The Diploma Course takes your astrological studies further. Whether you wish to carry on studying astrology for personal development purposes, or you wish to train as a professional astrologer, the course aims to help you achieve these goals. If you wish to take the Diploma exams, you must complete all the Diploma Course modules. (See the Examinations Page).
There are approximately between 9 and 10 lessons and exercises per module. Modules 4 and 5 must be taken with tutor support. You can choose to continue having tutor support with Modules 6, 7 and 8, or you can choose to have the essential course material only for Module 6, and with less tutor support for Modules 7 (Part One) and 8 (see these modules below).
All fees listed here are for sending the course material in pdf format only. The fees (including pdf, hard copy, and paying in instalments are on the Enrol Page (PayPal section) or use the Contact Page. Please note that fees with tutor support are being increased from 1 October 2019. If you wish to finish the Diploma Course buying essential course material only and with less tutor support, please contact astrologycollege.com (firstname.lastname@example.org). This option is only available to students who have completed Modules 4 and 5.
If you choose the option of choosing Modules 6, 7 and 8 with less tutor support, you can always ask the Course Development Director for help if you are finding parts of the course material difficult.
There are five modules:
This module covers some popular birth chart interpretation techniques such as chart shapes, planetary strength, the Moon’s nodes, and the Moon’s phases. It covers one of the major methods of forecasting – transits; and helps you to grasp the concept of planetary cycles in forecasting. Fee pdf £285.
Module 5 – Forecasting and Life Cycles
The aim of this module is to help you make use of two other forms of forecasting in common use (secondary progressions and solar arc directions). It also covers using transits, secondary progressions and solar arc directions in relation to age. It introduces you to reflecting on your work with clients. Fee pdf £300.
Module 6 – Synastry, The Study of Relationships
Here, you are given the various major techniques used to study personal and professional relationships. It covers comparing one person’s chart with another to see how their astrological energies combine; and it covers forecasting in a relationship. The concept of ‘Turning the Chart’ is introduced which gives clues as to who is who in one person’s chart, such as children, parents and in-laws; or employers, employees or business partners. Fee pdf £300.
You can buy Module 6 without tutor support and without the course manual (exercises). The articles (lessons) included are Introduction to Synastry; Synastry – How to Interpret; Synastry Cookbook; Case Study; Forecasting in Synastry; and an Introduction to Relationship Problems. Fee £80.
Module 7 – Astronomy and History; Social and Mundane Astrology
This module is divided into two sections which can be bought separately or together, but note that Module 7, Part Two, is not ready yet.
The astronomy section covers the cycles of the Sun and Moon (including eclipse cycles in some depth); house systems in common use; and the two Zodiacs used by astrologers following the western and eastern traditions. The history section includes calendars and finding the correct date in the past. It covers the history of astrology from the Stone Age to the present. Fee pdf £119.
You can buy the essential course material only without tutor support and without the course manual (exercises). There is a history project which requires tutor support and which you need to undertake if you wish to pass the Diploma exams. This is not about passing or failing, although your tutor can ask you to improve on your work. The essential articles (lessons) include House Systems; Solar and Lunar Cycles; Precession of the Equinoxes; Spaceship Earth; Calendars (i.e. history of the Julian Calendar, Old Style, the Gregorian Calendar, New Style, and different New Year dates in the past). The article on Solar and Lunar Cycles includes a summary on interpreting Solar and Lunar Eclipses and Out of Bounds Planets. You are asked to obtain two books for the History Project. Fee including History Project £100 (but not including the history of astrology books).
“I moved from the UK to live in New Zealand. I have continued with my astrology studies over here and I have been delighted that the course material always includes a southern hemisphere perspective.” Jill, New Zealand.
Module 7, Part Two – Social and Mundane Astrology
This will cover the charts of countries, which have birth charts as do people. It will include the ingresses into the Cardinal signs and the cross quarter days in mundane astrology. It will also cover outer planetary cycles from the Neptune-Pluto cycle to the Jupiter-Saturn cycle, and how these may affect global trends and events; and an introduction to the outer planets and the generations. Part Two is still being written. Please contact the college if you would like further information. There will be a mundane astrology project which will become part of the Diploma exams when this part of Module 7 has been finished.
Module 8 – Advanced Interpretation Techniques and Working as an Astrologer
Advanced Interpretation Techniques: This covers Chiron and the Asteroids; solar and lunar returns (the charts for the birthday and the monthly lunar birthday); midpoints and harmonics – interpretation techniques which can help you gain further insight into temperament and behaviour; and using the consultation chart (the chart for the time a client visits an astrologer). Working as an Astrologer: This covers becoming a professional astrologer and includes the Code of Ethics and the practical side of running a business. Fee pdf £305.
If you choose to take the option of having essential articles (lessons) only, largely without tutor support and without the course manual (exercises), you are still required to undertake two ‘live client’ sessions with tutor support as part of taking the Diploma exams. These ‘live’ consultations are not about passing or failing, but to help you gain experience and to find out what support and supervision are like. The articles (lessons) included are Solar, Lunar and Planetary Returns; Introduction to Midpoints; Calculating Midpoints; Harmonic Charts; The Consultation Chart; and Becoming a Professional Astrologer. The latter includes astrologycollege.com’s Code of Ethics. The fee includes support and supervision on the two ‘live’ consultations. Fee pdf £105.
You are advised to take a short course in counselling or listening skills with another institution as it is not possible to teach these skills using distance learning methods.
“My experience with astrologycollege.com has been extremely rewarding. The course material is thorough, interesting and thought-provoking, and the tutoring is exceptionally helpful and supportive. You can study at your own pace, and in general I would highly recommend astrologycollege.com to anyone wishing to study astrology using distance learning methods.” Pam, Canada.
Top picture is of the Moon’s phases; bottom picture is a diagram of the planets orbiting the Sun (both from Fotolia).