Electives

Electives

There are many elective courses available that can be taken on their own or to apply to the guided series that leads to the Certificate Diploma. Electives cover a wide variety of perspectives and can include courses on astronomy, the history of astrology, using astrology to help find a vocation, spiritual approaches to astrology, esoteric studies and more.

Primary 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.

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). 

Traditional astrology offers a particularly effective system of forecasting that combines techniques to help you prepare for the future and understand the past.

DATE: Begins May 6, 2018 (5 weeks)
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

This system is known as the Cycle or Turning of the Year. Instead of just using a Solar Return, this method was prepared yearly for each birthday. It has its roots in Hellenistic astrology, came to full flower in the Arabic and Persian eras, and persisted through the late Classical period of Lilly and his contemporaries. Ben Dykes' translation of Abu Mashar's On Solar Revolutions in Persian Nativities 3 is a full exposition of this system.

INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield, PhD

In Mesoamerican astrology, multiple units of time become signs. Learn how to work with this fascinating and unique tradition!

There are four major, world-class astrological traditions: The Western astrological tradition that grew out of the Near East, Mediterranean and Arab cultures; Indian astrology (Jyotish) that was strongly influenced by Greek astrology around 300 B.C.; Chinese astrology, an ancient indigenous astrology utilizing interlocking cycles of 12 and 10; and Mesoamerican astrology, whose origins go back to at least 500 B.C.

Instructor: 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.

Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology from the late Renaissance to modern times, primarily in the West.

INDEPENDENT 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 themes relevant to a general understanding of the subject rather than one involving technical knowledge and mathematics.

Many astrologers have heard the term Uranian Astrology, but do you know how useful it can be?

Instructor: Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
  5-week course 

3 Workshops over 3 terms
Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg

The cultivation of soul is the key to human flourishing and happiness, in this life and in future lifetimes. This is a basic truth held by wisdom traditions of all kinds – Eastern and Western, ancient and contemporary – yet this means different things in different traditions.

Explore the different dimensions of our experience of soul. Discover and how soul, psyche and astrological psychology are entwined. 

Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg (6 week course)

It is a narrow view of soul that confines it to the individual and the world of the personal psyche. What is the intersection of individual and universal soul?  One name is magic. Another is a calling.

Instructor: Elena Lumen 

Traditional horary astrology is one of the most precise forms of astrological practice, which enables the practitioners to give guidance and detailed answers to meaningful life questions. In this course, students will examine traditional foundations of horary astrology, and establish a clear understanding of foundational principles and philosophy of this art. Students may expect to leave the class with a step-by-step structured approach to interpreting Horary charts. In addition to covering many important astrological principles, we will do lots of hands on chart delineations and discussions. 

Instructor: Bruce Scofield

  • When should I get married?
  • What is the best time to buy a car?
  • What is a good time to incorporate my business?

Astrology is about the qualities of a moment of time. In electional astrology, the astrologer selects the most appropriate time for a particular activity. This can be challenging because you need to know not only the planet but the house that best reflects the event.

In this course students will consider electional astrology from a broad spectrum perspective. Methodologies considered will include classical, modern and Uranian procedures.

By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to elect a time for a specific question through the use of multiple techniques.

This course can be used as a diploma program elective.

 

 

Learn how astrology can help understand health and medical issues.

Instructor: Judith Holloway, Masters in Public Health (5-weeks)

This course is a perfect way to introduce yourself to the practical application of astrological knowledge to health issues. It is designed for astrologers who want to gain a basic understanding of techniques that can be used. Students will see how these methods were put to use in ancient, medieval, and today.

You will need to have a basic knowledge of planets, signs, houses and aspects to be able to participate.

This course is useful for beginning to define a personal health profile that can help you with assessing potential health related problem areas for yourself and your clients.

Students will have both an online course site and weekly live lectures

Each week this course contains a variety of supplemental material: the written overview, visual presentations available, and links to additional resources. Some weeks also have audio and/or audio-video lectures. Handouts will be available after the lecture.Please focus on understanding the concepts during the weekly lecture session.

Each week the class will meet live via an online conference service. You will see the instructor's screen as they give an overview of the material for the week. The first 1-2 classes will have more lecture than chart practice in order to help you gain familiarity with the material. As we progress through the course, the live portion will be more and more interactive as you participate in chart interpretation as a group exercise.

Each week there will also be an online discussion forum and a written assignment to upload to the course site. The online discussion forum is where you will be able to not only provide your answer to the question for the week, but read the answers of your fellow classmates and comment on their perspective. The written assignment will be graded by the instructor and will be returned with feedback to help you improve your skills.

This course is available for credit toward the Certificate Program or as an audit for your own continuing education

Instructor: Judith Holloway, MA

Judith HollowayInstructor Judith Holloway has a Masters of Public Health and earned a Master of Arts in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. Judith has studied astrology since the early 1980s. She is currently continuing her research in the area of astrological factors and their correlation and usefulness as predictors for health care outcomes. Judith has also been employed in the health care field since 1974.

“Astrology got it right, what’s wrong with the rest of the world?” 

Instructor: Carol Tebbs, MA
DATE: April 16, 2018
TIME:  1:00 - 3:00 pm PDT

Literature has long been the vehicle to establish and maintain cultural identity through stories of origin, heroes and history. These stories in time becomes mythology or even codified sacred literature.

“Astrology got it right, what’s wrong with the rest of the world?” quipped a well-known astrologer when discussing the connection between sacred literature and the common phrase, “As above, so below." This has been a phrase understood by every astrologer from ancient to modern times. Indeed, the concept has roots in much of the world’s sacred literature.

This 5-week course explores the belief that the firmament has a correlation to conditions on earth and man through passages from the Jewish Torah, the Christian New Testament and the Islamic Koran. Each week students will explore the astrology references in the sacred literature and explore the related arguments for natural science versus support for astrology and/or refutation of it. 

Instructor: Carol Tebbs, MA

tebbs_carolCarol A. Tebbs, MA.Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership Team experience in a large urban school district. As three time Accreditation Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs' experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her recent work with the College Board as a "writing assessment reader" and AP teacher trainer.

Recognized as 1999 Wal-Mart "Teacher of the Year", and 2000 District Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tebbs is annually noted in Who's Who in Education and Who's Who in the World. Ms. Tebbs recently published The Complete Book of Chart Rectification. Ms. Tebbs is also well recognized in the astrological community for over 30 years of community service as: 3 terms ISAR President and 22 years on the Board; UAC Co-founder, Board member, Board Chair and UAC '95 Coordinator. Her E-books published in 2003 include: Beyond Basics: Moving the Chart in Time and Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer.

Not familiar with Carol? Please enjoy this webinar she gave on the Goldmine in Your Files

 

Chart calculation can seem pretty daunting. This course is for students who have tried to learn or started the process, but want to complete their learning at their own pace with additional guidance!

Instructor: Kenneth Miller  

Many astrologers who practice Western tropical astrology are curious about Indian astrology, but hesitate to explore it further. 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 Vedic art of electing a good time.

Instructors: Karen McCauley & Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
Diploma program elective
Prerequisites: basic knowledge of astrological symbolism

Does anything change when you move from one place to another? Yes!

What needs to be considered when you search for the most desireable places to travel or relocate? This course will give you the tools you need to help yourself and your clients understand the importance of place.

This course includes a survey of the development of 20th century astro-mapping; basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques; relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning; themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations; analysis of natal chart to determine desirable planets to emphasize through relocation.  Students will have guided hands-on practice in applications and techniques.

This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (continuumacg.net)

When you can’t travel to the best location ... bring the best location to you!

This course provides students with astrological tools that can enhance their life through exploring their personal local landscape. While Astro*Carto*Graphy examines the interaction of the natal chart and planetary lines of influence across the globe, local space astrology brings the focus close to home. 

Instructor: Tamaria McGillivray. 
You do NOT need WL220 in order to take this course. 
No textbook. Course materials will be supplied.