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Classical Studies in Natal
Have you ever found yourself reading a chart and generating more buzz
words than meaning? You go to conferences, read books, talk to other
astrologers - you know all these techniques, and yet the meaning just
seems to slip away. The Sun is square Mars, but trine Pluto, which is in
a yod with Neptune and the Moon, which is all part of a locomotive
pattern, and transitting Saturn has just conjoined the Neptune? And
then, what to do with Mars out of bounds? No wonder you keep going back
to the books to try to grapple with this: you have all these images
spinning in your head and no way to sort them out into patterns, much
less prioritize the pieces!
The purpose of the Introductory
Classical Astrology course is a to teach the background and logic behind
classical astrological techniques and methods, with an eye toward the
integration of these techniques into conventional modern delineation.
Why add classical methods? Because, chances are, modern methods alone
don't give you answers to all the questions you have.
astrology went through at least three major periods where astrologers
developed a consistent logic to put together an understanding of
the chart. Rather than " a little of this, a little of that," imagine how
much more powerful your understanding and explanations will be when you
have a system to use to construct meaning.
teaches the basics of classical delineation: the use of dignities,
temperament, and how to meaningfully discuss happiness, financial
planning, health, relationships and professional concerns over the life
of the Native. The Course is geared to natal astrology, but many of
the techniques are also applicable in horary, electional, and mundane.
This course overlaps with, but does not cover exactly the same
sequence or material as the Classical Studies in Horary Course.
This Course assumes a basic knowledge of natal
astrology, comparable to the NCGR Level II certification, or the first
year of study under the Federation of Australian Astrologers
curriculum. A previous exposure to classical method is not necessary.
Lee has taught on-line at Kepler College for ten years. In her private courses,
she takes that experience in cutting edge on-line instruction technology
and applies it to a less academic and more practical setting. Her take
on adult education? Strictly business! She won't waste your time on
exercises that don't teach you how to do the method she is
presenting. And that is the purpose of a teacher, after all - not to
impress you, not to overwhelm you - but to give you an introduction to
the material in a way that you leave the course better educated - which
means not only knowing more about the material, but being able to ask
questions, and explore more on your own. When you have finished any of
Lee's courses, you can be confident that you will have more tools to
understand a chart, and the grounding to apply them.
By the final session, the student should be
familiar enough with classical theory to be able to apply classical
techniques successfully to routine astrological issues of the kind
presented in the typical consultation. To pass the Course, the work
submitted must demonstrate a consistently high quality.
This course available on-line! The graphic shows the
site you will be working in - and some of the material that you will
have on your course site. Once you register for a course, you will
always have access to the latest version through your user login. And as
you can see, you are learning within an environment created for
learning - not one adapted to learning.
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Lessons may be
submitted in either English or French, and may be submitted
by e-mail, snail mail, or fax.
- Introduction to the
History of Astrology: The Major Contributions of Babylonian, Greek,
Arab, Medieval European & Renaissance Astrology.
- Aristotle Lite: Introduction to Greek cyclic analysis.
Elements, Qualities and Triplicities. Transmutation and Transformation.
- Essential Dignities. Almutens. The Children
of the Native.
- Accidental Dignities. Wit
Understanding of the Native. Complexion.
- Antiscia. Beholding. Signs of Equal Power. The Fortune of the
- The Lots - especially the Part
of Fortune. The Religious Convictions of the Native. The Soul in
Classical Philosophy and Astrology.
you ever wanted to know about Sect.... The Profession of the Native.
- Whole Sign Houses & Aspects vs. Projected
House Systems & Orbs: A Comparative Study.
- Profections: the Easy Way to Spin a Chart. Solar Returns in the
- The Master Piece: Your
Classical Astrology Research Project
Holden, James Herschel. A History of Horoscopic Astrology.
Tempe, AZ: American Federation of Astrologers, 1996.
Lehman, J. Lee. The Book of Rulerships. West Chester, PA:
Whitford Press, 1992.
---. Classical Astrology for Modern Living : From Ptolemy to
Psychology & Back Again. Atglen, Pa.: Whitford Press, 1996.
Partridge, John. Mikropanastron, or, an Astrological Vade Mecum
Briefly Teaching the Whole Art of Astrology, Viz. Questions,
Nativities, with All Its Parts, and the Whole Doctrine of Elections,
Never So Comprised, nor Compiled before, So That the Young Student
May Learn as Much Here as in the Great Volumes of Guido, Haly or
Origanus. microform. Printed for William Bromwich ... London,
1679. NB: provided as part of the course.
Ptolemy. Tetrabiblos. Book I. Trans.
Robert Schmidt. Berkeley Springs, WV: Golden Hind Press, 1994.
---. Tetrabiblos. Book II. Trans. Robert
Schmidt. Berkeley Springs, WV: Golden Hind Press, 1995.
---. Tetrabiblos. Book III. Trans.
Robert Schmidt. Berkeley Springs, WV: Golden Hind Press, 1996.
Ptolemy, et al. Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos, or
Quadripartite: Being Four Books of the Influence of the Stars.
New ed. Chicago,: The Aries press, 1936.
---. Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos. London,:
Davis and Dickson, 1822.
Ptolemy, and Frank Egleston Robbins.
Tetrabiblos. The Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard university press, 1940.
NB: check out the video on versions of
Ptolemy if you are considering buying one. NB: The Robbins version is now available for free online.
Ramesey, William. Astrologia Restaurata. London,: Printed for
R. White, 1653. NB: provided as part of the
Sidonius, Dorotheus. Carmen Astrologicum. Trans. David
Pingree. Also: Ascella: Nottsh. ed. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner
This course uses video, and audio versions of the
lecture that you can download and play on the road. You get
bibliographies and worked out examples. Please note that this
course is designed for a high-speed Internet link. If you do not
have one, then you will need to buy the cd, which is $20 extra with
this payment is for the first half of the course. If you want to order
the entire course, enter " 2" for the number of items. Otherwise, you can
pay for the second half once you complete the first half.