Kepler 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.
Donna 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.
Inga 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.
Christine 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
Joseph 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/
Jacqui Menkes is a graduate of Kepler College, crowning her study of the celestial arts of astrology of the past forty years. Jacqui’s longstanding passion for astrology only grew with her education at Kepler College. She lives outside of Philadelphia Pa where is has her astrological practice based out of her home. She practices an eclectic method of astrology synthesizing all the various methods of astrology that were taught at Kepler utilizing her well-rounded toolbox for her clientele to meet their various needs and demands when it comes to the art of timing life’s cycles and events. In the past she hosted an astrological educational radio show on Blog talk radio interviewing the astrological educators. She has taken the ISAR Consulting Skills and Ethics test and is preparing for the last part of her professional certification. She is currently serving on the AFAN Steering Committee and is in the process of helping to organize a Philadelphia chapter of the NCGR.
Kepler 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.
Kepler 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