Course Description

In this 10-hour workshop Chris Brennan demonstrates how the ruler of the Ascendant or “Hour-Marker” is used in Hellenistic astrology in order to determine information about the nature and quality of a person’s life.

As one of the core rulers of the chart, the domicile lord of the Hour-Marker can be used in order to identify the native’s focus, direction, and sometimes purpose in life, as well as other things such as matters related to their health, physical vitality, and behavioral characteristics. 

During the course of the lecture we review the significations that the Hellenistic astrologers originally associated with each of the twelve houses, and then use over 70 example charts in order to show how the topics associated with specific houses can indicate dominant themes in a person’s life when the ruler of the Ascendant is located in a particular house.

The material contained in this module has been extracted from part 7 of the full Hellenistic Astrology Course, and is also available as part of the complete course. This class is for those who only want to study this technique on its own.

What You Get With the Class

  • A 10-hour video lecture that combined PowerPoint slides, diagrams, and chart examples.
  • Over 70 example charts in order to demonstrate the technique in practice.
  • A detailed overview of the significations that were originally associated with each of the 12 houses in ancient astrology.
  • An optional test 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 rate.

Accessing the Class

The class is presented online through a private course site that each person gains access to shortly after registering. The lecture is 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 Ruler of the Ascendant 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. The full course contains 12 other lectures in addition to this one, totaling more than 90 hours of video.

Registering for the Class

The price for the Ruler of the Ascendant Class is $75 USD.

To purchase the class 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

    The Ruler of the Ascendant in the Houses Class

    • Overview of the Class

    • Prerequisite Concept: A Brief Introduction to Whole Sign Houses Video

    • Prerequisite Concept: Benefic and Malefic Planets

    • Prerequisite Concept: Using Sect to Determine the Most Positive and Negative Planets in the Chart Video

    • The Ruler of the Ascendant in the Houses Lecture

    • The Twelve Places

    • Valens on the Domicile Lord

    • James Holden: Four Evil Houses

    • Quiz

    • Discount on Other Courses