Intensive AF 2022


Intensive Astrological Fundamentals 2022

Dr Zahrt’s flagship astrology course, kicks off in September! Day sessions only this year.

LIVE sessions:
Tuesdays 10AM-12PM Pacific from Sept 6 – Dec 6, 2022
Saturdays 10AM-12PM Pacific from Sept 10 – Dec 10, 2022


You have not had an astrology class like this before. Now in its fifth year!

IAF is an extremely high-touch, high-impact course that will take you from zero to 360˚…in four months. Think of it like an academic semester.

You will learn the fundamentals of astrological language, how to read astrological charts, and make sense of them in meaningful ways.

All the technique and history, none of the woo. After this intensive, you will be fluent enough to be quite dangerous.

I am Jenn Zahrt, and I am a researcher, teacher, translator, writer, editor, publisher, and for the past quarter century, I have dedicated my life to the field of astrology.

My friends often call me Dr. Z – or Doctor Jenn – because in 2012, I earned my doctorate degree at UC Berkeley, where I researched astrology in German culture.

During my program I taught German, taking people with zero experience to being on a strong path to fluency, sometimes within a single semester. I also taught English comp classes about German culture, helping people synthesize, interpret, and express complex information in elegant ways.

Like German or English, astrology is a language. Babylonians called it sitir samesh, heavenly writing… messages from the Gods… Don’t you want to learn how to read them?

Now here’s the deal… In order for this to work, you have to work.

See, people used to sign up for German classes at UC Berkeley because they thought they were an easy A. It was a campus rumor that German classes were easy to pass, and oftentimes the rumors were, sadly, true.

Not with me.

Each time one of those folks stepped into my classroom, I told them, “you’ve come to the wrong place.” And those who didn’t believe me soon regretted it. And they also learned how to speak damn good German and write like a…

This intensive, too, will not be an easy A. You will work, and you will become excellent.

And the best part is, the work will be fun because astrology done well is fun – even addictive. If you’ve spent any time around me (and if you are reading this, you likely have), you know that I put the F U in FUN… And that’s not going to stop just because we are learning some serious astrology.

Did you know that in order to put a new word into your permanent vocabulary you need to use it in context seventeen times? Did you know that the louder you say something the more you remember it? In our intensive, we will be literally screaming astrology from the rooftops (because that’s where you can see the stars, obvs!).

My approach is based on two decades of hard work in the ivory tower (no joke, at 15 I found myself teaching myself astrology in the library at the University of Tübingen, where Johannes Kepler became a famous astrologer… my nerd roots run deep, yo)… I wanted to discover anything and everything I could about the history of astrology and why it is so misunderstood in society. I set about becoming fluent in German so that I could dive directly into sources and read for myself how our cultural heritage was stamped out of our common knowledge base. And then rectify that.

Not everyone cares about going through all the trouble of academia. I get it. I put in that time so that I could bring the fruits of that labor to you, so you don’t have set foot inside a university.

You still have every right to understand how to read the sky in ways denied you by our current educational system.

Learning astrology is about the most rebellious and smart thing you can do to fight the powers that be and What They Want You To Know.

I will teach you concepts in unforgettable ways. I will give you homework.

And you will be on track to becoming precision-skilled at reading astrologically.

Notice I said reading astrologically.

Do I expect you to “become an astrologer” after this course? No.

Do I think it’s an essential life skill to learn how to read astrologically? Absolutely.

Will I support you in pursuing astrology as a profession if you want. Of course.

But “becoming an astrologer” is not the outcome of this particular intensive. What is most critical is clearing the dross of what it means to read the world around us in an astrological way and arming you with a solid foundation for this aspect of being human.


My class size is limited because I want to see your face when I am teaching you through the screen.

It is extremely important to me to make sure that you are seen and heard as you go through this material. That you feel seen and heard. This is how we flourish.

This semester-long intensive is not your typical “webinar.”

It is not a set-it and forget-it class.

This is intense. It is real. And it will change you.

Join me?

Our rocket launches at the start of September 2022. Are you ready?


The skinny:

Weekly live classes on Zoom every Tuesday or Saturday morning. Or, attend both for extra review.

Free weekly Office Hour appointments to discuss course material 1:1

A private forum in The Catapult Zone, so you can feel free to share your ideas and work without having any early mistakes enter the permanent internet record through FB groups or whatever.

Forever access to the portal and classes so you can rewatch, again and again.

& the fine print:

  • You will be expected to attend live as much as possible.
  • You will be expected to participate in class forums.
  • Turning your video on during class is desired, but not required.
  • Courses will be recorded, if you are not able to attend live.
  • Office hours are never recorded.
  • Tuition is non-refundable.

About the Instructor

Dr. Jennifer Zahrt writes about the history, philosophy and epistemology of astrology, with a special focus on the German cultural realm. Her doctoral thesis, titled The Astrological Imaginary in Early Twentieth Century Germany (University of California, Berkeley, 2012), concerns the ways in which astrology shaped philosophy, literature and the arts during the Weimar Republic. 

Since 2007, Zahrt has worked as a professional editor. She is the Senior Editor of The Mountain Astrologer magazine; Creative Director of Sophia Centre Press; and the Curator of Possibilities at Revelore Press, which she founded in 2017. Zahrt’s first book of poetry, Foil Holocrine, appeared in 2019. In 2021 she founded the CAELi Institute, a Celestial Arts Education Library in Olympia, WA. Learn more about Jenn at

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