The Astrological Society of Princeton, N. J., Inc.
173 South Harrison St. Princeton, N. J. 08540 609-924-4311
THE A. S. P. FACULTY CURRICULUM
Each course consists of a 1 1/2 hour class each week for eight weeks. Three to six courses are normally offered each year (October through May).
1. Beginning Astrology I (The Basics)
The Zodiac, houses, planets, aspects, and some natal interpretation.
2. Beginning Astrology II (Elementary Natal Interpretation)
Continues Beginning Astrology I. A simple method of interpretation will be presented: "branching out" from Sun, Moon and Ascendant. Prerequisite: course #1, or its equivalent in knowledge.
3. Transits and Progressions
The most commonly used dynamic techniques of modern astrology, transits and progressions, will be covered. These involve moving bodies and points over the natal chart, thus making forecasts possible. Prerequisite: Courses #1 and #2, or their equivalent in knowledge.
4. Putting It All Together
Materials of courses # 1-3 will be reviewed, and a few new items added. Natal charts will be delineated, and times of interest examined with transits, pro- gressions, solar arc directions and solar returns. Prerequisite: the contents of courses 1-3.
The astrology of relationships, covering a four-step method of chart comparison, using the horoscopes of husband and wife, parent and child, professional partners, etc. Such issues as compatibility, challenges in relationships, and houses as role indicators will be discussed in depth. Prerequisite: the contents of courses # 1-3.
6. Mundane Astrology
The astrology of the world in which
we live: nations, politics, conflicts, history,
and events involving large segments of
the world's population.
Topics to be dealt with will include the horoscopes of nations and their leaders, historical cycles, eclipses and their paths as they relate to world events,
wars, and natural disasters. Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of signs, houses, planets, aspects, transits,progressions, directions and natal interpretation.
Astrology being a vast and complicated subject, much more can be added by way of somewhat more specialized topics. The above six courses cover the most basic level of knowledge that should be mastered by any practicing astrologer. To supplement them, the following topics have been, or probably will be taught as the occasion arises in the future. They may be taken in any order, and in some cases before or between the above six courses, preferably with the instructorís permission:
The ASP Faculty also sponsors afternoon workshops on the second or third Saturday of most months from October to June. Most of them are given by persons from outside ASPís membership and faculty, many of them well-known authorities, including some from abroad. These workshops supplement the above in countless ways. The same applies to our monthly meetings, usually on the first Sunday of the month, October through June.
Those interested in the certification program of NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) should know that this program was created simultaneously with ASPís curriculum under the leadership of the same persons (Joan and Ken Negus), and therefore ASPís curriculum offers most of the materials covered by the NCGR certification tests.
The ASP Faculty: