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: Bruce Scofield, PhD
Independent Study - take any time
Students will have 6 months to complete this in-depth course.

In Mesoamerican astrology, multiple units of time become signs. Learn how to work with this fascinating and unique tradition!

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.

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 are not solely determined by the aspects between the planets but is seen primarily through the symmetry of the planets. 

Instructors: Gary Gomes and Kenneth Miller
5-week course

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.

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

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

Instructor: Cornelia Hansen

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.

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.

INSTRUCTOR: Karen McCauley
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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?" 

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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