Diploma Level 1

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The aim of the Diploma Level One modules is to extend and deepen your interpretation skills. You will be encouraged to develop an imaginative and sensitive approach to chart interpretation and to address the ethics of good practice.

You will be introduced to the most commonly used forecasting techniques, and learn to interpret a natal chart as it develops over time, incorporating transits, solar returns, secondary progressions and solar arc directions into an integrated natal chart interpretation. During your Level One studies you will be developing your reading and ideas about astrology’s place in the world as a system of thought, and its relationship to philosophy, psychology, literature, religion, science and the mystery traditions.

Modules

Module 4: Time I - Transits and Solar Returns

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Planetary cycles are at the heart of astrological forecasting - in this module you will learn how to interpret the planets in transit, as their dynamic motion brings to life the potential contained within the natal chart, and learn how to evaluate and synthesise the transits according to their relative importance. The forecasting technique of solar returns is also included here. Finally, you are encouraged to engage with astrology as a system of thought and explore its relationship to other systems, such as psychology, religion and science.

Module 5: Time II - Progressions and Directions

This module introduces two forecasting techniques based on the idea of movement according to symbolic time - secondary progressions and solar arc directions. Chart examples are used to illustrate the differences between progressions and directions, and between symbolic timing techniques and the 'real time' techniques of transits and solar returns.

Module 6: Intermediate Interpretation

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This is a practical module designed to build skills and confidence through practising the interpretation skills learned so far and then combining them with all the forecasting techniques to produce an integrated picture of the natal chart set within a particular forecasting period. In preparation for Diploma level II, consultancy skills will be introduced, within the context of a short 'live' chart reading, so that you can begin to take your astrology to the next level, deepening your interpretation and developing the skills of conducting a dialogue and creating rapport with a client.

Intermediate Interpretation Practice module (3 months tuition time)

After completing modules 4, 5 and 6 you may consider taking your Intermediate exam. If you would like additional practice before sitting the exam you can purchase the Intermediate Interpretation Practice module, which is a half-module (3 months of tuition time) allowing you to practice your interpretation and forecasting skills under the guidance of a tutor via distance-learning.

Course Fees

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Module 4 -  Time I - Transits and Solar Returns: £325
- Part-Module 4a - Transits: £247.50
- Part-Module 4b - Solar Returns: £82.50

Module 5 - Time II - Progressions and Directions: £325
- Part-Module 5a - Progressions: £247.50
- Part-Module 5b - Directions: £82.50

Module 6 - Intermediate Interpretation: £325

Intermediate Interpretation Practice Module: £165

Diploma Intermediate Interpretation Exam: £230

Student Registration Fee (one-off fee): £35

Credits and Examinations

Our courses are designed with one aim in mind - to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive astrological education. There is no pressure on you to take any of the examinations. Whether or not you intend to take the examinations with a view to becoming a professional astrologer, our nine modules in themselves provide a structured and comprehensive astrological education. You will gain credits towards the Faculty Diploma as you work through the modules and when you pass the three Interpretation Exams.

Module 4: 20 credits
Module 4a: Transits - 15 credits
Module 4b: Solar returns: 5 credits

Module 5: 20 credits
Module 5a: Secondary progressions - 15 credits
Module 5b: Solar Arc Directions: 5 credits

Module 6: 20 credits

Intermediate Interpretation Exam: 60 credits

Terms and Conditions for Courses and Exams

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