The ancients fashioned astrology as a complete spiritual practice – a tool for awakening the starlight within, interpreting its character in natal charts, and harnessing its power through magic. In Hermetic Astrology, you will learn astrology alongside the spiritual practices and magical rituals that once accompanied it.
This course will teach you to see the world as the ancients saw it: a perfectly harmonized world of four elements, enlivened with celestial starfire. You will discover meditations and spiritual practices which align you with celestial energy constantly cycling between the above and below.
Additionally, this course will teach you the foundational mechanics you need in order to interpret the motions of that celestial energy within natal charts: planets, signs, houses, and aspects. We will also cover several classical techniques in horoscopic astrology, including sect, house dispositorship, and transits.
As you become acquainted with celestial energy both within yourself and within natal charts, you will begin the process of connecting to the spirits of the stars through astrological magic. Through the power of magical ritual, you will have the opportunity to interact with the energies of the planets and stars above firsthand.
By the end of the course, you will know how to examine a natal chart according to ancient interpretations of its foundational components. You will have everything you need to begin the practice of predicting the future for yourself and others. You will have a time-tested method for casting magical rituals and speaking with planetary spirits, and meditations that can carry you and transform your magical practice for the rest of your life.
Our natal charts will reveal to us our path back home to the stars. Our spiritual practices will give us the power we need to reach them.
Welcome to Hermetic Astrology.
Session 2: The Classical Planets
- Jupiter, Saturn Venus and Mars
- Magical materials
Session 3: The Planets in the Earth
- Interpreting planets in houses
- Magical material tour
Session 4: The Planets in the Heavens
- Interpreting Planets in signs
- Constructing a planetary altar
Session 5: Planetary Dynamics
- House dispositors
- Planetary offerings
Session 6: Planetary Configurations
- Interpreting planets in aspect
- Planetary propitiations
Session 7: Tying it all Together
- Magical and entranced chart-reading
- Interpreting natal charts
Session 8: Managing the Future
Making Charm bags and talismans
Meet Matthew Merlin
Matthew is a practicing traditional astrologer, a trained philosopher, and a translator of Ancient Greek and Sanskrit.
He is a dedicated practitioner of astrological magic, meditation, Hatha yoga, and Daoist circle walking.
As an academic and a scholar, he utilizes intellectual rigor to restore the worldview and astrological prowess of the ancient world and apply it to the modern day.
As a spiritual practitioner and dedicated hermeticist, Matthew uses these techniques to guide his clients on their paths towards wholeness and spiritual flourishing. Matthew runs the blog www.ancientastrology.org where he provides forecasts, astrology readings, and classes to his students of the stars.