Chart Study Group Advanced Astrology Class
Prerequisites: This is an advanced class–you must have a basic knowledge of the planets, signs, houses and aspects and an ability to interpret pieces of a chart. To really enjoy and benefit from this class, you should be working on ways to synthesize what you know into wholistic interpretations.
This series teaches a combination of analytical/detailed and big-picture techniques, then brings them all together into practical application in a round robin chart study group. This class is held in an emotionally warm, small-group atmosphere and as your teacher, I’ll be guiding you to give group readings to your fellow students in turns.
“Jamie’s comprehensive knowledge, ready wit and willingness to highlight the finest qualities in each chart and identify the appropriate cures for the challenges make her an exceptionally gifted and supportive teacher.” –Andrew D.
How to attend:
You attend via online teleclass and get all the information, materials and attention in a screensharing, videoconferencing webinar format.
The 2020 class series begins on Monday, January 6, 2020:
This series is scheduled to happen on Mondays at 5 PM Pacific Time / 6 PM Mountain Time / 7 PM Central Time / 8 PM Eastern Time. Meetings happen almost every week (see schedule below). If for any reason I need to change the schedule, all active students will be notified and the change will be posted here.
Practical, hands-on learning:
This is the most homework-heavy of all the classes I teach. You must prepare to give interpretations during class sessions. I’ll give you everything you need to do that. Please plan on attending all class sessions and doing the homework.
This is an online class, in webinar format (video, audio and screenshare). You will need a laptop computer of any kind, with a reasonably updated operating system and a fast internet connection (if you can stream video on your computer on youtube or netflix, your system is fast enough). You will also need two apps: Dropbox and Zoom, both of which are free for you. You’ll receive instructions for getting them in your registration email. And thirdly, you’ll need a video camera in your computer so we can see each other face-to- face.
This is a FRIENDLY learning environment:
If you are used to learning environments with judgmental teachers who crack the whip over your head, know this class is not like that. You will fling ideas at the wall to see if they stick. You will fail fast and often. You will experiment and mess up in a safe environment. Your classmates will too, because nobody and no interpretation is perfect–we are all works in progress. I promise you will not break your classmates. Bring your compassionate, curious heart and all will be well.
“As an intern with Pandora Astrology and a beginning astrology student, it’s incredibly special to have Jamie as a teacher and mentor. She is a powerhouse of information yet completely accessible, compassionate and understanding to the ‘new kid on the block.’ Because it can be so hard to gain this knowledge from professional and credible sources (other than books, of course), to have a chance to study with Jamie in person is an opportunity to not be missed!” –E. Bridgeman
Session 1: How to Analyze a Birth Chart
Monday, January 6, 2020, 5pm Pacific time
In this session you’ll receive a comprehensive format for breaking a chart down into interpretable pieces and for easily identifying the most important pieces to tell the native. You’ll learn to find and articulate the core themes in a chart, including how to spot multiple instances of an archetype and how to “weight” the information you’re gleaning from the chart. You’ll learn which character traits are going to be the most compelling to the individual, stuff they definitely need and want to know–whether they realize it or not.
Session 2: Theme-Hunting and Identifying Stand-Out Traits
Monday, January 13, 2020, 5pm Pacific time
You’ll learn how to organize your findings into the general life-areas every person wants to know about (career, relationships, identity, home life, destiny). You’ll learn to prepare a thorough analysis of each of these major life-areas so that you are ready to go deep into any area the native wants, or sketch out the main themes in several areas. You’ll be able to identify the piece of the chart where the problem is when the native asks for answers and solutions to things they’ve been struggling with. You will give satisfying answers to their questions.
On Monday, January 20 we take a break.
Session 3: How To Do A Good Reading. . . And How To Do A Great One
Monday, January 27, 2020, 5pm Pacific time
How on earth do astrologers prepare to read for someone they are just meeting for the first time in session? Hint: ‘the client IS the chart IS the session.’ In this class session you’ll learn to sort through all the information and craft a coherent 90-minute reading. You’ll also learn how to usefully talk with a client about their chart. This class gives you a basic perspective that is at once practical, spiritual and personal-growth oriented, setting you up to have rapport and compassion, while also inspiring the native to embody their greatest potential.
Sessions 4 through 9: Learning To Read A Chart By Doing It
Mondays, February 3 through March 16, 2020, 5pm Pacific time
In this series of class sessions, students will form an astrological ‘group-mind’ to interpret the chart of a single participant each meeting. You’ll walk through all the necessary techniques to perform a comprehensive and instantly useful astrological session. You’ll practice the techniques I’ve taught you and leave your client feeling seen, understood and inspired to be their finest self.
On Monday, February 17 we take a break.
Class size is limited to 6, so sign up now!