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STA Practitioner's Level Medical Course: Hepburn Springs, Australia, April 2018

STA Practitioner's Level Medical Astrology Course: Hepburn Springs: led by Lee Lehman


Read more about the philosophical principles and historical standing of Medical Astrology here.

This is the most complete, philosophically rich and practical course on decumbiture and medical astrology techniques available to astrologers. Written by renowned world expert J. Lee Lehman, PhD, the STA Medical Astrology Course offers a unique tutorial format, in which the principles of medical astrology are demonstrated through genuine client-charts and informative historical examples. Explanations of philosophical principles and traditional medical techniques lie at the heart of the study, but the method is also explored and demonstrated in detail. The course is highly practical and geared towards the consulting needs of modern astrologers whose clients live in a modern world, but who wish to understand their circumstances from a more holistic viewpoint.

It is not necessary for astrologers who wish to take this course to have previous experience in medical astrology. However, it is necessary to have good understanding of horary principles and technique. The STA Practitioners-Level Horary Course is an excellent pre-requisite for this Advanced Practitioners-Level Medical Astrology Course.

Study groups are limited to ensure plenty of individual attention, and lessons take the form of tutorials with follow-up discussion, chart examples and practical exercises. Throughout, students are taught how to extract meaningful details and sharpen their judgement, and each lesson allows the opportunity to consolidate what is taught through periods of practical application. The course is designed to offer knowledge of traditional doctrines in a balanced way, so that theoretical principles enlighten and facilitate (rather than overwhelm) the creative aspect of astrological interpretation.

The course includes a comprehensive set of reference notes, tips and instructions, with numerous example chart judgements, and resources that are unavailable elsewhere. It offers certification, so that by the end of the course any astrologer who is already capable of offering a professional astrology service will be appropriately prepared to explore health-related problems according to the traditional principles of astrology.


This intensive study event delivers the course material over six consecutive days of tuition. Lessons are structured as tutorials followed by group discussion with in-the-moment exercises, thought-provoking questions and consolidation of principles through practical application of demonstrated technique.

Students receive their own set of personalised course notes which includes explanations of key principles, workbook-style activities, example medical astrology charts and answer sheets. This student workbook will also be cross-referenced with Lee Lehman's book, Traditional Medical Astrology, which acts as an accompanying text-book for the course (please plan to bring a copy of this text with you, or email Lee to arrange purchase of your own copy at the event).

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The course content themes (subject to amendment) include:
  • Elements in medicine and natural philosophy
  • Hippocratic principles and dis-ease concepts
  • The soul's relationship to physiology
  • Temperaments and their calculation
  • Traditional medical vocabulary and concepts
  • Primary faculties of wellness and disease
  • Change, balance, and homeostasis
  • Humoral pathology
  • Medical melothesia
  • Medieval innovations related to disease and treatment
  • Indicators of disease in the nativity
  • Decumbiture
  • Medical horaries
  • Medical elections
  • Natal cycles of health and disease
  • Critical days
  • Alternate methods when the time of onset is not known
  • Aging, stagnation, and death
  • Medical astrology and herbalism I: homeopathy and antipathy
  • Medical astrology and herbalism II: the tissue states
  • Differentiating medical practice and medical astrology


Our lovely course venue is Continental House, an historic 1927 guest house which has been attentively restored to maximise the provision of comfort, stillness and a memorable experience. It is set in an acre of terraced garden with recreational areas and lots of secret corners for relaxation and reflection. It is located directly on the Goldfields walking track, 500 meters from the Hepburn Springs Bathhouse.

Continental House
9 Lone pine Avenue
Hepburn Springs
VIC, 3461

Continental house

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Hepburn Springs is located about 70 minutes drive from the city of Melbourne and 4 kilometers north of the larger centre of Daylesford. Located within a region that contains Australia's largest concentration of natural mineral springs, Hepburn Springs offers a peaceful and inspiring setting which perfectly suits our study of an inspirational branch of astrology.

Dates and times:

The course commences at 2:00pm on Saturday 21 April 2018 and finishes at 1:00pm on Friday 27 April 2018.

On all other days tuition commences at 10:00 am and concludes at 6:00 pm with two half-hour tea breaks (mid-morning and mid-afternoon) and a one-hour lunch break. Tuesday 24 April is a free day during which participants can take a break from our intensive sudy to explore the area, book in to a spa, go for a bush walk or simply enjoy the peace and quiet.

The times of commencement and conclusion of tuition for the course days are:

Sat 21 Apr, 2018:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun 22 Apr, 2018:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Mon 23 Apr, 2018:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed 25 Apr, 2018:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu 26 Apr, 2018:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 27 Apr, 2018:
10:00am - 1:00pm

Full details of tuition times and scheduled breaks are included in the course prospectus.

Course policies, requirements and recommendations:

  • Delegates on this course do not need to have previous experience in medical astrology. However, this course specialises in advanced-level astrological training and so it is necessary for participants to have a firm understanding of all basic astrological principles, and to have already studied certain principles that are most generally taught as part of the study of horary astrology. For that reason, we recommend delegates to have previously undertaken the STA Practitioners-Level Horary Course or to have had a similar level of horary training/experience as a pre-requisite for this course.

  • Chart calculation is not taught as part of this syllabus, except for techniques that are specific to medical astrology (such as the calculation of temperaments, critical periods, etc). Participants will be expected to have had previous experience of drawing up and interpreting astrological charts before undertaking this study of medical astrology.

  • This course is restricted to a small number of enrolments to allow for individual attention, a friendly and encouraging atmosphere and an ideal number of participants for workshop exercises and group-work. The venue offers a small number of single and twin-bedroomed self-catering cottages, but these are expected to fill very quickly. The accommodation offered is furnished bedsits with en-suite facilities, bed linen, towels, and kitchen facilities. There is ample parking on-site and basic groceries can be obtained within one mile.

  • Light refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) are provided throughout the course but residential delegates are provided with self-catering facilities in their accommodation and are responsible for their own dining requirements. Upon booking in to the venue, and at various points throughout the event, organisers will assist by providing transport to and from a local supermarket. Everyone in the group will be invited to dine together in the evenings, but each person will be responsible for the costs of their drinks and meals on these occasions (these are not included in the event costs).

  • In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled or postponed, the School of Traditional Astrology will refund any course fees and deposits but will not be liable for any other costs incurred by attendees (travel insurance is advisable for this reason).


The course fees which include a single room are $2500 AUD ($2300 AUD with the early bird discount, available now through December 31, 2017). For shared accommodation, course fees drop to $2050 AUD ($1850 AUD with the early bird discount, available now through December 31, 2017). This cost includes the main course materials, accommodation, a hardy breakfast each morning (Sunday through Friday), four DIY sandwich-bar lunches (Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs), and two catered vegetarian dinners (Saturday and Sunday nights). Delegates are also required to have a copy of Lee Lehman's book, Traditional Medical Astrology, which is not included in the cost due to the fact that many students will have it already (please plan to bring a copy of this text with you, or email Lee to arrange purchase of a copy at the event).

We also offer 'attendance only' availability at this event for delegates who make their own accommodation arrangements at one of the area's nearby hotels/bed and breakfast establishments — for costing, contact Eve Dembowski at Places are secured upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of $500 AUD, with the remainder of the course fees due by 15 March, 2018.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, or via credit or debit card through PayPal. For the latter, please use our online booking form.

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Enrolments are secured upon payment of the deposit or full course fee and can be made through our online booking form or by submission/return of the form provided on the PDF prospectus.

If you encounter any problems, or have any unanswered questions regarding the details of this course, email Lee at, or Eve at

About Lee Lehman:

Lee Lehman

Lee Lehman, Ph.D

In her four decade development as an astrologer, practical application has been a persistent hallmark which has defined Lee Lehman. Lee has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is author of The Ultimate Asteroid Book (1988), Essential Dignities (1989), The Book of Rulerships (1992), Classical Astrology for Modern Living (1996), The Martial Art of Horary Astrology (2002), Astrology of Sustainability (2011), Traditional Medical Astrology (2011), Classical Solar Returns (2012), The Magic of Electional Astrology (2014), and a translation from the French of Papus’ Astrology for Initiates, available for purchase here here. She is the former Academic Dean of Kepler College, and teaches regularly at the Midwest School of Astrology, Avalon School of Astrology, and Kepler College, as well as serving as a faculty member of the STA and Principal of the STA Medical Program. Lee has trained students in horary, medical and electional all over the world, in both live and online formats.

An early adherent of the current neo-classical movement in astrology, Lee’s focus has been to speak the method of classical astrology in modern language, and to help encourage people to learn how to apply ancient knowledge in modern systems. Her Perennial Herbal takes ancient astrological herbalism onto the web.

Lee was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones Award, and the recipient of the 2008 Regulus Award for Education.


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