Certificate Program and Professional Diploma in Astrology

Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills

Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology. 


registerIf you already know some astrology, this course is designed to help develop the tools you need to create your own insightful interpretation without reaching for someone else's opinion.

If you find the chart just isn't talking to you and you cannot figure out how to put it together ...
If you know some astrology but still find yourself reaching for other people's interpretations of a planets, sign, house or aspect ...
If you find yourself thinking you need yet another technique to make sense of the chart ...

This course will help. At the end of 5 weeks, you will be able to create your own chart interpretations that are solid and grounded in the symbols of the chart itself.

Start date: July 20, 2019
LIVE MEETINGS: Saturdays 3-5 pm PDT / 6-8 pm EDT
2 optional live 1-hour labs on Wednesdays at 5:30 PDT / 8:30 EDT that are focused on reading charts

Everything in astrology flows from the fundamental components of the chart: planets, signs, houses and aspects. This course gives students a chance to ground their understanding of these symbols. The focus is on learning to synthesize the core basics into a layered interpretation.

registerAre planets better behaved in some signs than others? In an opposition, what planet is most likely to win the tug of war? Are mutual receptions always nice? The key to answer these questions and many more is understanding dignities and debilities.

Instructor: Charles Obert
DATE: Begins July 21 2019 (5 Sundays) $265
TIME:  From 9:00-11:00 am Pacific Time / 12:00-2:00 am Eastern Time

The traditional astrology tool of dignity and debility is a powerful and nuanced way to add detail to your chart interpretation. But many astrologers do not realize how effective and useful this tool can be or they think it is simply archaic and overly complicated. Nothing could be further from the truth!

The goal of this class is to show how you can reclaim this effective tool.

registerWhat does astrology tell us about our soul's calling that helps us understand what we are meant to do?

The essence of the soul’s journey is the discovery of a larger sense of who we are and how we live in the world. In ordinary experience, our primary interactions with the world are through our daily work, our job or career. But this may not be the same as being "called" to a particular type of action or work. Sometimes the soul's calling is quiet; sometimes it is a demand that is triggered by grief or other traumas in our lives. The soul's calling asks us to trod a path that can transform ourselves and our world. Whether or how we act upon that call that is our soul’s “vocation.” This course explores how astrology can help us understand our soul's journey.

DATE: 5-week course begins August 12, 2019
TIME: 5-7 pm Pacific / 8-10 pm Eastern
Instructors: Enid Newberg and Joseph Crane 

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

INSTRUCTOR: Tamira McGillivray 
BEGINS: August 17, 2019 

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.

registerIndian (Vedic) astrology is the only astrology that has been in continuous practice for 2000 years. It's powerful and worth knowing something about.

DATE: July 27, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PST (4:00-5:30 PM EST)

Perhaps you’ve heard horror stories about how complicated Indian astrology can be. Perhaps you’ve heard unbelievable stories of its predictive powers. In this introductory lecture we will present a thorough introduction to the history, concepts, practices, and theory behind the astrology used by 1.2 billion people. And you don’t have to be a Hindu! You will learn how to be “bi-lingual” in the astrology of East and West.

registerTiming the Activations of Planets and Aspects: A New Look at an Old Technique

DATE: August 3, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PDT / 4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

Hellenistic astrologer Vettius Valens outlined a technique which times the activations of planets and aspects through their minor periods and ascensional times. This was done to find periods of successful, unsuccessful and variable times in one's life. Patrick Watson provides a step by step tutorial and explores the surprising effectiveness of this technique with diverse examples.

registerThe resurgence in interest in Hellenistic astrology has highlighted the importance of the ascendant sign in a natal chart and the relationship of the other zodiacal signs to the ascendant.

DATE: August 10, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PDT / 4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

In Ptolemy’s scheme, only signs which bear a relationship of sextile, square, trine or opposition to the ascendant have a direct and potentially helpful connection to the life of the individual. Four zodiacal signs, however, will always be disconnected from or “in aversion” to the ascendant sign (at 30 or 150 degrees from it) and will theoretically not be in a position to benefit the native. Hellenistic astrologers noticed that even apparently disconnected signs (those “in aversion” through lack of a Ptolemaic aspect) can show affinity for one another if they share the same domicile ruler (“planetary lord”) or if they are equidistant from 0 degrees of the cardinal signs.

purchaseKenneth Miller presents a hands-on practical workshop with loads of examples!

DATE: August 24, 2019
TIME: 10 AM - 2:30 PM PDT / 1:00 - 4:30 PM EDT (with 1/2 hour break)
PRICE: $59.00 

How would you like to learn a prediction technique that is easy, reliable, and you can do it in your head on ANY chart? And will help you refine all other prediction techniques you already know. Even if you only practice psychological astrology, this technique will help you refine your understanding of natal chart unfoldment and pinpoint transit activity.

--Come learn the prediction technique that goes back to the dawn of western astrology. A procedure so important that Vettius Valens (150ce), a father of western astrology, spends more than two out of his nine books talking about it!

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

Instructor: Bruce Scofield, PhD
Independent Study - take any time
Students will have 6 months to complete this in-depth course.

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.

Taught by 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.

registerChart calculation can seem pretty daunting. This course helps make it easier.

There is a trade-off in having the benefit of computers to calculate an astrological chart. Chart Calculation gives students a deeper understanding of how the chart relates to the movements of the earth and sky, which aids chart interpretation.

The first portion of this course covers the process of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The second portion of the course adds additional calculation techniques, including the lots, adjusted calculation date, progressions, directions and solar returns.

Fall term each year will have live sessions. For Winter, Spring and Summer it is organized for independent self-study and each student can request an hour of dedicated tutoring.

registerPredicting the future is an intuitive need in human nature. The ability of astrologers to make predictions is one of the main reasons why astrology has stood the test of time. The skilled make more accurate predictions, and it is this skill that can lead to higher wisdom.

Take any time! Self-study course (4 months to complete)

Predictive techniques like Secondary progressions, Solar Return Charts, Solar Arc progressions and especially Transits are widely used by modern astrologers. Some of the predictive techniques of classical astrology are often the source of our modern practice and can be successfully blended with modern methodologies.


Here you will find a list of courses for the next term of the Kepler Certificate Program as well as courses over several weeks that include an online course site.

Kepler offers regular webinars on an assortment of topics from a wide variety of presenters. Recordings of the webinars are sent to participants and can be downloaded for free up to 14 days after the webinar. If you enjoy these webinars, we ask that you pay a small amount of your choosing. All proceeds will go to student scholarships.

What do others think about our webinars? 

Dear Everyone who make Kepler Online possible,
A powerful Thank You from my deepest and highest self.
The free online presentations are much appreciated by this soul.
Helping us all learn to love one another is no greater offering, again thank you for the outstanding lecture on Planetary Degrees.
Marie Weathers
NCGR Boston Chapter 
Thanks for all you do. It matters a great deal to many who are able to appreciate the greatness of Kepler's concern and aptitude in Metaphysics, to help share and expand Astrology. Your help enables — heals — transforms, as each webinar builds upon the previous. I have only awe and appreciation for this generosity.

Astarte Rose, Cambridge, MA 

PS: The way you host, makes all feel more comfortable, your sincerity and hospitality is lacking guise, which is doubly appreciated. Thanks so much, please know your efforts are well received for many, who find a way to your school via the Internet and Cosmic consciousness — a spiritual and silent guidance towards a collective and common higher frequencies — for Astrologers to be a part of, rather than to be separate from.

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Kepler offers an ever-changing selection of short workshops for professionals and individuals interested in different aspects of astrological philosophy and practice.

Registering for one of our events will place you on our newsletter list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you find it difficult to schedule a course where you must meet at a regular time, we have a growing number of independent study options. These courses can be taken at any time. You will have an online course site with resources, materials and assignments. The instructor is available by email and is always willing to help if you find yourself with unanswered questions.

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