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In this class we will discuss:

-The fundamental structures of traditional Western Astrology.

-Planets: The seven classical planets and their qualities.

-Signs: The zodiacal wheel of animals, twelve signs and their qualities.

-Houses: Set and setting, twelve places of manifestation.

-Aspects: Ways of seeing, five lenses for observation.


“The ancient art of astrology is no exception to the information inundation of our current age. In a time of abundant astrological information, the newcomer is often hard pressed to discern between the vast corpus of interpretations, transits, and varied styles. Using metaphor, imagery, and most importantly, the elegant conceptual tools provided by traditional astrology, this class seeks to give the newcomer the means to both discern and imagine how this corpus may apply within their particular lives.

The four-fold structure of planets, signs, houses, and aspects, give us the rudimentary tools to analyze any and all charts as well as more complex astrological concepts. Additionally, we may use these tools to begin a structured approach within the world of astrological magic; the basis of much talismanic and working electional magic being these same tools.


With an emphasis on conceptual framework, the class is befitting for the absolute beginner to the seasoned astrologer. No prior knowledge of astrology is necessary!”


About the Presenter:

J.M. Hamade is a talismanic artist, florist, diviner, writer, and educator, currently residing in New York City. Specializing in various traditions of 'Image Magic', with a focus on astrology, star lore, and talismanic craftmanship, his work seeks to bridge contemporary aesthetics with time tested magical techniques rooted in astrological magic.


Possesing a keen interest in craft, he has apprenticed in the ways of butchery, the funerary arts, and most recently the art of floristry. To this he has also received a BFA in Printmaking with a focus in the arts of metal engraving, intaglio, and works emphasizing etching and line. He currently offers courses as well as divination on those related subjects through The Cauldron Black. His blog, his contact, and his news can be found at


THIS CLASS IS ONLINE ONLY! Class recording links will be emailed out within 3-5 business days of purchase. You will have access to the class recording for 30 days. You must be 18 years old to purchase this class recording. There are no refunds or exchanges.
By purchasing this class you agree to the following Non Disclosure:
This Agreement is between The Cauldron Black (“OWNER”); and the Purchaser (“RECIPIENT”). WHEREAS, OWNER has developed through substantial effort, research, time, and expense certain inventions, design concepts, methodologies, technical know-how, copyrightable material and trade secrets directed and related to this class. (“INFORMATION”); WHEREAS, OWNER desires to disclose the INFORMATION on a confidential basis to RECIPIENT. The OWNER wishes to maintain the confidentiality of the INFORMATION and the protection of OWNER'S intellectual property rights. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the  mutual promises, covenants, and conditions contained herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
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Introduction to Astrology with J.M. Hamade

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