NAT-5: Astronomy and Other Bodies

Prerequisites: Must have completed NAT-1 through NAT-4

Class Description: In this course you will learn relevant astronomy along with the delineation of fixed stars, declinations, antiscia, and much more. Your skills in chart delineation will expand to include the use of derived houses and the introduction of theme building through assessing areas of life.

Classes are held weekly.

Class Meeting 1: Motions of the Earth

Class Meeting 2: The Zodiacs and Systems of Measurement

Class Meeting 3: Planetary Nodes and Celestial Latitude

Class Meeting 4: Elongation, Altitude, and Antiscia

Class Meeting 5: Declination, Parallels, Contra-Parallels and Out Of Bounds

Class Meeting 6: Fixed Stars and the Ptolemaic Cosmos

Class Meeting 7: Practical Applications of Lessons 1-6

Class Meeting 8: Astronomy and Other Bodies

Class Meeting 9: Arabic Parts/Lots

Class Meeting 10: Derived Houses and Derivative Charts

Class Meeting 11: Chart Practicum: Career Focus

Class Meeting 12: Exam


Required materials:

  • NAT-5 Astronomy & Other Bodies e-Course Book
    The cost of this book ($36.00) is included in the registration fee, and the e-Course Book will be in Moodle for you.

Suggested/supplemental materials:

The following suggested and supplementary materials are available through the IAA online shopping areas:

April 2021
* Registration for the currently running class is now closed. It will re-open for the next semester shortly. *