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Astrology of Antiquity - Hellenistic Astrology I

6 Class Meetings
Prerequisites: None. This class is also offered as one of the elective courses in IAA Diploma course. If you are IAA Diploma students and want to receive a credit for this class, you have to register for this class in

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.

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