Certificate Program and Professional Diploma in Astrology

Intensive courses to develop your professional-level skills

Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled courses on the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology. 

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To ensure your learning, students have direct instructor interaction and feedback. In addition, students have

  • Accsess to the student resource center
  • Access to the Marion D. March Online Library
  • Links every week to written articles, videos and/or presentations to deepen your understanding
  • Links to additional optional materials that aren't required for the course, but are wonderful supplements to it
  • Discussion forums where students work with the material for the week answering a question and responding to each other's answers
  • Assignments, which may include quizzes that immediately allow you to check your own understanding and written assignments for instructor feedback
  • Access to the course site for an additional 3 months after the course is complete 
  • Students in the Fundamental series also have an optional "lab" - a one hour online session devoted to interpreting charts. 
  • E300 Astrological Heritage +

    E300 Astrological Heritage 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.
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  • E531 Traditional Horary Astrology +

    E531 Traditional Horary Astrology 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 Read More
  • M100 Series - Chart Calculation (M101, M101-2R and M102) +

    M100 Series - Chart Calculation (M101, M101-2R and M102) 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. Read More
  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction +

    W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction Instructors: Enid Newberg, Donna Young, Tamira McGillivray This course is designed for those who are curious about what astrologers do, or those who want to solidfy the astrological knowledge they have already gained on their own. The astrological chart will be taken apart in order for students to clearly understand how each area of symbolism functions and how their interaction Read More
  • W102 Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools +

    W102 Fundamentals II: Interpretation Tools Instructors: Carol Tebbs, Donna Young This course moves the student beyond the basics of interpreting planets, signs, houses and aspects to where students can distinguish how these components 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 Read More
  • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills +

    W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.  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, Read More
  • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum +

    W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell Students who have completed this course will receive an extended Fundamentals Certificate. 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 Read More
  • W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart Movement +

    W110 Fundamentals V: The Basics of Chart Movement Primary Instructor: 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.  The W110 course examines the development of modern Western interpretive methods of movement based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries.
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  • W112 Moving the Chart Practicum: Synthesis and Rectification +

    W112 Moving the Chart Practicum: Synthesis and Rectification Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs Prerequisite: A solid knowledge of astrology fundamentals and W110 or proof of equivalent training in movement techniques In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine the chart Angles and houses and the accurate timing of events. Rectification challenges the student’s knowledge and skill Read More
  • W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting +

    W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting Instructors: Kenneth Miller and Tamira McGillivray prerequisite: W110 or proof of equivalent training 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. This course provides practice in synthesis. Students will receive guided practice in Read More
  • WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology +

    WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis, Bob Glasscock and Donna Van Toen.  In this course, students will be introduced to considerations involved in astrological counseling, and to the process of working on relationship issues with clients, including finding relationships in the chart, organizing a session, methods of delivering content, ethical issues and referral strategies. Read More
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5-week courses 

The starting date and time for some courses is still being determined.

  • Oct 15: L201A Sacred Paths through the Written Word ($265) +

    Oct 15: L201A Sacred Paths through the Written Word ($265) Where else can you explore the Torah, New Testament and the Koran and discuss astrology?  Instructor: Carol Tebbs, MADATE: 5 weeks (the first live meeting is Oct 20)TIME:  1:00 - 3:00 pm PDT Literature has long been the vehicle to establish and maintain cultural identity through stories of origin, heroes and history. These stories in time becomes mythology or even codified Read More
  • WR202A Working with Parents and Children (Cornelia Hansen) +

    WR202A Working with Parents and Children (Cornelia Hansen) How does analyzing a child's chart differ from an adult's?  COST: $265 INSTRUCTOR: Cornelia Hansen5-WEEK COURSE BEGINS Tuesday Oct 30, 2018 ​TIME: 4:30-6:30 pm PDT / 7:30-9:30 pm EDT This course is a new approach to looking at temperament using modern child development concepts.  Read More
  • Aug 16: E522A Finding the Whole - Systems Thinking in Astrology (Enid Newberg) +

    Aug 16: E522A Finding the Whole - Systems Thinking in Astrology (Enid Newberg)  Anyone learning astrology knows how challenging it is to make sense of the chart as a whole. This course uses a modern scientific theory to make this easier.  INSTRUCTOR: Enid Newberg 5 WEEK COURSE - Live Meetings on Thurs. August 16, 2018 Students in the course by Wed. Aug 15TIME: 5:00-7:00 PM PDT / 8:00-10:00 PM EDT  Read More
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Information on taking courses

Jillian Clemmons, a graduate from the Kepler Certificate Program in the fall of 2017, posted this video on her website describing her experience at Kepler and how she feels about getting formal astrological education. She also has an article on her experiences setting up her astrological business.