Courses, Classes, and Lessons

 

Please note that the information on this page will be revised from time to time. Please Email Dawn for details at alcuin9@gmail.com if you are planning on taking a class. 

The latest news on course information will be in The Widening Gyre, plus advance bookings and discounts.

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A NEW COURSE, ASTROLOGY AND ALCHEMY, WILL BE OFFERED IN THE AUTUMN/WINTER OF 2014.  MORE NEWS LATER IN THE SUMMER. 

ANOTHER NEW COURSE ON THE ASTROLOGICAL SYMBOLISM IN SHAKESPEARE’S WORK IS IN DEVELOPMENT.  MORE NEWS SOON.

 

The Courses

 

 THE BASICS REDUX:  Rethinking the Foundations of Astrology

Think Virgos are fussy, Cancers are maternal and Librans dither?  Think trines are easy and the Ascendant is ‘the Mask?’  Think again…Please use the site’s search engine typing in “Basics Redux” for details.  Basics Redux goes deep into the esoteric meanings behind all the common astrological tools we use:  number, polarity, planetary alignment, aspects and signs.  There is also a class devoted to the phasal relationship of the Sun and the Moon and how that determines personality type.

 

THE DARK GODDESS:  An in-depth exploration of the role of the four major asteroids and the Black Moon Lilith in the chart.  This 10 lesson course is given in two sequential parts.  Part One explores the role of each asteroid and BML in the natal chart.  Part 2 explores the same in synastry.  These lessons ask us to examine what is the changing role of the feminine not only in our chart but in our culture.  You will never be able to look at a chart the same way again.  The course unveils a deeper level of meaning in the chart that we have not previously been able to tap.

CROSSROADS OF CONSCIOUSNESS:  This course takes us on the journey we all must take in this lifetime.  It covers the deeper meaning behind all of the cycles of the chart we experience at the same time in life:  the Nodal returns at 19, 37 and 56, the progressed lunar returns at 27 and 55, the Saturn returns at 30 and 58, the Chiron return at 50, and our Jupiter returns at 12 year intervals.   We put these into the context of the chart and discover the power and available wisdom in return charts.  The universe gives us many opportunities to learn our lessons, and this course shows us where we have greater access to these opportunities.   It shows us that, far from being a descent into powerlessness, our later years are filled with creativity and opportunity.  This course will be taught again in the autumn or winter 2014.

 

DEEP CUTS:  SESSIONS IN SYNTHESIS

THE DEEP CUTS COURSE CONCENTRATES ON CHART SYNTHESIS AND ON THE USE OF PLANETARY DISPOSITORS AND HOUSE RULERSHIPS TO UNCOVER UNIFYING THEMES IN THE CHART.  DEEP CUTS WILL STEER YOU CLEAR OF EXPERIENCING ASTROLOGY AS A LIST OF ASPECTS, AND WILL HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE CHART FROM THE CLIENT’S POINT OF VIEW.  EACH DEEP CUTS CLASS HAS A THEME AND CHARTS ARE ANALYZED IN DETAIL, INCLUDING TRANSITS AND PROGRESSIONS.  USUALLY THREE THEMES/SETS OF CHARTS PER COURSE. DEEP CUTS IS OFFERED THREE OR FOUR TIMES A YEAR, SO PLEASE CHECK THE SITE AND THE GYRE FOR THE NEXT ANNOUNCEMENT.  THE DEEP COURSE CLASS IS ALWAYS NEW, SO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN IT BEFORE MAY TACKLE DIFFERENT THEMES AND TECHNIQUES.

 

The Following Three Classes Are Available by Appointment at Any Time:

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DRACONIC CHART

A One-Off Workshop class that is part workshop, part reading:  $95 for one  90 minute session.

The Draconic Chart shows your life path from the point of view of your Nodes and your evolving consciousness, but is much more than that.  The Draconic chart reveals the way we experience ourselves and how we define our inner truth.  It shows our true reactions to ourselves and our environment, and is, at times, painfully intimate. Contacts between the Draconic chart and the natal show the true being beneath the surface of our lives. We will look at how to begin interpreting Draconic Charts both in the natal and in synastry.

 

CHIRON:  BEYOND THE WOUND 

Much emphasis is put on Chiron’s wound, but the reality is that he represents much more than our vulnerability.  Chiron represents what our true power is and what our legacy should be.  The sign, house, and aspects of Chiron describe our greatest wisdom.  This class is part lesson and part workshop and will use the students own charts as well as selected charts.  The class lasts 90 minutes and is $75.  The class focuses on personal empowerment and guides us to working with Chiron in the world.

 

LOVING THE INNER MALE:  Accessing the Sun, Mars and Saturn:

An informal class on how to access the male archetypes in the chart and discover what they ask of us. Discover ways which we may unconsciously be holding ourselves back. Charts will be provided and personal charts will be discussed on a voluntary basis.  The fee for this 90 minute class is $75.

Stay tuned for announcements, or sign up for The Widening Gyre, the Inner Wheel Newsletter, to get advance notice of when these classes will be on offer.

 

ONGOING STUDY

I’M SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ONGOING TUTORING SESSIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.  IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THEY WILL START UP AGAIN AT SOME POINT NEXT WINTER; PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THIS PAGE FOR FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Single tutoring/consulting sessions are still available at a rate of $75 per hour, depending on availability.

 

Advanced Courses

 

SYNASTRY

 

Advanced Synastry:

The Advanced Synastry Course will be taught twice a year. Please see the site archives for details. The next course  will be offered in Winter of 2015.  The Synastry course includes:  analyzing individual charts for relationship issues; comparing the natal charts; the special role of the outer planets in synastry; the Nodes of the Moon in synastry; both the midpoint and Davison composite charts and the differences between them; using progressed composites.  The course varies slightly from time to time.

Soul Points in Synastry: (For Students who have completed Advanced Synastry).

 Why does it feel like fate?  This course takes a look at the more unusual compelling  contacts between charts.  We analyze three case studies using the more esoteric points and aspects in natal and composite charts:  the Nodes, the Vertex, Draconic Charts, Coalescent Charts, harmonic charts and the five, seven and nine series of aspects.

 

PROGRESSIONS:


The Secondary Progressions Courses:

 

Progressions One

Twice yearly, Dawn offers a series of lessons on how to read Secondary Progressions. The lessons consist of 7 hour long classes on reading the progressed chart in depth. Much of this information and technique is new (based on Dawn’s extensive research and experience in using the secondary progressed chart) and cannot be obtained elsewhere. The fee is $295 , and can be paid in two installments.  Secondary Progressions One was offered in May 2014.  PROGRESSIONS ONE IS A PRE-REQUISITE for PROGRESSIONS TWO, which details progressions in synastry.  No exceptions.

 

Progressions Two:  Progressions in Synastry

 

Progressions Two will next be offered in the Summer/Autumn of 2015.

 

A sample course outline for Progressions Two:  

Part One: Finding a Partner
We all want to be in a relationship, but are we prepared? Being in a relationship is often a question of finding the right person at the right time. Are we as ready as we think we are?  The progressed chart, more than any other indicator, is key to finding whether or not we are ripe to find that special someone.

Part Two:  The Venus Cycle and Longevity

Different types of relationship and how to spot them.  Can we tell how long it will last?

Part Three:  The Sun/Moon Cycle, Endings and Beginnings

How the Soli-Lunar cycle via progression relates to relationship.

Includes discussion of sexual maturity as related to the cardinal signs and their rulers.

We all meet people who are stuck at an immature level of relating. This lesson focuses on the relationship between the Progressed Moon, the Progressed Sun and transiting Saturn, and their role in developing sexual and psychological maturity.

Part Four: Crisis and Conflict

Learn how to spot the major relationship ‘tests’ via progression.  Case Study:  Relationship Through A Lifetime.

Part Five: Progressing the Midpoint Composite Charts

Part Six:  Progressing the Davison charts

Why do they look different from one another and how to compare the two.

Both the midpoint chart and the Davison charts are eye-openers when progressed.  Also includes a discussion of the progressed Asteroids, the Vertex, the Black Moon, and the Soli-Lunar midpoint.

Part Seven:  Exam,  Review, or a Look at Choosing Dates  for Weddings

 

 


  1. Marijo Jilek 09.02.13 / 9pm
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    I would like to join the Progression 1 course that is starting in September. Please let me know if that is available.

    Thank you, Marijo

  2. Dawn Bodrogi 09.14.13 / 9am
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    I’m afraid the progressions course filled up very quickly, Marijo. Next time…

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