Foundations of Tibetan Astrology

In this course, Tibetan Medicine Practitioner and Classical Astrologer Erik Jampa Andersson will introduce the foundational concepts and processes in Tibetan Astrology, with special focus paid to the elemental astrological system of Jung-Tsi. 

Enrol now to gain access to:

  • One year access of our online learning platform
  • Over five hours of exclusive video lessons
  • Downloadable learning materials and chart templates
  • 80-page illustrated PDF textbook
  • Interactive quizzes to test your progress

Topics include:

  • A comprehensive overview of the five elements, 12 animals, Eight Parkha, Nine Mewa, and Five Forces
  • Guided examples with astrological interpretations 
  • An overview of the history and development of astrology

Students who complete this course, along with the final project and final exam, will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Shrīmālā Institute, and will be able to progress on to further coursework. 

This is a rare opportunity to study Traditional Tibetan Astrology in a highly accessible format from the comfort of your own home. 

If you are unable to afford this course, please email to apply for financial assistance. Students are ultimately way more important to us than money, and we are happy to work with your individual circumstances to ensure that you can still take part. For those who can afford to pay full price, we greatly appreciate your support to ensure that we can continue offering services and courses during these trying times. 

Course Curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Section 1: Foundational Principles and Development

  • 3

    Section 2: The Five Elements

    • Sipaho - the Cosmic Tortoise

    • The Five Inner Elements

    • The Five Outer Elements

    • Elemental Association Tables

    • The MSEF Cycles (Ma Bu Dra Drok)

    • Quiz: The Five Elements

  • 4

    Section 3: The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac

    • Astrology the Palm of your Hand

    • Intro to the Twelve Animals

    • Calculating your Natal Animal

    • Handout: Table of the 12 Animals and their Associations

    • Find your Natal Animal

    • Characteristics of the 12 Animals

    • The Sexagenary Cycle: Calculating your Power Element (the easy way)

    • Handout: Yearly Animals 1865-2043

    • Kalachakra and the Periods of Time

    • Quiz: The Twelve Animals

  • 5

    Section 4: Calculating the Five Forces

    • Introduction to the Five Forces

    • Understanding the Vitality Force (Sok)

    • Calculating the Vitality Force (Sok)

    • Understanding the Health Force (Lü)

    • Calculating the Health Force (Lü)

    • Understanding the Power Force (Wangtang)

    • Calculating the Power Force (Wangtang)

    • Understanding the Luck Force (rLung-Ta)

    • Calculating the Luck Force (rLung-Ta)

    • Understanding the Soul Force (bLa)

    • Calculating the Soul Force (bLa)

    • Practice Calculations

    • Quiz: The Five Forces

  • 6

    Section 5: The Nine Mewa

    • The Nine Magic Numbers

    • The Three Metreng: the 180-Year Cycle

    • Calculating the Natal Mewa (Kye-Me)

    • Characteristics of the Natal Mewa

    • Calculating the Progressed Mewa

    • Assignment: Find your Natal and Progressed Mewa

    • Quiz: The Nine Mewa

  • 7

    Section 6: The Eight Parkha

    • The Eight Trigrams

    • Calculating the Progressed Parkha

    • Interpretive Principles: Astrological Geomancy

    • Handout: Geomantic Tables for the Eight Trigrams

    • Assignment: Find your Bab-Par!

    • Quiz: The Eight Parkha

  • 8

    Section 7: Casting a Simple Yearly Horoscope

    • Review of Calculation Techniques

    • Casting & Interpreting the Chart

    • Yearly Horoscope Template

    • Guided Examples

    • Cast your Yearly Horoscope

  • 9

    Assignments and Next Steps

    • Next Steps

    • List of Tibetan Astrology Resources

    • Final Review - Study Guide

    • Final Project: 21 Yearly Horoscopes

    • Final Exam: Foundations of Tibetan Astrology

Register Now

Standard registration includes one year full access to the online course.
Deluxe Package includes an additional 2-hour private Astrology consultation with Erik Jampa.


  • Do I need to have an existing knowledge of astrology to benefit from this course?

    Not at all! Tibetan Jung-Tsi is an elemental astrology tradition, meaning that we will primarily focus on the five elements and their manifestations. This is a perfect course for both total beginners and seasoned astrologers.

  • I want to take this course, but can't afford the full price. Is financial aid available?

    Absolutely. We know that times are hard, and don't want money to stand in the way. If you need financial assistance, please email and we will make sure that you can take part regardless of your financial situation.

  • Can I study at my own pace?

    Absolutely. This course is entirely self-paced, and you will have access for 365 days from the date of registration. So there's plenty of time to peruse the material at your own pace.

  • Will I receive individualized support?

    Yes - we are here to support your education. We will be hosting periodical live Q&A sessions with Erik Jampa, which will be uploaded to the course materials for you to view whenever you wish. Ongoing email support is available for students.

  • What happens after the course?

    Students who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate of Completion, allowing them to continue on to the next levels of coursework. Our next course will launch in Fall 2020.

  • What if I have questions?

    You can always email with any questions regarding the course.

  • How can I receive my own astrology reading?

    With our Deluxe Package, you will receive a 2-hour Astro consultation with Erik Jampa along with your course, allowing you to experience classical astrology in action.

  • Can I withdraw from the course?

    If you are not satisfied with the course, then you can request a refund up to 7 days after enrolment. Refunds will be adjusted based on the percentage of the course already completed, though individual circumstances can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.