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STA Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course - Online: October 2020

STA Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course October 2020
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This course is fully booked.

Details of the next available Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course are available here

(This course fills quickly, so early registration is strongly recommended)


Read more about the philosophical principles and historical standing of Medical Astrology here.

This is the most complete, philosophically rich and practical course on decumbiture and medical astrology techniques available to astrologers. Written by renowned world expert J. Lee Lehman, PhD, the STA Medical Astrology Course offers a unique tutorial format, in which the principles of medical astrology are demonstrated through genuine client-charts and informative historical examples. Explanations of philosophical principles and traditional medical techniques lie at the heart of the study, but the method is also explored and demonstrated in detail. The course is highly practical and geared towards the consulting needs of modern astrologers whose clients live in a modern world, but who wish to understand their circumstances from a more holistic viewpoint.

It is not necessary for astrologers who wish to take this course to have previous experience in medical astrology. However, it is necessary to have good understanding of horary principles and technique. The STA Practitioners Level Horary Course is an excellent pre-requisite for this Advanced Practitioners-Level Medical Astrology Course.

Study groups are limited to ensure plenty of individual attention, and lessons take the form of tutorials with follow-up discussion, chart examples and practical exercises. Throughout, students are taught how to extract meaningful details and sharpen their judgement, and each lesson allows the opportunity to consolidate what is taught through periods of practical application. The course is designed to offer knowledge of traditional doctrines in a balanced way, so that theoretical principles enlighten and facilitate (rather than overwhelm) the creative aspect of astrological interpretation.

The course includes a comprehensive set of reference notes, tips and instructions, with numerous example chart judgements, and resources that are unavailable elsewhere. It offers certification, so that by the end of the course any astrologer who is already capable of offering a professional astrology service will be appropriately prepared to explore health-related problems according to the traditional principles of astrology.


This course offers the STA Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course in a format that has been specially adapted for online delivery. Lessons are structured as tutorials followed by group discussion with in-the-moment exercises, thought-provoking questions and consolidation of principles through practical application of demonstrated technique.

20 lessons are delivered on a weekly basis over a period of 16 weeks, through a combination of supplied course notes, modern media presentations, and online tutorials. 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 (please plan to bring a copy of this text with you, or email Lee to arrange purchase of your own copy at the event).

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The course content themes (subject to amendment) include:
  • Elements in medicine and natural philosophy
  • Hippocratic principles and dis-ease concepts
  • The soul's relationship to physiology
  • Temperaments and their calculation
  • Traditional medical vocabulary and concepts
  • Primary faculties of wellness and disease
  • Change, balance, and homeostasis
  • Humoral pathology
  • Medical melothesia
  • Medieval innovations related to disease and treatment
  • Indicators of disease in the nativity
  • Decumbiture
  • Medical horaries
  • Medical elections
  • Natal cycles of health and disease
  • Critical days
  • Alternate methods when the time of onset is not known
  • Aging, stagnation, and death
  • Medical astrology and herbalism I: homeopathy and antipathy
  • Medical astrology and herbalism II: the tissue states
  • Differentiating medical practice and medical astrology

Dates and times:

Course sessions are delivered once a week. The course schedule is designed to enable most students throughout the global community to attend many of the live, interactive deliveries of the course material, with the knowledge that few students will find it convenient to attend every class. It is not essential that the live sessions are attended as each of them are recorded and made available for later access and review. We do recommend that each student aims to attend a minimum of six of the live deliveries, as this is the ideal platform for asking questions as they arise. This course also provides an active forum for group discussion, which has proven to be a great meeting point for all students in further exploration of course material, irrespective of location and ability to attend live sessions. No student will miss the opportunity to have their questions raised and addressed in a timely manner by Lee.

The course formally commences on Saturday, 10th October 2020 (specific time yet to be decided) with a group tutorial that offers an overview of the content of the course, followed by a live online delivery of lesson one.

Students are asked to join a similar online meeting each week to participate in live delivery of the course material, engage in a group chart discussion, and to explore any questions that may have arisen from previous material. The finalised schedule with dates and meeting times for each weekly live session will be sent to enrolled students prior to course commencement.

Course policies, requirements and recommendations:

  • Students on this course do not need to have previous experience in medical astrology. However, this course specialises in advanced-level astrological training and so it is necessary for participants to have a firm understanding of all basic astrological principles, and to have already studied certain principles that are most generally taught as part of the study of horary astrology. For that reason, we recommend delegates to have previously undertaken the STA Practitioners Level Horary Course or to have had a similar level of horary training/experience as a pre-requisite for this course.

  • Chart calculation is not taught as part of this syllabus, except for techniques that are specific to medical astrology (such as the calculation of temperaments, critical periods, etc). Participants will be expected to have had previous experience of drawing up and interpreting astrological charts before undertaking this study of medical astrology.

  • This course is restricted to a small number of enrolments to allow for individual attention, a friendly and encouraging atmosphere and an ideal number of participants for workshop exercises and group-work.

  • Students are required to download a free video conference program, Zoom, to enable interactive online sessions with the tutor and fellow students. It is also necessary to have stable internet access, as all coursework will be done online through the STA Course Portal.

  • The course materials should be accessible on all modern computers (Windows 7 or higher is recommended for Windows based PCs). For any kind of video conference, it is recommended that each participant have 1 Mbps upload, 4 Mbps download of available internet bandwidth. For optimum performance, we recommend using a broadband Internet connection. Poor network performance, lack of memory or high CPU usage may cause the audio quality to drop, become delayed or sound robotic. If you experience this, try closing all applications that are not being used to free up some additional bandwidth.

  • In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled or postponed, the School of Traditional Astrology will refund any course fees and deposits but will not be liable for any other costs incurred by attendees (travel insurance is advisable for this reason).


This course is fully booked - details of the next available Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course are available here.


This course commences 10th October 2020.

This course is fully booked - details of the next available Practitioners Level Medical Astrology Course are available here.

If you encounter any problems, or have any unanswered questions regarding the details of this course, please contact the course administrator, Lee Lehman, directly at

About Your Tutor:

Lee Lehman

Lee Lehman, Ph.D

In her four decade development as an astrologer, practical application has been a persistent hallmark which has defined Lee Lehman. Lee has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is author of The Ultimate Asteroid Book (1988), Essential Dignities (1989), The Book of Rulerships (1992), Classical Astrology for Modern Living (1996), The Martial Art of Horary Astrology (2002), Astrology of Sustainability (2011), Traditional Medical Astrology (2011), Classical Solar Returns (2012), The Magic of Electional Astrology (2014), and a translation from the French of Papus’ Astrology for Initiates, available for purchase here here. She is the former Academic Dean of Kepler College, and teaches regularly at the Midwest School of Astrology, Avalon School of Astrology, and Kepler College, as well as serving as a faculty member of the STA and Principal of the STA Medical Program. Lee has trained students in horary, medical and electional all over the world, in both live and online formats.

An early adherent of the current neo-classical movement in astrology, Lee’s focus has been to speak the method of classical astrology in modern language, and to help encourage people to learn how to apply ancient knowledge in modern systems. Her Perennial Herbal takes ancient astrological herbalism onto the web.

Lee was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones Award, and the recipient of the 2008 Regulus Award for Education.


The School of Traditional Astrology is a full member of the Advisory Panel on Astrological Education (APAE).
STA courses are endorsed by the APAE and approved by the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI).