This course is a replay of a live course that took place in April of 2021
This course consists of:
Six three-hour video lectures with Erik Jampa
Comprehensive Course Text
ABOUT TIBETAN ASTROLOGY:
For thousands of years, astrology has been prized as an indispensable sister-science to traditional medicine, offering practitioners a valuable glimpse at underlying energetic and elemental forces that might otherwise be hidden from view. But despite its central role throughout much of our intellectual history, astrology has largely fallen out of favor in the west over the past few centuries, replaced by a range of new scientific, medical, and technological paradigms. While the use of astrology in modern holistic medicine has grown increasingly rare, a renaissance in astrological wisdom has begun to emerge worldwide, with many practitioners seeking to reunite these long-lost companion traditions.
Tibetan Medicine is one of the few traditional medical systems to still maintain a close connection between these two sciences, united under a cohesive cosmological framework established by Buddhist masters of the past. Medical universities like Men-Tsee-Khang, the “Medical and Astrological Institute” of H.H. The Dalai Lama, offer individual study tracks for doctors and astrologers, each consisting of five years of theoretical study followed by a year-long internship. However, all doctors are required to study the basics of astrological science, and all astrologers are required to undertake essential medical training.
There are a number of astrological traditions in Tibet, with lineages tied to Chinese, Indian, and indigenous Tibetan astronomical systems. As with the Science of Healing, Tibetan Astrology represents a profound synthesis of diverse knowledge, navigated and codified by leading Tibetan scientists through the millennia.
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
In this course, Tibetan Medicine practitioner and classical astrologer Erik Jampa Andersson will introduce the foundational principles, calculations, and analytical techniques of Jung-Tsi, or “Elemental Mathematics.” This ancient astrological tradition is rooted not in the outer movements of the planets, but on the cyclic transformations of the five elements here on earth. Participants will learn a number of essential calculations and techniques, including the following:
- Calculation and interpretation of the Five Elements and their interrelations
- 12 Animals of the Zodiac
- Vital Force (Sog)
- Health Force (Lü)
- Power Force (Wang Thang)
- Luck Force (Loong Ta)
- Soul Force (La)
- The Nine Magic Squares (Me Wa), revealing past life and future life dynamics, hidden character traits, deity associations, etc.
- Trigram (Par Kha) calculation according to Tibetan tradition, essential for prescriptive geomancy and detecting hidden energetic influences
- Instructions for casting a basic yearly horoscope
ABOUT OUR TIBETAN ASTROLOGY CURRICULUM
Participants who complete this foundations course and the final project will be invited to continue on to Tibetan Astrology Level I, which will cover more complex chart calculations, deeper analysis, remedial practices, illness charts, Tibetan synastry, and much more.
While a complete education in Tibetan Astrology would require many years of dedicated training, our Astrology curriculum is designed to give traditional medicine practitioners a grounded and practical foundation in Tibetan Astrology. Our full curriculum includes four root modules, including this Foundations course, Elemental Mathematics (Jung Tsi), Stellar Astrology (Kar Tsi), and Medical Astrology (Né Tsi). Optional additional workshops will be available for those who wish to expand their basic knowledge of global astrological traditions.
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Foundations of Tibetan Astrology Course Text
The class integrated a lot of information from Tibetan tantra yogic, medicine and astrology for me. I found it very helpful. Now I'm setting about to maste...Read More
The class integrated a lot of information from Tibetan tantra yogic, medicine and astrology for me. I found it very helpful. Now I'm setting about to master the calculations and review the text carefully. Last class dumped a lot of info. Perhaps there should be a 7th class in future teachings. Thank you.Read Less
This was such a great introduction to tibetan astrology, every class was very smooth and interesting, and at the same time very practical to find some basic ...Read More
This was such a great introduction to tibetan astrology, every class was very smooth and interesting, and at the same time very practical to find some basic astrological information, looking forward to taking the next courses into this series.Read Less
Erik's presentation of Tibetan astrology was a nuanced and fascinating addition to the Sowa Rigpa program and online curriculum. I will be enrolling in any a...Read More
Erik's presentation of Tibetan astrology was a nuanced and fascinating addition to the Sowa Rigpa program and online curriculum. I will be enrolling in any and all programs he is teaching.Read Less