CS402: Classical Studies in Astro-Meteorology

Lee says this about weather in Astrology of Sustainability, Chapter 1 (2011: Schiffer Press, Atglen, PA)

From 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.1 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 History on-line (primarily Books 17-18), you will find a compendium of these types of signs, or predictions.

“Whether 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.

1Kindi, Gerrit Bos, and Charles Burnett. Scientific Weather Forecasting in the Middle Ages : The Writings of Al-Kindi : Studies, Editions, and Translations. Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series. London; New York; New York: Kegan Paul International ; Distributed by Wiley, 2000, p 2.

While many astrologers are not surprised that astrology has an early history in weather prediction, most astrologers do not know that there was a massive work on weather prediction in the 17th century: John Goad’s Astrometeorologica. This work is not easy to find, but Lee is including scanned pages from it in this remarkable course.

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.


  1. Introduction to the Philosophy of Astrometeorology and Our Samples
  2. First Crack at the Moon: Lunations
  3. The Moon, Part 2
  4. Sun, Mercury, and Venus
  5. Mars with Sun, Mercury, and Venus
  6. The Aspects of Saturn to Inferiors & Cold as a Concept
  7. The Aspects of Jupiter to Inferiors . A 19th Century Chapter on Astro-Meteorology
  8. Saturn and Mars. Wars and Pestilence
  9. Jupiter and Mars. Earthquakes & Distempers
  10. Jupiter and Saturn
  11. The Masterpiece

Required Reading:

* 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

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Astrological Society of Connecticut: October 2017

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Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
45th Anniversary Celebration at 6:00 PM
Lee Lehman
Essential and Accidental Dignities

This lecture is a study of the relationship between planetary placement by sign, degree and house and the intrinsic functioning of that planet. This system shows the difference between the concepts of strength and affinity, and thereby re-examines the recent idea of the “twelve letter alphabet” in astrology. The different kinds of essential dignities – Rulership, Exaltation, Triplicity, Term and Face – are discussed, as well as the detriments and peregrine planets. Both the traditional accidental dignities, such as angularity and retrogradation, and the Hellenistic concepts, like diurnal and nocturnal, are presented and explained.

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Workshop: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lee Lehman
Medical Astrology

We begin by studying wellness: what is the best way for each individual to stay healthy through diet, exercise and life style. We then consider how transits, profections, progressions or other dynamic chart movement can impact the body, and whether particular patterns are likely to lead to disease. We then consider what makes a successful surgery chart and examine some examples of charts for when people have illnesses in order to learn how to diagnose the severity of the problem, ideas for treatment, prognosis and whether their health care providers are doing a good job.

Noon – 5:00PM
Members $40 | Non-Members $50
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Lake County Astrological Association 24 July 2017


July 24, 2017
Lecture: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library System

35400 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

The Prediction of Doom and Gloom: It is stunning how often people are convinced that they are witnessing either the end of times, or a transition to a new order. Conversely, astrologers, and other future predictors, often miss the big ones, like astrologers missing the beginning of World War II. In this lecture, Lee discusses how our own beliefs about the world impact our ability to predict the future, and shows how we can use the past to help us identify important trigger times in the future.


Nightlight 2017 Summer Speaker Series: 26 July 2017

Astrology and Herbs: The Love Affair for the Ages

Wednesday Evening,
​July 26th 

Astrology and Herbs
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Astrology entered into medical practice in the Hellenistic period. One of the ways was through the classification of herbs according to planetary rulerships. This system of melothesia became a primary means for predicting which herbs would be useful given a particular medical case. These ideas continued to be used extensively well into the 19th century, and are still the basis behind traditional Unani (Persian) medicine today. In this lecture, Lee discusses these links between plants and planets, and how to use them.


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Essential Dignities

Essential Dignities

The first book to be devoted entirely to a discussion of the classical technique of essential dignities. Lee ecovers an important ancient aspect of astrology which has become misunderstood and diluted; rulerships. By attempting to simplify astrology, contemporary sources have completely obscured the essential differences between planet, sign, and house. While the novice may benefit from this simplification, much of the old logic of the rulership system is covered up. By researching ancient manuscripts and sources, the ancient system of essential dignities or planetary rulerships is recovered and made available once again to the contemporary astrologer. What was nearly lost is given new power and the potential for understanding. A wealth of information is presented in a clear and concise way with many accurate charts.

Size: 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780924608032 | Binding: soft cover

Table of Contents:

Chapter One: Two Unsung Revolutions in Astrology

Chapter Two: Using Traditional Rulerships

Chapter Three: The Origins of Rulerships: A Botanical Interlude

Chapter Four: Modern “Rulerships:” Do they Work?

Chapter Five: The Meaning of Each of the Essential Dignities

Chapter Six:Terms: A Statistical Interlude

Chapter Seven: Detriments, Falls, and Peregrines

Chapter Eight: Conclusion

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Learning Classical Horary Astrology: Notes and Workbook

The Martial Art of Horary Astrology (2002) was the culmination of over fourteen years of studying, teaching, and practicing classical horary astrology. Now, Lee presents more: not an update, but an addition. Call it Part 2. In this work, Lee adds the sources that have become available since Martial Art, and discusses how to integrate them into practice. And this is a working volume: not only does Lee discuss authors such as Māshā’allāh, ibn Ezra, Bonatti, and Lilly, she cross references where multiple translations are available, and demonstrates their methods in actual horaries, she discusses variations in their methods, again using actual examples, whether discussions of Lilly’s horary examples, or charts from her practice. Then, there are example horaries for the reader to study, with answers given in the back.

Table of Contents
Primary Reference Works Annotated
Part One. The Building Blocks of Classical (Horary) Astrology
Part Two. The Mechanics of Horary Moments and Horary Interpretation
The Usual Suspects
Parting Shots
Part 3: Relationships
Part 4: Buy and Sell; Relocation
Part 5: Jobs
Part 6: Business/Investment
Part 7: Medical
Part 8: Lost People/Objects
Part 9: Rumors, Bargains(?) and Lies
Appendix A: Blog Post
Answers to the Chart Examples

Note: this is not a comprehensive teaching text for introductory horary. This book assumes basic knowledge which is intermediate in nature. It would be best read after either Martial Art, or following a comprehensive horary instruction course, such as the School of Traditional Astrology’s Practitioner Level Horary Course.

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STA Horary Conversion Course for Lee’s Students

This class is how Lee’s students can also learn the School of Traditional Horary material that was not in Lee’s courses, and then receive the STA Horary Practitioners Diploma. There will be several versions of this courses targeted to the intensity of the horary training that Lee has given. This first course will be open to Lee’s students from the following classes:
  • CSH graduates
  • Kepler College academic program 322 students
  • Avalon School students who completed the horary assignments
  • 2013 Master Class students
  • Atlanta group
  • Boston group
  • San Francisco group
  • Amsterdam group
  • Avalon horary course students

The course will be approximately twelve hours of online video instruction that you can watch at your leisure over six weeks.  You will receive  the STA Practitioner’s Level Course Notes that every STA student receives.  We will also use Lee’s workbook, Learning Classical Horary Astrology. These two references together provide you with an unprecedented amount of material which, combined with Lee’s book, Martial Art of Horary Astrology, should move you well along in your horary studies, regardless of your current level.

The twelve hours of online instruction will cover those portions of the STA course that do not overlap with Lee’s typical horary teaching, and also allow for some review time as well. At the end of the source, you will receive your STA Diploma.

This course is based on a live weekend in August 2017. If you sign up for it now, you will be required to take several quizzes to demonstrate comprehension, and will then be eligible for your STA certificate.

Cost: $250

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How similar are the CSH and STA horary courses?

The courses are about a 60-70% overlap in content with a 95% agreement in method. What this means is: Deborah Houlding and I took different approaches to setting up the course. We have emphasized somewhat different information as the “theory” part of the instruction. But once we get round to interpreting charts, there are few disagreements, although there are occasional differences of emphasis. And this should not be a surprise, because we really do share a lineage through Olivia Barclay.

NCGR San Francisco



January 21, 2017
Wealth: The 2nd House & Lifetime Financial Planning
Workshop: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wealth: The 2nd House & Lifetime Financial Planning: Classical astrology has specific methods to examine how matters of a house change over time. This workshop considers one of the most practical applications: how to use this technique to develop a lifetime financial plan. We shall use concepts provided by ibn Ezra to begin the process of understanding the wealth potential of the nativity, and then consider methods to further isolate the best times to create and maintain substance.


NCGR Sacramento

Lecture and Workshop


January 22, 2017

Lecture: 10 a.m – 12 noon
Wealth: The 2nd House & Lifetime Financial Planning
Workshop: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Crash Course in Electional Astrology



Wealth: The 2nd House & Lifetime Financial Planning

Classical astrology has specific methods to examine how matters of a house change over time. This lecture considers one of the most practical applications: how to use this technique to develop a lifetime financial plan.


Crash Course in Electional Astrology

Learning the traditional rules of electional astrology can be a lengthy process, in part because most works assume that the electional astrologer has already mastered horary. However, there are a small number of very direct techniques which can be used for perhaps 70% of all electionals, from a job interview, to making phone calls for gain, for timing presentations or rituals, to incorporating a business. The more conventional electional should be used for surgery or other dangerous procedures, or long-lasting electional like marriage. The great advantage of this quicker electional system is that, not only can it be learned through a simple series of procedures, but it does not require delpt knowledge of traditional astrology in order to apply it.