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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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 +

    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
    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.

    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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  • M100 Chart Construction +

    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 
      • three
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  • V101 Introduction to Indian Astrology +

    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
    Instructors: Gary Gomes

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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 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

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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. 

    In this course, actual and symbolic planetary movement techniques are introduced according

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  • W113A Practicum: Applied Forecasting in the Client Session +

    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
    5-week course
    prerequisite: W110 or proof of equivalent training

    This course will help
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  • WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology +

    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

    10-week course
    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

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    • CS153A The Cycle of the Year: Traditional Predictive Astrology +

      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,

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    • CS205A Beginning Horary Astrology +

      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
      5-week course

      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

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    • E513A Introduction to Uranian Astrology +

      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
      5-week course
      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

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    • E520A Astrologies of Soul: Psyche and Character +

      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 
      5-week course
      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

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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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    • L201A Sacred Paths through the Written Word: Western Traditions +

      L201A Sacred Paths through the Written Word: Western Traditions

      The greatest collection of works on the soul and, surprisingly, its intersection with astrological concepts, come from traditional religions. And where else can you explore the Torah, New Testament and the Koran and discuss astrology? 

      Instructor: Carol Tebbs, MA
      DATE: 5 weeks 
      TIME:  10:30 - 12:30 pm Pacific Time / 1:30 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time
      Required texts provided in the course

      Literature has

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    • W111A Introduction to Advanced Predictive Techniques +

      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
      10-week course

      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

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    • W111C Mapping Your Life History Practicum +

      W111C Mapping Your Life History Practicum

      Learn how to prioritize events to better evaluate the expression of transits, secondary progressions, and eclipses.

      5-Week Course
      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

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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. 

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