Instructor: Charles Obert
Counts as 1/2 credit for a Diploma Program elective or 1/2 credit for the Alternate Traditional Certificate
CS151 or equivalent knowledge is needed

Both we and our clients often have specific questions we hope astrology can answer or at least provide insight. Dignities and debilities are an effective tool to provide a more nuanced answer than "looks like stressful times ahead" or other general statements about the condition of a chart. This course takes you deeper into the use of dignities and debilites to improve your interpretative and predictive skills.

Instructor: Charles Obert
Counts as 1/2 credit for a Diploma Program elective or 1/2 credit for the Alternate Traditional Certificate

Why use Essential Dignities? Because they are a crucial part of good interpretation. From William Lilly's book Christian Astrology (1647), Chapter 18 (with the spellings modernized):

The exact way of judicature [interpretation] in Astrology is,

  • First, by being perfect in the nature of the planets and Signs.
  • Second, by knowing the strength, fortitude or debility of the Planets, Significators, and a well posing of them and their aspects and several mixtures, in your judgment.
  • Third, by rightly applying the influence of the position of Heaven erected, and the Planets aspects to one another at the time of the Question, according to natural (and not enforced) maxims of Art; for by how much you endeavour to strain a judgment beyond nature, by so much the more you augment your Error.

A Planet is then said to be really strong when he has many Essential dignities, which are known, by his being either in his House [Rulership], Exaltation, Triplicity, Term or Face, at time of the erecting the Figure [chart].

Instructor: Barbara Millios

This second course in this series continues the exploration of the modern iterations of Evolutionary Astrology as a methodology within mainstream astrology. This course focuses on the variation developed by Steven Forrest. Along the way, students will also see how Steven's approach fits into and is an outgrowth of historical developments in spiritual astrology, particularly in the last 150 years.

Instructor: Barbara Millios

The first course in this seminar series will focus on understanding the techniques of Evolutionary Astrology as founded by Jeffrey Wolf Green, along with its links to the spiritual astrology of the past.

By the end of Part 1, students will have acquired a cohesive understanding of the main principles of Evolutionary Astrology, how it relates to chart interpretation and how to apply the Pluto Paradigm as taught by Jeffrey Wolf Green.