Certificate Program and Diploma in Professional Astrology
Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills
Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology.
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To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have
- Accsess to the student resource center
- Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
- Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
- Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
- Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
- Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
- Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete
- Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one hour online session devoted to interpreting charts.
Chart CalculationPrimary Instructor: Christine Arens The math calculation labs guide the student into an understanding of how to calculate a chart by hand. If you want to pass the organizational exams, you will need these classes. They are also part of the guided learning series. Read More
E300 Astrological HeritageInstructor: Inga Thornell Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
E400 Astronomy for AstrologersINDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield. Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize… Read More
W101 Fundamentals I: IntroductionInstructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. It takes the astrological chart apart to help you understand what the core symbols of astrology represent. By the end of the course, you… Read More
W102 Fundamentals II: Additional ToolsInstructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice… Read More
W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation SkillsInstructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. A good astrologer needs to know techniques, but they must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. In this course, students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client… Read More
W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal PracticumInstructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell, Judith Holloway. Optional for the Certificate. Required for the diploma For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you. Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers and interpretations using the natal chart… Read More
W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart MovementPrimary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis. This group of courses examines the development of modern Western methods used to understand the cycles experienced throughout an individual’s life. The objective is for students to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the… Read More
W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement ToolsPrimary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. W111 continues the examination of the development of modern Western interpretive movement methods based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Students will continue learning to effectively use the graphic ephemeris with these additional tools as they refine their interpretation skills.
W112 Moving the Chart Practicum: Synthesis and RectificationPrimary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine houses and the timing of events. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill with techniques that move the chart in time in order to identify the most likely birth time. Read More
CS151 Dignities and DebilitiesInstructor: Charles Obert Begins Sunday, October 22, 2017 Why use Essential Dignities? Because they are a crucial part of good interpretation.This is especially true is you want to work with forecasting (particularly horary and electional astrology). Read More
E513 Introduction to Uranian AstrologyInstructor: Madalyn Hillis-Dineen Begins November 4, 2017 The Uranian system of astrology was developed by Alfred Witte (1878-1943) in the early part of the twentieth century. Witte postulated that the character and destiny of a person is not solely determined by the aspects between the planets but is seen primarily through the symmetry of the planets. Read More
E520A Astrologies of Soul: Psyche and CharacterInstructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg (6 week course) Begins October 26, 2017 Explore the different dimensions of our experience of soul. Discover and how soul, psyche and astrological psychology are entwined. Read More
V110 When all else fails ... MUHURTA: Vedic Electional Astrology for Western AstrologersInstructor: Kenneth Miller Begins October 23, 2017 Many astrologers who practice Western tropical astrology are curious about Indian astrology, but hesitate to explore it further because it seems so strange to have different names for the signs and planets and a different look to the chart. But Jyotish has many powerful tools that can enhance your practice - particularly Muharta, the… Read More
WR202A Children's Charts and Temperament by Cornelia HansenInstructor: Cornelia Hansen Begins September 20, 2017 Using a chart to determine an individual's psychological temperament has ancient origins. This course applies that knowledge to better understand children. Read More
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