I am very excited about the classes that will begin in September, and
I want to share with you some thoughts and feelings I have about these
classes. I also want to provide some background information that will
be helpful and give you some ideas of what to expect.
- First, let's review the schedule: we will meet online Tuesday,
and Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 9 PM eastern time zone. Of course,
you should adjust the time to your time zone.
In late August we
will schedule times for you to join a practice session to make sure
are properly connected to the classroom and can hear me clearly.
If you do not have a headset, I strongly recommend that you get one
begin because you will be able to hear me much better with the
headset than with the computer speakers. Getting connected to the online
is very simple and I will email you details in August. You will
see my computer screen and you will hear me speaking, so the classes
similar to a lecture. There is a place on the computer screen
for you to type in questions or comments. All of this is simple so
if you do
not consider yourself to be a sophisticated computer user, do
I assume that you are familiar with some of the meanings of the planets,
zodiac signs, and you know what the basic aspects (conjunction, opposition,
etc.) are. As I explain below, your knowledge of astrology may vary from
rather primitive to being one of the world's greatest astrologers. You
must, however, have some exposure to at least the rudimentary concepts
of astrology to take these classes.
Now, let's go over what our goals are and what we hope to
goal is simple: I want you to become proficient at
a professional level
to interpret charts and communicate what you see from
the astrological analysis to others in an accurate and helpful
If you wish
a professional astrologer, I will work with you to develop
a professional astrology practice. If you do not wish to practice
is perfectly OK too.
If you are already a professional astrologer, my goal is that
what you learn in these courses will help you be a better
- How do we
achieve this goal? I will train you in the system of astrology
that I use. We are going to focus on depth rather than breadth
In these classes we will recognize and acknowledge different points
of view, but we will focus on one system. We will not learn
a great breadth of ideas. We will focus on depth rather than
breadth. It would be nice if we could do everything, but most musicians
one instrument and only a few genres of music. Similarly, you
will master a system, you will become proficient, and you will
feel confident that
you can use the ideas. We will achieve this by using the ideas
and seeing if they really work. I do not wish that my students
accept my system
as gospel. I do not even hope that they think my system is
better than other systems. It is only necessary to have an interest
in learning a
very well-developed, clearly formulated, and sophisticated
astrological system and to work with it.
will be assigned to groups of about 4 students and you will
share your observations on how well the ideas work in your
chart and charts of friends and family with the others in your
group by email.
I will also be included in all of the groups. We will
learn together. You cannot learn to play a musical instrument
or play a sport by talking about it. You must pick up the golf
club and swing
it. It's better to swing the club and completely miss the ball
than to always just look at others playing the game.
is to use
the ideas that I share with you. We will be
honest and we will enjoy the adventure. Learning should be
fun. Yes, it takes a lot of time and effort, but this is
a journey of discovery.
I am not omniscient and no doubt every student has some special
experiences and wisdom that the rest of us can learn from.
So what is this sytem of astrology
that you will be learning? I developed the fundamentals of this system
between 1972 and 1980 interviewing and
consulting about 10 people per week over about 8 years, which totals
to thousands of astrological consultations. In most cases I spent
hours with each client and I spent many hours studying the chars beforehand
testing ideas ranging from Vedic astrology to many different modern
I read literally hundreds of astrology books. By "eating, sleeping,
and breathing" astrology through this time period a very sophisticated
system of astrological interpretation developed.
This system is very
different from most other systems but it builds upon the ideas
of many others. One of the essential ingredients
of the system is a reliance on harmonic patterns. Because many
of the concepts are different from those used in other astrological
systems, students with varying levels of knowledge in astrology
can take the classes. Since 1980 I have continued to see clients,
but also develop software, and conduct research.
To see an
example of how well these ideas work in real life, you may
wish to watch
the TV show at http://www.astrosoftware.com/TVShow.htm In this
TV show I tell the interviewer amazingly specific details that
prove to be true.
How do I
do this? Am I psychic? Am I special in some way that I can
do this? The answers to these questions
are "no". I simply apply the ideas that you will learn,
and the ideas work. What is amazing is this system of astrological
interpretation. You can become at using this astrological system
as I am, and perhaps even better.
not to miss many classes. Be in a quiet room where you are
undistracted for the 2 hours class.
There will be no required books for any of the courses; there
will be articles
and information provided online that you will read for homework.
There are no exams or tests. All students must have the Sirius
or later. This is important because the emphasis of the course
is practical. If you apply yourself to all 10 courses, you
will have professional proviciency
in this system of astrology by the time you complete the program.
To achieve this, we need to be on the same page. When we look
at a harmonic
chart and notice which harmonic aspect is specified on the
aspect line, we cannot spend time fiddling with the program
to figure out if it has
this feature and adjust orbs, etc. to what we want. We have
a mission and we need to be efficient in achieving the mission.
Consider yourself part of a team. I am the team leader and I will guide
you through to achieve the mission. I consider our mission a success
only if every student who sincerely wishes to succeed does succeed. We
will help each other and we will learn from each other. My understanding
of astrology always continues to improve. There is no end to the learning
process, so I will be learning too. I thank each and every one of your
for joining the team. This journey requires time and energy and a financial
cost that for some of you is a challenge as well. Our mission will be
successful if in the long run every one of us receives back even more
than we have given.
I am looking
forward to meeting all of you in class.
Love and Blessings,
Instructor & Curriculum Director
The Avalon School of Astrology
6212 NW 43rd Street, Suite
Gainesville, FL 32653
Tel #: 1-352-375-1250