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The Dynamics of Astrology

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                    A complete course in the ancient art of human understanding  ~  learning online with David Charles Rowan

         'I began privately teaching the Dynamics of Astrology in 1991 and now, with 21 years of experience behind me, the technology is available to share what I have learned with the world online.'

                               

The Dynamics of Astrology is a journey of learning whose goal is not only to teach astrology at the level of excellence and foster a profound self understanding within its students. It also encompasses a diverse range of fields related to astrology, exploring most of the world's religions and mythologies, schools of psychology and ancient history. The pathways of knowledge and wisdom that constellate the spectrum of modern thought, from affective neuroscience to complexity theory and psycho-social studies, are interwoven with psychology, ancient and medieval astrology, modern esoteric astrology, forecasting techniques and ideas unique to this course which are yet to be published. In addition to developing a life changing skill in this profound tool for personal insight, you will discover more diverse uses of astrology, such as how to forecast the weather and economic and political trends; when applied with wisdom, competence, a twinkle of humour and compassion Astrology can bring a profound insight into the human condition. The orientation of the Dynamics of Astrology is to teach, guide and support your emerging skills as an astrologer and to also nurture your innate spiritual and psychological development ...

In a nutshell, this is a course that will bring you to an understanding of mankind, our nature and place in history. This course explores you: how you think, how you experience life & what you can achieve ... your highest and greatest potentials.

                     

'this is Advanced Self Development'

                 

The dynamics of Astrology is presented in two modules:
a) introduction

b) professional training    

   

Introduction Syllabus:

  

  • What can a Birth chart reveal about you
  • Other uses of astrology, such as weather forecasting and relationship charts etc.
  • Symbolic Languages
  • Hieroglyphs and Tarot
  • Esoteric perspectives; the dynamics of human energy fields: The aura, astral body etc.
  • Astrology in history
  • The Astrology of the Birth of Christ
  • The Paradox of 'Fate .v. Free Will'
  • Introducing the Solar System
  • Moon Phases & how they happen
  • Introducing the Collective Unconscious
  • Introducing the concept of re-incarnation
  • A spiritual view of the process of birth and death
  • Cosmic rhythms of life: an Astrological perspective
  • Astrology and world prophesy
  • Karma: life lessons, debts and credits
  • The psychology of projection
  • Models of expectation
  • A simple model of human thinking
  • The components in an Astrological chart
  • The meanings of the Zodiac symbols
  • The meanings of the Planet symbols
  • A 'family tree' of Greek Mythology
  • The psychology of human development symbolised through the Astrological Houses

How to enrol

 

course fees 

general information

Introduction: general information

   

Q: How long does the course last for ?     ...   the course lasts for 18 weeks: one 2-hour class per week. However, it must be noted that, on occasion, the class length may vary depending on the amount of questions students may have and/or the depth to which some of the material may be explored; such flexibility affords  the space to explore deeper issues, even at this Introductory  level.

              

Q: when does the course begin ? 
  
                
          
             
Introducing the Dynamics of Astrology: your journey starts Monday the 11th of May 2015 at  8pm BST
 

   

please use the time-zone link given below to check which course would be suitable for you 
        
           
   
Time Zone check: please
click here

                              
If you would like to discuss the course and its timing, please write to:  Astrology@davidrowan.co.uk

  

  

Q: what can I do if I do not know my time of birth ?  ...  it is quite common for people to be uncertain of their birth time and astrologers have various methods of determining the time. Please click here to see how we can discover your time

  

  

Q: how much is the Introduction course ? ... there are two payment options:

1 -  payment in advance is 275.00 for the complete 18 week Introduction: an e-invoice is sent to you when you apply to register and your confirmation student number is sent to you once you have secured your placement with your payment.
         
2 - For those who wish to pay per-class, the non-discounted fee is 18 per class, and there is also a 18 course registration fee, which is paid in advance: an e-invoice is sent to you,  which you can pay either with pay pal or with a credit card, when you apply to register and your confirmation student number is sent to you once you have secured your placement with your registration payment.
                    
             
Please note: all prices are quoted in GBP Sterling. Paypal automatically converts currency for you when it the e-invoice is sent to you, however, if you wish to know what each of the payment option fees are in a specific currency other than GBP, please refer to any of the currency conversion sites online, such as this one -
currency conversion
  

           

 Q: how do I enroll ? ... you first need to apply to register. To do this you write to this email address: Astrology@davidrowan.co.uk letting me know your name, date of birth, time of birth, place of birth, and whether you would like to pay for the course in advance or pay per-class.

  

I then send you the following:

  • your personal astrological birth chart on a black background, for viewing on screen
  • your personal astrological birth chart on a white background for you to print
  • some initial information about astrology and the scope and depth of what a chart can tell you
  • and the invoice for the chosen payment plan  (full payment or registration fee)

   

  
when you have processed the invoice, I then send you:

  •  the first set of four sets of handouts for the course: this builds into a substantial document, Introducing the Dynamics of Astrology
  • 45 birth charts of famous people for you to build your chart portfolio

   
If you choose to pay per class, you receive an invoice every Monday before each class, which must be process before the next class commences on the following Wednesday

      

    

Q: what equipment will I need ? ... the only equipment you need for the course is a computer with either speakers or headphones. A web cam is required for the more advanced Professional Training course which you are eligible to take on completion of the Introduction to the Dynamics of Astrology. You do not need a web cam for the introduction course and you will not be on camera or seen; students on the In introduction to the Dynamics of Astrology communicate with one another and me via a chat box - I am the only person on video throughout the Introduction course.

  

Q: how do I attend each class ? ... before each class, you will be sent a link in an email inviting you to attend. In case this becomes lost  in your email system, a back uo link will be sent to you 15 minutes before the class is about to commence.

  

  

Q: what will the virtual class experience be like ? ... on the classroom screen, you will see a central video window of me. To guide you through the Introduction to the ancient craft of astrology I will explain each part of this subject clearly and entertainingly too - you will find at times your screen becomes mine when we look at a birth chart in the professional astrology software. At times, I will use an image from esoteric tradition to explain something, or the screen will become a white board when we explore the symbols of the signs and planets. To discover for yourself the classroom experience, please view the demonstration video

  

Q: what do students say about the course ? ... for a review of comments, thoughts and experiences of students, please click here

    

Q: will my own chart and personal life be discussed during the Introduction ? ... Yes, but only in the final stages of the course; the purpose of the Introduction module is to explore this topic in a general sense. You may find you can relate to certain parts in a personal way; such as when we explore the signs of the Zodiac, or the Houses, but the aim of the Introduction is to keep things informative, general and profoundly illuminating. To see Astrology in action we look at our own charts via the Houses and also a  brief overview of our Astrobiography. This can be a very real and profound experience for students, even at this light-level of Introduction into this ancient art.

                 

Q: is there a way I can find out what my own birth chart can tell me ? ... Yes. If you wish, you can arrange a personal reading with me. If you would like a full life reading, please click here to see what a life reading can tell you... and click here for an overview of Astrobiography: the reading of your life.

             

Q: is there any writing or homework involved ? ... No. All you need to do is attend each class and enjoy this fascinating journey exploring Astrology. You will receive a student pack of handouts, in pdf format, which will cover the introduction and a little more, including a recommended book list for those new to Astrology and those with some experience.

              

Q: is the course for those new to Astrology or do I need some experience in the subject ? ... the course is designed for those both new to astrology and those with some astrology experience. Astrology is very much like a musician  interpreting a musical score: we all perceive astrology in a unique way, and over the last twenty years I have found that my Rowan's eye view illuminates parts of astrology which those with experience have yet to see; meaning, even if you have looked at astrology for a while, there will be something new here for you. The course starts from the very first step of astrology; the meaning of symbols.

                     

Q: what happens if I miss a class ? ... each of the classes during the Introduction module will be videoed. All students are sent the recording link within ten minutes of the class completion. I have been teaching astrology for 21 years, and all my past students have had to remember the information or refer to their written notes. You, however, are able to review any class as many times as you wish ...
                    
If you miss a class, you can simply watch the recording ...

  

  

Q: when the Introduction module has finished, can I go on to learn about Astrology in more depth ? ... Yes. Please visit the Professional Training area below ...

             

Q: what if I have a question which is not discussed here ? ... if you would like to know any other details or have any questions, please feel free to write to me at Astrology@davidrowan.co.uk

   

  

   

Introduction Video - the Online Classroom experience:

  

To view a video introducing you to the virtual classroom, please click here

please note: if you find the sound distorted ...

hover your cursor over the video thumbnail of me while I am talking and it will highlight the sound controls ... turn the volume down it will reduce the distortion

  

   

student's thoughts and comments

   

    

Starlight Gathering - Annual Student Conference open to all Introduction and Professional students; for detials of the 2013 Starlight Gathering, please click here

        
The itinerary for the online professional course is very similar to the normal training, however, they do differ in one significant respect; because we are distant and unable to participate in some of the areas of study additional to the Dynamics of Astrology, such as past life regression, once a year there will be an annual residential teaching weekend in England. Uniquely, this weekend will also include a special astronomy and history tour of the Sacred Landscape of Avebury and Stonehenge which will include two special access visits inside Stonehenge at Sunset and again by Starlight. For details of the henge tour, please click here. the dates of the residential weekend will vary according to the Astrology of the moment and the lunation cycle. The fees for the residential weekend and Stonehenge tour are not included in the course fees and will vary from year to year, because of venue availability etc; they will be announced annually, as soon as sufficient numbers of students have indicated they would like to participate. There will be a maximum of 24 places.

   

        

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Professional Training

  

Students who have completed the Introduction to the Dynamics of Astrology are invited to continue learning this ancient art at a very in-depth and personal level.

It can be said, an Astrologer's task is to be able to accurately  'read'  the life of another person.
 
To do Astrology, an Astrologer has to have a foundation of knowledge in all areas of life, and a thorough understanding of how the different sides of our lives can vary from person to person. An Astrologer has to know what it would be like to step into any other person's experience ... and be able to recount that experience as if it were their own ... accurately ... like a giving commentary of being there. This is akin to being able to appreciate a child's classroom experience from around 144 different viewpoints, or 144 different ways of responding to stress, or 144 different perceptions of how to make relationships work. An underpinning knowledge of ancient history, the world's cultures and popular mythologies such as Greek Mythology and Egyptology add substance to the Astrologer's tool-box of knowledge and empathic potential.

Students will need to:

  • Be comfortable with there being no assigned homework ... only the further reading you choose to do for yourself.
  • Bring a sense of humour and an open mind to learning and self-discovery.
  • Be willing to further develop your tolerance, compassion, understanding and insight into your fellow man ... and yourself - by being open to honest self exploration in a group learning experience.
           

                         

The Astrobiography stage of the course will provide you with a profound understanding of the language of astrology, giving you an enriched insight into the complexities of the human condition. By the completion of the Astrobiography stage you will have a very thorough comprehension of the dynamics of astrological symbolism and a deep and highly skilled competence in the art of Astrological interpretation. The Astrobiography stage takes approximately 144 2.5-hour classes; further, optional stages are offered to you. The overall course length will be determined by the learning speed set by the delegates in the class and also by the frequency of classes; how many times we have a class each month (please see the 3 options in the fees section below).
                      
There is a planned and well-defined sequence to the delivery of the course which unfolds into a profound depth of knowledge and understanding. You will take the path of self-exploration in the same natural sequence you unfold as you grow in life.

You will learn more about your past ... and how it has shaped, and is still influencing your present. You will explore the range of possibilities in your future: the best you can achieve ... and the worst you can achieve ... and what you can do now to steer your life in one direction or the other. Astrology is a very good tool for helping you to clearly define what your realistic choices are.


This course will provide you with a map to your highest possibilities.

    

    

The fees for the professional online course are fixed in terms of the final amount paid, and you can choose from these 2 payment options:
   
     

                  
            
payment option a)
              
Annual payment: 792.00 per annum in advance (66 per month - 22 per class)
   
   

payment option b)
                   
Monthly payment: 72.00 per month,  paid on the 1st of each calender month (24.00 per class)               
         

   

The Astrobiography stage of the course will take approximately 144 2.5-hour classes. The overall course length will be determined by the learning speed set by the delegates in the class. There is a planned and well-defined sequence to the delivery of the course which unfolds into a profound depth of knowledge and understanding. You will take the path of self-exploration in the same natural sequence you unfold as you grow in life.
 
You will learn more about your past ... and how it has shaped, and is still influencing your present. You will explore the range of possibilities in your future: the best you can achieve ... and the worst you can achieve ... and what you can do now to steer your life in one direction or the other. Astrology is a very good tool for helping you to clearly define what your realistic choices are. 
    
               
This course will provide you with a map to your highest possibilities.
 
 
A definitive and detailed outline of what the course covers will now follow:
 
 
The sequence of Learning
 
 
Astrology is a very broad subject. The introduction will have taken you into what astrology can do and it's underlying philosophy; the professional training will take you into the deeper waters of understanding the human condition. 
  

   

   
Introduction: already completed (see above)

   
    
   
Stage One:
  
Astrobiography: the building blocks of astrology

  
   
Having completed the Introduction, we will then explore human nature through the lens of our own astrological birth chart.
 
Each planet we look at will be discussed thoroughly. We will look at each one in turn and explore its dynamics through our own experiences.
For example, if we are looking at the Moon and what it means in astrology, we will discuss the Moon in each sign of the Zodiac in it's natural order: beginning at Aries and ending at Pisces.
  
If anyone in the class has the Moon in the particular sign we are considering in their astrological chart we take time to talk about it. Typically, I will outline the astrological possibilities, describing their relationship with their mother, the atmosphere of the early home environment, heir emotional needs etc. The student is invited to comment and chat about which of the outlined potentials manifested and came to fruition and which ones remained dormant. Obviously, discussing our early lives and relationship with parents can be moving and emotional at times, as well as enlightening and illuminating. I include my own chart in the group discussions as well because I think it's important that you also understand the person teaching you.
  
During this stage of the course, every planet is thoroughly explored through every sign and house.
  
Along the way we stop occasionally and look at any related scenery.
  
When we are discussing Mercury, for example, we also explore how language can be used to encourage co-operation or the reverse !
  
At the 4th house we experience deep meditation.
  
Any art or music that has been created by us is shown to the class as an example of our talents when we explore Venus.
  
We experience Runes and the Tarot at the playful 5th House.
    
The 6th House gives us the opportunity to review, briefly, an A to Z Glossary of all complimentary medicines and therapies.
  
When we reach the territory between Jupiter, the planet of beliefs and philosophies and Saturn, the planet of time and history, we are well placed to explore most of the world's religions, mythologies and philosophies. We do this in the sequence that each one presented itself to the world, taking our minds on the amazing journey of a timeline of man's unfolding quest for the truth. We explore Greek Mythology, Egyptology, Islam, Principles behind Magik, ritual and seasonal Witchcraft, Buddhism, The history of Witchraft, The Renaissance, Plato, Aristotle, Nordic Gods and Goddesses, the Megaliths and Pyramids: from the burial rites of Neanderthal man over 100,000 years ago until the first graduation of astrologers in a British university in 2004. Believe me, this is some journey and it places all that we learn about astrology in a much clearer and broad context.
  
The deep and mysterious 8th house gives us the opportunity to explore the major models and systems of Psychology: Freud, Jung, NLP and the Mind Body healing principles of psychobiology, Psychosynthesis etc.

When we reach Uranus,  we take a little more time to explore alternative ideas and further develop our intuition. Please remember, although his course revolves around astrology this is also the David Charles Rowan School of Esoteric Studies. At this stage we explore Tarot in depth and numerology, which form a solid foundation towards understanding aspects in astrology a little later ...

Neptune gives us another chance to experience meditation and deep inner healing through hypnosis. Astral projection and the nature of dreams are explored and we have a discussion on Spirit Guides, elementals and other spiritual phenomenon.
  
The remaining houses and planets and chart points: Pluto, the north Node, Chiron, The Part of Fortune, Retrograde Planets and reincarnation and the 10th, 11th and 12th Houses are thoroughly explored.
  
Stage one, the deep exploration and understanding of the Planets, Signs and Houses it's reaches completion and the class have a chance to discover how deep their understanding now is. This is very important because, like a rite of passage, it brings home to everyone how much they have already absorbed of this fascinating subject.
  
We achieve this realization by inviting a stranger to the class to sit with us for the day and the group as a whole take the person through their chart, one step at a time. The group will have practiced this many times over in exploring their own and it's fun to be able to sit with a stranger and discover how much you can determine about them.
  
  

  
  
Stage Two:
   
Astrobiography: Aspects - exploring the complexity of the human condition.

  
  
Aspects: the relationships between the planets revealing the relationships between the different facets of your psyche. This is the section that brings Astrology into close personal focus. At this stage you come to realise the previous stages were just the preparation for understanding the complexity of your nature.
  
Traditionally Astrology looked at 5 different Aspects, or types of relationship. Modern astrology advocates using 15 types of Aspect. One ancient systems looks at 360 aspects, implying that each degree of the circle has it's own intrinsic quality. Here you will have an overview of that 360 degree system and explore in great depth 24 different types of aspect. The results can be profound:
  
  
You will discover such things about yourself as:
  
 Creative talents ... and creative energies you tend to suppress that can be bought to the surface
 Things you have mastered on every level of being: mentally, emotional, physically and spiritually that you have access to in this life.
 Things you have never done in any life before ... it's brand new for this time round.
 How you can tap into your potentials for creative genius, leadership, healing and success.
  
  
The specific things that Aspects can determine would make as long a list again that this course outline has produced already. You can take it Astrology is a remarkable window into the truth of who you are ... and who you can be.
  
  

  
  
Stage Three:
    
Astrobiography: the complete model

  
   
We now review all of our charts with all of the Aspects included.
 
Traditional Aspect patterns and a more general interpretation (Faculty of Astrological Studies standard Astrology).
  

  
   
 
Stage 4:
   
The Astrobiography Certificate

  
   
The First Exam: Natal Charting - The Birth Chart interpretation (purely voluntary).
  
This exam is for those student who wish to gain a certificate. The exam comprises of 2 sections:
  
1. Questions that are taken home and completed within 1 month.
2. an interpretation of the Birth chart of a 'stranger' (to the student). The interpretation can be done in one of 3 formats: Written, cassette taped, live reading in the presence of the 'client'. The accuracy of the data will be determined by the 'client' while the professionalism and presentation will be judged by the tutor.
   

  
    
      
Stage 5:
   
Chart Calculation:

  
  
Some students like to 'get their teeth' into Astrology by learning to calculate by hand and begin to develop a working knowledge of Astronomy. This stage has a voluntary exam and carries a certificate.
  
  

  
  
Stage 6:
   
Forecasting: 

  
  
In this section 6 of the main forecasting techniques are explored. Students are asked to select 3 important dates from their past and then the individual forecasting techniques are 'measured' against this. Which techniques and theories proved to be most accurate. This stage has a voluntary exam and carries a certificate.
  


   
  
Stage 7:
   
Relationships and Business.

  
  
Cross referring charts for determining the qualities invoked in personal relationships and business. This stage has a voluntary exam and carries a certificate.
  

  
   
  
Stage 8:
    
Weather Forecasting with Astrology:

    

  
Astrometeorology. Learn how to accurately predict the weather days, week, months even years in advance. Very handy indeed on this island. This stage has a voluntary exam and carries a certificate.
  
  


  
Stage 9:
   
The Roots of Astrology:

  
  
Ancient texts, the journey of Astrology's history and it's essential themes. Here we look in depth at the writings of Ptolemy, Lilley, Raphael, Leo, Rudhyar, Green, Schulman and Spiller. From traditional Astrology we'll learn such things as Horary Astrology, the ability to cast a chart at the moment a question is asked and to then answer that question. From more recent thinking we'll gain an insight into our past lives and the Soul's purpose.
  
This stage has a voluntary exam and carries a certificate.
  

  
   
  
Stage 10:
    
Freestyle discussion and learning

  
At the end of this section students have enough information, understanding and skill to be able to journey through the widening fields of Astrological research with confidence for themselves.
  
A very strong bond of friendship is often created through this journey of self- discovery and learning. Often, groups wish to continue journeying together in exploring this fascinating world of Astrology. The curriculum at this point is so flexible and variable that it is essentially, 'student's choice'. 

              

        

Starlight Gathering - Annual Student Conference open to all Introduction and Professional students.


The itinerary for the online professional course is very similar to the normal training, however, they do differ in one significant respect; because we are distant and unable to participate in some of the areas of study additional to the Dynamics of Astrology, such as past life regression, once a year there will be an annual residential teaching weekend in England. Uniquely, this weekend will also include a special astronomy and history tour of the Sacred Landscape of Avebury and Stonehenge which will include two special access visits inside Stonehenge at Sunset and again by Starlight. For details of the henge tour, please click here. the dates of the residential weekend will vary according to the Astrology of the moment and the lunation cycle. The fees for the residential weekend and Stonehenge tour are not included in the course fees and will vary from year to year, because of venue availability etc; they will be announced annually, as soon as sufficient numbers of students have indicated they would like to participate. There will be a maximum of 24 places.

       

                

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