FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General

For anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of astrological symbology and technique and their application in practice.

The Traditional Medical Horary Foundation Course and the Traditional Horary Craft Course have no pre-requisites besides a desire to learn and to practice.

All other courses require either the completion of the Traditional Medical Horary Foundation Course or the Traditional Horary Craft Course or equivalent knowledge in John Frawley’s lineage before enrollment. Check each course page for details.

Because of how John Frawley uses “receptions”, mainly. It is not compatible with other approaches and mixing approaches makes a mess of what should be really simple.

You have to choose one approach. My approach follows John Frawley’s so in order to study with me you need to learn it.

Astrology is a language. We need to speak the same language in order to communicate.

You may take the Astrology Fundamentals Exam. If you pass it you can enroll in the courses that have a pre-requisite.

I teach natal health/illness delineation and the assessment of temperament in the Applied Traditional Medical Astrology Course.

I also teach the Natal Event Investigative Astrology Couse where we study natal potentials and events via progression and solar and lunar returns.

NOTE: natal medical astrology is strictly preventive and general, there is no diagnosing using the natal chart. Medical Humoral Diagnosis is done using horary, not natal. 

Yes. That my favorite tool for most practical applications.

Yes. There is one lesson in the Applied Traditional Medical Astrology Course devoted to decumbiture.

Yes. You can pay for the courses in full or you can split it into three payments. Each payment is due in advance to each third of the course(s). You can make your payment selection when enrolling.

Paypal and credit cards are accepted.

For payment in full once you start a course you have 30 days to withdraw and receive a refund minus $50 non-refundable administrative fee. If you have had one lesson lesson in that period the refund is minus $100 non-refundable administrative fee. 

The same rule applies for payment plans. You may withdraw at any time after 30 days from the payment date and receive a refund minus $50 non-refundable administrative fee. If you have had one lesson in that period the refund is minus $100 non-refundable administrative fee. 

If you wish to return in the future know that your course is saved for one year from the date it was interrupted. You may return to the point where you left off within that year. After that the course records are deleted.

I offer private one-on-one Skype or Zoom sessions or consulting via email to coach you on any charts or technical points you may wish to discuss. Contact me if you have an interest in scheduling a private session or email correspondence. The cost is $90 per hour with a minimum of one hour.

Astrology

Astrology has a number of logical and strict rules but it is not a completely rigid system.

The heavens (or our spirit guides, if you prefer) speak the language each astrologer develops over time. The requisite is that we choose a set of techniques and stick with it for long enough so that there is consistency in the language between astrologer and the heavens/guides.

If we ascribe different meanings to words in the middle of a conversation with someone we cannot understand one another. It is the same with astrology. Consistency is key. So choose a path and follow it. And if you want to change path at some point you can; you will just need to re-establish the new “dialect” and stick with it again.

The ones that are based on common-sense I do. Above all I encourage my students to think for themselves, overcome any fear of making mistakes they may have, refine their ability to use common sense, and acknowledge and take advantage of the times we live in and our present technology.

In horary, generally speaking, the order of priority is:

  1. House rulership (80%)
  2. Natural rulership (15%)
  3. Planet-in-sign (4%)
  4. Signs (1%)

In natal it depends on the inquiry.

Because the tradition I am part of is alive and evolves through practice and verification, using books for reference and with caution.

In traditional astrology the outer planets fulfill a role similar to the fixed stars in terms of technique.

Several articles in this web demonstrate their meanings and appropriateness via examples of actual chart interpretations.

The astrology practiced and taught here is traditional astrology.

In traditional astrology the outer planets can function in the same fashion as fixed stars do while the signs of the zodiac are ruled by the seven inner planets only.

We study the outer planets theory in the “fixed stars and outer planets” lessons in the courses, and their practical application in the various charts throughout the courses.

Course Related

Yes. It could not be any other way. This is a teacher-apprentice relationship.

No. The lessons are all self-paced and done in writing within this web site in a  secure area for students only. And every two weeks we get to do a video conference where we can discuss things in real time.

STARTING JULY 2020. Every two weeks I am available trough an online Zoom (Skype) conference to discuss any subjects any of my students want to discuss live over video. The conference is one hour long.

This is an open opportunity to relate to one another on a more emotional/human level and to discuss topics both related or unrelated to the courses.

It depends on the lesson. For the theoretical lessons I provide at least one chart for demonstration purposes (there is no interpretation).

For the practical lessons a minimum of four charts per lesson is supplied. Plus you are required to bring charts of your own. You are allowed and encouraged to bring up to four charts per practice lesson. This is flexible; if you have less charts of your own in one lesson and more on another it will be fine. But this gives you a general idea.

It depends on the course. For all horary courses “The Horary Textbook” by John Frawley is required reading and reference and you will need to own a copy.

For medical courses “Classical Medical Astrology” by Oscar Hofman is required and you will need to own a copy.

Other recommended books are mentioned on each individual course page on this web site.

All the relevant theory is presented in a way that it is immediately used in practice. Each chart interpretation lesson provides a number of actual charts for practice. My approach is not scholarly or historical. You will learn what you can use in practice, including the fun stuff.

The focus of all courses is practice on multiple real-life chart interpretations. That is the only way we can learn and improve.

  • The Traditional Horary Craft Course is a full horary training course that will give the student the ability to answer questions related to any of the common subjects in life such as: money, health, relationships, children, career, travel, etc.

Yes. Depending on the course students have twelve months or six months to complete it. Details are found on each course page on this web site.

Six-month extensions can be purchased in cases when a course cannot be completed within the original time frame.

Yes. However, it depends on the student’s performance and proven ability to interpret charts accurately up to the standard of a beginning professional. The development of that ability will be assessed throughout the course.

It is possible to complete a course and not receive a certificate if the ability to interpret charts has not been developed up to standards. In that case further education may be discussed.

The techniques I teach can be learned entirely from John Frawley’s The Horary Textbook and Classical Medical Astrology by Oscar Hofman.

I refer to Christian Astrology, Saunder’s Physick, Culpeper’s Decumbiture and Culpeper’s Complete Herbal throughout the courses.

I teach the foundation of astrological-herbalism and the necessary techniques to allow the practitioner to select appropriate herbs for treatment using astrology. Symbology and Herbalism are two different areas of study. I never had the interest or time to learn herbalism well enough to practice it or teach it in depth.

However, I excel at symbolism and astrological interpretation so that is what I teach. You can learn herbalism or any other methods of treatment elsewhere and then use the symbology, herbal reference and interpretation technique you learn from me to guide the use of your healing tools.

Here you will receive the knowledge and tools to approach your learning correctly should you wish to become further educated in herbalism.

There is a caveat to herbalism (which applies to alternative medicine in general). Taking herbs without addressing the basics, that is: diet and lifestyle, can equate with driving with your handbrakes on. You keep moving but something remains not quite right. The herbs will alleviate symptoms but if you are eating the wrong diet and not exercising the body, heart and mind correctly herbs will not heal. This is ever more pronounced in in chronic conditions.

Furthermore, in order to determine the correct diet and lifestyle a proper humoral/elemental diagnosis must be performed. Such diagnosis can be performed via pulse diagnosis in Oriental medicine, or via horary humoral diagnosis, which is what I teach.

Without such diagnostic methods alternative medicine runs the risk of becoming merely a cleaner version of modern thinking and modern materialistic-chemical-intellectual medicine, that is: treat the symptoms and ignore the underlying elemental/humoral cause of symptoms.

Much can be done with diet and lifestyle alone and that is what I focus on. Horary will nail what works and what does not work in that respect. You just have to ask; and follow through. You can become healthier by addressing food and lifestyle alone. That’s not my idea. Hippocrates was into it himself, and Ayurveda even longer before Hippocrates or Avicenna.

This is so simple yet most people miss it. We have been brainwashed to depend on special medicine when we have the possibility, as Hippocrates put it, to let our food be our medicine and our medicine your food.

It may take up to seven days for me to review and reply back, depending on the complexity of the lesson. But it usually is much sooner.