Introduction to Astrology Self-Study Course

An Introduction to Astrology


Self-Study Course


  • Do you want to learn about the use of intuitive astrology in your everyday life?
  • Would you like to work with your own birth chart as a learning tool, to discover more about yourself, your potential and the practice of astrology at the same time?
  • Would you like to be able to read a birth chart but it’s all so confusing you just don’t know where to start?
  • Or perhaps you know a bit about astrology but want to take your knowledge deeper and unlock the more profound truths of your chart and those of your friends and loved ones?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, my Introduction to Astrology Self-Study Course could be just the thing for you!

Why learn astrology?

Needless to say, I have a deep love of astrology and a profound gratitude for its presence in my life. Learning how to read a natal chart many years ago changed my life and it can do the same for you too. The insight and wisdom available in our birth chart is truly breathtaking once we know how to decode it. The lines and symbols that form an astrological chart reflect the patterns and order of the universe as it impacts us in our everyday lives. Our birth chart reveals our personality and psychological makeup, our spiritual path, the qualities we need to develop and those we need to let go, our strengths and challenges, gifts and graces.

One of the most frequent comments I hear from my students is that they simply didn’t realise how in-depth a birth chart is and the amount and specificity of the information it provides. The common perception that astrology just divides the population of the planet into twelve rudimentary personality types according to the twelve signs of the zodiac couldn’t be further from the truth! Your birth chart is a unique reflection of you. Even twins have differences in their birth charts. Astrology provides such personally accurate and nuanced information that there’s no aspect of ourselves and our lives on which it cannot speak. All we need to know is where and how to look.

Allow me to take a minute to introduce myself:

What is the aim of this course?

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work in an intuitive way with your own natal chart and those of your family and friends. Furthermore, it will assist you in the development of self-awareness and understanding, and will contribute dynamically to your personal and spiritual growth. You’ll find it stimulating, inspiring and a catalyst for deeper insight into yourself, your life and your potential. You’ll learn about astrology primarily through the study of your own chart, decoding and demystifying its wisdom messages along the way, bringing the study of astrology alive and immediately applicable to your everyday life and experience.


How is the course structured?

The course consists of nine units. Course materials include a 70 plus page course text on the zodiac signs and astrological houses, together with  a set of course notes and teaching audio for each unit, totalling 12 hours of audio teaching and 280 plus pages of teaching notes which also contain a variety of full-colour charts to demonstrate techniques discussed and provide opportunities for practice.

The topics covered include (this is by no means an exhaustive list!):

  • The angles, quadrants and hemispheres as the skeleton of a chart
  • Zodiac signs as archetypal imprints
  • Astrological houses as the locations of our life experience
  • The planets as tools, drives, desires and qualities of being
  • The Moon’s Nodes as indicators of our developmental path
  • The seven planetary aspects necessary to read any chart in depth
  • Four asteroids that add depth and nuance to a chart reading
  • Black Moon Lilith and our relationship with power
  • The difference between personal and spiritual development and how this difference impacts understanding of a chart
  • Ten large aspect structures as indicators of key life-themes and orientation
  • Three meanings of retrograde natal planets
  • Providing issue specific chart readings
  • Identifying and understanding early life indicators in a natal chart
  • Working with astrological energies in daily life


As this course is self-study you can work through it at your own pace and with no pressure, taking all the time you need to process and absorb the information, apply it to your own chart and those of friends and family, and generally integrate your growing astrological knowledge into your everyday life. In the course I suggest a variety of ways to do this and by the time you’ve completed all the units you’ll have a broad base of astrological understanding and techniques that enable you to experience the heavens as a living, breathing presence in your life. This is how astrology comes alive for us: not by reading countless books but by applying what we learn to our everyday experience and using it to grow in self-knowledge and wisdom.Journal Prompts are also provided at the end of each unit to assist you in further personal exploration of the material covered.

Instructions are given in the course materials to enable you to obtain free copies of your own birth chart online. However, you also have the option to purchase from us six different copies of your chart to work on throughout the course, drawn up in a style identical to those in the course materials. Each of these charts contains different information to illustrate issues covered in specific units of the course. If you choose this option you’ll need to provide us with your date, time and place of birth once you’ve completed your purchase. We will then send you your charts when we send the course materials.

All written content is provided in downloadable PDF format and all audio files are downloadable MP3’s. A colour printer is also useful if you wish to print off course charts, although doing so is not absolutely vital to the course.

To help you assess the quality of the course materials you can download a free 12 page PDF of sample course materials and listen to four sample teaching audios.

Please Note: This is a course in astrological interpretation specifically. You will not, therefore, be taught how to calculate and draw up a natal chart from scratch. All charts and data required will be supplied to you with your course materials.

What is Intuitive Astrology?

There are many ways to practice astrology and countless ways to apply its wisdom. From medical astrology to financial, from event prediction to the identification of key dates for event planning, from psychological and spiritual astrology to relationship compatibility astrology, to the use of astrology in the political arena, to…. oh so many other ways…..astrology has been used and applied in virtually every area of life at some point in the history of human kind. There are as many ways to practice astrology as there are, and have been, astrologers. Each person brings their own strengths and weaknesses, traits and habits, insight and wisdom to their application of astrological knowledge, and whilst the common ‘cook book approach’ to astrology is often used to create ‘off the peg’ interpretations of particular planetary placements and astrological phenomena (i.e. if you have this planet in that zodiac sign you’re this type of person), it fails to create a cohesive whole that reflects the essence of the individual in question when used for birth chart interpretation. Which is not to say that it isn’t a useful way to learn about astrology (which it can be!), but it nevertheless lacks the ‘beating heart’ of a natal chart which reflects the life force that courses through the individual born at the very moment of the heavenly alignments reflected therein.

When, however, we approach a chart from an intuitive point of view, we allow that beating heart to speak to and through us, enabling the interpretation to become one that reflects the wholeness of the individual, not just the placement of their Mars and its relationship to Venus! Yes, their Mars/Venus sextile will be significant, but it doesn’t – and will never – exist in a vacuum. Nor will they experience it in a vacuum. When we bring an intuitive approach to the birth chart, encompassing all it contains in its complexities and paradoxes, contradiction and alchemy, we can truly get to the nub, the very essence, of who that person is and how they can best live their life in this moment.


So throughout this course you’ll be encouraged to do just that: to embrace the wholeness of your own natal chart and penetrate its meaning in a dynamic and immediate way that resonates with your personal experience, not deconstruct it into its component parts which, when interpreted separately, often paint a picture of a fractured, divided soul full of irreconcilable differences! Yes, we all contain paradoxical contradictions, but we still live as one whole person each day and we need to develop an understanding of a birth chart which reflects that one whole person not its many component parts!

There will be no ‘cook book’ interpretations in this course. No ‘you have Jupiter in Capricorn so therefore you’re like this….’. Instead we’ll look at the energy of Capricorn, the resonance of Jupiter and the way this combination channels itself through you along with everything else in your chart. As you work through the units you’ll build a deeper appreciation of your chart layer upon layer, enabling you to better comprehend your inner world, to connect with your core essence and discover how to best live your life in order to fulfil your potential. And as you learn how to do this for yourself you’ll be learning how to do it for others too, enabling you to reach out to friends and family and offer a guiding hand at times of stress or crisis, achievement or celebration, for astrology has something to say about every moment and embracing its messages will always take us deeper and more richly into life’s mysteries.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in astrology. You may know nothing at all or a fair bit already. You may never have seen your birth chart or been working with it for some time already. Wherever you are on the spectrum of knowledge I would ask you to leave what you know at the door and enter into the process of this course with an open mind and heart. You will discover truths unrealised, have old assumptions challenged and learn things that run contrary to the mainstream astro-knowledge out there. That’s because this isn’t just astrology, this is Intuitive Astrology, and how we apply it to our everyday lives and experiences will shift and change as we do. This is a deeply personal process through which we directly experience our very essence: not something that can be described to us in a text book!!

How much does the course cost?

The entire course costs £25. If you also wish to receive six copies of your natal chart, as described above, with the course materials the price is £50. If GBP is not your local currency PayPal will inform you of the exchange rate used and the cost in your own currency before you complete your purchase. This fee covers the cost of all course materials as detailed above (plus six copies of your own natal chart for use throughout the course if you purchase this option). It also covers all PayPal’s payment processing costs.

If you order the course materials without copies of your own birth chart (£25) you will be redirected to a web page once your purchase has been completed. This page will enable you to e mail us with your full name and the name associated with your PayPal account. We will then send you the links to download all the course materials in a reply to this e mail.

If you order the course with six copies of your birth chart (£50) I will need to know your date, accurate time and place of birth in order to draw up your charts. Once your payment has been completed you’ll be redirected to a web page through which you can submit this information by e mail. We will then send you the links to download all the course materials and your natal charts in a reply to this e mail.

Course materials are always sent out within 48 hours of purchase, and usually much sooner. If you haven’t received them please check your spam folder before contacting us as they may have landed there.

PLEASE NOTE: An accurate time of birth is needed to obtain an accurate birth chart. If you don’t know your time of birth you can always work on the chart of someone you know well instead. If you know only a rough time of birth (i.e. within a two hour window) use the middle point in this window and bear in mind, as you work through the course, that there may be a few inaccuracies in your chart until you can establish a more accurate birth time. If you don’t know your birth time but would like to find it out some astrologers offer chart rectification services by which they can establish it. This is not a service I currently provide but if you search online for chart rectification you will find those astrologers who do.

Should you have any questions about this course that are not answered above, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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