THE CERTIFICATE in APPLIED ASTROLOGY
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UNIT 1: THE WHEEL OF LIFE: Elements and Signs of the Zodiac
This unit begins with an orientation class followed by a thorough examination of the four elements, the three qualities and their psychological correlations and astrological correspondences. Then the twelve signs of the zodiac will be covered in detail. The signs of the zodiac or ‘wheel of life’ symbolise twelve initiatory stages in the individuation process, which represent essential qualities of human experience.
UNIT 2: THE ENERGIES OF LIFE: Planetary Archetypes
In this unit we will study the ten planets of contemporary astrology, including the two luminaries. Chiron will also be included as part of the planetary pantheon. Planetary archetypes will be examined with reference to their psychological, mythological and astrological qualities. Metaphorically the planets represent the powerful archetypal urges, energies and instincts underpinning life that motivate and influence every human being.
UNIT 3: ASPECTS OF LIFE: The Twelve Houses and Aspects
We begin this unit by introducing the angles of the horoscope: the Ascendant, Descendant, MC, and IC, the reference points of our lives, which orientate us to the world. Then the four quadrants and hemispheres of the horoscope will be examined. The twelve houses will be taught in reference to the process of human development and experience. We will synthesise planets in signs and houses as well as signs on house cusps, beginning to give meaning to astrological statements. Major aspects are the astrological threads that weave the archetypal patterns of our life. Aspects and aspect patterns represent the planetary dialogues and sub-personalities of our horoscope. Aspects as the lifelines between planets will be thoroughly examined including aspect patterns, minor aspects and planetary pictures. Many examples of the complexity of planets in aspect will be shown.
UNIT 4: CONSIDERING THE HOROSCOPE: Presentation & Delineation
In this unit astronomy for astrologers will be presented, along with chart calculation and presentation. We will learn to read the ephemeris, table of houses and calculate and present our own horoscopes. As part of this unit we will discuss and demonstrate the Solar Fire astrological software. When we are familiar with the construction of the horoscope we will begin to approach delineation. This will entail some review on the similarity of astrological themes of planets, signs and houses. New material on specialised topics such as the lunar nodes, intercepted signs, retrograde planets, the lunation cycle and the vertex will be covered.
UNIT 5: CYCLES OF LIFE: Planetary Returns, Transits and Eclipses
The horoscope will be directed forward in time and we will begin to look at upcoming trends, cycles as well as the process and ethics of prediction. The transits of all the planets, including Chiron and their cycles will be covered in detail. Stages of the life cycle such as adolescence, mid-life, the 50’s etc. with their various planetary cycles will be explored. Solar and lunar eclipses along with the cycle of the lunar nodes will also be examined.
UNIT 6: LIFE SKILLS: Resource in the Horoscope
The horoscope reveals powerful resources, which are available to the individual. During this unit we will explore both physical and mental health and ways to maintain well being and a healthy lifestyle. This will entail examination of a range of emotional states. Vocational issues and work will also be explored. The four main asteroids and the Black Moon Lilith will be introduced as potent indicators of feminine resources.
UNIT 7: LIFE PARTNERS: Family Issues and Relationship Patterns
We will concentrate on the areas of parental issues and the family of origin exploring astrological and psychological themes in depth. Relationship potential and relating will also be covered in detail.
UNIT 8: TIMES OF LIFE: Progressing the Horoscope
Progressions and Directions will be introduced however we will concentrate on secondary progressions, studying the cycles of the progressed planets as well as the progressed lunation cycle. Methods that will help us determine upcoming trends for an individual will be presented. The unit ends with a seminar on Delineating the Horoscope.>>>
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