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.