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Astrology Diploma Course

Centre of Excellence


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Online, self-paced
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150 CPD hours / points
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Astrology explores the meaningful connection between mankind and the wider cosmos, the relationship between the movements of the planets and the inner world of human consciousness and motivation.

This fully certified course is designed for complete newcomers to astrology as well as those who wish to consolidate their previous knowledge and reading within a structured course.



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


This comprehensive course takes you through the history and development of Astrology and how it moved from a mainstream science to a superstition and is on its way back to mainstream science.

The building blocks of astrology. You see how it all fits together and how it works. Delve deep into the signs of the Zodiac. From Aries to Pisces, you learn the body, mind, and spirit of each sign. You will learn how the planets and signs are integrated and how the planets affect signs and how that impacts you. Discover how to read and compile birth charts, horoscopes and how to interpret these for other people.

Begin an adventure into the map of the chart- houses. Houses are the departments of life that the planets activate in particular ways. Numbering 1-12, they are the map of life that the planets play in-self will, money, communication, home, romance & creativity, job, health, duty, partnerships, spirituality, karma, fame, and more are all told by how the planets move through the houses.

Aspects: It is here that the intricacies of astrology begin to come forth and come alive. The aspects are what tie the horoscope together and make it an integrated portrait of your life.

Transits: This lesson begins your understanding of how to take the static chart, the basic you, and see how the planets help or hinder your growth and development through life.

How is the course assessed:

This online course is assessed by a written assignment at the end of the course which consists of a question paper and written answers. Upon completion of the course assessment you will receive 2 Astrology Diploma Certificates from the IAHT and the Centre of Excellence Online.

There is no time limit for completing the course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Help and support is always available from the training centre team through out your training.

Course Syllabus:

Module 1

  • A Short History of Astrology
  • Understanding the Chart Wheel
  • Glyphs

Module 2

  • Calculating a Horoscope
  • Gathering your information
  • Calculating a horoscope by hand
  • Online chart calculation
  • Commercial software

Module 3

  • Signs
  • Groupings
  • Polarity
  • Elements
  • Mode
  • Mutable
  • Example

Module 4

  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Sagittarius
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pisces

Module 5

  • Planets
  • Planetary strength
  • Retrograde Planets

Module 6

  • The Sun
  • The Moon

Module 7

Module 8

  • The Angles and the Houses
  • Quadrants and hemispheres
  • House systems
  • House cusps
  • Angles
  • House types
  • House ruler

Module 9

  • First house
  • Second house
  • Third house
  • Fourth house
  • Fifth house
  • Sixth house
  • Seventh house
  • Eighth house
  • Ninth house
  • Tenth house
  • Eleventh house
  • Twelfth house

Module 10

  • Aspects
  • Unaspected planets
  • Major Aspects
  • Conjunction
  • Opposition
  • Trine
  • Square
  • Sextile
  • Minor Aspects
  • Semi-sextile
  • Semi-square
  • Sesquiquadrate
  • Quinunx (inconjunct)
  • Less common minor aspects
  • Aspect Patterns
  • Stellium
  • T-Square
  • Grand Trine
  • Grand Cross
  • Kite
  • Yod (Finger of Fate)
  • Mystic Rectangle
  • Module 11
  • Synthesis
  • Forecasting
  • Methods
  • Transits
  • Moon phases
  • Return charts
  • Progressions
  • Primary directions
  • Other directions

Module 12

  • Transits
  • Transits through the houses
  • Transits to your Sun
  • Transits to your Moon
  • Transits to your Mercury, Venus and Mars
  • Transits to your Jupiter Transits to your Saturn
  • Transits to the outer planets
  • Mars transits
  • Jupiter transits
  • Saturn transits
  • Uranus transits
  • Neptune transits
  • Pluto transits
  • Planets transiting themselves
  • Inner planet transits

Module 13

  • Moon Phases

Module 14

  • Progressions
  • Progressed Moon
  • Progressed Sun
  • Progressed Mercury
  • Progressed Venus
  • Progressed Mars
  • Return charts
  • Solar return
  • Lunar return
  • Mercury return
  • Venus return
  • Mars return
  • The other planets

Module 15

  • Calculation 2
  • Natal chart calculation
  • Calculating house cusps
  • Calculating the Moon’s position
  • Calculating the other planets’ positions
  • Outer planets calculation
  • Worksheet to calculate sidereal time
  • Progressed chart calculation

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