The idea of multiple lifetimes has become more popular in the west and frequently appears in New Age thinking and some modern astrology. But it’s not a new idea. It is just one feature of the concept of soul, a concept that has been applied in different ways – psychologically, spiritually and astrologically – for a very long time.

The latest incarnation of the Recurring and Evolving Soul emphasizes astrological techniques along with a deeper understanding of karma. Topics covered: 

1. Western tradition of the soul's incarnations: Meeting all the characters
The ascendant and descent of the soul

2. The Planetary daimones and your soul's guide. 
Techniques for finding the strongest planet and how to help out a planet in need

3. Karma and astrology from the Indian perspective. Using the entire chart to talk of soul, incarnation and reincarnation.

4. The rebirth of reincarnation and astrology: Theosophy, the Wheel of the Zodiac and the Seven Rays

5. Reincarnation redefined: Evolutionary Astrology and other offshoots

Students' final project will be a chart analysis using one of the reincarnation techniques presented in class. 

This course presents an overview of reincarnation's role in astrological practice and is students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in both the live sessions and in online discussion forums. A basic knowledge of astrology is required, for we’ll look at different astrological techniques that have been used to tease out information about the soul's incarnations.

Anyone is welcome to join

This course has two parts (1) an online course site with supplemental material and online discussion forums and (2) a weekly live interactive online conference. The live portion of the course is recorded and students will receive a copy of the recording.


Crane Joseph 2016 100pxJoseph Crane, M.A. Received BA from Brandeis Universe with a major in philosophy, an M.A. from Lesley University with an Independent Study degree. Joseph is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author.  As the co-founder of the Astrology Institute in the early 1990’s, Joseph has conducted training programs on astrological interpretation and counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.

Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2012). Joseph publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that contains current planetary phenomena and astrological profiles of historical and contemporary public figures.  Newsletters and other information can be found at The Astrology Institute.  Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island. You can find out more at his website:

Enid NewbergEnid Newberg earned a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MA from Antioch University in Whole Systems Design. She first joined Kepler College as a board member in 1993, and was president when the college first opened in 2000 through the end of 2001. In November 2004, she rejoined Kepler College as the Registrar and Director of Student Services. Enid also has an extensive background in information systems and online learning. In July 2006, she was re-appointed President of Kepler College.

Enid discovered astrology in the 1970's. She went with friends to listen to a lecture by Dane Rudhyar. From that point on she was hooked. She particularly enjoys introducing students to the dynamic livingness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by astrology's history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic, culture and spirituality.