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Please read through the entire list for the class that suits your level of study and personal interest. To register for a class or workshop, please contact the teacher directly. For other questions on our Education Program, please call the NCGR Hotline on 212-255-3236.

The next NCGR-PAA Certification Exam will be held on Sunday, April 7th. Application must be made by April 1st. To register, please print out the application at the end of this webpage and send to Shirley Soffer with payment by check or money order, payable to NCGR-PAA. For other questions about the exam, please contact Shirley Soffer on Study Guides can be purchased only via the NCGR-PAA website: 


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INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY with Joseph Addeo 212-346-0977 | |

80 North Moore Street #19J, Tribeca

ASTROLOGICAL BASICS – Level I – A beginner’s class, where the ABC’s of Western Astrology are explored and learned.  Topics covered include planets, signs, houses, elements and modes.  By the end of the course each student should have a basic knowledge on how to start reading a chart.  A practical approach is emphasized for use as a springboard to future study and developing one’s own unique style of interpretation.  Call or e-mail to enroll.

Wednesday, January 30th thru March 27th, 7 – 9, $320, Payment by Venmo, PayPal or check


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CHART INTERPRETATION with John Marchesella 212-255-8497 | 

Chelsea Area

ASPECT ANALYSIS & CHART INTERPRETATION – Levels I/III – Now that you know the basics, move on to the dynamics of aspects and configurations, which make the chart ignite!  They are the astrological version of psychological complexes.  We’ll also cover the basic steps of chart interpretation and how to make it all work, using the charts of well-known people and names in the news.  E-mail to register.

THURSDAYS, 6:45 – 8:45, 9 sessions, $325

Begins January 17th


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CHART INTERPRETATION with Shirley Soffer 212-677-5041 or

505 LaGuardia Place, #25A

CHARTWORK – Level I/III – This is an ongoing class devoted to hands-on practice with charts.  Learning by doing.  Bring in charts for group study.  Natal delineation, transits, progressions, solar returns, composites, synastry, and more.  For advanced beginners and intermediate students.

WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:30, $20/class

Begins January 23rd


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THE PROCESS OF CHANGE: A series of classes on the present transits of the North and South Nodes in Capricorn and Cancer, the eclipses, Chiron in Aries, and Uranus in Taurus.  Email to enroll.

Dates TBA, starting in February/March, 12 – 2:30, $45


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VEDIC ASTROLOGY with Ronnie Dreyer |

Vedic Astrology classes and webinars at all levels.  Private lessons are also available.  Please check website and email for more information.


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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION with Diane Cramer 212-288-6232 |

333 East 66th Street

Private instruction on all levels – chart calculations for all levels of NCGR-PAA testing.  Instruction on chart interpretation, predictive techniques, and the use of midpoints.  Specialized instruction in medical astrology.  Tips and techniques for Solar Fire 9.  $30/hour.


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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION with Meira Epstein 212-879-2186 |

119 East 83rd Street (Park & Lex)


COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING:  all topics of astrology, from beginner to advanced - natal and predictive. Integrating all the knowledge you already have with less-known techniques from the Ancient-Classical astrology.


Classes are available for all Four Levels. Study in private, or through the NCGR Online Education. For curriculum and registration go to .

GO PROFESSIONAL: Make the leap into client work. Gain confidence, learn effective techniques, how to handle sensitive forecast situations and how to identify core issues.

ADD USEFUL TOOLS: Learn Hellenistic-Medieval methods as well as modern URANIAN techniques - 90° Dial, Midpoints & Planetary Pictures and how to integrate it with your regular work.

PRIVATE ONLINE STUDY:  For your convenience– live, audio-visual classes, suited to your needs & schedule. You can prepare for the NCGR-PAA exams, or simply study astrology to improve your skills.  Classes are recorded, and comprehensive study material is provided. $50 per hour.  



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To join or renew your membership, send a check for $55, payable to NCGR, and send to:

Howard Moore

210 East 15th Street #4F

New York, NY 10003


Go to the National website,, and register by credit card.

Be sure to specify that you want to be enrolled in the New York City Chapter!


Membership benefits include:

Discounts on all conferences, local and national

Discounted fees on NCGR-PAA Certification Exams

New York Chapter’s quarterly newsletter, “The Ingress”

Bimonthly “Memberletter” from National

An annual journal and an annual research journal


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Name  ______________________________________________


Address  ____________________________________________




Phone  ______________________________________________


Email  _______________________________________________


I hereby make application to take the exam on Sunday, April 7th, at 11 AM at the home of Shirley Soffer.


                                    NCGR Members                     Non-members


Level I                                     $60                                          $115


Level II                                    $70                                          $125


Level III                                   $80                                          $135


Enclose your check, payable to NCGR-PAA, and mail to:


Shirley Soffer

505 La Guardia Place #25A

New York, NY 10012-2008


Deadline for registration is April 1st.


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