An Introduction to Astrology - Part II

Day: Wednesdays 7 - 9pm (Spring Term 2019 only)

Course length: 8 sessions (16 hrs)

Location : St. George's International School in Hamm

Price : 210 Euros

Instructor: Penny STEFFEN

Course Description

Recap of the material in the previous course with special focus on:

  • 1. The planetary aspects in the birth chart and how different aspects pay out and how to make the best use of them. A recoup of the main aspect patterns and what they mean.
  • 2. Practice in picking out the other main points in a birth chart (covered in 1st part of the course) and how this helps to streamline our analysis.
  • 3. A study of the phases of the Moon in its monthly cycle and what this means:
    • (a) The Moon’s phase at the time of our birth
    • (b) The effect of the phases of the Moon on our lives during it’s 28/29 day cycle (ie New Moon, 1st quarter, Full Moon, 2nd quarter).
    • (c) The current position of the Moon in our progressed/current day birth day chart and how this influences our lives in the longer term. For example, every 2 and a half years the Moon in our birth chart will progress (move) into a different zodiac sign and bring new opportunities our way.
  • 4. Retrograde planets
    • What it means when a planet is Retrograde at the time of our birth; and
    • How the effects of the planets moving into Retrograde and Direct motion influence our lives based on the position of the planets in our birth charts.
  • 5. Practice in analyzing a birth chart, using all the above points.
  • 6. Learning to read an Ephemeris (a book of tables showing the daily movement of the Sun and moon and planets).
  • 7. Transits and Progressions Learning to use an Ephemeris to recognize when the transiting planets in the sky contact the exact degree of a planet in our birth chart and what it means. The sun and other planets also progress (move) one degree for each year of our lives – what does this mean?
  • 8. A brief look at a chart cast for your birthday (a Solar Return) and how this can give us extra information on the main opportunities and challenges in our birthday year.

A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 persons is required for this course to take place.


Penny Steffen came to Luxembourg 30 years ago with the British Diplomatic Service – she worked in the British Embassy, in private banking and corporate law. In 1993 Penny took a career break and studied with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. She worked as a professional Astrologer from 1998 to 2002, before being lured back to the business world. Although she still has some private clients, her focus is now on astrological research/writing and she is keen to share her knowledge/experience and maybe also inspire others to learn more about this ancient art