Welcome to this listing of all the Learning with Lee cd’s that have been issued, with a brief description of their content. The graphics shown are from the actual cd’s.
01 Essential Dignities: This cd is necessary to the understanding of all the Learning with Lee cd’s. It certainly doesn’t cover all the material in Lee’s book, Essential Dignities, but it does take the concept of the five dignities and show you how it works in a real application. It covers all five essential dignities, plus the idea of peregrine, and then applies these dignities to natal chart examples to see how they apply.
02 Lifetime Financial Planning: This cd takes you through two ideas: (1) how to look generally at three major periods of life, according to the methods of Abraham ibn Ezra, and (2) how to examine multiple houses for ideas for different ways to make money besides earning it. This process is especially useful in working with client concerning their retirement, and especially how much they can expect to make while being retired.
03 25 Relationship Horaries: This cd focuses on just one type of horary: but it’s a popular one! The method here is learning by example, as 25 relationship horaries are delineated, showing something of the range of variations in the questions asked. There is also discussion of 5th house (primarily sexual) relationships vs. marriage and intimate relationships. Note: the chart shown here is smaller in order to reduce loading time, but does not reflect the clarity in the actual presentations.
04 Pluto. The Moment of Truth: It might seem that Pluto would show up as a topic of a classical series, but this cd explores both some of Lee’s insights into the meaning of Pluto, but also how a classicist can approach the use of bodies that earlier classicists never had the chance to study.
05 Solar Returns: Solar returns used to be called revolutions, and the proper understanding of this word in its historical context is one of the keys to learning the classical method of using solar returns. However, perhaps the most important piece of learning classical revolutions is to break the biwheel habit, and look at the chart as a chart, and not as a derivative of the nativity.
06 Logic of Electional: Oftentimes, the hardest thing about electional astrology is getting started in the first place. This cd doesn’t discuss the rules for electional (such as: what are the rules for marriage electionals, or putting a house up for sale) as much as the system that applies to all electionals. This includes such factors as how to read the ephemeris to scan for good times, how a chart needs to match the nature of the electional, and so forth.
07 Rendering: Rendering is the English word for the return of virtue, the opposite of donation of virtue. Specifically, this refers to situations in which a planet combust or retrograde is not in as bad condition as one would expect from its accidental debility. The concept is also the flip side of reception.
08 The Soul Significator, or Signifier of Spirit: This cd takes you through two concepts: (1) how the traditional ideas concerning the nature of the soul can be applied to understand the mind and its astrological components, and (2) how two planets that do not otherwise aspect can operate together through the offices of a mediator planet.
09 The Annotated Edlin (Saturn and Mars), Part One: This is part one of two, and the two collectively represent the first reprinting of Richard Edlin since the 17th Century. This work on the Mars-Saturn conjunction is a major mundane treasure, because it provides the reader with the traditional theories for major conjunction in general, and the Mars-Saturn in particular. In Part 1, Lee introduces the context of the major conjunctions, and discusses these with regard to the weather. She even presents some quantitative data that suggest that there really might be something to this… The text begins, and Lee makes some running commentary to explain some of the more archaic references.
10 The Annotated Edlin (Saturn and Mars), Part Two: This is part two of two, and the two collectively represent the first reprinting of Richard Edlin since the 17th Century. This work on the Mars-Saturn conjunction is a major mundane treasure, because it provides the reader with the traditional theories for major conjunction in general, and the Mars-Saturn in particular. In Part 2, the remainder of the text is presented, and then Lee works some modern charts.
11 Apoklima. The Technique You already Know: The apoklima is a hellenistic reference to the 12th sign relationship of one planet to another. Many modern astrologers learned some approximation of this technique, but here you get the original references, and Lee’s ideas for how we can apply it – as she does in a large number of chart examples.
12 The 5th House in Medical Astrology: The 5th House is probably not the House you think of first when you think of medical. Lee walks you through Richard Saunder’s system of examining the liver using the 5th House, and how this applies to the digestive processes as they were understood in galenic medicine.
13 When the Houses Changed: Once the meanings of the houses was stabilized in the late Hellenistic period, the major debates centered on house system calculations, not meaning. However, in the 19th Century this consensus on meaning began to break down. Lee discusses this change – and why it happened.
14 The Relative Speed of the Planets: The Babylonians used the relative speed of the planets as part of their system of classifying the condition of a planet. These ideas link the concepts of speed, retrogradation and combustion into one system. Learn how this works, and how to apply it.
15 The Eleventh House: This house is enigmatic in that few astrologers even use it consistently. (How many questions have you gotten about friends recently??) Lee suggests that a major reason for this underutilization is because astrologers left behind one of the major uses of this house when they stopped speaking Greek.
16 The Afflicted 7th House: Even if you don’t have a passion for historical romances, it may have struck you that relationships now work in different ways than when marriage wasn’t just the norm, but the be-all and end-all. Lee uses this cd to explain how to use the logic of classical method to explore the varieties of the relationships as they occur in the present day.
17 Avicenna on Temperaments: It’s hard to really understand how to apply the concepts of astrology to traditional medicine without understanding traditional medicine! Here, Lee takes you through the theory of Galenism as enunciated by Avicenna, one of the most influential of the Medieval Arabs.
18 Avicenna Applied: This cd follows directly on #17 to take the theory as discussed by Avicenna applied to understanding the medical nuggets in the nativity. Each case is examined in detail, showing the multiple medical approaches to a single chart.
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19 When Zodiacs Collide: This information came from Lee’s experience of teaching horary in concert with Dennis Harness teaching prasna. In the Vedic system (much like the Western), zero degrees rising is a weak point. Does one zodiac bleed into the other? Find out on this cd.
20 Mundane Directions. The Sibly Chart of the USA: There has been much talk of the Sagittarius rising chart for the US, with Sibly as the proposed author. Find out what Sibly actually said, and also examine one of the older methods of timing mundane charts: directions.
21 Conflict: How do you work with war charts? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, as astrologers, we could forget how to do this? Lee shows how to look at multiple battles within a single conflict, and “isolated” military actions.
22 The Gift of Nature: The early Arab astrologers worked out a series of different techniques based on planets disposing each other. This represents yet another such usage, as a supplement to the material in 07 Rendering.
23 Angularity: Hellenistic and Medieval astrology rated angularity so highly that it could make up for many other kinds of debility. A planet cadent was either bad or nonfunctional. How well do these ideas work in our culture?
24 The Cadent Houses in Horary: In horary astrology, debilities are often seemingly emphasized more than dignities, perhaps because debility can destroy a question, whereas dignity alone can seldom clinch a positive outcome. This cd can be considered a continuation of 23 Angularity in exploring this important question of Quadruplicity.
25 Uranus and the Origin of Modern Rulerships: How did Uranus come to be associated with the sign Aquarius? This cd outlines the discovery of uranus, the attempts by contemporary astrologers to understand the meaning of Uranus, and how the astrologers of the 19th century built on thse early ideas, as well as debating whether Uranus should have a rulership at all.
26 The Astrology of Homeopathy: We know from Cornell that many of the medical astrologers of the 19th and early 20th centuries were homeopaths, but we don’t know much about their actual practice. In this cd, Lee reviews material from three languages on cell salts, and other homeopathic substances, comparing the rulerships assigned between authors, and presenting some of her own research into this subject.
27 The Void-of-Course Moon: How did the ancients view the void-of-course Moon? Did they consider it to be as bad as some modern astrologers see it? How did it rate as an affliction of the Moon?
28 25 Job Horaries: Done in the same format as Lee’s earlier 25 Relationship Horaries, this cd takes you through the logic of doing job horaries, with plenty of examples to study.
29 The Moon in Diet Electionals: Just how important is the position of the Moon in diet electionals? What are the rules that you have to follow, and which are safe to ignore?
30 The Aries Ingress: How was the Aries Ingress interpreted in mundane astrology? How can it be used for predicting the outcome of the Spring season (or the year), and how much difference is there in the chart done for differnet world capitals?
31: Hyleg Variations: The Hyleg has been computed since at least Ptolemy, yet many different methods have been used in its computation, and different assumptions about vitality underly thse different methods. In this cd, Lee compares three different methods, and examines their underpinnings and assumptions, as well as their application in charts.
32: Lilly’s Ruler of the Geniture: The Ruler of the Geniture is supposed to be important, but what is it really, and how is it calculated? Lee examines several methods of calculation, and how it can be interpreted in the chart.
33: Five Years, One Chart: The title for this cd came from a martial arts reference, to the idea that one form could be studied intensively for years, instead of the usual pattern of studying one for a shorter period, and then moving on to the next. Lee explores this idea of mastery through minimalism by exploring only one nativity through many different facets.
34: The Bendings and the Nodal Cycle: One of Lee’s personal break-through ideas in the modern interpretation of classical astrology came through the study and appreciation of the Bendings – the points square the Nodes. Here, Lee shares some of the ideas she has had about these points since her ground-breaking work in Classical Astrology for Modern Living..
35: The Bendings in Horary: This cd pairs with LwL34, and here Lee takes the idea of the Bendings and applies them to horary charts.
36. US Presidential Elections: In this cd, which introduces the new movie version format for the Learning with Lee series, Lee introduces her method for predicting the outcome of presidential and congressional elections. In this cd, Lee goes through the charts that she summarizes on YouTube, showing not only how the model predicts in 2008, but how it has worked historically.
37. Classical Aspect Theory: Lee introduces the theory of aspects, showing how Ptolemy gave the derivation from musical theory, and how this used Greek sacred number theory.. Lee discusses the impact of whole sign aspect theory, and how this affects the interpretation of aspects, and how this system is only one stream in what becomes the Arabic and Medieval system of aspects. The qualities that were used in the logical derivation of aspect qualities is discussed. This is the first in a series on aspects.
38. Classical Aspect Theory Applied Lee extends the Hellenistic theory of aspects into Medieval astrology, introducing orbs, moieties, the almuten of the aspect, and how these ideas can be applied through a study of Sun-Mars aspects