Synastry 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 highly distilled set of approaches to chart comparison.The class provides you with formats and approaches that enable you to make concentrated notes, then brings it 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 2021 autumn class series begins on Monday, October 4, 2021:
This 9-session series runs from October 4, 2021 to January 31, 2022, with a built-in break on November 1st. Classes 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 a “chart study group,” 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
Sessions 1 – 3: Finding connections between charts, analyzing their synastry
Monday, October 4, 2021, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, October 18, 2021, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, November 1, 2021, 5pm Pacific time
In these first 3 sessions you’ll receive a crash course in synastry, including how to use Venus, Mars, Juno, Ceres, Saturn, Vesta and the Sun, Moon and Ascendant in chart comparison. You will get a template for drawing the connections between charts and we will build keyword lists you will use, so you will always approach synastry with useful things to say. We’ll discuss dynamics that occur in functional and dysfunctional relationships and families and apply that knowledge to charts.
Sessions 4 – 9: Learning synastry by doing it
Monday, November 15, 2021, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, November 29, 2021, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, December 13, 2021, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, January 3, 2022, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, January 17, 2022, 5pm Pacific time
Monday, January 31, 2022, 5pm Pacific time
In this final 6 class sessions, students will form an astrological ‘group-mind’ to do a synastry reading for one student each meeting. You’ll come to class prepared with all the notes necessary to perform a comprehensive and instantly useful astrological session. You’ll use the templates I’ve given you and help your client / fellow student significantly improve their relationship.
Class size is limited to 6, so sign up now!