About us

grads-2008Kepler began as a dream to improve the educational opportunities for astrologers. Originally, this took the form of a 4-year college that included astrological studies embedded in a liberal arts program. The College included specialized study courses to present a survey of techniques from different cultures and different time periods.

Kepler would not have existed if it were not for the many people who have contributed to its development. This includes donors and volunteers as well as our Board, administration, faculty, staff and, of course, students. We thank you all.

After 12 years of academic offerings, economic realities meant that we could no longer keep the degree program open. But like the proverbial phoenix, Kepler was reborn into a new format. 

Our promise to our students and supporters is that Kepler will keep to its primary goal: to provide high quality educational opportunity for anyone interested in the broad field of astrology and how it has been practiced in different time periods and different cultures up through present day.

Our current governing structure uses a shared system of governance between the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Governance Council.

The Board of Trustees's primary mission is to ensure the College has adequate resources to perform the College's mission and oversees matters of general policy relating to its mission, overall educational programs, general operations and strategic plannning.

The Administrative Governance Council is designed to ensure administrators coordinate on the implementation of administrative policies, work with the instructors to design the overall curriculum, and communicate this information to the Board of Trustees.

Luman EleanaInstructor Elena Lumen, PhD, is a traditional western astrologer and psychologist with a busy counseling practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Elena got her PHD in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. She wrote her dissertation on the value and appeal of astrology as a system of meaning. Elena is a traditionally trained professional astrologer specializing in horary, electional and traditional predictive astrology.

 

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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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.

LanaKirtser2 100x100Instructor Lana Kirtser was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1979. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. For the past twenty five years, she has worked as an information systems consultant and project manager in Southern California. Her interest in astrology began during her first Saturn return while attending lectures and classes at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. Between 1995 - 2001 she studied astrology with various teachers associated with the Aquarius Workshops. Her first mentors were Gloria Stein and Marion March.

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Mark Urban-Lurain, Maria Mateus, Robert HandKepler has attracted a wide range of individuals from all over the United States to all over the world.

Our instructors are are known for both their astrological skills and their ability to teach in an online environment. Classes are often team-taught or have adjuncts and lecturers so that students get multiple perspectives.

Out students come from all over the United States and all over the world because they want more than just rote learning.

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

The first academic class in 2000Kepler was founded in 1992 and opened its doors to academic students from 2000-2012. In 2010, we began our transformation to a Certificate Program. This allows us to continue our mission of offering the best astrological education available online.

While Kepler College currently only offers Certificates, it had been authorized by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board from March 9, 2000 through March 9, 2012 to grant Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology degrees to its students attending during those dates. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Board at: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430

Anyone who desires to know whether an individual was a student in the degree program of Kepler College can email the registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation.

Administration

Kepler President:
Kenneth Miller

Vice President:
Carol Tebbs

Director of Operations:
Donna Young

Director of Certificate Program:
Karen McCauley

Director of IT:
Enid Newberg

Registrar:
Jillian Yuhas

Bookkeeper:
Jan Porter

Board Officers
Omari Martin, Chair
Tamira McGillivrary, Vice-Chair
Denise Menton, Secretary
Enid Newberg, Treasurer