Part 4. Pluto and the Nodes!!! Its time to dive deeper! Covering two signs per week, we will examine Pluto through the signs in depth.
Part 5. Every month, the moon moves through eight phases in its relationship to the sun. These eight phases are also the umbrella under which, aspects between any two planetary bodies form an energy exchange. To understand and apply the phasal relationship between two planets to aspect work, can both deepen and simplify your ability to interpret and synthesize the total chart.
Part 6. Its time to develop more proficiency! In this module we practice the step-step Pluto method and discuss counseling skills and various methods to present the material to the querent i.
Language styles such as factual, story telling, dialogue with Client; the role of intuition, ethics, etc. Part 7. Now that you understand how a person is living their Natal Chart, now learn how the chart comes alive! You will learn how the current movement of the Planets affect Natal positions and interpret how this illustrates the ongoing Evolutionary challenges, lessons and intentions for a persons chart. You will also learn about Progressed charts and how to cast a Solar Return chart for someones Birthday to reveal the potential energies that lie in the year ahead.
Graduation happens at your own pace but includes a combination of:. Graduate Certification Package. Homework Cases 2 of these — We will set homework charts that you can work on individually in pairs or in teams throughout the training. Each one of us will review your homework and send back comments. Before presenting your Graduating cases you should have at least 2 Supervision sessions.
This will help you hone your skills and get detailed personal instruction on how to get the most out your chart interpretation skills. Graduate Cases 3 of these — It is suggested that you practice, practice, practice with non-paying clients as you are honing your abilities!
In this science fair project, students evaluate if astrological signs provide clues about people's High School Science Science projects: Does Astrology Work?. Differences in Sizes of Houses During Course of Day A common misconception is to confuse astronomy with astrology. This is not the focus of the project.
An appendix gives three media articles on astrology entering academia. Introduction In an anonymous benefactress bequeathed a million pounds to help establish a centre for astrological studies at a British university complete with a university Chair of Astrology that would offer degrees in astrology at all levels. A chair is a professor at the top of the academic hierarchy that enables the subject to be taught in its own right.
Without a chair the subject can be taught only in some other department as part of something else. At the suggestion of Charles Harvey, Chairman of Trustees of the Urania Trust, a registered charity under whose auspices the bequest was to be administered, the project was named the Sophia Project after sofia , the Greek word for wisdom, knowledge, specifically divine wisdom.
After three years of discussion between interested parties, the outcome was the Sophia Centre at Bath Spa University College. On page 59 of the Nov-Dec Astrological Journal , Charles Harvey had made it clear that the aim was "a university level degree course on real astrology", one that would teach astrology in the same way as existing astrology schools did while avoiding their disagreement on content. So in the end the Sophia Project had to settle for less.
The Sophia Centre opens Instead of being the hoped-for first British university department for teaching astrology, the Sophia Centre was the first British academic centre for studying cultural astronomy and astrology. Instead of the hoped-for professor, the Sophia Centre had tutors. It was accredited to award postgraduate degrees and diplomas within Bath Spa's School of Historical and Cultural Studies, and opened in October At the Sophia Centre everything about astrology was fair game but not teaching it, testing it, or questioning its factual validity. The degrees and diplomas to be awarded would have no direct connection with what working astrologers did.
In effect astrology was not required to have a real effect in the world, and was worthy of study only because many people believed in it.
This subterfuge swept astrology's problems under the carpet and made it academically respectable. Nevertheless stable resources, a properly maintained astrology library, and the requirements of academia could only be for the good. Ironically all the Sophia Centre's students to date roughly a dozen each year have been astrologers, making good the supposed lack of connection with what working astrologers do. Similarly at least 6 of the 15 papers presented to the inaugural conference of the Sophia Centre in June entitled "Astrology and the Academy" proceed as if the scientific study of astrology, or its teaching, was still on the menu.
For example Dr Angela Voss looks at better ways of teaching astrology, Professor Jesus Navarro argues that future science might accommodate astrology, Dr Maarit Laurento sees astrology as a "new branch of science", Pat Harris actually tests some astrological claims statistically, Geoffrey Cornelius argues that academia has a duty to "educe verity" determine the truth of astrology's claims, and Jean Hinson Lall sees excitement ahead in the testing of claims "in the arena of established scholarship.
Here is a clear hint that the Sophia Centre might be seen by astrologers as implying wrongly that astrology-as-usual has achieved academic respectability.
The conference papers are reprinted in Campion N, Curry P and York M eds , Astrology and the Academy , Cinnabar Books, Bristol , which contains an excellent summary by Campion of the background to cultural astronomy. In effect the Sophia Centre would be closing, staying open only until presently enrolled MA students finished their courses in June The positions of administrator Alice Ekrek and lecturer Patrick Curry were terminated at the end of June , leaving only the director Nicholas Campion in charge.
But no hint of the closure appeared on the Sophia Centre website at Bath Spa until December , when it was removed by the university. A year later December no hint of the closure appears on the Sophia Project website. The official reason for the closure is that the Sophia Centre was not bringing in enough money.
However its MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology will no longer be taught on site but only by distance learning, mainly online supported by course packs, online seminars, and tutor contact by phone or email. There will be an optional residential period at Lampeter for a study school.
The first intake of students at Lampeter will be in January According to the Sophia Centre's new website www. Pre-Sophia predictions by academics In Charles Harvey's original announcement invited comments on the idea of a Chair of Astrology. Geoffrey Dean forwarded Harvey's invitation to 7 academics including 3 heads of departments, all well-informed about astrology, and returned their comments to Harvey. The comments then became an initial focus of discussion at a Sophia expenses-paid think-tank weekend on March attended by 22 invited delegates from UK astrology schools and organisations and 3 sympathetic academics.
The comments were also emailed to a further 12 astrologers and 25 academics. The end result was three pages of views from the think-tank and a further 12 views mostly from academics. What follows is a summary of all the above comments and views expressed up to the end of April It provides a starting point from which to assess the progress of astrology in academia generally.
As it turned out, the outcome was more or less as the academics predicted. Destination academia as at April Thanks to the inspired founders of the Astrological Association, and Correlation , a journal that allows academics to publish research on astrology to academic standards, British astrology in had the scholarly foundation needed to knock on academic doors.
Even so, the academics predicted that problems might arise once the doors are opened, simply because the world beyond could be difficult for astrologers in ways they might not have imagined.
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Thus the academic views presented to the think-tank made it clear that Sophia could expect hostility if it tried to enter the scientific arena as it would if it wanted to teach astrology because it would entail the teaching of ideas known to be invalid. But there are other arenas such as history and sociology where hostility might be absent. The think-tank of astrologers ignored the first point about teaching, ignored the science connection, dismissed science as irrelevant "science is not academia" , and agreed with the second point about history and sociology.
The academic views also suggested that the focus should not be on the content of a degree course but on what universities stand for, namely rigour. The think-tank largely ignored this also. Nevertheless a minority felt that "We need to acknowledge our weaknesses in terms of rigour. We need to become self critical. Also unanimous was the opposition to any central institute or registry that would oversee standards. The majority felt that BA and MA courses were desirable, provided astrologers had some control over content, but there was no agreement on the actual content.
Ironically the think-tank did not attempt to resolve by horary astrology the many questions up for discussion. Which seems akin to a meeting of bankers refusing to use money. What follows is a summary of the views expressed by various academics up to April on these various points in turn.