Certification

How to Become a TOTAMS Astrologer

How to Become a TOTAMS Astrologer

Unlike traditional approaches to astrology, the TOTAMS Paradigm is focused on personal growth and uncovering the archetypal essence of each astrological signature.
Discover powerful new skills that will help your existing therapy, coaching, or healing practice with an expanded point of view on life cycles, relationships, and the full spectrum of possibilities in all things.
Begin an exciting new career as a Certified TOTAMS Astrologer and use your unique skills to help others understand their soul’s journey, relationship dynamics, and ceremonial timings.

TOTAMS Astrologers are “Seed People” with the skills and knowledge to carry forward the wisdom of our ancestors, live a life aligned with their life purpose and assist others in finding their own alignment.

In our modern age the leading paradigm has been an empirical scientific model, offering very little, if any, philosophical or spiritual guidance. The Turning of the Ages Mystery School on the other hand, provides a larger context intended to assist people in navigating these times with greater awareness, wisdom, and courage.

 

The Turning of the Ages Mystery School Astrologer Certification Program represents our highest commitment to offering valuable tools and insights to empower global humanity with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a part of a spiritual renaissance that we see as the vital piece needed in order to birth a new way of being and living on Earth.

Mastery of the unique and groundbreaking TOTAMS Astrology Paradigm – with access to your own treasure chest of astrological wisdom, including a wealth of knowledge and experience from our teachers and mentors – will allow you to navigate your life in a new way and provide you the skills to help make the world a better place for all.

TOTAMS Certification Is For You If:

You are interested in becoming a TOTAMS Astrologer, are seeking a new career, or want to add a powerful astrology technique to your existing astrology, healing, counseling, or therapy practice.

You want to access profound ancient wisdom that will change the way you see yourself and the cosmos forever, while providing the skills for you to help yourself and others.

You want to be connected with a like-minded community of seekers, stargazers, and astrologers.

You want better relationships with yourself, friends, family, partners, and the world around you.

You want to know yourself on a soul level, and connect with yourself deeper than ever before.

Certification Overview

In the Turning of the Ages Mystery School Astrologer Certification program, you will discover a unique astrological approach to understanding birth charts, tracking planetary transits, working with relationship dynamics, navigating the night sky, and connecting with the larger cycles of the cosmos.

Through this process, you will learn both the technical and astrological aspects of TOTAMS over a series of five unique courses, offered both online and in person. Successful completion of the Certification program will give you a well-rounded, comprehensive astrology approach that will set you up for profound personal growth and prepare you for the next steps in your astrological journey.

The TOTAMS Astrologer Certification Program supports individuals in deepening their personal relationship with the astrological mysteries by developing their own personal connection to the land and sky. We also support those who are building an astrology practice, or seeking to add the TOTAMS technique to their existing practice.

You do not need any previous experience with astrology to begin your journey.

There are two levels of certification offered by TOTAMS. Both can be applied to counseling, astronomy, self-help, spiritual work, healing practices and much more.

What You’ll Learn

Our curriculum of courses (all offered online!) cover a broad spectrum of ancient wisdom teachings and practical content that will connect you with the archetypal essences of each Mystery School of Life.

LEVEL 1

Foundational Program
Certified TOTAMS Astrologer

In Level 1, you’ll learn how to become an astrological counselor using the TOTAMS Astrology Paradigm. This level focuses on how to read the birth chart at different levels, including timing, cycles and chart comparisons.

Course 1 - Understanding Birth Charts: The Journey of the Soul

Unlike traditional approaches to astrology, the TOTAMS Paradigm is focused on personal growth and uncovering the archetypal essence of each astrological signature.

Course 2 - Tracking Transits: Seasons & Cycles

Affect profound personal transformation through the practical application of natal aspects and tracking planetary transits.

Course 3 - Relationships: Chart Comparison & Inner Wholeness

Affect profound personal transformation through the practical application of natal aspects and tracking planetary transits.

LEVEL 1

Requirements for Completion

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements for Level 1 Certification
  • Complete all 3 Level 1 courses and the Learning Reviews
  • Work with a TOTAMS Mentor (minimum of 4 sessions). These are $100/session or included in the certification package.
  • Submit astrological readings for review by your mentor
  • Commit to the TOTAMS Code of Conduct & licensing agreement
  • Commit to continuing your education and developing your knowledge and skills as astrologer within the school
  • Have an active Premium Membership (included in certification package)
  • Attend graduation ceremony (in person or online)

**additional mentoring sessions may be required on a case by case basis if determined necessary for you to fully master the material.

Certificate Received Upon Completion

Upon successful completion of each level, you’ll receive a Certificate of Graduation with your official designation from TOTAMS.

Level 1: Foundational Certified TOTAMS Astrologer

Other Perks of Graduating:

All Graduates will be invited to have their own personal listing with photo and contact info on our Certified Astrologers Listing.

After graduation, you will have the opportunity to be featured in our school newsletter.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to be promoted by the school through our website and social networks for any offerings that maintain the integrity of the paradigm.

Graduates are eligible for a half price rate on Premium Membership (*membership is required to keep an active listing on our website and to maintain a current certification)

 

Level 1: Foundational Certification Package

Get everything you need to become a Certified TOTAMS Astrologer in one package!

What's Included:

Basics of Astrology Introductory Course

Course 3: Relationships: Chart Comparison & Inner Wholeness ($550 value)

TOTAMS Premium Membership for one year, and associated benefits including discounts on further seminars and products ($200 value)

Course 1: Understanding Birth Charts: The Journey of the Soul ($550 value)

All courses include detailed Course Manuals and
Bonus Materials

Community Forum with other students on the Level 1 certification track, via Telegram group chat and our Website Student Portal.

Group Guided Experience:

Course 2: Tracking Transits: Seasons & Cycles ($550 value)

Mentorship for 4 sessions, in individual 1:1 sessions
($400 value)

Free Gift – Shamanic Astrology Handbook (PDF) and Origins of Shamanic Astrology (PDF) ($16.99 value)

Connection
Learn together with a small group of students

Six Live Q&As
Two hour online group classes led by your teacher

Group Forum
Stay connected and engaged with your teacher and classmates

Personalized Attention
Direct, personalized feedback from your teacher

Select your Certification Package

Level 1 Certification Package

Start your Journey to become A Certified TOTAMS Astrologer.

Includes: Certification + First 3 Courses with
Group Guided Add-on + Mentorship
& more! (see below)

$2000

Value $2550

SEE What's Included in the level 1 certification package
  1. Basics of Astrology Introductory Course
  2. Course 1: Understanding Birth Charts: The Journey of the Soul ($550 value)
  3. Course 2: Tracking Transits: Seasons & Cycles ($550 value)
  4. Course 3: Relationships: Chart Comparison & Inner Wholeness ($550 value)
  5. All courses include Group Guided Add-On ($300 value)
  6. All courses include detailed Course Manuals and bonus materials
  7. Mentorship for 4 sessions, in individual 1:1 sessions ($400 value)
  8. TOTAMS Premium Membership for one year, and associated benefits including discounts on further seminars and products ($200 value)
  9. Community Forum with other students on the Level 1 certification track, via Telegram group chat and our Website Student Portal. 
  10. Free Gift – Shamanic Astrology Handbook (PDF) and Origins of Shamanic Astrology (PDF) ($16.99 value)

Level 1 & 2: Full Certification Package

Everything you need to become certified as a Fully Initiated TOTAMS Astrologer.

Includes: Level 1 and Level 2 Certification + All 5 Courses with Group Guided Add-ons + Mentorship + Extra bonuses!

$2900 Value $4350 Save over 30%!

$2900

Value $4350

SEE What's Included in the Full Certification package

Everything in Level 1 and Level 2

PLUS:

2 years of Premium Membership ($400 value)
• Free Gift – Hard copies of the Shamanic Astrology Handbook, Origins of Shamanic Astrology, and the Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck ($86 value)

Payment plans may be available on a case by case basis.
Please contact us to inquire.

LEVEL 2

Fully Initiated
Certified TOTAMS Astrologer

Level 2 deepens your understanding by engaging you with the initiatory process of developing a personal relationship with the land and the sky, getting you off the chart and into the land. You will learn to observe timings in the sky visibly using sacred space, and how to bring that back into the chart for a more advanced level of interpretation.

Course 4 - Cosmology: Navigating the Night Sky

Learn to identify the night sky with your naked eye and become aware where our lives fit into the bigger pictures of time and the cosmos.

Course 5 - The Overstory: Cycles of Inner Planets

Uncover the mysteries of the Inner Planets from both astronomical and astrological perspectives, and create an understanding of your individual birth chart in a larger story and a deeper relationship to the night sky.

LEVEL 2

Requirements for Completion

Prerequisites: Level 1: Foundational Certification

Course Requirements for Level 2 Certification
  • Complete all Level 1 and 2 courses and the Learning Reviews 
  • Have an active Premium Membership (included in certification package)
  • Continue working with a TOTAMS mentor and attend an additional 3 mentoring sessions. ($100/session or included in Certification Package)
  • Gain direct experience of land and sky by personally working with a sacred site or hierophany of your choice for at least one year.
  • Undertake an overnight astrological vision quest initiation ceremony
  • Submit graduation project or thesis. Work with a mentor to agree on a project.
Certificate Received Upon Completion

Upon successful completion of each level, you’ll receive a Certificate of Graduation with your official designation from TOTAMS.

Level 2: Fully Initiated Certified TOTAMS Astrologer

Other Perks of Graduating:

All Graduates will be invited to have their own personal listing with photo and contact info on our Certified Astrologers Listing.

After graduation, you will have the opportunity to be featured in our school newsletter.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to be promoted by the school through our website and social networks for any offerings that maintain the integrity of the paradigm.

Graduates are eligible for a half price rate on Premium Membership (*membership is required to keep an active listing on our website and to maintain a current certification)

 

TOTAMS Astrologers are expected to: 

    1. Agree to and abide by the TOTAMS Code of Ethics
    2. Engage in approved continuing education credits annually. 
    3. Annual Renewal of Certification – $100 Annual renewal fee includes all benefits of Premium Membership ($200 value)

Level 2 Certification Package

Get everything you need to become a Certified TOTAMS Astrologer in one package!

What's Included:

Course 4: Navigating the Night Sky ($550 value)

All courses include detailed Course Manuals and
Bonus Materials

TOTAMS Premium Membership for one year, and associated benefits including discounts on further seminars and products ($200 value)

Course 5: Cycles of Inner Planets ($550 value)

 

Community Forum with other students on the Level 2 certification track, via Telegram group chat and our Website Student Portal.

 

Group Guided Experience:

Basics of Astrology Introductory Course

3 Additional sessions of mentorship ($300 value)

 

Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck ($39 value) 

Connection
Learn together with a small group of students

Six Live Q&As
Two hour online group classes led by your teacher

Group Forum
Stay connected and engaged with your teacher and classmates

Personalized Attention
Direct, personalized feedback from your teacher

Select your Certification Package

Level 2 Certification Package

Start your Journey to become A Certified TOTAMS Astrologer.

Includes: Certification + Last 2 Courses with
Group Guided Add-on + Mentorship
& more! (see below)

$1250

Value $2550

SEE What's Included in the level 2 certification package
  1. Basics of Astrology Introductory Course
  2. Course 4: Understanding Birth Charts: The Journey of the Soul ($550 value)
  3. Course 5: Tracking Transits: Seasons & Cycles ($550 value)
  4. All courses include Group Guided Add-On ($200 value)
  5. All courses include detailed Course Manuals and bonus materials
  6. Mentorship for 4 sessions, in individual 1:1 sessions ($400 value)
  7. TOTAMS Premium Membership for one year, and associated benefits including discounts on further seminars and products ($200 value)
  8. Community Forum with other students on the Level 1 certification track, via Telegram group chat and our Website Student Portal. 
  9. Free Gift – Shamanic Astrology Handbook (PDF) and Origins of Shamanic Astrology (PDF) ($16.99 value)

Level 1 & 2: Full Certification Package

Everything you need to become certified as a Fully Initiated TOTAMS Astrologer.

Includes: Level 1 and Level 2 Certification + All 5 Courses with Group Guided Add-ons + Mentorship + Extra bonuses!

$2900 Value $4350 Save over 30%!

$2900

Value $4350

SEE What's Included in the Full Certification package
  1. Everything in Level 1 and Level 2PLUS:

    2 years of Premium Membership ($400 value)
    • Free Gift – Hard copies of the Shamanic Astrology Handbook, Origins of Shamanic Astrology, and the Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck ($86 value)

Payment plans may be available on a case by case basis.
Please contact us to inquire.

My certification ceremony was one night I will never forget..

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“I would say that the certification is more than anything a ceremony and an initiation so you become an astrologer. I love the Earth-based approach of TOTAMS. My certification ceremony was one night I will never forget.”

Mar Guerrero

FAQ

1. What is the difference between the 2 certification tracks?

There are two levels of astrologer certification in understanding the TOTAMS approach that can also be applied to counseling, astronomy, self-help, spiritual work, healing practices and much more. 

Level 1: Foundational Certified TOTAMS Astrologer

In Level 1, you’ll learn how to become an astrological counselor using the TOTAMS Astrology Paradigm. This level focuses on how to read the birth chart at different levels, including timing cycles and chart comparisons.

Level 2: Fully Initiated Certified TOTAMS Astrologer

Level 2 deepens your understanding by engaging you with the initiatory process of developing a personal relationship with the land and the sky, getting you off the chart and on to the land. You will learn to observe timings in the sky with your naked eye and to create and make use of sacred space. Finally, you will learn how apply this back into the chart for a more advanced level of interpretation.

2. What certification packages are available?

There are three main certification packages available. You can take either Level 1 or Level 2 on their own, or take them combined for an even more discounted price. Any of the three can be taken as either self-study or group guided options.

3. I am confused about what course or package to buy?

Email membership support and we will be happy to help you find the program that’s right for you.

4. How long will this take me?

Self Study packages are self-paced online programs, and you have access to them for x amount of time. There are x hours of videos and additional exercise to further your learning. 

Guided Group packages are also available. Generally, group programs meet every other week for 2 months per course,though check the current offerings as this is subject to change.  The Level 1 Certification 1 will take approximately 9 months to 1 year to complete all the courses and requirements. You can find the latest schedule for our Guided Group programs here. 

 

6. How can I use this certification?

You will be certified as a TOTAMS astrologer. You can then practice astrology as a career, or add this knowledge and certification into your current practice as an astrologer, healer, coach or therapist. Living and embodying this knowledge will change your life.  You will become empowered to share deep wisdom, help heal relationships, and in knowing the timings of your life, your clients’ lives, and globally.

7. Do you offer discounts or scholarships?

Our course and certification packages are always available and offer great value over the stand-alone prices. Payment plans are also available on an individual basis. Please contact us to inquire.

5. Why should I choose your school?

TOTAMS is unlike any other astrology school you might encounter.

The TOTAMS Astrology Paradigm is an evolving system of astrology sourced and developed since 1970 out of founding astrologer Daniel Giamario’s direct experience with the night sky. Turning of the Ages Mystery School Astrology operates through an archetypal and mythical framework anchored in the As Above, So Below mysteries. This creates a ceremonial and participatory approach to astrology, designed to create greater awareness of a person’s life purpose and their relationship to Great Mystery. Unlike most astrology schools, TOTAMS is not predictive, and instead places emphasis on uncovering intent. 

TOTAMS has a practical and grounded experiential framework based on Daniel Giamario’s 50+ years of researching, tracking, and gaining feedback from clients. It’s been field tested by TOTAMS’ decades of teaching this course material to thousands of students. The material covered in the Certification course path is not only unique, but groundbreaking in the astrology field.

8. How am I assigned a mentor?

Mentoring involves a soul to soul connection between mentor and mentee. We encourage you to choose a mentor you feel most resonant with. You may choose from our Certified Mentor List here, and feel free to Contact Us for a conversation to help you select one.

 

9. What is the project or thesis all about

You and your mentor will decide on a project or thesis that contributes to the body of knowledge of TOTAMS. It will be self-guided and based upon your interests.

Your project will be something that’s fun and inspiring for you, such as a research project on sacred sites, creating a Course that blends Turning of the Ages Astrology with another perspective such as yoga or energy work, or a marketing project that helps further our existing programs. 

The possibilities are limitless!

10. Can I do Certification studies on my own and at my own pace?

Yes, the Self-Study track is designed for you.

11. Are there opportunities for engaging with others?

Yes, the Guided Group track is designed for you. It brings you into a community of like-minded souls learning the material together. You may find study partners and learn more in the group format. 

13. What kind of support will I get during the process?

One on one mentoring is available for any course or package at additional cost. Group Mentoring takes place monthly and is included in Premium Membership. You will also have access to our Student Portal Forum and will be added to our student Telegram group. If you have Customer Service questions, contact us here.

12. Can I take the courses in person?

From time to time, TOTAMS offers in-person immersions for these courses. These count towards the certification requirements. You can check our calendar for in-person offerings here.

Please note that the listed package prices on this page are for online learning options only.

If you have already purchased an online package and are interested in an in-person course being offered, please contact us to discuss your situation.

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