MISPA Diploma Course

MIPSA’s course consists of two years, split into a first year of set classes which teach the core themes and skills of psychological astrology, and a second year where students will attend webinars on a variety of topics exploring different avenues of psychological astrology, counselling skills and other techniques to help them provide better astrological consultations and broaden their astrological knowledge.

Download the MISPA Prospectus here

Download our Diploma Course Recommended Reading List for Year 1 here

Year One

Classes take place on a Tuesday. Time: 18:45-21:15 GMT/BST


Year One 2016/17 Dates

Each term consists of 7 classes. The topics covered are:-

Term 1

Tuesdays. Dates: 18 October - 29 November 2016.
Time: 18:45-21:15 GMT/BST

  • Introduction to Jungian psychology
  • The persona
  • Parental images and family dynamics
  • Complexes and projection
  • The shadow
  • Vocation
  • There is one supervision group.

Term 2

Tuesdays. Dates: 24 January - 7 March 2017.
Time: 18:45-21:15 GMT/BST

  • The anima and animus
  • Relationship astrology - synastry and composites
  • The psychology of transits, progressions and directions
  • Solar returns
  • There is one supervision group.

Term 3

Tuesdays. Dates: 25 April - 6 June 2017.
Time: 18:45-21:15 GMT/BST

  • Life cycles
  • The astrology of the collective
  • World astrology
  • The consulting astrologer
  • Chart narration
  • There are two supervision groups.

Students also get to pick one free webinar per term, they may attend extra webinars at a student rate.

Year Two

Webinars and supervisions take place on a Sunday, Time: 15:30-18:00 GMT/BST

Each term will have six webinars each given by a different tutor or visiting lecturer. For current webinars see our webinar page.

There will be two supervision groups per term with students split into smaller groups with a separate tutor. Supervision groups are a time to share charts you are working on with the group to practice your skills and to ask for advice.
Each student will also have a one hour oral assessment with a tutor in the third term.

Topics covered will be varied with some covering special areas of interest of the lecturer, others looking at more core themes or exploring further the themes covered in Year One.

Year Two 2016/17 Dates

Term 1

Sundays. Time: 15:30-18:00 GMT/BST

  • Sun 9th Oct 2016– Juliet Sharman-Burke - How to apply Counselling Techniques in Psychological Astrology
  • Sun 23rd Oct 2016 – Helen Sewell - Uranus and the Vision of Human Potential
  • Sun 30th Oct 2016 – John Green - Trick or Treat – Mercury as trickster, psychopomp and communicator
  • Sun 6th Nov 2016 – Clare Martin - Secondary Progressions
  • Sun 13th Nov 2016 – Lynn Bell - The Moon and Dependency
  • Sun 20th Nov 2016 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 27th Nov 2016 – Darby Costello - Astrology and Art: The Artist and the Birth Chart
  • Sun 11th Dec 2016 – Supervision Group
Dipolma Course astrology

Term 2

Sundays. Time: 15:30-18:00 GMT/BST

  • Sun 29th Jan 2017 – Helen Sewell - What’s love got to do with it? Astrological Couple Work
  • Sun 5th Feb 2017 - Supervision Group
  • Sun 12th Feb 2017 – John Green - Interesting Times: A War in Heaven?
  • Sun 19th Feb 2017 - Supervision Group
  • Sun 26th Feb 2017 – Shawn Nygaard - Neptune’s Immensities
  • Sun 12th March 2017 – Clare Martin - The Nodes of the Moon
  • Sun 19th March 2017 – Darby Costello - Saturn trine Uranus in Fire: New Patterns Arising?
  • Sun 26th March 2017 – Lynn Bell - Mars: Between Conflict and Desire

Term 3

Sundays. Time: 15:30-18:00 GMT/BST

  • 30th April 2017 - Clare Martin - Astrology and Aspects of the Feminine
  • 7th May 2017 – Alex Trenoweth – Astrology and Education
  • 14th May 2017 – Faye Cossar – Vocation and Blocks – what is stopping you?
  • 21st May 2017 – No lesson
  • 28th May 2017 – John Green - Synchronicity - The Key to Astrology or Apophenia?
  • 4th June 2017 – Lynn Bell - Planetary Joys and the Houses of the Horoscope
  • 11th June 2017 - Supervision Group
  • 18th June 2017 - Supervision Group
  • 25th June 2017 – Darby Costello - When Desire and Longing Get Mixed Up with Each Other

Full details of the webinars can be found here

Webinar topics may include, but are not limited to, subjects such as:-

  • Current Cycles
  • Generational Cycles
  • Planetary Archetypes
  • Signs and Houses
  • Aspects
  • Techniques and Ethics of Forecasting
  • Relationship Astrology
  • Interpretation Techniques
  • Astrology in the World
  • Body/Mind, Illness, Health
  • Myths
  • Counselling Skills
  • Other techniques such as Horary, Midpoints, Harmonics etc.

On completing the required number of classes, webinars, supervision groups and an oral assessment the student is entitled to receive the MISPA Certificate of Completion in Psychological Astrology.

After passing the certificate, the student is entitled to take the MISPA Diploma in Psychological Astrology, with permission to use the letters Dip. MISPA.

In order to be awarded the MISPA Diploma in Psychological Astrology the student must present a one and a half hour oral exam to at least two tutors, demonstrating their skills with a client over a series of sessions. An extra fee is payable for the Diploma exam. All requirements will be discussed with a course tutor before taking the exam.

Applications for 2017/8 will open in June/July

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Students can download a .pdf file of our 2016 prospectus here

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