Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Sydney Astrology School located?

Online! Sydney Astrology School’s Certificate Program is now taught online via an online course platform, live weekly webinars (2hrs per week) and occasional Zoom Meets so that you get to meet your classmates.

How long does it take to get the Sydney Astrology School Certificate?

Sydney Astrology School’s Certificate in Astrology takes four terms to complete Level 1 – Level 4. MasterClass is an ongoing class for chart practice and learning further techniques, including workshops on various topics. Learning can be taken at your own pace in that you can sit out a term if you are too busy with work or other commitments, and resume class the following term with a new group.

Will I be able to do astrology readings for people once I've finished the course?

Yes, but like everything in life to become proficient at something it’s all about practice. I encourage students to join MasterClass after Level 4 to hone their craft and perfect their skills if they are serious with taking Astrology into client work. MasterClass is a 2hr webinar held once a month.

I am just wanting to learn astrology for my own interest, is the course suitable for me?
Yes absolutely, people learn Astrology for a variety of reasons.
Is there support after the course is over?

Yes, there is an ongoing MasterClass that remains open for all students to keep expanding on their knowledge.

Do you recognise prior learning?
Yes we do. Levels of proficiency are gaged by a short test which is sent by email. We would recommend students to do the whole course.
Does Sydney Astrology School prepare you to sit the FAA exam?

Sydney Astrology Schools syllabus gives you an excellent grounding for the FAA exams. Exam tutoring is available. Marc Laurenson is a AAT (FAA Accredited Astrology Teacher).

The FAA has its affiliates Astrology Association of NSW (AANSW) and The South Coast Astrology Group (SCAG) which has monthly meetings with speakers that can also extend your Astrological knowledge.

Do you recommend any software?

Yes, but it’s not necessary in order to do the course. generates FREE astrology charts. AstroGold is phone app put out by Esoteric Technologies which costs approx. US$39.99 (iOS) and US$34.99 (Android). AstroGold is also now available as desktop software for Mac: Astro Gold for macOS (AU$330). Esoteric Technologies Professional software package is Solar Fire (AU$425) and is available only for Windows/PC.

Are there any books you recommend we read before we start the course?
Here are some titles I recommend all budding Astrologers read. These are not compulsory, I would advise you to get at least one of these books, to supplement your Level 1 learning.

The Inner Sky – Steven Forrest
The Chart Interpretation Handbook – Stephen Arroyo
Astrology and Consciousness – Rio Olesky
The 12 Houses – Howard Sasportas

How many people in a class?

Currently between 30 – 95 in a class.

We make sure there is adequate time and opportunity for everyone to have their questions answered.

Do we get to learn about our own charts in class?
Do we receive a certificate for our wall / CV?
I am going away this term so will be missing quite a few classes, can I make them up?

The course is 100% online – all webinars are recorded and you have access to the video replays forever.

Is Sydney Astrology School for all ages?
Yes, the school is suitable for all ages above 16.
What style of Astrology do you teach?
We teach Modern Evolutionary/Psychological Astrology
How much time do we need allocate each week for this course?
It’s up to you how much time you put in
but a minimum of
2 hours watching the webinar
and 2 hrs on the notes/homework.
What platform are the webinars on?
Webinars for the Certificate Program (Level 1 – Level 4) are held on Crowdcast. Level 5/MasterClass + Guest Speaker mini-courses & workshops are all held on Zoom.

Crowdcast is a browser-based webinar event platform that is FREE for attendees, it is stylish and super-easy to use. Most of our students love that they dont appear on stage in Crowdcast but can interact using the chat window that is visible to the teacher at all times.

If you’re attending an event on Crowdcast, you can join from any mobile device or computer. Android users are able to join events directly from a browser – no download required! Those with an iOS device like iPad or iPhone can attend events from a browser (Chrome preferred) or the Crowdcast App (Available free in App Store)

What if I can't make the classes LIVE?
Students receive the Replay links for all classes when they enrol in a 10-week term.