A Complete Course in Birth Chart Interpretation

A Complete Course in Birth Chart Interpretation

Starts 23rd September 2017 at Nature’s Retreat Centre, Butleigh (nr Glastonbury)

tumblr_static_zodiac_wheel__simple__by_sam241-d63uxu5This comprehensive astrology programme is held over seven weekends in a beautiful venue close to Glastonbury.  John is a highly experienced teacher of astrology.  His approach is embodied and experiential, designed to generate deep insights into astrological symbolism.  He will bring astrology alive for you in a way that is richly meaningful and relevant for your life.  The course will provide you with the skills to interpret a birth chart, whilst also offering you a journey of profound self-understanding.

Whether you are new to astrology, or have some experience of it already, the course will deepen your knowledge and enable you to read a birth chart effectively and coherently. During the course, we approach each area of study in depth and with a focus on enriching one’s own self-understanding. It will encourage your imagination to engage with symbolism in such a way that the transformational possibility of any astrological signature may be revealed. You will be able to embody everything you learn in a way that will commit it powerfully to memory and, for the duration of the course, you will work primarily with your own birth chart, and with those of people close to you in your life.

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The course runs over seven weekends in Glastonbury, over a seven month period, with one weekend workshop every 4-6 weeks. Running from September 2017 – April 2018. The course also includes participation on six two-hour conference calls (one per month) and ongoing mentoring and email support throughout the course.

Dates of the Workshops
Workshop 1: Sat 23rd / Sun 24th September 2017
~ The Zodiac, The Four Elements & The Three Crosses
Workshop 2: Sat 28th / Sun 29th October 2017
~ Introducing Planets & Planet/Sign Rulerships
Workshop 3: Sat 9th Dec/ Sun 10th December 2017
~ The Twelve Houses & The Four Angles (AC, DC, MC, IC)
Workshop 4: Sat 13th / Sun 14th January 2017
~ The Major Aspects & Aspect Patterns. Working with the Ephemeris.
Workshop 5: Sat 10th / Sun 11th February 2018
~ Eclipses & the Nodes. Introduction to Transits
Workshop 6: Sat 17th / Sun 18th March 2018
~ Working with Transits & Secondary Progressions
Workshop 7: Sat 14th / Sun 15th April 2018
~ Chart Synthesis: Putting it All Together

10am – 6pm on Saturdays
10am – 5pm on Sundays

The workshops are non-residential.  There is the option to stay B&B at Nature’s Retreat Centre.  There are a limited number of rooms available at very reasonable rates.  There are also a large number of excellent B&B options in Glastonbury (4 miles away) and in the surrounding villages.

There are a maximum number of 15 places available on the course.

Full Price£1100
Early Bird: £990 (if booked & paid in full by 30th June 2017)

By Cheque payable to: “Kairos Education Ltd”, and sent to:
John Wadsworth, Sleepy Hollow, Double Gates Drove, Mill Rd, Barton St David, TA11 6DF

If you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer, then please contact me and I’ll send you the details.

£240 deposit secures your place. Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

The price of the course includes all resources, classes and conference calls and full ongoing email support throughout the course.

Total Workshop Contact Hours: 106
Conference Call Hours: 12 (conference call dates to be finalised by 31st Aug 2017)
Email Support: Via an online group forum – and personal email support provided as required.

The Venue:  Nature’s Retreat Centre is a beautiful private property in Butleigh (about 4 miles from Glastonbury).  We will be using a combination of the main workshop room in the house and the 22ft heated yurt at the venue.  The spacious workshop has a wooden floor, and an open fire, with access to the beautiful garden that graces this centre.  The yurt is a very atmospheric space, with a wood burning stove, and it offers the perfect containment for the experiential parts of the course.  Find out more about the venue by clicking here…

Also included in the price of the course:

* Comprehensive Handouts & Worksheets
* Ongoing email support with practice chart work
* Final assessment

I will be available as a resource throughout the year to keep you motivated and help you at each stage of the course. I am confident that by the end of the year, providing that you apply yourself and commit to the learning process, you should be in a strong position to be able to read charts effectively and begin practicing as an astrologer, should you wish to.

The course is inclusive of different levels of astrological knowledge and is designed to accommodate beginners as well as those who have studied it to some degree already. Please be assured that even if you are familiar with astrological concepts, this course will allow you to journey much deeper with the symbolism and enable you to make lively, creative associations. At each stage, we will be drawing out rich veins of meaning that will allow you tap your natural astrological intuition, taking us way beyond the limitations of “cookbook-style” astrology.

To participate, you must be able to do at least six out of the seven weekends.  If you are relatively new to astrology, then it is very important that you are able to do the first weekend in September. I should stress that even if you have studied astrology before, you will still derive great value from the first weekend, which deals with the basic building blocks of astrology in a very dynamic way


For more details and to reserve a place please call 07869 133759 or fill in the contact form.

Testimonials from Previous Participants

“Could not recommend this course more!  Don’t miss this chance to experience the power and poetry of astrology with an inspirational teacher in such a safely held space.  What I learned continues to help me navigate one of the most extraordinary times in my life.  John’s workshops gently encourage heartfelt and honest self work and create a beautiful atmosphere of mutual support amongst like-minded students.” (Anna Boyd, Shepton Mallett, Class of 2015-16)

“John has a deep wealth of knowledge of astrology – a subject both fascinating and complex. His teaching is both thoughtful and fun, enabling students to readily absorb the information. I have learned a great deal from this course (even things I had not expected!) and would highly recommend it to anyone.” (Vanessa Poulton, Glastonbury, Class of 2015-16)

“This course offers a very in depth look at astrology. John’s MA in Cultural Cosmology is clearly evident by the sheer breadth of his knowledge on the subject. The course is very well structured and the bonus was the deep friendships we made as we explored the many astrological layers. If you wish to learn this fascinating subject or simply fancy learning a new perspective about why you respond to life in the way that you do then this could well be the course for you.” (Tamsin St George, Taunton, Class of 2015-16)

“John’s 2-year course gave me the knowledge to grapple with the subtleties and complexities of this ancient art as well the confidence to apply it to my own chart and those of others. I particularly liked his ethical approach to giving a consultation which respects the freedom of the individual and their unique destiny.” (Sue Hollingsworth, Storyteller, Class of 2015-16)

“I have studied astrology with John for 2 years and have found him to be an extremely good teacher. He teaches in a very experiential way which makes a complex subject easier to learn. He has a vast knowledge of his subject and is passionate in his approach. I would highly recommend him as a teacher.” (Sandi Wicks, Glastonbury, Class of 2015-16)

“It is no exaggeration to say that this course was a life-changing experience. I hoped to learn how to read a birthchart and work more richly with astrology, which of course I did, but what I didn’t expect was the amount I would learn about myself! The journey was both intellectually rich and emotionally moving, all held in a safe space by John’s excellent teaching. I feel that in unlocking the different elements of the birthchart, John taught us something much deeper about the complex and contradictory nature of human personalities which has enormously enriched and transformed my life forever.” (Catherine Coombs, Chester, Class of 2013-14)

“I can’t praise John too highly, he is a gem of a teacher a truly fantastic facilitator. John put constant effort, energy and creativity into making each session different exploratative and fun. His engaging personality and wide knowledge of astrology, astronomy, spirituality, healing and the arts was a heady mix I totally enjoyed, AND it was always inclusive and fun, even when feeling shy or vulnerable we managed to support each other to do our best in the safe space that had been created. ” (Sarah Jones, Malvern, Class of 2012-13)

“This course has been amazing and much more than I thought it could be! I’ve loved it! I attempted to study astrology in the past but gave it up thinking it was too complicated. However studying astrology with John is very interesting, exciting, fun and alive! This astrology course is a journey of self-discovery, promoting awareness on different levels.” (Susie Webley, Glastonbury, Class of 2011-12)

“This course is an amazing journey into and around the signs, the planets, the houses and life itself. Many of us on the course have dabbled with astrology for years and never quite got it. Now we are living it daily.” (Val Cowan, Avebury, Class of 2011-12)

“I can now understand charts in a way that no books could teach me.” (M.T., North Lincolnshire, Class of 2011-12)

“Learning from a direct experience is key for a deep understanding and that is exactly what happens in this astrology course. It allows us to connect to a knowing that would not be found in books, giving us a perspective easy to grasp since we are the centre of it. Once the experience is integrated there is no way to forget and from there reading a chart becomes alive, revealing stories. It is so much fun and so insightful to learn this way. Thanks John, you have such an accessible and brilliant way to teach, your class is an amazing journey of discovery with so many “ah ha” moments!” (Gwen, Glastonbury, Class of 2011-12)

“Think of a natal chart – then live it. John has the most exquisite and elegant manner of enabling us students to be our own learning, embodying the expression of each planet and walking the relationships around ourselves and each other. A precise yet fluid manner which impacts forever time and change, associating images and sound so that we breathe what we are experiencing. This is a grand opportunity and a rich tapestry and I am often without words in its description.” (Jill Barnicoat, Guernsey, Class of 2011-12)

“After looking at astrology for most of my life, going to workshops and being part of groups etc, I was really surprised at what I have learnt and the way I am learning on our weekends. The astrology I thought I knew, now has many more dimensions. Your course is so enjoyable and not at all what I was expecting and not really a course, more a “journey of discovery”.” (Maureen Doran, Liverpool, Class of 2011-12)

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