Nitty Gritty 2: Intermediate
Group Astrology Class

Class Schedule, Spring-Summer 2019: OPEN, Classes start SUNDAY, May 5, 2019

Registration for Spring-Summer 2018 classes is open.


 
TWELVE weekly, 2-hour WEBINARS to learn the nitty-gritty of how to read charts--astro*carto*graphy*, synastry (relationship reading) & prediction.
Conducted via Zoom
Class on SUNDAYS
12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

May 5, 12, 19
June 2, 9, 23
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4 and 11
 

Recommended 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. This was the required text for Nitty Gritty 1

On The Heavenly Spheres

Recommended class supplement.

 
 

Required Texts

The classes will use Temperament: Astrology's Forgotten Key by Dorian Giesler Greenbaum ($39.95) as key text, purchased independently by students or click on the link above to Amazon.

Also:Synastry: Understanding the Astrology of Relationships by Rod Suskin ($21.95--Kindle edition) as key text, purchased independently by students or click on the link above to Amazon.

Astrology and the Authentic Self: Traditional Astrology for the Modern Mind by Demetra George ($14.49) as key text, purchased independently by students or click on the link above to Amazon.

Samuel will supply all other materials for the course.

Temperament, Dorian Greenbaum, Forgotten Key

Required Text

SynastryRod

Required text

 
 
 
AstrologyAuthenticSelf

Required text

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 public, weekly office hour for questions or concerns on Tuesdays at 12-1 pm EDT. Practicums are classes specially designated for practice or to dive deeper into the material covered.

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

 
1Class 1
Astro*Carto*Graphy: Learn how geographical places, like cities, parts of the country, or even parts of your city resonate with a chart.
2Class 2 & 3
Chart synthesis. Chances are you’re not using essential dignities, accidental dignities & sect correctly. That’s even truer if you don’t know what those things mean.
3Class 4
A CLASS PRACTICUM to integrate last 3 classes and field questions with practice charts.
4Class 5
Temperament: Lost key for understanding one’s health & pathway to growth.
5Class 6 & 7
Synastry/Compatibility Techniques: Temperament analysis, composite, Davison, and 9th harmonics.
6Class 8
A CLASS PRACTICUM to integrate last 3 classes and field questions with practice charts.
7Class 9 & 10 & 11
Predictive Techniques: Profections, Solar and Lunar Returns; Saturn, and Jupiter returns; Progressions, solar arc directions & other timing techniques.
8Class 12
A CLASS PRACTICUM to integrate last 3 classes and field questions with practice charts.

Nitty Gritty 2 Class Enrollment

Enrollment for Spring-Summer 2019 Nitty Gritty 2: Intermediate Group Astrology Class, OPEN May 5, 2019.
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: $600

3 Monthly payments: $200 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."

Natalie (Atlanta, Georgia)


I met with you first in New York, and I had my first real astrology session. A friend recommended me to you, and I wasn’t sure about astrology, this session, or you. I’m glad I followed through with the session. Our meeting was more like a therapy session, an old-fashioned lemon squeeze, a punch to the gut, and a true dialogue. I still listen to the recording that you made that day. Since then, I have returned to work with you. Your guidance and insight have proved to be valuable reality checks on my love life, my career opportunities, and my health. You ground everything in truth, wisdom, spirituality, and concern. It’s been a joy to work with you and to continue working with you.

R. Elaine (Washington, D.C.)


In addition to a master astrologer, Mr. Reynolds is an educator, empath and quite possibly a psychic. During our phone session, he asked about an injury to my right hand and arm. Something I didn’t mention…something I don’t feel comfortable discussing. He explained how the hands and arms (among other body parts) are controlled by mercury. He knew that I spent time writing but needed to develop and share my writing to honor my mercury. Mr. Reynolds also informed me that I am experiencing my 3rd Jupiter return in Leo and that this is a period to be courageous, have confidence and move forward. He shared a very informative article he wrote about Jupiter returns and what they represent. I left our session feeling more knowledgeable and wanting to learn more.

T. O. (Brooklyn, New York)


It is worth your time and money to have a natal chart reading with Mr. Reynolds. He is funny, insightful and a great conversationalist, while you are learning about yourself its like talking to an old friend. There are things I could not place my finger on about my personality, where he referenced two movies that provided me with clarity and how I can live my life to my greatest potential. If you’re reading this, please just press the consultation once you see ‘Let’s Talk.'

Sally A. (Boston, Massachusetts)


I had an over-the-phone birth chart reading with Samuel, and it was my first time receiving a birth chart reading ever. I was pleasantly surprised by how accurately he was able to pinpoint my current life’s path by obtaining the most basic information about me (name, birth date, birthplace, etc.) He took his time to explain the terms of astrology (some I knew and some I didn’t), how a birth chart worked, and he especially took the time to truly explain what my birth chart revealed. I was able to clearly understand the details of my birth chart, and what it has meant for me and my life’s journey. I was able to get answers to questions to very specific situations I’ve been pondering about by simply listening to Samuel read my chart. I also appreciated how there wasn’t this cloudy or vague “blanket” over the reading. It felt very true and matter-of-fact, but that’s because IT IS your life he’s discussing with you so it should feel as such. He would kindly pause in between the entire session to make sure I was able to understand and to also ask if I had any questions. The session was recorded so that you’re able to receive a copy of it, which Samuel sent soon after our session finished. I have heard this exact recording a few times since, and it is still very spot on! It really surprises me how well he was able to pinpoint who I was/am and the pathways I’ve been trying to carve for myself throughout my life.

Brooke Y, mother and entrepreneur


The Zodiac Lounge has been a life affirming experience.  My new friend, Dawn Nedd, has been a great help to me, and thru me, to many other people as well.  She is a real person, a fact that shines through her smile…her being REAL, NO PRESERVATIVES!

–Willie W, retiree and local elder


The Zodiac Lounge is a most unique experience.  It allows you to explore multi-spiritual levels.  You have the option of astrologers, mediums, readers, or a massage therapist–all in one space.  If one is quiet and centered, it is easy to feel the powerful energy of all these healers move around the space.

Isabella C. (Brooklyn, New York)


Sam is amazing!! He has helped me gain a greater understanding of myself and my path in this life. Seeing him is powerful and cathartic. I met with him during a time when I was feeling uncertain about my choices and unworthy of my future. Looking back upon this time, I can see it as the beginning of a glorious transition. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for insight about themselves or guidance about their life. I look forward to seeing him and having our sessions recorded to preserve the wealth of wisdom he shares!”

L. Fields (St. Louis, Missouri)


A friend of mine had a reading with Sam and she was so impressed she gifted me with one. For two years she and I have been working on ourselves in every way imaginable.This is where Unlock Astrology and Sam come into the picture. After speaking with Sam I am working everyday to push myself beyond my comfort zone and step into my greatness. I plan to schedule a session with Sam every six months as financially possible just to make sure I’m on track and living the life of passion and purpose I believe I was created to live. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment to gain insight into yourself that will be otherwise difficult to secure.

Sally A. (Boston, Massachusetts)


I had an over-the-phone birth chart reading with Samuel, and it was my first time receiving a birth chart reading ever. I was pleasantly surprised by how accurately he was able to pinpoint my current life’s path by obtaining the most basic information about me (name, birth date, birthplace, etc.). He took his time to explain the terms of astrology (some I knew and some I didn’t), how a birth chart worked, and he especially took the time to truly explain what my birth chart revealed. I was able to clearly understand the details of my birth chart, and what it has meant for me and my life’s journey. I was able to get answers to questions to very specific situations I’ve been pondering about by simply listening to Samuel read my chart. I also appreciated how there wasn’t this cloudy or vague “blanket” over the reading.

Ariel (Baltimore, Maryland)


I have been getting astrological readings from Sam since 2007. He provides great analogies to make it easier to understand the transits and what it means for you. Go for the recorded sessions, because you can go back and listen to them at any time! Sam always checks-in with you to see how things are going. I like working with Sam and I know you will too!

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.

T. O. (Brooklyn, New York)


It is worth your time and money to have a natal chart reading with Mr. Reynolds. He is funny, insightful and a great conversationalist, while you are learning about yourself its like talking to an old friend. There are things I could not place my finger on about my personality, where he referenced two movies that provided me with clarity and how I can live my life to my greatest potential. If you’re reading this, please just press the consultation once you see ‘Let’s Talk.

R. Elaine (Washington, D.C.)


In addition to a master astrologer, Mr. Reynolds is an educator, empath and quite possibly a psychic. During our phone session, he asked about an injury to my right hand and arm. Something I didn’t mention…something I don’t feel comfortable discussing. He explained how the hands and arms (among other body parts) are controlled by mercury. I left our session feeling more knowledgeable and wanting to learn more.

Dinna Alexanyan (Miami, Florida)


His readings have sometimes caught us both off guard and yet have always been found to be accurate. He is thorough and detailed and answers all of your questions with explanations that make things easy to understand. I’ve always left feeling satisfied and inspired to continue with him. Regardless if you’re a novice or a veteran in the science of astrology, I’m confident you will feel the same.

N.T. (Harlem, New York)


Sam possesses a deft knowledge of astrology and the celestial arts, and shares his insights with honesty. My readings with Sam echo for me to this day. I regularly recall aspects of his message, marvelling at what has come to fruition. I come away feeling more aligned with the planet’s path for me and more equipped to make decisions.

Natalie (Atlanta, Georgia)


Our meeting was more like a therapy session, an old-fashioned lemon squeeze, a punch to the gut, and a true dialogue. I still listen to the recording that you made that day. Since then, I have returned to work with you. Your guidance and insight have proved to be valuable reality checks on my love life, my career opportunities, and my health. You ground everything in truth, wisdom, spirituality, and concern. It’s been a joy to work with you and to continue working with you.

Jouelzy #smartbrowngirl


Talking with Sam is a great experience that I would encourage everyone to participate in. Beyond the insight that he provides, Sam has a great gift of communicating to people on their individual level. I’ve done several readings that have been beyond helpful in guiding me towards making critical decisions.