MISPA Diploma Course

MISPA’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 2021/22 Dates

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

Term 1

Tuesdays. Dates: 12 October – 30 November 2021. No lesson 9th November.
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: 25 January - 8 March 2022.
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: 26 April - 7 June 2022.
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 2021/22 Dates

Term 1

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

  • Sun 3rd October 2021 – Student Staff Meeting
  • Sun 10th October 2021 – Darby Costello: Generations and Cycles of History: What is your Generation About?
  • Sun 17th October 2021 – Lynn Bell: Body and Psyche: The Archetypal Language of Planets and Symptoms
  • Sun 24th October 2021 – Martin Moritz: Check-up Time: Saturn Returns at age 29 and 59
  • Sun 31st October 2021 - No lesson
  • Sun 7th November 2021 – Shawn Nygard: Astrology & Fairy Tales – Spinning Straw into Gold
  • Sun 14th November 2021 – Safron Rossi: Archetypal Polarities: Taurus-Scorpio and Gemini-Sagittarius
  • Sun 21st November 2021 – Supervision Groups
  • Sun 28th November 2021 – John Green: Katabasis: Descending to the Underworld
  • Sun 5th December 2021 – Supervision Groups

Term 2

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

Dipolma Course astrology
  • Sun 30th January 2022 – Lynn Bell: Understanding the Moon’s Nodes in the chart
  • Sun 6th February 2022 – Jason Holley: Astrology and Character Structure
  • Sun 13th February 2022 – Darby Costello: Individuation: A time to decide
  • Sun 20th February 2022 – Carole Taylor: Aspect Patterns
  • Sun 27th February 2022 - Supervision Groups
  • Sun 6th March 2022 – Shawn Nygard: Mercury and the Outer Planets
  • Sun 13th March 2022 – Supervision Groups
  • Sun 20th March 2022 – No lesson
  • Sun 27th March 2022 – Martin Moritz: Mommie Dearest - The Moon and mother issues

Term 3

8 out of 10 Sundays. 1st May - 3rd July 2022. Time: 15:30-18:00 GMT/BST

  • Sun 8th May 2022 – Lynn Bell: Lost and Found: Working with the 12th house in the birth chart
  • Sun 15th May 2022 – John Green: Rage Hard: Reclaiming Mars Energy
  • Sun 22nd May 2022 – Supervision Groups
  • Sun 29th May 2022 – Shawn Nygaard: Angels & Daimons, Signs & Wonders
  • Sun 5th June 2022 - Supervision Groups
  • Sun 12th June 2022 – No lesson
  • Sun 19th June 2022 – Darby Costello: The Sun and the Moon in the astrological chart
  • Sun 26th June 2022 – Clare Martin: The Astrology of Grief
  • Sun 3rd July 2022 – Jason Holley: Along the Edge of Self and Chaos: Venus, Mars, and the Birth of Eros

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

Webinar topics are different each year and 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 completing the certificate, the student is entitled to take the MISPA Diploma in Psychological Astrology, with permission to use the letters Dip. MISPA after passing the Diploma exam.

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.

The MISPA Diploma Course is a recognised course of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI) and Diploma holders are eligible to become members of the association.

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

*Applications for the 2021/22 course are now closed.
Applications for the next course will open in July*

You can download a .pdf file of our prospectus here

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