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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This course adds tools to help students distinguish how the core components of a chart are modified for each individual. Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques through a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses as well as any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice each week in “Live Chat” refines the process of spotting major life themes in the natal chart.

Instructors: Carol Tebbs, Enid  Newberg
10-week course

The primary focus in this course is the practical application of what the student has learned. A good astrologer must not only know techniques but be able to reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. Students will also actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance in how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to delineation by examining how multiple astrologers approach chart interpretation.

Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.
10-week course

Students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes, and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance on how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to delineation by examining how multiple astrologers approach chart interpretation.

For many students, there is a large jump between knowing all the pieces and putting them together for a client. If you find synthesis a struggle, then this course is for you.  Students will focus on finding basic themes, answers, and interpretations using the natal chart to address client issues.

Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell
10-week course

By the end of this course, students will increase confidence in their interpretation skills, be better able to identify major life issues and be able to focus on answering specific questions raised by clients.

This course covers major techniques for predicting major life circumstances to show the flowering of the natal chart promise.

Instructors: Carol Tebbs, Gloria Scigliano
10-week course

In this course, actual and symbolic planetary movement techniques are introduced according to the length of time they activate the natal chart – longest to shortest – from phases, to specific years, half-years, months, weeks and days. The 1-degree orb of applying and separating aspects activate the natal chart to determine how long the natal planet, degree area or sensitive point is in focus. We start off learning to use the earliest interpretive tool, eclipses, then on to outer planet transits, solar arc directions, secondary, tertiary and minor progressions, and inner planet transit stations to interpret activation of the natal chart, past, present or future.

This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis. 

In W111A, East meets West and Traditional meets Modern with an introduction to many of the movement traditions currently used in astrology.

Instructor: Carol Tebbs

In this 5-week intensive, students will move beyond the basics covered in W110 (transits, directions, and progressions), W111A introduces the solar return, midpoints, and the 90-degree dial to unfold the promise of the natal chart, as well as using movement in a larger context in electing a good time for an event and seeing the world with mundane predictive techniques like the Aries ingress and the synodic cycles of outer planets. 

Learn how to prioritize events to better evaluate the expression of transits, secondary progressions, and eclipses.

Instructor: Linea Van Horn
Prerequisite: This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students. Some knowledge of transits and progressions is beneficial.

In this 5-week intensive class, the student will develop a list of well-timed events of their lives. This will include not just chronological occurrences but longer, more subtle themes, too. Then, using the natal chart, the student will view this life story through the lens of astrological transits, secondary progressions, and eclipses. Personalized lists will be provided for each student, as well as other useful tools.

In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have accurate birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine houses and the timing of events. 

Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.
Intensive 10-week course

Even with a birth certificate, all birth times should be tested because of the wide disparity of recording around the world. Testing ensures that the ANGLES of the chart are confirmed by movement techniques that show the activation of the natal chart at dates of major life events. If they don't, the astrologer and client can determine if rectification of the birth time is needed and what is to be accomplished by the search. To rectify the chart, the client often needs to be asked for additional information about specific life turning points based on his or her memory, records, family, and/or friends. 

Technology advances have created a global community for the 21st century, but there remains extreme disparity worldwide in the recording of birth times. Without birth time, we do not have houses for the planets or appropriate sign descriptors for the chart angles.

Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.
Intensive 5-week course

Most countries have not, and still do not, record birth time, making the 24-hour search for the correct chart ANGLES a necessity. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill of techniques that move the chart in time to work. This allows you to identify and test the most likely birth time. Even if you have no idea of the time of day a person was born, you can still use the dates of major life turning points to attempt to confirm the alignment of natal chart patterns to life events. If they do not, the client should provide additional information about specific life turning points and time range information from family sources. 

How to Respond to Common Questions. Many who work with transits, progressions, directions or other methods of moving the chart in time find it difficult to synthesize all the different factors or choose the right tool to answer a specific question.

Instructors: Kenneth Miller and Tamira McGillivray
5-week course

This course will help you refine your skills and gain confidence in your interpretations.  

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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