An Introduction to Astrology for Beginners

Listen to a description of the workshop!


What tools do you need to begin having a basic understanding of astrology? And how do you use them? Where do you find them? Who will explain this? I will! Astrology Tools and Power Tools will be taught at 11 am EST on Saturday, March 21, 2015. This is a class for the most basic beginners that is so good, advanced students and professionals will find it useful.

Astrology is a practical art. There are tools you need to do the work, just like on a basic workbench. Photo: The Family Handyman.

Astrology is an intuitive and introspective art. But there is a technical dimension to the work, and that requires some training in how to use the tools of the trade.

I know how to make this easy and accessible, and will reveal techniques I’ve been collecting for more than 20 years of work as a pro astrologer.

While the Internet makes many things available, there are questions about where to find and how to use dependable resources. There are thingsĀ  that are not available online, and I’ll explain where to find them and how to use them.

The class will be two-and-a-half hours (with a break) and include a follow-up study group via a discussion list, lasting as long as the conversation goes. It will come with a resources page, a book list and samples of tools that exist in printed form.

The recording will be available to all participants. Then you will have an opportunity over the next few weeks to compare notes with your classmates, and direct questions to me.

In this super-fun, participation-based class, I will cover the basics, which will be helpful for astrology fans, new students and more advanced students alike.

We will take a survey of these basic tools, usually taken for granted by astrology courses and books.

— The blank wheel
— The mechanical pencil
— The legend or glyph key
— Your personal notebook
— The ephemeris in book form
— The aspectarian
— Online aspect search
— The tarot deck
— Your own natal chart

Then I will look at some more advanced tools:

— Horary astrology and why it matters so much
— The Table of Essential Dignities
— The Thema Mundi
— Whole sign houses
— An astrology dictionary
— How to use those lists of keywords
— The Daily Horoscope
— The Sabian Symbols

This class will bypass the spiritual and psychological aspects of astrology and go right to the nuts and bolts of the workbench. Then you will have tools that will speed your study, and help you to better appreciate what you read and see on the Internet.

The class is $97, discounted to $77 if you have an All Access Pass. It will be held at 11 am EST (14:00 UTC) on March 21, 2015, via teleconference — available by phone, Skype or web. Those who take the class will get a signed Certificate of Completion. Here is how to register.


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