Course Description

This course now comprises all pre-recorded videos and exclusive access to our live Zoom classes and one seminar a term in London (recorded too). See below for dates and details.

Outline: Which forecasting method when?; solar and lunar returns; symbolic systems of forecasting: solar arc directions and secondary progressions; combining forecasting methods; lunar gestation cycle; profections.

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: familiar with the basics of astrology (signs, planets, aspects, houses); keen to develop your knowledge and practical skills of forecasting; in need of guidance with the various methods available.

What’s included: Approximately 18 hours of pre-recorded videos (with tutor and presentation) and six 2-hour live weeknight classes each term and at least one event in London or online (also recorded). 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 watch the pre-recorded videos). Access for 18 months (email us if you need us to extend this).

Required course texts: Solar Arc Directions by Frank Clifford (Flare 2018) – available for purchase online or as an ebook; Astrological Time (2021) by Brian Clark.

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?

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

2024 Online Live Tutorial Dates for 202 (6 Tuesdays online 7–9.20pm UK, time)

Here are the 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.

  • 30 Jan: Working with your own solar arc directions

  • 6 Feb: Making links between transits and directions (shadow transits)

  • 13 Feb: Your solar and lunar returns

  • 20 Feb: The lunar gestation cycle in practice

  • 27 Feb: Profections (with Matthew Ouimet)

  • 5 Mar: Profections (with Matthew Ouimet)

2024 Weekend Dates for 202

Where there is space, students in Year 2 are welcome to attend the Year 1 Saturdays for revision purposes (please email us to book your place). These take place at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT and are not recorded. There is also at least one Saturday event for your Year 2 each term and often a weekend event (both are included in your fees).

  • Year 1 Revision Saturdays (see 102's course for details)

  • Saturday 9 Mar 2024: Jupiter–Uranus Day

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Frank Talks About This Course

Your Course Instructors

Frank Clifford

Senior Tutor

Frank Clifford (Principal of the LSA since 2004) has written a dozen books on astrology and palmistry, guest edited 'The Mountain Astrologer' numerous times, and since 2001 has given over 3000 talks, lectures and seminars in over a dozen countries.

Brian Clark

Guest Tutor

Brian Clark, creator of the Astro*Synthesis distance learning programme, has been a consulting astrologer and educator for most of his adult life. His latest book, ‘Astrological Time’, considers the ambiguities of time and how astrological techniques help us to navigate its mysteries.

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 201 course book Astrological Time by Brian Clark)

  • The Solar Arc Handbook by Frank Clifford (Flare 2018) – paperback or ebook