Self-Study

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.

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.

registerChart calculation can seem pretty daunting. This course helps make it easier.

There is a trade-off in having the benefit of computers to calculate an astrological chart. Chart Calculation gives students a deeper understanding of how the chart relates to the movements of the earth and sky, which aids chart interpretation.

The first portion of this course covers the process of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The second portion of the course adds additional calculation techniques, including the lots, adjusted calculation date, progressions, directions and solar returns.

Fall term each year will have live sessions. For Winter, Spring and Summer it is organized for independent self-study and each student can request an hour of dedicated tutoring.

registerPredicting the future is an intuitive need in human nature. The ability of astrologers to make predictions is one of the main reasons why astrology has stood the test of time. The skilled make more accurate predictions, and it is this skill that can lead to higher wisdom.

Take any time! Self-study course (4 months to complete)

Predictive techniques like Secondary progressions, Solar Return Charts, Solar Arc progressions and especially Transits are widely used by modern astrologers. Some of the predictive techniques of classical astrology are often the source of our modern practice and can be successfully blended with modern methodologies.

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