PSM-1: Forecasting: Pinpointing Major Themes

Astrology Professional Studies Module

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



Required materials:

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Suggested/supplemental materials:

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Jan 18 2021


U.S. Eastern
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 18 2021
  • Time: 20:00 - 21:30




  • Samuel F. Reynolds
    Samuel F. Reynolds
    Board 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,,, and New York Magazine.