Beginning astrology was a talk delivered to a number of Gnostic priests who were assumed to have a fairly well developed knowledge of the esoteric. However, this talk was focused I'm giving it a bit of history, both ancient as well as modern with recent advances in our understandings of classical astrology from translations done in the last 25 years or so from the Latin and Greek. The class is aimed at giving a good idea of the breadth of different topics in astrological studies as well as their influence on the western esoteric tradition. This is a good introduction to astrology whose only experience has been sun sign astrology in newspapers or magazines.
Shortly after this talk was given I became gravely ill and the AJC church was kind enough to put I notice in about might go fund me Account and efforts to raise money for my illness. You are welcome to go to that page to see the story of my illness, and, if you find this talk useful, you can still give a donation.
Please look up my weekly astrological forecasts based largely on medieval astrology, good for all signs, focusing largely on a positive and negative times throughout the week based on the motion of the moon.
For those interested, the following websites are especially useful for more traditional medieval and Renaissance astrology:
http://astroharp.com/ excellent blog posts from Christopher Lafond, a fellow student of Robert Zoller and a professional Harp player as well as an astrologer.
http://www.renaissanceastrology.com/ the website of the excellent astrologer, astrological magician, and lawyer, Christopher Warnock. You will find several fascinating articles as well as the opportunity to buy astrological talismans to help with your situation.
http://leelehman.com/joomla15/ the website of Lee Lehman, in my mind, one of the top astrologers in the world, especially for classical astrology. She literally teaches around the world, and has accessible online correspondence courses.
http://www.horary.com/ for both books on traditional astrology and online courses.
http://arhatmedia.com/ the website for Robert hand, who achieved his PhD by studying the use of astrology in the Italian civil wars. One of the most respected astrologers in the world and well worth buying or reading his material. You can also find lectures by him online on YouTube, as is the case with several of the other listings here.
http://www.astrologers.com- perhaps the oldest astrological organization in the United States, the American Federation of astrologers. The resource for testing your knowledge, Certification, as well as keeping valuable books in print
http://www.geocosmic.org/ the National Council for Geocosmic research: a large organization with major chapters in most cities, the offered excellent annual convention and their sister organization offers a study program with certification at various levels.
http://www.isarastrology.com/ the international Society for astrological research it is truly international, with groups all over the world, as well as a professional test for certification. Their annual convention typically has most of the top astrologers in the world attending.
http://www.afan.org/ the Association for astrological networking helps astrologers with information as well as assistance for legal problems arising from the practice of astrology.
http://www.astrologicalassociation.com/ the astrological Association of Great Britain is a venerable organization that puts on
Conventions and maintains a leading edge journal in astrological practice and research
http://youngastrologers.org/ the association for young astrologers focuses on outreach to the younger astrological community for education and networking.