The Fundamentals of Astrology Year II starts where Year I ends. While the first focused on building up a thorough understanding of the mechanics of chart analysis, Year II focuses on application and action.
The first unit in the class, which runs from April-July, deals with Timing Techniques, with units on Annual Profections, Transits, and Zodiacal Releasing. Proficiency in this trio of techniques enables the astrologer to ascertain what portions of the natal chart are activated, and to consider what temporary factors either support or contradict the individual’s direction. The Timing Techniques taught in this portion of the class provide short, medium, and long-term perspectives on life.
After Timing Techniques, Year II switches from analyzing to adapting. August’s module is a deep introduction to Astrological Remediation. This class focuses on traditional methods for working through chart difficulties, getting the most of natural strengths, and designing optimal strategies for different life periods.
In September, we move on to Electional Astrology, the art of picking the best times to initiate endeavors great and small. Electional Astrology is the active complement to Natal Astrology. While we cannot choose our charts, we can choose when we act.
The final two months of class, October and November, are about Astrological Magic, the art and science of ritually connecting with and directing the potency of the stars and planets.
The first unit introduces work with the planetary powers, and includes an overview of different types of operations, such as planetary prayers, petitions, and the like, as well as their electional requirements. The second and final unit focuses on the most difficult and rewarding part of astrological magic — the timing, construction, and consecration of talismans.
By the end of the class, the diligent student should be able to assess what is happening in the life of the native, design proper remediative protocols, choose auspicious moments, and be on the path of learning how to call planetary and stellar powers.
After successful completion of Year II, students will receive a Certification of Proficiency and an outbound link from Austin's website to theirs from a Verified Graduates page.
Each class consists of a combination of extensive recorded presentations, handouts, and live discussions. Live sessions of 2+ hours will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. They will be held online using the GoToMeeting software, and are recorded for future reference and so students who can’t make it to the session will not miss out. Furthermore, a private Facebook group for Year II students will be available to post homework, discuss topics and ask questions.
This is not a beginner class. It assumes a working proficiency with planets, signs, aspects, houses, and dignity, as well as familiarity with fixed stars and the synodic phases of the planets. All of this is taught in Fundamentals of Astrology Year I, though any manner in which the prospective student attained proficiency is acceptable. If you are comfortable with much, but not all, of the above, contact Austin with your concerns for evaluation. Please use the subject: Year II Requirements
Tuition: $1320. Payment plans available, contact Austin to arrange.
April — Timing Techniques: Annual Profections
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, April 14th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, April 28th
May — Timing Techniques: Transits I
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, May 12th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, May 19th
June — Timing Techniques: Transits II
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, June 9th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, June 23rd
July — Timing Techniques: Zodiacal Releasing
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, July 14th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, July 28th
August — The Proper Care & Feeding of a Birth Chart: Planetary Refinement & Remediation
Optimization, Management, and Healing
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, August 11th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, August 25th
September — Planetary Days, Electional Astrology
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, September 8th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, September 29th
October — Intro to Planetary Magic
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, October 13th
1-3 PM PDT Sunday, October 27th
November — Talismans
1-3 PM PT Sunday, November 10th
1-3 PM PT Sunday, November 24th