Chart Synthesis 101 – Planet, Sign and House Blends



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 (live June 9)
  • Week 3: Steven Forrest – Sun/Moon Blends
  • Week 4: Tony Howard – Making Strides with Synthesis (live June 23)
  • 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

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*. Start the course now and work through at your own pace (all recordings included) – or wait for the next live presentation in 2021. 

Dates (for next live cohort): June 2, 2021 to June 27, 2021
Two live and two pre-recorded lessons released on Wednesdays.
Four live Q&A sessions on Sundays alternating between 9am and 4pm Pacific Time.
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track*)
Course includes: Includes a mix of pre-recorded and live lessons (see above), 4 live Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. Discussion area inside the portal allows you to submit your questions as you’re taking 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.

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

This course counts towards our four-year program diploma.

Registration Options

certification-track, audit

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Well Organized, Well Taught, and Absolutely Amazing

Although only 4 weeks, this course really helped me to form a deeper understanding of how to blend the planets, signs, and houses. All of the teachers were incredibly accessible and had a genuine interest in making sure that we understood the material. Thanks so much!

Jennifer Z.
Incredible class

I've been formally studying astrology for about 2 years and informally for about 15. This class really put a flow to the information and helped bridge the gap between understanding what a planet needs, how it meets those needs and which area of life they are being met. Incredible lectures and great readings to help connect the dots. Such a great class!

Wonderful teaching environment

Having a variety of teachers was fantastic! So interesting to get a range of foci from Jungian to Evolutionary and see the level of sophistication in teaching and examples. Loved the class—Thank you Tony!

Planet in a Sign in a House

This class gave us a good amount of practice in differentiating a planet, sign, and house and placing a planet in a sign in a house. Excellent instruction! My only advice is to order the book weeks prior to the class.

Extraordinary teachers!

Extraordinary teachers with depth and capacity to create relevance and meaning! I was inspired by the teaching!

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