register blueLearn how the vocabulary of the "heavenly writing" of astrology will enhance the accuracy of your delineations.

February 4, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST / 12:00-6:00 PM EST with a break in the middle

The Babylonians knew astrology as the “heavenly writing” of the gods. But if astrology is a language, then what is its structure? Over the last 14 years, Maria has been investigating how the vocabulary of astrology is inter-related when accurate delineations are made.

In this one day workshop, we will examine astrology's syntax, as well as the classical philosophy that underpins its rationale. Using chart examples, we’ll begin to place the vocabulary that most students of astrology are already familiar with, into coherent phrases and sentences that everyone can read and agree upon. If we have time, we will also re-examine some of the tradition's rules for assessing a planet's condition in a whole new way that actually delivers practical information. 

Mateus Maria100pxMaria J. Mateus, BA in psychology from the University of Texas and MA in astrology from Kepler College.

Maria believes the key to understanding all of astrology, is to understand the manner in which language and mind reflect the world we live in. In 2002, her desire to demystify the relationship between inner emotional states and outer world manifestations led her to embark on an investigation that culminated in the development of the LINCOS grammatical approach to astrology.

Maria has been a student of astrology since she was a teen. She's open to all astrological schools, but maintains  a particular interest in research, history, language, and ancient techniques.

Maria has lectured at conferences and workshops around the world and taught at the International Academy of Astrology and Kepler College. She's written for several astrological publications, translated a modern introduction to traditional techniques (On The Heavenly Spheres), and is currently translating its sequel, as well as working on her own work on grammatical astrology. Her website is at