Medieval Astrology Foundation Course
This is the most comprehensive Foundation course available for students of Western Predictive Astrology. It is written by a recognised leader in the field, Robert Zoller and is specifically designed for those who are entirely new to astrology or who know some astrology but wish to refresh their predictive technique.
Special Note: Medieval Astrology is not a static subject. It is rather a growing body of work as many of its methods and techniques are "re-discovered", tested and made more accessible to the modern practitioner of astrology. It is therefore highly important that you endeavour to use only the most up-to-date materials available.
Tools and Techniques is a good example of this. Earlier editions (pre-2001) are now too out-of-date to use and have been superseded. So, if you have earlier editions published by Spica (Australia), Ascella (England) or Ixion (USA) then please do not rely upon them in your studies. These earlier editions have been substantially revised and replaced by the Tools and Techniques trilogy of works noted above.
I knew a bit of psychological astrology before I studied the FC material. I had problems in getting along with the psychological approach, it seemed to lack definite foundations. So I was very pleased when I started reading the FC lessons and found out they are easy to follow, and with a bit of effort and patience you can learn a lot about the basics of real astrology. With the FC you can gain important background if you are planning on learning more in the future. Also, the feedback from the FC examiner was excellent.
I have just received my Certificate in Medieval Astrology and put in on my office wall. I am very very pleased. The course is quite condensed and packs a lot in but is worth the effort. To new students I would recommend that the first thing you do is print off the diagrams (in the last module) and memorise them as best you can. It makes the learning of the delineation techniques (what is promised in a horoscope) and the predictive techniques (when what is promised will happen - or not) a whole lot easier. This is a great course and covers all the essential information but it is not for the work shy. So be prepared to devote at least a few hours a week to study - it pays you back 10 fold what you give it - so really it is up to you.
The FC has been very useful to me. I measure and highly appreciate the quality of these astrological teachings. In France, we have poor astrological teachings and a very bad atmosphere among astrological circles mainly due to this lack of essential knowledge.
I had studied what I thought was astrology for years and years. I could not predict anything! I could give superb character portraits and thought that that was all there was to astrology. I went to an UAC conference and about the only ones who could make any predictions were those that were graduates of this course and the other bigger one (the diploma). So, thought what the hell, whats to lose, I will give it a go. Now I wonder what that nonsense I had learnt before was all about. I wish I had not wasted so much time learning rubbish astrology. It makes me angry that I spend the best part of a decade learning stuff that is basically hogwash. Finished this course and can now read a horoscope and actually make predictions that come true. This type of course should be compulsory in schools.
There are astrologers and there are Astrologers. Those that can predict and those cannot. Really it comes down to two things : those that have learnt astrological prediction and those that have not. I don't know about a course like this compulsory in schools but it should be for those that want to be Astrologers.
I would like to thank my course examiner for his valuable comments, which are indeed very helpful. There could not be a better way to start studying the DMA course
A great course. The best I have studied & I've looked at a few over the years. Good feedback especially from my examiner. The only downside for me was that it could have been longer.
I got to know of the Foundation Course in Medieval Astrology from my astrology-tutor Puka Yang(GuoZheng Yang), who is a very famous Taiwan astrologer and is very well known on mainland China for his medieval astrological techniques. My examiner's comments were of great help. He explained the primary motivation in great detail and marked comments on every answer my examination. I am very appreciate his efforts.
This course gives a rock solid foundation for those that not only want to understand predictive astrology but to use it in the way our ancestors did. It was very good too having the lessons in both German & English.
If you have doubts about where Fate starts and Free Will begins - what we really have control over and what we most certainly do not - then I suggest you take this course, perfect one of the predictive tools it teaches, make some predictions and watch out what happens. It is more instructive than a thousand pages of theory. This is a very practical course.
Medieval Astrology Foundation Course was very good and it gave me concrete practical knowledge on Medieval Astrology and it is a good basis to start the Diploma Course of Medieval Astrology
The foundation course is excellent. For me it was a very good summary of what I had already heard in classes I attended in Perth, but the foundation course put it all into perspective. I finally understood how it works together. For myself (retiree) I have to say that I certainly needed the 12 months to get through the material. I am not an Astrologer, I am just interested in learning Astrology because I like to be able to interpret my own chart and the charts of family members. And although there are other publications available dealing with medieval/traditional astrology, I have not found anything that comes close to the course material. Regarding the examiners comments: I like the fact that she has given me the correct answer where I got it wrong or incomplete and she has provided all necessary explanations so it will make it easy for me to understand.
I studied with a local astrologer here in Auckland and just could not get my head around making predictions. They were always too fuzzy. So I tried this course. What a revelation! I realised that what I had thought was astrology all these years was nothing more than psychology wrapped in astrological symbolism. For any serious student I would highly recommend that you start with this course.
The examiner showed me with thorough comments to my exam what was the source of my mistakes. And it was very helpful to grow my practice. By his comments I understand main points of foundation course practice. The other examiner corrected my manner of understanding with vision of coloring situation of horoscope and this is realy helpful in practical content in non-test situation. And to the registrar is thanked for his guidness and help in all scope of administrative situations. And to the writer of this course. This course is a real treasure. But I think this treasure opens only when student is ready. I wish that more of students around the world opens it to themselves.
The course is informative and insightful comments of the examiner not only directed me to many weak points in my understanding of the horoscope but they also demonstrated the razor sharp accuracy of Medieval Astrology. I'm impressed.
This course makes the complicated seem like the obvious. It is very well written, and for me it helped too that you can listen to the lectures as you read them, and stop and start them and replay them. I liked too that I could put them on my ipod and listen to them on the run.
Just a word for German speakers - this is a good course in English but please know that if you ask the registrar he will also send you a German translation. The same goes for French speakers. This is not immediately clear from the Website so always ask - the translations do not cost any extra.
The course laid a good foundation on medieval astrology. Comments from examiner was very helpful - equivalent almost to another lesson appending to the course. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning Medieval Predictive Astrology.
Thanks, too, to my examiner for his corrections and comments. He went into great detail to explain his grading, and I am grateful for all the time he put into it. This was one of the most educational experiences of the course, because it was such a thorough response to actual hands-on work.
This course has hidden depths. It is primarily natal and as a trader I did not think that it would help me much professionally but I took it anyway because wanted to know more about myself and friends and family. But found that it teaches something called the Financial significator - we all have one. Essentially, the FS tells you where you are going to get wealth from & when. You can project it forward days, weeks, months or years. I use it with my trading and am still in almost disbelief at how accurate it is. This course is real gold.
I started this course after studying the Ziping method as explained by Ho Peng Yoke. It is an outstanding course. I found the working examples clear and very helpful. I would like to thank the good attention given me by the register and from my examiner.
Excellent course. Though everything you need is sent to you when you begin, like the charts and tables as well as the course lessons, I would recommend that you sit down and read all the free articles on this Website (and the works in the student library) first before you begin the course as they really give a good introduction to the background of things. You can read them as you go through the course, and you will find them linked up automatically which is the way I did it, but on reflection it makes more sense to do the back-ground reading first, just like you do at university. Just a pointer for new students.
The examiner's feedback has been invaluable, almost as useful as the course itself. I've read it through several times, and I'm going through the Foundation course again in the light of his comments. I feel I have a grasp on the material at last, and that I'm ready for the Diploma study.
The Foundation Course in Medieval Astrology was of all the courses I've taken, the one I enjoyed the most. Being easily accessed through the internet made the whole process much more straightforward and natural.