In this class we will learn the basic astronomy required to translate the flat abstraction of the horoscopic chart back into actual celestial reality and this will help us understand how the planets in a chart actually appear in the sky. We will learn how to define a planet’s position with respect to the coordinate systems of three great circles: the ecliptic, equator and horizon. We will see how defining a planets position with respect to both the north/south and east/west dimensions of these circles greatly increases the interpretive nuance and more accurately reflects human diversity. Finally we will bring constellations and fixed stars back into our work, so that we will truly have the entire sky at our command.
(Total number of classes: 4)