Are you eager to learn the fundamentals of astrology? Or perhaps you’d like to advance your game and learn how to create and interpret birth charts for yourself or others? Here are some ways you can increase your knowledge.
One of the best starting points to learn astrology is a book released last year aimed at teaching beginners and intermediate astrology enthusiasts. The book was written by Louise Edington and has become a #1 bestseller. The book is titled: “The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart.” It’s available in paperback, e-book and audiobook on Amazon. And if you have a subscription to Kindle unlimited, you can read it for free.
Edington’s book begins by providing a foundation, explaining what astrology is, its history, origins and how it is being practiced today. The latter is important information because modern astrology utilizes more planets and celestial bodies than were previously used in traditional Western astrology, for example Lilith and Chiron.
The book will take you through understanding the four elements, three modalities, the sun signs, the ascendant or rising signs and Decans, the traditional planets and other modern essential bodies, the aspects, and the houses.
Part two of the book takes you to a higher level, teaching you how to understand your birth chart. From there, you learn how to structure your birth chart and then to interpret birth charts.
In the third part of the book, it touches on subjects such as ‘Sun signs at work and in love’, ‘Your calling according to the zodiac’ and ‘Love according to the zodiac.’
The fourth part of the book gives you a recap of sorts, honing in on key takeaways and astrological appendices, as well as a conclusion.
In addition, the book includes a glossary of terms, astrological tables and references for further reading.
For those who prefer having an instructor to guide them, rather than reading a book, a new online course called “Wisdom of Astrology” is another way to learn all of the essentials, with a focus on learning how to interpret birth chart and “put them all together into a coherent astrological analysis” and even to become a professional astrologer.
The course runs April 8 through May 13, 2021 and meets one day a week on Thursdays for 2 1/2 hours.
According to the course website, the main topics include:
Elements: (fire, air, earth and water); Signs: (the 12 signs of the zodiac explained); Planets: (what does each of the 10 planets mean?); Houses: (explain the meaning of houses); Aspects: (planets in aspects take on different meanings, enhancing, diminishing or blending their original signatures.)
According to the course website: “Sessions are held live via Zoom every Thursday at 12pm, Costa Rica time and will take 2.5 hours.”
Once you have learned the above course focuses on what it calls a “combination.” This description reads: “This is the most important part of the course. How to bring all the individual components together. What does it mean when a planet is in a sign and a house and makes aspects to other planets, seen as a whole?”
In addition, the above course also will teach what you need to know if you desire to become an astrologer. You’ll learn: “The profession of astrology; how to get started with astrological counseling; what it takes; tips and tricks, questions and answers.”
The price for the 6-week, 18-hour course is $180.
You can sign up at the “Wisdom of Astrology” website.