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 2017/18 Dates

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

Term 1

Tuesdays. Dates: 17 October - 28 November 2017.
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: 23 January - 6 March 2018.
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: 17 April - 15 May & 5 June - 12 June 2018.
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 2017/18 Dates

Term 1

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

  • Sun 15th Oct 2017 – John Green – You are not Normal
  • Sun 22nd Oct 2017 – Shawn Nygaard - The 6th House: With Twilight as My Guide
  • Sun 29th Oct 2017 – Clare Martin - Astrology and Images of the Masculine
  • Sun 5th Nov 2017 – No lesson
  • Sun 12th Nov 2017 – Helen Sewell - The Sun in Psychological Astrology
  • Sun 19th Nov 2017 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 26th Nov 2017 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 3rd Dec 2017 – No lesson
  • Sun 10th Dec 2017 – Darby Costello – Saturn in Capricorn: A first look at the coming transit
  • Sun 17th December 2017 – Lynn Bell - Obsession, Possession, Control and Freedom

Term 2

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

  • Sun 28th Jan 2018 – Faye Cossar - Pluto and his Mother-in-Law Ceres
  • Sun 4th Feb 2018 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 11th Feb 2018 – John Green - The Great Work - The Person not the Chart
  • Sun 18th Feb 2017 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 25th Feb 2018 – Shawn Nygaard - Planets in Capricorn – What is a Mer-goat?
  • Sun 4th Mar 2018 – Lynn Bell - It’s Your Fault: Projection and Idealization in the Birth Chart
  • Sun 11th Mar 2018 – Juliet Sharman-Burke - Elements, Modalities and the Tarot
  • Sun 18th Mar 2018 – Clare Martin - Astrology, the Soul and the Water Houses

Full details of this term's webinars can be found here

Dipolma Course astrology

Term 3

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

  • Sun 15th April 2018 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 22nd April 2018 – Supervision Group
  • Sun 29th April 2018 – Clare Martin - Signs of the Times
  • Sun 6th May 2018 – Lynn Bell - Seized from Within: Planetary Hijack
  • Sun 13th May 2018 – Shawn Nygaard – Astrology, Psyche, and Imagination
  • Sun 20th May, 27th May and 3rd June 2018 - No lessons
  • Sun 10th June 2018 – Darby Costello - Uranus in Taurus: Awakening Venus
  • 17th June 2018 – John Green - The Chart in a Nutshell
  • Sun 24th June 2018 - No lesson
  • Sun 1st July 2018 - Helen Sewell – The Astrological Ages and Shifts in Human Consciousness

Full details of this term's 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.

<<< Details of Qualifications, Fees and Admission Requirements here

Applications for 2018/9 will open in July

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