PSM-1: Forecasting: Pinpointing Major Themes
Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Natal Studies Module. Due to the amount of homework in this class it is not recommended that you take this class alone and not add a second one.
This course introduces transits and various ways to move the chart in time. Both modern and classical forecasting and timing techniques are covered. You will build the event theme using the techniques with three case studies relevant to delivering a modern astrology consultation. You will also build the theme by using the techniques relevant to delivering a classical astrology consultation with the same three case study events. Techniques that are used in both approaches will be covered comparatively in their weeks.
By the end of the course you will have the tools necessary to provide a yearly client forecast.
Classes are held weekly.
Class Meeting 1: Annual and Monthly Profections
Class Meeting 2: Firdaria and Zodiacal Releasing
Class Meeting 3: Classical Solar Returns
Class Meeting 4: Modern Solar Returns and the Math Used to Calculate Them
Class Meeting 5: The Math and Theory Behind Secondary Progressions
Class Meeting 6: Interpreting Secondary Progressions and Solar Arc Directions
Class Meeting 7: More progressions: Tertiary and Minor Progressions and Primary Directions.
Class Meeting 8: Midterm Exam
Class Meeting 9: Eclipses
Class Meeting 10: Timing with the Overlay of Transits with Other Techniques
Class Meeting 11: Client Preparation and Consultation Practice
Class Meeting 12: Final Exam
The following required materials are available through the IAA online shopping areas:
- Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark by Bernadette Brady
- Progressions (Astrology: A Language of Life, Vol. 1) by Robert P. Blaschke
- Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer by Carol Tebbs
- Beyond Basics: Moving the Chart in Time by Carol A. Tebbs
- Astrology and the Authentic Self: Integrating Traditional and Modern Astrology to Uncover the Essence of the Birth Chart by Demetra George
- Identifying Planetary Triggers: Astrological Techniques for Prediction by Celeste Teal
The following suggested and supplementary materials are available through the IAA online shopping areas:
Samuel F. ReynoldsBoard Member, Instructor
Samuel F. Reynolds, ISAR CAP, NCGR-III, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 30 years doing charts and studying astrology.
He currently serves on the board of directors for the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the International Academy of Astrology, and the Astrology News Service. He’s also a co-founder of the International Society of Black Astrologers, and a faculty member for the International Academy of Astrology.
He’s written for multiple print and online outlets, including Ebony.com, horoscope.com, tarot.com, and New York Magazine.