Instructor: Laura Nalbandian
The question of the soul has fascinated humans since the beginning of time. Through his own quest to find deeper meaning, Jeffry Green began to develop the Pluto material; exploring at the nature of the soul in the natal chart. By the mid 1980's his book "Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul" was published. The material strives to cut to the core issues of the soul - answering the questions of "why am I here, what are my lessons?"
In this 13 week course, we'll examine this groundbreaking work. We'll start with the discussion of the three evolutionary states of consciousness and the basic rules of the Pluto methodology. Then move onto exploring the twelve house placements of Pluto. By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg
Each individual 5-week workshop is $195, $530 if you take all three (students signing up for all three courses get $50 off the price of taking the courses individually). All three workshops are required to be counted as a diploma elective.
Is the soul immortal, and, if so, how can the soul be modified by good or bad actions? How does soul relate to body, mind, emotions and to situations like falling in love or falling apart? Can we use astrology to find the soul’s purpose in life or throughout lifetimes? Is the soul evolving or does it get stuck on the wheel of existence? Divided into three short courses, this program explores these questions and their profound implications for the theory and practice of astrology.
All three courses survey the traditions that astrologers inherited and created and apply their ideas to astrological practice.
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.
Unless noted, all the courses are 10-weeks in length and cost $530.
Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled Certificate courses. Live meetings will be recorded and students will receive a copy of the recording as part of their tuition.
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.
Instructor: Frank Piechoski and Bruce Scofield
Prerequisite: W101 or equivalent
For any major undertaking, it's wise to consider “planning its birth” through the judicious use of Electional astrology. Electional astrology works with a specific set of tools and rules to do discover the most appropriate timing for an event that will give a desired outcome.
Students will learn the basic rules for Electional astrology, and when and how those rules have been modified over time.
Primary Instructor: Joseph Crane
The student should have a background in the basics of modern astrology prior to taking this course.
The Hellenistic underpinnings of modern astrology are being re-discovered as more texts are translated. Using primary texts of the Hellenistic astrological tradition and modern commentaries, this certificate introduces the student to Hellenistic techniques and procedures plus develops basic chart interpretation skills in both natal and predictive.
Every serious student of astrology should at least take an introduction to this tradition in order to fully appreciate the richness of our own astrological history!
Using primary texts of the Hellenistic astrological tradition and modern commentaries, this certificate introduces the student to Hellenistic techniques and procedures plus develops basic chart interpretation skills in both natal and predictive.
Joseph Crane, author of Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy, brings together various Hellenistic sources to show students how they can incorporate the richness of these older techniques into their own natal practice.
The course introduces students to ancient terminology and concepts, philosophical underpinnings, and how this applies to chart interpretation and synthesis. Along the way, Joseph will highlight where Hellenistic and modern astrological methods are similar and where they differ.
Students will apply these concepts to the natal chart to assess fame and fortune, relationships, vocation, and character.
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.