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: Alex Trenoweth
Prerequisites: A solid understanding of the basics of astrology (planets, signs, houses, aspects) 

Professional astrologers can help parents to understand their adolescent child's cycles of development and show how they, as parents, function as authority figures. This can aid parents through insights into their relationship with their child, and empower them to discipline their child appropriately and most of all, support their child when it really matters. Although Child Protection guidelines discourage unqualified people from working with the under 18s, you can use astrology to help provide a unique insight into how this age group grows and develops.

Instructor: Gemini Brett
No textbook. Course materials will be supplied. 

This course provides students with astrological tools that can enhance their life by 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.

Instructors: Donna Young, Tamira McGillivray, and/or Enid Newberg
10-week course

Required texts can be found under the Fundamentals Series section for required materials

Students in this course will not only build a solid understanding of the basics of astrology but learn how to immediately apply what they learn to chart interpretation, even if there is no birth time. 

Instructors: Carol Tebbs, Enid Newberg

Required texts can be found under the Fundamentals Series section of the materials list.

Students are encouraged to critically consider the various techniques presented by discussing their strengths and weaknesses and considering any controversies surrounding them. Guided practice each week in “Live Chat” refines the process of spotting major life themes in the natal chart.

Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.
Required texts can be found under the Fundamentals Series section of the materials list.

In this course, students actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to interpretation by examining how multiple astrologers approach chart delineation.

Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell
Prerequisite: A solid knowledge of the core components of natal astrology and interpretative techniques; basic chart interpretation skills.

Required books can  be found under the Fundamentals Series section of the required materials list.

This course provides extensive practice in chart interpretation. By the end, 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.

Instructors: Carol Tebbs, Gloria Scigliano
This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis. 

Students begin by learning to use the earliest interpretive tool, eclipses, then move 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.

Instructor: Carol Tebbs

In this 5-week intensive, East meets West and Traditional meets Modern with an introduction to many of the movement traditions currently used in astrology.

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. 

Instructor: Carol Tebbs
Required texts can be found under the section for Moving the Chart in Time in the materials lis for all coursest.

Without accurate birth time, an astrologer’s forecast for the client could be off by a year, or more, which is not professionally acceptable. This 5-week course focuses on time range searches from a few minutes to six hours and meets the PAA/NCGR rectification requirement for their Level IV professional certification.

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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