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

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Follow astrology down the sacred paths in the written word. The greatest collection of works on the soul and, surprisingly, its intersection with astrological concepts, come from traditional religions. And where else can you explore the Torah, New Testament and the Koran and discuss astrology? 

Instructor: Carol Tebbs, MA and Batya Stark
Required texts provided in the course

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
Required texts provided in the course

The sacred works from the East include 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 clientsThe course introduces students to common themes found in selections from the sacred and canonized literature of three major Eastern world religions. In the course of study students compare the sacred works according to themes such as: creation, facing great challenge, the fall of man, God’s punishment, sibling rivalry, the rewards of virtue, and the power of love.

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.

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 live meetings during the term for students to directly ask questions and go over the material. Students can also request 1-hour of private tutoring.

Youtube has been a revolutionary force for astrologers today. It provides a platform to reach others with your unique astrological voice, demonstrate your expertise, attract clients from around the world, and served as a tool for many astrologers to be financially independent and self-supporting.

Instructor: Nadiya Shah 
5-week course
Required materials will be supplied in class

Video astrology is a skill of its own. This class is ideal if you are considering offering videos as part of your astrological practice, if you new to YouTube, or you want the support, ideas, and inspiration to reignite your established channel.

Instructor: Omari Martin

This 5-week course is your first step toward developing a successful astrology practice. It introduces issues to consider and the tools needed to move toward a profitable business. Your vision and creativity are integral parts of this process.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

1. Create a business name based on your inspiration and vision
2. Identify a form of business ownership to match your business interests and risk tolerance
3. Use proven business principles to create your successful business
4. Identify and develop your competitive advantage

Instructor: Omari Martin

Upon completion of this 5-week course the student will be able to:
1. Create a mission and vision statements
2. Identify education, training, and development opportunities
3. Use Vocational Astrology to identify vocational aptitude
4. Use Electional Astrology for business planning

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.

Instructor: Kenneth D. Miller M.A., Jyotish Kovid
Prerequisites: Having a basic knowledge of planets, houses, and rulerships are essential. Having a beginning knowledge of Indian astrology is useful but not essential. We will be using the South Indian chart style in the class. They are easy to read and Kenneth will provide a short video explaining how to look at that kind of chart. 

Did you know that in India they have a five-fold qualitative division of time that differs significantly from our Western time concepts? If you are a Western astrologer you will learn how to easily integrate this and other 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.

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

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.

Instructor: Inga Thornell
5-week course prerequisites: None

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.

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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