DPL-2: Astrology of Antiquity – Hellenistic Astrology I

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.

Course Objectives: The primary content of this first of four 6-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.

Classes are held weekly.

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.

September 2020
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