Now! Astrology Courses for Astrologers!
Classical Studies in Astro-Meteorology
A Correspondence Course or Seminar Series
Lee says this about weather in her new mundane book, scheduled for publication in 2011:
this need and desire for information about the year, astrometeorology
developed. Thus, as Bos and Burnett point out, the history of weather
can be understood as astrometeorology.
Weather forecasting was a huge component of the early parapegmata,
the compendia of events associated with different phases of the moon,
or the solar months. Weather predictions often included signs of
rain, or wind - where the word "signs" is reminiscent of
both biblical usage and also of astrology itself. If you care to
consult Pliny's Natural
on-line (primarily Books 17-18), you will find a compendium of these
types of signs, or predictions.
by days, months, or the 28 stars used by the Arabs, weather patterns
were observed, and typical expectations developed. Thus, one can see
weather prediction as establishing a base of seasonal patterns
overlaid by deviations from the norm. Astrology, scapulimancy,
or other divinatory signs were means to add communication with the
gods into the equation.
The course is presented in two formats:
either as a
Correspondence Course, or as a series of weekend Intensives. Thus, it is
possible to do a mixture of in-person and by-mail work.
Lee has taught on-line at Kepler College for ten years. In her private courses, she takes
that experience in cutting edge on-line instruction technology and
applies it to a less academic and more practical setting. Her take on
adult education? Strictly business! She won't waste your time on
exercises that don't teach you how to do the method she is
presenting. And that is the purpose of a teacher, after all - not to
impress you, not to overwhelm you - but to give you an introduction
to the material in a way that you leave the course better educated -
which means not only knowing more about the material, but being able to
ask questions, and explore more on your own.
- Introduction to the Philosophy of
Astrometeorology and Our Samples
- First Crack at the Moon: Lunations
- The Moon, Part 2
Mercury, and Venus
with Sun, Mercury, and Venus
Aspects of Saturn to Inferiors & Cold as a Concept
Aspects of Jupiter to Inferiors
. A 19th
Century Chapter on Astro-Meteorology
and Mars. Wars and Pestilence
and Mars. Earthquakes & Distempers
Jupiter and Saturn
* These items are available through the Marion March Electronic
Research Library at Kepler College.
+ Provided as part of the course
Aristotle. Meteorology, c. 350 BCE.
* Cock, William. [Meteorologia, or, the True Way of Foreseeing and
Judging the Inclination of the Air and Alteration of the Weather in
Several Regions ... By William Cock ...]. Early English Books,
1641-1700 / 310:05: [London : Printed for Jo. Conyers at the Black Raven
in Duck Lane, 1670], 1671.
+ Goad, J. Johannis Goad Angli Astro-Meteorologica Sana: Sive
Principia Physico-Mathematica, Quibus Mutationum Aeris, Morborum
Epidemicorum, Cometarum, Terr*-Motuum, Aliorumque, Insigniorum Natur*
Effectuum Ratio Reddi Possit. Opus Multorum Annorum Experienti^a
Comprobatum. microform. prostant venales apud Samuelem Tidmarsh juxta
Bursam regalem in vico vulg`o dicto Cornhill, Londini, 1690. English
language text provided as part of the course.
* Digges, Leonard. A Prognostication Euerlastinge of Righte Good
Effecte Fruictfully Augmented by the Auctour, Contayning Plain, Briefe,
Pleasaunte, Chosen Rules to Iudge the Weather by the Sunne, Moone,
Starres, Comets, Rainebowe, Thunder, Cloudes, with Other Extraordinarye
Tokens, Not Omitting the Aspects of Planets, Vvith a Briefe Iudgement
for Euer, of Plenty, Lacke, Sickenes, Dearth, Vvarres &C. Opening
Also Many Naturall Causes Vvorthy to Bee Knovven. To These and Other Now
at the Last, Are Ioyned Diuers General Pleasau[N]T Tables, Vvith Many
Compendious Rules, Easye to Be Had in Memory, Manifold Vvayes Profitable
to All Men of Vnderstanding, Published by Leonard Digges Gentleman.
Early English Books, 1475-1640 / 496:06: Imprinted at London : By
Thomas Marsh, 1578.
Ptolemy, Claudius. 2nd Century A.D. Tetrabiblos. Translated by F. E.
Robbins. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. 1971. The Ashmand or
Hindsight translation is also acceptable.
* Florio, John, and F. I. Perpetuall and Naturall Prognostications
of the Change of Weather Gathered out of Diuers Ancient and Late
Writers, and Placed in Order for the Common Good of All Men. Newly
Translated out of Italian into English by I.F. Early English Books,
1475-1640 / 459:12: London : Printed by Iohn Wolfe, and are to bee sold
at his shop ouer against the great South dore of S. Paul, 1591., 1591.