CATEGORY: Spring 2022-2023

WR202B – Family Patterns and Chart Interpretation – Spring 2022-23

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Course description:  Students will continue to build their astrological interpretation skills as they examine issues related to families’ patterns, groups, and themes. Students will also continue to build their knowledge of psychological principles and ethical considerations.

This course offers practical guidance for astrologers working with their own and clients’ family issues: parents, children, siblings, or extended relationships.

Family relationships form much of the background complexity of a person’s life: they set patterns that manifest in relationships with bosses and subordinates, close friends and intimates, and in our career and lifestyle choices.

This course will go beyond the “nuclear family” to include a consideration of the social, ethnic, and historical contexts of family life. Students will sample psychodynamic approaches that inform much modern astrology and
systems approaches that enable an exploration of the interlocking patterns of our birth and family connections.

Students will examine parental/offspring and sibling relationships within family structures through the astrological chart. They will look at generational transmission, sibling position, and changes within the family to see how astrological indicators reflect these considerations and how they might run counter to them.

Participants are invited to share cases they have encountered in their work and to share insights from their own family experiences and their own lives.

Course name:  WR202B Astrology and
Family Patterns.

Instructors: Enid
Newberg and Joseph Crane

Course length: 5

Course cost:  $295

Required Books: Recommended:
not required.

McGoldrick, Gerson, Petry.
Genograms: Assessment and Intervention 3rd Ed. Norton
2008.Sullivan, Erin. 2008. (Wonderful book on generational change and
continuity within families)
Sullivan, Erin. The Astrology
of Family Dynamics
. NY,NY: Penguin.(2008 revision
dropped Dynasty from 1996 title, same book) (Uses systems
theories mixed with psychological astrology)

Gauquelin, Michel. 1966 (1988 English
Planetary Heredity. San Diego, CA: ACS Publications,
Inc.  (Astrological research on patterns that repeat over generations)

Greene, Liz & Howard
The Luminaries. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc.
1992.  (Psychological astrology approach, interesting insights)

Greene, Liz & Howard
Sasportas.  Chapter – The Parental Marriage and the Horoscope from 
Development of Personality
. Samuel Weiser Publisher 1987. 
(Psychodynamics between parents and their influence on  children.)

Cowger, Barry. Reconstructing
the Real You
. Mercurius Publishing 1992. (Families described as something
to escape from)

 Pre-requisite: Foundations,
or equivalent.

This counts as an elective for the Professional Diploma 

Weekly topics:

History, Ethnicity, Astrology’s Houses

Genograms, Parental Units, and Triangles

Parental Units (conclusion), Siblings

Family dynamics across time

Case Studies and Issues of Perspective

Instructor bios: 

 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

Tag/link to associated certificates + diploma

Joseph Crane,
M.A. is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author. He has conducted
beginning astrology courses, training programs on astrological interpretation,
and on counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler
College and Certificate Program since 2007. He also works 1:1 with those who
wish to include astrology in their counseling work. He has been involved with
the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.

 Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to
Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007)
and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s
Divine Comedy (2012). He publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that
currently profiles historical and contemporary public figures. Newsletters and
other information can be found at The Astrology Institute. Joseph is also a
psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island. You can
find out more at his website:


Joseph is an instructor in:

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.

E521A ​The
Life, Times and Astrology of Marsilio Ficino​

WR202B The Astrology of Family Patterns

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