THE BASICS REDUX course is beginning soon!. I’ve had many inquiries about this course since I offered it the first time, so if you want to guarantee a place please act quickly as slots are limited. I will begin scheduling courses the week beginning March 20th.
My recent hard drive crash ate up a few documents, including the potential class list for Basics, so if you were on a list for this course and would like to take it, please let me know.
THE BASICS REDUX
This course evolved from student requests, my experience with clients, and my own frustration at a lot of the junk that’s passing for astrology information on the Internet. We’re going back to square one, only we’re going down deeper than we’ve ever gone before. This is an opportunity to get to the core of astrology, and stomp on some sacred cows along the way.
This course consists of four individual lessons (with an optional fifth) which cause us to re-examine and redefine the building blocks of our art.
Lesson One, The Signs Revisited:
Much of current understanding of signs is based on Victorian and Edwardian definitions, many of which no longer apply in the modern world. Current astrology has also confused sign expression with houses. Each of the signs has a deeper, more vital archetypal meaning and this new territory is what we will explore. No more fussy Virgos, mothering Cancers or dithering Librans–we will get beyond the surface of the signs and understand them regarding number, polarity, and esoteric rulerships.
Lesson Two, The Angles:
The Ascendant as ‘the mask’? The MC as ‘career’? The Descendant as ‘partner’? The I.C. as ‘Home and Family’? Only on the tip of the iceberg. Take the plunge and discover why the angles are on fire, the gateways of matter on the face of the infinite. You will come away with a new respect for the angles and for the four cardinal points. We will also cover the importance of certain aspects to angles. If there is time, we will cover the Vertex as the ‘Electric Ascendant.’
Lesson Three, The Houses:
The house sequence tells the story of life itself, from the conception of a unique consciousness to the joining of that consciousness with The All. Uncover the layers of possible meaning within each house polarity.
Lesson Four, The Aspects:
Squares bad, conjunctions good? Trines always positive? Not really. Learn about the hierarchy of aspects according to sacred number. Find out why a square behaves like a square, and why sextiles chatter. We will also cover so-called ‘minor’ aspects and rediscover their importance: semi-squares, quincunxes, semi-sextiles, and the esoteric aspects.
Optional Lesson Five: The Lights and the Inner Planets Revisited
Learn about the role of the lights in creating our reality. We will address some common misconceptions about the lights and focus on how the dance between them alters our conscious awareness. Lesson Five also serves as an introduction to the role of the Progressed Sun and Progressed Moon and their cycles. We will also take a new look and shed light on the function of the inner planets: Sun, Moon vs. Saturn, Moon; Mercury, Jupiter and the Mutable Journey, The Two Faces of Venus; The Two Faces of Mars, Jupiter/Saturn and the Mutable/Cardinal crisis.
This course can be tailored somewhat to the students own interests and abilities, as long as we stay within the parameters of the subject matter. This four part class is $175 (the optional 5th class is an additional $40) and is taught over a four week period. Payment is payable via Paypal. The course will begin the week beginning March 20th.
Like all of my courses, the Basics Redux is taught one on one over the phone–I will phone you once per week at a a pre-arranged time. Although this course is not heavily chart-based and includes a workbook, access to a program like Solar Fire or astro.com is helpful. The lessons will be recorded and a link to an mp3 for each class will be emailed to you.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, with the subject heading “Basics.”