Private & Public Classes


Private Classes

If you already know exactly what you would like to learn. Or you want to learn astrology more on your own time and schedule, then PRIVATE classes are the way to go!

I’m available for private classes and lessons, usually in 1 hour allotments. I cater these one-on-one classes, in person, by skype/google hangout, or phone, to your learning needs and goals. The classes are $50/hr. Please book them here.

Public Classes

FALL 2017 CLASSES

The Nitty Gritty of Astrology:

Courses 1, 2 & 3
with Samuel F. Reynolds

These courses are designed to provide nitty-gritty, tried and true essentials that bring a chart to life with symbolic richness and clarity. No dead keywords or rote memorization. This is an astrology that goes beneath the surface and fosters living and imaginative principles and practices for analyzing charts.

Course 1 (Beginner)

Course 2 (Intermediate)

Course 3 (Advanced)

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COURSE 1 (Beginner’s course)

TWELVE weekly, 2-hour WEBINARS to learn the nitty-gritty of reading astrology charts well.

Classes start, SATURDAY,  October 7, 2017, run until December 23, 2017

Conducted via Zoom
SATURDAYS, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EDT/EST (NEW DAY AND TIME)

 

Syllabus

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.

Astrology classes, books

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.

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. 

 

Names of classes subject to change

 

Class ONE:
What is astrology and what can it (really) do for people who use it?

Classes TWO and THREE :
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.

Class FOUR:
Deeper Truths about the Planets—Understand how the signs, the doorways to the cosmos, work with the planetary keyholders.

Class FIVE:
A CLASS PRACTICUM–Creative exercises, chart examples, and discussion on integrating an understanding of planets and signs.

Classes SIX AND SEVEN:
Wheelin’ and Dealin’, Part 1
—Understand how the relationships (or aspects) between planets crack open the code of a chart.

Class EIGHT:
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.

Class NINE:
Toward a Method — Crystalizing a clear method with laid-out steps for how to read each house of a chart effectively.

Class TEN:
A CLASS PRACTICUM — Looking at various charts to test your chart-reading chops.

Class ELEVEN:
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.

CLASS TWELVE:
LIVE readings by students of each other’s charts or willing volunteers.

 

Two possible payment arrangements:

Total cost for the course is $175/month for 3 months

 




$525 for full course upfront






COURSE 2 (Intermediate course)

TWELVE weekly, 2-hour WEBINARS to learn the nitty-gritty of synastry (relationship reading) & prediction.

To Be Rescheduled

Conducted via Zoom

Syllabus

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.

Astrology classes, books

The book will help round out the education of the student. Samuel will also supply additional materials for the course.

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 from 1-2 p (EDT). 

Practicums are classes specially designated for practice or to dive deeper into the material covered.

Class ONE
Aspects & Harmonics: Make a chart come alive with new ways to understand aspects like squares, oppositions, sextiles, trines, or the 9th harmonic.

Classes TWO AND THREE
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.

Class FOUR
A CLASS PRACTICUM to integrate last 3 classes and field questions with practice charts.

Class FIVE
Temperament: Lost key for understanding one’s health & pathway to growth.

Classes SIX AND SEVEN
Synastry/Compatibility techniques: Temperament analysis, composite, Davison, and 9th harmonics.

Class EIGHT
A CLASS PRACTICUM to integrate last 3 classes and field questions with practice charts.

Classes NINE, TEN, AND ELEVEN
Predictive techniques: Profections, Solar and Lunar Returns; Saturn, and Jupiter returns; Progressions, solar arc directions & other timing techniques.

Class TWELVE
A practicum class to integrate last 3 classes and field questions with practice charts.

Two possible payment arrangements:

Total cost for the course is $200/month for 3 months




$600 for full course upfront





COURSE 3 (Advanced course)

TWELVE weekly, 2-hour WEBINARS to learn the nitty-gritty on how to use astrology to answer burning questions, to use techniques of AstroCartoGraphy to map out how and what places work for a chart, and to know best times to elect to begin or end an endeavor.

Practicums are classes specially designated for practice or to dive deeper into the material covered.

To Be Rescheduled

Conducted via Zoom

Class ONE
AstroCartoGraphy: Learn how to use astrology to project the best places to live for your various needs.

Class TWO
Practicum Class with example AstroCartoGraphy charts & projections, including your own volunteered charts.

Class  THREE
Horary Module #1: What is horary? History of Horary. Questions asked and not to be asked. Key terms used in horary.

Class FOUR
Horary Module #2: Review of houses as topics of questions, planetary rulerships, void of course moons, what are the considerations before judgment and how to use them.

Class FIVE
Horary Module #3:  Mutual receptions, applying and separating aspects, timing and key points of crisis and development in a question.

Class SIX
Horary Module #4: Explorations of questions & topics for Houses 1-6.

Class SEVEN
Practicum for Horary questions 1-6

Class EIGHT
Horary Module #5: Explorations of questions & topics for Houses 7-12

Class NINE
Practicum for Horary questions & topics for Houses 7-12

Class TEN
Introduction into Electional Astrology

Class ELEVEN
Electing conceptions, marriages, mass mailings, launches, and other various events.

Class TWELVE
Practicum class on horary or election of student’s choice

Two possible payment arrangements:

Total cost for the course is $250/month for 3 months 




 

$750 for full course upfront




Finding and Understanding Lilith in Your Chart

Taught by Paul Kelley

Lilith, Paul Kelley, astrologer, Black Moon Lilith, Black moon

Sunday, October 1, 2017 via Zoom

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EDT)

Astrologers write books on interpreting just one planet, so what do you do when there are four or more things in a chart with the same name?! In this class, I’ll provide you with some background on the Lilith objects and points most commonly used by astrologers – the asteroid, Dark Moon, and Black Moon. I’ll show you exactly how to find them in your chart and present basic guidelines for interpreting this challenging archetype in each of these manifestations. Illustrated with a diverse selection of chart examples from well-known figures in modern culture as well as personal experience.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL is $60 for the class if registered before September 22, 2017
Regular price will be $75 for the class after September 22, 2017

 




 

 

In my twenties, I purchased two astrology books, had a reading done, and mail-ordered a chart interpretation from ACS in San Diego. But it wasn’t until March 2007 that I began actually studying the subject. Less than a year later, I was teaching my first astrology class. I knew little more than some of the students, but we had fun.

On election night 2008, a mutual friend connected me to Rick Levine on Facebook, and through one of his posts the following spring, I learned about the Midwest Astrology Conference. I went, I struggled, I made friends, and I showed as many people as I could the little text I had just finished writing for my students. That fall I attended a post-conference workshop at Donna Van Toen’s State of the Art astrology conference, and continued going to both of these conferences until financial responsibilities shifted my focus elsewhere for a while. At one of the SOTAs, I was told about a new NCGR chapter forming in the Philadelphia area, which is where I live.  I took a deep breath and dove in.

In 2014, they elected me Vice President while I was busy working at my regular job, but I’ve been a very active board member (still VP) since the group reconstituted under new leadership in September 2015. In February 2017, I was grateful to realize that I was at last attending an astrology conference – the NCGR event in Baltimore – with a group of astrologer friends from my home region. I envision creating a web site for my educational materials and to offer specific services in the near future.

 




A Revolutionary Program:

The Cosmic Practicum

Starting  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 via Zoom

6:00-7:00 pm EDT

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Already know some astrology, but want to get much, much better at it?

Enjoy co-learning with others about astrology and reading charts in your pajamas or comfort of your own home?

Always in social media forums to learn more astrology, but not confident about how to pull it all together in analysis?

Taken classes recently and want to stay sharp by looking at charts?

Then this is THE thing for you!

It’s very good to learn astrology with classes, books, videos and online articles. Even forums can be good. That is if you can be sure everyone knows what he or she is talking about. Or if they even respond to your posts or replies.

But if you want to really learn astrology and get good at it, you’ll have to look at charts. Lots and lots of charts! (I usually tell my students that they should be in the habit of looking at 10 charts a week, at least.)

This Cosmic Practicum is a way to have a supportive place to discuss 3-5 charts weekly for FIVE 60-minute sessions, starting again on August 29. The classes are hosted via Zoom video and conducted by internationally respected and lauded teacher, Samuel F. Reynolds. The classes can be as inexpensive as $20/class. $30 cheaper than a 1 hour private class with 30 more minutes!

Structure of the Cosmic Practicum

  • Discussion on Chart Of The Day (Chart for the actual day and time of the practicum). This helps put your day & maybe the week in perspective for you.
  • 10-15 minute general discussion on a topic of astrological interest, like houses, squares, “minor” aspects, etc.
  • 3-5 astrological charts that are either volunteered by participants in advance, by Sam Reynolds or with one live volunteer with a chart.
  • Everyone’s voice and perspective are welcomed!
  • Only up to 10 people in a practicum, and everyone will have a chance to weigh in, if not by video, voice or chat message. No lurkers!
  • All attendees will receive a recording of the practicum for which they’ve paid.
  • CP5 registrants (below) will be given resources to prep for each practicum in advance

Different Themes each Practicum

August 29 — Exploring the 6th and 12th houses: We’ll explore various charts to better develop and explore different meanings of the 6th and 12th houses.

September 5 — Into the Outers: Refine your understanding of the Outer planets (Uranus, Neptune or Pluto) with charts, whether you use them as sign rulers or not.

September 12 — The Nodes Know: Share insights on the Lunar nodes and the bendings with real charts and feedback

September 19 — Moving House: Play with several different house systems to see how each chart changes and what resonates for you.

September 26 — Exploring the Feminine In A Chart: Explore charts with the growing number of goddess asteroids and points used in astrology, including Venus, Moon, Pallas Athena, Vesta, Juno, Ceres and Black Moon Lilith.

 

TWO ways to register and attend:

PAY AS YOU GO:

You pay $25 for each Cosmic Practicum as you go. You likely pay for each class, at least, ONE FULL DAY before each Practicum is scheduled. That way you can receive any materials before the class, including the ZOOM link or number to use.

 




CP 5:

Pay for all 5 Cosmic Practicum upfront at $100 and save $25. You will receive all materials and login information in advance. *BEST VALUE*

 



5 sessions starting August 29, 2017 at 6:00-7:00 pm via Zoom video (available on all mobile devices & operating systems)