AFA SuperStar Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction/An Overall Look
The three basic components of a chart; planet and sign symbols; the zodiac, and how the planets move through it; the Ascendant or rising sign; how a planet influences a house through a sign; planetary rulership; introduction to keywords; the elements and qualities of the signs; introduction to the Progammed Learning Device.

Lesson 2: The Planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars
The planets as the active elements in a chart; how to understand the planets as facets of yourself; planetary meanings; the keyword book.

Lesson 3: The Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

Lesson 4: Planets in the Zodiac
A closer look at the elements and qualities of the 12 signs of the zodiac; the elements: fire, earth, air, water; the qualities: cardinal, fixed, and mutable; the polarities; the quadrants and hemispheres.

Lesson 5: A Closer Look at the Signs
The 12 signs, Aries through Pisces; how the elements and qualities give the signs their basic meanings; planetary rulership of signs.

Lesson 6: Planets in Signs
How to delineate a planet in a sign; choosing and using the appropriate keywords; exaltation; dignities; decanates; chart patterns.

Lesson 7: Erecting the Horoscope, Part I
The ephemeris and how to use it; finding the 24-hour motion of a planet; retrograde motion; time zones and how to find Greenwich time; the modern direct method of horoscope erection; calculating the planetary placements; how to use a calculator for all astrological calculations; declinations; placing the planets in the chart.

Lesson 8: The Aspects and Finding Them
Aspects, what they are and what they do; the four major aspects; how divisions of the circle produce aspects; the other aspects; aspect orbs; how elements and qualities help to identify aspects; the basis for the aspects' meanings; aspect keywords; a more detailed discussion of each of the 10 aspects.

Lesson 9: Erecting the Horoscope, Part II and Part III
A review of the mechanics of the solar system; understanding the houses; the difference between sidereal and solar time; the ephemeris key that unlocks the door to the houses; calculating the house cusps.

Lesson 10: The Houses and Their Meanings, Houses One Through Six
Different house systems; the Ascendant and Midhaven; the natural chart; classification of houses: angular, succedent, and cadent; the first six houses in detail along with their meanings and keywords.

Lesson 11: The Houses and Their Meanings, Houses Seven Through Twelve
Detailed meanings and keywords for these houses; house rulership; grouping of houses and how the groups are formed; movement of the planets in a chart; counting the houses; how the houses fit into the overall scheme of delineation; more on your keyword book.

Lesson 12: Introduction to Chart Delineation
How to put all the bits and pieces into a coherent interpretation; how to use house rulerships as the framework for delineation; the value of astrology as a psychological tool; the delineation outline: your ticket to a superior reading.

Lesson 13: Delineating Your First Chart
The right way to delineate, using the outline as a guide; how to string keywords together into a meaningful statement; each step of the analysis is given, then followed by the reasoning behind that partictar interpretation.

Lesson 14: Chart Erection
If you ever plan to take an AFA accreditation exam you won't be allowed to use any printed forms with instructions. The procedure has to come out of your head, so this lesson focuses on a simple method that you can easily remember.

Lesson 15: More Chart Delineation
Use of the overview to cover additional material; delineating the chart step-by-step.

Lesson 16: Special Planetary Configurations; the Plan Sheet
More complex formations created by several planets: stellium, T-square, grand trine, etc.; an alternate house-sequence procedure that gives a better delineation; your master guide to successful delineation in order to get the most out of the information hidden in the chart; using the Plan Sheet to help prevent contradictions in delineation.

Lesson 17: Another Natal Chart Delineation
A particularly interesting chart for a young lady, Emily, that beautifully illustrates the psychological value of astrology; lesson includes a sample write-up in a completely finished form so you can see one way how the delineation notes are "packaged" for the individual.

Lesson 18: The Planets in Motion, Introduction to Progressions
The many but simple calculations needed to work with the moving planets; the ACD, the date for which you can erect a progressed chart without the usual calculations; finding the progressed Midheaven and Ascendant; declinations.

Lesson 19: More About Progressions, Introducing the Transits
The progressed aspects: how they are found and timed for the moving planets; how a special calculation page makes the seemigly impossible job of timing a progressed aspect almost as easy as writing your own name; how the Transit Sheet makes order out of a logistical chaos; how to make the progressed Plan Sheet from all the information gathered. Now youll calculate the progressions for the natal chart you erected in the last lesson.

Lesson 20: Delineating the Progressed Chart
We begin with the overview, an easy way to see the very significant changes from natal to progressed. The next step is to examine changes in planetary positions and the major progressed aspects. Finally, the effect of the transits in the natal progressed chart are examined. Delineation is done month-by-month in chronological order, and you will delineate the progressions for a chart you worked on earlier.

Lessons 21 and 22: Erect and Delineate a Chart All the Way Through
This chart is for a man (a Hollywood cameraman), beginning with the birth information and going all the way through to progressed chart delineation; then you do the same with given birth information.

Final Examination
You delineate your own (or someone elses) chart, both natal and progressed (using the chart you previously erected, and which has been corrected by your teacher). In order to earn your diploma, you must submit this to your teacher, and earn a passing grade.