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DPL-2 Astrology of Antiquity - Hellenistic Astrology

12 Class Meetings
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 and is included in the Diploma Module. If you are not IAA Diploma Program student, just want to audit the class without having to do a homework and pass an exam, and don't need a credit for this class, register for the same class under "Class offering" > "Lectures, Workshops, and Pocket Classes" for a lower price.

Course Description:

The primary content of this first of two 12-week study courses is to present a fundamental and comprehensive introduction to Hellenistic astrological philosophy and techniques. The course is open to everyone: astrology students, hobbyists and professionals.


Class Meeting 1: Astrology of Antiquity - History, Hellenistic ethos and philosophy.

Plato's contribution to the blending of the cultural past, present and future astronomical and astrological expression.

Class Meeting 2: Sect of Light: The Intangible and Tangible.

The division of the 'Horizontal line'. Diurnal and Nocturnal disposition, planet assignment and allotments. The Table of Opposites'.

Class Meeting 3: The Zodiac, 12 Signs:

The Ecliptic and the assignment of the Zodiac, the collective unconscious. Images and archetypes.

Class Meeting 4: Planetary 'Conditions':

Dignities, Rulers-Lords, Exaltations, Detriments and Fall-Depression.

Class Meeting 5: Planets:

Symbols-Planetary meanings, archetypal grammatical use of language. Triplicities and the Diurnal and Nocturnal rulers.

Class Meeting 6: House construct:

Terrestrial correspondence, significance and meaning. The four 'Pivots' and house effectiveness. Social and personal engagement and arrangements.

Class Meeting 7: Aspects:

House and planet configurations, planet orbs and aspects. Concourse, Testimony, Adherence. Synodic cycles and the phases of the planets.

Class Meeting 8: The Horoskopos (Ascendant):

Assignment of rulers (Officer), pre-natal lunation and 'The Architect'.

Class Meeting 9: Terms or Bounds:

Understanding the use of 'Bounds' and their application. Planetary Joy, the Thema Mundi as a teaching tool.

Class Meeting 10: Time Lords part 1:

Prognostication methods- Profection.

Class Meeting 11: Time Lords part 2:

Modified Solar return (MSR), Lunar return.

Class Meeting 12: Time Lords part 3:

Zodiacal Releasing, Lots of Fortune and Spirit.

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