Astrology: A Cosmic Science Home Study Courses

NEW! All six courses now combined into one large e-book

I am currently in the process of combining all of my  Home Study Courses into one large e-book, saving students  considerable money. It will be available very soon!


Each of the six course contains 5 to 6 lessons. Self-correcting homework assignments are available after each lesson. You'll  also find self-evaluation forms that will help you interpret your own chart, illustrations and more. Below, the complete curriculum is outlined, showing the content of each course . 


Now, ALL IN ONE LARGE VOLUME. 

COURSES CURRICULA

COURSE I: Introduction to Astrology

6 Lessons with Self-Correcting Exams

  • Heliocentric vs. Geocentric
  • Sidereal vs. Tropical
  • The Seasons and the Zodiac
  • Qualities and Elements
  • Assertive and Receptive Signs
  • Areas of Activity and the Houses
  • The Needs and Attitudes of the First Six Signs
  • Planetary Rulerships
  • Careers Associated with the Signs
  • Genders of the Signs
  • Glyphs and Picture Symbolog
  • Careers Associated with the Signs
  • Glyphs and Picture Symbology
  • The Planets
  • Planets and the Signs
  • Rulerships of the Planets
  • Beginning Interpretation Guideline
  • Houses as Areas of Life
  • Types of Houses
  • Houses as They Relate to Signs
  • Derivative Houses
  • A Review

COURSE II:  CONSTRUCTING A HOROSCOPE

6 Lessons with Self-Correcting Exams


The mathematical construction of a chart based on the date, time and place of birth for people born anywhere in the world. Required books: 

(1 ) American Atlas, Neil Michelsen

(2) American Book of Tables, Thomas Shanks

(3) American Ephemeris, 19th Century for midnight. Neil Michelsen


  • Getting to know your reference books
  • Locating latitude and longitude in preparation for chart construction
  • Time Zones
  • Standard Time, Daylight Savings Time and War Time
  • Finding the Greenwich Mean Time of Birth
  • Determining Signs on House Cusps
  • Working with Logarithms
  • Calculating the Planets
  • Part 1: Inserting planets in the horoscope wheel to complete the chart
  • Part 2: Calculating charts for eastern longitudes and southern latitudes
  • Interpolation of House Cusps to the Nearest Minute of Accuracy
  • The Solar Equalibrium Chart
  • Solar Chart
  • The Flat Chart (Aries Rising Chart)
  • Equal House Charts
  • Continental/European Chart Wheel

 

COURSE III

6 Lessons with Self-Correcting Exams

 

LESSON I:

  • Psychological needs as reflected in the Qualities of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable.
  • Conflicts of the Qualities.
  • Temperament as described by the Elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water.
  • The Qualities and Elements Combined: No two signs share the same Element and Quality. How do they work together?
  • How to determine the Chart Tone (Signature) and what it signifies.
  • Self Evaluation: An exercise demonstrating how to apply the lesson's material to personal horoscope interpretation.

LESSON II:

  • Planetary emphasis above and below the horizon; east and west of meridian.
  • Angular Houses  answer "Who You Are"
  • Succedent Houses answer "What is Your Value?"
  • Cadent Houses answer "Can you Adapt?"
  • Houses of Function: Houses of Life, Substance, Relationships and Endings
  • Sign Qualities and their Corresponding Houses.
  • The Elements and their Corresponding  Houses.
  • Self-Evaluation

LESSON III:

  • Chart Patterns: Chart Patterns show where energy is focussed. Includes descriptions of the following patterns: Bundle, Bowl, Bucket, See-Saw, Locomotive, Splash, Splay.
  • Intercepted Signs: Signs that have no house cusps and how they influence life. (See Joanne's book on the subject.)
  • Self Evaluation: Applying the information to the interpretation of your natal chart.

LESSON IV:

  • Planetary Powers: Planets function more easily in some signs than in others. Planetary Powers include signs of planets' Rulerships, Exaltation, Fall or Detriment.
  • Retrograde Planets: How retrograde planets are interpreted. Each planet is interpreted from both its direct and retrograde condition. (See Joanne's book on the subject.)
  • Self Evaluation: Applying the information to the interpretation of your natal chart.

LESSON V:

  • Decanates. Each sign contains 30 degrees of space. Each sign can be further divided into 3-10 degree segments, providing more detail in the interpretation.
  • Major Aspects. How the angular relationships between planets reveal the degree of ease or challenge experienced when expressing their energies.
  • Aspect symbols.
  • Major Aspect Patterns: Grand Trines, Grand Squares, T-Squares.
  • How to find Aspects in the natal chart.
  • Aspectarian: How to record the aspects.

LESSON VI:

  • The Lunation Cycle
  • Phase Finder
  • Finding and interpreting the Eight Phases of the Moon.
  • The Part of Fortune: What it means and how it is found.
  • The Moon's Nodes. The Lunar Nodes are important points in the chart that should be included in the chart interpretation (see article on Lunar Nodes)
  • Planetary Pairs: Certain planets operate together as partners. These planetary pairs are evaluated based on their "phase" with each other.
  • Self Evaluation: Applying the information to the interpretation of your chart.


COURSE IV

The Spiral of the Signs and Houses: One of the things most text books do not explain is the natural relationship between the signs and houses. This lesson clearly describes how the first six signs, Aries through Virgo, correspond to the areas of life described by the first six Houses.

          Example: The house on which you find Aries describes where you need to prove to yourself and others that you are capable of handling things independently. As a result of the independent activity you initiate, you develop a sense of personal "identity".

          The sign on the Corresponding 1st House cusp (The Ascendant) shows the nature of this identity...how others see you when you are projecting your identity to others. This sign describes the nature of your self image.

          These important relationships are explained extensively in Lesson I.

  • Example charts are given throughout the Lesson so that you can see the concepts in application.
  • Self Evaluation: An interpretation outline to help you use these concepts when interpreting your own chart.
  • Self Evaluation
  • Self-correcting exam

LESSON 2

The Spiral of the Signs and Houses, continued: Using the technique developed in Lesson I, the signs Libra through Pisces are explained in relationship to the last six Houses.

          Examples are cited throughout the Lesson, providing an opportunity to see how these concepts are applied in chart interpretation.

  • Self Evaluation: An interpretation outline to help you use these concepts when interpreting your own chart.
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Self-Correcting Exam

LESSON 3

The importance of considering planetary rulerships to develop and fulfill the needs of the signs they rule.

          The difference in interpretation between a planet IN a house and the planet RULING the house.

          How the signs, houses and planets work in partnership. Among other things, the following considerations are discussed:

  •  A sign: Describing personal needs and attitudes
  • The ruling planet: The energies that must be used to fulfill needs of the signs and develop attitudes they represent
  • The House containing the ruling planet: The area of life (house)  that provides opportunity to utilize and develop the energies of the planets.
  • Interpretation of the house corresponding to the sign in the natural zodiac.
  • The natural ruler of that house.

Self Evaluation: An outline helping you to apply the information in this lesson to the interpretation of your own chart.

  • Self-Evaluation
  • Self-Correcting Exam

LESSON 4

  • Important rules for interpreting aspects.
  • Planetary Phases: Planets work together even when not in aspect. Phases show how each "part" of you (planet) functions with all others.
  • Phase Finder
  • Arabic Parts. "Parts of Expression" are discussed in relation to the major planetary pairs.
  • Major Planetary Pairs: Sun/Moon; Jupiter/Mercury, Mars/Venus, Saturn/Jupiter, Uranus/Saturn
  • Self Evaluation: An outline helping you to apply the information in this lesson to the interpretation of your own chart.
  • Self-Correcting Exam

LESSON 5

  • Minor Aspects
  • Definition and instructions for finding minor aspects in the chart.
  • Major and Minor Aspects within Phases
  • The cyclic unfoldment of Aspects
  • Self-Correcting Exam

COURSE V: ADVANCED INTERPRETATION

5 Lessons with Self-Correcting Exams


 Detailed chart analysis answering questions about vocational potential, relationships, chart comparison (synastry,) health. Five lessons, plus self-correcting homework. 


  • View the natal chart to determine personal needs and challenges in interpersonal relationships.
  • The role of Venus and Mars in personal relationships.
  • The signs on the 5th, 7th and 8th house cusps
  • Planetary rulers of the 5th, 7th and 8th houses
  • Aspects to the rulers of the 5th, 7th and 8th houses.
  • Planets in the 5, 7th and 8th houses.
  • Aspects to planets in the 5th, 7th and 8th houses.
  • Viewing the chart from the perspective of relationships using Derivative Houses.
  • Synastry: Comparing the charts of two or more individuals to determine compatibility.
  • Quality and Element compatibility between charts.
  • Major planetary pairs to be considered in chart comparisons, whether or not aspects are formed between them.
  • How another person’s planets impact your daily life experiences (where his/her planets fall within the house structure of your chart).
  • Aspects and phases between two charts.
  • Overview of the Composite Chart.
  • Finding vocational indicators in the natal chart
  • Stellia or groupings of planets and their influence on career choice.
  • The Elements and the Houses of Substance; how they describe career.
  • How to find career potential and define personal needs with regard to vocation.
  • The Houses of Substance (2, 6 and 10) and their connection to vocation.
  • Planetary Rulers of Houses of Substance.
  • Aspects to rulers of the 2, 6 and 10th Houses.
  • Planets in Houses of Substance.
  • Aspects to planets in the Houses of Substance.
  • Listing of careers ruled by each sign.
  • Astrology and Health
  • Physical symptoms of unfulfilled needs and improperly developed attitudes.
  • The role of the Ascendant in defining health issues.
  • The rule of the 6th house in defining health issues.
  • Listing of illnesses and their corresponding astrological signatures.
  • Hodgepodge
  • The ever-changing structure of the chart.
  • Midpoints: How to find and interpret them.
  • Lunar and planetary Nodes.
  • Money and the natal chart, using Derivative Houses
  • Planets rising before or after the Sun.


COURSE VI: TRANSITS & PROGRESSIONS.

6 Lessons With Self-Correcting Exams


Calculate and interpret progressions, directions and investigate transits to find conditions at any give point in time. Six lessons, plus self-correcting homework
Lessons include: 

  • Transits and Progressions: How do you find them and what do they represent?
  • Cycles of transiting planets
  • Function of transiting planets...Moon through Pluto
  • Overview of transiting planets in the natal Houses
  • Rules for interpreting aspects between transiting and natal planets.
  • Transiting planets when retrograde and direct.
  • Transits through the Quadrants
  • Transits of Saturn through the Houses.
  • Psychological interpretation of transiting planets through natal Houses.
  • More on transits to natal planets.
  • Planetary cycles and phases.
  • Major and minor aspects of transiting planets to natal chart.
  • Phases.
  • Planning by the monthly lunations.
  • Using the Aspectarian to plan events.
  • What are Primary Progressions (Directions)
  • Calculating and interpreting Primary Progressions (Directions)
  • What are Secondary Progressions and what do they do?
  • Calculation of Secondary Progressions.
  • The significance of the Progressed Sun through the signs.
  • The significance of other Progressed planets changing signs.
  • Transiting Saturn and the Progressed Moon.
  • Aspects between progressed and natal planets.
  • The Progressed Lunation Cycle.
  • Sabian Symbols and Progressions.
  • Self-Evaluations:  Outlines enabling you to use the information to interpret your own chart