DPL-13: Mundane Astrology I

Prerequisites: This course is open to the general public. IAA Diploma Program students are required to complete the Natal Studies Module before taking this course. This course is one of the electives for IAA Diploma Program students to graduate.

If you are not an IAA Diploma Program student you need a thorough understanding of natal astrology. You may also access this course (no homework, no exams, no credit) at a lesser price.

Course Description: Mundane astrology has its origin in antiquity and is generally seen as the birth of astrology. Rich in cosmological folklore, it draws its principles from the correlation between astronomical sequences and events affecting large groups of people.

Today mundane astrology is the study of global and national events, which also embraces the study of Astro*Carto*Graphy and astro-meteorology. This course focuses on the astronomical events which affect groups of people – queens, kings and nations, cultures, states and cities.

This course contains the first six lessons of a complete 12-lesson course. The second set of six lessons are in Mundane Astrology II.

Requirements: Computer Programs: Students will be expected to generate the following types of charts and printouts: ingresses, eclipses, transits, and Astro*Carto*Graphy maps. Programs which would perform these functions include Solar Fire, Kepler, Sirius, and AstroGold (desktop version).

Homework: All homework is due 48 hours before the next class. Two-page essays are ideal, but content is more important than length. If you have more to say, go for it. If it’s short, that can be fine, too.

Classes are held weekly.

Astrological model and topics covered in the first 6 of 12 lessons available:

Class Meeting 1: Ecliptic, History, Cultures, Zodiacal Signs and Dignities

Class Meeting 2: Mundane houses, House Division-Derivation, Sectors and Quadrants

Class Meeting 3: Planets as Archetypes, Topical Affairs, and Geopolitical Affairs

Class Meeting 4: Planetary Cycles, Synodic Cycles, Helical Rise and Fall

Class Meeting 5: Great Conjunctions, Ingresses, and Lunations

Class Meeting 6: Horoscopic Correctness, Prognostication, Predictive Techniques

Can astrology measure sociopolitical change?

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