Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

Four-Year Program

Professional Astrologer

Training and Certification

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Enrollment is open*. Take only the courses you’re interested in – OR start from the beginning and work towards certification.
Purchase the courses “a la carte” or get one year bundled for a special price!

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ENROLLMENT DETAILS

We offer two enrollment options:
  • You may enroll in the program with a new cohort of students from July 15 to August 30, 2020 (for either year one or year two).
  • *You may also take the year-one courses individually on your own time and start now. Use the buttons below to register for the courses you’d like.

Individual Course Pricing: $295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification)

Bundle Pricing (all 9 courses in a year):  $2797 (certification option only – pay in full or 10 payments of $285)
Bundle registration for year one (and year two) re-opens July 15, 2020.

Scholarships: We have two types of scholarships available: diversity or financial need. Scholarship applications will be available July 15, 2020.

Our new year-one and year-two cohorts start class in August 2020. Join a new community of fellow students on the same journey of discovery!

YEAR ONE

Bundle registration for the next cohort of year one opens July 15, 2020.
download the year-one reading list

Course 1: Intro to Astrological Symbols

Instructor: Tony Howard

In this course you will learn the basic symbols necessary for deeper astrological study: 14 Planetary Symbols, 12 Signs, and 12 houses. If you’ve been ready to jump into learning astrology, and don’t know where to start, or you’re looking for a structured program that will help you feel confident practicing astrology for yourself or others, this is the perfect place to begin.

  • Week 1: Astrology, planetary archetypes and the wonder of the night sky
  • Week 2: The 12 signs as expressions of embodied experience
  • Week 3: The 12 Houses and intro to house systems
  • Week 4: Setting up a chart, using the ephemeris and survey of astrology software

In addition to getting an introduction to the signs and houses, you’ll learn how to set up a chart in an astrology program (includes demonstrations for Solar Fire, Win*Star, and Sirius), how to use the ephemeris, and how to choose a house system to begin your study.

Required text: The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins;  The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone (purchase separately before the course starts)
Recommended supplementary texts:;The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest; Horoscope Symbols by Robert Hand

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates (for next live cohort): August 12 to September 6, 2020
Pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays; live Q&A sessions on Sundays.
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course includes: four video classes, four Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. 

TEST OUT OPTION: If you’ve been studying astrology for over a year, you may attempt to test out of this course. Order the test here.

Course 2: The Elements, Modalities and Polarities

Instructors: Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Demetra George, Tony Howard, Safron Rossi

      • Week 1: The Elements and Modalities
      • Week 2: Sign Polarities
      • Week 3: Elemental Ruminations on Alchemical Fire, Earth, Air and Water
      • Week 4: The Sun and Moon

Required texts: The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue TompkinsAstrology, Psychology and the Four Elements by Stephen Arroyo
Optional Texts: Earth and Air and Fire and Water by Darby Costello

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates
(for next live cohort): September 23 to October 19, 2020
Pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course includes: four video classes, four Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. 

TEST OUT OPTION: If you’ve been studying astrology for over a year, you may attempt to test out of this course. Order the test here.

Course 3: The Inner Planets – Mercury, Venus and Mars

Instructors: Frank Clifford, Tony Howard

In this course we’ll look at the many facets of the inner planets: Mercury, Venus and Mars. You’ll learn about the essence of each planet, what they symbolize in and around you, and how to start interpreting them in the horoscope. In the final session, we’ll explore the inner planets in action using a range of chart examples.

  • Week 1: Mercury
  • Week 2: Venus
  • Week 3: Mars
  • Week 4: The Inner Planets in Action

You’ll learn why these are called the “personal” planets, explore their core meanings, and take first steps in understanding them in the context of the natal chart. 

Required text: The Inner Planets by Liz Greene; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates (for next live cohort): October 28 to November 22, 2020
Pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course includes: four video classes, four Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. 

Course 4: The Social Planets – Jupiter and Saturn

Instructors: Darby Costello, Mark Jones, Tony Howard

Required texts: Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil by Liz Greene; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins; Exploring Jupiter by Stephen Arroyo
Optional texts: Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey and Jupiter: An Astrologer’s Guide by Eve Jackson (these last 2 books are out of print and difficult/costly to find, so they are not required.)

      • Week 1: Jupiter with Darby Costello
      • Week 2: Jupiter with Mark Jones
      • Week 3: Saturn with Mark Jones
      • Week 4: Saturn with Tony Howard

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates
(for next live cohort): December 2 to December 27, 2020
Pre-recorded lessons plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course includes: four video classes, four live Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. 

Course 5: The Luminaries – The Sun and the Moon

Instructors: Lynn Bell, Karen Hamaker-Zondag and Tony Howard

      • Week 1: The Sun’s meaning and context with Lynn Bell
      • Week 2: The Sun through the signs with Tony Howard
      • Week 3: The Moon’s meaning and context with Lynn Bell; plus Sun, Moon and Ascendant with Karen Hamaker-Zondag
      • Week 4: The Moon through the signs with Tony Howard

Required texts: The Luminaries by Liz Greene; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins
Optional text: Planetary Symbolism in the Horoscope by Karen Hamaker-Zondag 

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates (for next live cohort): January 13, 2021 to February 7, 2021
Pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course 6: The Transpersonal or Outer Planets – Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

Instructors: Jessica Murray and Tony Howard

      • Week 1: Uranus – Jessica Murray
      • Week 2: Neptune – Jessica Murray
      • Week 3: Pluto – Jessica Murray
      • Week 4: Generational Signatures with Tony Howard

Required texts: The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas; Prometheus the Awakener by Richard Tarnas
Optional text:
Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates
 (for next live cohort): February 17, 2021 to March 14, 2021
Pre-recorded lessons plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course 7: Introduction to Cosmos and Psyche: Planets, Aspects, Natal and Mundane Correlations

Instructors: Tony Howard and Safron Rossi
In this course we’ll approach one of the most important astrology texts of our times. We’ll make this book accessible to read and appreciate while uncovering its rich and inspiring message.

  • Week 1: The Archetypal Telescope – Tony Howard
  • Week 2: In Search of a Deeper Order – Safron Rossi
  • Week 3: Myths, Muses and Cosmos – Safron Rossi
  • Week 4: Pluto-Saturn Cycles of Crisis and Contraction with Tony Howard

Required text: Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates (for next live cohort): March 24, 2021 to April 18, 2021
Pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course 8: The Houses – Exploration and Application

Instructors: Tony Howard and Kelly Surtees

Join Kelly and Tony for a rich and full exploration of the astrological houses. We’ll learn how the different house systems are calculated, the meanings of the houses from ancient to modern traditions, and how to use house rulership.

  • Week 1: Different House Systems – Calculation and Use with Tony
  • Week 2: House Topics from Ancient to Modern with Kelly
  • Week 3: House Rulership with Kelly
  • Week 4: House Rulership Applied with Tony

Required texts: The Houses by Deborah Houlding; A Handbook for Humanistic Astrologers by Michael Meyer; The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas
Optional supplemental text: House Keywords and More by Michael Munkasey

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates
 (for next live cohort): April 28, 2021 to May 23, 2021
Pre-recorded lessons plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

Course 9: Chart Synthesis 101 – Planet, Sign and House Blends

Instructors: Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Frank Clifford, Steven Forrest and Tony Howard
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.

  • Week 1: Tony Howard (plus bonus lessons by Steven Forrest)
  • Week 2: Karen Hamaker-Zondag (plus bonus lessons by Steven Forrest)
  • Week 3: Frank Clifford
  • Week 4: Frank Clifford

Required Texts: Getting to the Heart of Your Chart with Frank Clifford; Key Words for Astrology by Hajo Banzhof and Anna Heabler
Optional Texts: Planetary Symbolism in the Horoscope by Karen Hamaker-Zondag; The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins.

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*
Dates (for next live cohort): June 2, 2021 to June 27, 2021
Pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays plus live Q&A sessions on Sundays
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course 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. Non-certification students receive the same study materials and videos but do not receive personal feedback on their work.

YEAR ONE COMPLETION DEADLINE

All year-one homework and exams must be submitted by July 15 if you are continuing on to year two in real time (starting in August). Contact Tony if you would like to request an extension. 

Summer Retreat in Boulder, CO

July 16-20, 2021

(Pending our ability to meet in person.)

In these informal, interactive sessions, you’ll get the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in year one and practice “speaking astrology”. As a group, we’ll work through the charts of participants and famous figures to apply the concepts from the first 9 courses. Students have the opportunity to present a short presentation on the chart of a key figure and then we’ll open up to discussion with the group. We will also have time and space to look at participants charts, analyzing elemental and modal balance, inner planet placements, the luminaries, the outer planets and first steps in planet-sign-house blending. 

Summer Online Symposium*

*If we are unable to meet in person in 2021, we will meet online July July 18 and 29, 2021

Dates: July 18 and 21, 2020
Times: Two-hour sessions twice a day at 9am and 4pm
Cost: $195 (if registered by July 8, 2021; $225 thereafter)

Limited enrollment. Registration is open to all registered students in our four-year program who have completed all nine year-one courses or have received approval from Tony.

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

YEAR TWO

Bundle registration for the next cohort of year two opens July 15, 2020.
download the year-two reading list

Course 1: Major Aspects

Instructors: Kelly Surtees, Jason Holley, Tony Howard, 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: Getting to the Heart of Your Chart with Frank Clifford

Dates: August 12 to September 6, 2020
Live Classes Wednesdays at 9am Pacific Time
Live Q&A Sessions Sundays at 9am Pacific Time (you can submit questions by email if you can’t attend live)
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens July 15, 2020

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

Workshop includes the bonus webinars: Making the Most of Your Midheaven with Frank Clifford and an excerpt from The Four Angles by Steven Forrest.

Dates: September 23 to October 19, 2020
Live Classes Wednesdays at 9am Pacific Time
Live Q&A Sessions Sundays (9am or 4pm Pacific Time – you can submit questions by email if you can’t attend live)
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens July 15, 2020

Course 3: Natal Chart Synthesis 201 – Famous Charts

Instructors: Frank Clifford and Tony Howard
Now that you’ve learned the meaning of the core symbols of astrology – planets, signs, houses and aspects – apply what you’ve learned to the charts of famous figures. We’ll work through several charts in detail so you can see chart analysis in action. Learn the steps Frank recommends for chart analysis, and you’ll be given suggestions by Tony and Frank on how to research biographical material for chart correlations as you approach the analysis of a complete natal chart.

Required Text: Getting to the Heart of Your Chart with Frank Clifford

Dates: October 28 to November 22, 2020
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens July 15, 2020

Course 4: Natal Chart Synthesis 301 – Analyzing Difficult Combinations

Instructors: Kelly Surtees and Frank Clifford
Learn how to approach ‘difficult’ chart combinations and to bring out the best in challenging areas of the chart. These include chart signatures of paradox, complex archetypal blending, seemingly contradictory astrological symbols, and apparent multiple areas of emphasis (or lack thereof).

Required text: Aspects in Astrology by Sue Tompkins

Dates: December 2 to December 27, 2020 (no class on holidays)
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens July 15, 2020

Course 5: 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 and Unaspected Planets
      • Week 3: Complex and Multiple Aspects to a Planet
      • Week 4: The Aspect Patterns of Marc Edmund Jones (bucket, bundle, seesaw, etc.)

Required Text: The Yod Book by Karen Hamaker-Zondag
Supplemental Text: The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation by Marc Edmund Jones (depending on availability)

Dates: January 13 to February 7, 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Fall 2020

Course 6: Retrograde Planets

Instructor: Tony Howard

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 also cover Jupiter retrograde, and discuss the impact of the slower planets’ retrograde cycles.. 

Required Text: Retrograde Planets by Erin Sullivan

Dates: February 17 to March 14, 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Fall 2020

Course 7: Timing Cycles with Transits

Instructor: Kelly Surtees and Darby Costello

Learn the core timing technique of modern astrology which is the foundation of most modern timing readings. 

Required Text: Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady

Supplemental texts: The Changing Sky by Steven Forrest and The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas

Dates: March 24 to April 18, 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Winter 2021

Course 8: Timing Trends with Progressions

Instructor: Kelly Surtees and Darby Costello

Learn how to apply solar arcs in an astrological timing reading.

Required Text: The Changing Sky by Steven Forrest, The Astrological Moon by Darby Costello; Progressions by Kelly Surtees (if available – scheduled for release early 2021)

Dates: April 28 to May 23, 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2021

Course 9: Solar Arc Directions – Tracking Your Life Story

Instructor: Frank Clifford

Frank will show how you to use the simple forecasting (and rectification) tool of Solar Arc Directions to identify landmark periods in your lives. Frank will demonstrate how Solar Arcs are among the most powerful and reliable of astrological measurements. He’ll work with some horoscopes from his files to spot, define and articulate a range of Directions that will (hopefully!) amaze everyone with their simplicity and accuracy. Learn how Solar Arcs can be a vital, invaluable part of your astrology toolkit.

Required Text: The Solar Arc Handbook by Frank Clifford

Dates: June 2 to 27, 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2021

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
$295 

Registration opens in May 2021

Optional Summer 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 12 video lessons)

Dates: Self-study at your own pace
$295 

Registration opens in May 2021

In-Person Summer Retreat

July 16-20, 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 the first year that you’d like to explore deeper and we’ll work through charts of participants and famous figures throughout the retreat.

Option One: 2-day Weekend retreat
Option 2: 5-day retreat (Includes one-day nature outing in Colorado’s front range.)

YEAR THREE - 2021-2022

Course 1: Psychological Astrology – Theory and Application

Instructors: Lynn Bell and Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Learn how to refine your birth chart interpretation using psychological astrology with two modern masters of this approach.

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

Dates: August 18 to September 12, 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2021

Course 2: The History of Astrology

Instructor: Demetra George, Karen Hamaker-Zondag 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 sessions on astrology’s evolution in Germany and the unique history of astrology in the US 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: A History of Horoscopic Astrology by James Holden

Dates: t.b.d. October 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Summer 2021

Elective: 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

Dates: t.b.d. October 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Summer 2021

Elective: Intro to Medieval Astrology

Instructors: t.b.d.
An introduction to medieval astrology through the work of William Lilly.

Required Text: Christian Astrology by William Lilly

Dates: t.b.d. October 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Summer 2021

Course 3: What is myth? Cultivating the Symbolic/Metaphorical eye

Instructor: Safron Rossi
Contemplative discussion on the nature and application of myth in astrological practice.

Required Texts: t.b.d.

Dates: t.b.d. November 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Winter 2022

Course 4: Philosophy, Fate and Free Will

Instructors: Demetra George, Frank Clifford, Lynn Bell, Karen Hamaker-Zondag
Listen to four 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. November/December 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Winter 2021

Course 5: Astrologies of the Early 20th Century

Instructors: Tony Howard and Christopher Renstrom
Learn how astrologers in the early 20th century made innovations in the field. Includes a look at the work of Alan Leo, 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. January/February 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Fall 2021

Course 6: 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: t.b.d.

Dates: t.b.d. February/March 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in November 2021

Course 7: Jungian Archetypes and Astrology

Instructor: Karen Hamader-Zondag

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

Dates: t.b.d. April 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Course 8: The Lunar Nodes 101

Instructor: Mark Jones

In this course you’ll be introduced to the lunar nodes from an evolutionary and humanistic perspective.

Required Text: Healing the Soul by Mark Jones

Dates: t.b.d. May 2022

$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Course 9: 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: t.b.d. June 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

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 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2022

Elective: Electional Astrology

Instructors: Kelly Surtees, Frank Clifford 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. September 2021
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Summer 2021

Summer Retreat in Boulder, CO

July 2022

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

You’ll get to know other students in the program and have fun deepening your learning experience in a beautiful natural setting.

Option One: 2-day Weekend retreat
Option 2: 5-day retreat (Includes one-day nature outing)

YEAR FOUR - 2022-2023

Course 1: 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: t.b.d. August 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Summer 2022

Course 2: Advancing Chart Analysis Skills

Instructors: Tony Howard and Kelly Surtees
Students will advance their chart analysis skills by spending the semester with the charts of 4 famous people. We will work with their biographies, mapping their personal traits and history applying basic timing techniques.

Required Texts: none

Dates: t.b.d. September 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in September 2022

Course 3: Research Methods for Writing, Blogging and Exploration

Instructor: Tony Howard and Lynn Bell
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: none

Dates: t.b.d. October 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Summer 2022

Course 4: Chart Synthesis Practicum

Instructors: Kelly Surtees, Frank Clifford, Mark Jones and 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. November/December 2022
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Fall 2022

Course 5: Preparing for Astrological Consult

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 and creating a healing connection in addition to practical business concerns.

Required Text: none

Dates: t.b.d. January 2023
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Fall 2022

Course 6: Ethics in Astrology and Consulting

Instructors: Frank Clifford and Mark Jones

Required Text: none

Dates: t.b.d. February 2023
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Winter 2022

Course 7: Astrological Counseling Skills 101

Instructors: Mark Jones, Hadley Fitzgerald 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. April 2023
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2023

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. May 2023
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

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 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Registration opens in Spring 2023

Elective: Research Tecnniques

Instructor: Karen Hamaker-Zondag and 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.
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Elective: Introduction to Relationship Astrology

Instructor: Kelly Surtees
Learn how to interpret the charts of two people in relationship.

Required Texts: Synastry, Understanding Human Relations Through Astrology by Ronald Davison

Dates: t.b.d.
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Elective: Family Dynamics

Instructor: Lynn Bell
Learn the complex work of identifying patterns and themes using the charts of members of the same family.

Required Texts: Family Dynamics by Erin Sullivan

Dates: t.b.d.
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Elective: Mundane Astrology

Instructor: Karen Hamaker-Zondag
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

Dates: t.b.d.
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Graduation and Celebration in Boulder, CO

July 2023

Join us for celebration and graduation of the first cohort of four-year program graduates. We’ll share highlights from our experience and have a heartfelt graduation ceremony. We’ll spend a day setting intentions for our astrology practice and supporting each other.

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

Elective: Preparation for the ISAR Certification Exam

Instructor: Tony Howard
Complete the requirements necessary to sit for the ISAR Certification Exam.

Required Texts: ISAR Exam Preparatory Materials

Dates: t.b.d.
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

“Our own marvelously complex nature depends on and is embedded in the universe.” -RICHARD TARNAS

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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