Upcoming Courses

Here you will find a list of courses for the next term of the Kepler Certificate Program as well as courses over several weeks that include an online course site.

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5 week course, begins Saturday, October 1, 2022

8 AM - 10 AM PT

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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. 

Common problems with recorded birth time accuracy are:

  1. Times rounded to the quarter-hour,
  2. Times recorded in standard time by statute, when daylight time was in effect,
  3. Clock and watch variances, and
  4. Birth time is not a priority for the medical staff.

By the end of this course, students will be able to apply various chart movement techniques to align appropriate chart patterns and astrological significators to actual life events, from a few minutes of known birth time to a 6-hour search. They will learn the important areas of practice and controversy in rectification; demonstrate knowledge of timing techniques; evaluate activated natal chart angles at important events, and derive a time that can consistently be repeated and aligned with major events.

Weekly Topics Include:

  • Problematic Issues: Assessing the Need for Birth Time Rectification
  • How to Assess the Natal Chart Dynamics to Set the Stage for Rectification
  • If the Birth Time Doesn’t Match Events, Why Does It Matter? Looking at first-tier techniques.
  • Arcing Planets to Angles Can Confirm Birth Time
  • Putting Rectification Theory into Practice

This course does require a good knowledge of transits, progressions, directions and other methods of moving the chart in time. 

Advanced astrology software that can search various movement methods is highly recommended, such as: Solar Fire 9, Sirius 3.0, Time Passages, and others. Jigsaw (a research program) is not required.

Primary Instructor

Carol TebbsCarol A. Tebbs, MA. Carol Tebbs attended Whittier College earning both BA and MA degrees in English, and shortly after, an MEd in Education. She was President of Kepler College from 2003-2006. Her 38 years of teaching Advanced Placement English to students receiving university credits is combined with her extensive Leadership Team experience in a large urban school district. As three-time Accreditation Team Leader, Technology Grant Author, District Writing Program Coordinator, and District Mentor Teacher charged with training new teachers, Ms. Tebbs' experience and knowledge of the many facets of higher education complement her recent work with the College Board as a "writing assessment reader" and AP teacher trainer.

Recognized as 1999 Wal-Mart "Teacher of the Year", and 2000 District Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tebbs is annually noted in Who's Who in Education and Who's Who in the World. Ms. Tebbs recently published The Complete Book of Chart Rectification. Ms. Tebbs is also well recognized in the astrological community for over 30 years of community service as: 3 terms ISAR President and 22 years on the Board; UAC Co-founder, Board member, Board Chair and UAC '95 Coordinator. Her books include Beyond Basics: Moving the Chart in Time and Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer.

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5 week course, begins October 8, 2022

10 AM - 12 PM PT

Instructors: Alexandra Karacostas and Arlan Wise
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Professional Development Certificate

No pre-requisites


Astrologers translate the symbolic language of astrology into plain English. This writing course will focus on writing and editing. You will learn how to improve your writing skills so that your communication is clear and precise.
 
October 8 – Lesson 1. We discuss our goals for the next five weeks. There are writing exercises which teach you to be original and specific. Arlan and Alexandra share readings from some of the masters of the craft. We then practice writing using these concepts. There will be homework that needs to be ready before our next meeting.
October 15 – Lesson 2. This week you deepen your writing skills. We will discuss how to go from a first draft to a finished product, how to prepare articles for publication in an astrological journal or any other magazine. ß
October 22 – Lesson 3. Julian Wise will co-teach this class. Julian is the style editor of OPA’s book The Professional Astrologer and the owner of an independent publishing company. Julian will speak about editing, writing, and how to prepare a manuscript for publication. Julian will also talk about self-publishing – the pros and cons. He will join Arlan and Alexandra to edit some of your written homework pieces.
October 29 – Lesson 4. Today we look at charts of some well-known writers. We will look at the charts of class members with an eye on Mercury and the third house. We will review and edit more articles of those who wish to share their work and offer constructive insights and comments.
November 5 – Lesson 5. In this final class we discuss your ideas for new writing endeavors, review earlier writing so you can see your accomplishments over the last five weeks. You may read to the group anything you have written over our time together. We will help you to set goals and create a timeline for your writing projects.
 

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10 week course, begins September 18th, 2022

10:30 - 12:30 PT

Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Omari Martin

Watch this short video interview with Carol to dive into an overview of the course!

This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis

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Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis and Robert Glasscock

10-week course, begins September 17, 2022

9 AM - 11 AM PT

Required course for the Diploma in Professional Astrology. 

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As this is a 200-level course, it assumes that the students come equipped with a firm understanding of natal and predictive astrology and chart delineation practice.

Astrological counseling as a profession has some unique features. In this course, students will be introduced to considerations involved in astrological counseling as a profession

Throughout this course students will work on communication issues with clients, including organizing a session, delivering content, dealing with ethical issues and developing referral strategies.

Students will develop skills known to contribute to effective counseling. They will learn to differentiate astrological counseling from other healing and helping modalities. By the end, students will also demonstrate an understanding of solutions to ethical dilemmas inherent in counseling, including boundary issues common to astrological sessions.

Required texts can be found under the Astrological  Counseling section of https://keplercollege.org/index.php/required-books-for-courses

Course Objectives:

Through completing designated readings and assignments, actively participating in discussion forums, internet conferences, and written assignments, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate astrological counseling from other healing and helping modalities.
  • Understand the importance of and be able to identify specific listening, focusing and communication skills integral to successful counseling interactions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop specific parameters for counseling sessions.
  • Locate relationship needs and potential in the natal chart.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the major ideas and practices which led to the development of modern astrological counseling as a field of practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to ethical dilemmas inherent in counseling.Instructors

mccauleyKaren McCauley has an M.A. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and spent four years studying clinical psychology at California Graduate Institute. She was the Editor of ASPECTS Magazine, an astrology journal, from 1987-94. A long-time associate and friend of Joan McEvers and Marion March, she taught for Aquarius Workshops from 1976-1999 and has lectured for AW, OAA, NCGR and UAC. She has served on the AW Board, the AFAN Steering Committee and as Oregon Astrological Association Treasurer and President. Karen currently serves as Kepler’s Director of Student Services and the Director of the Certificate Program.

In addition to her expertise in psychological astrology, Karen McCauley has been active in astro*carto*graphy for many years. Since 1993, she has been the administrator for Continuum (dedicated to educating others about astro*carto*graphy and certifying practitioners), where she designs and administers the international Astro*Carto*Graphy certification exam.. She also maintains the certification test.

Karen teaches in the following courses: 

Thornell Inga 200pxInga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East-West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program. 

She has returned to Kepler College as an instructor. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice. Her interests include astrology, mythology, and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients to better understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at will. Please see www.dunthor.com for information.

Inga teaches: 

 

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10 week class begins September 18, 2022

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

Instructors: Judith Hill, Marcos Pratchett, and William Morris

Prerequisite: Knowledge of core astrological symbols (planets, signs, houses, aspects)

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This course is designed to be a historically inclusive, in-depth, and practical introduction to medical astrology. By the end of the course, students will have an overview of the development of medical astrology and its potential applications, as well as the legal, ethical, and philosophical principles informing its use. 

Students will be equipped with the techniques to hold a medical astrological evaluation (within the bounds of their own medical knowledge, legal permissions, and personal competence). These procedures will include the medical assessment of birth charts, consultation charts and decumbitures, transits, profections, and solar returns for the purposes of understanding medical concerns from astrological perspectives. The course covers traditional concepts of Temperament from both Elemental and Humoral frameworks and will enable students to utilize astrology to help clients dealing with medical issues in practical and responsible ways.

Instructors:
 
hill judith 2019 100x100Judith Hill
Judith is an award-winning author of thirteen books including the classics: Medical Astrology, A Guide to Planetary Pathology; The Astrological Body Types, and Vocational Astrology (winner of the 1999 American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. “Best Book Award”. She produces The Renaissance Medicine Conference and created the course Medical Astrology 101. In 2020, she founded The Academy for Astrological Medicine. Hill was possibly the first to introduce Western Medical Astrology to Szechuan, China. She is a Chartered Herbalist with Dominion Herbal College. Hill documented the natal and transit health influences of the Lunar Nodes; and the medical impact of eclipses by sign and conjunct natal planets. She created the first polarity based nodal eclipse calendar. She has recently published Medical Astrology for Health Practitioners; and Medical Astrology in Action.
 
Judith is a teacher at The Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism. An internationally recognized researcher, Hill internationally published significant statistical research on astro-genetics and astro-seismology and has served as the Educational Director for the San Francisco NCGR; and as the private assistant to the great physicist Arthur Young at the Institute of the Study of Consciousness. Hill successfully matched 5 biographies to 5 natal charts in an NCGR sponsored skeptic’s challenge in 1989. She is one of the longest practicing, full-time astrological consultants in the world. Website: https://JudithHillAstrology.com
 
Patchett Marcos 100pxMarcos Patchett, BSc (Hons.) Herbal Medicine, MAMH MNIMH. 
Marcos is a medical herbalist and medical and horary astrologer. He is particularly interested in the practical application of astrology, which he uses primarily as an adjunct in the treatment of private herbal medicine clients. He graduated from Middlesex University’s Herbal Medicine BSc course with first degree honors and the Elsevier science prize for plant pharmacology in 2005. He gained the London School of Astrology’s Certificate in 2006, since when he has developed his knowledge of traditional astrology through reading, home study, and experience in practice.
 

Marcos worked as a medical herbalist in King’s Cross for several years (2005-2007 and 2012-2013) specializing in complementary care for people living with HIV, and practiced from Neal’s Yard remedies’ Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden for nine years (2007-2016). He was the principal clinical supervisor for Middlesex University’s Western Herbal Medicine BSc & MSc courses (2013-2018). He is currently an affiliated tutor for Kepler College (USA), the Qualified Horary Practitioner school (UK), and a faculty member of the Academy of Astrology (Asia & UK). Marcos’ first book, The Secret Life of Chocolate (thesecretlifeofchocolate.com), a comprehensive thirteen-year project on the ancient history, usage, pharmacology, and metaphysics of Cacao/chocolate, was released in March 2020. He is the author of The Secret Life of Chocolate: For those in the US: https://bit.ly/3dVRX1d; For rest of world: https://www.aeonbooks.co.uk
Website: https://nocturnalherbalist.com/

Morris Will 2019 400pxWilliam MorrisDr. William Morris, PhD, DAOM
Will Morris has 40 years of clinical experience with more than 40,000 patient visits using astrology as a tool to inform decisions about therapeutic interventions such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, sound healing, and acupuncture. He has six books in publication, two of which focus on astrological considerations. They are Cycles in Medical Astrology and Transformation: Treating Trauma with Acupuncture and Herbs. The latter focuses on the treatment of birth trauma in the four stages of gestation, contraction, thrusting, and exit as correlated with Neptune, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus.

He is on faculty at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and The Berkeley School of Herbal Studies, and the Kootenay Sound Healing Center. He is the principle of Medastro School of Medical Astrology, teaching astrology for herbal medicine and sound healing. You can find out more at:

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10 week course, begins September 18, 2022

10:30 AM - 12:30 AM PT

Instructors: Donna Young, Vanessa Lundborgregister

Required texts can be found under the Fundamentals Series section for required materials

 

Students in this course will not only build a solid understanding of the basics of astrology but learn how to immediately apply what they learn to chart interpretation, even if there is no birth time. 

This course covers: 

  • An introduction to the astronomical underpinnings of the astrological chart
  • Exploration of the interplay between astronomy and the astrological meanings of the planets; comparing meanings from Hellenistic to modern; and an introduction to the mythology and archetypal meaning of the planets.
  • Introduction to natal retrograde planets and meaning.
  • Understanding the big picture by working with Elements, Modes and Polarities; the hemispheres and quadrants, and Marc Edmund Jones modern chart patterns.
  • Examining the construction of meaning within the astrological signs.
  • Introduction to the astrological houses and how they are created; the meanings of the Houses and their changes over time; how to use the houses to enhance an interpretation.
  • Introduction to the Major Aspects.
  • Introduction to basic Dignities, Debilities, and Dispositor trees to help hone chart interpretation.
  • Layering all this together to create your own interpretation without any outside resource

By the end, students will have a solid understanding of the planets and how the signs and houses modify their meaning. They will learn to evaluate what planets are highlighted in the chart based on their placement by sign and house, basic dignities and their interaction through aspects and dispositors. They will be able to synthesize this information into a basic coherent and meaningful interpretation without relying on outside resources.

Instructors:

Young donna 2019 200pxDonna Young is a professional astrologer based in central Alberta. Immersed in the astrology community at all levels, she lectures locally and internationally and helps to organize a conference in Alberta on an annual basis. Her favourite thing is getting people excited about astrology, and holds hope that it will one day be understood and accepted broadly enough that it returns to its roots as an essential part of education. 

Donna practices a fusion of traditional and modern techniques and has a degree from Kepler College where she is a current faculty member and Director of Operations. Donna served as an OPA board member, is a peer group leader, a contributing author to The Professional Astrologer, and is OPA’s western Canadian Satellite Representative. As a Cree Metis, she is fascinated by indigenous star culture, and gardens using the cycles of the moon as her guide.

Certified as a peer group leader by the Organization for Professional Astrology, she serves on their board as Director of Publications and Canadian representative. She is a graduate of the Kepler College degree program and currently serves as Director of Operations. 

Donna teaches in the following course:

 

Lundborg vanessa 2022Vanessa Lundborg is a professional astrologer, Resonance Repatterning practitioner and certified consulting hypnotist with a focus on past life exploration and the soul’s evolutionary journey. She is a recipient of Kepler’s Professional Diploma in Astrology and continues to be involved with the college as an instructor for W101 Fundamentals I.  

Her specialties include natal and relationship astrology, trauma resolution and working with the nervous system in tandem with the subconscious to increase positive life responses and joy.

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