Books, Articles, and
Information on the
History of Astrology
Astrology and Education
The study of astrology in our modern society is varied and diverse and we do not provide an exhaustive list of schools for all methods. If your goal is to become a professional astrologer, you will need to learn the methods and techniques of the kind of astrology you want to practice. You will also need to stay current on state and local laws that govern the practice of astrology where you live and work.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Masters Degree
Dr. Nick Campion
Dr. Nick Campion is a noted historian and offers a comprehensive understanding of the historical and cultural roots of Astrology in his program at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Please contact him directly with your questions.
The Qualifying Horary Practitioner Course, Barbara Dunn
A Memorial to Olivia Barclay
Olivia Barclay was one of the ones (along with Robert Zoller) who started the entire movement
of revived interest in traditional astrology. The study of horary astrology in particular would not be what
it is today were it not for the QHP course. Olivia Barclay bequeathed her work to Barbara Dunn in 2001. We recommend the course and Barbara's new book, Horary Astrology Re-examined for serious students of horary astrology.
Robert Zoller's Medieval Study Course
Robert Zoller was one of the first to begin seriously investigating Medieval techniques and their application to modern astrological usage starting back in the 1970's. As a result Zoller has learned more about the actual application of these techniques than just about anyone else. His course contains the fruits of his knowledge made accessible to anyone willing to make the effort. He also has many interesting and worthwhile books to buy.
The Astrology Institute of Lexington
Joseph Crane and Dr. Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum
Joseph Crane and Dr. Dorian Greenbaum conduct courses in astrology and counselling which are designed to lead toward certification in both areas. In addition they are both leaders in applying traditional astrological techniques in modern astrological counseling. Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to
Traditional Astrology, and other fine books. Dr. Greenbaum is the author of Paulus Alexandrinus and Olympiodorus, and numerous other works.
American Federation of Astrologers
The American Federation of Astrologers was founded in 1938. AFA has educated many professional astrologers since 1960 with its core mission being to advance ethical astrology. AFA offers a correspondence course in natal astrology designed to prepare students for the first level AFA certification exam. It includes instruction in natal chart interpretation and delineation, calculating the natal and progressed chart, and interpretation of progressions and transits. The course is 19 lessons, and each student is assigned a dedicated astrologer/teacher who cares about your progress. Read about certification in AFA's FAQ on their website.
The Faculty of Astrological Studies of Great Britain
Founded in 1948, the Faculty in London, UK is one of the oldest and best established astrology schools for those who want to learn astrology from scratch, and the Faculty program now incorporates a balance of historical astrological material. It is one of the best general astrology programs available. The Faculty's annual Oxford Summer School is one of the highlights of the astrological year. It is recommended that astrologers and students of astrology try to attend the annual summer school.