CATEGORY: Spring 2023-2024

AM201 – The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy – Spring 2023-24

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

This course will address the unique psychological characterizations that come with Astrology Mapping.

Not only must the consulting astrologer have mastery of the technical aspects of astrology mapping, they are there to serve the client in assessing their current mapping situation, as well as the advisability of a relocation. 

Some people come to an Astro*Carto*Graphy (AstroMapping) consultation thinking that their problems are only a result of where they live; while others may truly have lingered too long in an unfavorable place. Both are situations that require skilled assessment and confident guidance.

Students will:

  • Develop sensitivity to the issues faced by clients who are seeking transformation in their own lives. Examine how the planets impact inherent & learned behaviors, which are brought to light in the natal chart. 
  • Address cultural & environmental impacts when working with the client who wants true transformational change in their lives. 
  • Gain clarity and confidence in working with clients through a holistic approach to mapping in combination with the natal chart.
  • Deepen their understanding of the possibilities that can be revealed through the practice of  AstroMapping.
  • Gain an awareness of how to integrate mapping lines with actual life experiences.

Weekly Topics:

  1. Great Expectations –  What people think mapping is, vs. what it actually does. An exploration of the psychological ramifications of mapping and issues that drive human behavior, such as trauma, past experiences, and futuristic expectations.
  2. The Natal Complex – Mapping as a reflection of the natal chart. See examples of how chart aspects and placements look on an actual Astro*Carto*Graphy map. How to evaluate the natal chart for a meaningful mapping consultation.  A discussion of the Relocated Chart as compared to the driving forces of Angularity. Integration of astrological transits to the natal chart as a tool for timing and decisions related to mapping.
  3. The Shadow Process – A deep dive into what defines a shadowed planet in the natal complex. Stages of Emergence for a Shadowed Planet. How and why the human unconscious gets in the way of an effective mapping consultation and/or a successful relocation. A deep dive into the concepts of shadow and projection as related to astrology, natal chart analysis, and astrology mapping.
  4. Astrological Themes and Archetypes – How astrology portrays and develops human themes that transcend time and culture. An examination of Carl Jung’s model of the human journey from ego to individuation. Why mapping can elevate a person’s integration with self and others. How archetypes influence the perceptions of self and others and why these patterns are important to consider in your mapping consultation.
  5. Happy Life – Applying wisdom, intuition, and mapping skills for effective astrological counseling. How astrology mapping can help to manifest a more fulfilling life for yourself and your clients. This week welcomes a guest Astro*Carto*Grapher (tba), for additional insight and experiences in astrology mapping. Discussion with this guest will include his or her most profound mapping experiences.

Required Reading and Resources:

Lewis, Jim & Kenneth Irving. 1997 (reissued Nov. 2012). The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy. London: Penguin Books.

Hathaway, Edith. 1991. Navigating by the Stars. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Books.

Liz Green. 2018. Jung’s Studies in Astrology. London: Routledge Publishing Ltd.

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