Start Here With the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology

Start Here With the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology

Primary instructors include Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg, Carol Tebbs, Jacqueline Menkes, Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.
Guest lecturers include Susie Cox, LeeAnn Curtis, Claudia Dikinis, Robert Glasscock and more.

The three courses of the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology Certificate provide a solid grounding in the symbolism of Western natal astrology, how the symbolism has evolved over time, how to synthesize and apply that knowledge to delineate a natal chart, and an awareness of the ethical issues involved.

Through written material, lectures, assignments, online discussion forums and live classes, students will learn how to apply the symbolism and natal techniques of Western astrology to a coherent interpretation of the natal chart. They will also be knowledgeable about some of the controversies that surround different methods and when you may want to use one technique instead of another. Most importantly, students will have had constant practice in applying what they have learned so they can successfully synthesize these different methods in their interpretations.

Each class is 10 weeks long. All three classes are required for the Certificate Diploma.

Instructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg

The objective for this course is that, by the end, students will have learned the basics of astrological symbolism and be on their way to successfully synthesizing that knowledge to interpret a chart, even if there is no birth time.

To accomplish this goal, the following areas will be covered:

Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes

This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice each week in “Live Chat” refines the process of spotting major life themes in the natal chart.

Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. 

A good astrologer needs to know techniques, but they must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. In this course, students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance in how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to delineation by examining how multiple astrologers approach chart interpretation.

Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell, Judith Holloway. 
Optional for the Certificate. Required for the diploma

For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you. Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers and interpretations using the natal chart to address client issues.

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