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NAT-5 Astronomy & Other Bodies

12 Class Meetings
Prerequisites: NAT-1, NAT-2, NAT-3, NAT-4

Course Description:

This course teaches relevant astronomy along with the delineation of asteroids, fixed stars and more. Chart delineation expands to include the usage of derived houses and introduces theme building through assessing areas of life.


Class Meeting 1: Motions of the Earth 

Three Systems of Celestial Measurement The System of Measurement using the Celestial Equator The Ecliptic Plane’s System of MeasurementThe Horizon’s System of Measurement

Class Meeting 2: The Zodiacs and Systems of Measurement 

The Three ZodiacsPrecession of the Equinoxes 

Class Meeting 3: Celestial Latitude and Planetary Nodes 

Class Meeting 4: Elongation, Altitude, and Antiscia 

Elongation and AltitudeAntiscia and contra-Antiscia 

Class Meeting 5: Declination, Parallels and Out of Bounds 

Class Meeting 6: Fixed Stars and the Ptolemaic Cosmos 

Class Meeting 7: Practical Applications of lessons 1-6 

Class Meeting 8: Chiron and the 4 Main Asteroids 

Asteroids Dwarf PlanetsCentaurs Chiron 

Class Meeting 9: Lots of Fortune and Spirit 

Class Meeting 10: Derived Houses and Derivative Charts 

Class Meeting 11: Chart Practicum – Focus on Career 

Class Meeting 12: Final exam

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Required materials:

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  • NAT-5 Astronomy & Other Bodies Course Book
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