Kepler Certificate Program

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. The time for the live sessions may be adjusted based on where members of the class are living. Most live sessions are held on the weekends or evenings.

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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 will understand the factors and issues involved in relocation charts, how to identify themes, and how to synthesize this information into an interpretation of an astro*carto*graphy map. This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (continuumacg.net)

Topics include:

  • historical development of astrological mapping
  • basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques
  • relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning
  • relation and use of relocation charts in A*C*G
  • themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations
  • interpretation of parans, crossings, and shadowed planets
  • analysis of natal charts for desirable planets to emphasize through relocation
  • hands-on practice in applications and techniques
  • use of common mapping software
  • combining various points and bodies with angle analysis and dial use

Required texts can be found under the Astro*Carto*Graphy and Local Space section of https://keplercollege.org/index.php/required-books-for-courses

Students will have guided hands-on practice in applications and techniques.

This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (continuumacg.net)

Instructors

Hillis-Dineen, MadalynMadalyn Hillis-Dineen, C.A. NCGR, is a nationally-known astrologer. She began her study of astrology with the Uranian system in 1979 and has taught, lectured, and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical Astrology) techniques for more than 30 years. She is certified as a Consulting Astrologer by the National Council for Geocosmic Research and is a certified astro*carto*graphy interpreter.

Madalyn has written for a variety of publications, StarIQ.com, and is a contributor to the Llewellyn anthology, Astrology for Women: Roles and Relationships. Since August 1994, Madalyn has been the Marketing Director of Astrolabe, Inc., publishers of Solar Fire. She has helped hundreds of people make the most of their Solar Fire program through her best-selling DVD series and thousands more every day at Astrolabe.

Madalyn also teaches courses at Kepler College in Uranian Astrology and Astro*Carto*Graphy.

mccauleyKaren McCauley has an M.A. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and spent four years studying clinical psychology at California Graduate Institute. She was the Editor of ASPECTS Magazine, an astrology journal, from 1987-94. A long-time associate and friend of Joan McEvers and Marion March, she taught for Aquarius Workshops from 1976-1999 and has lectured for AW, OAA, NCGR and UAC. She has served on the AW Board, the AFAN Steering Committee and as Oregon Astrological Association Treasurer and President. Karen currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and the Director of the Certificate Program.

In addition to her expertise in psychological astrology, Karen McCauley has been active in astro*carto*graphy for many years. Since 1993, she has been the administrator for Continuum (dedicated to educating others about astro*carto*graphy and certifying practitioners), where she designs and administers the international Astro*Carto*Graphy certification exam.. She also maintains the certification test.