The book and the course
With the rekindled interest in traditional astrology, astrologers are again turning to this important prognostic method, but many find the technical explanations of earlier authors difficult to follow. To remedy this situation I wrote the textbook Primary Directions: Astrology’s Old Master Technique, published in 2009 by The Wessex Astrologer. The book is meant for students of astrology who, like myself, do not have a background in mathematics, programming or the like, and was described by Robert Hand as ‘the first clear non-technical exposition of primary directing techniques ever written’. Click here to read a free sample chapter from the book.
This textbook is also required reading for my online Primary Directions Diploma Course, which is designed for students who want to explore and master the technique in depth. The course covers both classical and more modern uses of primary directions, and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. Students are tutored personally through email and guided at their own preferred pace through the process of calculating and interpreting primary directions. While students are not required to complete the course within a specific time, most are able to do so in three to twelve months.
The Primary Directions Diploma Course is divided into twelve lessons, each including learning objectives, required reading, worked examples from modern charts and classical texts, and homework assignments. Each lesson will be sent to you once the assignments from the previous lesson have been submitted and corrected. After passing the final exam, you will be awarded the diploma Master of Primary Directions. The course fee is currently fixed at SEK 5000, corresponding approximately to £450, €500 or $600. If you are interested in registering or have other questions, please feel free to contact me.