This program is the equivalent of a three-year university programme and can be taken over as long a period as necessary. 

Astro-mechanics are a key cornerstone of this curriculum, including: chart hand-calculation and the hand drawing, hand calculation of secondary progressions.

You will learn all of the working tools of Western Astrology including the interpretation of Planets by Sign, House and Aspect, how to get further detail with planetary condition, rulership and reception and how declination and midpoints complete the picture.  

Technical skill without client-facing acumen is a recipe for disaster. Your Dip. HAS prepares you thoroughly with a course on ethics, a course on client skills and a course on client engagement.

Business Astrology is the art and science of using the stars to guide your professional practice,  Your Dip. HAS includes a course on this all-important component, as well as a course on  the basics of running your own professional practice.

The Ethics of Astrology is a required course in the diploma. This course equips you with a full understanding of your legal obligations for practice in Canada (and to a large extent, the US, UK and EU), the critical importance of data security and how to correctly handle your clients' details, the ethics of working with vulnerable adults and those not yet of age, issues of respect for your clients' chosen identity, in short, this course will empower you to practice ethically and safely, within the law, protecting both yourself and your clients. 

The Halifax Astrology School recognizes that students enter our programmes at all levels of development. We offer a Challenge for Credit option, where, in lieu of taking a course, a student can pay a fee to be measured so as to demonstrate mastery of that level.   

How to Connect with Your Client

Classes on client-side manner and best practices regarding ethics  as well as ways to create a safe, welcoming and reassuring experience for your clients. 

How to Calculate and Interpret Charts

We teach planets, signs, aspects and houses, major asteroids and Chiron. Both Classical and Modern approaches are respected, including planetary condition, almutens, rulerships and sect. We explain the link between antiscia and declination.

How to Start a Successful Professional Practice

Classes on how to start a professional practice,  legal and tax obligations, and other key factors create a solid foundation for your success right out of the gate.