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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  • 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
  • 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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  • W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement Tools +

    W111 Fundamentals VI: Additional Movement Tools Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the fundamentals of natal interpretation and synthesis as well as the W110 movement methods. 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.
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  • 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
  • WL220 The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy +

    WL220 The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy Instructors: Karen McCauley & Madalyn Hillis-DineenDiploma program electivePrerequisites: basic knowledge of astrological symbolism 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 Read More
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5-week courses 

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

  • Jan 14: L201B Sacred Paths Through the Written Word: Eastern ($265) +

    Jan 14: L201B Sacred Paths Through the Written Word: Eastern ($265) The sacred works from the East include views on astrology and acceptance of a relationship between the cosmos and life on earth.  STARTING DATE: January 14, 2019 (5 weeks)  (students will be put into the course site prior to the first live meeting)FIRST ONLINE SESSION: January 19, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm PSTINSTRUCTORS: Carol A. Tebbs, MA, CAP, Instructor, TA, Batya Read More
  • Jan 20: CS151A Dignity and Debility taught by Charles Obert (5-weeks) +

    Jan 20: CS151A Dignity and Debility taught by Charles Obert (5-weeks) 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 January 20, 2019 (5 Sundays) $265TIME:  From 9:00-11:00 am Pacific Time / 12:00-2:00 am Eastern Time Read More
  • Jan 21: WR203A Attraction and Repulsion ($265) +

    Jan 21: WR203A Attraction and Repulsion ($265) Before 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 24TIME: 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 Read More
  • Feb 9: W100A Fundamentals: The Bridge Course (5 weeks $190) +

    Feb 9: 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 CHANGE: Begins Feb 9, 2019TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM PDT / 6:00-800 PM EDT Students will ground Read More
  • Feb 14: WR202A Working with Parents and Children (Cornelia Hansen) +

    Feb 14: 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 Thursday Feb 14, 2019TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 pm PST This course is a new approach to looking at temperament using modern child development concepts.  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.