Comprising 10 audio-visual classes spanning over 7 hours, in this online course I guide you step-by-step through a complete introduction to astrology in a clear, straight-forward manner. The course is structured in a logical way, with each class building on the knowledge learned in previous ones so that regardless of previous experience, you will have a good grasp of the basics by the end of the course.
By using numerous charts of famous people, all of which you will see on screen real-time, I give examples of astrology in action at every step of the way – so you will not only be learning the fundamentals of what each sign, house, planet, aspect, element and mode means, but also how to apply this knowledge in a practical way.
This will enable you to gain greater self-understanding and realise that you are so much more than just your Sun sign. Yes, you may be a Gemini, but what house is the Sun in and how does it connect with the other planets? Where is your Moon, Mercury, Venus? Take this course to learn how all facets of your birth chart influence your basic character, motivations, challenges, talents and even the kinds of events and people that show up in your life.
Example charts used include Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, John Lennon, Salvador Dali, Kurt Cobain, Sean Connery, Robbie Williams and Danica Patrick.
In this course, you will learn about:
* The philosophy behind astrology: what astrology is and how it can describe so accurately a person’s life
* How to identify the planets, signs, houses and aspects in a chart
* The four elements – Fire, Earth, Air and Water
* The three modes – Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable
* The nature of the Sun, Moon and all of the planets, and what they show about you
* The 12 signs of the zodiac
* The 12 houses of the chart
* The 5 major aspects – Conjunction, Sextile, Trine, Square and Opposition
* The Nodes of the Moon and their influence on your life direction
* The 12 letter alphabet – a handy way to simplify the wealth of information in a chart
Included in the course:
* 10 audio-visual classes comprising over 7 hours of lessons
* 6 PDF handouts summarising the most important information
* A bibliography of recommended books to deepen your astrological knowledge
Who the course is for:
* Total beginners – people who have absolutely no knowledge of astrology whatsoever
* Improvers – people who know something about astrology but wish to take their knowledge deeper
Class 1 - Philosophy and Overview (22:24)
a) An introduction to what the planets, signs, houses, aspects and elements mean in astrology.
b) A discussion of the philosophy of astrology - what astrology is and how it is that the position of the planets when you were born can so accurately describe your personality and what happens in your life.
Class 2 - The Chart (25:50)
a) A visual example and explanation of what all of the symbols, numbers, sectors and points of the astrology chart mean
b) An animated example of the motion of the planets through the houses and signs of the chart.
Class 3 - The Elements and Modes (45:07)
The importance and meaning of the four elements - Fire, Earth, Air and Water, and the three modes - Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable, using the example chart of Sean Connery.
Class 4 - The Planets (part one) (44:21)
The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars - Detailed descriptions of what aspects of our lives are symbolised by these 5 planets. Example chart comes from Sean Connery.
Class 5 - The Planets (part two) (42:41)
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - Detailed descriptions of what aspects of our lives are symbolised by these 5 planets. Example chart comes from Robbie Williams.
Class 6 - The Signs (part one) (43:52)
Detailed descriptions of the nature of the first six signs of the zodiac - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo, using examples from Princess Diana, Salvador Dali and others.
Class 7 - The Signs (part two) (53:55)
Detailed descriptions of the nature of the final six signs of the zodiac - Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, using examples from John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, Kurt Cobain and others.
Class 8 - The Houses (66:10)
Detailed descriptions of which areas of our lives are indicated by the 12 houses, with examples from Abraham Lincoln and Danica Patrick.
Class 9 - The Aspects (63:58)
Detailed description of the five major aspects in astrology (Conjunction, Sextile, Trine, Square and Opposition) and how they help to bring the chart together as an integrated whole, using examples from the charts of Princess Diana and Abraham Lincoln.
Class 10 - Nodes of the Moon and Twelve Letter Alphabet (25:01)
An introduction to how the Nodes of the Moon indicate our life direction, followed by a discussion of the Twelve Letter Alphabet of Astrology and how we can use this to simplify the complexity of the chart.
Total running time - 7h 13m
"I am so excited that I got to take the Intro to Astrology course with Mark Flaherty. It opened up the doors to a whole world of knowledge and insight about myself and others. I am particularly grateful to Mark for the amazingly well-planned and organized course that was always fascinatingly interesting and engaging. I am amazed that in such a short time, Mark was able to so clearly get so much information across to us about a field of knowledge that is so vast and complex. I imagine how much work must have gone into preparing the fun and informative lectures, and that tells me that I got an amazing bargain! Thank you Mark for this life-changing gift!"
- Raz Reinecke, Malibu CA
"This course is brilliant. Mark provides rich detail combined with a higher perspective. His expertise and passion in the subject is obvious. Highly recommended."
- Lisa Mclean
"This is a fantastic course! The instructor was thorough in his presentation of the material without making it seem overwhelming. The class was well structured and nicely paced. The written "cheat sheets" were a nice bonus! Overall, a very engaging and enjoyable experience. I feel as though I have a MUCH better understanding of astrology and look forward to taking more classes from Mr. Flaherty."
- Lisa Douthit
This was a great course to get a basic understanding of Astrology! There is a lot of information to absorb with Astrology and I like the way Mark has broken it all down and then tied it all together. Thank you Mark....though the information is vast and that can be daunting.....your breakdown has given a great foundation to work from!!
- Ragean Jones
"I found this course gave me a deep understanding of how the stars and their alignment relate so specifically to our own internal nature and what is evolving within us. Mark has a very soothing, clear, thorough, and digestible delivery. Just from this one course, I know can relate to astrological vocabulary and why these positions are important. His passion for this fascinating area of science is unmistakable. I think you will find the course extremely worthwhile to deepen your understanding of the cosmos. Thank you Mark!"
- Mira Bhakta
"Very informative, interesting. And accompanied with good examples to make it easier to understand!"
"Mark's introduction to astrology was a lot of fun. Mark shared information in a way that was easy to understand. I found his light-hearted, yet diligent, approach a perfect mix. This is a great class. Highly recommended."
- Jaime, London
"Thank you for an amazingly knowledgable journey filled with so much valuable insight. This is a "must take" course if you want to learn Astrology."
"Mark has a very soothing voice, I could listen to it for hours. Very important, because in taking this course one has to. It is obvious he is a passionate astrologer and teacher. Thank you Mark for the great course."
- Marcie Lakin
"I am learning about being a wellness coach and astrology is a part of the puzzle piece - this is good"
- Sheryl Thomas
Mark Flaherty is a consultant astrologer with clients in over 50 countries. He has studied with Dr Geoffrey Cornelius, former President of the Astrological Lodge of London, and Bob Mulligan of the Astrology Company, Florida. He is adept at translating the astrological symbols into simple English so that everybody can use this information to better understand themselves and live happier, more fulfilling lives.