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WL220 – Astro*Carto*Graphy – Winter 2022-23

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Course description:  

Does anything change when you move from one place to another? Yes!

What needs to be considered when you search for the most desirable places to travel or relocate? By the end of this course, students will understand the factors and issues involved in relocation charts, how to identify themes, and how to synthesize this information into an interpretation of an astro*carto*graphy map. This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (

Topics include:

  • historical development of astrological mapping
  • basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques
  • relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning
  • relation and use of relocation charts in A*C*G
  • themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations
  • interpretation of parans, crossings, and shadowed planets
  • analysis of natal charts for desirable planets to emphasize through relocation
  • hands-on practice in applications and techniques
  • use of common mapping software
  • combining various points and bodies with angle analysis and dial use

Students will have guided hands-on practice in applications and techniques.

This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (

Course name: WL220
The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy

Instructors: Karen
McCauley and Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Course length: 10

Course cost: $585

Required Books:

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

·       Your
personal A*C*G map

Pre-requisite:  basic
knowledge of astrological symbolism

This counts as an elective for the Professional Diploma and the Alternate Traditions certificate. 

Weekly topics:

Historical development of automapping

Inner Planets and Angles

Outer Planets
and Angles

Astro*Carto*Graphy and Relocation

Parans and Crossings

Guest Speaker

The importance of the natal chart and
typical questions

A*C*G with Symmetry

Guest speaker: 

10.  A*C*G
in Motion: Transits and Progressions

 Instructor bios:

Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Madalyn Hillis-Dineen,
C.A. NCGR, is a
nationally-known astrologer. She began her study of astrology with the Uranian
system in 1979 and has taught, lectured, and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical
Astrology) techniques for more than 30 years. She is certified as a Consulting
Astrologer by the National Council for Geocosmic Research and is a certified
astro*carto*graphy interpreter.

has written for a variety of publications,, and is a contributor to
the Llewellyn anthology, Astrology for Women: Roles and
Relationships. Since August 1994, Madalyn has been the Marketing Director
of Astrolabe, Inc., publishers of Solar Fire. She has helped hundreds of people
make the most of their Solar Fire program through her best-selling DVD series
and thousands more every day at Astrolabe.

teaches in the following courses: 

 Karen McCauley

Karen McCauley has an M.A. in Educational
Psychology from UCLA and spent four years studying clinical psychology at
California Graduate Institute. She was the Editor of ASPECTS Magazine, an
astrology journal, from 1987-94. A long-time associate and friend of Joan
McEvers and Marion March, she taught for Aquarius Workshops from 1976-1999 and
has lectured for AW, OAA, NCGR, and UAC. She has served on the AW Board, the
AFAN Steering Committee, and as Oregon Astrological Association Treasurer and
President. Karen currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and
the Director of the Certificate Program.

 In addition to her expertise in psychological
astrology, Karen McCauley has been active in astro*carto*graphy for many years.
Since 1993, she has been the administrator for Continuum (dedicated to
educating others about astro*carto*graphy and certifying practitioners), where
she designs and administers the international Astro*Carto*Graphy certification
exam. She also maintains the certification test.

 Karen teaches in the following courses:

W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

WL220 The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy

WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology

WR203A Relationships

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