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  • Laurie Rae House of Astrology
  • Laurie Rae House of Astrology
In-Person Readings by Appointment Only Mondays & Thursdays 
Room B, 14 McRae Street in
downtown Okotoks, AB Canada
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ASTROLOGY 

Life  Learning 

I offer four levels (so far) of Astrology classes. Students can attend in person or via FaceTime/Skype video (class handouts will be mailed/emailed to out-of-town students prior to first class of each level taken). I have been teaching Astrology since September 2011.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

ASTRO101: The Basics of Astrology

Here you learn the following:

  • Basics of Astronomy as it relates to Astrology + Precession of the Equinoxes

  • Meanings of the 12 Astrological Signs, their Planetary Rulers, Asteroids, Luminaries and 12 Houses of the birth chart wheel

  • Rulerships and inter-relatedness of these building blocks

  • Recognition of the glyphs (symbols) of each sign and planet/asteroid/luminary

  • Each sign’s element, modality, polarity and orientation

 

Cost: $80 per 2-hour class or $480 total for 6 weeks of classes.

 

Payment: cash, cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal for local/national students. International students will be billed via PayPal invoice.

 

Payment Options: two instalments ($240 each – at first class and fourth class); or in one lump sum ($480) at registration/first class.

Birth data information ( time, date and place of birth) is required to create your chart for this class. You will become familiar with YOU and what you signed up for this lifetime. If birth time is not known Laurie Rae will assist you in finding this out (at no extra charge!) easily and simply.

ASTRO201: History of Astrology & Casting the Chart by Hand

You will learn the following:

  • 5,000 year history (recorded history) of Astrology and its evolution with insights into the Egyptian Dendera Zodiac

  • The Maths of Astrology: we learn all the astronomical math pieces that create the birth chart

  • Each student MUST have their own set of Ephemerides for this level, and moving forward (see reference to this at the beginning of this page).

 

Depending upon class size, this level will be either 4-weeks or 6-weeks in length. We repeat the maths portion over and over to get it right, using each student’s birth data in turn to create their respective chart by hand. NB: you will be learning a lot about, and from, one another over the course of this level of study! Always a good thing!

Cost: $80 per 2-hour class /$320 or $480 in total (depends if it's 4 weeks or 6 weeks of instruction due to the number of students).

Payment: cash, cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal for local and national students. International students will be invoiced via PayPal.

Payment Options: two instalments ($160 or $240 – at first class and fourth class); or in one lump sum ($320 or $480) at registration/first class.

ASTRO301: Intermediate

By the end of 6 weeks, you will have a good grasp of the following:

  • Meanings of all the Aspects and their glyphs: all the angles a planet can make to other planets within the chart – what their relationships are

  • How to fill in the Aspectarian form and the Chart Overview form

  • Chart Patterns: discern the pattern created by the grouping of planets within the chart and what it says about the personality

  • Other pieces of the chart: dwads, decanates, Part of Fortune/Spirit, Moon’s Nodes, Critical Degrees, Mutual Reception to name a few.

 

Cost: $80 per class or $480 for 6 weeks of instruction. 

Payment: cash, cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal for local/national students. International students will be invoiced via PayPal.

Payment Options: two instalments ($240 each – at first class and fourth class); or in one lump sum ($480) at registration/first class.

ASTRO401: Advanced 

You will learn the art of delineation (interpretation) of the birth chart: Retrograde (Rx) planets, intercepted signs, planetary motion, and actual Aspect keywords will be introduced, practiced and discussed. Putting it all together, in other words.

Cost: $80 per 2-hour class or $320 for 4 weeks of instruction. 

Payment: cash, cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal for local/national students. International students will be invoiced via PayPal.

Payment Options: two instalments ($160 each – at first class and fourth class); or in one lump sum ($320) at registration/first class.

 
UPCOMING CLASSES:

Start your learning here...

ASTRO101 Classes begin Wednesday October 2, 2019 and run for 6 weeks until November 6th at the Okotoks Public Library, Meeting Room #2, 7 Riverside Drive West, Okotoks, Alberta.

Here we learn the BASICS of Astrology: the 12 Zodiac Signs, the 12 Houses of Life Experience and their Planetary Rulers - how they inter-relate with each other, key to why each birth chart is individualistic.

Basic Astronomy is applied to understand the relationship between Earth, our Solar System and the imaginary Zodiac Belt envisioned by the Ancients 5,000 years ago. You'll view the sky with a different perspective!

Learn of each Sign's Element (Fire, Earth, Air and Water), their Qualities (Cardinal, Fixed or Mutable), and which Decanate your Sun sign resides in - further insight as to WHY you're not like similar Sun signs!

You Receive: Your Birth Chart, weekly handouts, and a deeper understanding of what you signed up to experience this lifetime as you learn about your Birth Chart.

Cost: $480 - to be paid in full prior to the first class (October 2nd) or in 2 instalments - $240 before the first class and the second payment by Class #4 October 23rd.

Payment: cash, e-transfer, personal cheque or via PayPal.

If you are curious and interested, call/text Laurie Rae at 587-437-3520 in Okotoks, Alberta Canada/North America or Email myhouseofastrology 'at' shaw.ca (you know what to do with the "at"!).

 

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Each class level builds upon the previous one. For students wishing to become Astrologers (moving beyond ASTRO101 level of the Basics) you will need to purchase a set of Ephemerides (the Astrologer’s bible) for ASTRO201 levels and beyond. These two ephemerides can be ordered from Amazon.com or the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA):

 

  • The New American Ephemeris for the 20th Century 1900-2000 at Midnight, by Rique Pottenger, Neil F. Michelsen, ISBN 0976242230

  • The New American Ephemeris for  the 21st Century 2000-2100 at Midnight, by Rique Pottenger, Neil F. Michelsen, ISBN 0935127194

 

Ensure that you do purchase the MIDNIGHT version, not the NOON version, and that you order the set far enough in advance for shipping time prior to your first class of ASTRO201.

The fundamentals of Astrology

It has been documented, via the early written words in cuneiforms and hieroglyphs from the Sumerians/Babylonians/Assyrians and Egyptians, that Astrology has been in use at least 5,000 years. Who knows how much longer previously in oral history?

 

Astrology began with celestial measurement by observation only, long before written history.

 

Astrology, religion and medicine were intermixed with correspondences realized between them early on – they interrelated with one another.

 

The richest vein of astrological records came from the library of Sardanapalus, last King of Assyria (7th Century BC) where observatories covered the whole kingdom, with professional astrologers reporting their work continuously.

 

A state library supplied all needed information to prognosticate times and seasons for agriculture, and portents for King and State – not for individuals as we do now until the Greeks turned Astrology into “of the people” or Genethliacal – it began the reading of horoscopes as we know today.

The Ancients believed what wasn’t caused by men must be caused by Gods – the deities of the planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). These same Gods were the basis if myths of all countries around the ancient world.

 

The history of Astrology is also the history of Astronomy (we cannot have one without the other).

 

European/American Astrology (Western Astrology) is derived from ancient Mesopotamia.

 

Key Astrologers from the past have been: Miletus, Pythagoras, Berosus, Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton. 

 

Modern Astrologers include: A.J. Pearce, SEPHARIAL, Alan Leo, Charles Carter, Alice Bailey, Carl Jung, Dane Rudhyar, Stephen Orroyo, Stephen and Jodie Forrest, Rick Levine, Liz Greene, Harold Sasportas, Demetra George, Barbara Hand Clow, Jeffrey Wolf Green, Robert Hand, Neil Michelsen, Celeste Teal, Noel Tyl, Robert Ohotto and Rose Marcus.