In this class, students will do a deep dive into the astrological foundations of elements and modalities, and how they drive our personality and life choices. By examining their own chart, students will learn preferences of taking In, processing, and sharing information. They will work with the MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Test) and learn the astrological correspondences and how this information can be applied to client work. Communication skills, keys to rapport-building, and locating successful avenues leading to client understanding will be the central topics explored.
Many astrological consultations involve identifying and solving problems. Understanding a client’s motivation and overall life themes is helpful to the success of this process, This course provides tools that students can use to explore interpretations of planets in signs, the difference between the natal promise, and how the individual can evolve over time with their chart.
Through discussions, reading, process journaling, and case studies, students will gain insights into self-understanding and client work. Students will learn how to coach clients on accepting their talents and challenges as well as achieve balance in their lives. Students will also gain insight into their own natal chart by exploring preferences, symbols, and the subconscious.
Ali Gully is the voice and visionary behind Ascent Astrology. She blends her background in therapy and passion for Hellenistic astrology into her work. With a BA in Political Science, a MSW from Tulane, and a MA in Organizational Psychology, Ali uses the person-in-environment approach when working with clients and organizations. She taught many classes in crisis management, self-care, ethics, as well as the basics and predictive methods of astrology.
Ali is a strong proponent in astrological pedagogy and apprenticeships; she has mentored under Maureen Leininger, Kelly Surtees, and April Elliot Kent. Ali is a member of several professional astrological organizations including the AFA, OPA, ISAR, AFAN, and NCGR. She is currently on the Steering Committee for AFAN specializing in Media Watch, Scholarship, and Membership. She is also on the editorial staff of Midheaven Magazine. Ali Gully lives with her husband, son, daughter and Scottish Terrier in Wisconsin.