Your Astrological Initiation Astrology Course w/ Richard & Becca Tarnas
to be an excellent astrologer (or astrology student!)
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People connect with astrology because...

➡️ They feel lost or out of sync with their lives
➡️ They are seeking support in their careers or relationships
➡️ They want to understand themselves better
& so many more reasons...

A good chart reading can change the course of a client’s life!

But with great power comes great responsibility...
Are you the unofficial astrologer of your friend group?
Maybe you’ve taken a few classes or learned some techniques, and now people come to YOU when they want to know what’s going on with the planets.

People will benefit from the wisdom you’ve gained!

But you may struggle to share your passion with others in ways that feel beneficial to them.

Talking about astrology is its own unique skill set that most astrology workshops don’t teach.
“Whether it’s our writing as astrologers, our teaching or our consultations...or even with our own work on understanding ourselves, we really want to bring the most developed capacity for rigor and compassion and ethical care, because astrology is a powerful gift...a powerful mystery, a kind of spiritual power in itself, and we have to raise ourselves to be adequate vessels of its expression.”
Richard Tarnas
It’s not just about giving accurate predictions. Astrology is a therapeutic practice. It’s dangerously easy to alienate people or even cause harm by using the wrong approach. 
In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals & best practices of astrology, including:

  • Concrete how-to’s and tips for establishing your practice
  • Grounding in the nature of the astrological mystery and this moment in time
  • How to frame a reading or research project
  • The ethics of offering astrological consultation (whether casually or professionally, with friends or clients)
  • Responding to skepticism in a respectful, nuanced way that is philosophically and psychologically grounded

As a budding astrologer, student or enthusiast, you have a unique and privileged relationship with the universe.

With the right training, you can be a life-changing ambassador of astrology to your community!
Establishing an astrology practice is an initiation into living consciously with astrology and bringing its rhythms into your daily life.
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When we do this, we can share that practice with others in a way that EMPOWERS them!

Have you ever read an article or spoken with an astrologer that made you feel doomed?

Like the future was set in stone and there was nothing you could do to change it?
Or like your birth chart was full of problems you’d never overcome?

No one should feel that way!

Astrology is a tool for telling the stories that we want to tell about our own lives.
This power belongs to everyone!

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So how do we wield it responsibly, for the benefit of all?
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With Richard Tarnas & Becca Tarnas
Practical Guidance for Using Astrology to Best Serve Yourself, Others, and the World
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  • An Exclusive Workshop with Astrology Superstars Richard Tarnas & Becca Tarnas ($97 value)

  • A recorded 2-Hour Q&A with Rick & Becca addressing student coursework questions ($47 value) 

  • Lifetime Access to the Workshop and Q&A in Video, Audio & Transcript formats
    ($47 value)

  • The complete Slide Deck in PDF format
    ($17 value)

PLUS incredible BONUSES
An eBook on Cultivating Your Archetypal Astrology Practice by Becca Tarnas, PhD
($27 value)

In this eBook Becca offers...

  • A comprehensive guide to all the major components of the astrology chart with hints to help you memorize what's important.
  • Tips to familiarize yourself with your own natal chart, how to read an ephemeris to track major life events, and ways to broaden the scope of your astrological studies.
  • Guidance on how you can cultivate your "Archetypal Eye" or your ability to perceive symbolic meanings in the particulars of everyday life.

An Introductory Essay on Archetypal Astrology by Richard Tarnas

($27 value)

In this essay Rick addresses...

  • 3 important matters that people should know when approaching astrology: the nature of archetypes, the question of determinism vs. free will, and why astrology works.
  • The meanings of the planets and aspects (the essential archetypal forces themselves and the interaction between those forces).  
  • The principle of transits and how they reflect the dynamic unfolding of one’s life and character in terms of specific events and experiences and more!
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Rick and Becca Tarnas to become a more informed and articulate ambassador of astrology and share its gifts with dignity and a deeper soul connection!

(or 2 payments of $55)
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Becca Tarnas, is a respected scholar, artist and astrologer. She received a PhD in Philosophy and Religion from California Institute of Integral Studies. She currently edits Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, and works as a professor and counseling astrologer. Her first book, Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader’s Guide to J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, was published in 2019. You can find more about her and her work on her website,

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Richard Tarnas, Becca's father, is a celebrated author, astrologer, cultural historian and professor of philosophy and psychology. His third book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, is widely considered essential reading for any astrology student. He has an A.B. from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute and spent 10 years studying at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. He is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness graduate program at California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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In Your Astrological Initiation, this powerhouse father/daughter duo will share the concrete wisdom they’ve gathered over decades of cumulative study and practice. Based on their extensive knowledge of astrology, philosophy and archetypal psychology, and their unique intergenerational and multi-gendered perspectives, they’ll teach you everything you need to know to approach the practice of astrology respectfully and responsibly.
Whether you’re applying astrological guidance in your own life, researching historical patterns, or preparing to offer readings to your community, this workshop will give you what you need to start on the right foot!
Here’s what will be covered in the 4-hour exclusive workshop with Richard Tarnas & Becca Tarnas:
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Introduction: The Astrological Mystery
• Astrology’s relationship to the soul
• The marriage of astrology and psychology
• The importance of archetypes for astrological understanding

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Fundamentals of Astrology I
• The rainbow spectrum of meanings for each planet
• Three basic forms of correspondence (Natal charts, world transits, personal transits)
• Understanding the planetary aspects 

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Fundamentals of Astrology II
• The structure of the zodiac and how to quickly recognize aspects
• What are the most important factors to focus on in a chart?
• The importance of keeping a journal, doing a life review, working with an ephemeris & developing your “archetypal eye”

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The Astrologer’s Best Practices
Ethics, compassion, and care in astrology
• Bridging between astrology and mainstream society
• The larger philosophical and spiritual implications of astrology

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“Richard Tarnas is ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS of ALL Time. He’s a Cosmic Treasure. And I am so thankful for his generous sharing of information. 🙏❤️ He has greatly inspired and influenced my work and life.” - Cynthia S.

“Rick Tarnas is an absolute treasure, he is profound and patient, quite the combo for a teacher. Legendary.” - A.B. Brasil

“Professor Tarnas, I am honored to be a student of astrology at this moment in time; blossoming in the wake of your dedication, your research; your publications. And then there's your Becca, a masterpiece 💜” - Kate T.

“Tarnas is a gift to both astrology and humankind.” - Sara V.

“Thank you for connecting us with one of the greatest astrological minds of our times.” - Tracy N.

“If everyone in the world would listen and really understand what Richard Tarnas speaks about, there would be so much healing and the world would be a better place. He is the wise elder that I turn to for comfort.” - Sarah M.

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Inspiring, intelligent, imaginative.” - Catie S.

“Becca’s interpretations are deep and insightful but also down to earth. More Becca please!!” - Lis P.

“I love hearing Becca speak; it’s always precise, interesting and has a poetic or unexpected quality. More of this!! 🤩” - Iona M.

“I have just discovered Becca’s work and she is so beautiful and brilliant. Thank you Becca for all your work, such a gift.” - Autumn R.

“Becca Tarnas is always mind-blowing. What a mind.” - Segal A.

“I find Ms.Tarnas to be mesmerizing and elucidating in her serene countenance and supreme fluency in this language of symbols.” - Jem N.

“Thank you for sharing the beautiful wisdom that flows through you.  It’s a religious experience.” - A Farani

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Who is this course intended for?

This course is for anyone seeking to develop a meaningful, intimate relationship with the ancient practice of astrology. Enthusiasts and students of all levels will benefit from the information shared in this course, and no specific background is required. Rick and Becca consider this a foundational course, suitable for absolute beginners and students with experience alike.

How does the course work? Do I need to join the live session or can I listen anytime?

As soon as you register for the course, you’ll receive access to the bonus print materials from Rick Tarnas and Becca Tarnas. The 4-hour course lecture will be live on September 21st and the recording of the video and audio files, as well as the slide deck and lecture transcript will be released to all registered students within 24 hours so you can watch or listen at your convenience. You’ll also have the opportunity to join our live Q&A on September 27th, but if you can’t make it to the live session, don’t worry! All questions will be submitted ahead of time and answers will be recorded, so everyone has an equal chance to participate and benefit from the wisdom of our presenters.

I’m an astrology enthusiast, but I don’t intend to practice professionally. Will this course be appropriate for me?

If you want to talk to the people in your life about astrology, this course is for you! Whether we intend to or not, most of us who learn a little bit about astrology wind up becoming ambassadors in our communities. Sometimes we might encounter skepticism, and sometimes our friends and loved ones will start coming to us for advice. It’s fun and gratifying to share the power of astrology with those around us, especially after we’ve seen how helpful it can be in our own lives! But whether we’re charging money for it or not, our knowledge of astrology and natural desire to share it with others comes with certain ethical considerations. Translating the wisdom of the stars should not be taken lightly! This course will give students a foundational understanding of how to approach the practice of astrology seriously and responsibly, whether it leads to a professional career or not. The course is also intended to help people who might simply be studying astrology to understand themselves better and who are using astrology personally in their own lives to live more consciously and skillfully.

I’m an advanced student of astrology. Will this course teach me something I don’t already know?

Your Astrological Initiation offers a foundation in the ethics and approaches that make an excellent astrologer. Though this work is foundational, the truth is that most astrology courses skip this crucial step. Even if you already have extensive knowledge of astrological interpretation and technique, this course is sure to deepen your appreciation and understanding of astrology as an art form, and provide you with concrete tools and approaches for shaping your practice as you move forward.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from this intergenerational powerhouse…
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