Astro*Synthesis was founded in Melbourne in 1986 as an astrological education program. Since this time Astro*Synthesis has consistently offered an in-depth program into the application of astrology from an archetypal perspective.
Astro*Synthesis offers a complete astrological program. The Astro*Synthesis Open Learning Program in Applied Astrology can engage you in your own self study or lead to formal qualifications. This open learning course comprises 12 detailed modules which offer in-depth instruction and participation in the imaginative and inspirited study of astrology.
Since 1988, Astro*Synthesis has offered its Certificate in Applied Astrology. The Diploma in Applied Astrology began in 1994 and the first Diploma was awarded in 1997. Throughout these years Astro*Synthesis has maintained a consistently high standard in astrological education. Students who have gained their qualifications through Astro*Synthesis value the thorough and detailed curriculum and assessment process, graduating with a well deserved confidence in their astrological knowledge.
The main tutors in the program are Brian Clark and Glennys Lawton. Both Brian and Glennys are Accredited Astrology Teachers (AAT) with the Federation of Australian Astrologers (FAA).
As part of the program, an in-depth series of student booklets and workbooks on astrological theory and practice have been prepared for students. On the Student Astrology E-Booklets and Student Astrology E-Workbooks pages under Publications these are available for sale in PDF format.
Since 1990 Astro*Synthesis has sponsored international conferences, summer schools, seminars and workshops on astrology and related disciplines. Astro*Synthesis strives to maintain the highest standard in teaching and supports the astrological community through an active engagement with all astrological organisations.
The foundation of the course is constructed to utilise astrology as a tool for greater awareness of the self, others and the world at large. The approach is humanistic and therefore archetypal psychology and mythology are interwoven in order to provide deeper meaning behind the astrological symbolism.
From 1989 – 2007 Astro*Synthesis was located at the Chiron Centre, a multi-disciplinarian centre housing astrology, naturopathy, dream work and psychology. The Chiron Centre, located in Abbotsford, one of Melbourne’s inner suburbs, was a thriving focal point for Australian astrology. From 2007 – 2015 the Chiron Centre relocated to the Wellbeing wing of the Abbotsford Convent, a division of the arts and culture precinct dedicated to complementary healing therapies. In 2015 the Chiron Centre celebrated its closure with a conference dedicated to Transitions. Since 2015 Astro*Synthesis has became a dedicated distance learning program.