DPL-9: Introduction to Electional Astrology
Prerequisites: This course is one of the electives for Professional Training students to become a graduate. It can be taken in any order after the completion of NAT-7. If you are not an IAA Diploma Program student, you may access this course (no homework, no exams, no credit) for a lesser price, if you are familiarity with astrological basics (such as planets, houses, and sign meanings).
Course Objectives: Explore the magic and practical applications of electional astrology. One of the more ancient forms of astrology, it enables practitioners to finding most optimal times for beginning of any important activity, such as marriage, health, financial, or other elections.
In this course, students will learn foundational principles of electional astrology, which may be immediately applied to practice. This course assumes familiarity with astrological basics (such as planets, houses, and sign meanings). The course founded on principles of traditional astrology but is open to all students who are open and interested in learning electional astrology.
Classes are held weekly.
Class Meeting 1: Foundations of electional astrology
Class Meeting 2: General elections by the moon, planetary hours, connections to nativity
Class Meeting 3: Specific elections (marriage, financial, business launch, etc.)
Elena Lumen, PhD, is a traditional astrologer, and life coach, with a busy consulting practice in the USA. Elena began her discovery of traditional astrology in the 1990s when she encountered writings of Jean-Baptist Morin, and later William Lilly. In 2013, she completed The Horary Astrology Practitioner Certificate with the School of Traditional Astrology.
Elena specializes in traditional western astrology with an emphasis on horary, predictive, and electional techniques, providing consultations to a broad international clientele for over 20 years. In 2011, Elena completed her dissertation on the metaphoric and psychological value of astrology for finding meaning at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Since 2018, Elena has been teaching horary and electional astrology classes at the IAA, and prior to that at Kepler College.
Elena’s students value her hands-on teaching style, and practical, structured, yet spiritual approach to chart analysis. Elena has been leading practice groups at IAA and other astrological schools for over 5 years.