Electives
Multi-Cultural Perspectives

Multi-Cultural Perspectives

This certificate is different from the others in that it is intended to introduce students to a range of methods and approaches to astrology that will expose them to different perspectives. To receive a certificate, students must take at least three courses from three separate traditions. In addition to the courses listed (WH101, EV101, V100), students may take E511 Symmetrical Astrology 2 or WL220 Astromapping.

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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.

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.

 

 

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:

Primary Instructor: Kenneth Miller
This course may be taken as a diploma program elective
Indian Astrology, called JYOTISH or Vedic Astrology is India’s method for understanding your Destiny.

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Imagine a way to access the details of your life-script (your karma). You could gain understanding of your life purpose, know when to seize opportunity, and have the foreknowledge to remediate difficult circumstances. This is the tradition of Jyotish, the astrology of India. This courses gives you tools to make use of the concepts and practices of Indian astrology, including how it can play a healing role in our lives, and how it can be an adjunct to your Western Astrological work.
The course will be hands-on with multiple example charts. Your astrological analytic skills will be strengthened through the use of the charts of ordinary people.

By the end of the term you will learn:

  • The rules for evaluating a planet’s aptitude and temperament, and how it will play out in the life.
  • To make sense of the often contradictory indications shown in the chart.
  • How the Varga (Divisional charts) provide additional insight on a specific topic.
  • The timing method of Dashas which determines when a planet will deliver on its promise.
  • Additional methods, including Indian transit principles, yogas (special planetary combinations), and the fascinating history of this unbroken astrological tradition.

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.

Topics include:

  • planetary symbolism and application,
  • signs, house definitions and house systems,
  • planetary sect and dignity, planetary assessment,
  • lots, fixed stars.

Students will apply these concepts to the natal chart to assess fame and fortune, relationships, vocation, and character. 

 

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