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. 
  • Chart Calculation +

    Chart Calculation 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
  • E260 Mesoamerican Astrology +

    E260 Mesoamerican Astrology 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.; Read More
  • 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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  • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers +

    E400 Astronomy for Astrologers 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 Read More
  • 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
  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction +

    W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction Instructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg 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. It takes the astrological chart apart to help you understand what the core symbols of astrology represent. By the end of the course, you Read More
  • W102 Fundamentals II: Additional Tools +

    W102 Fundamentals II: Additional Tools Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes 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 Read More
  • W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills +

    W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell.  A good astrologer needs to know techniques, but they must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. In this course, students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client Read More
  • W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum +

    W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell, Judith Holloway. Optional for the Certificate. Required for the diploma 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 the natal chart Read More
  • W110 Fundamentals V: Moving the Chart Part 1 +

    W110 Fundamentals V: Moving the Chart Part 1 Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis.  This group of courses examines the development of modern Western methods used to understand the cycles experienced throughout an individual’s life. The objective is for students to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the Read More
  • W111 Fundamentals VI: Moving the Chart Part 2 +

    W111 Fundamentals VI: Moving the Chart Part 2 Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs. W111 continues the examination of the development of modern Western interpretive movement methods based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Students will continue learning to effectively use the graphic ephemeris with these additional tools as they refine their interpretation skills.
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  • W112 Moving the Chart Practicum: Synthesis and Rectification +

    W112 Moving the Chart Practicum: Synthesis and Rectification Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.  In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine houses and the timing of events. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill with techniques that move the chart in time in order to identify the most likely birth time. Read More
  • W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting +

    W113 Moving the Chart Practicum - Synthesis and Forecasting Primary Instructors: Judith Holloway and Gloria Scigliano Prerequisite: W110, W111 or knowledge of movement techniques such as transits, progressions, directions, lunar phases Your client asks a question about what's coming. You know you the techniques for transits, progressions, directions or other methods of moving the chart in time, but how do you select which technique is the most effective? How do you 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

  • July 16: E610A Adventures in Esoteric Astrology (5-week) +

    July 16: E610A Adventures in Esoteric Astrology (5-week) Have you ever asked, "What is my soul's purpose this lifetime?" Have you wondered if there is not only a deeper meaning to life but a way in which it all fits together into holistic one-ness?  INSTRUCTOR: Michael Bartlett DATE CHANGE: 5 WEEK FOR-CREDIT COURSE BEGINS Monday JULY 16, 2018 TIME: 5:00 - 6:30 pm PDT  Read More
  • July 12: E521A ​The Life, Times and Astrology of Marsilio Ficino​ (Joseph Crane) +

    July 12: E521A ​The Life, Times and Astrology of Marsilio Ficino​ (Joseph Crane) The Early Renaissance in Florence was a turning point in the history of Western thinking and culture – and looks forward to much in modern astrology. It was a remarkable time but more complex, contradictory, and chaotic than what we learned about in school. This course will explore some of its chaos and contradiction.  COST: $225 (special pricing) INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Crane DATE: 5 Weeks Read More
  • Begins July 18: WR202A Working with Parents and Children (Cornelia Hansen) +

    Begins July 18: WR202A Working with Parents and Children (Cornelia Hansen) How does analyzing a child's chart differ from an adult's?  COST: $265 INSTRUCTOR: Cornelia HansenDATE: 5 Weeks on Wednesdays, beginning July 18, 2018TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time This course is a new approach to looking at temperament using modern child development concepts.  Read More
  • July 21: WL221A The Astrology of Local Space (Tamira McGillivray) +

    July 21: WL221A The Astrology of Local Space (Tamira McGillivray) When you can’t travel to the best location ... bring the best location to you!  INSTRUCTOR: Tamira McGillivray DATE: Begins Saturday, July 21 for 5 weeks TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 AM PDT / 12:00 - 2:00 EDT  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 Read More
  • July 29: CS151A Dignity and Debility taught by Charles Obert (5-week intensive) +

    July 29: CS151A Dignity and Debility taught by Charles Obert (5-week intensive) Are 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 ObertDATE: Begins July 29, 2018 (5 Sundays) $265TIME:  From 9:00-11:00 pm PST  The traditional astrology tool of Read More
  • Aug 1: E305A Introduction to Mythology for Astrologers (Inga Thornell) +

    Aug 1: E305A Introduction to Mythology for Astrologers (Inga Thornell) The Greco-Roman gods are our foundation for understanding the Olympian gods and goddesses, the basis of our astrology.  COST: $265 INSTRUCTOR: Inga Thornell DATE: 5-week course begins August 1, 2018 TIME: 5:00-7:00 PM PDT / 8:00-10:00 PM EDT  Read More
  • Aug 5: W100A Fundamentals: The Bridge Course (5 weeks $190) +

    Aug 5: W100A Fundamentals: The Bridge Course (5 weeks $190) This 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 NewbergDATE: Begins August 5, 2018 TIME: 9:00-11:00 AM PDT / 12:00-2:00 PM EDT Students will ground Read More
  • Aug 15: E522A Finding the Whole - Systems Thinking in Astrology (Enid Newberg) +

    Aug 15: 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 STARTS August 15, 2018 TIME: 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.