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 and can be commenced at a time to suit you.
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 24 months after the receipt of Unit 1.
Experience has shown that learning astrology is a process, which invites personal evolvement along with astrological theory and practice. Students are encouraged to email their questions and actively participate.
Astrology learnt through the study of your own horoscope is particularly beneficial. Horoscope interpretation is therefore 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. Astrologers who know how to actually construct and interpret a chart themselves are without doubt better astrologers than those who rely solely on their software.
Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology produces wholistic astrologers, many of whom have proven to be excellent teachers, interpreters and consultants. 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 and expressions, symbols, mythology and interpretation
Understanding the Horoscope and interpretation
Plotting an actual Horoscope
The Houses and their interpretations
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.
(Note: Part 1 must be completed before commencing Part 2)
During your Course we will correspond with you via email and post. All Correspondence Course lessons are graded progressively. Each Unit is accompanied by a list of Questions on that Unit, which must be completed and sent to the Academy for grading before your next Unit is sent out to you. You will be provided with a detailed Assessment of each Unit as you work through the Course, which enables you to monitor your progress.
Students having difficulty with a particular Unit are sometimes invited to complete extra work on that Unit in order to boost their grade. Pamela Rowe, the Principal and qualified tutors will assist students with their lessons.
The Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology text-book 'Pathway to 21st Century', is 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, which together can be completed in 2 years, although on request we allow for students to take a little longer.
Interested persons click "Any further questions..." above and complete the Course Enquiry Form. We will then email you full information.
AAAC 10-UNIT BEGINNERS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE -- a few extra details
Regarding costs .. As mentioned the Course includes the AAAC text book, plus all lessons, questions/answers, corrections and communication with teachers. Postage extra. There will be no extra cost for your Certificate of Completion.
The AAAC Beginners Correspondence Course can be completed in two lots of 5 Units if paying for the full 10 Units upfront is difficult for you. This means you pay for your first 5 Units upon enrolment and your second 5 Units upon completion of the first half of the course. Our aim is to create continuous student interest, satisfaction and affordability.
Most students email their answers to us. However each new Unit, including additional notes, references, enclosures and questions, is posted to students via Priority Post and occasionally Overnight Express.
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 AAAC Certificate Examination. Supervised examinations maintain our high standards and are conducted at the Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology in Mt. Eliza, Victoria, Australia.
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF ASTROLOGY & COSMOBIOLOGY CERTIFICATE - Two 4-hour examinations under supervision.
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.
ASTROLOGY EXAMINATIONS -- Other Organisations
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.