Traditional astrology is an ancient craft, and an infinite resource of knowledge and wisdom. Beyond the first layer of the symbolism of the all-important zodiacal signs you’ll learn about the elements, modes, houses, aspects and aspect patterns.
These components reveal the “natal promise” of each horoscope, the nature of the individual and the nature of the life to be lived. Predictive work is all about learning timing measures – called transits and progressions – which, through a lifetime, indicate when key life events will unfold.
The Greek Island Summer School offers courses for all levels, from complete beginners to intermediate and more advanced levels.
I also offer online courses and run one-day workshops and evening seminars in London, three times a year. Click on the details below for the current schedule.
Astrology Readings by Phone or In-person
Personal appointments are available by What’s App throughout the year, or you can book a face to face reading during my UK visits.
Working with individual horoscopes involves two to three hours preparation and then a consultation time of an hour and a quarter, unraveling your natal picture but focusing mainly on what is happening for you now and in the coming two years.
You will need your data to hand at the time of booking – your date and place of birth, and your time of birth as accurately as possible.
Personal Year Ahead Reports
This is a guide that you can use and refer to throughout the coming year.
It is a written report of 12 pages – approx. 5,000 words – based entirely on the workings of your own horoscope and my own findings.
Online Astrology Courses
All the online astrology courses comprise ten modules.
Each one is designed to take you between 2-3 hours but this is variable, depending on the way you work as an individual.
All these astrology courses will provide you with a wealth of information and focus on “hands on” learning rather than academia.
These are “how to” courses and do not include, for example, the history of astrology or writing essays.
As these are one-to-one courses you can work entirely at your own pace.
I recommend the goal of completing one module a week but you can do more or less depending on your own needs, work speed and available time.
Each online astrology course includes ongoing individual tutorials because in my view these subjects need discussion. And as a teacher I’m far more effective when I can have direct contact, instead of being an invisible figure in the background!
So, on completion of each module, we make an appointment for a 30-minute tutorial on a video link via What’s App or Facebook Messenger – or to a landline, if you don’t use either of these social media links.
These tutorials are one-to-one – for the purpose of talking through the completed module together. Each tutorial prepares you for the next one.
What students say about Joanna Watters Astrology and Tarot courses, workshops and readings:
My fourth time on the Greek Island Summer School and I’ve particularly enjoyed this synastry course. I found that the astrology really came alive for me more than ever, which was so exciting. It’s been fantastic being able to draw from the past courses and see it all jump into action this week. Thank you for putting that smile on my face!
There was enough time in each session to really cover things and get involved. Felt intense, but in a good way and the time flew by. Worksheets were clear and useful, lots of relevant information. Good mixture of revision and personal work on our own charts. Great value for money – especially enjoyed being in a smaller group. Thank you Jo!
The whole experience was a wonderful, warm and supportive week. The teaching was excellent and well paced. Jo is very caring and looked after us so well. Even though I could have coped with a higher level I now feel a renewed passion for astrology. The week was an inspiration for me and has awoken my need for astrology to be more of a focus in my life. A very big thank you for all your warmth and generous hospitality.
I loved this astrology course. Jo has taken the traditional method of teaching astrology and turned it on its head. She gave breadth to the subject, moving us through the building blocks as quickly as possible. Until magically the glyphs started to sing and dance from the pages – and to tell their own colourful stories. The seminar hours were perfect. Allowing ample time for reflection and consolidation – and time to explore the beautiful island. The very reasonable costs were helped even further by Jo’s invaluable input when arranging flights, rooms and transfers, not to mention her very friendly relationship with the local tavernas! Such fun and healing too. I will be back to learn more.
It’s the fourth year running that I’ve attended Jo’s courses. It was invaluable to consolidate techniques covered previously, especially transits and progressions. The synastry material was really interesting. Explanations are always clear and delivered with patience, to ensure clarity for all. A very worthwhile and informative course.
I couldn’t wait to get to class and personally could have started earlier in the day! We were a mixed bunch, yet we all came together. It was a wonderful experience that taught me more than astrology. Thank you Jo.
I first did a course in Greece with Jo in 2007 – and I can’t believe that I left it so long to come back again. From now on it’s a yearly date! The course was brilliant, and so was the social scene. I thoroughly enjoyed myself every minute and made some good friends. Jo is an attentive host and had all sorts of extras for us to take advantage of too – I had the best pedicure and the best massage I’ve ever had in my life! See you next year.
Jo’s input made it easy to book. She was wonderful at sorting out all the necessary arrangements. The course was well planned, thorough and Jo is a natural teacher. I learnt loads. The whole experience was a joy – and a great holiday. In essence, it was a fantastic week. It was a great course, in amazing company – with sunshine and plenty of wine!
Both the island and Joanna’s home, the venue for the course, are absolutely beautiful. Jo is a wonderful host – friendly, helpful throughout and very welcoming. She takes a genuine interest in both your holiday and teaching needs. The course was thorough and sparked an intense curiosity in me, which has started a fascinating journey. Joanna’s new book Be Your Own Astrologer is an absolute must – by far the easiest and most absorbing book I have ever read on astrology. And the food was gorgeous and in great abundance! Highly recommended and will definitely be returning for more.
We covered a great deal of material but the pace was appropriate for beginners. The course content is excellent – explanations have been clear. Excellent handouts, all reinforced by practical sessions. Good value for money.
Loved the hours – just the right amount of time to get burnt on the beach! Loved the home from home setting, and the easy going lessons. Liked it all in fact! Thoroughly enjoyed myself and it all ended too quickly. Perfect.
The course was perfect, the whole week was perfect, really beyond words. Excellent group tuition and personal guidance, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy Nidri. Jo has made this study holiday an absolute delight and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her courses. In fact I would like to come every year of my life and never stop learning astrology from Jo! Much love and many, many thanks for such a wonderful time – you went way above and beyond the call of duty in caring for us and teaching us your precious knowledge
Excellent. I feel I have learnt so much this week. The content was well structured, with each session building on the previous one. I felt relaxed and comfortable and Jo gave each of us equal attention. I have really enjoyed myself and will definitely be back again.
What can I say, except wonderful! Jo is a great teacher, very well prepared and so patient – everything was clearly explained and I have learned so much. Together with a fantastic setting, the whole week made for a lovely experience.
I really enjoyed the course although I could have handled a faster pace. (Marion was editor of Prediction magazine at the time). However, I got a lot out of the last two days in particular – and feel that I have now deepened my understanding of Astrology. Loved the group, the atmosphere, the food, the fresh coffee and adore Coco (Jo’s dog)! The hours are perfect, the setting ideal and your teaching inspiring and supportive.
The tutor Joanna Watters was excellent. Every student was given time and attention. Astrology is her passion and her teaching came from the heart. Her knowledge was boundless.
My third time back to Lefkada and the experience was as great as the others. Brilliant course. Joanna is such a great teacher and her patience is endless! We have covered an enormous range of astrological material, all summarised and supported with clear handouts which I can take away with me and continue to work with. Thanks for a great week – see you next year for the Synastry course.
The course provided a thorough grounding in the basics of astrology – from sun signs to planets, houses and aspects. Then it was deeply interesting to move on to the symbolism and meaning of transits. So by the end of the week we could interpret natal charts – of celebrities and our own. This helped me understand how everything hung together. The setting is idyllic, relaxing and charming. It makes it a wonderful opportunity to mix sun, sea and swim with learning about this fascinating subject.
I am more than happy with this course – I love the way that the material is simplified in order to create a relaxed approach. It is fun, informative and grounding – and very well taught. Thanks Jo.
I want to say how much I enjoyed the course! It was expertly laid out, delivered and explained in a straightforward way. I can’t wait to come out for the next segment! Thank you for being a great teacher and host. And thank you for my reading, which was the best I’ve ever had. It was positive and absolutely filled with information. So thank you for that too Jo.
Jo always spent time making sure that all students were happy with the topic covered, before moving on to the next one. From a fellow tutor’s perspective, there was a good mix of instruction, explanation and practical exercises. It’s now up to us to keep practicing it!
The subject material was just right, especially as Jo continually adapted what was covered, according to our needs. It was a very flexible, enjoyable and informative week – thank you. I look forward to more courses, so that I can keep filling in the gaps in my knowledge of this fascinating subject.
I have really enjoyed the week and the time seemed to fly by. I feel that I can look at things in different ways – and I feel that many things are now clearer for me. Jo was, as usual, inspiring. Her enthusiasm is catching! I’ve gained a lot over the week, in astrology but also generally. And it’s great to work in such idyllic surroundings.
The content of the course – the quality/quantity/variety – was very comprehensive. Excellent cost. Jo’s teaching was fun, informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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