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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Instructor: Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
5-week course
No external texts are required

Many astrologers have heard the term Uranian Astrology, but do you know how useful it can be? 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.

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.

5-week course
Instructors: Gary Gomes and Kenneth Miller

Indian Astrology is a uniquely unbroken tradition of astrology, practiced continuously for as long as 2,000 years according to modern scholarship. In Indian, the 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.

Instructors: Gary Gomes and Kenneth Miller
Prerequisite: V100A, V101A or basic knowledge of Indian astrology

Students will learn commonly used Indian astrology techniques and put their knowledge to work by delineating a chart every week. Example charts will emphasize “ordinary” people, the kind of charts people see in the real world. Although some would argue that they are more difficult to interpret than famous charts, this approach will help students to swiftly refine their judgments.

By the end of this course, students should be able to make a meaningful delineation of a natal chart in the Indian style. The goal is to help students think like an Indian astrologer and combine chart elements into a meaningful whole.

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.

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. 

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.

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?" 

INSTRUCTOR: Karen McCauley
Click here for required reading

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)

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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