Nitty Gritty 1: Beginners
Group Astrology Class

Class Schedule, Winter 2018: OPEN

Registration for Winter 2018-19 classes is OPEN, starting November 10, 2018.
Spring 2019 classes will be announced in March 2019 on here, by social media and email

TWELVE weekly, 1.5-hour WEBINARS to learn the nitty-gritty of reading astrology charts well.
Conducted via Zoom
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
Classes start, SATURDAY, November 10, 2018, run until January 26, 2019

Required Materials

The classes will use On The Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology by Helena Avelar and Luis Ribeiro ($39.95) as the primary text, purchased independently by students or I will be selling it at the retail price.

The book will help round out the education of the student, but is not essential for the course. Samuel will also supply additional materials for the course.

You can purchase the book here:

On The Heavenly Spheres

Recommended class supplement.


Class Syllabus

An assignment will be given after each class and students will e-mail their completed work about three days prior to the next class (Sunday night or Monday morning, at the latest). I will also email a recording of each class to all enrolled students. Since every registrant will get a recording of the class, whether in attendance or not, there are no make-up classes or monetary compensation for missed classes.

A separate online forum and syllabus page will be used for this class as well. A public, weekly office hour for questions or concerns on Tuesdays at 12-1 pm EDT.

Here's a list of the weekly classes, with a brief description. Names of classes subject to change.

1Class 1
Philosophies and Histories of Astrology
2Class 2 & 3
Plain Truth About the Planets—Introducing all TEN planets, the keyholders for unlocking the heavens, and ways to think about the newer planets & sign rulers, like Chiron, Black Moon Lilith, etc.
3Class 4
Deeper Truths about the Planets—Understand how the signs, the doorways to the cosmos, work with the planetary keyholders.
4Class 5
A CLASS PRACTICUM--Creative exercises, chart examples, and discussion on integrating an understanding of planets and signs.
5Class 6 & 7
Wheelin' and Dealin', Part 1—Understand how the relationships (or aspects) between planets crack open the code of a chart.
6Class 8
Wheelin' and Dealin', Part 2 —Understand how the planets, their relationships, and important positions in the sky of heaven (in what are called houses) can reveal what happens on Earth.
7Class 9
Toward a Method ––Crystalizing a clear method with laid-out steps for how to read each house of a chart effectively.
8Class 10
A CLASS PRACTICUM -- Looking at various charts to test your chart-reading chops.
9Class 11
"Speed" Reading a chart —Using only 20% of somebody’s chart, i.e., the rising, moon and Sun sign, learn how to extract 80% of what you need to know about that chart.
10Class 12
LIVE readings by students of each other's charts or willing volunteers.

Nitty Gritty 1 Class Enrollment

Enrollment for Winter 2018 Nitty Gritty 1: Beginners Group Astrology Class, OPEN ON November 10, 2018.
You can also contact Samuel directly about private one-on-one classes, by exploring the private classes page.

You can either pay for the series of classes up front, or you can pay over a period of 3 months.

Single Full Payment: $525

3 Monthly payments: $175 per month

Anonymous Student feedback

The pdf slides and class recordings were huge! I would go back and play them over and consult throughout the week. Also, the office hours were very helpful and much appreciated. I also liked any chance we had to live read a chart together.

Natalie P (Brooklyn, NY)

"You are an effective and fun teacher -though I knew this. I really enjoyed working with you."

Anastasiya R. (Vancouver, Canada)

I have taken many private astrology classes with Samuel and I can say that his readings are always insightful and straight to the point. Samuel truly cares about his clients and you can tell that he loves what he does. If you want someone that is honest, knowledgeable, organized, and accurate, Samuel is the astrologer to go to. He is one of the best, if not the best, astrologer out there.