Individualized, private lessons
• For personal and spiritual growth
• For professional development
• For therapists, bodyworkers, educators, and anyone
involved in the healing/helping professions
Tutorials are done via a combination of individual meetings, either in person or via telephone, along with listening to class recordings. Students receive two private
lessons (one and one half hours each), free emailed chart services, and
access to all class recordings (see Recordings page for listing) for $200/month. Personalized lessons can also be
scheduled for an hourly rate of $50.
Tutorial students receive a comprehensive
working knowledge of astrological symbols, a strong foundation in understanding
and using one's own chart, and training in using astrology responsibly and
effectively to help others. Courses are taught with a psychological and spiritual
approach. Class recordings are a combination of lecture/discussion, with students' charts
utilized as examples.
Tutoring can be done on individual topics, or as part of a two year certification program
for those wishing to become professional counseling astrologers. The curriculum
below is designed to cover much of the material required for certification with NCGR, the
National Counsel for Geocosmic Research. Classes may be able to taken for college credit through John F. Kennedy University and
other colleges offering independent studies.
Level I is designed for beginners
and anyone wishing to strengthen their understanding of the basic chart components,
and to synthesize and interpret them in a meaningful way.
Level II covers more complex applications of astrology, such as timing life
transitions, relationship comparisons, and counseling techniques. Students
who already possess a working knowledge of the basics may elect to begin at
1. Fundamentals of Transpersonal Astrology: A comprehensive introduction to
the basic symbols of astrology from a psychological and spiritual perspective.
2. Archetypes of the Zodiac: an in-depth study of the twelve signs, their
lessons, gifts and myths, and how they interrelate with the planets and houses
3. Psychology of the Planets: an exploration of how the planets symbolize
personal, social and transpersonal personality/soul drives and needs.
4. House Interpretation: discussion of the multi-leveled meanings of the twelve
houses, how they describe an archetypal cycle, and the importance of house
5. Aspects: how conjunctions, squares, oppositions etc. indicate the kind of effort required to integrate and express our various needs, gifts, and challenges.
6. Chart Synthesis: putting it all together; how to form a dynamic profile
of a person by discovering the life themes, strengths and challenges encoded
in the birthchart.
7. Transits and Progressions: how to time the unfoldment of the birthchart
and respond consciously to major turning points in life; the importance of
synodic cycles and phases.
8. Life Transitions: further techniques of timing change: solar arcs, solar
returns, lunations and eclipses; Saturn returns, mid-life crises and how to
maximize opportunities for growth.
9. Psychology of the Birthchart: exploration of family dynamics and personality
patterns encoded in planetary placements and aspects using texts by Liz Greene & Howard Sasportas.
10. The Astrology of Relationship (Synastry): working with bi-wheels, composite
charts and interaspects to identify the potential dynamics and purpose of
any type of relationship.
11. Advanced Issues in Chart Interpretation: exploring
minor aspects, aspect patterns, midpoints, harmonics, Arabic parts, fixed
stars and other more refined factors in delineation.
12. Astrological Counseling: how to develop a professional practice, how to
deal effectively with various issues and situations, and how to use astrology
as a healing art.