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NAT-1 Foundations in Astrology

9 Class Meetings
Prerequisites: Must have a general knowledge of fundamental astrology

Course Description:

This introduces the basic structure of a horoscope and its components. You will learn the elements and modalities of the signs, the sect and quality of the planets, and the house types and meanings. The dignities of the planets of the planets will be taught including triplicity and its relationship to sect. You will learn both the modern and classical approach to temperament analysis.The course finishes with a comparison of chart analysis using classical and modern methods of interpretation.

All classes are held with Citrix GoToMeeting. If you are new to this medium, contact your instructor at least one week before the course begins to schedule a practice session.

All starting times below are listed in Eastern Time. Please use the guide on the Home Page to help you adjust your time to your particular time zone.


Class Meeting 1: Great Circles, Hemispheres & Sect

We begin this course with the Great Circles that divide the East/West and North/South hemispheres of the chart and intersect to form the important sensitive points in astrological analysis. Nocturnal and diurnal charts are discussed along with an introduction to sect.

This week contains supplemental video materials to watch prior to class.

Class Meeting 2: The Historical Periods of Astrology

This course provides the student with an overview of the historical periods of Astrology from Babylonia to the 20th century.

This week contains supplemental video materials to watch prior to class.

Class Meeting 3: Quadrants & House Meanings

This week combines the hemisphere divisions into four Quadrants. It covers the house types of angular, succedent and cadent and introduces the student to the meaning of each of the twelve houses.

This week contains supplemental video materials to watch prior to class.

Class Meeting 4: Modalities, Elements & the 3/4 rhythm of the zodiac signs

This week teaches the modalities and elements of signs. The unique element & modality overlay of each sign is discussed in learning the meaning of the signs.

Class Meeting 5: Modern Temperament Patterns

This week focuses on the modern temperament patterns of Marc Edmond Jones based on the distribution of the planets through out the chart.

Class Meeting 6: Sect, Triplicity & Classical Temperament

This week teaches the classical approach to the temperament of the planets based on their qualities of hot or cold and moist or dry and how they relate to triplicity, sect, and the four temperments.

Class Meeting 7: Essential Dignities

This week teaches five dignities of the planets: rulership, exaltation, triplicity, detriment, and fall.

Class Meeting 8: Comparison of Methods

Chart practice week! Students will apply the techniques they've learned thus far in a classical chart analysis and a modern chart analysis for the same chart. Several example charts will be used.

Class Meeting 9: Final Exam

This is a written question and answer exam that will take place during your regularly scheduled class time.

Required/Suggested Materials:

Required materials:

The following required materials are available through the IAA online shopping areas:

The following required materials are NOT available through the IAA online shopping areas, but may be available elsewhere:

  • NAT-1 Foundations in Astrology Course Book
    The cost of this book ($36.00) will be added to your cart at checkout, and the ebook will be emailed to you.

Suggested/supplemental materials:


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