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Astro Fluency 2nd-Year Program

Strengthening knowledge, increasing critical skills, and honing the craft

Including community engagement and connection, base knowledge expansion, practitioner-level training and practice, student case studies, and introduction to a new array of topics and techniques in the 2nd-Year Program.

Program Details

The program consists of 160 core training hours with an additional 40 hours of extra curricular options, in addition to elective offerings at PSA, free PSA conference attendance, field trip to the Kendall Planetarium at OMSI, a membership to the Oregon Astrological Association and a group trip to Seattle for the Northwest Astrological Conference (NORWAC) for further education supplementation.

The 2nd-Year Program builds on what we’ve learned and covered in the 1st-Year Program, but with less of an embodiment focus on material and more of a technical, skilled-oriented and synthesis-based curriculum. For the determined astrologer, 2nd-Year seeks to strengthen the confidence of the student’s fluency with the language of astrology and introduce consultation skills into the diverse mix of topics and techniques offered. Faculty include 1st-Year core faculty, and we will introduce an excellent mix of local and long distance astrology teachers.

Additional support is given through Office Hours twice per month, with other students and PSA faculty to go over questions, look over charts, apply techniques and check for understanding. These are informal sessions and are typically student guided. Attendance is not required, but please take advantage of this extra time. One-on-one tutoring option will also be available to students who need additional attention and support.

Although this is a grade-free school, we do assign homework and have one final assignment, in addition to three practice chart clinics, a community connection requirement and a student case study. Students who meet the requirements for attendance and have completed homework, exams, Mini-Readings clinics, Community Connection and Student Case Study, will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Portland School of Astrology with 160 completed hours of training and up to 40 extra curricular hours.

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Topic Blocks

Community Building

Chart Synthesis; Circle Building and Group Exercises; Group Picnic Lunch; Group Review; Astro-Tell All; Discovery Session; Hosting New Moon Circles; Hosting the Annual PSA Alumni Homecoming Party; organizing NORWAC details for 1st-Year students.

Advancing Practitioner Skills

Developing Your Intuitive Skills for Chart Reading; 3 Mini-Readings Clinics; Writing/Communication; Chart Synthesis Intensive Workshop; Energetic Hygiene: For Sensitive People/Clients; Best Practices for Your Astrology Business; Using Your Chart For Astro Branding; In Defense of Astrology; Ethics for Practitioners; Counseling & Coaching; Discovery Session: Writing for Reflection and Integration; Timing Skill: Annual Profected Ruler; Timing Skill: Progressions and Solar Arc; Synthesis Practice/Integration; Annual PSA Conference; International Astrology Week Activities

Building Knowledge

Planetary Combinations Review; Planets in Signs Review; Deep Exploration of the Asteroid Chiron; Medical Astrology; The Moon for Personal and Professional Productivity; Deep and Intermediate Exploration of the Houses; Transit Calculation Party; Past Lives and Karma, Synthesis Practice/Integration

Techniques and Topics

Astrology of Intimacy & Relationships Workshop; Intro to Mundane Astrology; Intro to Electional Astrology; Sex and Sexuality; Intro to Vocational Astrology in Practice; Intro to Evolutionary Astrology; Intro to Hellenistic Astrology; Guest Topic voted by the class; Discovery Session; Synthesis Practice/Integration Session; Student Lab


Celestial Mechanics 201: OMSI Planetarium Field Trip; Final Mini-Reading Clinic; NORWAC field trip; Case Study Presentations; Astro-Potluck Lunch.

Conference Admission: free admission to the PSA annual weekend conference.

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The Portland School of Astrology conducts its 2nd-Year Program Portland Cohort typically once a week on Monday, from 6:30 – 8:30pm with about 1 weekend day per month from 10:00am-5:30pm. We usually begin in September and run through June of the following year. Low-Residency/Distance Learning Cohort is 4-6pm Pacific Wednesday from March until December with two weekends in Portland, OR.

We also have many optional and extracurricular events including our annual conference, homecoming party, mini-reading clinic, office hours, drop-in hours, student processing labs, OMSI field trip, NORWAC rally, community parties, Astro Karaoke graduation party, and more.

PSA does have an attendance policy. If you have to miss more than 18 hours, this program might not be right for you at this time. Attendance is also required to the first and last session dates. Again, if you have to miss these first and last classes, the program might not be right for you at this time.

2021-2022 Dates

Portland-based Cohort (Rose)

Classes September 25, 2021 – June 12, 2022

Most classes will take place 6:30-8:30pm on Monday night. Full days are 10-5:30pm.

September 25-26 (Saturday, Sunday)

October 4, 9 (Saturday), 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15, 20 (Saturday), 29

December 6

January 3, 10, 20 (Thursday), 22 (Saturday), 31

February 7, 10 (Thursday), 14, 26 (Saturday)

March 7, 12 (Saturday), 17 (Thursday), 28

April 4, 11, 18, 23 (Saturday)

May 2, 9, 14 (Saturday), 16, 23

June 6, 11-12 (Saturday, Sunday)

Tuition Cost

Broken down, the program price is only $12 per hour

An incredible deal for the richness that PSA offers!

As part of our founding principles, the Portland School of Astrology understands that cost is an issue for many folx, that’s why we have thoughtfully and intentionally under priced our program, offer a sliding scale and have payment plans without penalty, for those who need it. Our program is valued at over $5,000, however all tuitions have been reduced in order to encourage accessibility to the tool of astrology. This means, every student who walks through our door is given a discounted tuition.

Tuition cost is $2,700 – $3,300 on a self-selected sliding scale. We respectfully ask that all students please consider paying as high up as possible on our sliding scale. Paying higher on the scale directly supports PSA and our community-focused mission and work.

 Sliding Scale 1 - $2,700Sliding Scale 2 - $3,000Sliding Scale 3 - $3,300
Full Payment$2,400 due before 9/1 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)$2,700 due before 9/1 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)$3,000 due before 9/1 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)
Payment Plan A$1,200 due before 9/1 with 10 post dated checks for $120 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)$1,350 due before 9/1 with 10 post-dated checks for $150 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)$1,500 due before 9/1 with 10 post-dated checks for $150 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)
Payment Plan B$600 due before 9/1 with 10 post-dated checks for $180 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)$675 due before 9/1 with 10 post-dated checks for $203 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)$750 due before 9/1 with 10 post-dated checks for $225 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)
Payment Plan C10 post-dated checks for $240 due to PSA before 9/1 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)10 post-dated checks for $270 due to PSA before 9/1 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)10 post-dated checks for $300 due to PSA before 9/1 (3/1 for Low-Residency Cohort)

Deposit: $300 is paid first and required to hold your spot.

The deposit is non-refundable, and non-transferrable for other services or classes. Please understand you are making a commitment to take one of our limited spots. Because space is limited, this is first come, first serve. If you wait too long to pay the deposit, you might not get in.

The deposit amount does apply toward your total tuition and pays for non-instruction essentials: all class materials, access to all student perks and supports, technology/LMS access, 2 of the program textbooks, swag items, ephemeris calendar, Cosmophilia Planetary Tea, library maintenance, field trip costs, registrar fee, and a minimal donation to the Jen Gouvea Memorial Fund which supports our library, special projects, free programming, flower essence availability, conference hospitality, scholarships, and much more!

Payment Plan

A, B, C include 10 monthly payments are required. Payment Plan D includes 12 monthly payments. Prepayment amounts (Payment Plan A and B) are highly encouraged to be paid early, in the Spring or Summer, prior to the September 1st due date. All payment plans, prepaid amounts and payment processing materials are due to PSA before September 1st. If you are admitted after September 1st, these are due ASAP. We can accept monthly credit card payments, post-dated checks, or bank account debits, but we do not accept monthly cash payments or web-based processors like PayPal or Venmo. Unlike other educational programs, PSA does not penalize those who need a payment plan.

Work Trade Positions

We do have a limited number of work-trade positions for those who qualify for the work that needs to be done.


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Current/Former Students

Contact us to let us know you are interested. The deposit will need to be paid to hold your spot.

General Public

Contact us to let us know you are interested. We do offer 2nd-Year spots to our student body first. We usually open registration to the general public on August 1st. We will notify you if there is a possibility of admittance which then will require a conversation with the Registrar and successful completion of an online equivalency exam.