Healing the Soul by Mark Jones

Dates: March 30 – April 24, 2022
Prerecorded lessons plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays at 9am Pacific time.
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Course 8: Myth and Modern Astrology

Instructor: Jason Holley
Jason teaches you how to apply myth to astrological inquiry in a psychological context and how myth can open a doorway to deeper conversation and exploration of life/chart themes. 

Required Text: Reading material will be provided as pdfs. 

Dates: May 4 – 29, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons plus four live Q&A sessions on Sundays (all times are Pacific Time) May 8 at 12pm; May 15 at 9am; May 22 at 1pm; May 29 at 3pm.
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Course 9: Relationship Astrology 101 – Synastry

Instructor: Brian Clark and Tony Howard
In this course we’ll get an introduction to analyzing relationships using the technique of “synastry” – looking at the connections between chart features in two charts. Synastry can be used to think about any relationship between two people: romantic pairings, longterm relationships, parent-child, siblings, co-workers, etc. We’ll teach the theory of chart combining and work through several examples to apply this complex but profound technique. You won’t come away with simple recipes for “which signs are most compatible”. Instead you’ll learn how planets can relate to each other, for ways that two people can work with the charts they have for more successful and fulfilling relating.

Required Texts: From the Moment We Met – The Astrology of Adult Relationships by Brian ClarkSynastry by Ronald Davison; 
Supplementary Text: Skymates by Steven Forrest and Jodie Tighe; Relationships and Life Cycles by Stephen Arroyo

Dates: June 8 through July 3, 2022
Prerecorded lessons plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays at 3pm Pacific time.
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

In-Person Summer Retreat (Year-Three Students)

July 23-24, 2022 in Chicago, IL

Join us for our annual summer retreat in person. You’ll get to know other students in the program and have fun deepening your learning experience in a beautiful natural setting.

We’ll spend extra time integrating what we’ve learned in year three. In addition, as a group, you’ll select topics from this year that you’d like to explore deeper and we’ll work through charts of participants and famous figures throughout the retreat.

Registration opens in May 2022. Registration will include both year two and three students.

Elective: Jungian Psychology for Astrologers

Instructor: Karen Hamader-Zondag

Required Texts: Psychological Astrology: A Synthesis of Jungian Psychology and Astrology by Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Dates: On demand self study – register now
$225

Elective: Intro to Medieval Astrology

Instructors: Mychal A. Bryan
An introduction to medieval astrology through the work of William Lilly. Includes extensive teaching on temperament.

Required Text: Christian Astrology by William Lilly

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

Elective: Electional Astrology

Instructors: Kelly Surtees and Tony Howard
Learn how to use astrology to choose auspicious dates for the timing of important actions.

Required Texts: Bonatti on Elections by Guido Bonatti and The Little Book of Electional Astrology by Kim Farnell
Suggested supplementary reading: Here and There in Astrology: And What Is the Nature of This Event? by Ivy Goldstein-Jacobsen

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

Elective: Declination and Out of Bounds Planets

Instructor: Tony Howard
Learn how to incorporate declination into your chart analysis. You’ll learn how to interpret the parallel and contraparallel in addition to “out of bounds” planets – those whose peak of declination is higher than the Sun’s maximum.

Required Texts: Declination by Paul Newman and Out of Bounds Inner Planets by Tony Howard

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

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