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 1: Time, Relationship Between Time and Distance, Standard Time, Time Zones, Sidereal Time, MC
Class 2: Ephemeris. Calculating Greenwich Mean Time
Class 3: Calculating the positions of planets. Planetary factor. Retrograde planets. Lunar Nodes
Class 4: Local Sidereal Time, Calculating LST. Intermediate Longitudes and Constant Decimal (CD), Tables. Calculating Midheaven for Intermediate Longitudes
Class 5: Tables. Calculating House Cusps. Drawing a chart
Class 6: Calculations for Intermediate Latitudes. Solar Charts and Natural Charts
Class 7: Chiron. Vertex. Midpoints. Declinations
Class 8: 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