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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Certificate Courses

Everyone is welcome to enroll in our intensive courses.

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The greatest collection of works on the soul come from traditional religions, which includes views on astrology. 

Instructors: Carol A. Tebbs, MA, CAP, Instructor, TA, Batya Stark, MA
5-week course
Required texts provided in the course

The sacred works from the East include an acceptance of a relationship between the cosmos and life on earth. There is a wealth of information and perspectives that can be useful in our astrological practice and when working with clients. The course introduces students to common themes found in selections from the sacred and canonized literature of three major Eastern world religions.

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 guided independent study 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
  • three live meetings held Week 2, 4 and 7 (time to be determined by the enrolled students)
  • up to six months for completion

The first portion of this course covers the process of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The second portion of the course adds additional calculation techniques, including the lots.

The course is organized for independent self-study and with three meetings during the term for students to directly ask questions. Students can also request 1-hour of private tutoring.

​Whether you’re starting from scratch or have an existing website that needs revitalization, this is the ideal class to get you writing clear, engaging and concise content.

10-week course
Instructors: Kimberlee Jones and Janet Matiisen

This course is a combination of writing and website design where your writing assignments will be used to populate your website. You will become comfortable writing in your own voice and will be provided the tools to own, create your own look, and build your website.

In this innovative course, you will learn to do more with less as we focus on the essential features of Indian Astrology that will allow you, the motivated student, to begin reading charts in only 5 weeks.

Instructor: Kenneth Miller
5-week course BEGINS: February 1, 2020
Live Meeting Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Required materials available on the course site
Prerequisite: Intermediate Western Astrology

Imagine if there was a way to access the details of your life-script (your karma). You could gain an understanding of your life purpose, know when to seize the opportunity, and have the foreknowledge to remediate difficult circumstances. This is the power of Jyotish, the traditional astrology of India.

In this class Kenneth D. Miller, MA will lead you to an understanding of the concepts and practice of Indian astrology and how it can play a healing role in our lives.

Using Indian Astrological Principles to Elect the Best Times 

Instructor: Kenneth D. Miller M.A., Jyotish Kovid 
5-week intensive 
Required materials provided in the course site

Did you know that in India they have a five-fold qualitative division of time that differs significantly from our Western time concepts? In this class you will learn several different components from the Indian concept of time, which differ from Western options and are able to provide an auspicious time for events, often when there are no such times in the Western system. If you are a Western astrologer you will learn how to easily integrate these considerations in your practice without having to learn Indian astrology!

Horary astrology is an almost magical method for answering questions, using only a chart cast for the time and place of the query.

CLASS IS FULL

Instructor: Nina Gryphon
5-week course (CS205A was numbered E531A)

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 a dilemma or problem. Once the cornerstone of astrological practice, horary has experienced a massive resurgence in the past few decades due to its uncanny accuracy and flexibility. Mastering horary will make you a better astrologer regardless of your style or school of practice. 

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; Indian astrology (Jyotish) that was strongly influenced by Greek astrology around 300 B.C.; Chinese astrology, an ancient indigenous astrology utilizing interlocking cycles of 12 and 10; and Mesoamerican astrology, whose origins go back to at least 500 B.C.

Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology from the late Renaissance to modern times, primarily in the West.

Instructor: Inga Thornell
5-week course

Astrology was hugely popular from the late Renaissance into the mid to late 1600s. But during the 1700s, astrology began to be ridiculed as a superstitious and silly activity. It didn't go away, it just went underground into secret societies and survived on the fringes of society.

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 for completion

Much of astrology is done using signs, houses, and aspects which are essentially spatial but do not necessarily involve symmetry. The astrological chart itself is a grid on which planets are located in specific compartments, i.e. houses and signs. The planets can be shown to relate to each other by aspects based on the division of the circle by various integers. In this way, a delineation is produced. In this course, we will consider only astrological techniques that are based on symmetry, which turns out to be quite a few. Best known is the distribution of signs by element and quality, a scheme that is based on equal distances along the ecliptic and that produces perfect triangles and squares.

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 by the aspects between the planets but is seen primarily through the symmetry of the planets. 

The Early Renaissance in Florence was a turning point in the history of Western thinking and culture – and looks forward to much in modern astrology. It was a remarkable time but more complex, contradictory, and chaotic than what we learned about in school. This course will explore some of its chaos and contradiction. 

INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Crane 
5-week course 
No external texts are required

Marsilio Ficino was a major player during this time, the main translator of and commentator on recently-available philosophical texts from antiquity. His mixture of traditional astrology and medicine, the Christian religion, Neoplatonism, and paganism helped launch the Italian Renaissance. Most important to us is that he also used sympathetic magic and astrology to support the health and flourishing of body and soul.

Subcategories

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.

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.

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:

  • relationships,
  • one's own capacity for and style of giving and receiving love, and
  • the interactions of lovers, spouses, parents and children, and the family itself.

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.

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