Complete Introduction to Astrology


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Who am I? What is the purpose of my life?

Join professional astrologer Mark Flaherty and learn to read an astrological birth chart and gain a much deeper understanding of your own personal nature: your gifts, your challenges and what you are here to do in this world.

Learn about all of the essential building blocks of astrology: the Signs, Planets, Houses and Aspects through his clear and precise Virgoan guidance.

See detailed course information below.


In this course, you will learn all of the essential information needed to be able to understand an astrological birth chart, to give you a much deeper understanding of your own personal nature, your challenges and your gifts, as well as those of your loved ones.

Topics covered in the course:

The philosophy behind astrology: what astrology is and how it can describe so accurately a person’s life
How to identify the planets, signs, houses and aspects in a chart
The 4 elements – Fire, Earth, Air and Water
The 3 modes – Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable
* The Sun, Moon and all of the planets – what their natures are and what they show about you
The 12 signs of the zodiac
The 12 houses of the chart
The 5 major aspects – Conjunction, Sextile, Trine, Square and Opposition
The Nodes of the Moon and their influence on your life direction
The 12 letter alphabet – a handy way to simplify the wealth of information in a chart

Included in the course download package

* 10 audio-visual classes in mp4 format comprising over 7 hours of lessons
* 6 PDF handouts summarising the most important information
* A bibliography of recommended books to deepen your astrological knowledge

Who the course is for

* Total beginners – people who have absolutely no knowledge of astrology whatsoever
* Improvers – people who know something about astrology but wish to take their knowledge deeper

Detailed information about each class:

Class 1 – Philosophy and Overview (22:24)
a) An introduction to what the planets, signs, houses, aspects and elements mean in astrology.
b) A discussion of the philosophy of astrology – what astrology is and how it is that the position of the planets when you were born can so accurately describe your personality and what happens in your life.

Class 2 – The Chart (25:50)
a) A visual example and explanation of what all of the symbols, numbers, sectors and points of the astrology chart mean
b) An animated example of the motion of the planets through the houses and signs of the chart.

Class 3 – The Elements and Modes (45:07)
The importance and meaning of the four elements – Fire, Earth, Air and Water, and the three modes – Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable, using the example chart of Sean Connery. 

Class 4 – The Planets (part one) (44:21)
The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars – Detailed descriptions of what aspects of our lives are symbolised by these 5 planets. Example chart comes from Sean Connery.

Class 5 – The Planets (part two) (42:41)
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – Detailed descriptions of what aspects of our lives are symbolised by these 5 planets. Example chart comes from Robbie Williams.

Class 6 – The Signs (part one) (43:52)
Detailed descriptions of the nature of the first six signs of the zodiac – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo, using examples from Princess Diana, Salvador Dali and others.

Class 7 – The Signs (part two) (53:55)
Detailed descriptions of the nature of the final six signs of the zodiac – Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, using examples from John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, Kurt Cobain and others.

Class 8 – The Houses (66:10)
Detailed descriptions of which areas of our lives are indicated by the 12 houses, with examples from Abraham Lincoln and Danica Patrick.

Class 9 – The Aspects (63:58)
Detailed description of the five major aspects in astrology (Conjunction, Sextile, Trine, Square and Opposition) and how they help to bring the chart together as an integrated whole, using examples from the charts of Princess Diana and Abraham Lincoln.

Class 10 – Nodes of the Moon and Twelve Letter Alphabet (25:01)
An introduction to how the Nodes of the Moon indicate our life direction, followed by a discussion of the Twelve Letter Alphabet of Astrology and how we can use this to simplify the complexity of the chart.

Total running time – 7h 13m


“I am so excited that I got to take the Intro to Astrology course with Mark Flaherty. It opened up the doors to a whole world of knowledge and insight about myself and others. I am particularly grateful to Mark for the amazingly well-planned and organized course that was always fascinatingly interesting and engaging. I am amazed that in such a short time, Mark was able to so clearly get so much information across to us about a field of knowledge that is so vast and complex. I imagine how much work must have gone into preparing the fun and informative lectures, and that tells me that I got an amazing bargain! Thank you Mark for this life-changing gift!”
– Raz Reinecke, Malibu CA

“This course is brilliant. Mark provides rich detail combined with a higher perspective. His expertise and passion in the subject is obvious. Highly recommended.”
– Lisa Mclean

“This is a fantastic course! The instructor was thorough in his presentation of the material without making it seem overwhelming. The class was well structured and nicely paced. The written “cheat sheets” were a nice bonus! Overall, a very engaging and enjoyable experience. I feel as though I have a MUCH better understanding of astrology and look forward to taking more classes from Mr. Flaherty.”
– Lisa Douthit

This was a great course to get a basic understanding of Astrology! There is a lot of information to absorb with Astrology and I like the way Mark has broken it all down and then tied it all together. Thank you Mark….though the information is vast and that can be daunting…..your breakdown has given a great foundation to work from!!
– Ragean Jones

“I found this course gave me a deep understanding of how the stars and their alignment relate so specifically to our own internal nature and what is evolving within us. Mark has a very soothing, clear, thorough, and digestible delivery. Just from this one course, I know can relate to astrological vocabulary and why these positions are important. His passion for this fascinating area of science is unmistakable. I think you will find the course extremely worthwhile to deepen your understanding of the cosmos. Thank you Mark!”
– Mira Bhakta

“Very informative, interesting. And accompanied with good examples to make it easier to understand!”
– Suze K.

“Mark’s introduction to astrology was a lot of fun. Mark shared information in a way that was easy to understand. I found his light-hearted, yet diligent, approach a perfect mix. This is a great class. Highly recommended.”
– Jaime, London

“Thank you for an amazingly knowledgable journey filled with so much valuable insight. This is a “must take” course if you want to learn Astrology.”
– M.P.

“Mark has a very soothing voice, I could listen to it for hours. Very important, because in taking this course one has to. It is obvious he is a passionate astrologer and teacher. Thank you Mark for the great course.”
– Marcie Lakin

“I am learning about being a wellness coach and astrology is a part of the puzzle piece – this is good”
– Sheryl Thomas