Students will be introduced to historical practitioners and core concepts in astrological medicine from its ancient Greek beginnings through our modern period.
DATE: 10-week course begins January 4, 2021
1st LIVE SESSION begins Monday, January 11, 2021
TIME: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Instructors: Judith Hill, Marcos Pratchett, and William Morris
Prerequisite: Knowledge of core astrological symbols (planets, signs, houses, aspects)
This course is designed to be a historically inclusive, in-depth, and practical introduction to medical astrology. By the end of the course, students will have an overview of the development of medical astrology and its potential applications, as well as the legal, ethical, and philosophical principles informing its use.
Students will be equipped with the techniques to hold a medical astrological evaluation (within the bounds of their own medical knowledge, legal permissions, and personal competence). These procedures will include the medical assessment of birth charts, consultation charts and decumbitures, transits, profections, and solar returns for the purposes of understanding medical concerns from astrological perspectives. The course covers traditional concepts of Temperament from both Elemental and Humoral frameworks and will enable students to utilize astrology to help clients dealing with medical issues in practical and responsible ways.
Judith is an award-winning author of thirteen books including the classics: Medical Astrology, A Guide to Planetary Pathology; The Astrological Body Types, and Vocational Astrology (winner of the 1999 American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. “Best Book Award”. She produces The Renaissance Medicine Conference and created the course Medical Astrology 101. In 2020, she founded The Academy for Astrological Medicine. Hill was possibly the first to introduce Western Medical Astrology to Szechuan, China. She is a Chartered Herbalist with Dominion Herbal College. Hill documented the natal and transit health influences of the Lunar Nodes; and the medical impact of eclipses by sign and conjunct natal planets. She created the first polarity based nodal eclipse calendar. She has recently published Medical Astrology for Health Practitioners; and Medical Astrology in Action.
Marcos is a medical herbalist and medical and horary astrologer. He is particularly interested in the practical application of astrology, which he uses primarily as an adjunct in the treatment of private herbal medicine clients. He graduated from Middlesex University’s Herbal Medicine BSc course with first degree honors and the Elsevier science prize for plant pharmacology in 2005. He gained the London School of Astrology’s Certificate in 2006, since when he has developed his knowledge of traditional astrology through reading, home study, and experience in practice.
Marcos worked as a medical herbalist in King’s Cross for several years (2005-2007 and 2012-2013) specializing in complementary care for people living with HIV, and practiced from Neal’s Yard remedies’ Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden for nine years (2007-2016). He was the principal clinical supervisor for Middlesex University’s Western Herbal Medicine BSc & MSc courses (2013-2018). He is currently an affiliated tutor for Kepler College (USA), the Qualified Horary Practitioner school (UK), and a faculty member of the Academy of Astrology (Asia & UK). Marcos’ first book, The Secret Life of Chocolate (thesecretlifeofchocolate.com), a comprehensive thirteen-year project on the ancient history, usage, pharmacology, and metaphysics of Cacao/chocolate, was released in March 2020. He is the author of The Secret Life of Chocolate: For those in the US: https://bit.ly/3dVRX1d; For rest of world: https://www.aeonbooks.co.uk
Dr. William Morris, PhD, DAOM
Will Morris has 40 years of clinical experience with more than 40,000 patient visits using astrology as a tool to inform decisions about therapeutic interventions such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, sound healing, and acupuncture. He has six books in publication, two of which focus on astrological considerations. They are Cycles in Medical Astrology and Transformation: Treating Trauma with Acupuncture and Herbs. The latter focuses on the treatment of birth trauma in the four stages of gestation, contraction, thrusting, and exit as correlated with Neptune, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus.
He is on faculty at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and The Berkeley School of Herbal Studies, and the Kootenay Sound Healing Center. He is the principle of Medastro School of Medical Astrology, teaching astrology for herbal medicine and sound healing. You can find out more at: