Intro to Astrological Symbols



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

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

You’ll also 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.

Taught by Tony Howard

Required text: The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins and The Modern Textbook of Astrology by Margaret Hone (purchase separately before the course starts)
Recommended supplementary texts:
 The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest (free digital copy included at no charge); Horoscope Symbols by Rob Hand

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

Dates and Viewing Info

The course lessons are pre-recorded so you can start viewing right away. Class for the new 2020 cohort starts officially on August 12, 2020.

Live Q&A Dates for the 2020 Session
Get your questions answered live and get to know your new cohort of Year One students!

  • Sunday August 16 at 3pm Pacific Time
  • Sunday August 23 at 9am Pacific Time
  • Saturday August 29 at 1pm Pacific Time
  • Sunday September 6 at 3pm Pacific Time

If you can’t attend the Q&A sessions in real time, you can email your questions in advance to [email protected] and we will answer your questions in the live sessions!

Course includes: four video classes, four Q&A sessions, weekly reading assignments and homework plus bonus videos. Video, audio and handouts are available to view and/or download. Certification-track students will have graded homework assignments and an exam.

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

Registration Option

certification-track, non-certification

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loving it

The materials I am reading, watching and listening to have been pulling together my knowledge and connecting the dots with the information I knew I was missing. I was trying to bring my astrology knowledge to higher level alone, but I was getting frustrated. I believe I made the right decision to join the astrology university, it feels like I am finally in the world of astrology as I hoped to learn to understand it. Tony is a great teacher, wonderful to listen to, and answers questions clearly and with care. I am looking forward to the coming courses!

Emily T.
Stellar Intro Course

This course was a great introduction to the teachings of astrology. It really supported me in getting grounded in the language and core concepts of astrology. Tony is a wealth of knowledge and is so generous with his time and teaching. I look forward to the next course in the program!

Adriana M.
This course is essential to build a good foundation of knowledge in astrology!

I cannot recommend enough this course, perhaps you think you already got the basics, but trust me you will need to take this course to truly understand separately each of the main symbols of astrology. Once you have that then you can start to speak the language. This course is fantastic, it has given me the structure I was looking for, the variety of reading material enriches even more what you learned in the lessons, given you a variety of perspective from different astrologers.

Elin S.
Go for it

Tony is the most inclusive, caring and fun teacher. Really enjoyed this.

Frank W.
Great Introduction to Astrology

Succinct learning, outlined in a step-by-step introduction to astrology. The class was basic yet informative. While providing extra content for those who wanted to dive deeper.

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