register blueCharacter, Karma and Calling: Astrologies of Soul - Psyche & Character. 
 Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg. 
 6 Weeks on Thursdays, beginning at 5:30 pm Pacific Time. 
Students can take E520A, E520B and E520C to apply toward a diploma elective. 

Explore the different dimensions of our experience of soul. Discover and how soul, psyche and astrological psychology are entwined. 

In this course, students will start their travel in the ancient world. Here we find soul described as our energetic presence in the world that manifests in our we live our life. Moving through the centuries, students will see how this concept is still present in modern times in our ideas about character, in psychology and in astrological interpretation.

The ancient world saw soul as body and mind, as breath and life force, as our basic nature that outlives the body, and as the self that reveals itself to others. Here are the beginning investigations of why we say someone is a "good soul" and how the cracks and breaks in soul express in "character flaws." These ideas also form the bedrock of what we consider "the Good Life” and how a soul can act in harmony with itself and the world. 

Throughout this course, students will grow their understanding of how astrological psychology incorporates these concepts and how this understanding can enliven and deepen astrological interpretation. Students will also play the astrological daemons (planetary guides) and how they can be applied to an individuals’ natal charts.

And since Eastern ideas have also been a strong influence in how we view the soul, we will also take a short excursion to the East to look at the development of the subtle body and subtle energy midway between body and soul. 

Weekly topics include:

  1. Origins and Development of Soul, West and East
  2. Tantra and Yoga: Eastern Dimensions of Body and Soul
  3. Soul and Body in the Ancient World
  4. Soul, the Virtuous Life, and Astrology
  5. Soul and Self in the Modern Era
  6. Applications to Astrology; Student Project

The required book is: 
Cousineau, Phil, Soul: An Archeology. (1994) Harper/San Francisco

This book has a large number of excerpts from works from ancient through modern times that all relate to different perspectives on soul. Many of these excerpts will be on the reading lists for all three of these short courses on soul (E520A, E520B, E520C).

The soul’s crises and cultivations are one of the reasons we work with astrology. And this concern for the soul has been part of astrology throughout its history. This three-part program is the most comprehensive treatment of soul and astrology offered anywhere. It traces the connections between our ideas about 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.

Instructor: Elena Lumen. 

Traditional horary astrology is one of the most potent and precise forms of divination, it allows us to find answers by aligning or understanding the Universal planetary cycles. In this course, students will examine the foundational principles of horary that can be used by modern or traditional astrologers in their practice. Throughout the class, students will be expected to create and interpret horary charts. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to traditional horary astrology, brief history and philosophy underlying the art, and considerations against judgment
  • Planetary archetypes
  • The Moon in horary astrololgy
  • Career charts
  • Relationship charts
  • Finding items with horary
  • Pregnancy and health issues
  • Financial matters

Instructors: Georgia Stathis and Bruce Scofield

When should I get married?
What is the best time to buy a car?
What is a good time to incorporate my business?

In electional astrology, the astrologer selects the most appropriate time for a particular activity. This can be challenging because you need to know not only the planet but the house that best reflects the event.

In this course students will consider electional astrology from a broad spectrum perspective. Methodologies considered will include classical, modern and Uranian procedures. Students will be required to demonstrate capabilities of electing times in several systems.

This course can be used as a diploma program elective.


Instructors: Faye Cossar and Judith Holloway. 

What can I be good at? What should I do? What is my calling?

Whether we are 5 or 50, we can be faced with the question of “what do I want to do when I grow up?” We usually have a better sense of what we don’t want than where we might fit. But using the techniques of vocational astrology, you can gain insight into your unique areas of opportunity.

About a third of our lives are spent working. What most of us want is not just a job, but something that can utilize our talents and bring us satisfaction. The seeds of our personality, proclivities, likes and dislikes can be found in the natal chart. Using vocational analysis, you can discover whether being your own boss is a good option, what types of work are most satisfying, and what issues you may encounter in your work environment.

When it comes to choosing a career, knowing your strengths as well as weaknesses gives you a leg up in today’s competitive environment. Please join Faye Cossar and Judith Holloway this fall for a 10-week in-depth course that shows you how vocational astrology can help you and your clients discover your passion.

You’ll learn to use the horoscope to:

  • Build a C.V., biography and career profile
  • Spot profession, life mission and motivations
  • Identify talents, personal styles, image, goals, norms and values
  • Address the ideal working environment and colleagues/bosses

The instructors for this course will be Faye Cossar, one of the first MA graduates in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004, from Bath Spa University College. This course is now run at the University of Wales, Lampeter, lead by Nicholas Campion. Faye started studying astrology in the early 1970's in New Zealand where she was born. While in London from 1984-1986 she began her studies with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, a well-known and highly respected organization which has offered education in astrology for over 50 years. Faye now has her astrology, coaching and therapy practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the author of one of the text books for the course “Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile”, a book based on career counselors methods.

Faye will run this course jointly with Judith A. Holloway, an MA graduate from Kepler College In Eastern and Western Traditions: ‘The History and Transmission of Astrology’.  Judith has assisted in teaching several of the core courses in the current Kepler College certificate program.  She is currently researching how Meyers-Briggs and Ebertin’s cosmobiological types might be used as predictors for identifying vocational aptitudes.  Judith began her studies in astrology in the early 1980s by joining NCGR and attending workshops in the San Francisco area.  She attended tutorials with Stephanie Austin MA, a graduate of John F. Kennedy University, in the 1990s, prior to beginning her formal coursework at Kepler College in 2007.

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