In Program

Many courses have required books in addition to the materials supplied in class. Instructors do their best to keep the prices down, so most books are easy to find and second-hand copies are available.

(Jan 2018 revision)

Fundamentals Series 

W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice - Tamira McGillivray & Donna Young & Enid Newberg

Dykes, Benjamin. 2011. Traditional Astrology for Today. Minneapolis, MN: The Cazimi Press. (kindle $9.99 at Amazon, paperback $15.99 at Amazon or from the author at bendykes,com)
Hand, Robert, 1981. Horoscope Symbols, Para Research, Inc., MA, (paperback edition, $3.89-$24.95 Amazon)

W100A (5-week) The Bridge Course - Enid Newberg

Dykes, Benjamin. 2011. Traditional Astrology for Today. Minneapolis, MN: The Cazimi Press. (kindle $9.99 at Amazon, paperback $15.99 at Amazon or from the author at bendykes,com)
Hand, Robert, 1981. Horoscope Symbols, Para Research, Inc., MA, (paperback edition, $3.89-$24.95 Amazon)

W102 Alternate Tools for Interpretation - Carol Tebbs & Enid Newberg

Burk, Kevin. 2001. Understanding the Birth Chart. Llewellyn Books: St. Paul, MN. ($4.16 – 21.99, kindle $10.43 Amazon)
George, Demetra. 2008. Astrology and the Authentic Self, Ibis Press, Florida. ($24.95 new Amazon)

Dykes, Benjamin. 2011. Traditional Astrology for Today. Minneapolis, MN: The Cazimi Press. (kindle $9.99 at Amazon, paperback $15.99 at Amazon or from the author at bendykes,com) same as in W101
Hand, Robert, 1981. Horoscope Symbols, Para Research, Inc., MA, (paperback edition, $3.89-$24.95 Amazon) same as in W101

W103 Building Delineation Skills
- Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell with Susie Cox

Cunningham, Donna. 2014 rev. Astrological Analysis: Selected Topics in Chart Interpretation. Moon Maven Publications: Portland, OR. ($15 ebook at moonmavenpublications.com)
Dykes, Benjamin. 2011. Traditional Astrology for Today. Minneapolis, MN: The Cazimi Press. (kindle $9.99 at Amazon, paperback $15.99 at Amazon or from the author at bendykes,com) same as in W101 & W102
Obert, Charles. 2015. Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology: A Complete Working Guide for Modern Astrologers. Minneapolis, MN: Almuten Press. ($19.95 at https://studentofastrology.com/book/)

W104 Practicum on Natal Interpretation – Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell

Dykes, Benjamin. 2011. Traditional Astrology for Today. Minneapolis, MN: The Cazimi Press. (kindle $9.99 at Amazon, paperback $15.99 at Amazon or from the author at bendykes,com) same as in W101
Obert, Charles. 2015. Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology: A Complete Working Guide for Modern Astrologers. Minneapolis, MN: Almuten Press. ($19.95 at https://studentofastrology.com/book/ same as in W103
Houlding, Deborah. 2006. The Houses, Temples of the Sky. Bournemouth, England: The Wessex Astrologer, Ltd. (kindle $9.99 at Amazon, new paperback $20.00 at Amazon)

Moving the Chart in Time

W110 Transits, Progressions and Directions - Carol Tebbs & Gloria Scigliano

Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used)
Doser, Oner. 2015. Astrological Prediction: A Handbook of Techniques, Cazimi Press ($20-24.95 Amazon)
George, Demetra. 2008. Astrology and the Authentic Self, Ibis Press, Florida. ($24.95 new Amazon) same as in W102
March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1990. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: The Only Way To Learn About Tomorrow. Volume 4: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office, 425-673-4292 )

W111 Solar and Planetary Returns - Carol Tebbs & Judith Holloway

Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used) same as in W110
Doser, Oner. 2015. Astrological Prediction: A Handbook of Techniques, Cazimi Press ($20-24.95 Amazon) same as in W110
March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1990. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: The Only Way To Learn About Tomorrow. Volume 4: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office, 425-673-4292 , same as in W110)
Merriman, Raymond, 1998. The New Solar Return Book of Prediction, Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI ($15.15 Amazon new)
Ebertin, Reinhold. Combination of Stellar Influences, AFA, Tempe, AZ ($24.95 on Amazon and AFA site)

W112 Chart Synthesis and Rectification - Carol Tebbs \

Dobyns, Zipporah Pottenger. 1975, 2011. Progressions Directions and Rectification, AFA, Tempe, AZ. ($14.95 from AFA, astrologers.com)
Tebbs, Carol. 2008.  The Complete Book of Chart Rectification, Llewellyn Publishing, MN. ($16.62 - $29.81 Amazon)

W113 Practicum on Transits, Progressions and Directions – Tamira McGillivray & Kenneth Miller

No text is required but recommended are:
Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used, same as in W110 and W111)
Forrest, Steven. 1998 (2nd Edition). The Changing Sky. ACS: San Diego, CA (Amazon: paper $17.06, Kindle $9.99)

History

E300 Astrological Heritage through the Renaissance – Inga Thornell

Campion, Nicholas. 2006. The Dawn of Astrology. ISBN 1441127372  (available at astroamerica.com or abebooks.com)
Campion, Nicholas. 2009. A History of Western Astrology Volume II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds. ISBN-10: 1441181296. ISBN-13: 978-1441181299.

E301A Astrological Heritage, Development of Modern Astrology Part 1 – Inga Thornell

Campion, Nicholas. 2009. A History of Western Astrology Volume II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds. ISBN-10: 1441181296. ISBN-13: 978-1441181299. Available from the Bloomsbury.com or Amazon in paperback. 

Symmetry and Uranian

E510 Symmetrical Astrology I  - Bruce Scofield

Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. ($13.16-$20.79 Amazon)
Simms, Maria Kay. 1989, 2001. Dial Detective, Rev. 2nd Edition. Kensington, NH: Cosmic Muse. ( $19.95 acspublications.com)

E510A Introduction to Uranian Astrology - Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

No external text required - articles in course site

Astro*Carto*Graphy and Local Space

WL220 Introduction to Astro*Carto*Graphy – Madalyn Hillis-Dineen & Karen McCauley

Lewis, Jim & Kenneth Irving. 1997 (reissued Nov. 2012). The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy. London: Penguin Books.
Your personal A*C*G map

WL221A Astrolocality 2 – Exploring Local Space – Tamira McGillivray

no required text but recommended are: Astrolocality Astrology - A guide to what it is and how to use it by Martin Davis; The Wessex Astrologer Limited, Bournemouth England; 1999; ISBN 1902405056 and The Rulership Book by Rex Bills, Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co.Inc.  Virgina 70-147932 OR The Book of Rulerships - Keywords from Classical Astrology. by Dr. J. Lee. Lehman, PhD; Whitford Press, Pennsylvania; 0-924608-13-7 and Vastu: Breathing Life into Space; by Robert E. Svoboda; Namarupa Publishers, New York ISBM 978-0-9889169-0-6

Astrological Counseling

WR201 Introduction to Astrological Counseling - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell

Cunningham, Donna. 2014 rev. Counseling Principles for Astrologers: Becoming an Effective Change Agent, Moon Maven Publications: Portland, OR ($15 ebook at moonmavenpublications.com)
Duncan, Adrian Ross. Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment. Samuel Weiser, 2002. ($6.14 to $26.96 Amazon)
Mulligan, Bob. 2001. Between Astrologers & Clients. Naples, FL: The Astrology Company. (paperback $22, available at theastrologycompany.com or by calling 239.261.2840)

WR202A Parents and Children – Cornelia Hansen

Arroyo, Stephen. 1975. Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements. CRCS Publications. (available on Amazon for $11 - 15)

WR202B Astrology and Family Patterns - Joseph Crane

No external text required - articles in course site

Electives - Classical

CS151A Dignity and Debility – Charles Obert

Obert, Charles. 2018. Using Dignities in Astrology. Charles Obert Press. ($12.00 at studentofastrology.com for ebook or $19.95 on Amazon for hard copy)

CS152A The Cycle of the Year: Traditional Predictive Astrology

Obert, Charles. 2018 The Cycle of the Year: Traditional Predictive Astrology ($12.00 at studentofastrology.com for ebook, or $19.95 on Amazon for hard copy)

Electives - Soul and Spirit

520B Astrologies of Soul: Calling and Vocation –  Enid Newberg &Joseph Crane

No external text required - articles in course site

E20C Astrologies of Soul: Reincarnation and the Recurring Soul - Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg

No external text required - articles in course site

E521A The Astrology of Marsilio Ficino: How to live the good life - Joseph Crane

No book required as readings will be supplied. However, if you manage to find a copy of Ficino's Three Books on Life it can be helpful. (Right now, however, copies are running about $300-500 dollars on Amazon).

E522A Finding the Wholes: Systems Thinking and Astrology - Enid Newberg

No external text required - articles in course site 

Literature Elective - Sacred Paths through the Written Word

L201A Sacred Paths Through the Written Word - Carol Tebbs

No external text required - articles in course site

Indian (Vedic) Astrology

V101A Mapping Your Destiny: Vedic Astrology for Western Astrologers, Part 1 – Kenneth Miller
DeFouw, Hart & Robert Svoboda. 2003. Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India. New York: Penguin Books. (paperback $7-14 new/used at amazon.com)

V102A Mapping Your Destiny: Vedic Astrology for Western Astrologers, Part 2– Kenneth Miller
DeFouw, Hart & Robert Svoboda. 2003. Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India. New York: Penguin Books. (paperback $7-14 new/used at amazon.com)

SELF-PACED COURSES

E260 Exploring Mesoamerican Astrology – Bruce Scofield

Scofield, Bruce. Signs of Time: An Introduction to Mesoamerican Astrology. Amherst, MA: One Reed Publications, 1994.
Scofield, Bruce and Barry Orr. How to Practice Mayan Astrology. Rochester, VT: Bear and Company. 2007.
These two texts are available from www.onereed.com

E400 Astronomy for Astrologers – Bruce Scofield

Aveni, Anthony. 1997. Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures. John Wiley and Sons.
Bakich, Michael F. 2000. The Cambridge Planetary Handbook. Cambridge Unv. Press.

M101-2R Math Revisited (Level 1) - Donna Young

AFA Tables of Houses – Placidus System (by Astro-Numeric Service) ISBN 0-86690-252-X: new at astrologers.com ($18) or new/used at amazon.com
Fowks, Lauren. Simply Math ($34 new/used at Amazon)

 

 

 

Students who complete the full Professional Diploma in Astrology must prepare a demonstration of their leaning. Below, Jillian Clemmons reflects on putting her learning to use as she started her own astrological practice.

At Kepler Astrological College students are asked, “What led you to astrology?” For me, it’s that it works so well and confirms my intuition. Still, transitioning from astrology student to professional takes a leap of faith. At Kepler, I observed working astrologers, tested a variety of techniques, and attained certification from the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) with the equivalency program.

Yet what I most appreciate about Kepler is how it’s shaped my business and self-confidence.  

Kepler offers a range of options from complimentary community webinars to short workshops to full intensive and in-depth courses. The primary differences between these options are instructor assistance, feedback and evaluation. All our live sessions are recorded. Students and participants receive access to the recordings shortly after the session.

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My first experience with the Kepler Certificate Program has been an amazing journey. After many years of reading and trying to understand how astrology works, I decided I needed help pulling all the pieces together.

Since I work and have a family, the Kepler online learning program has been a wonderful way for me to reach out to the Universe and understand just a little more about who I am and where I want to go. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and accessible.

The online learning environment is a great tool with video, audio, webinars, resource links, pdf documents, etc. Kepler also includes their own text and work book and a great selection of an easy to understand astrology books. With the ability to review any area I may find challenging, my learning is exciting and adapted to my needs.

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