Prerequisites: None. This course can be taken in any order or doubled up with any NAT course.
Course Description: You will gain the ability to calculate a chart by hand, using the ephemeris and book of tables. You will find that this is a vital skill for any working astrologer, but above that, it is an international certification requirement. You’ll discover that this course, which is based on a widely accepted method, is simple, rewarding, and easy to understand.
Classes are held weekly.
Class Meeting 1: Time and Its Relationship to Latitude and Longitude
What this means and how it relates to the calculation of a chart.
Class Meeting 2: The Ephemeris – As a Tool
GMT, relevance, and calculation
Class Meeting 3: Local Sidereal Time (LST)
Includes acceleration of the interval, longitude correction, and hemisphere correction
Class Meeting 4: The Tables – How to Calculate the House Cusps
Class Meeting 5: Drawing up the Chart, Natural and Solar Charts
Class Meeting 6: Calculation of Planets and Vertex
Class Meeting 7: Calculation of Part of Fortune, East Point, and Chiron
Class Meeting 8: Review
Class Meeting 9: Exam
The following required materials are available through the IAA online shopping areas:
- The NEW American Ephemeris for the 20th Century, by Rique Pottenger based on the earlier work of Neil F. Michelsen
- The Michelsen BOOK OF TABLES, Second Edition by Meil F. Michelsen and Rique Pottenger