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 two 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.