The Luminaries – Sun & Moon

Online Course
with Lynn Bell, Safron Rossi, and Tony Howard

Course Description

This is course five in our four-year training program. You do not have to be enrolled in the program to take this course. 

In this course we will look at two of the most important astrological symbols in the natal chart: the Sun and Moon. Also called the “luminaries,” these key planets relate to the organizing principle of our psyche and our childhood conditioning. Understanding these key symbols is crucial to understanding life themes in the birth chart.

  • Week 1: The Sun’s meaning and context with Lynn Bell; The Call of the Sun and the Hero’s Journey with Safron Rossi
  • Week 2: The Sun through the signs with Tony Howard
  • Week 3: The Moon’s meaning and context with Lynn Bell; The Moon and Symbols of the Great Mother Goddess with Safron Rossi
  • Week 4: The Moon through the signs with Tony Howard; Sun, Moon and Ascendant with Karen Hamaker-Zondag

We go beyond basic Sun sign descriptions and explore the Sun as an expression of each person’s hero’s journey. We explore the Moon as the foundation of our needs, emotional self and conditioned habitual responses.

Required texts: The Luminaries by Liz Greene; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins
Supplementary text (not required): Planetary Symbolism in the Horoscope by Karen Hamaker-Zondag 

Next Live Dates: January 19 – February 13, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons released each Wednesday plus live Q&A Sessions (Jan. 23 at 9am Pacific time; Jan. 30 at Noon Pacific time; Feb. 6 at 1pm
$295 (audit) / $350 (certification-track**)

*You may register and start this course and get started today or wait for the next live cohort and take the course at the same time as a group of students and participate in the live question and answer sessions.
**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: Safron Rossi, Lynn Bell, and Tony Howard with bonus lesson by Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Course includes: six video lessons plus four live 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, as well as those pursuing our four-year program diploma. 

Lynn Bell
Lynn Bell

Senior Instructor

Lynn Bell is a Paris-based astrologer whose work spans multiple cultures as a speaker, teacher, author and consultant in astrology. She lectures and teaches seminars around the world, including The Faculty of Astrological Studies, the LSA, and the CPA. Outside the world of astrology, she has often collaborated with Caroline Myss, and her CMED Institute. She has been part of the faculty of the New Chartres School, held every year, for the past seven years in Chartres, France by Wisdom University. Lynn is the author of Planetary Threads.

Tony Howard astrologer
Tony Howard

Senior Instructor

Tony is passionate about sharing an astrology that empowers people to consciously co-create life as an engaged participant. Tony’s writing is featured in the Flare anthologies Astrology the New Generation and The Book of Music Horoscopes. Through his website he coaches both clients and astrology students to find inspiration, creative solutions and fresh insights using the cosmos as a guide.

Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Senior Instructor

Karen Hamaker-Zondag started her astrological practice in 1975. She is a founding member of two schools in Holland: an astrological school, Stichting Achernar, founded in 1980, and a school of Jungian psychology, Stichting Orderir, founded 1987. A leading astrologer in Holland she also lectures extensively throughout the world and first began lecturing for the CPA in 1997. She is the author of many astrological books including Foundations of PersonalityPsychological Astrology, The Yod Book and The House Connection.

Rave Reviews

"I just love Lynn's teachings. Her capacity to connect astrological teaching with psychology, mythology, and culture is rich. Her gifted ability to tease out the symbolical plum(s), the nuggets of meaning, and the opportunities to look at things from an enlarging perspective is dependable and always a delight. Plus, I just love her voice."
– Laura M.
“Tony, your lectures have been stellar. It's clear that you're rigorously thinking through the order in which we need to hear the information to facilitate our actually taking it in. Moreover, you're also resisting the temptation to make the meanings formulaic, and thus overly reductive. I think it's quite remarkable that after a mere three lessons, I'm starting to grok how to think astrologically.”
– Susan Shannon
“Tony is an excellent teacher, I’m looking forward to learning more from him and the rest of the instructors at astrology university in the future. ”
– Rachel P.

“ When you don’t follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be. ”


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