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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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 begins on February 15, 2020 
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.

This course will serve as an introduction to the wide tapestry of the astrology of India, commonly known as Jyotisha (the spirit or science of light) or Vedic Astrology, because of its connection to Indian spiritual beliefs found in the Vedas, the primary holy books of the Sanatana Dharma (eternal law), also known as Hinduism.

10-week course
Instructors: Gary Gomes and Kenneth Miller

Vedic Astrology is primarily recognized as a consistent practice of astrology, verified from virtually every contemporary source as a system that extends as far back as 2,000 years. In Indian, tradition is viewed as extending back at least 5,000 years. It is referenced in the religious writing of India as far back as the Maha Bharata and the Atharva Veda, two ancient spiritual texts.

Astrological counseling as a profession has some unique features. In this course, students will be introduced to considerations involved in astrological counseling as a profession

10-week course
Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis and Robert Glasscock

Throughout this course students will work on communication issues with clients, including organizing a session, delivering content, dealing with ethical issues and developing referral strategies.

The signs have embedded within them clues to temperament, which is particularly important when looking at children's charts.

INSTRUCTOR: Cornelia Hansen
5-WEEK COURSE BEGINS Tuesday February 11th, 2020
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 pm PST

Temperament is present at birth and the class is built around the first two years of development. However, temperament remains over time, so the concept can be used for every age because it describes the behavioral style of the individual. It's helpful in understanding the interaction of couples, with other family members and between parents and children, even in the workplace with co-workers. So the concepts of the class can be applied to any age.

This is a wonderful chance to learn from one of the rare astrological experts in this field!  Based on a lifetime of work in the fields of astrology and child development, Cornelia has developed a new approach to looking at temperament using modern child development concepts. 

This course gives practical guidance for astrologers working with their own and clients’ family issues: parents, children, siblings, or extended relations.

Instructor: Joseph Crane
5-week course
No external text required, materials will be provided in the course

Family relationships form the background complexity of all of our lives: they set patterns that manifest in relationships with bosses and subordinates, close friends and intimates, and in our career and lifestyle choices. This course will go beyond the so-called “nuclear family” and also consider social, ethnic, and historical contexts of family life.

Before you can understand how two people's charts interact, look and see what challenges lie in the natal chart itself. 

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Bartlett
5-week course
No external texts required, materials will be available in the course

This course is designed to help you better understand how to work with the natal chart with regard to questions about relationships. It will help you improve your consulting skills and communication skills when clients come with the most common questions about their chart, for example: "Can this other person and I get along?" "How can I improve my relationships?" "Why am I having so much trouble with my co-workers?" 

Using Comparison and Composite Charts - Explore the Playmates and Playgrounds in Your Life!

Instructor: Diane Ronngren
5-week course

Our personal relationships with those we love and our intimate partners as well as in our families, communities, workplaces and other personal networks affect how we feel about ourselves. Relationships count heavily in our survival, sustenance, and shelter as well as our motivation to succeed. Explore the secrets of personal connections, of attraction and repulsion, and the chemistry that draws us to the playmates and playgrounds of our lives.

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)

When you can’t travel to the best location ... bring the best location to you! Local space astrology is a piece of personal magic you can use to improve your living space. 

Instructor: Tamaria McGillivray. 
No textbook. Course materials will be supplied. 

This course provides students with astrological tools that can enhance their life through exploring their personal local landscape. While Astro*Carto*Graphy examines the interaction of the natal chart and planetary lines of influence across the globe, local space astrology brings the focus close to home. 

If you already know some astrology, this intensive workshop is designed to help develop the tools you need to create your own insightful interpretation without reaching for someone else's opinion. 

Presenter: Enid Newberg
5-week workshop
Students who want to use this course to continue with W102 in the Certificate Program will need to pass the final exam .

If you've studied astrology but still can't figure out how to put it together ...
If you find the chart just isn't talking to you and don't know where to start ...
If you know the astrology basics but still find yourself reaching for other people's interpretations of a planet, sign, house or aspect ...
If you find yourself thinking you need yet another technique to make sense of the chart ...

This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidify the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. The astrological chart will be taken apart in order for students to clearly understand how each set of symbols functions and how their interaction provides the basis of interpretation.

Instructors: Enid Newberg and Donna Young
10-week course

The objective of this course is to ensure students have learned the basics of astrological symbolism and be on their way to successfully synthesizing that knowledge to interpret a chart, even if there is no birth time. To accomplish this goal, the following areas will be covered:

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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