Start Here With the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology

Start Here With the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology

Primary instructors include Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg, Carol Tebbs, Jacqueline Menkes, Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.
Guest lecturers include Susie Cox, LeeAnn Curtis, Claudia Dikinis, Robert Glasscock and more.

We recommend that you start at the beginning with these courses as they build on one another. Take the first three Fundamentals courses to get a solid grounding in the symbolism of Western natal astrology, how the symbolism has evolved over time, and how to synthesize and apply that knowledge to delineat a natal chart. In addition, you will learn about the controversies that surround different methods, and when you may want to use one technique instead of another. Most importantly, you will get lots of practice applying what you learn to chart interpretation. You will receive a web badge for each course you successfully complete and a Certificate acknowleding your work if you complete all three courses. If you want to hone your interpretation skills, you will want to add the fourth course as well. Upon completion, you will receive an Extended Certificate acknowledging your work.

Each class is 10 weeks long. 

Instructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg

This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. It takes the astrological chart apart to help you understand what the core symbols of astrology represent. By the end of the course, you will be able to create a basic interpretation of a natal chart, even if there is no birth time. 

Students will learn

Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes

This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice each week in “Live Chat” refines the process of spotting major life themes in the natal chart.

Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. 

A good astrologer needs to know techniques, but they must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. In this course, students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance in how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to delineation by examining how multiple astrologers approach chart interpretation.

Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell, Judith Holloway. 
Optional for the Certificate. Required for the diploma

For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you. Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers and interpretations using the natal chart to address client issues.