Certificate Program and Professional Diploma in Astrology
Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills
Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology. You can sign up to audit any of these courses (you will not have homework!), or take them for-credit toward a certificate or the diploma.
To check the calendar for the starting dates for the 10-week terms, click here
10-week courses begin at the start of each term.
5-week courses (those ending with an "A" or "B") have different starting dates.
To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have
- Access to the student resource center
- Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
- Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
- Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
- Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
- Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
- Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete
- Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one-hour online session devoted to interpreting charts.
CS153A The Cycle of the Year: Traditional Predictive Astrology
Traditional astrology offers a particularly effective system of forecasting that combines techniques to help you prepare for the future and understand the past.
Instructor: Charlie Obert
5-WEEK COURSE begins May 2, 2020 (Early bird pricing through March 15 )
TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm Pacific
This system is known as the Cycle or Turning… Read More
CS205A Beginning Horary Astrology
Horary astrology is an almost magical method for answering questions, using only a chart cast for the time and place of the query.
Instructor: Nina Gryphon
STARTS: May 16, 2020
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time / 12:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
This five-week class teaches the fundamentals of this… Read More
E260 Mesoamerican Astrology
In Mesoamerican astrology, multiple units of time become signs. Learn how to work with this fascinating and unique tradition!
Instructor: Bruce Scofield, PhD
Independent Study - take any time
Students will have 6 months to complete this in-depth course.
There are four major, world-class astrological traditions: The Western astrological tradition that… Read More
E300 Astrological Heritage
Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
Instructor: Inga Thornell… Read More
E400 Astronomy for Astrologers
Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky.
Instructor: Bruce Scofield
Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions, and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants.… Read More
E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1 (Uranian astrology plus ...)
This course considers a range of astrological techniques and methods that share a common principle – symmetry. Uranian Astrology and the use of midpoints are obvious examples. But there are many other common techniques such as the distribution of elements and qualities, traditional rulerships and antiscia that also use symmetrical principles.… Read More
E513A Introduction to Uranian Astrology
Many astrologers have heard the term Uranian Astrology, but do you know how useful it can be?
Instructor: Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
No external texts are required
The Uranian system of astrology was developed by Alfred Witte (1878-1943) in the early part of the twentieth century. Witte postulated that the… Read More