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. You can sign up to audit any of these courses (you will not have homework!), or take them for-credit toward a certificate or the diploma.
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Winter term begins January 6

5-week courses (those ending with an "A" or "B") have different starting dates. 

To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have

  • Accsess to the student resource center
  • Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
  • Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
  • Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
  • Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
  • Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
  • Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete 
  • Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one hour online session devoted to interpreting charts. 
  • CS151A Dignities and Debilities +

    CS151A Dignities and Debilities

    Are 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 answering these questions and many more is understanding dignities and debilities.

    Instructor: Charles Obert
    5-week course

    The traditional astrology tool of dignity and debility is a powerful and nuanced way

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  • E260 Mesoamerican Astrology +

    E260 Mesoamerican Astrology

    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;

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  • E300 Astrological Heritage +

    E300 Astrological Heritage

    Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.

    Instructor: Inga Thornell
    1
    0-week course

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  • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers +

    E400 Astronomy for Astrologers

    Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY 
    Instructor: Bruce Scofield

    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

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  • E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1 (Uranian astrology plus ...) +

    E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1 (Uranian astrology plus ...)

    This 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 antiscia that also use symmetrical principles. 

    Instructor: Bruce Scofield .
    This independent study course has 6 months

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  • E536A Ancient Predictive Techniques and Applications +

    E536A Ancient Predictive Techniques and Applications

    Predicting 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.

    Instructor: Öner Döşer
    Self-directed course (4 months to complete)

    Predictive techniques like
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  • E610A Adventures in Esoteric Astrology +

    E610A Adventures in Esoteric Astrology

    Have you ever asked, "What is my soul's purpose this lifetime?" Have you wondered if there is not only a deeper meaning to life but a way in which it all fits together into holistic one-ness? 

    Instructor: Michael Bartlett 
    5-week course
    Required readings provided in the course

    Astrologers have worked with these questions since ancient times, finding new approaches throughout

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  • EV101 Evolutionary Astrology +

    EV101 Evolutionary Astrology

    Evolutionary Astrology provides a deep perspective on chart analysis, using the chart to identify the soul’s evolutionary journey through reincarnation. 

    10-week course
    Instructor: Maurice Fernandez

    Learning this approach to chart interpretation will not only allow students to identify character, skills, potential, and challenges but understand “why” things happen a certain way in our lives. This helps with guiding potential clients

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  • L201B Sacred Paths Through the Written Word: Eastern Traditions +

    L201B Sacred Paths Through the Written Word: Eastern Traditions

    The greatest collection of works on the soul come from traditional religions, which includes views on astrology. 

    Instructors: Carol A. Tebbs, MA, CAP, Instructor, TA, Batya Stark, MA
    5-week course
    Required texts provided in the course

    The sacred works from the East include an acceptance of a relationship between the cosmos and life on earth .  There is a wealth of

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  • M100 Chart Calculation +

    M100 Chart Calculation

    Chart calculation can 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.

    Instructor: Enid Newberg
    Guided Independent Study course - up to six

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  • V100A Indian Astrology Crash Course +

    V100A Indian Astrology Crash Course

    In this innovative course, you will learn to do more with less as we focus on the essential features of Indian Astrology that will allow you, the motivated student, to begin reading charts in only 5 weeks.

    Instructor: Kenneth Miller
    5-week course
    Required materials available on the course site

    Imagine if there was a way to access the details of

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  • W100A Fundamentals: The Bridge Course ($215) +

    W100A Fundamentals: The Bridge Course ($215)

    If 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.

    Instructor: Enid Newberg
    5-week course

    If you've studied astrology but still can't figure out how to put it together ...
    If you find the chart just isn't talking to you and don't

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  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction +

    W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction

    This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. The astrological chart will be taken apart in order for students to clearly understand how each set of symbols functions and how their interaction provides the basis of interpretation.

    Instructors: Enid

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  • W102 Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools +

    W102 Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools

    This course adds tools to help students distinguish how the core components of a chart are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice each week in “Live Chat” refines the process of spotting major life themes in

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  • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills +

    W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

    The primary focus in this course is the practical application of what the student has learned. A good astrologer must not only know techniques but be able to reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. Students will also actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance in how to

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  • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum +

    W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

    For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you.  Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers, and interpretations using the natal chart to address client issues.

    Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell
    10-week course

    By the end

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  • W110 Fundamentals V: Predicting Major Life Circumstances +

    W110 Fundamentals V: Predicting Major Life Circumstances

    This course covers major techniques for predicting major life circumstances to show the flowering of the natal chart promise.

    Instructors: Carol Tebbs , Gloria Scigliano
    10-week course

    This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis. 

    Students will work with techniques of Western astrology from the 16th century

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  • W111 Fundamentals VI: Advanced Predictive Techniques-Relocation, Planetary Returns, Synodic Cycles and More +

    W111 Fundamentals VI: Advanced Predictive Techniques-Relocation, Planetary Returns, Synodic Cycles and More

    In this course, students work with progressed declination and chart graphics; relocation and applying transits, progressions, and directions; interpreting Synodic Cycles of planetary pairs to the natal chart and mundane charts; Solar, Lunar and other Planetary Returns; adding Transits, Progressions and Directions of planets and angles to natal asteroids and Chiron; and use the graphic function of software to track

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  • W112 Practicum: Applied Rectification and Unification of Forecasting Techniques +

    W112 Practicum: Applied Rectification and Unification of Forecasting Techniques

    In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine houses and the timing of events. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill with techniques that move the chart in time in order to identify the most likely birth time.

    Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.
    Intensive 10-week course

    The astrologer and

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  • WL220 The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy +

    WL220 The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy

    Does anything change when you move from one place to another? Yes!

    10-week course
    Instructors: Karen McCauley & Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
    Prerequisites: basic knowledge of astrological symbolism

    What needs to be considered when you search for the most desirable places to travel or relocate? Your basic chart expression can change considerably when you move. By the end of this course, students

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Jillian Clemmons, a graduate from the Kepler Certificate Program in the fall of 2017, posted this video on her website describing her experience at Kepler and how she feels about getting formal astrological education. She also has an article on her experiences setting up her astrological business.