CS161 Ancient Astrology for Modern Astrologers

Instructor: Adam Elenbaas
Diploma Elective

A number of modern astrologers wonder why there is a big push for ancient astrology. Our current methods work great. But many older methods have been lost because no one was interested in translating ancient astrological techniques. But this changed beginning in the late 1970s, particularly with the work of Robert Hand, Robert Zollar and Robert Schmidt and with today's translators like Benjamin Dykes. We now have enough information to start testing older methods and determining what is or is not useful. Once you get used to some new vocabulary, it turns out there is a wealth of new tools and approaches that we can readily use today.

Summer Term Intensive
Special Discounted Price!

In this ten-week course, students will learn a variety of advanced theoretical concepts from the Hellenistic era while simultaneously learning how to apply these concepts to birth chart readings in ways that are easy and fun and do not require one to abandon the many virtues of modern, psychological or archetypal astrology.

The course begins with an in-depth look at how we've lost touch with our astrological roots and why it's so important to keep traditional theory and philosophy alive and well in the modern era. We will also provide an overview of the course work ahead and outline the way in which each class will build us toward a better synthesis of ancient astrological theory with modern approaches.

Topics include:

  • Greek Philosophy and the Basic Astronomy of Hellenistic Astrology
  • Primary and Secondary Motion and the Secret Symbolism of the 12 Houses
  • Hellenistic Aspects and Planetary Sympathies and Antipathies
  • Bonification and Maltreatment Conditions in Hellenistic Astrology
  • Spirit vs. Fortune and Universal Significators
  • Topical Approaches to Natal Astrology
  • Time Lords and Transits
  • Practice Charts and the Integration of Modern Approaches with Ancient Theory

Putting it All Together: A Live Client Reading Experience

elenbaas adam Adam Elenbaas is a professional astrologer, author, and daily horoscope columnist from the DC/Maryland area. Adam holds an M.A. and MFA in English and Creative Writing. His first book, a Publisher's weekly top book of the year in the Religion genre, called Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest, was published by Tarcher/Penguin and Evolver in 2010. Adam is one of the founding writers and a contributing editor for RealitySandwich.com. In 2011, Adam and his wife, Ashley, opened  a donation-based wellness center, called Sky House Yoga, in Silver Spring, Maryland, and together they focus on the combined wisdom of Herbal Medicine, Astrology, and Yoga. To learn more about Adam's astrology practice, online courses, and daily horoscope column, visit www.nightlightastrology.com. To learn more about Sky House Yoga, visit www.skyhouseyoga.com.