An online course in professional applied practice of astrology
Independent distance learning, self-directed training course in the professional applied practice of astrology.
34-hours of pre-recorded audio in 17 classes.
Registered students will gain access to all audio lectures and discussions, as well as printed material.
Having taught astrology for over 40 years, lectured at hundreds of conferences worldwide, founded many astrology groups and symposia, edited some of the finest minds in our generation of astrologers, written seven astrology books - now classics in our field - astrology is a living entity in my mind and heart.
I founded the Southwest Contemporary Astrology school in 1998, in Tucson, Arizona, where students learned depth astrology over a period of three years, and emerged with a true sense of what astrology is and how versatile and integrated into all facets of the human experience.
I had returned from London after a decade of being the Commissioning Editor for Penguin Arkana, and the Contemporary Astrology Series, tutoring for the Centre for Psychological Astrology and also the Zurich base of the CPA – and analyzing and working with clients and astrology. I traveled out from there to teach all over the world from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, most of Europe, to the middle east and of course, all over the UK.
I see my vocation and work as a whole system. That the constantly mobile solar system - never repeating itself - brings a tremendous capacity to understand, evaluate and consider the past, present and future in a useful and highly significant way. It involves all planets, all signs and all aspects of our astounding ‘home’ in the universe. Astrology is both rigorous in its application, and fluid in its action. This is why this Training Course, “Working With Astrology: The Principles and Applied Practice” is so unique.
The solar system is a family, a moving, evolving and never replicating – in its whole system - itself. As such, we can use the power of symbols, archetypes, myths and historical imagery to envision and use whole system astrology in myriad ways. From great Epochal Evolutions to our daily lives and the global picture, astrology is boundless.
This course of study, 17 two-hour classes, made up of three modules or semesters, is taught in an organized but organic fashion; the modules are fixed and focused while the classes are more fluid within the subject matter. Rather like nature and humanity.
This is an excellent method of learning and absorbing vast amounts of information both in subtle and solid ways. Each of the modules, along with recommended reading, slowly increases one’s grasp on the knowledge of practical, archetypal and psychological astrology.
I recorded the classes live online, with real students . . . they are taught in ‘real time’ and available here to you both visually (as streaming video) and in audio format with PDF handouts as used in the classes. So it is ‘being there’ as you learn.
Module One looks at planets signs and houses of the horoscope and develops a unique and useful understanding of the basic foundations in a deep and cyclic way. We also cover the complexity of aspects between planets in a way that is immediately useful.
Complex Configurations – major aspects: Grand Trines/Kites, Grand Cross/T-square, Yod are highlighted.
Class 1 – OPENING LECTURE: Astrology: Thinking Magically and Critically
Class 2 – HOUSES: As Circuits of Development
Class 3 – PLANETS : The primary gods who embody the archetypes of the planets . . . their origins and offspring
Class 4 – Aspects: Classical - the “Ptolemaic” aspects in the horoscope
Class 5 – Aspects: Complex Configurations: Grand Cross and T-square (modes) Grand Trines (elements); Yod (and the generational Yods), Kite (Grand Trine with an opposition from one of its planets
Class 1 – Case Study of Neptune Rising: overcoming and transforming a difficult life
Class 2 – Ram Das: Fierce Grace under fire
Class 3 – Working with the tools we have been studying
Class 4 – A complex woman with a creative and complex filled chart
Class 5 – Standing ovation Artemis: depth study including family dynamics and inherited traits
Class 6 – Encore Artemis – deeper and deeper into the core
Class 7 – The dark side of the soul: The Irruption of a Global Psychosis
The case study presented in Class 7 was given a couple of days after the opening of The Dark Knight Rises, the Bat Man film where James Holmes opened fire on a live audience, killing many and wounding many. Aristotle taught that theatre was a katharsis, where the Greeks went to the Theatre Dionysos in Athens to secondarily experience 1. Tragedy, 2. Comedy 3. Satyr Play. This is also Hitchcock’s philosophy. However this event really affected many, and not only in the USA. . . the archetypal play-put of the astrology is perfect. And, yes, his is a dark soul to look at, but to be a good “doctor” we must study pathology.
Class 1 – A Very Important Person: The Dalai Lama and his Heroic Journey
Class 2 – URANUS: Seeing something you have never seen before – interpretation
Class 3 – NEPTUNE & PLUTO: The beginning of the Spiritual Quest and the Nuclear Age
Class 4 – The links between the Olympian and Titanic: A father / son story. We see the needs for continually overcoming our own restrictions, and renewing our beliefs
Class 5 - PowerPoint imagery of the Outer planets (Mars through Pluto) and their transits and retrograde cycles.
Class 6 – Case Study: An archetypal life, and a dedicated seeker: a man of many gifts, and talents . . . and challenges met. Born in the 1966 famous Saturn/Chiron in opposition to Uranus, Pluto, Mars (and retrograde in his case). Generational and personal issues are highlighted . . . Working with TRANSITS as he undergoes numerous changes.
Online students are encouraged to attend a two-day capstone master class symposium with Erin live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in June 14-16, 2013. The seminar is highly encouraged but not mandatory for completion of the training course, and is open to the public. Get details for the live workshop.
Refund policy: The material presented here is in digital format. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds once your purchase is complete due to the fact that all course material will be delivered instantly on purchase. We do offer full technical support and will assist you with downloading or with any errors you may encounter with the course.