Course Description

This course now comprises all pre-recorded videos and exclusive access to our live Zoom classes and London live classes. See below for dates and details.

Outline: Chart shapings; the four angles and twelve houses; the issue of house division; house rulership and the chart ruler; decans and degrees; finding aspects; major and minor aspects; reading the ephemeris; the Void Moon; retrogradation; introducing the Nodes. Plus a special recording of live day with Frank and Darby Costello, along with over a dozen articles to read.

This course is available to view online immediately. You'll also be given access to various articles/handouts (which can be downloaded) and an Extras folder with past Q&As along with videos about exams, assignments and software.

Ideal if you are: a beginner with knowledge of Course 101; wanting to revise the basics or fill in the gaps; self-taught or have been reading about astrology for years but want to broaden/ground your knowledge and receive help filling in the gaps.

What’s included: Approximately 20 hours of pre-recorded videos (with tutor and presentation) and six 2-hour live weeknight classes (or another option of three Saturday seminars live in London) each term. You’ll receive articles to read (and a recommended reading list) and optional homework (allow a couple of hours for reading each week and a couple of hours to do the assignments). Access for 18 months (email us if you need us to extend this).

Total Price: £295

Technical Details: Available to view online with any device using an internet connection; videos are not available for download but the presentations and additional reading will be to download/printout.

Need any additional information?

Email us: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0) 203 091 7877 (office hours, M–F, 10am to 5pm UK time)

Online Live Tutorial Dates for 102 (6 Thursdays online 7–9.20pm UK, time)

Here are the current 2024 dates and times. If you have questions about Zoom, please email or call us. Students are invited to participate but there is no requirement that you have your camera or microphone on. If you start at another point in the year, you'll find these classes as recordings in your folder. Send in questions if unable to attend live. Aside from watching the pre-recorded classes and weeknight classes live (and recorded) on Zoom, there is usually a third option of attending the classes on Saturdays live in London (Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT). See below for dates and details.

  • 1 Feb: Planets in sign

  • 8 Feb: Planets in combination

  • 15 Feb: The four angles

  • 22 Feb: The twelve houses

  • 29 Feb: Rulership

  • 7 Mar: Aspects

2024 London Live Tutorial Dates for 102 (3 Saturdays, 11am–4.30pm UK time)

Aside from watching the pre-recorded classes and weeknight classes live (and recorded) on Zoom, there is a third option of attending the classes on Saturdays live in London (Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT). These repeat the weeknight tutorial topics – two weeknight classes are repeated on one Saturday.

  • Saturday 3 Feb 2024: Planets in sign and combination

  • Saturday 17 Feb 2024: The four angles and twelve houses

  • Saturday 2 Mar 2024: Rulership and Aspects

Frank welcomes you to the LSA Foundation course. 

Your Course Instructors

Frank Clifford

Senior Tutor

Frank Clifford (Principal of the LSA since 2004) is an award-winning writer and astrologer who has written a dozen books on astrology and palmistry, guest edited 'The Mountain Astrologer', and since 2001 has given over 3000 lectures and seminars in over a dozen countries.

Kim Farley

Senior Tutor

Kim Farley has introduced astrology to a generation of astrologers since she began teaching in the late 1980s. Her 'Mind Maps' mini-book (updated in 2024) is a popular reference work for astrology students around the world.

Darby Costello

Guest Tutor

Darby Costello has been an astrologer for 50 years. She travels the world giving talks and seminars in many exotic places but, above all, still enjoys giving consultations back home in London. Three of Darby’s books, ‘The Astrological Moon’, ‘Earth and Air’ and ‘Water & Fire’, have recently been republished.

Course Books

You'll receive PDFs of booklets, handouts and articles to view/download but here's the book(s) we recommend for this course (along with the 101 book The Contemporary Astrologer's Handbook)

  • The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas (Flare 2006) – paperback or ebook

Recent student feedback

“I so appreciate your wisdom and empowering perspective on the planetary aspects. You’ve opened my eyes.”

ND, India