This is a beginner class that will deeply acquaint you with the basic principles and building blocks of Astrology: the houses, planets, signs, qualities, elements, as well as quadrant and hemispheric orientations. We’ll explore all of these from a holistic, psychological and karmic point of view – 7 classes.
Astrology 2 – Putting it Together, Planets in Signs
Synthesis – the art of chart interpretation is the most difficult and often the most confusing part of learning astrology. In this class we will start with the important first steps of basic chart synthesis ~ putting planets in signs. We’ll start with an overview of the planetary functions from Astrology 1 and then we’ll move into the meat of the class which is synthesizing planets in signs. Be prepared to do homework and to participate in class! – 6 classes.
Astrology 3 – Planets, Signs, Houses
In this class we will concentrate on putting depth into the psychological & karmic principles of the planets in signs as they manifest through the houses. This is a class in astrological reasoning. We play with the planets in the signs – changing the houses – in order to learn basic techniques of synthesis – chart interpretation. – 6 classes.
Astrology 4 – Planetary Dispositor
This is the third level of chart synthesis/integration. Dispositors are planets that rule the sign another planet is in. Dispositors are a primary component of synthesis and understanding this additional element is very important in the study of astrology! In this class we’ll add these rulers to our equation of a planet in a sign and house and you’ll begin to see the fascinating depth that the chart holds. Many examples as well as homework will be given. – 6 classes.
Astrology 5 – House Rulerships
Up to this point, we have been exploring the Planetary View of the chart, and in this class we will introduce the house view of chart interpretation. We will start with an overview of the twelve houses, reviewing their traditional as well as psychological/karmic applications. We will explore house rulerships as well as the significance and meaning of the planets in the houses. – 7 classes.
Astrology 6 – Aspects & Phases, Part 1
In this class we will introduce the standard aspects within the context of the eight phases – New, Crescent, First Quarter, Gibbous, Full, Disseminating, Last Quarter and Balsamic. Aspects and phases describe the psychological/karmic relationship between planets and are important and dynamic factors in bringing the chart together as a whole. Part 1 will focus on aspect & phase calculation and the first two of the eight phases – New & Crescent. Students must have basic knowledge of planets, signs and house. – 7 classes.
Astrology 7 – Aspects & Phases, Part 2
This is the second in a series of three classes in the deep exploration of aspects and phases. In this class we will examine the First Quarter, Gibbous and Full phases and the corresponding aspects. Students must have a basic knowledge of planets, signs and houses. – 6 classes.
Astrology 8 – Aspects & Phases, Part 3
This is the last in the series on the aspects. Aspects and phases describe the relationship between planets and are an important factor in tying the chart together as a whole. Part 3 will focus on the last three phases – Disseminating, Last Quarter & Balsamic. Students must have basic knowledge of planets, signs and houses. – 7 classes.
Astrology 9 – Techniques in Chart Synthesis
This is an 8-week class in which we will explore specific issues within the natal chart. We will combine synthesis techniques from previous classes including – planetary rulers, house rulers & aspects, with an emphasis on house rulers. This is an important class is learning to “put it all together”. We’ll look at the most asked questions – career, love life/relationships, money, family . . . and more. – 8 classes.
Astrology 10 – Karmic Astrology: Pluto, part 1
In this series of classes, we will look at the “Pluto Method” of chart interpretation from Jeffrey Green’s book, Pluto – The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul. We will review chapter 1 – the basic rules of the method, then each week we will apply the methods by looking at charts with Pluto through the houses. Charts will be pulled from the students in class. – 7 classes.
Astrology 11 – Karmic Astrology: Pluto, part 2
The Lunar Nodes
In this class we’ll explore the basic psychological/karmic implications of the Lunar Nodes. From the South Node’s pull to the past and the issues of comfort, to the North Node and the issues of dharma – the path of growth and issues of resistance. We explore the important aspects to the Nodes as well as the Nodes through the Signs & Houses. – 7 classes.
Mars: From Desire to Action
From desire to action – how do we activate our will? In this 6 week class, we will explore Mars through the signs and house; looking at how the desire is or isn’t acted upon. We’ll also explore the issue of anger and aggression and how it is or isn’t manifested. – 6 classes.
This class is jam-packed with information and techniques on the art of relationship astrology. We’ll be addressing karmic connections through synastry, as well as other powerful tools for understanding basic compatibility between any two charts. Composite chart work will be included. All assignments and class examples will be pulled from the students attending. – 7 classes
Saturn: From Fear to Mastery
Saturn has long represented our fears and limitations, and very often feels as if they are something beyond our control. In this workshop we’ll take a look at a our deepest fears as described by Saturn through the houses; exploring how we recreate the past over and over again out of comfort and a fear of the unknown. Then we’ll look at how Saturn holds the keys to moving from fear and limitations to Mastery. 7 classes
Neptune: From Disillusionment to Inspiration
In this workshop we will explore the myriad manifestations of Neptune ~ escapism, faith, fantasy, confusion, visions & illusions, just to name a few. Students are often mystified and unclear about how to actually apply this often illusive planet into the chart. The goal is help you find your way through Neptune’s fog, to clarity and inspiration. – 7 classes
The Solar Return chart is a powerful and expressive tool for understanding the issues of the “solar year” (birthday to birthday). The chart is calculated for the exact moment in time the transiting Sun returns to conjunct the natal Sun, on or around the birthday each year. Learn how to use this dynamic chart for yearly guidance and direction. We will be using the student’s solar returns for class assignments. – 7 classes