Take courses at your own pace and pay as you go. For courses that lead to a certificate acknowledging your hard work, we will keep track of your progress. Most live sessions are held on the weekends or evenings.
Kepler offers three types of educational opportunities:
Anyone can audit the certificate program courses. You do not need to be working toward a certificate or diploma to enjoy these classes. The Kepler Certificate Program brings first-class instructors together with a varied selection of classes so that you can build your skills, whether you are a beginner or professional.
Are you interested in learning how astrologers work?
Are you a professional interested in adding to your skills?
Are you interested in learning with experts in the field?
Do you want more than memorization and a single point of view?
Do you want intensive in-depth instruction with instructor feedback?
If so, the Kepler Certificate Program is right for you.
If you are looking for world-class astrological education, you have come to the right place.
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This certificate focuses on building skills for natal chart interpretation. The required courses provide students with the skills they need to successfully interpret a natal chart, an understanding of many of the types of tools they can use (and any controversies surrounding them) and a consideration of the ethical issues involved. It gives students a broad enough view that they can also understand the different approaches available for interpretation (such as traditional, modern, or evolutionary) so they can decide for themselves what direction interests them further.
The standard certificate (30 weeks) requires W101, W102, and W103. The extended certificate (40 weeks of instruction) requires the natal chart practicum, W104, which hones student's ability to work with common client questions (based on actual client charts and issues).
This certificate includes courses covering various methods of moving the chart in time, including techniques such as transits, progressions, solar arc directions, solar returns, planetary returns, profections, elections, rectification and more.
W110 and W111 are required for this certificate (20 weeks). Students can choose to take W112 and/or W113 (practicums focused on application) to fulfill the requirement of 30 weeks (the standard certificate) or 40 weeks (the extended certificate) of instruction.
Astrological counseling has unique features. This certificate requires 30 weeks of instruction. It provides students with a solid foundation of the considerations, issues, and ethics of astrological counseling and the ability to work with clients in the most common area of practice:
Astromapping is the art of using the astrological chart to determine a good place to live or even the best way to structure one's local environment (similar to Fung Shui). Astro*Carto*Graphy is the art of using the natal chart to determine what areas of world support or challenge the natal planet positions. Local Space astrology uses the natal chart to interact with your local environment so that it supports who you are. Like Feng Shui, you can use these techniques even to the level of an individual room in your house.
The Astromapping certificate requires 20 weeks of instruction and includes the 10-week course WL220 Astro*Carto*Graphy, and two 5-week courses - WL221A Local Space and WL221B Astromapping Practicum.
Most of our course offerings focus on the most common aspects of modern astrological practice. But there are additional unique traditions that have a different perspective and/or philosophical underpinning that astrologers incorporate into their practice. This includes Esoteric Astrology (originally developed by Alice Bailey or the Church of Light), Evolutionary Astrology (originally developed by Jeffrey Wolf Green and Steven Forrest), Uranian/Symmetrical Astrology (developed in the early 20th century), Astro*Carto*Graphy (developed by Jim Lewis) and Astromapping, Hellenistic Astrology, Medieval Astrology and Indian Astrology.
This certificate requires 30 weeks from a range of courses focused on these traditions.
Kepler has 4 terms each year. The intensive 10-week certificate courses begin each term. There are also 5-week certificate courses that start at different times during the term. Throughout the year, Kepler also offers one or two Community webinars each month, and workshops that vary from 2 hours on a single day to 2 hours per week over multiple weeks. Everyone is welcome to sign up for the courses, webinars, and workshops. Only those students who intend to earn certificates or the diploma need to successfully complete the homework and assignments in the certificate courses.
This section gives information on the Marion D. March Online Library, which gives access to three major research databases and provides links to other online resources.