There are several modules listed below of the kinds of personalized one-on-one instruction that I offer with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring. Each student is unique in terms of their level, interests, speed of comprehension, time, and objectives, so I tailor the instruction to each student.

First we do an assessment of where you are and where you want to go, and then create a personalized program of study that can change and evolve organically. Some students begin with a program on the basics and then realize they want to also learn traditional techniques, explore the mythic dimensions of the asteroids, or delve into the awesome history of astrology as a sidebar.

The Format

For working examples, we use the charts that each student supplies. Ideally these are of people you know and upon whom you can practice your learning skills. During a one-hour phone or skype call, I present a lesson and then we apply the technique to one or more of your charts. I coach you through the process of correctly applying the technique and then interpreting the meaning.

Homework often involves practicing the lesson on one of the sample charts and reporting back how you did it and what happened, along with inevitable questions that arise. My goal is to make sure that you understand the material and apply it accurately before we move on. Each module takes as long as it takes for you to demonstrate your competency with the material.

Some students learn quickly and fly through the material while others prefer a slower pace that allows time for absorption, reflection and discussion. Some students have a vision of becoming professional astrologers and counseling astrologers, while others are studying more for personal growth and better understanding of their family, personal relationship, or workplace dynamics.

To get started, I ask for a six-lesson commitment that can be done at your own pace (weekly, bi-monthly, or whatever works) and scheduled according to what works for both of us.

After the first six lessons, students can decide how they want to proceed. Some students do a short program and then are on their way to integrating the material into their consultations. Others have been studying with me for years, and several have moved on to open their own successful astrological practices. After attending conferences, their feedback is that they are really happy that they have studied with me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Integrated and Comprehensive Programs of Study

Courses are Offered for individuals and small groups

Personal instruction is given via teleconference

Modules Offered

Fundamentals of Interpretation

For the beginning astrology student, this course will introduce you to the core symbols in the astrological language – planets, signs, houses, and aspects. You will learn how to create astrological sentences, delineating the meanings of signs occupying houses, of planets located a sign and house and ruling another house, and aspects between planets. Skills in interpretation will be developed from the first class using charts that the students supply of persons they know and who are willing to give them feedback on their delineations. This module consists of six lessons; each lesson includes written material, a one-hour instructional and tutoring session via telephone, and homework which is evaluated. The students proceed at their own paces.

Cost: $600 per one 6-week module.

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Delineating Life Purpose in the Birth Chart

For the intermediate student who is familiar with the basic meanings of the astrological symbols in combination, this course focuses upon chart delineation and synthesis. It begins with an assessment of the student’s current level of ease and skill in interpretation, followed by a presentation of a simple and clear model that reaches into the heart of the chart to discern the essential meaning of the life.

The lessons build a step by step procedure for how to give a one-hour consultation to a client that begins with the evaluation of the condition of each planet, the elements of the basic life purpose, and then integrates the influences of the lunation phases, lot of fortune, lunar nodes, eclipses, mythic asteroids, aspect patterns, analysis of relationship and vocation, and timing by transit, progressions, profections, and solar returns. It concludes with counseling guidelines. There are four modules in this series; each module consists of six lessons; each lesson includes written material, a one-hour instructional and tutoring session via telephone, and homework which is evaluated. The students proceed at their own paces. The course is based upon the book Astrology and the Authentic Self.

Cost: $600 per one 6-week module.

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Hellenistic Astrology

Drawing from Hellenistic and Arabic/Medieval sources that are recently available in English translation, this course will teach you how astrology was practiced for almost 2000 years prior to the contemporary era and its value as a foundation for modern practice. It is advisable that you have some astrological background before taking this program. You should have a general knowledge of the meanings of planets, signs, houses, aspects and have tried your hand at interpretation.

Part One:  Determining Planetary Condition: Analyzing a planet’s capacity to bring forth its agenda on behalf of the person’s best interests  by means of the criteria of sect, essential  nature, zodiacal rulerships (domicile, exaltation, trigon, bound), solar phase (visibility, direction, speed, and heliacal rise/set), and Hellenistic aspect theory including maltreatment conditions.

Part Two: Houses and House Rulerships: An in-depth understanding of the classifications and topics of the twelve houses and how a planet, based upon its own nature and condition, operates in each house as modified by the houses it rules and the condition of its domicile lord. Interpretation guidelines will be given for the topics of each house such as money, family, children, marriage, religion, profession, and health.

Part Three: The Rulers of the Nativity: The identification of certain planets that rule the life as whole as well as functioning in a particular house topic of life. Learn how to judge the overall success, fortune, and eminence in a nativity by focusing upon the Lord of the Ascendant, the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit, Trigon Lords of the Sect Light, the Kurios and Oikodespotes.

Part Four: Hellenistic Time Lord Procedures: Timing by Planetary Periods and the Ascensional Times of the Signs, Annual Profections, the Solar Return, Circumambulations, Zodiacal Releasing from the Lots of Fortune and Spirit.

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Mythic Asteroid Signatures

For students of all levels, this course focuses on the integration of the asteroids into chart delineation, approaching the process from an archetypal and mythological perspective. You will learn how to determine which asteroids are most important in any given chart and how their mythic themes contribute to the shaping of the life experience. The program begins with an exploration of the first four asteroids Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta, investigating their mythology, psychology, and astrological meaning in the birth chart. Subsequent modules investigate how to work with the 12,000 other asteroids by uncovering motifs depicted by categories of asteroids associated with divination, healing, creative inspiration, fate, love & relationship, philosophy & knowledge, and clusters from the cultures of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and Celtic and Germanic worlds. We will also incorporate the significance of asteroids named after concepts, geographical places, and personal common names.

The students will use charts of persons they know who are willing to give them feedback on their delineations. Each module in this series consists of six lessons; each lesson includes written material, a one-hour instructional and tutoring session via telephone, and homework which is evaluated. The students proceed at their own paces.

Cost: $600 per one 6-week module.

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Ancient Greek for Astrologers

This is a 30-lesson introductory course to the ancient Greek language. It is based upon Basics of Biblical Greek by William D. Mounce which presents Koine Greek, the dialect used during the Hellenistic era. Each lesson is supplemented with astrological terminology and translation exercises from the primary source excerpts from the Hellenistic astrologers. There are three modules in this series. Each module consists of ten lessons and includes written material, a one-hour instructional and tutoring session via telephone, and homework which is evaluated. The students proceed at their own paces.

Cost: $900 per one 10-week module.

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