Class Description

In this 8-hour lecture Chris Brennan demonstrates how the rulers of the 12 “houses” or “places” (topoi) can be studied in a birth chart in order to determine detailed information about different areas of a person’s life.

The lecture provides an overview of how to delineate the ruler of a house when it is in a house other than the one that it owns. For example, what does it mean for the ruler of the 7th house to be in the 10th house, or for the ruler of the 9th house to be in the 11th house, and so on.

During the course of the lecture we will review some ancient delineations that the Hellenistic astrologers gave when interpreting the placement of the rulers of each of the 12 houses, and then we will go through each house systematically to see how the rules play out in practice by applying them to over 70 example charts.

By the end of the lecture the student will have a strong understanding of both the theory and the practice of interpreting the rulers of the houses in a natal chart.

The material contained in this module has been extracted from part 8 of the Hellenistic Astrology Course, and is also available as part of the complete course. This class is for those who only want to study the Hellenistic approach to interpreting the rulers of the houses on its own.

Benefits of the Lecture

  • An 8-hour video lecture which contains PowerPoint slides, diagrams, chart examples, and extensive audio commentary.
  • Over 70 example charts used to demonstrate the technique in practice.
  • Discussion of surviving delineations of rulers of the houses from ancient sources.
  • An optional quiz in order to check your knowledge once you’ve completed the lecture.
  • The ability to upgrade to the full Hellenistic Astrology Course at a discounted price.

Accessing the Class

The class is presented online through a private course site that each person gains access to shortly after registering. The lectures are streamed through an innovative video format that is accessible through desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Once registered, each student has unlimited access to the course site containing the lecture, and they are able to view the presentation at their own pace, as many times as they would like to.

Discount on the Full Hellenistic Course

When you sign up for the Interpreting the Rulers of the Houses Class you are entitled to a $45 discount on the full Hellenistic Astrology Course, if you would like to sign up for it at some point at a later date.

Registering for the Class

The price for the Interpreting the Rulers of the Houses Class is $75 USD.

To purchase the module please use the “buy now” button located below.

After completing your payment you will receive an email with your log in information for the course site, and then you can get started right away.


Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He is the author of the book Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune, and the host of The Astrology Podcast. He previously served as the President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Interpreting the Rulers of the Houses Class

    • Overview of the Class

    • Interpreting the Rulers of the Houses Lecture

    • Prerequisite Concept: Whole Sign Houses Video

    • Prerequisite Concept: Sect Video

    • The Significations of the Houses

    • The Four Difficult Houses

    • Quiz

    • Discount on Other Courses