This course focuses on astrological factors that pertain to marriage, partnership, and other types of cooperative relations. These will be explored through the study of Venus and the 7th house as primary indicators of relationship in the natal chart. Techniques of synastry reveal how two charts can interact and combine. Emphasis is placed on using astrology to support conscious relationship—that is, the intention to learn, grow, and transform oneself through the act of loving another. Since conscious relationship implies conscious evolution, students also explore core principles of evolution within the framework of the perennial philosophy and General Systems Theory. They examine how ancient theories of the cosmos are being revitalized by discoveries in the new sciences, and why these discoveries have important implications for a rebirth of the astrological worldview.