5 week course, begins September 27, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm PT

Instructors: Enid Newberg and Joseph Crane

What can we tell from an astrological chart about the soul and potential past lives?  It's a really good question, and astrologers have been finding answers since ancient Greece.  This course looks at the intersection of ideas about the soul and astrological interpretation from ancient to modern.  Each week, students will have a chance to work with a different technique, applying it to their own charts and the charts of others. 

This incarnation of the Recurring and Evolving Soul emphasizes astrological techniques along with a deeper understanding of karma.  Topics covered: 

1.  Planets are divine (or at least they are people)! 

  • The Western tradition: karma and metempsychosis
  • Meeting the characters
  • The ascent and descent of the soul
  • Talking to your planets

2.  Daemons are Forever

  • Find your soul's guardian spirit - Techniques from our astrological ancestors
  • How to use the astrological chart to help a planet in need

3.  Karma and astrology from the Indian perspective 

  • Indian astrology's approach to the lunar nodes
  • Using the entire chart to talk of soul, incarnation, and reincarnation.

4.  The rebirth of reincarnation and astrology in the 1800s 

  • The soul's ghostly rise - Spiritualism
  • Theosophy's multiple children consider reincarnation and the astrological chart:
  • The Wheel of the Zodiac and the Seven Rays

5.  The Evolution of Evolutionary Astrology

  • Birth and rebirth in modern times
  • Pluto and the Nodes 
  • Reclaiming the Past

Students' final project will be a chart analysis using one of the reincarnation techniques presented in class. 

This course presents an overview of reincarnation's role in astrological practice and is students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in both the live sessions and in online discussion forums.  Basic knowledge of astrology is required, for we’ll look at different astrological techniques that have been used to tease out information about the soul's incarnations.

Anyone is welcome to join this course.

This course has two parts: (1) an online course site with supplemental material and online discussion forums and (2) a weekly live interactive online conference.  The live portion of the course is recorded and available to enrolled students.

This course is part of a three-part series on the Astrologies of Soul.  It is the most comprehensive treatment of soul and astrology offered anywhere.

The series traces the connections between our ideas about the soul in philosophy, religion, and astrology, through Western and Eastern history and practice.  It will introduce you to a range of perspectives and applications that can aid in living a good life and help sustain the spirit through life's transitions.

Prerequisites: A solid knowledge of astrological symbols; a desire to explore different ideas about the soul; an interest in exploring the links between history, philosophy, religion, and astrology


Crane Joseph 2016 100pxJoseph Crane, M.A. is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author. He has conducted beginning astrology courses, training programs on astrological interpretation, and on counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007. He also works 1:1 with those who wish to include astrology in their counseling work. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.

Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2012). He publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that currently profiles historical and contemporary public figures. Newsletters and other information can be found at The Astrology Institute. Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island. You can find out more at his website: https://www.astrologyinstitute.com/

Joseph teaches in the following courses: 

Enid Newberg

Enid Newberg, MA Whole Systems Design. Enid has been a librarian, astrologer, childbirth educator, paralegal, IT and web developer and trainer, entrepreneur, administrator, and teacher.

In 1993, Enid became involved in the dream of creating an academic college where astrology would be openly taught and joined the board of Kepler College. She was president of the College as it opened from 2000-2001 and again from 2007-2019. In 2013, her interest in preserving and expanding an understanding of our astrological heritage led her to help establish the Alexandria iBase Project.

Enid particularly enjoys introducing students to the dynamic aliveness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by astrology's history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic, spirituality, and culture. She loves teach and use astrology to help clients find creative insights.

Enid is an instructor in:




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