Humans have always looked to the
heavens, to the stars, for inspiration and guidance. Astrology began
early in human history as people linked the apparent movements of the
planets against the stellar background to events around them on the
planet Earth and to the actions of the countries and people around
them. Astrology can be a useful tool in choosing your career or your
partners in love or business, and it can be fun to try to predict the
outcome of elections, the weather or obstacles and adverse conditions
for fishing trips or vacations, all of which and more can be done
with astrology. In addition, knowing astrological terminology and
lore will will help you in later study here at WSTS.
This course is designed to introduce
basic concepts and terminology - such as the elements, planetary
energies, connectedness and correspondences - which have their
roots in astrology. It is important for students to
understand these terms and concepts as a foundation for later work in
a variety of domains. Students will be exposed to and gain
knowledge of the astronomical foundations of astrology, the five
interlocking systems of astrology (signs, planets, houses, aspects
and progressions/transits), and the underlying concepts of the
elements, planetary influences, and the language of astrology.
Students will begin to apply this knowledge to the connections
between physical astronomical/astrological space and the calendar
(Wiccan as well as mundane); Students will also begin to apply
astrological terminology to the people and events around them.
will be no text for this course. Material relevant to the week's
topic will be posted for the students to read, mark, learn and
inwardly digest. There will be PowerPoint-style slide shows available
for some lessons. There will be a recommended reading list for
further study; however, the material in the course should be
sufficient to understand the lessons and meet the course objectives.
Hi, I'm Emerald CaerHart. I began studying astrology at age 12, about the same time I discovered Wicca and bought my first Tarot deck. My Father was an amateur astronomer and we had many passionate arguments about the scientific validity and practical value of astrology, which were finally settled after I began teaching my first college course on astrology and getting paid for it. My natal chart readings have helped a lot of people over the years, and many students have learned a great deal from my workshops and classes about astrology. Now it is my privilege to pass my passion for astrology on the the students of WSTS and to learn more by doing so.
Emerald CaerHart 01/22/2015