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.

This certificate series provides 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, as well as an awareness of the ethical issues involved. By the end of this certificate, students will have gained an understanding of how different philosophies and techniques developed within the Western astrological tradition; will be knowledgeable about many of the controversies that surround different methods and will have had constant practice in applying what they have learned to chart interpretation.

Completion of this certificate or its equivalent is required for the Diploma.

Each class is 10 weeks long. 

Instructors: Enid Newberg, Donna Young, Tamira McGillivray

This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. The astrological chart will be taken apart in order for students to clearly understand how each area of symbolism functions and how their interaction provides information for interpretation.

The objective for this course is ensure students 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, Donna Young

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. 

The primary focus in this course is the practical application of what the student has learned. A good astrologer must not only know techniques but be able to reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. Students 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

Students who have completed this course will receive an extended Fundamentals Certificate.

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.

By the end of this course, students will increase confidence in their interpretation skills, be better able to identify major life issues, and be able to focus on answering specific questions raised by clients.