Teaching Schedule

November 19, 2022

Light of My Life – An Introduction to Solar Arc Directions

with Mark Jones

In this webinar Mark explores the power of the Sun in astrology: the way it shapes the circle of the birth chart itself as well as being the central luminary and how it unfolds over time. Cosmologically, the Sun is the engine of all life in the solar system, and its astrological significance is guaranteed on that basis. This talk will briefly explain the difference between transits and progressions and then show how solar arc directions arise as a symbolic expression of the Sun’s significance by using the movement of the secondary progressed Sun as a base line of meaning for all the planets.

In utilising the momentum of the secondary progressed sun as a base line for all planetary progressions the Solar Arc directions animate the power of the Sun’s meaning through time, creating a sense of the animating power of the Sun’s light over the course of your life. We will look at some historical examples including Martin Luther King, Gwen Verdon, Charles Dickens and Malala Yousafzai as well as exploring key meetings in people’s lives such as Lennon meeting McCartney and Jung meeting Freud.

No need to attend live. All participants will receive a copy of the webinar recording to download and keep.

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 9:00 am Pacific Time (convert to your time zone)
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes
$25 (through November 17, $30 thereafter)

All Levels



with Mark Jones, Darby Costello and Tony Howard

In this course we will look at the correlations of the social planets – Jupiter and Saturn – with lived experience. Your instructors will outline what these gas giant planets symbolize and show you how to start interpreting them in the horoscope.

  • Week 1: Jupiter with Darby Costello
  • Week 2: Jupiter with Mark Jones
  • Week 3: Saturn with Mark Jones
  • Week 4: Saturn with Tony Howard

You’ll learn why these are called the “social” planets, explore their core meanings, and take first steps in understanding them in the context of the natal chart.

Required texts: Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil by Liz Greene; The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins; Exploring Jupiter by Stephen Arroyo

Next Live Dates: November 30 – December 21, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons plus three live Q&A sessions on Sunday December 4, 9-10:30 am, Sunday December 11, 9-10:30 am, Sunday December 18, 2-3:30 pm All times are Pacific Time.

$295 (audit) / $350 (certification*)

July 17-21 2023

Turning Points: A Psychological and Astrological Study of Transformation

Join us in beautiful South Wales for an astrological masterclass exploring the nature of key moments of personal transformation in the development of the individual life.

For the last 5 years, Mark has been working with independent researcher and astrologer Patrick Graham to study many hundreds of birth charts in detail to reveal critical points of life significance in the development of the individual. We wish to share the fruits of our labour with you.

Our focus: a detailed analysis of the power of transits and progressions to challenge the inherent potential of the natal chart.

  1. The movement picture – the transits of Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto to personal planets, angles and nodes
  2. The power of the transiting nodes
  3. The archetypal blueprint of the cycles of Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
  4. Combination of the transit and progressed picture through Solar Arcs

After an introduction to the theory, we will apply what we have learned to the natal chart with the added understanding born of the fruits of research into the key events that have shaped people’s lives. This critical key will help unlock the most purposeful insights into the natal chart in the most direct way.

Throughout the retreat, we will incorporate the core principles of spiritual psychology to create a context from which we can understanding the nature of personal growth and healing.

We will allow plenty of time for Q&A every day, and there will be ample opportunity to engage with Mark personally.

Your registration includes a group day trip to explore the magic of Wales.

You’ll be part of a small group meeting in Mark’s library, adjacent to Marks home. Each day includes a light lunch on the premises.

Limited to 16 students.