CATEGORY: Spring 2022-2023

W103 – Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills – Spring 2022-23

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Course description:  Students will have the benefit of a two-session exposure to the methodology developed by veteran astrologer, Susie Cox. This is a simplistic but powerful, visual and linguistic approach to chart synthesis.

Topics include:

  • Developing critical thinking skills through examining conflicting views and asking questions about varying subjects such as dignities, sect, the existence of good or bad planets, and house placements
  • Characteristics of effective and ineffective astrologers
  • Practice with multiple approaches to the delineation of the chart
  • Learning to identify personal filters and those related to the natal chart
  • Techniques for blending chart components such as the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant
  • Identifying and using essential and accidental dignities to differentiate between expressions of planetary essence and strength in the natal chart
  • Learning how to differentiate the quality of aspects through consideration of variations in planetary relationships by their nature and placement in the chart
  • Learning how dispositors, time lords, planetary speed, and derivative houses can enhance chart interpretation

Course name: W103
Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

Instructors: Inga
Thornell and

Course length: 10

Course cost: $590

Required Books:

  • Geisler,
    Pat. 2013. Chocolate Sauce. NH: ACS Publications. ($12 at

  • Obert,
    Charles. 2015. Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology: A
    Complete Working Guide for Modern Astrologers. 
    Minneapolis, MN:
    Almuten Press. ($19.95 at or Amazon)
  • Obert,
    Charles. 2020. The Classical Seven Planets. Minneapolis,
    MN: Almuten Press. ($14.95 at or

 Pre-requisite: W102
or equivalent

*Required for the Professional Diploma

Weekly topics:

Review of the

Importance of Good Data

Derivative Houses

Understanding and Using the Dignities


Vocational and Retrograde Review

Entering the Chart: ASC Rulers, and the
Nautical Paradigm

Considering Aversion

Presentations & Vocational Clues/Fixed Stars

10. Student
Presentations, Transits, and The Via Combusta

Instructor bios:

Inga Thornell

Inga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College
with a BA in East-West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her
studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy
and Astrology program.

 She has returned to Kepler College as an
instructor. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice. Her
interests include astrology, mythology, and ritual.

 Inga’s goal is to help her clients to better
understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by
recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at
will. Please see for information.

 Inga teaches:

E300 Astrological Heritage

E305A Astro-Mythology: An Introduction

E301A Modern Astrology’s Heritage

W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology


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