Astrology Course Information
with Pamela Rowe, LPMAFA, FMFAA
How is Cosmobiology Different from Traditional Astrology?
TRADITIONAL ASTROLOGY concentrates on planets, signs, aspects and houses and is highly effective when used with an accurate birth time. Interpretation can be esoteric and mystical and also practical. Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology students are given a thorough background in Traditional Astrology before being introduced to Cosmobiology
COSMOBIOLOGY concentrates on planets, signs, the 'hard' aspects and midpoints, without highlighting the houses. This creates a different focus, which is particularly useful when no birth time is available. Cosmobiology is favoured by researchers and many medical astrologers.
Both systems of astrology are relevant. Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology students are taught both systems, but eventually choose their own favoured method of interpretation -- a mystical or scientific approach to astrology.
Commencing studies at the Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology
Beginners Correspondence Course
With the advent of the internet, more students prefer the option of distance learning these days, so our Beginners Correspondence Course (ISBN 0-646-45388-2), which has been operating successfully since January 2001, may be the one for you. This Course provides the student with a sound knowledge of basic Traditional Astrology principles. We suggest you target 12 months as a satisfactory period to complete the Course. Naturally the Course can be completed in less than 12 months, although some students take a little longer. However we expect students to hand in their final Unit (Unit 10) no later than 18 months after the receipt of Unit 1.
Students are encouraged to email their questions and actively participate. Astrology is learnt through the study of your own horoscope. Horoscope interpretation is introduced early in the course. Because of this students quickly apply their lessons to everyday living and enhance their understanding of friends and loved ones.
We live in a computer age and most astrologers eventually purchase computer software. As a result the teaching of many astrological techniques and calculations are often bypassed and with time, will be lost. At our Academy we are committed to producing astrologers who can work with or without their computer software, teaching techniques and calculations as well as astrological interpretation.
Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology produces wholistic astrologers, many of whom have proven to be excellent teachers, interpreters and counsellers. This course is also valuable for those who study astrology in the spirit of general knowledge and self development only.
Those who do not have access to a computer to type up their answers can also complete the AAAC Correspondence course efficiently.
AAAC BEGINNERS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE SYLLABUS
Your 10 Units of lessons will include ..
The history of astrology, ethical standards in astrology practice
The 12 Zodiac Signs, their symbols and interpretation
Qualities and Elements of the Zodiac Signs
Basic astronomical facts, Science and Astrology
The Planets, symbols, mythology and interpretation
Introduction to simple Horoscope calculations -- Calculation of the Ascendant, Midheaven, house cusps and Planets
The Planetary Aspects, symbols and interpretation
The Phases of the Moon, calculation and interpretation
Introduction to Medical Astrology
Astro-Hereditary links in families.
All Correspondence Course lessons are graded progressively. Each Unit must be completed and sent to the Academy for grading before the next Unit is posted out. Students having difficulty with a particular Unit are sometimes invited to complete extra work on that particular Unit in order to boost their grade. Pamela Rowe, the Principal and qualified tutors will assist students with their lessons.
There are two Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology text-books provided with the Beginners Correspondence Course to assist students in their studies, plus comprehensive handout notes for each lesson. (see Books & Resources).
Purchase of additional books
The Beginners Course does not require the purchase of additional text books. However if a student wishes to purchase books, we can assist and advise.
Once you have satisfactorily completed the 10 Units of the Beginners Correspondence Course, you will be sent a beautiful Certificate of Completion, onto which your name and final grade will be professionally lettered. You will then be invited to continue with the 10 Units of the Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology Intermediate Correspondence Course (ISBN 0-646-45389-0), after which you will be eligible to sit our well known supervised AAAC CERTIFICATE examination.
Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology Certificate - This requires the completion of both the Beginners & Intermediate Correspondence Courses and takes approximately 2 years to complete both Courses
The Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology Beginners and Intermediate Correspondence Courses, which are training courses, are completed in your own time at home. When both Correspondence Courses are completed, you are eligible to sit our supervised Certificate Examination. Supervised examinations are conducted in Melbourne, Australia and occasionally interstate. We are currently investigating conducting Australian Academy of Astrology Certificate examinations in additional locations.
Participation in the Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology examination system is not compulsory. Those interested in completing our Correspondence Courses 'for leisure and self-development only' are most welcome.
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF ASTROLOGY & COSMOBIOLOGY CERTIFICATE - two 4-hour examinations under supervision.
Some of our students have also taken the examinations of other astrological organizations and done extremely well. Each astrology organization has its own accreditation system.
In addition there is also the option of sitting the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. Certificates, which are internationally recognized astrology qualifications.
External Examinations - American Federation of Astrologers, Inc
As Australian representative of the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. Pamela Rowe is authorised to monitor the AFA International examinations in Australia. These examinations are set and corrected in the USA and are open to everyone.
COST OF AAAC 10-UNIT BEGINNERS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
$800 (Australian dollars), for 10 Units, payable prior to commencement. This amount includes 2 text books, all lessons, questions/answers, corrections and communication with teachers. There will be no extra cost for your Certificate of Completion. Payment options below.
It is possible to complete the Beginners Correspondence Course in two lots of 5 Units at $425 (Aust) per 5 Units. This makes the total cost slightly more expensive at $850, but provides a cheaper initial outlay to get started. Postage extra -- see below.
Most students email their answers to us. However each new Unit is posted to students along with notes, references and questions.
POSTAGE -- $25 (Aust) extra for Australian students, $60 (Aust) extra for Overseas students.
1. 'Pay Now' PayPal option. Press 'Pay Now' button below for this convenient option.
2. Post us a cheque or money order (Australian International Money Order for overseas students), along with your Enrolment Form to Pamela Rowe, Principal AAAC, PO Box 1155, Kunyung 3930, Victoria Australia.
3. Direct payment into the bank. Scan and email Enrolment Form to email@example.com or copy and post Enrolment Form to address below and we will post you a hard copy letter with our bank account details. Sorry we do not email Bank account details.
ENROLMENT FORM -- AAAC BEGINNERS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
(Copy and post or email to us -- firstname.lastname@example.org )
TO: Pamela Rowe, Principal, Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology
PO Box 1155, Kunyung 3930, Victoria, Australia
PAYMENT - Select ONE option
(1) 'PAY NOW' PAYPAL BUTTON -- 10 UNITS
' PAY NOW' PAYPAL BUTTON -- 5 UNITS
(2) CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER payable to 'Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology'. Post to address above with Enrolment Form.
(3) Please post me AAAC BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION to make payment into the bank.
$800 (Aust$ for Units 1 to 10
$425 (Aust$) for Units 1 to 5 only
ADD POSTAGE (included in PayPal option)
$25 (Aust$) within Australia
$60 (Aust$) Overseas