ASTROLOGY 

Life  Learning 

I offer four levels of Astrology classes.

Students attend  via Zoom classroom environment and class handouts will be downloaded to all students prior to each class of every Astrology level.

I have been teaching students Astrology since September 2011.

Students show up when the Teacher is ready. And the Teacher shows up when the Student is ready. Learning Astrology takes time, repetition, review, research and more review. And practice, practice, practice. 

I've been learning Astrology for over 21 years, and I'm still uncovering more layers and my own AHA! moments in my Birth chart. This is Astrology. It grows and goes deeper as we do, personally. Whether you've experienced a real Astrology chart reading or not, you are living your Birth chart - what you signed up to learn, experience, and be challenged by, Soulfully.

Learning the Basics - my ASTRO101 class - brings you insight and AHA! moments - Soulfully, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically - into your own Life path. The whys, wherefores and especially the whens!

Then you will expand out to more deeply understand your family, friends, co-workers, colleagues, relatives and neighbours.

That we're all truly connected. Namaste

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

ASTRO101: The Basics of Astrology

ASTRO201: Casting the Chart by Hand / Intro to Interpretation

Here you learn the following:

  • Basics of Astronomy as it relates to Astrology with the 6,000-year history of Astrology/Astronomy intermixed

  • Meanings of the 12 Astrological Signs, their Planetary Rulers, Chiron, Eris and Sedna, the Luminaries and 12 Houses of Life Experience that make up the Natural Wheel of the Zodiac

  • Rulerships and inter-connections of the Astrology Basics - Signs, Planets and Houses

  • Recognition of the glyphs (symbols) of each sign and planet/luminary - homework will need to be done between classes folks! The MORE you practice and study the easier it is to identify and remember the shorthand (glyphs) and their meanings.

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

  • Each House mode/orientation too

  • Classes 2-8 will have handouts for each class to help students fill in their HOMEWORK worksheet, gaining knowledge and remembering what they've learned as each class passes.

 

Cost:  $480CAD for the 2.5-hour class/week for 8 weeks of classes.

DISCOUNT: if you Register by JANUARY 31st, 2022 - save $60 and pay only $420CAD

 

Payment: E-transfer, or via PayPal invoice. Please indicate which way you plan to pay at Registration.

 

2022 Dates: first class begins Wednesday MARCH 2nd, 2022 at 6:30 pm MDT with the last class APRIL 20th, 2022. Classes will be done through ZOOM video meeting links. Ensure you have the tech set up for this (dedicated wi-fi/internet, speakers, screen, colour printer etc.) for a smooth connection to each 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.

TO REGISTER: please Email Laurie Rae - myhouseofastrology@shaw.ca - ask your questions here too!

You will learn the following:​

  • The Maths of Astrology: we learn all the astronomical math pieces that create the birth chart by hand - not by computer - to understand the WHY of the Astronomy that is part of Astrology. If we don't understand this, how can we know what the computer is doing for us behind the scenes?

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

  • How to fill in the Aspectarian form and the Chart Overview worksheet - an at-a-glance collection of data to be referred to when learning to interpret the Birth chart.

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

  • Basic Interpretation a.k.a. Delineation of the chart is woven in throughout, with key handouts and worksheets to be downloaded prior to each class.

  • Interspersed with opportunities to interpret each other's charts along the way - need to dive into this at some point!

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

 

This level will be 8-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 before moving onto the interpretation portion.

 

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: $480CAD for 2.5-hour classes/week over 8 weeks of instruction.

DISCOUNT: if you Register by MARCH 31st, 2022 - save $60 and pay only $420CAD

 

Payment: E-transfer, or by PayPal invoice. Please indicate which way you plan to pay at Registration.

2022 DATES: Tuesdays from MAY 3rd to JUNE 21st, 2022. Student must have ASTRO101 Basics as a prerequisite. Classes will be done through ZOOM video meeting links. Ensure you have the tech set up for this (dedicated wi-fi/internet, speakers, screen, colour printer etc.) for a smooth connection to each class.

REGISTRATION: please Email Laurie Rae - myhouseofastrology@shaw.ca - ask your questions here too!

ASTRO301: Advanced Interpretation

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

  • Advanced Chart Patterns: YOD, Grand Trine, Grand Square, T-Squares for starters.

  • 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.

  • Other pieces of the chart: Dwads, Decanates, Part of Fortune/Spirit, the Moon’s Nodes, Critical Degrees, Mutual Reception in the Birth chart.

  • Interactive - expect to learn by doing - similar to learning to drive - we jump into the deep end of the pool to begin the art of interpretation! You have to start sometime. 

 

Cost: $480CAD for 2.5-hour classes/week for 8 weeks of instruction. 

Payment: E-transfer, or via PayPal invoice. Please indicate which way you plan to pay at Registration.

FUTURE DATES: When students appear - must have ASTRO101 Basics and completed ASTRO201 as a prerequisite.

TO REGISTER: please Email Laurie Rae - myhouseofastrology@shaw.ca - and ask your questions here too!

ASTRO401: Advanced 

Here's where you learn about the TYPES of Astrology chart readings your clients will be interested in:

  • Natal/Birth chart reading

  • Transits / Secondary Progressions

  • Solar, Lunar, Planetary Returns

  • Relationship readings

  • Business chart readings - a whole other interpretation!

And opportunities to use your interpretation skills along the way!

Cost: $480CAD for 2.5-hour classes/week for 8 weeks of instruction. 

Payment: E-transfer, or via PayPal invoice. Please indicate which way you plan to pay at Registration.

FUTURE DATES: When students appear - must have ASTRO101 Basics, ASTRO201 and ASTRO301 completed as a prerequisite.

REGISTRATION: please Email Laurie Rae - myhouseofastrology@shaw.ca - ask your questions here too!

 
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UPCOMING 2022 CLASSES:

Start your learning here...

MARCH 2nd 2022:

The next round of ASTRO101 The Basics of Astrology Classes via ZOOM Video! 

This 8-week course begins Wednesday MARCH 2nd, 2022 and there were students who were unable to attend in 2021 - now there's a Wait List for 2022! 

REGISTER your INTENTION to join in on the 2022 MAR/APR ASTRO101 round of classes today!

Cost: $480CAD for 2.5-hour classes/week over 8 weeks of instruction.

DISCOUNT: if you Register by JANUARY 31st, 2022 - save $60 and pay only $420CAD

 

Payment: E-transfer, or by PayPal invoice. Please indicate which way you plan to pay at Registration.

 

TO REGISTER: Email Laurie Rae that you're interested!

 

MAY 3rd 2022:

The first round of ASTRO201 The Casting the Chart by Hand / Intro Interpretation Online Classes via ZOOM Video! 

This 8-week course begins Tuesday MAY 3rd, 2022 

REGISTER your INTENTION to join in on the 2022 MAY/JUNE ASTRO201 round of classes today!

Cost: $480CAD for 2.5-hour classes/week over 8 weeks of instruction.

DISCOUNT: if you Register by March 31st, 2022 - save $60 and pay only $420CAD

 

Payment: E-transfer, or by PayPal invoice. Please indicate which way you plan to pay at Registration.

 

TO REGISTER: Email Laurie Rae that you're interested!

Each class level builds upon the previous one. For students wishing to become Astrologers (moving beyond your basic curiosity within ASTRO101 level of the Astrology Basics) you will need to purchase a set of Ephemerides (the Astrologer’s key reference) for ASTRO201 levels and beyond.

 

These two ephemerides can be ordered from Amazon.ca:

 

  • 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, Alan Leo, Charles Carter, Alice Bailey, Carl Jung, Dane Rudhyar, Stephen Orroyo, Stephen 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 - to name a few!