Prerequisites: NAT-1 through NAT-7 and PSM-1 in the Professional Studies Module, or knowledge of topics taught therein.
Course Description: Mundane astrology has its origin in antiquity and is generally seen as the birth of astrology. Rich in cosmological folk lore, it draws it principles from the correlation between astronomical sequences and events affecting large groups of people. Today mundane astrology is the study of global and national events, which also embraces the study of Astro*Carto*Graphy and astro-meteorology. This course focuses on the astronomical events, which affect groups of people – queens, kings and nations, cultures, states and cities.
Requirements: Computer Programs: Students will be expected to generate the following types of charts and printout: ingresses, eclipses, transits, and Astro*Carto*Graphy maps. Programs which would perform these functions include Solar Fire, Kepler, Sirius, and AstroGold (desktop version). Homework: All homework is due 48 hours before the next class. Two-page essays are ideal, but content is more important than length. If you have more to say, go for it. If it’s short, that can be fine, too.
Classes are held weekly.
Class Meeting 1: Aspects
House and planet configurations, planet orbs and aspects. Concourse, testimony, adherence. Synodic cycles and the phases of the planets.
Class Meeting 2: The Horoskopos (Ascendant)
Assignment of rulers (Officer), pre-natal lunation and “The Architect”.
Class Meeting 3: Terms or Bounds
Understanding the use of “Bounds” and their application. Planetary Joy, the Theme Mundi as a teaching tool.
Class Meeting 4: Time Lords, Part 1
Prognostication methods – Profection.
Class Meeting 5: Time Lords, Part 2
Modified Solar Return (MSR), Lunar Return.
Class Meeting 6: Time Lords, Part 3
Zodiacal Releasing, Lots of Fortune and Spirit.