Medieval Astrology Diploma Course - DMA

Diploma Course in Medieval Astrology

Course Contents

This is an advanced course. It is widely considered the most complete course available for the Western predictive astrologer. 

You do not have to complete the Foundation course before you begin the Diploma course but you should have a good understanding of astrology - natal, horary or electional. If in doubt please email for advice.

All materials are downloaded instantly. You can then read them from your computer hard-drive, print them or burn them to CD/DVD. There are 26 main lessons plus: an Orientation lecture, articles on astronomy as it relates to Predictive astrology, a calculation module (for learning how to erect horoscopes without a computer) and general articles on astrology (these are listed below).

Much of the information included in the DMA is not available elsewhere. This includes new research into the use of astrology and also new translations of ancient astrological texts. Above all this is a practical course designed to teach the Art of prediction and is not theory. 


Course Materials

    General Introduction to Medieval Astrology

    Orientation (text and audio)


    1 Astronomy: Part 1 (text and audio) 
    . Cosmology and Spherical Astronomy 

    2 Astronomy: Part 2
    . Constellations, fixed stars, planetary and luminary cycles

    3 Sabaeanism
    . Use of fixed stars and an explanation of the astronomical bases of mythologies. 

    There is also a calculation module to teach the basics of chart erection. Plus two separate papers on astronomy : The Diurnal Motion of the Stars and The Right Conception of the Sphere and its Circles (translated from Thabit c 870 AD) 

    Fundaments of Medieval Astrology

    4 The Archetype
    . Interrelationship between the sidereal and tropical zodiacs

    5 Sign, Subdivisions and Rulerships
    6 The Houses
    7 The Planets


    Introduction and overview to successful Delineation 

    8 The Fundaments of Delineation

    Special Techniques of Delineation

    9 The Length of Life - Longevity Part I
    10 The Length of Life - Longevity Part II 
    11 The Rank of Fame 
    12 The Profession Significator
    13 The Financial Significator
    14 The Lord of the Chart - Almutem Figuris
    15 The Arabic Parts


    Introduction and Continuous Astrological Techniques 

    16 The Fundaments of Prediction and Predictive method in Natal Configurations and the Predictive method of Time Division by Triplicity Ruler and the method of the Ages of Man

    Non-continuous Astrological Techniques

    17 Transits and Progressions
    18 Prediction through the ruling of time - Firdaria
    and Prediction through permutation - Profecting
    19 Prediction by Solar & Lunar Return
    20 Prediction by Directing

    Special Areas

    21 The Delineation and Prediction of Marriage
    22 Delineation and Prediction relating to Children
    23 Medical Astrology
    24 Spiritual Astrology
    25 Astrological Physiognomy 

    Conclusion to Course

    26 Epilogue 

Articles on Astrology

In addition to the above your course materials also include the following articles: 

Abu-Ma'shar: Prince of Astrologers Ma'shar was a Persian astrologer (8th-9th century) who had a profound effect on astrology in Western Europe. He was the greatest astrologer of his day and it is essential for the modern practitioner of Predictive astrology to be familiar with his work. 

Astrology and Wisdom Today the pursuit of wisdom as the prime objective of astrology has been largely abandoned. In its stead psychological analysis and introspection have come to predominate in the Western democracies. For the majority this has destroyed astrology as a predictive Art and so dissolved its central aim, the attainment of wisdom. Students should be aware of these issues and how to go about resolving them. 

Avicebron and the Fountain of Life Today many scientists use Copernican heliocentric astronomy (that the Earth revolves around the Sun) as a repudiation of astrology. This places astrologers in the position of having to justify their pre-Copernican application of astronomy. It is a debate that has been raging for many centuries and drives to the root of the difficultly that many scientists and academics have in understanding astrology. This article examines the work and life of one of the greatest mind to address this matter. 

Blending of Astrology and Medicine Astrological calculation was regarded as essential in determining the appropriate time to commence or change treatment and planetary movements were regarded as strongly influencing the patient's prognosis. This article is one of a series of medical papers considering these issues. 

The Guardian Angel and Astrology This paper discusses the nature of the Angel and examines two different viewpoints - that of the psychologist and that of the Predictive astrologer. The latter delineates the natal figure and draws upon esoteric and sacred doctrine. In doing so astrologers can demonstrate that the modern view - that we are essentially formed by nurture and the environment - is wrong. On the contrary, the spiritual forces inherent at our birth are of fundamental importance throughout our lives and these forces are closely tied to our Guardian Angel. 

Medical Astrology in Early Western Europe This article discusses the state of medical astrology in barbarian Western Europe prior to 500AD. It examines the state of their astronomical learning; their medical lore and their understanding of a correlation between the affairs of heaven and effects on earth. 

Prediction and the 11th September 2001 This paper examines prediction and in particular those predictions relating to the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centre, made twelve months before the events. It gives an overview of the standards necessary for astrological prediction and an indication of the methods used. It primarily relates to the predictions, which specifically stated that an attack would be by Islamic fundamentalists on US soil in September 2001. These predictions were published twelve months before in August 2000. 

Valentine Weigel on Fate and Free Will Many modern astrologers are confronted with a painful inadequacy when reading a horoscope. They can diagnose problems that the native may confront but too often remain powerless to do anything about those problems. This raises issues central to Fate and Free Will. This article discusses these in relation of the works of Weigel, who put a great deal of thought into the matter.


Students have the choice of applying for a tutored place or working through the materials as an untutored student. 

To apply for a tutored place please contact the student registrar at

All tuition is conducted via email with students submitting homework at the end of each lesson. The lesson is marked and returned to the student. 

Demand for tutored places is always high, so a tutored place cannot be guaranteed. If a tutored place cannot be offered when you apply, you can be put on a waiting-list. 

Course Texts

In addition to the DMA materials listed above the following are texts for the course: 

Tools and Techniques for the Medieval Astrologer Book One on Prenatal Concerns and the Calculation of the Length of Life 

Tools and Techniques for the Medieval Astrologer Book Two on Astrological Prediction by Direction and the Sub-division of the Signs

Tools and Techniques for the Medieval Astrologer Book Three on Horary and Electional Astrology and An Astrological Miscellany

146 Considerations of Bonatti and 245 Aphorisms of Cardanus (Bonatti was the leading astrologer of the 13th century and Cardan was a leading astrologer of the 15th century). It is an invaluable work and if you memorise Bonatti's considerations early on you will find they hold you in good stead throughout your studies. 

For more information on these books and for example pages of their contents see :/zoller/books 

There are further texts in the student library. All students can access these for free. 

Also, there are a number of other books and articles, which will aid you in your studies. As you go through your course materials you will find these referred to and can at the stage decide if you need them. 

Astrological Software

All the methods/calculation of techniques and charts you need are contained within the course materials. Therefore, to start with you can study without any software, if you prefer. However, doing charts by hand is laborious and so later you may want to consider software. If you need advice, this can be requested at any stage and at the beginning of your studies some direction is given. 

Student Charts

During the course, you will be applying techniques and astrological method. There are many natal charts throughout the materials that you will be referred to however, it is recommended that students also use separate natal charts for examining and using the techniques as they learn them. 

It is recommended that you use your own chart and that you select at least seven other charts of either friends or family or someone of historical interest, for you to practice on. In the course materials these are referred to as "your working charts". 

Predictive Astrologer Newsletter

The Predictive Astrologer newsletter is send to students via email. It includes predictions, articles on astrology, discussion of student problems, notification of events, updates and advice about new books and materials. 

Spam is never sent and you will often gain access to material that is not generally distributed to the wider public. 

Diploma Course Examination

At the end of your Diploma course studies you can sit an examination. This is conducted over the Internet and can be sat anywhere and at any time that suits you. 

When you are ready to sit the DMA examination all you need do is email  and you will be sent full details.

As with the Foundation course examination, you are asked to study an examination chart and answer questions on it. The examination chart is sent to you prior to the examination itself so that you can familiarise yourself with it. 

Award of Diploma

Once you have passed your examination you are awarded the Diploma in Medieval Astrology (DMA) by the Academy of Predictive Astrology - London. 

Time to Complete

Students should complete the Diploma course within 18 months. 

You are asked to work through each lesson, one at a time. Some lessons will take you longer than others to complete but over the first six months, you should average two lessons per month. Then, in the next six months as you move to more advanced (and time consuming) techniques you should be averaging one lesson per month. Then, in your final 4 months, as everything comes together you should again find two lessons per months easily manageable. 

Again, the above is only a guideline and some students progress at a much faster pace depending on the time they have available to study. 

Cost of Materials

The cost is divided into to parts:
  1. The DMA materials themselves cost £199.00 (approx. US$297). 

    Anyone can buy these at any time. 

    If you would like to purchase these materials now, then please click here to go to the sales page. They will be dispatched to you within 7 days for your making payment. 
  2. Tutored students have to pay an additional fee of £700.00 (approx. US$1046). 

    Students who do not have a tutored place when they begin the course can later apply for a tutored place after they have begun the course. The tuition fee is reduced according to the amount of tuition that you require e.g. if you have already progressed through half the course before becoming a tutored student then you would only have to pay half the tuition fee. 

    Before making payment for the tuition fee you need to have a tutored place. To apply for a tutored place please email . Please note the above - that if you apply for a tutored place after you have started the course then the tuition fee will be reduced accordingly. Also, payment for tuition can be made by instalments.


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Diploma Course in Medieval Astrology Course Contents This is an advanced course. It is widely considered the most complete course available for the Western predictive astrologer.     You do not have to complete the Foundation course before you begin the Diploma course but you... Read more