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. 
To check the calendar for the starting dates for the 10-week terms, click here


register“What was rising when you rose is rising within you and you are here to raise it up.”
- Gemini Brett

DATE: November 16, 2019
TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific Time / 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern

We say your Ascendant represents the mask you wear, but the mystery of the rising sign certainly does not stop there. Perhaps we find a clue in the truth that the Latin word for mask is persona. Now what is a person really? Consider that the Heavens only rise in the east because Earth falls in that direction. Is this not an infinite reminder that we descend into matter for the soul purpose of lifting Spirit up?

registerOR How to turn any calendar, even your favorite cats calendar, into an Astrology calendar!

Jim Maynard’s Celestial Influences calendar is not being published for 2020. But before you settle for your second or third best option, let me show you how to easily make your own personalized astrological calendar!

DATE: December 7, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PST / 4:00 - 5:30 PM EST

In this FREE webinar you will learn:

registerWhat in the world is going on for 2020? Receive insight for your next steps with Kathryn Andren.

DATE: January 4, 2020
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PST / 4:00 - 5:30 PM EST

In this webinar, Kathryn will reveal the important planet patterns and transit cycles for the new year to make empowered choices today. Learn how to best optimize the current cosmic cycles with the alignment of Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter. We explore the outer planet patterns as major change agents, both on the personally and collective level.

register blueStudents' request: Robert Glasscock presents a sixth 5-week practicum using contemporary horary techniques.

DATE: Begins Sunday November 17, 2019 (5 Weeks)
Nov. 17 - Dec. 22, 2019 (no practicum Dec. 8)
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM Pacific / 7:00-9:00 PM Eastern

A link to join the online class will be sent no later than one week prior to the workshop.

The practicums are open to everybody, but registration is limited. An opportunity to practice and refine techniques learned in Glasscock's “Horary Power” series, using your real horary questions in real time, with instant feedback from participants / querents.

purchaseYour Shamanic Direction - a new, powerful AstroLocality tool and how to use it. Did you know the ascendant of a chart is almost never due east? 

DATE: November 23, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 3:30 pm Pacific time / 4:00 - 6:30 pm Eastern time

Just as Sun dances north and south on the eastern horizon between the solstices every year, Moon does so every month, and the Zodiac does so every day. The result is that the astrological horizon rudders back and forth across the cardinal directions, which is why one of the ancient names for the ascendant was Oiax (Greek for rudder) and why the ruler of the ascendant was known as the steersman of the chart. Which way are you being steered?

purchaseJoin us to find out what astrologers have to say about the coming year for personal, financial and mundane (political) concerns.

DATE: December 15, 2019
TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST / 1:00 - 5:00 PM EST
PRICE: Special searly registration $27 through December 1 / $37 beginning December 2

Kenneth Miller will be your host as he interviews 8 different astrologers for their perspective on the most pressing issues arising in 2020!

 All proceeds will go toward student scholarships!

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.

purchaseThis course considers a range of astrological techniques and methods that share a common principle – symmetry. Uranian Astrology and the use of midpoints are obvious examples. But there are many other common techniques such as the distribution of elements and qualities, traditional rulerships and anticia that also use symmetrical principles. 

Instructor: Bruce Scofield
Independent study - students will have a maximum of 6 months for completion.
This course applies to the diploma electives. The course website will have readings, discussion forums, assignments and more. Students can contact the instructor at any time with questions.
Prerequisite - basic knowledge of astrology


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.