W112A – Applied Rectification Practicum – Spring 2022-23
Course description: Without accurate birth time, an astrologer’s forecast for the client could be off by a year, or more, which is not professionally acceptable. This 5-week course focuses on time range searches from a few minutes to six hours and meets the PAA/NCGR rectification requirement for their Level IV professional certification.
Even with a birth certificate, all birth times should be tested because of the wide disparity of recording around the world. Testing ensures that the ANGLES of the chart are confirmed by movement techniques that show the activation of the natal chart at dates of major life events. If they don’t, the astrologer and client can determine if rectification of the birth time is needed and what is to be accomplished by the search. To rectify the chart, the client often needs to be asked for additional information about specific life turning points based on his or her memory, records, family, and/or friends.
Common problems with recorded birth time accuracy are:
- Times rounded to the quarter-hour,
- Times recorded in standard time by statute, when daylight time was in effect,
- Clock and watch variances, and
- Birth time is not a priority for the medical staff.
By the end of this course, students will be able to apply various chart movement techniques to align appropriate chart patterns and astrological significators to actual life events, from a few minutes of known birth time to a 6-hour search. They will learn the important areas of practice and controversy in rectification; demonstrate knowledge of timing techniques; evaluate activated natal chart angles at important events, and derive a time that can consistently be repeated and aligned with major events.
Weekly Topics Include:
- Problematic Issues: Assessing the Need for Birth Time Rectification
- How to Assess the Natal Chart Dynamics to Set the Stage for Rectification
- If the Birth Time Doesn’t Match Events, Why Does It Matter? Looking at first-tier techniques.
- Arcing Planets to Angles Can Confirm Birth Time
- Putting Rectification Theory into Practice
This course does require a good knowledge of transits, progressions, directions, and other methods of moving the chart in time.
Advanced astrology software that can search various movement methods is highly recommended, such as Solar Fire 9, Sirius 3.0, Time Passages, and others. Jigsaw (a research program) is not required.
Practicum: Applied Rectification and Unification of Forecasting Techniques.
Course length: 5
Course cost: $295
Zipporah Pottenger, Progressions Directions and Rectification, AFA, Tempe, AZ,
Jan 26, 2011, Reprint of 1975 version, 106 pages
Carol, The Complete Book of Chart Rectification, Llewellyn Publishing, MN,
2008, 295 pages (Out of print as of October 2020, but available in course site
by author, or try Amazon. com-Kindle for used copies.)
Pre-requisite: A solid knowledge of astrology fundamentals
and W110 or proof of equivalent training in movement techniques.
W112A or W113A Required for the Professional Diploma
Verifying AA and A-Data and Problematic
Birth Time Issues
Testing Birth Time Accuracy of A and B
Data within 1-Hour
Testing ANGLES and Birth Time of B or C
Data within a 3-Hour Range
Testing ANGLES & MOON of C OR DD
Data within a 6-Hour Range
Putting Rectification Theory into
Practice: Student Presentations
Carol A. Tebbs,
MA. Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in
English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler
College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to
students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership
Team experience in a large urban school district. As three-time Accreditation
Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and
District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs’
experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her
recent work with the College Board as a “writing assessment reader”
and AP teacher trainer.
Recognized as 1999 Wal-Mart “Teacher of the
Year”, and 2000 District Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tebbs is annually noted
in Who’s Who in Education and Who’s Who in the World.
Ms. Tebbs recently published The Complete Book of Chart Rectification. Ms.
Tebbs is also well recognized in the astrological community for over 30 years
of community service as 3 terms ISAR President and 22 years on the Board; UAC
Co-founder, Board member, Board Chair, and UAC ’95 Coordinator. Her books include Beyond
Basics: Moving the Chart in Time and Beyond Basics: Tools for
the Consulting Astrologer.
Carol is an instructor in:
Astrology in Sacred Literature: Western Traditions
Astrology in Sacred Literature: Eastern Traditions
Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools
Fundamentals V: Predicting Major Life Circumstances
Introduction to Advanced Predictive Techniques
Practicum: Applied Rectification and Unification of Forecasting Techniques
Practicum: Advanced Rectification (6 to 24-hour search)