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 2018/19 Dates

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

Term 1

Tuesdays. Dates: 9 October, 16 October and 30 October – 27 November 2018.
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: 29 January - 12 March 2019.
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: 30 April - 11 June 2019.
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 2018/19 Dates

Term 1

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

  • Sun 7th October 2018 – Carole Taylor - Transits: Finding the Story
  • Sun 14th October 2018 – Lynn Bell - Fathers and their Children
  • Sun 21st October 2018 – No lesson
  • Sun 28th October – No lesson
  • Sun 4th November 2018 – Clare Martin The Astrology of Personality Theory
  • Sun 11th November 2018 – Darby Costello - Rulership
  • Sun 18th November 2018 - Shawn Nygaard - The 3rd House - Impressions from the Starry Night
  • Sun 25th November 2018 – Supervision group
  • Sun 2nd December 2018 - Supervision group
  • Sun 9th December 2018 – John Green webinar Jupiter: Never Enough

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

Term 2

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

  • Sun 3rd February 2019 – Lynn Bell - Mothers and their Children
  • Sun 10th February 2019 – Supervision group
  • Sun 17th February 2019 – Clare Martin - Pluto - To Hell and Back
  • Sun 24th February 2019 – Darby Costello - Fire: The Heart of Knowing
  • Sun 3rd March 2019 – Safron Rossi - The Gatekeeper Archetype and the Angles
  • Sun 10th March 2019 – Shawn Nygaard – Saturn and Jupiter: Senex & Puer
  • Sun 17th March 2019 - John Green - Sorrow is Knowledge: Chiron in the Chart and by Transit
  • Sun 24th March 2019 – No Lesson
  • Sun 31st March 2019 - Supervision group
Dipolma Course astrology

Term 3

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

  • Sun 5th May 2019 – Faye Blake - The Great Escape - Looking at everyday addictions using the horoscope
  • Sun 12th May 2019 – Shawn Nygaard - Astrology as an Archetypal Language
  • Sun 19th May 2019 – Supervision group
  • Sun 26th May 2019 – John Green - The Word – The Astrology of Writers, Poets and Orators
  • Sun 2nd June 2019 – Darby Costello - Air: The Breath of Life
  • Sun 9th June 2019 – Carole Taylor - Retrograde Planets
  • Sun 16th June 2019 – No Lesson
  • Sun 23rd June 2019 - Lynn Bell - Border Crossings – The 8th House
  • Sun 30th June 2019 - Supervision group

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 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 2018/9 will open in July

Students can download a .pdf file of our 2018 prospectus here

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