Foundations of Astrology, in 4 parts. Taught in 6-week sections of Signs, Planets, Houses, & Aspects and Putting it all together. $300 per section.
(In development – coming Summer 2022)
The word astrology means the language of the stars. Astrology is a potent and helpful tool. When looking to unpack what the cosmos is communicating, you need to understand the foundational building blocks. These four-part introductory courses will give you the building blocks to begin to understand this cosmology. These classes provide you with a foundational understanding of this ancient language – the terminology one needs to know for further study or inquiry. Once you know the alphabet, you can begin to read the dialogue of the stars.
All classes include:
- Weekly Zoom Calls Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 PM (ET)
- PowerPoint Slides
- Video and Written Resources
Please contact me with any questions.
The 12 Signs of the Zodiac
We will unpack the 12 zodiacal signs of Western astrology and their meanings in the contemporary world. The first week will break down some of the mechanics of astrology. From there, we move into a discussion of each astrological sign and some of the mythology associated with each sign. As we do, we will explore what they represent as psychological archetypes and the roles they play in our life.
Planets and Luminaries
Now that you have a foundational understanding of the signs, we will move on to the planets, the who’s of astrology. While many are aware of their “Sun Sign,” every planet is always somewhere within the Zodiacal belt. In this class, we will get to know the characters who live within us: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This, too, is a bite-size class, so it will be an introduction to these co-conspirators we all walk with every day.
Now that you know the Zodiac and the characters of the cosmos, it is time to understand that where they reside within the sky colors their expression. Since antiquity, understanding the language of the stars has been tied to their location. Astrology is a geocentric, or earth-centered, cosmology. As such, where and when a phenomenon occurs is a crucial variable. Over the millennia, the way this has manifested has been to identify and calculate what we know today as houses. Just as there are 12 signs of the Zodiac, astrologers break the sky into 12 houses. And like the hands of a clock, the sky is in constant rotation. Each of these houses are fixed in place, like the cosmos, like the hands of a clock, sojourn through them every day. In this class, we will explore the meaning of each House, and who like a theater-gel or piece of colored glass, the House alters how a given astrological signature is lived into or expressed.
Aspects and Putting It All Together
Now that you have some of the fundamentals, it is time to put the first 3 classes together. In this class, we will review what was explored in the early classes and how they are interrelated. In so doing, we will look at what is known as the Ptolemaic aspects. In astrology, Aspects are the geometric angle any two or more points or celestial objects are making. The degrees of these angles have specific meaning adding yet a further dimension to a given astrological phenomenon. The aspects are how the characters of the cosmos communicate.