Instructors

The instructors in the Kepler educational program are known for their astrological knowledge and ability to teach in a challenging online program.

Arens Christine6Christine Arens is certified as both a Professional and Teaching astrologer through the AFA, and holds a Level-III certification through NCGR. She has over 40 years of experience in astrology and has been actively consulting and teaching since the early 1990s. She has served as the President of the Chicago-based Friends of Astrology since 1993, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both the AFA and Kepler College.

Christine is well known for her expertise in interpreting eclipses. You can find an excellent article by her on the attacks in Brussells in 2015. https://www.friendsofastrology.org/articles-christine-arens.html

Michael BartlettMichael Bartlett is a practicing Astrologer and Business Consultant who lives in Santa Fe, NM. Michael focuses on traditional and esoteric astrology while utilizing the skills he learned from Core Energetics. He utilizes this body-oriented process in concert with his highly intuitive nature, three decades of business experience and two decades of astrological experience and understanding. Michael has an extensively resourced toolbox to provide his students and clients with excellent guidance.

Cossar Faye1Faye Blake (formerly Faye Cossar) was one of the first MA graduates in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004, from Bath Spa University College. This course is now run at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

Faye started studying astrology in the early 1970's in New Zealand where she was born. While in London from 1984-1986 she began her studies with the Faculty of Astrological Studies. Faye now has her astrology, coaching and therapy practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she is the founder of the Amsterdam School of Astrology. She offers advice to businesses through her company Juxtaposition.

Faye is the author of one of the textbooks for the Vocational Astrology course:  “Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile”, a book based on career counselor’s methods. The first course at Kepler was given together with Judy Holloway to very enthusiastic students in 2015. Faye also offers a one-to-one apprenticeship for Vocational Astrology through the Amsterdam School of Astrology.

 

 

ChristenGary Color 200x205Instructor Gary Christen is a well-known practitioner of Uranian Astrology, which he is evolving into modern Symmetrical Astrology. An astrologer since his teens, he is the first person in modern times awarded an accredited B.A. degree in Astrology (Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1974). An international lecturer, Gary has been teaching since the early seventies. A professional astrologer since 1969, Gary has maintained a practice while he edited and created many publications and tools to assist astrologers throughout the world.

Susie CoxSusie Cox was the master Astrologer at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Tucson, Arizona for decades (she is now retired). She became an astrologer in 1971 and has interpreted over 44,000 charts to date. Her book, The IDA Directory, was sold in 57 countries. She is a well-known leader in the international astrological community and a member in good standing in the ISAR, AFAN, NCGR and a founder of TAG (1979), the Tucson Astrologers Guild.  As an accomplished speaker in her field, she is regularly invited tolecture at national and international conferences and has clients all over the world. One recent book, Susie’s Sun Signs, was bought by Barnes & Noble and presents astrology in a fresh and modern way.

Susie has been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, Forbes and Washington Post.  She was also featured on A&E, National Geographic and The History Channel.  Susie is listed in Marquis's Who's Who in the World, James R. Lewis' Encyclopedia of Astrology and Sydney Omarr's The Astrology Hall of Fame. www.susiecox.com

Crane Joseph 2016 100pxJoseph Crane, M.A. is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author. He has conducted beginning astrology courses, training programs on astrological interpretation, and on counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007. He also works 1:1 with those who wish to include astrology in their counseling work. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.

Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2012). He publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that currently profiles historical and contemporary public figures. Newsletters and other information can be found at The Astrology Institute. Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island. You can find out more at his website: https://www.astrologyinstitute.com/

Senay YangelInstructor Senay Devi lives in Turkey. She received her professional education from the United States, UK and Turkey. She has taken courses and private tutoring from Gary Gomes, a Vedic astrologer and instructor at Kepler College. She also also completed Dirah. She has studied with a number of international teachers. including Turkish astrologer Yucel Sugen. She works with international students and continues her studies and research. Senay's areas of expertise include Western, Chinese, Vedic Astrology, and Esoteric. In 2007 she opened her website, astrodeha.com, and in 2008 founded the Center for Counseling astrodeha.

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döşer, öner Öner Döşer, the founder of AstroArt School of Astrology, School of Astrology Publishing, and Astrology TV is an astrology consultant, author, and lecturer, who completed the Robert Zoller Medieval Astrology Course and has been rewarded with a Diploma in Medieval Astrology (AMA). He has written 21 books, 9 of them translated into English, and his articles have been published in The Astrological Journal, The Career Astrologer and the ISAR web site.

Fernandez, Maurice 2019 Maurice Fernandez, the author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology consultant and teacher, with a worldwide practice spanning close to three decades. Maurice currently serves as the president of The Organization of Professional Astrology (OPA), offering pioneering programs for astrologers. He is based in Arizona and directs a two year online professional diploma program with students from across the world. Website: www.mauricefernandez.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mauriceastrology/

brett gemini 200pxAs a certifiable StarryTeller, Gemini Brett devotes his now as a living vow to the Marriage of Heaven and Earth. He began his formal study with the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, but has since synthesized his own terrestrially-tuned celestial stew by integrating ingredients from many ancient and modern paradigms. Brett's principle intention is to retrieve the Star Songs heard in times before the written word. He transmits the mysteries he finds in sacred sites and living sky through a system of embodied exercise he calls Earthstrology and through the sacred sciences of the Quadrivium: Geometry, Musical Harmony, Astronomy, and Number Magic. Gemini Brett is best known throughout cosmic circles as an astronomy-for-astrology authority and mystic mythologist, but the truth you'll find when you get to know this fiery Scorpio is that his techniques are designed to water the heart through re-membering Signs of the Messenger's Mind.

Find the StarryTeller at GeminiBrett.com.

 

Glasscock avatar 12 17For over 53 years (and 45,000 clients!), Robert Glasscock has been a Los Angeles-based astrologer consulting with clients from over 122 countries. For many years he authored over 250,000 words annually in “American Astrology Magazine’s” monthly and Annual Yearbook issues for Publisher Joanne Clancy. His writings for newspaper columns, magazine articles and anthologies have been cited by Liz Greene, among others.

Having begun to build his own clientele, Bob was invited to study with Linda Goodman in the ‘60s. Since she no longer saw clients (intently writing her second book), she referred her clients to Bob. He became an early member of Joan McEvers’ and Marion March’s Aquarius Workshops, lecturing there as well as national conferences and conventions. He’s been invited to address a variety of forums from the Bank of Beverly Hills’ after-work seminars to the UCLA Medical Wives Association to political, professional, media, civic and religious organizations.

Gomes Gary100pxGary Gomes began writing about Jyotisha in 1993, and has been published in the ACVA Journal, BAVA Journal, NCGR special editions, Mountain Astrologer, and several Indian magazines, including Express Star Teller and the Astrological eMagazine. He has also served as Editor and Managing Publisher of the Council of Vedic Astrology Journal. He served on the Amercian College of Vedic Astrology Board between 1997 and 2003. He was elected Vice-President of the Council of Vedic Astrology in 2004 and President of CVA in 2007.

Cornelia Hansen Cornelia Hansen, MA in Early Childhood and in Clinical psychology. She is a Licensed MFCT (Marriage, Family, Child Therapist) and has been in practice for 17 years.

Cornelia has also been an astrologer for over 40 years. She was taught by Joan McEvers and Marion March. She was a teacher for LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District in the Early Childhood Center for 25 years. She also taught English, Psychology and Humanities in high school for 9 years. Cornelia wrote the Kidwheels column for Aspects Magazine on children’s charts for three years.

Judith HillJudith Hill is an award-winning author of thirteen books including the classics: Medical Astrology, A Guide to Planetary Pathology; The Astrological Body Types, and Vocational Astrology (winner of the 1999 American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. “Best Book Award”. She produces The Renaissance Medicine Conference and created the course Medical Astrology 101. Hill was possibly the first to introduce Western Medical Astrology to Szechuan, China. 

Hillis-Dineen, MadalynMadalyn Hillis-Dineen, C.A. NCGR, is a nationally-known astrologer. She began her study of astrology with the Uranian system in 1979 and has taught, lectured, and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical Astrology) techniques for more than 30 years. She is certified as a Consulting Astrologer by the National Council for Geocosmic Research and is a certified astro*carto*graphy interpreter.

Madalyn has written for a variety of publications, StarIQ.com, and is a contributor to the Llewellyn anthology, Astrology for Women: Roles and Relationships. Since August 1994, Madalyn has been the Marketing Director of Astrolabe, Inc., publishers of Solar Fire. She has helped hundreds of people make the most of their Solar Fire program through her best-selling DVD series and thousands more every day at Astrolabe.

Madalyn also teaches courses at Kepler College in Uranian Astrology and Astro*Carto*Graphy.

mccauleyKaren McCauley has an M.A. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and spent four years studying clinical psychology at California Graduate Institute. She was the Editor of ASPECTS Magazine, an astrology journal, from 1987-94. A long-time associate and friend of Joan McEvers and Marion March, she taught for Aquarius Workshops from 1976-1999 and has lectured for AW, OAA, NCGR and UAC. She has served on the AW Board, the AFAN Steering Committee and as Oregon Astrological Association Treasurer and President. Karen currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and the Director of the Certificate Program.

McGillivray TamiraTamira McGillivray holds a BA in East West Traditions &Astrology 2007 through Kepler College. She belongs to OPA (The Organization for Professional Astrologers) and is the Past President of the San Diego chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR). She writes a weekly “Silverdisc” Astro Lunar Column and is the founder and editor of the Maven Newsletter. She is currently not only an instructor at Kepler, but on the Board of Trustees.

Tamira is dedicated to connecting ancient wisdom to the modern world through speaking engagements, workshops, one-on-one consultations, and a weekly blog. She also produces a monthly Astro Cliff Notes column to help you navigate the stars, which is published on line with Nourish (a British Columbia on-line spiritual magazine).

As a Meditation teacher, Usui / Karuna Reiki Master (1996), PLR/Quantum Healing certified and RYT Yoga Teacher Tamira is dedicated to using a variety of methods and energy techniques to meet her clients individual needs.

Miller Kenneth100pxInstructor Kenneth Miller, BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder; MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College; Kenneth D. Miller has an MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: History and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. He is currently serving as President of Kepler College and is on the board of ISAR. Awarded Jyotish Medha Shree from ICAS, Jyotish Kovid from CVA, and Levels I & II Certification from ACVA. Based in San Diego, he maintains a practice as a consulting astrologer. He is the author of Mars: Passion or Strife-The Confounding Influence of Culture on Astrology, and the forthcoming new translation/commentary of On the Bright Fixed Stars by Anon of 379 (with Andrea Gehrz).

Dr. Will MorrisDr. Will Morris,  PhD, DAOM, MSEd, LAc. Will Morris is the principal of the MedAstro School of Medical Astrology. He has a Ph.D. focused upon clinical knowledge and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. As an astrologer, he chose to study humoral medicine and homeopathy in order to become a medical astrologer. 

Enid NewbergEnid Newberg earned a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MA from Antioch University in Whole Systems Design. She first joined Kepler College as a board member in 1993, and was president when the college first opened in 2000 through the end of 2001. In November 2004, she rejoined the administration and was President from 2006 until 2019. She is still a member of the Board of Trustees and teaches a variety of astrological classes.

Enid discovered astrology in the 1970's when she went with friends to listen to a lecture by Dane Rudhyar. From that point on she was hooked. She particularly enjoys introducing students to the dynamic aliveness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by astrology's history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic, culture and spirituality. 

 

 

obert charles 100pxInstructor Charlie Obert is a student of astrology since high school, and has studied and practiced both modern and traditional astrology techniques. He teaches workshops and leads study groups on traditional astrology. Charlie is the author of An Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology and Using Dignities in Astrology, which are currently being used as textbooks at Kepler College. His teachers included Dr. Benjamin Dykes and Chris Brennan.

Charlie's current focus is working on how traditional and modern astrologers can complement and learn from each other. He has a twice-monthly blog on astrology topics on his website at https://studentofastrology.com.

Listen to Charlie's interview on The Astrology Podcast to find out more about his work on traditional dignities and debilities. 

Ronngren Diane 100pxDiane Ronngren, C.A., Level IV, NCGR-PA has been a practicing professional astrologer and teacher for 30 years this year. Diane says, "I have had the privilege of learning from, working with, and sharing what I know with some of the best astrologers of our time, and I hope to continue doing so for many years to come!"

From the time she chose this career she has supported the astrological community as an active member of the NCGR, ISAR, AFAN and the AFA. Diane currently serves as VP of the San Diego Chapter of NCGR. She maintains a busy practice while teaching, writing, encouraging and mentoring others: clients, students and colleagues. Diane is the author of numerous articles, series, columns, booklets and books on astrological, metaphysical and motivational topics.

Gloria SciglianoInstructor Gloria Scigliano, has a BS Information Systems, San Francisco State University. Gloria's interest in astrology began in the early 1970s, after a difficult time led her to an astrologer for a five-minute-five-dollar reading. During the years of raising her children, Gloria worked in the software development field, eventually traveling all over the US and Canada teaching large corporations how to install and implement the company's financial software. There was little time for astrology, and there were so many laborious steps involved! Untold hours were spent dreaming of better designs for astrology systems. When Solar Fire came along, readings for family, friends, and then clients finally got serious.

scofield.jpgBruce Scofield, PhD University of Massachusetts; MS History of Science, Montclair University; BA, History, Rutgers University. Mr. Scofield has been a practicing astrologer since 1975 and has been a teacher and lecturer at many regional and national conferences over the last twenty years.

He has written many articles for various astrological publications and has published a number of important astrological texts, including Timing of Events: Electional Astrology; The Aztec Circle of Destiny; Native American Astrology from Ancient Mexico, and Signs of Time: An Introduction to Mesoamerican Astrology. Mr. Scofield recently received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts where he works on Gaia theory and solar system influences on climate and life. His PhD thesis examined temperature variations in the northern hemisphere correlated with Saturn-Sun geocentric alignments. Bruce is a faculty member at both Kepler College and the University of Massachusetts. You can find out more about him at his website: https://www.onereed.com/

Batya StarkBatya Stark began her study of astrology in Denver (1973) with Ruth Dewey and Joyce Wehrman. She has also studied Cosmobiology with Eleanor Kimmel and Psychological Astrology with Zip Dobyns. 

Batya has lectured at both national and international conferences and written books and magazine articles. She has lived in Israel, England and Korea and taught Hebrew and Jewish studies in Denver.  Currently she lives in the desert where she knits football sweaters for chickens and writes occasionally. 

Stathis Georgia 2018Georgia Stathis, BS Communications, Northwestern University; MBA, Pepperdine University. 

Georgia Stathis (www.starcycles.com) specializes in business and natal astrology since 1977 with a strong background in investment and real estate. Georgia is both an investor and a consulting astrologer and is author of Business Astrology 101 and her brand new book(release date April 2018) entitledPushing through Time: Synodic Cycles and their Developing Phases.

sullivan erinErin Sullivan’s 45 years as an astrologer has brought her international recognition. Her 6 books are classics, and are read worldwide in several languages, and on the reading list of major schools around the world. Erin's consulting practice is global, integrating all aspects of contemporary astrology. She has an online Training Course. She was Series Editor for Arkana, CAS, London, UK, and published some of the best minds in our field. Background in cosmology, archetypal astrology, and classics feeds her astrological philosophy. She is both profound and witty. Erin has a very full and creative website, which has hundreds of articles, free podcasts, over 135 mp3's for home study . . . and her site is: www.erinsullivan.com

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.

Thornell Inga 200pxInga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program. 

She has returned to Kepler College as a Teaching Assistant in the Counseling and Relationships track. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice in Seattle, WA. Her interests include astrology, mythology and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients to better understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at will. Please see www.dunthor.com for information.

Young donna 2019 200pxDonna Young is a professional astrologer based in central Alberta. Immersed in the astrology community at all levels, she lectures locally and internationally, and helps to organize a conference in Alberta on an annual basis. Her favourite thing is getting people excited about astrology, and holds hope that it will one day be understood and accepted broadly enough that it returns to its roots as an essential part of education. 

Certified as a peer group leader by the Organization for Professional Astrology, she serves on their board as Director of Publications and Canadian representative. She is a graduate of the Kepler College degree program and currently serves as Director of Operations. 

Kepler Instructors are chosen for their expertise in academic and astrological knowledge and for their ability to effectively teach what they know to others in an online environment.

They must be able to produce quality instructional materials that enhance learning by using multiple strategies and approaches. They need to understand how to work with students remotely, and to develop the trust and respect of their students and colleagues.

They also need to stay up-to-date on new developments and examine the interplay of the new and old. And they must be willing acknowledge their own biases so they can present their students with multiple perspectives.