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.
To check the calendar for the starting dates for the 10-week terms, click here
10-week courses begin at the start of each term.
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
- Access 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.
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;… Read More
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 ThornellRead More
E400 Astronomy for Astrologers +
Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky.
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… Read More
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 .… Read More
This independent study course has 6 months
M100 Chart Construction +
Chart calculation can pretty daunting. This course helps make it easier.
There is a trade-off in having the benefit of computers to calculate and construct an astrological chart. This course 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
V101 Introduction to Indian Astrology +
This course will serve as an introduction to the wide tapestry of the astrology of India, commonly known as Jyotisha (the spirit or science of light) or Vedic Astrology, because of its connection to Indian spiritual beliefs found in the Vedas, the primary holy books of the Sanatana Dharma (eternal law), also known as Hinduism.
10-week course… Read More
Instructors: Gary Gomes
W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction +
This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidify 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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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
By the end… Read More
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
This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis.
In this course, actual and symbolic planetary movement techniques are introduced according… Read More
W113A Practicum: Applied Forecasting in the Client Session +
How to Respond to Common Questions. Many who work with transits, progressions, directions or other methods of moving the chart in time find it difficult to synthesize all the different factors or choose the right tool to answer a specific question.
Instructors: Kenneth Miller and Tamira McGillivray
prerequisite: W110 or proof of equivalent trainingThis course will help… Read More
WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology +
Astrological counseling as a profession has some unique features. In this course, students will be introduced to considerations involved in astrological counseling as a profession
Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis and Robert Glasscock
Throughout this course students will work on communication issues with clients, including organizing a session, delivering content, dealing with… Read More
CS153A The Cycle of the Year: Traditional Predictive Astrology +
Traditional astrology offers a particularly effective system of forecasting that combines techniques to help you prepare for the future and understand the past.
Instructor: Charlie Obert
5-WEEK COURSE begins May 2, 2020 (Early bird pricing through March 15 )
TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm Pacific
This system is known as the Cycle or Turning of the Year. Instead of just using a Solar Return,… Read More
CS205A Beginning Horary Astrology +
Horary astrology is an almost magical method for answering questions, using only a chart cast for the time and place of the query.
Instructor: Nina Gryphon
STARTS: May 16, 2020
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time / 12:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
This five-week class teaches the fundamentals of this practical yet nuanced art for obtaining guidance wherever we encounter… Read More
E513A Introduction to Uranian Astrology +
Many astrologers have heard the term Uranian Astrology, but do you know how useful it can be?
Instructor: Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
No external texts are required
The Uranian system of astrology was developed by Alfred Witte (1878-1943) in the early part of the twentieth century. Witte postulated that the character and destiny of a person is not solely determined… Read More
E520A Astrologies of Soul: Psyche and Character +
Explore the different dimensions of our experience of soul. Discover and how soul, psyche and astrological psychology are entwined.
Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg
No external texts are required for this course
The ancient world saw the soul as body and mind, as breath and life force, as our basic nature that outlives the body, and as… Read More
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… Read More
L201A Sacred Paths through the Written Word: Western Traditions +
W111A Introduction to Advanced Predictive Techniques +
In W111A, East meets West and Traditional meets Modern with an introduction to the wide range of movement traditions currently used in astrology.
Instructor: Carol Tebbs
Beyond the movement basics of W110 (transits, directions, and progressions), W111A introduces the solar return, midpoints, and the 90-degree dial to unfold the promise of the natal chart, as well as using… Read More
W111C Mapping Your Life History Practicum +
Learn how to prioritize events to better evaluate the expression of transits, secondary progressions, and eclipses.
Instructor: Linea Van Horn
Prerequisite: This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students. Some knowledge of transits and progressions is beneficial.
In this 5-week intensive class, the student will develop a list of well-timed events of their lives. This will include not… Read More
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.