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

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

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.

register INDEPENDENT STUDY
Taught by 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.

registerAre planets better behaved in some signs than others? In an opposition, what planet is most likely to win the tug of war? Are mutual receptions always nice? The key to answer these questions and many more is understanding dignities and debilities.

Instructor: Charles Obert
DATE: Begins January 20, 2019 (5 Sundays) $265
TIME:  From 9:00-11:00 am Pacific Time / 12:00-2:00 am Eastern Time

The traditional astrology tool of dignity and debility is a powerful and nuanced way to add detail to your chart interpretation. But many astrologers do not realize how effective and useful this tool can be or they think it is simply archaic and overly complicated. Nothing could be further from the truth!

The goal of this class is to show how you can reclaim this effective tool.

registerBefore you can understand how two people's charts interact, you should look to see what challenges lie in the natal chart itself. 

5-Week Course begins January 21, 2019 
First live meeting January 24
TIME: 5:00 - 6:30 PM PST (8:00 - 9:30 PM EST)
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Bartlett

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?" 

registerSynodic Cycles: How often do they come about?
What do they mean?
How important are they?

DATE: January 26, 2019
TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM PST / 4:00-5:30 PM EST

A synodic cycle is when two planets conjoin, starting an entirely new cycle involving those two specific planets. They can range from very quick cycles like the Jupiter/Mars cycle of 2.24 years or may take longer like the Uranus/Neptune conjunction which starts anew every 172+ years.

registerThis is the only astrology that has been continually developed and fully embraced by a culture continuously for about 2000 years, without the transmission and translation issues that have plagued the West.

DATE: February 2, 2019
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PST (4:00-5:30 PM EST)

This webinar will provide an introduction to Indian astrology.

1. Learn a unique method for organizing Indian Astrology information so your Western astrology won't bleed through.
2. Learn how the two zodiacs are meaningful and complimentary within each system, Indian and Western.
3. Learn techniques that can be easily brought over to your Western charts.
4. Gain an overview of the history and development of Indian Astrology, and its impact on the West.

purchaseThis course considers a range of astrological techniques and methods that share a common principle – symmetry. Uranian Astrology and the use of midpoints are obvious examples. But there are many other common techniques such as the distribution of elements and qualities, traditional rulerships and anticia that also use symmetrical principles. 

Instructor: Bruce Scofield
Independent study - students will have a maximum of 6 months for completion.
This course applies to the diploma electives. The course website will have readings, discussion forums, assignments and more. Students can contact the instructor at any time with questions.
Prerequisite - basic knowledge of astrology

registerThis course is for students who

  • Already know some astrology and have worked with the planets, signs and houses, but want to anchor your understanding, or
  • Want to enter into W102 Fundamentals II, but have not taken W101 or passed the W101 test.

Instructor: Enid Newberg
DATE CHANGE: Begins Feb 9, 2019
TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM PDT / 6:00-800 PM EDT

Students will ground their understanding of the fundamental components of the chart. The focus is mostly on synthesizing the core basics into a layered interpretation.

Topics covered include:

  • Identifying planetary functions
  • Interpretation of planets in signs through polarity, element & mode
  • The Astrological houses
  • Separating the meanings of planets, signs and houses
  • Working with the major aspects
  • Working with the major dignities and debilities 

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Traditional astrology offers a particularly effective system of forecasting that combines techniques to help you prepare for the future and understand the past.

First Meeting is on Sunday April 21, 2019
TIME: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Pacific Time / 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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.

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Here you will find a list of courses for the next term of the Kepler Certificate Program as well as courses over several weeks that include an online course site.

Kepler offers regular webinars on an assortment of topics from a wide variety of presenters. Recordings of the webinars are sent to participants and can be downloaded for free up to 14 days after the webinar. If you enjoy these webinars, we ask that you pay a small amount of your choosing. All proceeds will go to student scholarships.

What do others think about our webinars? 

Dear Everyone who make Kepler Online possible,
A powerful Thank You from my deepest and highest self.
The free online presentations are much appreciated by this soul.
Helping us all learn to love one another is no greater offering, again thank you for the outstanding lecture on Planetary Degrees.
Ahimsa,
Marie Weathers
NCGR Boston Chapter 
Thanks for all you do. It matters a great deal to many who are able to appreciate the greatness of Kepler's concern and aptitude in Metaphysics, to help share and expand Astrology. Your help enables — heals — transforms, as each webinar builds upon the previous. I have only awe and appreciation for this generosity.

Sincerely,
Astarte Rose, Cambridge, MA 

PS: The way you host, makes all feel more comfortable, your sincerity and hospitality is lacking guise, which is doubly appreciated. Thanks so much, please know your efforts are well received for many, who find a way to your school via the Internet and Cosmic consciousness — a spiritual and silent guidance towards a collective and common higher frequencies — for Astrologers to be a part of, rather than to be separate from.

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If you find it difficult to schedule a course where you must meet at a regular time, we have a growing number of independent study options. These courses can be taken at any time. You will have an online course site with resources, materials and assignments. The instructor is available by email and is always willing to help if you find yourself with unanswered questions.