In our current era of possibly over-engineered medical intervention, in which care is often substituted for cure, many people choose to explore traditional medicine as an adjunct to modern treatment. It is here that medical astrology holds importance: Medical astrology is not a form of medicine, but an add-on to traditional medicine. It provides a timing system, and an alternate method for evaluating the dynamics of humoural distribution in the body. In traditional medicine, the humours are the four primary fluids which mediate the health and physiology of the organism.
As a sophisticated system which developed over many centuries, medical astrology has various facets and cuts across many of the conventional astrological subdivisions:
The challenge, from a student’s standpoint, is that the breadth of disciplines necessary to do medical astrology well is close to daunting. Not only does medical astrology demand competence in natal, horary, and electional astrology, it also demands detailed understanding of traditional medical theory and its many philosophical implications. The STA Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course offers a unique study opportunity for this particularly specialized subject. It fulfils the needs of astrologers who are seeking to appy its principles in practice, and also acts as a pre-requisite qualification for anyone wishing to advance to the STA Masters Level Medical Astrology Course, a top-level study course, which is designed to refine knowledge of this subject to a level of ultimate expertise.
This course introduces the natural philosophy which enlivened the historical development of Hippocratic and Galenic medicine. It explores the logic of traditional therapeutic methodologies to show how astrological systems were used for the analysis and timing of critical procedures. If you have ever used herbal preparations, you have employed components of this system, perhaps without realising. Knowledge of the framework largely depends on combinations of planetary rulerships and elements to offer deeper understanding of the use of herbs, extracts, flower essences, and essential oils.
The course also facilitates a more specialized, perceptive and confident judgement of medical horaries and decumbiture charts that were introduced in the STA Practitioners Level Horary Course. Delegates will be taught how to focus on identifying potential disease indicators in the nativity, as well as providing a system for designing wellness lifestyle decisions which positively address future patterns and natal imbalances.
Full details of our syllabus, course requisites, and links to pages detailing our upcoming and currently available medical astrology courses are provided below.
This advanced level astrology course offers the STA Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course in an online format. Lectures and workshops are delivered weekly over a period of 16 weeks through a combination of supplied course notes, modern media presentations, and online tutorials (there is an additional study break around the middle of the course). Lessons are structured as tutorials followed by assignments with thought-provoking questions, and consolidation of principles through practical application of demonstrated technique. Students study at their own pace and within their own time, but always with supplementary group discussion and access to the tutor.
A typical session will include: a live presentation, reading, an individual assignment (e.g., chart examples or workbook activities) and an assignment which encourages group interaction (e.g., forum discussion). Each week Lee will guide that week's course content, review student assignments, give personalized feedback and be available for questions and guidance.
Students receive their own set of personalised course notes which includes explanations of key principles, workbook-style activities, example medical astrology charts and answer sheets. This student workbook will also be cross-referenced with Lee Lehman's book, Traditional Medical Astrology, which acts as an accompanying text-book for the course.
Course content (subject to amendment):
The course was written by J. Lee Lehman PhD who is the main course presenter. For more about Lee's background click the link below.
Lee may be joined by additional presenters who have expertise in medical astrology: details will be provided in each individual course Prospectus, accessed via the links in the following table.
|Online course||24 Apr 2021||English||Lee Lehman (and other guest presenters)||Fully booked|
|Online course||31 Jul 2021||English||Lee Lehman (and other guest presenters)||View the details|
Click through the links of our available courses for details of cost and booking conditions.
Places on our courses are restricted to ensure that the study groups are friendly and supportive, with everyone able to receive the personal attention they need.