FAQs

Kepler offers several options for anyone who is interested in astrology: If you don't have much time available, there are our Community Webinars and various online workshops. If you want more, our intensive courses meet online one to two hours per week and have a course website with additional resources, written discussions and assignments to ensure you understand the material. 

How do you sign up? Check out our upcoming events page and sign up directly from there or click the Enroll button to see what is available.

Our approach to astrological education is to expose our students to a variety of techniques and to explore their philosophical differences and effectiveness, so students can better evaluate the information and intelligently choose their own path.

Intensive Courses

You can sign up for individual intensive courses or take them in a guided sequence. Students who successfully complete an entire sequence have their work acknowledge through a Certificate (for a series of 2-3 courses) or a Diploma (for a series of 12 courses plus the two chart calculation labs). These in-depth courses are most often 10 weeks in length (although we have an increasing number of shorter courses only 5 weeks in length). Since these courses are in a series, we have starting points 4 times a year. The cost of each course includes access to additional library and student help resources.

In the guided program, the first course is W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and PracticeThis course breaks down the astrological symbols and then re-builds them to enable the student to interpret a chart based on their own knowledge instead of relying on a book. We have had people brand new to astrology and ones who have studied for 12 years take this course (we provide extra assistance to students who don't know astrology and additional challenges for those who do). 

In these intensive courses, students meet live online for 1 to 2 hours every week to work with each other and the instructor on the material for that week. In addition, students have required book(s), as well as a course website with additional written and/or audio-visual presentations.

Each week covers a particular topic area and students interact through an online written discussion forum focusing on the week's topics. The week may also have specific assignments as well as quizzes to help students find out if they are learning the material. Instructor feedback is a key component of these courses.

As noted, these are intensive courses, so students generally spend 8-10 hours per week working on the material. At the end of the course, students will receive a written evaluation and a pass/fail grade. The 10-week courses cost $530.  The 5-week courses cost $265.

If students take a series of courses around a specific topic area, their successful completion is acknowledged with a Certificate honoring their work (examples include The Fundamentals of Natal Astrology, Moving the Chart in Time, Counseling and Relationships). 

If students find they are fascinated by astrology and want both breadth and depth, they can take a series of 12 courses plus the two chart calculation labs. This series is designed to ensure the students learn how to successfully use different methods to interpret a chart, and gains an understanding of astrology's history, its links to astronomy, and its ethical and interpersonal challenges. Students who complete the Diploma receive a web badge and acknowledgment that honors their work and recognition by ISAR and NCGR (where they can by-pass the first three exams and go on to take NCGR Level IV).

Workshops 

Kepler College offers an assortment of online workshops that provide a great opportunity to pursue your interest in astrology and explores its many facets. Workshops can range from 2 hours to 2 hours per week for 12 weeks. The cost ranges from $25 to $295.

Students use GoToMeeting to connect with the instructor and fellow students. The instructor provides a lecture and students can interact and ask questions. In nearly all cases, students can later download their own copy of the recorded lecture. There is no homework or evaluations. 

Community Webinars

Nearly every month, Kepler offers 1 to 2 community webinars on a wide variety of astrological topics. We ask for donations to help defray our costs, but we would never turn someone away as these are our gift back to the community (we just hope we are as tasty as a specialty brewed beer!). Even if you cannot attend, sign up and you will receive an opportunity to download a copy of the recorded webinar.

Each spring for International Astrology Day (and for various other special occasions), we offer a several-hour marathon of interviews with practicing astrologers. These are a wonderful chance to hear astrologers talk about their own experiences, opinions, and considerations. Everyone is invited!

 

Kepler offers three different types of learning opportunities, each with a different focus. Our primary offerings are the for-credit courses that comprise the Certificate and Diploma Program. But we also offer free Community Webinars and paid Workshops, which are described below. The primary differences between these options are instructor assistance, feedback and evaluation. All our live sessions are recorded. Students and participants receive access to the recordings shortly after the session. 

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When you are ready to follow your path toward an excellent astrological education, simply sign up before the course or the workshop begins. The intensive courses follow a specific schedule and have a course website with many additional resources. Workshops are online lectures that are most often held on Saturdays. We also offer one or two donation-supported community webinars each month. Click here to see what is currently available.

Some intensive courses are offered as a group of 2 or 3 courses that focus on a particular topic area. You will receive a Certificate acknowledging your work when you successfully complete these courses. You can also take our guided program that adds both breadth and depth to your understanding of astrology. Click here to see our range of intensive courses.

Costs

Intensive Courses (expect to spend up to 8-12 hours per week working on the material and attending the live online session)
Unless noted, if you sign up for a course at least two weeks prior to the start of term or the start of the course, you will receive an early-bird discount of approximately 5%

  • $40.00 one time registration fee for new students
  • $585.00 10-week course 
  • $295.00 5- or 6-week course (2 of these shorter courses are considered the equivalent of one 10-week course)
  • $175.00 Chart Mechanics (no additional early-bird discount) Students have 2 live meetings with the instructor per term; most of the work is independent study
  • $550.00 10 weeks Independent study courses (no additional early-bird discount)
  • Cost of Completing a 3-course certificate: Taking one course per term, it takes 9 months to complete the entire certificate. One full course is $585, so the entire certificate of 3 courses would cost a maximum of $1,755.00.
  • Cost of Completing the Guided Sequence for a Diploma: The Professional Diploma requires 12 courses plus chart mechanics.  Taking one course per term (except when completing the math) it would take 3 years to complete the entire certificate, for a total maximum cost of $7,195. The diploma automatically lets students skip NCGR Level I, II, and III tests and go directly to Level IV. It is also recognized by ISAR.

      Costs cover:

  • A dedicated online course site with supplemental resources, additional readings, presentations, online discussion forums, assignments, and in many courses there are quizzes to help you test your own learning.
  • Access to the "student lounge" which provides additional useful resources including the student handbook, online ephemeris, free-form online discussions and access to live meeting software.
  • Recordings of the live sessions
  • Each term provides a 3-month subscription to the Marion D. March Electronic library which includes the Alexandria iBase Project catalog and links to additional valuable Internet resources.
  • A 3-month subscription to the Kepler Community Center, where students can create their own study or interest groups using Kepler's online course software and conferencing service (There is currently a Uranian Astrology study group. In the past students have organized a book club and a research group).

When you are enrolled, you will be able to communicate with fellow students in your course through the online discussion forums and via email. After you have completed your registration, we will send you any additional information regarding your class (such as any additional information on books or other materials) at least one week prior to the start of class.  

Workshops

  • Tuition for workshops: Workshops are lectures that range from 2 hours to 2 hours a week over several weeks and can cost between $25 and $295. The focus is on live meetings. Whether or not they can attend a particular session, students will receive a link to download a copy of the recorded lecture. 

Fees

Upon request, the 6 Fundamentals courses can each be taken over two terms. Payment must be received before starting the first term.

Students will be entered into their course at least one day prior to the start date of the course.

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Formal courses speed up your learning. Instead of picking things up piecemeal, a well-structured course helps you build your knowledge as logical pieces in a larger whole. This enables you to more easily fit in and learn new concepts and ideas even after the course is over.

Kepler also approaches astrology as a subject. What this means is that we believe that you cannot separate astrological techniques and approaches from the larger culture in which they are practiced. For example, if you want to do astrological counseling, then you should learn something about the fields of psychology, counseling practices and ethics along with astrological methods. This helps you anchor your knowledge within a context that makes it easier to understand and easier to use.