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W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice - Tamira McGillivray & Donna Young & Enid Newberg
Burk, Kevin. 2001. Astrology. Understanding the Birth Chart. Llewellyn Books: St. Paul, MN. ($3.00 - $14.96 Amazon)

W102 Alternate Tools for Interpretation - Carol Tebbs & Jacqui Menkes
Burk, Kevin, Understanding the Birth Chart (same as in W101)
March, Marion, McEvers, Joan, The Only Way To Learn Astrology: Math & Interpretation Techniques, Vol II, 3rd edition, ACS, San Diego, CA, 2009, ($10 from Kepler office, 425-673-4292)
George, Demetra, and Bloch, Douglas, Asteroid Goddesses, Ibis Press, Florida, 2003, 344 pps. ($7.63 - $15.17 Amazon)

W103 Building Delineation Skills - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
Cunningham, Donna. 2007. Astrological Analysis: Selected Topics in Chart Interpretation. Moon Maven Publications: Portland, OR. (ebook available at www.moonmavenpublications.com for $15)
George, Demetra. 2008. Astrology and the Authentic Self. IBIS PRESS, Lake Worth, FL (Amazon $11.36-$17.54)
March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1982.The Only Way to Learn Astrology. Volume 3: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office 425-673-4292)

WR104 Practicum on Natal Interpretation – Karen McCauley with Judith Holloway, Inga Thornell
Geisler, Pat. 2013. The Plain Vanilla Astrologer. Epping, NH: ACS Publications.($19.95 from acspublications.com)
Geisler, Pat. 2013. Chocolate Sauce. Epping, NH: ACS Publications.($12 from acspublications.com)

W110 Transits, Progressions and Directions - Carol Tebbs & Jacqui Menkes
Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used)
Hand, Robert, 1976. Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living, Para Research, Inc., MA, (paperback edition, $1.10-$15.9 Amazon)
March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1990. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: The Only Way To Learn About Tomorrow. Volume 4: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office, 425-673-4292 )

W111 Solar and Planetary Returns - Carol Tebbs & Judith Holloway
Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used, same as in W110)
Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. ($13.16-$20.79 Amazon)
George, Demetra, and Bloch, Douglas. 2003. Asteroid Goddesses, Ibis Press, Florida, ($7.63 - $15.17 Amazon, same as in W102)
March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1990. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: The Only Way To Learn About Tomorrow. Volume 4: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office, 425-673-4292 , same as in W110)
Merriman, Raymond, 1998. The New Solar Return Book of Prediction, Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI ($15.15 Amazon new)

W112 Chart Synthesis and Rectification - Carol Tebbs & Lana Kirtser
Dobyns, Zipporah Pottenger. 1975, 2011. Progressions Directions and Rectification, AFA, Tempe, AZ. ($14.95 from AFA, astrologers.com)
Tebbs, Carol, 2008. The Complete Book of Chart Rectification, Llewellyn Publishing, MN. ($16.62 - $29.81 Amazon)
WR201 Introduction to Astrological Counseling - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
Cunningham, Donna. Counseling Principles for Astrologers: Becoming an Effective Change Agent. moonmavenpublications.com, 2006.($15 at url on left)
Duncan, Adrian Ross. Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment. Samuel Weiser, 2002.($6.14 to $26.96 Amazon)
Geisler, Pat. 2013. Chocolate Sauce. Epping, NH: ACS Publications.($12 from acspublications.com)

WR202 Working with Families and Children - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
Bell, Lynn. 2013. Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating among Family and Friends. Lake Worth, FL: Ibis Press. ($8-15 on Amazon)
Greenbaum, Dorian. 2005. Temperament: Astrology's Forgotten Key. Bournemouth, England: The Wessex Astrologer Ltd. ($18.90-31.50 Amazon)
Sullivan, Erin. 2008. The Astrology of Family Dynamics. NY,NY: Penguin.(2008 revision dropped Dynasty from 1996 title, mostly same book)($8-23 Amazon)
WR203 Working on Intimate Relationships - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
Blaschke, Robert. 2004. Astrology a Language of Life, Volume IV - Relationship Analysis. (new from earthwalkastrology.com, astroamerica.com or AFA for $21.95)
Davison, Ronald. 1983. Synastry. (new Amazon $19.26; new from astroamerica.com $24.95)
Robson, Vivian. 1941, 2005. Astrology and Sex. (new from Amazon $10.37-$15.54)

CS100 The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities – Lee Lehman
Lehman, J. Lee. 1989. Essential Dignities. ISBN-10: 092460803X , ISBN-13: 978-0924608032 ($7.99-$14.95 Amazon)

CS101 Introduction to Horary Astrology – Lee Lehman
Lehman, J. L. 2002. The Martial Art of Horary Astrology. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Press. ($18.39-$19.37 Amazon)

CS102 Introduction to Medical Astrology – Lee Lehman
Lehman, J. L. 2011. Traditional Medical Astrology. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Press. ($29.96 Amazon)

M101 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 1 - Christine Arens
AFA Tables of Houses – Placidus System (compiled by Astro-Numeric Service)
ISBN 0-86690-252-X ($18 at AFA or new:$15.20, used $9.87 at Amazon)

M102 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 2 - Christine Arens
O Hour (Midnight) Ephemeris/Ephemerides covering 1950-2050

Table of Houses (Placidus) from the AFA

E300 Astrological Heritage - Inga Thornell

Nicholas Campion: A History of Western Astrology, Volumes I and II

  (ranging from $11 to $26 each Amazon)  

E400 Astronomy for Astrologers – Bruce Scofield
Aveni, Anthony. Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures. John Wiley and Sons. 1997.
Bakich, Michael F. The Cambridge Planetary Handbook. Cambridge Unv. Press. 2000.
Zeilik, Michael. Astronomy: The Evolving Universe. Cambridge Unv. Press. 2002 edition.
(all available used at good prices on Amazon)
E510 Symmetrial Astrology I - Bruce Scofield
Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. ($13.16-$20.79 Amazon)
Simms, Maria Kay. 1989, 2001. Dial Detective, Rev. 2nd Edition. Kensington, NH: Cosmic Muse Publications. ($13.13-$17.13 Amazon)
E511 Symmetrial Astrology II - Gary Christen
Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. (same as for E510)
Witte, Alfred. Rules for Planetary Pictures - Witte & Lefeldt, Pub by Witte-Verlag ($29.95 at astrologers.com/store/ )
Simms, Maria Kay. 1989, 2001. Dial Detective, Rev. 2nd Edition. Kensington, NH: Cosmic Muse Publications. (same as for E510)
Software: Nova Chartwheels version 0.980, available from Astrolabe, alabe.com/novacw.html or call 1-800-THE-NOVA (1-800-843-6682), half-price ($110) for Kepler students

E512 Symmetrial Astrology III - Gary Christen
Witte, Alfred. Rules for Planetary Pictures - Witte & Lefeldt, Pub by Witte-Verlag ($29.95 at astrologers.com/store/ )
Software: Nova Chartwheels version 0.980, available from Astrolabe, alabe.com/novacw.html or call 1-800-THE-NOVA (1-800-843-6682), half-price ($110) for Kepler students
E530 Electional Astrology – Frank Piechoski & Bruce Scofield
Ramesey, William. 1653. Astrology Restored. A fully annotated text in modern English prepared by Kim Farnell.
(This is an ebook available for $20 US $15 Euro via Paypal at http://www.kimfarnell.co.uk/work1.htm )
E531 Introduction to Mundane Astrology – Frank Piechoski
Text TBA
EV101 Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology: The Pluto Material - Laura Nalbandian Green , Jeffrey Wolf. 1985, 2003. Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul, Vol.I. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn. (new: $26.77, used:$4.89 and up)

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    kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Course Catalog Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:37:48 +0000
    Astromapping http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/401-astro-carto-graphy-more http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/401-astro-carto-graphy-more Astromapping

    The following courses cover the history and astronomy of astromapping and current applications related to geodetics, local space, relocation, and astro*carto*graphy.

    Primary Instructor: Karen McCauley

    In addition to her expertise in psychological astrology, Karen McCauley has been active in astro*carto*graphy for many years. She is the administrator for Continuum (dedicated to educating others about astro*carto*graphy and certifying practitioners). She also maintains the certification test.

    {tab=WL220 Astromapping I}

    Includes historical precursors and 20th century development of astromapping and Astro*Carto*Graphy; basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques; relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning; likely themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations; interpreting difference in location relative to specific lines; understanding parans; identifying shadowed planets, analysis of natal chart to determine desirable planets to emphasize through relocation.

    This course will prepare you for the certification test at Continuum in Astro*Carto*Graphy (continuumacg.net/ )

    {tab=WL221 Astromapping II}

    Included are applications using relocation charts, local space charts, geodetics, planet lines in the home, and combining various locality techniques and progressions with Astro*Carto*Graphy and Cyclo*Carto*Graphy. This course covers a variety of applications including natal and synastry maps, relocation, mundane, relationship, rectification, midpoint, Jyotish, vocational, business and psychological astrology. Other concerns and techniques include mapping fixed stars, asteroids, dwarf planets, and issues related to the least-aspected planet and shadowed planets.

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      enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:34:26 +0000
      Chart Calculation Labs http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/396-math-calculation-labs http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/396-math-calculation-labs Chart Calculation Labs

      Primary Instructor: Christine Arens.

      The math calculation labs guide the student into an understanding of how to calculate a chart by hand. If you want to pass the organizational exams, you will need these classes.
      One Unit. Cost: $150.00 or $75.00 if you are enrolled in another class in the Fundamentals or Movement Certificate.

      M101 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 1

      It is designed for students intending to take the organizational exams. It covers the process of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. (This course was previously numbered W101L)

      M110 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 2

      This course is designed for students intending to take the organizational exams. It adds additional calculation techniques, including progressions and directions.

       

      These two courses are optional module for the Fundamentals and Moving the Chart Certificates, but they are required if you wish to obtain a Certificate Diploma.

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        enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:43:25 +0000
        CS100 The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities (independent study) http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/415-cs100 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/415-cs100 personification of astrology

        Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhD
        Independent study

        This short course can be taken anytime as an independent class and as a prelude for CS102 Traditional Medical Astrology and CS101 Horary Astrology in depth (this workshop or the equivalent is required for these two courses).

        How do you determine which planet is stronger when looking at aspects? How do you quickly find the strongest planets in the chart? Or which planets may pose more challenges even if they aren't aspected or mainly have trines? Classical astrologers used essential dignities and debilities.These were their building blocks for interpretation.

        CS100: The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities (independent study)
        $75.00

        In the history of Astrology there were five Essential Dignities. In the last two centuries, three of them have often been ignored, but in this course, we will present them in their entirety.

        Students will have 3 months to complete four assignments that apply what they have been learning to actual chart work. The course site has video and audio recordings, written presentations and more to aid the student in learning how to understand the importance of essential dignities in chart interpretation. The instructor will review these assignments in order to let students know how successfully they understand and can apply the material. Students can also email questions to the instructor at any time.



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          kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Additional Electives Sat, 30 Apr 2011 01:57:20 +0000
          CS101: Classical Horary Astrology http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/487-cs101 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/487-cs101 CS101: Classical Horary Astrology

          Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman
          This course can be used as an elective for the diploma. 
          This is not an introductory course. CS100 Essential Dignities Workshop or equivalent is required. 

          You may have used natal astrology to tell that you are likely to move this year - but is the house you just looked at a good match? Your client's chart may show relationship issues, but is the guy she just met last weekend a prince or a frog? And what if your cousin's birth time is uncertain - he still has questions! This course will give you the depth and experience to answer all of these questions - and many more!

          This 10-week course includes a coursesite with weekly assignments, discussion forum and resource materials along with 90 minutes of on-line questions and exercises per week, on Tuesdays evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm Pacific / 8:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern

          Text Copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 J. Lee Lehman:

          Horary astrology is a part of one of the oldest branches of divination: that of asking questions. Normally, when we use the word horary, we refer specifically to the particular sets of rules for interpreting an astrological chart drawn for the moment of asking a question, a type of astrology also known under the Sanskrit name prashna. However, let us not forget that the urge of humans to obtain answers to important questions by divining, or asking the gods, is much older. Horary astrology in a sense is merely a technology for reading that divine answer, like the I Ching, or Tarot.

          In Shang Dynasty China, the king would ask questions frequently, often involving the question of what sacrifice the gods wanted. In ancient Babylonia, all manner of omens – really, any deviation from business as usual, whether unusual birth, unusual weather, or unusual bird formations, as an opportunity to divine the message from the gods. As astrology gradually gained primacy as a method for reading the heavens, and hence the place of the gods, so it later became a preferred means of similarly reading the gods’ messages.

          We all ask questions. Some of these questions are more important than others. What makes a question important? It's not how much money is on the line, or whether you really need to move. It's whether you care more about knowing the answer than about what the answer is. Suppose you're driving to work, and thinking about that new person you interviewed yesterday. You could be thinking, "I wonder if Jane would be good for the job." Or you could be very impressed with Jane, and convinced that she could really help you with that next big project, so you say, "Will my company hire Jane?" The first is not a horary question, while the second one may be. A horary question is one in which the person asking the question really wants to know the answer. It is this serious interest which allows a horary astrologer to interpret the moment when the question is asked. Casual curiosity is not enough.
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            enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:29:13 +0000
            CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/486-cs102 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/486-cs102 CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology

            Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhD
            This is not an introductory course. CS100 Essential Dignities Workshop or equivalent is required.
            This course can be used as an elective for the diploma.

            There are correspondences between the physical body and the astrological chart. From ancient times to the Renaissance, medical doctors used these correspondences to help them in their practice. 

            The purpose to this course is not to engage in medical practice as understood legally. But these traditional tools can help the astrologer  offer specialized services to their clients, mainly concerning the timing and circumstances of medical care provided by licensed practitioners.

            Required Text: Traditional Medical Astrology by J. Lee Lehman, available at www.leelehman.com

            Syllabus for the Full Course:

            1. Temperaments
            2. Hippocrates and the Homeopathy/Allopathy Debate
            3. Humors, Lifestyles and Wellness/ How to Use the Elements
            4. Vitality and Longevity
            5. The Body, Health and Disease in the Natal Chart
            6. The Spirit, Health and Disease in the Natal Chart
            7. The Houses and their Meanings & Uses.
            8. Parts of the Body Chronic Tendencies (Physical or Mental) and their Magnitude
            9. Crisis and the Development of Disease
            10. The Medical Master Piece.

            This 10-week course includes a coursesite with weekly assignments, discussion forum and resource materials along with 90 minutes of on-line questions and exercises per week.

             

             

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              enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:29:05 +0000
              E300 Astrological Heritage http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/405-astrological-heritage-individual-class http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/405-astrological-heritage-individual-class E300 Astrological Heritage

              Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.

              Students will:

              • Exmaine how astrology originated in various cultures and what questions it sought to address
              • See how astrology became embedded in mainstream culture in these socieities
              • Study the lineages in which different astrological theoris developed
              • Examine the relationship between the history of science and religion, philosophy and mythology
              • Examine the changes in cosmology throughout history and how these changes affected society's attitudes.
              • Critique the intellectual shifts in religion and philosophy that led to the modern scientific and secular worldview, and the rejection of intuitive ways of knowing
              • Explore how changes in 20th century philosophy and science affected the arts and sciences, and how 21st century research is moving toward a more inclusive world view.

               

              This course is required for the Certificate Diploma, although it can also be taken as an elective. 

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                enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:59:42 +0000
                E400 Astronomy for Astrologers http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/406-e400 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/406-e400 E400 Astronomy for Astrologers

                Taught by Bruce Scofield
                This course is required for the Certificate Diploma, but can also be taken as an elective.

                Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize themes relevant to a general understanding of the subject rather than one involving technical knowledge and mathematics. Our text book is "The Evolving Universe" by Michael Zeilik, an easy to read college astronomy text with many illustrations and well-thought out exercise questions - a number of which are assigned.

                The introductory material will be followed by a few weeks on the sky as it appears from Earth and how it is measured. We will consider the three basic coordinate systems used in astronomy and astrology, and we will also consider how the sky was measured by ancient peoples. The builders of Stonehenge and the ancient Maya were skywatchers and we will read most Anthony Aveni's book "Stairways to the Stars." Aveni, who teaches at Colgate, is a prolific writer on ancient astronomy and one of the major contributors to the field of archeoastronomy.

                The next topic will be the Sun and the solar system. Using both Zeilik's text and a wonderful book on the planets by Michael Barich, we will explore first the Sun, then the inner planets, and then the outer planets. In this section, as there is really quite a lot of material, you will be offered a choice as to which of the planets you want to know the most about. Another topic considered in this section is the prospects for life on other planets or moons in our solar system.

                There will be a number of live, online presentations this semester and once the class forms, we will establish a schedule. Questions by email may be asked at any time and I will respond within 24 hours.

                Course Objectives:

                Upon completion of the course you should have a solid foundation in astronomy and a much better understanding of how the subject developed historically and where it is today. You will understand the astronomy of ancient cultures and how astronomy is used in mapping the sky. You will learn much about current topics in solar system astronomy and you should also find articles on astronomy in magazines like Scientific American and Discover much easier to read and understand.

                Topics Covered

                • Cosmology - the origin of the universe
                • The visible sky and its motions
                • Coordinate systems - measuring the sky
                • Archaeoastronomy - Stonehenge and the Maya
                • Early cosmological models - the Aristolelian/Ptolemaic universe
                • The new cosmic order - Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton 
                • Origin and evolution of the solar system
                • The Sun
                • The Terrestrial planets
                • The Jovian planets
                • The Earth as a planet
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                  enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:05:03 +0000
                  E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/432-e510 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/432-e510 E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction

                  Instructor: Bruce Scofield.

                  10-week online class. Students will have a course site with course materials, discussion forums and more. Students will also meet once a week for an online conference to discuss the materials.

                  This course considers a range of astrological techniques that share a common principle – symmetry. Much of astrology is done using signs, houses and aspects which are essentially spatial, but do not necessarily involve symmetricality. The astrological chart itself is a grid on which planets are located in specific compartments, i.e. houses and signs. The planets can be shown to relate to each other by aspects based on the the division of the circle by various integers. In this way a delineation is produced. In this course we will consider only astrological techniques that are based on symmetry, which turns out to be quite a few.

                  Many of the fundamental principles of astrology are based on symmetry. Best known is the distribution of signs by element and quality, a scheme that is based on equal distances along the ecliptic and that produces perfect triangles and squares.

                  Another example of symmetry in astrology is the arrangement of traditional sign rulerships. In the scheme sometimes called the “ladder of the planets,” an axis is established between Cancer and Leo, and Capricorn and Aquarius. With this axis in place, planetary rulerships are equally divided laterally in spite of the varying angular relationship between signs ruled by the same planet. For example, both Venus and Mars rule signs that are in a quincunx relationship, but in the rulership scheme they form a symmetrical pattern relative to Aries/Taurus and Libra/Scorpio cusp. The one exception is the single sign rulership of the Cancer and Leo by the Moon and Sun, respectively.

                  A third example is found in the positions in the zodiac of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions over a long period of time – roughly 800 years. The conjunction of these bodies happens evey 20 years, but not in the same sign sucessively. The conjunctions take place in signs of the same element, but move one sign backwards in the zodiac. After roughly 200 years, the conjunctions will shift element, this change being thought to mark significant shifts in collective behaviors that generate historical events.

                  A major part of the course will concern itself with an organized set of techniques that are entirely based on the positioning of points and planets at equal distances from each other. These techniques have an ancient pedigree in the form of antisica and parts, but they blossomed in the 20th century as the core principle of the Hamburg School, or Uranian Astrology. This development, surely one of the most important technical developments of the entire century, has had a profound influence on modern astrology in Europe and in the eastern United States. More than half of this course will be concerned with the methodology of this radical development in modern astrology. For those who wish to take this study further, there will be a more advanced course offered next year taught by Gary Christen.

                  This is a 10-week in-depth online course. The course website will have readings, discussion forums, assignments and more. There is also a live 1 hour online meeting each week to discuss the material and ask questions

                  Topics include: Coordinate systems - measuring the sky; Declination and Latitude; Antiscia and proportional arcs, equal openings; Lots (Arabic Parts); Introduction to Uranian Astrology; Midpoints and Planetary Pictures on the 360 degree dial; Midpoint trees, midpoint sorts, arc openings; The 90 degree dial and houses; Solar arc and the TNPs; Edith Wangeman and the Composite Chart

                  To read some additional information on the development of Symmetrical Astrology, please see Gary Christen's articles at Astrolabe: 

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                    bcscofield@juno.com (Bruce Scofield) Symmetrical Astrology Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:33:34 +0000
                    E511 Symmetry in Astrology 2 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/439-e511 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/439-e511 E511 Symmetry in Astrology 2

                    Symmetrical Astrology in the Modern World -
                    New Tools for the Ancient Arts

                    Instructor: Gary Christen

                    This course will aquaint the participant with the background, materials and methods behind the emerging Symmetrical Astrology. Symmetrical Astrology is a modern framework for astrology comprising the work of Arthur Blackwell, Alfred Witte, Rob Hand and Gary Christen. It affords astrology the possibility of a truely structured form with common rules, observations and methods in keeping with modern times. Please note that this course only references Uranian Astrology and uses the Uranian System as a departure point for the structural integration of future astrological possibilites.

                    Because students are expected to practice the  techniques each week, there will be a discount for the course and a 1/2 price discount for the software used to work with symmetrical astrology, Nova Chart Wheels.

                    Symmetrical Astrology is a modern framework for astrology comprising the work of Arthur Blackwell, Alfred Witte, Rob Hand and Gary Christen. It affords astrology the possibility of a truly structured form with common rules, observations and methods in keeping with modern times. Please note that this course only references Uranian Astrology and uses the Uranian System as a departure point for the structural integration of future astrological possibilities.

                    Symmetrical Astrology can be distinguished from anything else that has come before it. It breaks from the past without losing the conceptual basis of astrological practice.

                    Symmetrical Astrology is a work in progress spanning close to 100 years. While the core technique of Uranian Astrology is widely practiced all over the world, Alfred Witte, the principle designer, could only re-conceptualize what was available in his era and more discoveries in our field have been made since his time.

                    Many practitioners think that his ideas mainly concern funny dials and non-existent planets and such opinions are wrong. Witte thoroughly examined all the available ancient sources (and prior to WW1 these sources were considerable), creating underlying principles that conceptually tied together previously unrelated material. However, he wasn’t exposed to any knowledge of the emerging discoveries of pre-Greek astrology.

                    Witte didn’t study Mayan or Babylonian sources as most didn’t exist or weren’t accessible in a useable way during his era. His development of a language of astrology and other viewpoints were based on planes and the Greek concept of the horoscope as a point in time – very two-dimensional. Arthur Blackwell conceived of the Babylonian direction early on as the translations of the cuneiform texts became available to the scholarly public. Blackwell introduced three-dimensional, very practical ways of looking at the heavens. His concepts combined with Witte’s core elements opens up an amazing amount of data and possible research possibilities.

                    Rob Hand has suggested that astrology is a dangerous knowledge that, by its very existence, threatens the current worldview and scientific paradigm. He provides the spark to make our work have great meaning and purpose. I consider these concepts to be his greatest contribution to the field.

                    In this course, we will learn these underlying principles in a practical, useful way. You should, by the end, be equipped to help build new and modern astrological forms to bring what was known in the past into the new cultural world that is emerging and transforming everything.

                    Topics include: The personal points and their use in delineating the horoscope; connections and planetary pictures, the 360 degree dial, variations of planetary pictures, introduction to difference theory, working with solar arc, working with oblique angularity and the polar azimuthal equidistant project format, 3-D planetary pictures, integration of aspect and house frameworks, working with event charts, natal analysis and predictive techniques, reconsidering the philosophy and implications of symmetrical astrology.

                    Requirements: This is not a beginning course. Students should have a strong grounding in the basic astrological symbols and natal interpretation. E510 is highly recommended because this course assumes students have a basic knowledge of the principles involved in symmetrical astrology.


                    Note:

                    The Uranian system of astrology, also known as the Hamburg School of Astrology, had its origins in the early part of the twentieth century. It was first established by Alfred Witte (1878-1943) and his student and colleague Friederich Sieggrum (1877-1951), both well-known German astrologers.

                    Uranian astrology, and its offshoot Cosmobiology developed a specific set of highly useful techniques. Most well known are midpoints and the 90 degree dial, which have gained wide usage. But there is far more to Uranian astrology than just these two methods.

                    The techniques of Uranian astrology are precise and specific in both their natal interpretations and their application to pinpointing events.

                     

                     

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