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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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 of this course, students will increase confidence in their interpretation skills, be better able to identify major life issues and be able to focus on answering specific questions raised by clients.

Students will:

  • Explore various ways to enter and explore natal charts depending on the questions that clients present.
  • Have the opportunity to use and improve their critical thinking skills.
  • Use who, what, where, when and how questions to identify key issues in the chart.
  • Examine and refine different ways to integrate the Sun, Moon and Ascendant factors in the chart.
  • Locate major themes in the individual's life.
  • Use methods to explore and identify issues in relationships, employment, health, etc. via the natal chart.
  • Understand the principal ethical issues connected with astrological sessions.

Required books can  be found under the Fundamentals Series section of

Students in this highly interactive 10-week course will meet online weekly to work on delineation. They will also have a course website for further materials and discussion.

Anyone is welcome to take this course. Students wanting to take the course for credit will need to complete weekly discussion forums and assignments.

W104 is optional for the Fundamentals certificate but required for the diploma. Students who have completed this course will receive an extended Fundamentals Certificate.
W104 is recommended for any astrologer intending to see clients


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. Since 1993, Ms. McCauley has been administrator of Continuum, a subsidiary of the Jim Lewis Foundation, where she designs and administers the international Astro*Carto*Graphy certification exam. She currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and the Director of the Certificate Program.

Thornell Inga 200pxInga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program. 

She has returned to Kepler College as a Teaching Assistant in the Counseling and Relationships track. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice in Seattle, WA. Her interests include astrology, mythology and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients to better understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at will. Please see for information.