There are many elective courses available that can be taken on their own or to apply to the guided series that leads to the Certificate Diploma. Electives cover a wide variety of perspectives and can include courses on astronomy, the history of astrology, using astrology to help find a vocation, spiritual approaches to astrology, esoteric studies and more.
Primary Instructor: Christine Arens
The math calculation labs guide the student into an understanding of how to calculate a chart by hand. If you want to pass the organizational exams, you will need these classes. They are also part of the guided learning series.
Traditional astrology offers a particularly effective system of forecasting that combines techniques to help you prepare for the future and understand the past.
DATE: Begins May 6, 2018 (5 weeks)
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
This system is known as the Cycle or Turning of the Year. Instead of just using a Solar Return, this method was prepared yearly for each birthday. It has its roots in Hellenistic astrology, came to full flower in the Arabic and Persian eras, and persisted through the late Classical period of Lilly and his contemporaries. Ben Dykes' translation of Abu Mashar's On Solar Revolutions in Persian Nativities 3 is a full exposition of this system.
INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield, PhD
In Mesoamerican astrology, multiple units of time become signs. Learn how to work with this fascinating and unique tradition!
There are four major, world-class astrological traditions: The Western astrological tradition that grew out of the Near East, Mediterranean and Arab cultures; Indian astrology (Jyotish) that was strongly influenced by Greek astrology around 300 B.C.; Chinese astrology, an ancient indigenous astrology utilizing interlocking cycles of 12 and 10; and Mesoamerican astrology, whose origins go back to at least 500 B.C.
Instructor: Inga Thornell
Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.
INDEPENDENT STUDY. Instructor: Bruce Scofield.
Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment, astrology is the study of how the cosmic environment affects Earth and its inhabitants. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize themes relevant to a general understanding of the subject rather than one involving technical knowledge and mathematics.
The cultivation of soul is the key to human flourishing and happiness, in this life and in future lifetimes. This is a basic truth held by wisdom traditions of all kinds – Eastern and Western, ancient and contemporary – yet this means different things in different traditions.
What happens to us when we die? Is there nothing? Are there realms of the afterlife? Have we lived before and will live again in human form? Are we planning for an eternal outcome or to come back again into another life, maybe a better one, maybe as a spiritual entity, or to become absorbed into Universal, without separate identity?
Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg (6 week course)
Instructor: Elena Lumen
Traditional horary astrology is one of the most precise forms of astrological practice, which enables the practitioners to give guidance and detailed answers to meaningful life questions. In this course, students will examine traditional foundations of horary astrology, and establish a clear understanding of foundational principles and philosophy of this art. Students may expect to leave the class with a step-by-step structured approach to interpreting Horary charts. In addition to covering many important astrological principles, we will do lots of hands on chart delineations and discussions.
Instructor: Bruce Scofield
Astrology is about the qualities of a moment of time. In electional astrology, the astrologer selects the most appropriate time for a particular activity. This can be challenging because you need to know not only the planet but the house that best reflects the event.
In this course students will consider electional astrology from a broad spectrum perspective. Methodologies considered will include classical, modern and Uranian procedures.
By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to elect a time for a specific question through the use of multiple techniques.
This course can be used as a diploma program elective.
Learn how astrology can help understand health and medical issues.
Instructor: Judith Holloway, Masters in Public Health (5-weeks)
This course is a perfect way to introduce yourself to the practical application of astrological knowledge to health issues. It is designed for astrologers who want to gain a basic understanding of techniques that can be used. Students will see how these methods were put to use in ancient, medieval, and today.
You will need to have a basic knowledge of planets, signs, houses and aspects to be able to participate.
This course is useful for beginning to define a personal health profile that can help you with assessing potential health related problem areas for yourself and your clients.
Students will have both an online course site and weekly live lectures
Each week this course contains a variety of supplemental material: the written overview, visual presentations available, and links to additional resources. Some weeks also have audio and/or audio-video lectures. Handouts will be available after the lecture.Please focus on understanding the concepts during the weekly lecture session.
Each week the class will meet live via an online conference service. You will see the instructor's screen as they give an overview of the material for the week. The first 1-2 classes will have more lecture than chart practice in order to help you gain familiarity with the material. As we progress through the course, the live portion will be more and more interactive as you participate in chart interpretation as a group exercise.
Each week there will also be an online discussion forum and a written assignment to upload to the course site. The online discussion forum is where you will be able to not only provide your answer to the question for the week, but read the answers of your fellow classmates and comment on their perspective. The written assignment will be graded by the instructor and will be returned with feedback to help you improve your skills.
This course is available for credit toward the Certificate Program or as an audit for your own continuing education
Instructor: Judith Holloway, MA
Instructor Judith Holloway has a Masters of Public Health and earned a Master of Arts in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. Judith has studied astrology since the early 1980s. She is currently continuing her research in the area of astrological factors and their correlation and usefulness as predictors for health care outcomes. Judith has also been employed in the health care field since 1974.
Primary Instructor: Kenneth Miller.
Indian Astrology, called JYOTISH or Vedic Astrology is India’s method for understanding your Destiny.
Instructor: Kenneth Miller
Many astrologers who practice Western tropical astrology are curious about Indian astrology, but hesitate to explore it further. It seems so strange to have different names for the signs and planets and a different look to the chart. But Jyotish has many powerful tools that can enhance your practice - particularly Muharta, the Vedic art of electing a good time.
Does anything change when you move from one place to another? Yes!
What needs to be considered when you search for the most desireable places to travel or relocate? This course will give you the tools you need to help yourself and your clients understand the importance of place.
This course includes a survey of the development of 20th century astro-mapping; basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques; relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning; themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations; analysis of natal chart to determine desirable planets to emphasize through relocation. Students will have guided hands-on practice in applications and techniques.
This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (continuumacg.net)
When you can’t travel to the best location ... bring the best location to you!
This course provides students with astrological tools that can enhance their life through 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.
Instructor: Tamaria McGillivray.
You do not need to take WL220 in order to take this course.
No textbook. Course materials will be supplied.