Shortly before our academic program ended in 2012, Kepler took the core of the astrological program and re-visioned it into a program where students could earn individual certificates as they explored different subject areas in depth. But we also wanted to provide a full program that covered a broader range of astrological studies. The diploma program requires 12 courses plus 2 chart calculation labs. The program is not easy and takes at least 3 years of study. Maki took on that challenge. Along the way she earned a certificate in the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology, Moving the Chart in Time and The Astrology of Relationship. She had to work twice as hard as most of our students as English is her second language. Her teachers all agree that she is well deserving of the honor of being our first Diploma Graduate!

by Maki.S from Taipei

I've been learning astrology and reading horoscopes for clients for few years before I entered into Kepler College. But the main reason that drove me to study at Kepler was because I couldn’t feel satisfied with my knowledge, skill and performance in counseling with clients. I felt conflict often about what the proper attitude and behavior I should hold as a practicing astrologer. I questioned myself often about “did I really help my clients to understand their real problem and potential, or did I just led them to have blind faith in Astrology?”,” How are western astrologers doing their work?”…etc. For these questions, I decided to study at Kepler from beginning, and now I can say my decision has been ever so correct!

Primary Instructor: Karen McCauley
WR202 and WR203 may be taken in any order. 

Astrology can provide a great deal of insight into the basic dynamics of love and marriage. This course will cover techniques, including comparisons and composites. Psychological principles, psychological issues and ethical concerns and considerations will also be examined. The primary goal is to promote better understanding, application and usage of basic consultation and communication skills with regard to questions about relationships.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

1. identify primary categories of human relationships.

2. locate relationships in specific houses of a cosmological chart .

3. identify at least two issues involved in validating cosmological information.

4. identify personal filters or critical thinking obstacles which could interfere with clear understanding and interpretation of astrological data.

5. locate and evaluate the astrological representations of individual attitudes towards love, sex and life responsibilities, attraction to others, potential for making commitments and for enduring relationships.

6. identify, compare and contrast the various methods of chart comparison.

7. identify, compare and contrast the various methods of using composite charts.

8. identify special charts used in relationship analysis such as first meeting chart, marriage election chart, draconic natal and composite, heliocentric and sidereal natal

 

Primary Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Guests have included Claudia Dikinis, Bob Glasscock and Donna Van Toen.

Required for the diploma

In this course, students will be introduced not only to considerations involved in astrological counseling as a profession, and to the process of working on relationship issues with clients, including finding relationships in the chart, organizing a session, methods of delivering content, ethical issues and referral strategies.

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 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 understanding of approaches to ethical dilemmas inherent in counseling.

 

Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.
Either W112 or W113 may be taken to complete the certificate for Moving the Chart in Time. In addition, W112 may be taken as an elective for the certificate diploma; Pre-requisite: W110 (and preferably W111) or Challenge

In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine houses and the timing of events. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill with techniques that move the chart in time in order to identify the most likely birth time.

The astrologer and client determine when rectification of the birth time is needed and what is to be accomplished by the search. For an accurate birth time, the dates of major life turning points should confirm the alignment of natal chart patterns to life events. If they do not, the client should provide information of specific life turning points and time range information from family sources.

In this course, students learn to select appropriate modern western techniques for adjusting the birth time to bring relevant natal chart patterns into alignment with appropriate astrological indicators to coincide with the known life events. Study for part III includes:

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