We are located at 2110 NE 45th Avenue in the Hollywood neighborhood in Portland, OR.
*for more on our contact information, click the Connect tab.
We are running classes each term, which students are welcome to sign up for individually and are open to the general public. These classes range from Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced. Please click on Quarterly Schedule tab to see what is currently available.
We are also running three Year-Long Programs. The 1st-Year Program is 100-hour core training hours plus 100 hour optional hours and runs 8-weekends from Fall to Spring. This group will travel together for the 8-weekends and are closed classes available only to those in the program. If you are interested in join us, click on the 1st-Year Program tab for information about our intensive program.
We also have a 2nd-Year Program of 160 core training hours with 40 optional hours, and runs on a weekday night and a few weekends together. Click on the 2nd-Year Program tab for more information on our intermediate program.
Quarterly Term Schedule
These classes are open to the public and have a listing on them for the skill level desired to take the class. Usually they are a single class or a 4 or 6-week series.
We hold Quarterly Term Classes in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Please check the website for current listings.
Conferences and Events
We currently have our annual conference on a different topic each year on President's Day Weekend. We also have a number of events for free or by donation. Check our current listings.
Opening in 2013, the Portland School of Astrology has expanded to become a leading community organization and the largest school in the United States. PSA is striving to teach astrology through social justice lens that appreciates and validates all expressions of life both in the chart and within the individual. (Learn more by reading Mission, Principles and Commitments)
PSA Currently Offers:
Comprehensive and Integrated Year-Long Programs
Open-to-the-Public Quarterly Term Programming
Annual Conference with Changing Topics Each Year
Monthly Community Events (Free or Low-Cost) and Special Events
An In-house Scholarship used for variety of projects
Engaged Heart Library for Student Use
A Number of Community Resources
An Active Student Life
Publishing House (coming in 2020)
An Astrological Counseling Center and Bookstore
PSA Has Been Featured
Media: Interview Magazine, The Mountain Astrologer Magazine, Bitch Media, hipMama, PQ Monthly, Portland Monthly Magazine, X-Ray 107.1 FM, Freeform KFFP 90.3 FM, OregonLive.com, The Astrology Podcast, Beautiful Astrology Podcast, Esoteric Voices Podcast
Institutions: Portland State University, Portland Center Stage, Portland Art Museum, Reed College, Eclectic Institute, Camas Public Library
Organizations: Northwest Astrological Conference, Oregon Astrological Association, Washington State Astrological Association, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Pride Northwest, Travel Portland
Companies: Nike, Airbnb, Marriott Hotels, Trulia.com, Stylecaster.com, Clary Sage Herbarium, The Herb Shoppe, Seagrape Soap, Psychic Sister, Flutter
1900: Originally founded by Ida Hulery Flecther. Impressed by a 25-year old student from Chicago, Llewellyn George, would be invited to join PSA as Principle with Hulery Flecther serving as Director. The two published the Astrological Bulletina under PSA. It was believed that the school had several locations including in her home and in downtown Portland at 266 (SW) Clay Street, 608 (SW) 4th Street, 476 (SW) Davenport, and in the Lafayette Building at SW 16th and Yamhill in downtown Portland.
1912: Llewellyn George would eventually leave PSA to found his own publishing house and school, later opening Llewellyn Publishing, the largest spiritual topics publisher in the world. He would also publish the popular A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator (1910) and a yearly almanac and founded the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) in 1938. Llewellyn George died in Los Angeles in 1954.
1914: The last class would take place at PSA while the publishing arm continued until 1918. Ida Hulery Flecther died in 1919 in Oakland.
2010: JP Hawthorne meets Jen Gouvea and her husband Kent Bye, and begin working with others to create a community astrology home (later named Urania). The group would begin through Meetup.com and named PDX Astro Social.
2011-12: JP Hawthorne meets Rhea Wolf at NORWAC (Northwest Astrological Conference), and Andrea L. Gehrz through her public outreach. JP would be given a vision of a school in late 2012.
2013: The intention for the Portland School of Astrology would be announced on April 27, 2013 at 08:30. The first term would launch on September 5th, 2013 at 19:00 with an Open House and Astro-Open Mic. PSA accepts a $500 special projects grant from the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN).
2014: PSA launches its annual conference and the inaugural 1st-Year Program. PSA moves from its first home, a dual location at 2714 NE Alberta and Jen Gouvea’s home known as Urania, to 3939 NE Hancock Street in Hollywood, Portland. PSA begins a still-standing relationship with the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Astrological Association, AstrologyUniversity.com and launches ZEDTalks, (Zodiacal Education and Discovery) an event showcasing how people in the community are using astrology in exciting and innovative ways. Jen Gouvea, an original supporter and teacher, dies unexpectedly in November.
2015: PSA adds an inaugural 2nd-Year Program and a second cohort of the 1st-Year Program.The Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship is created to continue the important work Jen was passionate about.
2016: PSA continues offering a 2nd-Year and 1st-Year Program, adding a third cohort to the 1st-Year Program.
2017: The inaugural 3rd-Year Program is launched. PSA begins to financially back the PDX Astro Social once again, providing the community with two free astrology social nights per month. PSA partners with the Oregon Astrological Association to provide free New Moon Circles for the community. Both efforts are supported through the Jen Gouvea Memorial Fund.
2018: PSA moves from the current space, which is less than 200 square feet, to a new location almost six times the space at 2110 NE 45th Ave in Hollywood, Portland. With more room, PSA triples its Engaged Heart Library, partially by absorbing the library of the Oregon Astrological Association. A astrology-themed shop is also opened in the new space.
2019: After a consistent demand the past six years, and with program students traveling monthly from around the country to attend classes, the inaugural 1st-Year Program Low Residency/Distance Learning cohort is launched.