The Basic Astrology Course brings students on a 5.5-day self-discovery journey to interpret charts for YOURSELF and other people around you
WITHOUT having to memorise a ton of keywords or needing to understand complex technical concepts.
[Watch this video now to discover how in 4.5 days, students are able read and interpret astrological charts!]
It’s May Sim here, Founder of the academy and Chief Astrologer of Selfstrology.
Whenever I speak to people and Astrology is mentioned, people normally would associate it with the zodiac signs they see in magazine columns. While another group of people would know better that Astrology goes beyond the 12 Zodiac Signs, and it is way more complex.
Yes in fact, Astrology is way more complex that just limiting to the 12 Zodiac signs, it is even more detailed in profiling a person and his character traits. An astrology chart is similar to the DNA study of a person, with the ability to highlight individual indicators that will only apply to the unique individual.
That’s why I’ve developed this course to answer the following questions that might pop into your mind right now:
Having come from 8 years of trying to self-studying astrology online, I understand the challenges and constraints of having to piece everything together to have a method of chart interpretation. With the formal training and a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology from the International Academy of Astrology’s (IAA) and 15 years of experience, I’ve developed this course and the Selfstrology Academy to help Astrology enthusiasts like you to streamline and structure the learning process.
I’ve spent alot on astrology books and that’s why I know that this would help you get what you want effectively without having to waste alot of time and money!
The course comes with recommended reading lists of reference books for students to focus in on specific areas of astrology they seek to improve, or to build on the real-life application techniques.
There’s quite alot of information out there from the internet as well as books and online webinars. However, piecing all the information together in a structured manner may not be as simple!
Following a proven system of step-by-step chart interpretations, will ensure the accuracy in your delineations.
Delineations and interpretations are specific to an individual and the only means of verifying is to ask the owner of the chart!
In class, we use the live chart examples of students in the class and you can understand first-hand how it accurately describes the person by hearing them share their life stories.
I don’t know about you, but studying alone was always boring for me!
So one of my goals when I founded the academy back in 2013, was to teach as many people to learn to read charts as well. Never did I know I had now inspired a community of astrology enthusiasts all seeking to improve their lives through personal self-discovery!
Among our students from over 10 different countries all over the world, they come from very diverse age groups, cultures as well as astrological backgrounds levels. Some of which have studied a number of years before coming to the class, but still managed to learn much more, than in the number of years they studied on their own.
“I have been a hobbyist for 8 years, but with this 4.5 day course learnt way more than I did in the past 8 years combined. I learnt how to synthesize different chart placements/aspects to put together a comprehensive chart interpretation, and the many examples covered in class were very useful in helping me understand how the astrology manifests in the real world. I also discovered new things in my chart that have helped me in my personal growth. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would highly recommend this course to anyone!”
– Christopher Tan, Astrology Student
Till date, I’m the first Asian to graduated from the International Academy of Astrology’s (IAA) 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology programme, and the experience gained from being under the tutelage of renowned astrologers from the USA, Australia, Portugal, and the UK has proved immensely useful in the consulting room as well as for May’s students.
I’ve consulted over 1,000+ individuals and spoken for various organisations and even government agencies on the various applications of astrology.
Well, it’s not really logical and quite silly for us all, to just be defined by 12 types or catergories right? Each person is individually unique with different characteristic traits. And with Astrology, it’s possible to describe a person accurately to great detail, by interpreting the indicators on the natal chart. – not with superpowers or supernatural abilities.
Astrologers are all just regular people you find on the street, the only difference is the ability to read astrology charts. Famous author, Dane Rudhyar once said that “Astrology is like a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.”
Just like any language, the skill to read and interpret charts can be learnt!
Astrology chart interpretations can be achieved with a structured system and a proven formula to deliver pinpoint accuracy each time. Keep reading because before the end of this page I’m going to walk you through all 5 steps so you can see EVERYTHING you need to put together a chart interpretation.
Not sure if you’ve noticed but, the last step is to apply the interpretations to real-life issues and resolve dis-empowering situations. Because, the true value of the course is in…
Take a look at what some of our students have to say about the things they managed to learn about themselves and other people in their lives as well:
“The most significant takeaway I can apply in my life is to look into charts and understand why some subconscious motives are present. I am able to look myself from a different perspective and why I felt that some parts of my career is not fulfilling. It is a useful knowledge to learn about yourself and others.”
– Andrew Lim, Astrology Student (Jun 2018)
“I learnt about myself in ways that I never thought I would in this course. The course brought up stuff that I have been keeping to myself. Knowing about myself allows me to better understand what I had to go through in order to set my life path, and I am very thankful for that. To be successful, i believe you need to truly know yourself; your weaknesses and strengths that will make it easy for you to develop your path. Taking this course could help you do that, and you can help others too.”
– Sohila Biczadehtakori, Astrology Student (Mar 2018)
“After attending the BAC, I have a much better understanding of the dilemmas I face in life. Knowing these and being able to know where it comes from makes its easier to come to terms with the short-comings and move to a better situation. For anyone sitting on the fence, I’d like to urge them to take the lap of faith and invest in a new knowledge and language that will not only help themselves but also people around them.”
– Philip Ho, Astrology Student & Client (Jun 2018)
After becoming a student of Selfstrology, there are many opportunities on a monthly basis to constantly be engaged with astrology content, from attending free public event, Student-only Meetups and re-attending classes! A big part of the education is to be part of the very lively student’s community and the WhatsApp group chat, where everyone bounces ideas and support one another in the astrology education!
The Course Preview sessions are usually 2-4 weeks before the course and in the sessions, we will showcase the course syllabus, student demonstrations on chart interpretation and delineation techniques. We will also introduce the components of an astrology chart and its importance, going beyond just the Sun Signs to put together a detailed personality profile.
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I started at zero to reasonably competent to read charts. May is nice, very structured, helps to form a framework for me to hold the new information to read charts. It would be good to have additional workshops to read charts. I will recommend it as it is a structured system and it's very important for novices.
I could now use astrology to explain some people's characters or actions. I've confirmed that I'm a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none and I'm a Sagittarius Sub-signature. I feel that astrology is a very "Chim" subject and not something that you read in "Horoscope" section of magazines. To learn astrology is useful for psychological profiling and understanding oneself.
I came to Selfstrology with the intention of learning more about myself, and as a bonus, I also get to learn a new skill; learning how to read an astrological birth chart. What came out of it was a new interest / hobby that I did not expect to have previously. This new interest has sparked my curiosity to learn about how other people behave in an unique type of methodology. I learnt that there is more than meets the eye and astrology can prove it. Nobody is one-dimensional even though they show only one side of himself / herself. The course is very well-paced and I gained a new skill / language in just this short period of time. It can be easily applied in my life and i will definitely recommend to someone who is interested in learning about themselves.
The course helped point out patterns in my life and might be a good start towards awareness and change. The course is interesting and engaging, it about reading charts but its also about learning about yourself.
I learnt about myself in ways that I never thought I would in this course. The course brought up stuff that I have been keeping to myself. Knowing about myself allows me to better understand what I had to go through in order to set my life path, and I am very thankful for that. To be successful, i believe you need to truly know yourself; your weaknesses and strengths that will make it easy for you to develop your path. Taking this course could help you do that, and you can help others too.
The course has help me understand my own PAs and that of my family. This will help improve my relationship with them. I would recommend that when you know you own PAs (Psychological Aspects) and that of your loved ones, you can handle issues and understand yourself, your motivations and how you can better relate to and accept others.
The course is about discovering unconscious patterns and thoughts that leads to self-sabotage and frequent destructive occurrences in our lives. By coming to terms with these habits, it empowers us to make better decisions and form more meaningful relationships. It is a very structured course with in-depth examples to help students understand how each aspects manifest.
The course is on a different level, it provides deeper knowledge as compared to BAC. It identified how the PAs (Psychological Aspects) caused in childhood can manifest in adult life. The course is a good opportunity to open up and ‘heal’ / ‘transform’ to learn more about yourself and others.
The course exceeded my expectations. May's vast knowledge, structured approach and ability to captivate the audience's attention is impressive. With May, "What you see is what you get". She is genuine, passionate about astrology, keen to share, grounded, pleasant, balanced. I have no doubt she will go far with her business.
I come completely with no knowledge of Astrology and after the course, I'm abit more confident in reading charts. May is very knowledgeable, organised and makes it easy to understand. Helps us understand ourselves and how to improve our lives.
I can highly recommend May Sim's astrology course. Her teaching style is enthusiastic, fun, inclusive and non-judgmental, and her knowledge of the subject - which she conveys in an easy to understand way - is extensive. Her course has also taught me how to identify talents, strengths and weaknesses from the birth chart, and thus how to understand myself and other better. I think this is a great life skill. She is definitely a very gifted teacher and a good referral partner.
After attending the BAC, I have a much better understanding of the dilemmas I face in life. Knowing these and being able to know where it comes from makes its easier to come to terms with the short-comings and move to a better situation. For anyone sitting on the fence, I’d like to urge them to take the lap of faith and invest in a new knowledge and language that will not only help themselves but also people around them.
I had some exposure through interaction with May and the course gave me the technical knowledge. The course was fun and the teacher is interesting, lively and knowledgeable. I would recommend the course. Great course, great knowledge. Nice crowd.
I was able to understand myself better and spot some of the difficulties that I have and put a "reason" to it. It is mindblowing that putting planets together can mean so many things at one go. Its definitely worth spending the money as the value you get back is much, much more than what you expected. Mind blowing, interesting and definitely useful in your life in many ways (just be creative!)!
2nd time taking the extended course. Felt the information stuck a bit better. Still a lot of information to absorb and there are concepts that I don't understand or fully know how to articulate. May is great at explaining concepts and ideas.
I did self-study before joining the class. I feel like part of a larger community of astrologers now who i can discuss and communicate with. The information is extensive and I learnt better with guidance. May is expressive and not afraid to share! Her course adopts a very practical approach and would disprove / impress disbelievers. To me astrology is more science than divination. May has taught it perfectly.
The takeaway i got was understanding the reason why I behave the way I do. This could be applied to how I feel, think and the rationale behind every action better. I learn that I am much more Virgoian than I imagined. Would have thought that I am more Leo / Sagittarius. This course is more than just an Astrology course. It is more self-discovery and counselling therapy session - where the course can be very psychologically-related.
It was a great learning experience and May is a fantastic and effective teacher. I would recommend the course as it benefits a person in many ways. I think many students will advise their close ones to learn also.
Astrology is not as simple as reading the Sun, Moon or even Ascendant. Its is the interaction of the planets and signs in the various houses.
I learnt how people perceive me and also know about my character from other's point of view. It was a very interesting and eye opening course.
The course has provided me with knowledge to decipher lives and be more aware of myself. Spiritually, i'm more attuned with myself and note more potential conflicts within my life. May is an excellent teacher with very clear examples. I would recommend the course because the practical aspects of the course are value for money.
I learnt how to read birth charts, major planets and their significance. I would definitely recommend it as a program to go to, to learn to read birth charts.
The course help me identify oppositions which reveals the tug of wars and missing points to help resolve the issues in my life. I've also realised why I am able to to pick up small little information and conceptual things so much easier than other people. Highly recommended course to take up to learn more on oneself and your loved ones. Super accurate and spot on!
I started at zero and I learnt the basics finally! May starts from scratch and is very patient.
I have learnt so much about myself and how to improve the quality of my life from her readings and classes, helping me to identify areas of my lifewhere I may face the most challenges, that had not occurred to me before. I would recommend May's consultation and classes to anyone.
Course has been enriching and you would be hard-pressed to find a more passionate teacher. It is a fast-track to applying knowledge to read charts at a reasonable level of proficiency.
I started at a beginning level and now at least I'm able to read some basic natal charts. May is an awesome teacher and the course is fun.
I have been a hobbyist for 8 years, but with this 4.5 day course learnt way more than I did in the past 8 years combined. I learnt how to synthesize different chart placements/aspects to put together a comprehensive chart interpretation, and the many examples covered in class were very useful in helping me understand how the astrology manifests in the real world. Through covering the topics less commonly covered on the internet like yods, Chiron and the nodes, I also discovered new things in my chart that have helped me in my personal growth. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would highly recommend this course to anyone!
It has got me to have a better awareness of who I am and why I repeat some patterns in my life. The course is definitely a great way to gain awareness of yourself and understand why people behave the way they do, can help understand family and friends on a different level.
I now have the chance to read charts in translation. It was an eye-opening experience in Astrology and its more than just horoscopes.
I had almost zero understanding of astrology readings. After the course, I had managed to grasp the principles and knowing how to read the chart. Might be better to have the class apply what we learn at each part with more frequency. I would recommend it as it's a useful tool for everyone to understand themselves.
I can understand my chart better now. Make improvements and change where required in the way of thought processes. The course is very useful if you really want to change your life for the better.
I began at level zero. The course advanced me with basic understanding of the subject. Overall experience is good and May is passionate in sharing the knowledge.
The Intermediate Astrology Course (IAC) - Psychological Aspects class really hit home run in catching myself in the act. It is useful and serve as a constant reminder what is serving me and what's not. I am an avid learner of enneagram but nothing come close to the PA accuracy in spotting the mental movies that's been running in life
I did a little self-study (online) a few months before I embarked on this course. The course provided much more depth and insights into planetary signs. I had trouble understanding aspects and house rulerships, but this course clarifies these for me. The course is a little crushed and intensive, but ultimately progressive and enriching.
When i look at charts now, I can see a clearer picture of what drives people to do some things, how these manifests in their life and how it can help the chart owner to realise their inner world and use their PAs in a better manifestation. I realised a lot of instances when I am actually projecting my willfulness/selfishness/dominance on others, as opposed to how I tend to victimise myself (Mer-Nep) in my head. It really helped keep me in check many times since! I would say just attend & enjoy the show! (You're the antagonist go!)
Attending this Astrological course proved to be more than just acquiring a new set of knowledge, but was very therapeutic as well. I had zero prior knowledge before attending my first class and thanks to her super structured and patient way of teaching, I left with the fundamentals of putting together a chart analysis. Her approach was practical, linking Astrological knowledge with psychology and not some woo woo subjective assertion, and very engaging. The best part, apart from knowing how to read the chart, she engaged us on a personal level were we explored our own inner worlds through learning from our own charts. Hence, leaving with not just mere Astrology knowledge but deeper awareness of ourselves.
This course lets me understand a lot more about myself, on top of what I already learnt through 11 years of self-learnt astrology. The Basic Astrology Course provides in-depth learning and transformation! Thanks May & Jeremy
After the course, I am more aware of my own psychological issues and catch myself before I fall into similar thought patterns and behaviours again. It’s a very useful tool to achieve self-realisation and a powerful way to solve your inner troubles.
This program opened my eyes on how to read an astrology chart. Amazing understanding of myself and where I should paying attention, especially after the personal consultation too. I highly recommend the course!
The most significant takeway from the course was understanding that I had assumed that whatever I wanted would be denied and that I shouldn’t be too self-conscious of what others think of me. From the course I also realised that I have a propensity towards detachment and keeping others at arms length and that hinders in the development of more genuine relationships and emotional bonds. The course is a great way to identify unconscious behaviours.
May is intense with 6 days of class, explaining painstakingly on her unique techniques of Psychological Astrology. I would recommend this course to anyone who is willing to be honest and ready to make a transformation.
The course had taught me how to identify some key personality traits from a person's natal chart. Astrology is a useful tool for personality profiling.
The activities during the class helps me to make improvements on where I am weak e.g. aspects. The course provides a lot of practice for students. That helps beginners to understand quickly. The course is very intensive 4.5 days course which provides activities for students to practice. Students had the chance to study with real life examples since she asked students to share based on their charts.
I was able to read charts and understand myself and other better. It helped me with alot of issues and things I can do and achieve. Awesome course! Very detailed and easy to understand.
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