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The controversy over Astronomer Parke Kunkle's comments about a 13th sign for the Zodiac continues to sweep through the internet blogs, tweets and comments. The problem is astrologers have known about Ophiuchus all along. They also know about the precession of the equinox. So it has been a non-controversy from the astrological point of view. But that hasn't prevented it from being an internet sensation among those who know little or nothing about the actual practice of astrology. If you want to know more, there are some excellent articles by Kepler faculty and board explaining the whole thing. Chief Academic…
In mid-January, Astronomer Parke Kunkle was in the news with his claim that due to changes in the Earth's alignment the dates of many zodiac signs have changed. This was because astronomers have now decided to let the constellation Ophiuchus be part of their astronomical zodiac. Of course, he did not understand that astrologers use the names from the constellations, but not the actual constellations (which are definitely not conveniently spread exactly 30 degrees apart). But for those who know little to nothing about the actual practice of astrology, this was considered a BIG DEAL! Faculty member Bruce Scofield was…
The education section of the Washington Post recently noted Kepler's shift from being able to offer degrees to certificates. 
Chris Brennan was recently interviewed by the Denver Post. Check it out: Chris Brennan: Denver's rising-star astrologer ponders life by degree
Kepler MA graduate Maria Mateus has done an excellent job of summarizing the Gauquelin controversy from The Case for Astrology by John Anthony West. "Michel Gauquelin was a graduate in statistics and psychology from the Sorbonne who, together with his wife Francoise, conducted the most significant body of statistical research in astrology to date. While his work does not substantiate some canons of traditional astrology, it conclusively vindicates astrology’s fundamental premise: that there is a relationship between the planets’ positions at the moment of birth and the direction of individual lives."  Click here to read the full article.
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