Solar Returns or Revolutions is a forecasting technique that’s based on a chart cast at the moment where the Sun returns to its natal position at any year of inquiry. This predictive method has been used for centuries and over this time, many interpretive techniques have evolved out of this system. 

Solar Returns is appealing because it neatly encapsulates a 12-month perspective into one chart, in relation to a natal chart. As it also draws from the same fundamental principles of natal chart analysis, Solar Returns is great way to extend and build on your existing skills in natal astrology.

In this 5-week short course, we will explore some fundamental principles behind Solar Return charts to help you build some skills to start working with them in your study and practice. Many of the core principles used in natal chart analysis are also used within the Solar Returns system, but some adjustments are required to reframe these principles within the context of a one-year time slice. Foundational skills in natal astrology are required.

Over the 5 week period, we will cover topics such as:

The historical evolution of the Solar Returns technique

Basic Solar Return interpretive chart principles,

Comparing natal chart signatures to the Solar Returns chart

Combining Annual Profections 

Analysing Solar Return charts over multiple years

Tracking the Solar Return chart over the current year

Formulating a judgement about the Solar Returns chart

The outcome is that students will be able to look at any Solar Returns chart and draw out some significant themes for the year based on the techniques delivered during this course.

Chart examples, reading resources and quizzes will be provided, and students will also be working on their own Solar Returns chart during the course.

Instructor: Cornelia Hansen

Using an astrological chart to determine an individual's psychological temperament has ancient origins. This course applies that knowledge to better understand children. This course is a new approach to looking at temperament using modern child development concepts. The analysis learned in this course can also be used for adult charts and is especially useful for work on compatibility or couple's counseling.

Applying astrological and modern child development concepts of temperament, this course provides students with a new approach to looking at
• How analyzing and interpreting a child's chart differs from an adult's,
• Identifying temperamental "types" and their characteristics,
• Identifying parenting strategies that can more effectively meet a child's individual needs
• The lifelong influences and effects of temperament on behavior
• How an astrologer can counsel parents in a way that promotes positive developmental progress.
• Possible uses of temperament information in making comparisons among both children and adults, plus applications for couple’s counseling

This course is designed to help the astrologer to understand where there is or is not a good fit between the child and his/her physical and social environment and what that entails. 

Course description: Mundane astrology expands from the individual to the globe. It is one of the oldest branches of astrology and is used to forecast for world affairs and events.

This course presents the basic principles and related concepts of mundane astrology. Dealing with global issues and the politics of nations does change the basic meanings of the chart. So there will be an emphasis on ensuring students understand the modified meanings of houses and planets coupled with delineation and synthesis of major planetary conjunctions and eclipses.

Practice charts will examine the effects of astrological configurations and forecasting for countries and political leaders. 

Course name: E540A Introduction to Mundane Astrology

Instructors:  Omari Martin  

Course length: 5-Weeks

Course cost: $295

Required Books: No required materials. 

Pre-requisite: Fundamentals or equivalent

Can be used as an elective for Diploma

Weekly topics:

1.     Introduction to Mundane Astrology and previous practice

2.    Students pick their nation, state, city, or province.

3.    Major Planetary Conjunctions

4.     Eclipses, Lunations, Ingresses

5.    Forecasting for Political/Religious Leaders

Instructor bio:

Martin, Omari

Omari Martin, MAFM, LPMAFA, NCGR-PAA I is a certified professional astrologer and a life member of the American Federation Astrologers (AFA), President of The Friends of Astrology, Inc., Treasurer of the Astrology News Service, and Chairman of the board for Kepler College. He has a Level I certification through the National Council of Geocosmic Research – Professional Astrologer’s Alliance. He is a life member of the Organization for Professional Astrology, a certified teacher with the Church of Light – Brotherhood of Light lessons, and a certified integrative NLP practitioner through the Association for Integrative Psychology.

His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting degree from Howard University and a Master of Accounting and Financial Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management specializing in Accounting at Capella University. He is the owner of SOULAR WISDOM™ a human personality and behavior consulting business that focuses on Natal and Electional Astrology and ASTROPRENEURSHIP® that provides consulting and coaching services to astrologers and other entrepreneurs for business development, profitability, and long-term strategic growth. He is an adjunct professor of accounting & finance at Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL.

Omari teaches the following courses:


Learn core techniques that help your clients evaluate what types of work environment allows them to thrive.

The best job is one that matches who we are with how we earn a living. When there is a mismatch, we experience anxiety, frustration, and burnout. After two years of pandemic-induced stress and change in the workplace, millions of people are re-evaluating what they want to do with themselves to earn money. As astrologers, we have tools that can assist our clients to assess how their interests, abilities, values, and personalities impact their daily work.

This class introduces vocational astrology through a hands-on set of techniques and exercises. Students will test different methodologies on their own charts and the charts of well-known personalities.

Week 1: Introduction to vocational counseling and creative visualization. This week explores the basics of career counseling from a cultural and astrological perspective. Students will combine creative visualizations with astrological symbols to gain insight into an individual’s personality (for example, graphic depictions of “I like/I dislike” and “I want/I don’t want”) 

Week 2: Personal happiness and social usefulness Part 1. The Personal Planets and the Angles: their expression, needs, challenges, and interactions.

Week 3: Personal happiness and social usefulness Part 2. The Astrological Houses: Traditionally, astrologers have used the 2nd, 6th, and 10th houses along with the Midheaven as indicators of career. But the other houses also have their roles.

Weeks 4 and 5: Putting it together. Students will explore the effectiveness of different astrological methods to interpret career potential.

Astrology can provide a great deal of insight into the basic dynamics of relationship, love and marriage. This course will cover techniques, psychological principles and issues plus ethical considerations.There will be weekly hands-on practice.

Course description:

YouTube for Astrologers 

Youtube has been a revolutionary force for astrologers today. It provides a platform to reach others with your unique astrological voice, demonstrate your expertise, attract clients from around the world, and serves as a tool for many astrologers to be financially independent and self-supporting.

Video astrology is a skill of its own. This class is ideal if you are considering offering videos as part of your astrological practice, if you new to YouTube, or you want the support, ideas, and inspiration to reignite your established channel.

This class does assume you have some basic astrological knowledge, but registration is not limited only to astrologers. Anyone who is open to astrological insights and wants to bring a more conscious approach to developing a YouTube channel and creating a wholistic, spiritually integrated business, within a supportive environment, is welcome.

It is only the last half of the first class which specifically discusses astrological aspects of your own natal chart, as part of understanding the best strategies for you. Most of this course is practical, supportive, and a wonderful way to take your business to the next, most rewarding level for you. 

An important part of this course is the mentorship offered by Nadiya. This is the only business course she teaches, only once a year, during which you will have access to her personal feedback and expertise, to help you as you uniquely might need, in her encouraging and positive style. 

Learn more about your course instructor:

French Vanity Fair named Nadiya Shah one of the top 12 astrologers on the planet, crowning her a pioneer in video astrology. She is an Internationally Syndicated Astrologer, Author, Television and Internet Personality, and is also one of the few people in the world to hold an M.A. in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Nadiya Shah is the author of several books, including The Body and The Cosmos, Prayers To The Sky, and The Universe is Wise & Loving, all of which debuted as #1 New Releases in New Age Astrology on Amazon. Her school Synchronicity University teaches astrology worldwide. At 161k+ subscribers, Nadiya’s wildly popular Youtube channel, nadiyashahdotcom is one of the most-watched Astrology channels in the world.

Find her online at  

Nadiya teaches the following course: 

PD103A YouTube for the Professional Astrologer

An overview of the syllabus: 

Week 1


Setting an intention for our group

Setting an intention for your own work

Some basics about your own chart, to understand the best approach for you

Some basics on choosing the astrology of an official launch date for you

Homework: Explore your own chart for insights into how to best approach your channel, and choose a launch date (or 2).

Week 2

Knowing who you are and creating a niche

Being open to vision, slogans, catchphrases

How to make a video, the practical matters learning skills and being yourself

Practical steps to setting up your channel

Homework: Gather your tools and make a video! We will review it together during next week’s class

Week 3

Let’s review our videos!

Loving feedback and support

Week 4

The ubiquitous, mysterious YouTube algorithm

How to get views, subscribers, likes, followers, and cultivate community

Discover which social media platforms you prefer, and how to use them

The very many ways in which to make money on or through YouTube

Homework: Defining your goals, the role that YouTube will play, and your best approach to achieving your aims.

Week 5

More on making money 

More on getting noticed and cultivating bigger opportunities

What are your next steps?

Last class Q and A

Homework: Creating a YouTube plan, or business plan. 

BONUS: All students who complete the course will have an opportunity to submit a unique video for consideration for Nadiya’s Youtube channel

The Greco-Roman gods are our foundation for understanding the Olympian gods and goddesses, the basis of our astrology. 

This five-week course will focus on individual gods, their attributes, spheres of influence, and their interactions with each other and with human beings to develop an understanding of the origins of the astrological keywords and meanings we rely on for interpretation.

This course explores the history and development of astrological practice within the nexus of culture and religion. Is astrology a religion as it was developed in Mesopotamia and integrated into ancient Indian faiths? Or is it a science as Ptolemy tried to explain in 150ce? 

We will examine the history of astrology paying particular attention to the relationship of culture, religion, and theory in astrological practice. We will explore the role of Belief in astrological meaning and expose the often unconscious religious underpinnings of modern astrological practice. A lot of religious dogma is brought into the consultation room without the conscious perception of the astrologer or client. 

This course seeks to make these assumptions conscious by stripping away the dogmatic religious ideology from our everyday practice of astrology. Afterwards, you may wish to add them back into your practice, but at least now they will be conscious decisions enabling you to be a more effective astrologer.

Weekly Topics:

1. The study of religion & the philosophy of science: the religion of astrology’s birth from Mesopotamia to Alexandria to Ujjain.

2. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, & Enlightenment: Religion & critiques of astrology

3. The Reincarnation Revolution: Theosophy vs. Church of Light

4. Spiritual Darwinism and Esoteric Astrology

5. 21st century Spiritual Astrologies & The New Age

Course Objectives: 


Will identify the workings of religious assumptions in their own practice.  

Will understand how culture, religion, and science combine into an astrological system.

Will understand various techniques that spiritualize the astrological chart

Will have an understanding of the changing concept of The Meaning of Life over time and culture.


This course is pass/no credit. To successfully complete this course (for example, you want to apply it toward the Certificate Diploma), students will be expected to: 

(1) Attend in person at least 3 of the 5 live meetings

(2) Respond to all 5 weeks of discussion forums and respond to at least one other person's post per week.

(3) Apply the concepts to your own practice. 

Kenneth earned his MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. He also attended the American College of Vedic Astrology, where he achieved a Level II certification, and is certified a Jyotish Kovid from the Council of Vedic Astrology. He received his BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder.

After years of having his newspaper horoscope read to him by his mom, Kenneth made the shocking discovery that all the planets were involved in astrological judgments. At age 13 he taught himself how to cast a chart by hand. This began a lifelong interest in astrology and astrological traditions. He remained an amateur western astrologer studying with various teachers until the mid-1990s, when he was exposed to Indian (Vedic) astrology, and after a few years decided to make a mid-life career switch to become a professional astrologer.

Kenneth is a former President of Kepler College and has served on various astrological organization boards through the years: CVA, ISAR, NCGR, and SDAS. He loves astrology and is eager to serve the Jyotir Vidya (Goddess/Knowledge of Astrology).

In addition to Indian astrology, Kenneth has studied Modern western astrology with Helena Elizabeth Ruhnau, Hellenistic astrology with Demetra George and Robert Schmidt, Medieval astrology with Robert Zoller, and Renaissance astrology with Lee Lehman. He is one of the few professional astrologers with a working knowledge of all of these traditions.

Instructor: Charles Obert

The traditional astrology tool of dignity and debility, with the system of five essential dignities, can be a powerful and nuanced way to add detail to chart interpretation. It has been pretty much lost in modern astrology. Even in traditional sources much of the system has been lost,  and the goal of this class is to reclaim more of the power and subtlety of this tool.

This class will explore the full traditional system of essential dignity and debility, and how it can be a powerful tool in modern chart interpretation.

Course description: Many who work with transits, progressions, directions, or other methods of moving the chart in time find it difficult to synthesize all the different factors or choose the right tool to answer a specific question. This course provides practice in chart interpretation and synthesis to understand unfolding
chart themes and life events and identify future significant times in a native’s life.

Students will use techniques such as transits, progressions, directions, returns, eclipses, moon phases, relocation, lifetime declinations, sign changes, and other techniques learned in W110 and W111. For their final, students will provide a cold-reading for a volunteer client.

  • Students will practice
    • Responding to the most common client questions and issues, including
    • Relationship status
    • Career situation
    • Financial concerns
    • Health issues
    • Family concerns
  • Electing the date and time for an important event

Course name: W113A Practicum: Applied forecasting in the client session  

Instructors: Anne Ortelee

Course length: 5 weeks

Course cost: $295

Required Books:

No text or outside materials are required in 113

Optional reference texts:

J Lee Lehman, PhD Classical Solar Returns 

Carole Beckham, Cycles of Opportunity 

Andre Barbault, Planetary Cycles

Alexander Ruperti, Cycles of Becoming

Pre-requisite W110 or proof of equivalent training

W112A or W113A Required for the Professional Diploma

Weekly topics:

1.    Consult preparation

2.    Week 2 Cold Readings & Mini Consultations

3.    Using the right tool for the job

4.    Your Live ... Consultations

5.    Consultation Review

Instructor bio:

Anne Ortelee is a certified astrologer by ISAR-CAP, AMAFA, NCGR-PAA Level 3 and OPA. She started to study astrology in 1994 and in 2001 became a full-time astrologer. Since May 1995, she’s volunteered for NYC’s NCGR Chapter and other astrology organizations. Anne is currently the Treasurer for OPA and IAEA and on the Board of the CG Jung Foundation. Since December 1998, Anne’s lectured at astrology conferences including UAC 2012 and 2018. She writes a regular column, twitters daily aspects to over 70,000 people and offers three weekly podcasts about astrology.