Kepler Certificate Program

Take courses at your own pace and pay as you go. For courses that lead to a certificate acknowledging your hard work, we will keep track of your progress. The time for the live sessions may be adjusted based on where members of the class are living. Most live sessions are held on the weekends or evenings.

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Certificate: Movement and Forecasting

This certificate includes courses covering various methods of moving the chart in time, including techniques such as transits, progressions, solar arc directions, solar returns, planetary returns, profections, elections, rectification and more.

W110 and W111 are required for this certificate (20 weeks). Students can choose to take W112 and/or W113 (practicums focused on application) to fulfill the requirement of 30 weeks (the standard certificate) or 40 weeks (the extended certificate) of instruction.

Instructors: 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. 

Students begin by learning to use the earliest interpretive tool, eclipses, then move on to outer planet transits, solar arc directions, secondary, tertiary and minor progressions, and inner planet transit stations to interpret activation of the natal chart, past, present or future.

In this course, actual and symbolic planetary movement techniques are introduced according to the length of time they activate the natal chart – longest to shortest – from phases, to specific years, half-years, months, weeks, and days. The 1-degree orb of applying and separating aspects activate the natal chart to determine how long the natal planet, degree area, or sensitive point is in focus. 

In W111A, East meets West and Traditional meets Modern with an introduction to many of the movement traditions currently used in astrology.

Instructor: Carol Tebbs

In this 5-week intensive, students will move beyond the basics covered in W110 (transits, directions, and progressions), W111A introduces the solar return, midpoints, and the 90-degree dial to unfold the promise of the natal chart, as well as using movement in a larger context in electing a good time for an event and seeing the world with mundane predictive techniques like the Aries ingress and the synodic cycles of outer planets. 

Learn how to prioritize events to better evaluate the expression of transits, secondary progressions, and eclipses.

Instructor: Linea Van Horn
Prerequisite: This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students. Some knowledge of transits and progressions is beneficial.

In this 5-week intensive class, the student will develop a list of well-timed events of their lives. This will include not just chronological occurrences but longer, more subtle themes, too. Then, using the natal chart, the student will view this life story through the lens of astrological transits, secondary progressions, and eclipses. Personalized lists will be provided for each student, as well as other useful tools.

Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.

Without accurate birth time, an astrologer’s forecast for the client could be off by a year, or more, which is not professionally acceptable. This 5-week course focuses on time range searches from a few minutes to six hours and meets the PAA/NCGR rectification requirement for their Level IV professional certification.

Even with a birth certificate, all birth times should be tested because of the wide disparity of recording around the world. Testing ensures that the ANGLES of the chart are confirmed by movement techniques that show the activation of the natal chart at dates of major life events. If they don't, the astrologer and client can determine if rectification of the birth time is needed and what is to be accomplished by the search. To rectify the chart, the client often needs to be asked for additional information about specific life turning points based on his or her memory, records, family, and/or friends. 

Technology advances have created a global community for the 21st century, but there remains extreme disparity worldwide in the recording of birth times. Without birth time, we do not have houses for the planets or appropriate sign descriptors for the chart angles.

Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.
Intensive 5-week course

Most countries have not, and still do not, record birth time, making the 24-hour search for the correct chart ANGLES a necessity. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill of techniques that move the chart in time to work. This allows you to identify and test the most likely birth time. Even if you have no idea of the time of day a person was born, you can still use the dates of major life turning points to attempt to confirm the alignment of natal chart patterns to life events. If they do not, the client should provide additional information about specific life turning points and time range information from family sources. 

Instructors: Kenneth Miller and Tamira McGillivray
5-week course
Prerequisite: W110 or solid knowledge of movement techniques

Refine your skills and gain confidence in your ability to make predictions.  Each week, students will have guided practice in chart interpretation and synthesis to understand unfolding chart themes and life events in order to increase their ability to identify future significant times in a native’s life.

Students will use techniques such as transits, progressions, directions, returns, eclipses, moon phases, relocation, lifetime declinations, sign changes, and other techniques learned in W110 and W111A.

 

For their final assignment, students will provide a cold-reading for a volunteer client.

Required texts can be found under the section for Moving the Chart in Time in https://keplercollege.org/index.php/required-books-for-courses
This course is required for students who want to complete the diploma program.

Students will practice

  • Responding to the most common client questions and issues, including:
    • Relationship status
    • Career situation
    • Financial concerns
    • Health issues
    • Family concerns

Instructors

McGillivray Tamira

Tamira McGillivray holds a BA in East-West Traditions & Astrology (2007) through Kepler College. is NCGR Level III Certified, the Past President of the San Diego chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR), and is a certified Astro*Carto*grapher with Continuum. She is currently not only an instructor at Kepler but is also the Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees and Admin Team. She is currently a Masters Candidate at the University of Wales, Cultural Astronomy & Astrology.

Tamira has a Professional Astrological Practice dedicated to connecting ancient wisdom to the modern world through speaking engagements, workshops, one-on-one consultations.

As a Meditation teacher, Usui / Karuna® Reiki and Holy Fire® Master (1996-2019), she studied with Dolores Cannon as a PLR/Quantum Healing (QHHT) Practitioner Level II and RYT Yoga Teacher (Through Roots & Wings Yoga Studio Vista California), Tamira is dedicated to using a variety of methods and energy techniques to meet her client's individual needs, her website is navigatingthestars.ca. Tamira has a regular meditation group practice called Inner Circle Reiki and also teaches local Astrology and Reiki Classes.

Tamira teaches in the following courses: 

Miller KennethInstructor Kenneth Miller, BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder; MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College; Kenneth D. Miller has an MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: History and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. He is currently serving as President of Kepler College and is on the board of ISAR. Awarded Jyotish Medha Shree from ICAS, Jyotish Kovid from CVA, and Levels I & II Certification from ACVA. Based in San Diego, he maintains a practice as a consulting astrologer. He is the author of Mars: Passion or Strife-The Confounding Influence of Culture on Astrology, and the forthcoming new translation/commentary of On the Bright Fixed Stars by Anon of 379 (with Andrea Gehrz).

After years of having his newspaper horoscope read to him by his mom, Kenneth D. Miller made the shocking discovery that all the planets were involved in astrological judgments. At age 13 he taught himself how to cast a chart by hand. This began a lifelong interest in astrology and astrological traditions. He remained an amateur western astrologer studying with various teachers until the mid-1990s, when he was exposed to Indian (Vedic) astrology, and after a few years decided to make a mid-life career switch to become a professional astrologer.

In addition to Indian astrology, Kenneth has studied Modern western astrology with Helena Elizabeth Ruhnau, Hellenistic astrology with Demetra George and Robert Schmidt, Medieval astrology with Robert Zoller, and Renaissance astrology with Lee Lehman. He is one of the few professional astrologers with a working knowledge of all of these traditions. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kenneth teaches in the following courses: