Fundamentals IV: Chart Synthesis

Fundamentals IV: Chart Synthesis

This is a natal practicum and capstone of the natal fundamentals certificate. Students will practice and synthesize their knowledge into a systematic approach to reading a birth chart.

Instructor: Tamira McGillivray and special guests
RN104 (10 weeks) – Spring 2023-24
Class begins April 7, 2024
Advance pricing until March 24, 2024

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Instructors: Tamira McGillivray and special guests 
Day: Sunday, beginning April 7, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Course Length: 10 weeks – all live classes are recorded



Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of their style in how they engage and approach a natal chart through critical thinking and peer review.
  • Learn why the client-first philosophy is crucial to rapport building and setting expectations for a successful reading.
  • Create their own systematic approach to client consultations in a natal reading.
  • Identify and communicate the core themes of the native’s life through aspect patterns, planetary strength, and zodiacal positions.
  • Understand and identify where to look in the birth chart for common client concerns and questions raised such as love, money, career, or health.
  • Network and explore various astrologers approaches into the birth chart.
  • Practice communication skills and rapport building through active demonstrations of chart interpretations.


Extensive practice, class participation, and critical thinking are needed. Ethics and counseling tools will be explored so practitioners feel comfortable with common dilemmas, how to use self-as-instrument, rapport building, and communication skills. By the end of class, students will be comfortable isolating the most important parts of a chart and understand how to tailor their approach to meet their client’s needs.

Weekly Topics include:

  1. Structure & Approaching the Chart
  2. Client Expectations · Orientation as a Guide with Shu Yap
  3. Self as Instrument with Marcos Patchett
  4. Prioritization of Aspects & Planets
  5. Challenging Placements with Jenn Zahrt
  6. Back to Basics
  7. Challenging Clients · Topical Reading
  8. Personal Narratives/Mythology with Joseph Crane
  9. and 10. Student Presentations


Students who have completed RN101-RN103 and this course will receive an extended Fundamentals Certificate.

*Required for the Professional Diploma.


RN101-RN103 or equivalent level of understanding.


View Tamira’s bio here


Registration closes at 7:00am on Wednesday April 10th, 2024


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