Wed, Jan 13 | Live Zoom Class

Be Your Own Astrologer with DK Brainard

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Time & Location

Jan 13, 3:00 PM EST – Mar 31, 4:00 PM EDT
Live Zoom Class

About The Event

Learn Astrology With A Master Teacher 

Have fun learning more about astrology than you thought possible. In  Be Your Own Astrologer, we’re going to focus on teaching you a  practical, systematic, method of chart interpretation you can use to  deepen your understanding of your own natal horoscope. And then apply to any other birth chart.

This class is for “beginning intermediate” students of astrology who  know some – or many – of the basic concepts of chart interpretation but want to develop confidence and mastery in putting it all together.

I’ve trained dozens of astrologers and healers who use astrology in their work with clients and in this 12-week course I’ll help you hone  your astrology skills, deepen your understanding of how astrology works,  and teach you to filter out the noise and tune in what’s essential.

You do need to have some core astrology concepts under your belt,  because we’re going to cover a lot of ground in this course. Ideally,  you already have an idea of what the signs, the houses and the planets symbolize. You know that astrology uses aspects like conjunctions, squares, trines and oppositions to indicate how different planets in the chart relate to one another.

 Class Details 

  • Classes start on January 13, 2021 and continue for 12 weeks.
  • Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 3 pm Eastern / noon Pacific on Zoom video.
  • Classes will be one hour in length and are divided into two segments: lesson and discussion.
  • Each lesson will be recorded; participants will have perpetual access to the video and audio-only lessons.

 What You’ll Learn 

This course is divided into three four-week sections, starting with  the basic building blocks of astrology and building to a focus on  synthesizing what you know and putting it all together to do actual  chart interpretation.

In addition to the weekly lesson, you’ll have a weekly homework  assignment designed to help you learn more about that week’s concepts  and practice using the techniques.

Unit 1 – Signs, Planets, Houses

Week 1: The Astrology Chart. The chart itself gives us  multiple layers of information. In this class we’ll look at the chart as  a whole and learn how to allow the chart to speak to us.

Week 2: The Signs. You’ll deepen your understanding  of the signs and go beyond “cookbook” or memorized definitions when you  learn to see each sign as as an archetypal container. We’ll look at the  signs as combinations of an element, a mode, and an orientation to the  world.

Week 3: The Houses. Areas of life experience. Just  like with the signs, understanding the organization of the house system  and their relationships to each other will enable you to make your own  interpretations. Also, which houses are beneficial and which are  considered malefic…and why.

Week 4: The Planets. The planets are the characters  acting out the story in the chart. You’ll learn how to determine a  planet’s strength relative to other planets in the chart. And learn to  identify which planets can help you unlock your hidden potentials and  which planets you always need to keep an eye on.

Unit 2 - Aspects 

Week 5: Aspects, Part 1. The major aspects show the  relationships between different planets and chart points. We’ll learn  how to identify major aspects and determine how aspects influence a  planet’s expression in the chart.

Week 6: Aspect Patterns. T-squares, yods, alien  patterns, grand trines and grand crosses. What they symbolize in a chart  and how to simply your focus to the planet in any aspect pattern that  can help you the most with that pattern.

Week 7: Aspects, Part 2. In this class, we’ll learn  some techniques for analyzing planetary aspects: Which aspects are the  strongest in the chart? Are conjunctions always good and squares always  bad? Understanding the difference between applying aspects, separating  aspects, and orbs.

Week 8: Transiting Aspects. As the planets move in  their orbits around the zodiac wheel, they make aspects to the natal  planets in the chart. We’ll look at easy ways to identify aspects from  transiting planets to natal planets. And learn how long a transit will  be in effect and how to evaluate that aspect in your chart.

Unit 3 – Putting It All Together 

Week 9: Rulerships, Part 1. The system of sign and  house rulerships is the secret decoder ring of chart interpretation. In  this class, we’ll give you the basics of the rulership system and look  at how having a planet in rulership, detriment, fall, and exaltation  changes the expression of that planet.

Week 10: Rulerships, Part 2. In this class, you’ll  learn how planets communicate through the system of rulerships. This is  amazingly crucial for understanding which planets can help us unlock  difficult aspect relationships! We’ll also look at how understanding the  rulership system can help us understand the meaning of any house in the  chart, including the empty houses.

Week 11: Soul Mission Points. In this class, we’ll  look at how understanding Pluto and the North and South Nodes in the  chart gives context to this lifetime. Even a basic understanding of  these points helps us make sense of the story the chart is trying to  tell.

Week 12: Practical Chart Interpretation. I’ll share  my method for “working up” a natal horoscope and determining which  planets, signs, and houses hold the most weight in the chart and where  we can focus attention to help the client (or the Self) activate their  personal evolution and live their soul mission.

Sign Up and Payment Options The cost is $300 for the entire 12-week course. You can pay upfront here or contact me to split the cost into three payments of $100 each.

Class size is limited to 15 participants.


  • 1 hour
    Week 1: The Astrology Chart.

  • 1 hour
    Week 2: The Signs
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