Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

YEAR TWO 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: Major Aspects

Instructors: Kelly Surtees, Jason Holley, Tony Howard, and Mark Jones
In this course you will learn one of the most important building blocks of astrological analysis as we uncover the symbolism of the 6 major aspects: Conjunction, Opposition, Square, Sextile, Trine, and Quincunx. Through teachings of four instructors, you’ll be introduced to psychological, mythic and traditional approaches to these aspects. We will cover aspect theory as well as application through chart examples featuring each of the 6 major aspects.

Required text: Aspects in Astrology by Sue Tompkins
Supplemental Text: Aspects and Personality by Karen Hamaker-Zondag

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. 

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

Course 2: The Four Angles

Instructors: Darby Costello and Tony Howard
In this course we will explore the four angles – powerful points in our chart that constellate energy. Sometimes called “the cross of matter”, these angles can be understood as points through which core energetics in our life manifest – from our home environment, to how we meet the world and step into life, to our life’s mission or career, to how we meet “the other”.

We’ll learn the meanings of the IC, the Ascendant, the MC and the Descendant. We’ll discover how to interpret those points through their signs and also the planets ruling those signs.

Required texts: Incarnation: The Four Angles and the Moon’s Nodes by Melanie Reinhart and The Midheaven: Spotlight on Success by Frank Clifford (ebook available as part of The Astrology Quartet)

Course includes a bonus lesson with Safron Rossi on the “gatekeeper” archetype.

Next Live Dates: September 22 – October 17, 2021
Four pre-recorded lessons plus four live Q&A sessions: Sep. 26 at 2pm; Oct. 3 at 9am; Oct. 10 at 3pm; Oct. 17 at 9am (Pacific Time)

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. OR you may wait for the next live cohort on the above dates when we’ll offer four live Q&A sessions. 

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

Course 3: Inner and Outer Planets in Combination – When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

Instructors: Jessica Murray

The personal planets take on transpersonal power when they interact with the three outer planets. In this course, Jessica looks at what happens to Mercury, Venus and Mars when they are in major aspect with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. She talks about how to approach these aspects in a natal chart as well as what to expect from their transits, from psychological and spiritual points of view.

Required Text: Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo
Supplemental Texts: Aspects and Personality by Karen Hamaker-Zondag and The Inner Planets by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas

Next Live Dates: October 27 – November 21, 2021
Pre-recorded lessons plus four live Q&A sessions: Oct. 31 at noon, Nov. 7 at noon, Nov. 14 at 9am; Nov. 21 at 12:30pm

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. 

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

Course 4: Natal Chart Synthesis 201 – Holistic Chart Interpretation

Instructors: Tony Howard and Kelly Surtees
Now that you’ve learned the meaning of the core symbols of astrology – planets, signs, houses and aspects – it’s time to work toward a holistic look at the chart. In this course we’ll teach you 4 key steps toward chart interpretation and work through the steps with two famous charts so you can learn how to synthesize all of the details into a cohesive interpretation. This course is perfect if you’ve struggled trying to pull together all of the details in a natal chart into a cohesive analysis. At the end of the course, you’ll have a system you can use to identify the core aspects and themes to focus on for your interpretation. 

In part two of the course, you’ll get tips for understanding chart signatures that students often find challenging. This includes aspects and planet-sign-house combinations of paradox, complex archetypal blending, seemingly contradictory astrological symbols, or multiple areas of emphasis.

Includes the charts of Malcolm X and Penelope Cruz.

Required Text: Getting to the Heart of Your Chart with Frank Clifford
Supplementary Text: 
Aspects in Astrology by Sue Tompkins

Live Dates: December 1 – 22, 2021

Pre-recorded lessons plus four live Q&A sessions Sundays alternating at 9am and 3pm Pacific Time.

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. 

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

Registration opens September 2021.

Course 5: Forecasting 101 – Timing Cycles with Transits

Instructor: Darby Costello, Kelly Surtees and Tony Howard

Learn the core timing technique of modern astrology which is the foundation of most modern timing readings. You’ll learn how to identify important transits, how to approach interpretation, and how to approach forecasting or “prediction”. We’ll look at chart examples to see how key events in people’s lives reflected their planetary transits at the time.

Required Text: Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady
Supplemental texts: The Changing Sky by Steven Forrest and The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas; Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo

Dates: January 19 – February 13, 2022*
Pre-recorded and available for instant access. You may register and start this course and get started today or wait for the next live cohort on the dates above. You will have access to a discussion area to ask questions as you move through the course.

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

Course 6: Retrograde Planets

Instructors: Tony Howard and Safron Rossi

Study retrograde planets according to Erin Sullivan’s extensive exploration of the subject. We’ll spend extra time with Mercury retrograde, Venus retrograde, and Mars retrograde. We’ll explore Rudhyar’s phase relationship model and approach to retrograde planets, as well as the mythic dimensions of Mercury, Venus and Mars. Also includes a quick look Jupiter retrograde, and discuss the impact of the slower planets’ retrograde cycles.

Required Text: Retrograde Planets by Erin Sullivan
Supplemental Text: Astrological Aspects: A Process-Oriented Approach by Leyla Rael and Dane Rudhyar

Next live dates: February 23-March 20, 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 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. 

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

Course 7: Cosmos and Psyche 201 – Cycles of Creativity and Expansion

In this course we will dive into the Jupiter-Uranus cycle as we review the gifts of an archetypal approach to astrology. We’ll read chapters 6 and 8 of this landmark text while mapping out ways to incorporate the material into your astrological chart analysis while working with clients and seeking to understand world events.

In addition to working with the Jupiter-Uranus cycle in natal charts and collective correlations, we’ll think about how to approach important forthcoming transits in both the collective and in personal experience.

Instructors: Dr. Safron Rossi and Tony Howard

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

Dates: March/April 2022
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
*Certification track includes feedback on homework and exam.

Registration opens December 2021.

Course 8: Timing Development with Progressions

Instructor: Kelly Surtees, Darby Costello and Steven Forrest

Learn how to work with secondary progressions in an astrological timing reading. You’ll learn how progressions can describe our “shifting” or “evolving” experience of our self and our psyche over time. Includes an intro to the progressed Sun, Moon, and progressed lunar phase, plus a bonus lesson on progressed Venus. Includes Kelly’s approach to combining transits with progressions and Darby’s approach to the progressed Moon. 

Required Texts: The Changing Sky by Steven Forrest, The Astrological Moon by Darby Costello
Supplemental Texts: Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady; Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo; The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone

Next live dates: May 4-29, 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 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. 

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

Course 9: The Lunar Nodes 101

Instructor: Mark Jones

In this course youll be introduced to the lunar nodes from an evolutionary and humanistic perspective. Mark Jones will share his technique for interpreting the nodes of the Moon derived from the teachings of Dane Rudhyar in conjunction with insights gained from his years of work counseling others.

The nodes can be approached as a doorway to understanding our deepest life purpose in the context of a therapeutic emphasis on personal transformation.

Required Text: Healing the Soul by Mark Jones

Next Live Dates: June 2 to 27, 2021
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*)

*You 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.
*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

Optional Summer Elective: The 12 Houses in History and Practice

Instructor: Demetra George
In this 12-part series, Demetra explores the houses from a traditional through modern approaches. 

Required Text: None (this course includes 12 video lessons)

Dates: Self-study at your own pace
Available with a discount only to students who complete all of the year-two material. You will receive an email at the end of year two with a special discount code to register. All other students can take this course any time

In-Person Summer Retreat (Year-Two Students)

July 23-24, 2021 in Boulder, CO

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 two. 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.

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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