The Elements, Modalities and Polarities



This is course two in year one of our new four-year training program.

In this course you will learn the energetic underpinnings of the signs. The elements, modalities and polarities combine to give us a rich understanding of sign dynamics. 

  • 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

Includes additional lecture on the Sun and Moon as a prelude to our study of the planets.

Taught by Karen Hamaker-Zondag and Tony Howard with additional lectures by Demetra George and Safron Rossi

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

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

Pre-recorded and available for instant viewing

Required text: The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins (purchase separately before the course starts)

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. Certification students will have graded homework assignments and an exam.

Perfect for beginners and those looking to review the basics. Experienced students looking to apply this course towards our four-year program have the option to test out of this course

Registration Option

certification, non-certification

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This Class is a Deep and Thorough Review of the Elements

This class really helped me to understand the underlying motivations and energy behind the signs. It’s as though I’ve walked through a new door of understanding. Thanks so much Tony and everyone at Astrology University!

Excellent in every way

This class provides both clear and very useful analysis as well as rich imagery of alchemy and its relationship to astrology. The class brings together the best of the best. Loved it! I gained a lot of insight and useful information.

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Marvina H.
The Elements, Modalities and Polarities

This is such an important foundational course, and I don't think I have learned more, or enjoyed learning something more than I did here in one four-week course in which the teachings of Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Safron Rossi, Demetra George and Tony Howard come together to impart that knowledge in the most interesting and unique of ways!

All you ever wanted to know about Elements, Modalities, and Polarities

Tons of information but not overwhelming. The course was designed to give a good foundation on the signs. I highly enjoyed the lectures, readings, and Q&As. Excellent course!

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susan t.
The Elements…...

Fantastic course that provided an excellent framework for understanding how each of these, the elements, modalities and polarities fit into astrology and how to incorporate these into my understanding of my personal chart as well as others.

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