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

Pre-recorded for Instant Access*

$295 non-certification track / $350 certification track**

*Register now and get started on this course today! You’ll get access to a discussion area where you can get all of your questions answered as you complete the course.
**Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

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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Duffin M.
Astrology - Course 1

I am impressed. Well delivered in a very unique way. Tony walked us through the different signs in a progressive flowing way and gave me a better understanding. Tony is a great teacher. Thank you!!

Alexandra B.
So grateful I signed up.

There is so much value in this class. I’ve been studying astrology for 2 years and still was blown away by the amount of information I had not considered. I’m happy my foundational knowledge is that much stronger now. It’s presented in a very organized manner and Tony has such a calm and inspiring energy while he is teaching. Thank you!

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.

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