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Online Videos – Study at your own pace

The program includes 10 videos and handouts to help you with the study at home

You can view the recordings of each session at your own time.

Maurice Fernandez

Session 1 – Introduction to Astrology: History, Astronomy, Astrology, and Humanity – Maurice Fernandez

  • Why Astrology, its meaning, use, and purposes
  • General history and development
  • Different Astrology orientations
  • Different uses for Astrology – Now and in the future

Carol Dimitrov

Session 2 – Elements: Fire, Earth, Air, Water – Carol Dimitrov

  • Explanation about these elements in nature and how they relate to the respective signs
  • The progression from one sign to another within the same element
  • Lack or excess of an element
Arlan-WiseGeoff Gronlund

Session 3 & 4 – The Signs part 1 & 2: Aries to Pisces – Arlan Wise and Geoff Gronlund

  • Explanation of each sign and the natural progression from one sign to another
  • Reference to the ruler (planet) of each sign, and how the ruler becomes the ambassador of that sign

Geni Picazo

Session 5 – The Modes: Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable / Dispositor Pattern / Essential Dignities – Geni Picazo

  • Explanations of the MODES – Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable
  • How the Modes capture the seasons, and mid seasons of our calendar – North or South Hemisphere seasons
  • The ruler and dispositor of each sign, leading to identify a final dispositor
  • Explaining Traditional and Modern rulership
  • Reference to Essential Dignities used in some astrology systems

Gemma Harwood

Session 6 – Angles: Ascendant, Descendant, MC, IC and Houses / Intro Into House Systems – Gemma Harwood

  • The daily motion of the Earth determining the angles of the chart – Clockwise daily motion of planets and counterclockwise cycles of planets
  • Meanings of each angle and how it marks the quarters of the chart
  • Discussion about the existing variety of house systems – how each one serves a different purpose based on the intended use
  • The “locational” Quadrant based House systems: Placidus, Koch, Porphyry
  • The “symmetrical” house systems: Equal, Whole Sign, Solar, and Classical (0 Aries)


Anne OrteleeSession 7 & 8 – The Moon in Each Sign – Kay Taylor & Anne Ortelee

  • How the Moon captures the Cancer themes it rules
  • Keywords for the Moon
  • Synthesizing Moon in each signs
  • An example chart

shannon gill

Session 9 – The Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars
– Shannon Gill

  • Inner Planets: what do they represent as a whole
  • The cycles of each planet
  • Keywords for each planet
  • Explaining the dual rulership and meaning of Mercury and Venus
  • Reference to Mars co-rulership of Scorpio with Pluto
  • Using examples to synthesize each planet in different signs – applying each planet in two or three signs


Angela-TikiSession 10 – The Social Planets: Jupiter & Saturn
– Angela Tiki

  • Social Planets: what do they represent as a whole
  • The cycle of each planet
  • Keywords for Jupiter and Saturn
  • Synthesis examples in signs
  • Referencing the 20 year cycle between Jupiter and Saturn


maurice fernandezSession 11 – The Transpersonal Planets: Uranus, Neptune, Pluto – Maurice Fernandez

  • Outer/Transpersonal Planets: what do they represent as a whole
  • Useful keywords for Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
  • Using examples to synthesize each planet in different signs


gemini brettSession 12 – Introduction to Astronomy for Astrologers
– Gemini Brett

  • Order of the Solar System – Sizes and Distances
  • Ecliptic and Celestial Equator/Poles – The Zodiac and The Seasons
  • The Angles
  • Signs and Constellations