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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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.

Horary astrology enables practitioners to discover detailed answers to meaningful questions.

Instructor: Nina Gryphon
10-week course

In this course, students will examine the foundations and techniques of horary astrology, including its theory and philosophy, in order to apply this knowledge to their astrological practice. In addition to covering many important astrological principles, students will have hands-on practice with chart delineations. 

Predicting the future is an intuitive need in human nature. The ability of astrologers to make predictions is one of the main reasons why astrology has stood the test of time. The skilled make more accurate predictions, and it is this skill that can lead to higher wisdom.

Instructor: Öner Döşer
Self-directed course (4 months to complete)

Predictive techniques like Secondary progressions, Solar Return Charts, Solar Arc progressions, and especially Transits are widely used by modern astrologers. Some of the predictive techniques of classical astrology are often the source of our modern practice and can be successfully blended with modern methodologies.

Have you ever asked, "What is my soul's purpose this lifetime?" Have you wondered if there is not only a deeper meaning to life but a way in which it all fits together into holistic one-ness? 

Instructor: Michael Bartlett 
5-week course
Required readings provided in the course

Astrologers have worked with these questions since ancient times, finding new approaches throughout the years. At the beginning of the 1900s, Alice Bailey stated that "Esoteric astrology is entirely concerned with the forces and energies which affect the consciousness aspect of the human being, and condition the personality life…..Esoteric astrology is concerned with the soul…." Her perspective was been further developed in the work of Alan Leo. Alan Oken and Ruth Hadikin have continued to explore and rework this material for a more modern age.

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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