CATEGORY: Spring 2022-2023

M100 – Chart Calculation – Spring 2022-23

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

This course is required for the Diploma

Course name: M100:
Chart Calculation  

Instructors: Enid

Course length: 10-Weeks
(self-directed course with a live 1-1/2-hour class each week) 

Course cost: $

Required Books:

Simply Math by Lauren Fowks and Lynn Sellon
– you can probably find this most easily on Amazon

-Midnight Ephemeris for the 20th
Find one that has declinations if possible. 
You can find an online version at

-Book of Tables. The
examples used will refer to the Michelsen Book of Tables, but any book or
tables for Placidus House system will work 
You can find an online version at

Suggested Books:

The American Atlas, US Longitudes &
Latitudes Time Changes, and Time Zones 
Compiled and
Programmed by Thomas G. Shanks 

The American Atlas, World Longitudes
& Latitudes Time Changes, and Time Zones 
and Programmed by Thomas G. Shanks 

Under the Resources link,
you will find PDFs to download that you will need for the various

Optional Book (another perspective on the
math): Scofield, Bruce. Astrological Chart Calculations: History,
Conventions, and Methodologies, 
One Reed Publications, MA. 2018.

Pre-requisite: none

Course description:

Chart calculation can pretty daunting. This course
helps make it easier by combining reading, live lectures, and group practice

There is a trade-off in having the benefit of
computers to calculate and construct an astrological chart. This guided
independent study course gives students a deeper understanding of how the chart
relates to the movements of the earth and sky, which aids chart interpretation.

The first portion of this course covers the process
of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time
zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern
hemispheres. The second portion of the course adds additional calculation
techniques, including the lots.

The course is organized for independent
self-study and with live meetings during the term for students to directly ask
questions and go over the material. Students can also request 1-hour of private

Use this course if you intend to take the
organizational exams. complete the Professional Diploma or simply want to know
more about how a chart is actually calculated. You may find it helpful to
complete E400 Astronomy for Astrologers before taking this course.


Weekly topics:

The basics of working with time

Getting started on house cusps

The Ascendant and intermediary House

Review and completion of House cusps

Adding in the Planets

Review and calculate Planetary

Equatorial Ascendant and Vertex

Secondary progressions and solar arc

Solar and Lunar Returns

10. Techniques
related to the chart circle

11. Final
Exam – start to finish


Instructor bios:

Enid Newberg, MA
Whole Systems Design. Enid has been a librarian, astrologer, childbirth
educator, paralegal, IT and web developer and trainer, entrepreneur,
administrator, and teacher.

In 1993, Enid became involved in the dream of
creating an academic college where astrology would be openly taught and joined
the board of Kepler College. She was president of the College as it opened from
2000-2001 and again from 2007-2019. In 2013, her interest in preserving and
expanding an understanding of our astrological heritage led her to help
establish the Alexandria iBase Project.

Enid particularly enjoys introducing students to
the dynamic aliveness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by
astrology’s history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic,
spirituality, and culture. She loves to teach and use astrology to help clients
find creative insights.

Enid is an instructor in:

  • The
    Bridge Course for Astrological Fundamentals 
  • E520A
    Psyche and Soul: The Astrology of Identity and Character
  • E520B
    Astrologies of Soul: Calling and Vocation
  • E520C
    The Recurring and Evolving Soul 2nd ed.
  • M100
    Chart Construction
  • W101
    Fundamentals I: Introduction
  • W102
    Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools


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