Programs of Study
We offer several courses, workshops and lectures that can be combined to cater to your specific study intentions. Below you'll find links to suggested courses based on your goals. Select your study goal below to see our recommended list of courses, reading material, and order of study.
Are you interested in astrology mainly for personal growth? Have you experienced the uncanny power of astrology to shed insight on your inner (and outer) life dynamics? You'd like to learn more, but you don't have an intention of becoming a professional astrologer just yet. This where to start!
Astrologer - Online Study
Would you like to learn how to read the charts of friends and family, but you don't necessarily want to start an astrology business? Or maybe you are ready to work towards doing readings professionally. In either scenario, you'll need to learn the same astrological building blocks.
Below is a course outline and suggested order of study for our online courses, workshops, webinars and lectures. Although we do not currently offer certification for online study, we may do so in the future. For now, we provide self-tests and personal tutoring to help you get the most of your learning experience at Forrest Astrology.
There are 4 main areas of focus to learn in preparation for giving readings. We recommend learning them in this order, as each area of focus builds on the next. Keep in mind that you do not need to learn how to do each type of reading. For instance, you can establish a practice just doing natal chart readings, and refer out for people who want relationship readings. However, to do relationship readings, you'll need to master individual natal chart readings first, and astrological timing (if you're adding that to the mix).
Once you have the basics down, you can choose your focus, and add more specializations as your knowledge grows.
Astrologer - Online Plus In-Person Study
The suggestions below are for students who will combine their online studies with attendance at live events. Students who attend our live events can pursue certification. Some links contained in the following lists will only be visible to registered students who have already attended at least one approved live event. Course suggestions here include selections from the Apprentice Program recordings,* which in some cases are substituted for similar recordings that are available to the general public.
*Once you have attended one of Steven's official AP workshops, you gain access to an expanded library of pre-recorded 4-day workshops. The lists below integrate some of those titles into the Online Study list above (which is open to the general public).
We have a strict confidentiality policy that students agree to when attending a live event. The private Apprentice Program recordings include birth chart readings in which students sometimes share personal information that is not meant for the general public. For this reason, we limit access to these recordings to registered students only.
Hearing Steven read attendee birth charts in real time from attendees in the live setting is one of the best ways to learn advanced chart synthesis. After each reading, students have the option to share feedback, which makes for a rich learning experience. There is a deep fine-tuning and creative process at work in chart synthesis and watching the process unfold will help you hone your own skills.
Study areas and course suggestions:
Tony is available for tutoring sessions to help you make the most of your studies. Online students who can't attend live workshops will especially benefit from tutoring sessions.
Tutoring is billed at $50 an hour, in 15 minute increments. You can schedule a tutoring session for the amount of time that works for you. If you have a short question, we can schedule sessions as short as 15 minutes.