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Astronomy for Astrologers

Practical email course about the astronomical basis of astrology

This course is meant for Western and Vedic Astrologers

ASTROLOGY: THE SCIENCE THAT STUDIES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

Astrology is the science that studies the relationship between what happens in the sky and what happens on Earth. Today’s astrologers seem to be more occupied with their computer screen than with what really happens in the heavens.

Many astrologers do not look to the sky, do not understand what retrograde planets are all about, are unfamiliar with the background of the Moonnodes and so on.

It is the duty of an astrologer to know something about the basics of astronomy. After all, what is happening in the sky is the basis of astrology. If you do not understand what is happening there, you do not really know what you are talking about when you look at a chart.

RESULT OF THE COURSE

The result of this course will be that you will thoroughly understand the the relationship between astronomical reality and the information which is found in an astrological chart.

In 9 lessons you will receive answers to questions like::

The course contains links to sites that give additional information and on which you can download free software.

You will learn to work with a freeware planetarium. This program gives a clear picture on what you see at the sky at a certain moment.  

Lessons end with assignments that you can email to the supervisor (Roeland de Looff). Much attention will be paid to the situation of the sky at the moment of your birth. This gives the course a personal touch. You will find out the relationship between your chart and what actually happened at the sky when you were born.     

REQUIREMENTS

Fee: One term of $ 180. The course will be sent to you by email as a Word attachment.

ORDER THIS COURSE NOW

The ordering process consists of two easy steps:

First step: birth and address information

Please write an email to roeland@dirah.org

In that email mention:

1. Your name.

2. Your full address:
> Street, house number,
> Town of residence, postal or zip code,
> State in which you live, country in which you live.

After your application is received you will receive an email confirming that.

Please wait till you receive my message that your application is received and accepted

Second step: payment

After you receive the message that your application is received and approved you can go to the payment page (click here for the payment page) and you can choose between different payment methods. The confirmation email will be made manually. So please allow some time for it to be sent.

The course material will be sent as a Word file when the payment is completed. 

Questions? send email: roeland@dirah.org

registration form Course Applied Vedic Astrology or Jyotish

Questions? send email to to roeland@dirah.org

BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE COURSE

1. INTRODUCTION: AIM AND METHODS OF THIS COURSE

2. LOCATING STARS AND PLANETS IN THE SKY

2.1 LOCATING AN OBJECT FROM THE HORIZON
2.2 THE SKY DOME AND THE HORIZON
2.3 UNDERSTANDING THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USED AT STAR MAPS
2.4 THE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USED BY ASTROLOGERS
2.5 THE SKY AT THE MOMENT OF YOUR BIRTH: ASSIGNMENT

3. MEASURING TIME

3.1 REAL SOLAR TIME AND THE TIME ZONES
3.2 TIME MEASURED ON THE BASIS OF THE STARS
3.3 ASSIGNMENT: WORKING WITH DIFFERENT WAYS TO MEASURE TIME

4. THE SIDEREAL ZODIAC

3.1 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TROPICAL AND SIDEREAL ZODIAC
4.2 THE START OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
4.3 ASSIGNMENT: SEE THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE TWO ZODIACS WITH THE SITUATION AT THE SKY.

5. THE MOON NODES, ECLIPSES AND RETROGRADE PLANETS

5.1 UNDERSTANDING THE MOON NODES
5.2 UNDERSTANDING ECLIPSES
5.3 WHY PLANETS MOVE RETROGRADE SOMETIMES
5.4 ASSIGNMENT: WORKING WITH THE MOON NODES AND RETROGRADE PLANETS

6. THE MOON: ITS ORBIT AND PHASES

6.1 THE ORBIT OF THE MOON
6.2 PARALLAX: THE MOON AS SEEN FROM THE LOCATION OF THE OBSERVER
6.3. THE TWO LUNAR MONTHS: SIDEREAL AND SYNODICAL
6.4 THE BACKGROUND OF THE PHASES OF THE MOON
6.5 UNDERSTANDING THE TIDES
6.6 ASSIGNMENT: UNDERSTANDING THE MOON AND THE MOONPHASES 

7. THE PHASES OF THE PLANETS

7.1 UNDERSTANDING THE PHASES OF MERCURY AND VENUS
7.2 THE PHASES OF THE OUTER PLANETS
7.3 ASSIGNMENT: WORKING WITH THE PHASES OF PLANETS

8. EXERCISES WITH PRACTICAL ASTRONOMY

8.1 BUILD YOUR OWN SOLAR TEMPLE
8.2 DETERMINING WHERE YOU ARE ON THE BASIS OF THE STARS
8.3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO REPRESENT THE NIGHTSKY
8.4 STARTING WITH WATCHING THE NIGHTSKY
8.5 FURTHER STUDIES: MORE FREE SOFTWARE TIPS

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