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enrollSpring Term starts the week of March 31, 2014

Unless noted, all the courses are 10-weeks in length and cost $530.

Every term includes both electives (some of which may only be offered once per year) and regularly scheduled Certificate courses. Live meetings will be recorded and students will receive a copy of the recording as part of their tuition.

Electives 

new-97pxE520C The Recurring and Evolving Soul (5-week workshop begins April 17).

Instructors: Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg. Course meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. This workshop is part of a series series on Character, Calling, and Karma. Students will explore the merging of Eastern concepts of karma and reincarnation into Western astrological practice, particularly from the mid-1800's through to Evolutionary Astrology. Each week combines concepts and techniques for exploring the soul's journey.

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V100 Mapping Your Destiny: Indian Astrology for the Western Astrologer. 

Instructor: Kenneth Miller. Imagine if there was a way to access the details of your life-script (your karma). You could gain understanding of your life purpose, know when to seize opportunity, and have the foreknowledge to remediate difficult circumstances. This is the tradition of Jyotish, the astrology of India. This courses gives you tools to apply the concepts and practices of Indian astrology, including how it can play a healing role in our lives, and how it can be an adjunct to your Western Astrological work.

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E300 Astrological Heritage. 

Instructor: Inga Thornell. Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West. 

CS100 Essential Dignities WorkshopInstructor: Lee Lehman. Cost: $75. How do you determine which planet most often wins in the tug of war in an opposition? What planet in your chart has the most leeway to misbehave? If you are interested in these types of questions or in learning classical techniques such as horary or medical astrology, then you need to understand the use of essential dignities. This course is independent study and has no live meetings. Students will have 4 months to complete their assignments.

Symmetrical Astrology  

E511 Symmetrical Astrology 2Instructor: Gary Christen. Symmetrical Astrology is a modern framework for astrology comprising the work of Arthur Blackwell, Alfred Witte, Rob Hand and Gary Christen. It affords astrology the possibility of a truely structured form with common rules, observations and methods in keeping with modern times.

 

Regular Certificate Courses

 

Fundmentals Certificate

This certificate series provides a solid grounding in the symbolism of Western natal astrology, how the symbolism has evolved over time, how to synthesize and apply that knowledge to delineate a natal chart, and an awareness of the ethical issues involved. By the end of this certificate, students will have gained an understanding of how different philosophies and techniques developed within the Western astrological tradition; will be knowledgeable about some of the controversies that surround different methods, and will have had constant practice in applying what they have learned to chart interpretation. Unless noted, weekly live meetings are generally 1-1/2 hours. Courses offered:

  • W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice.  Instructors: Tamira McGillivray and Donna Young. Tentative meeting schedule: Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific.
  • W102 Natal Chart Interpretation - Alternate Tools. Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqui Menkes. Tentative meeting schedule: Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Pacific.
  • W103 Building Delineation Skills . Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell and Judy Holloway. Tentative meeting time: Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
  • W104 Delination: A Practicum for Natal Interpretation. Instructors: Karen McCauley, Inga Thornell and Judy Holloway. Dedicated practice on methods of interpretating natal charts. Live meetings on Sundasy at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

Math Lab

  • M101 Chart Mechanics Level 1. Instructor: Christine Arens. $150 for non-students; $100 for students
    Covers the manual calculations needed to create a natal chart. Live sessions are on Mondays at 6:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific.
  • M102 Chart Mechanics Level 2 Instructor: Christine Arens. $150 for non-students; $100 for students. Covers manual calculation techniques for progressions, directions and more. Live sessions are on Sundays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific.

Moving the Chart in Time 

The Movement Certificate examines the development of modern Western methods used to understand the cycles experienced throughout an individual’s life. The objective of this certificate is for students to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques used by astrologers to understand cycles and change. Students will see how different techniques apply to questions related to psychological development, and the timing of critical events both in the past and as potential predictions for the future. As it is increasingly common for astrologers to have clients without settled birth times, students will also learn strategies and considerations for applying these techniques to chart rectification. Weekly live meetings are 1-1/2 hours.

  • W110 Moving the Chart in Time, Part 1.  Includes transits, progressions, directions and more. Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqui Menkes. Tentative meeting schedule Sundays at 8 a.m. Pacific
  • W111 Moving the Chart in Time, Part 2. Includes Solar and Planetary Returns, secondaries, movement to secondaries and more. Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Lana Kirtser. Tentative meeting schedule: Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Pacific 
  • W112 Moving the Chart in Time, Part 3: Rectification. Not all charts have accurate birth times. This course applies the various techniques from Moving the Chart 1 and 2 to help the astrologer determine the most probable time. Instructor: Carol Tebbs. 

The Astrology of Relationship

By the end of this certificate, students will how to locate various relationships in the natal chart, apply multiple chart comparison techniques and be able to evaluation different modern Western approaches to the interpretation of relationships. Throughout each course, students will also examine basic counseling issues and ethical considerations involved in reading other people’s charts. Weekly live meetings are 1-1/2 hours.

  • WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology Instructors: Karen McCauley and Inga Thornell. Meeting schedule: Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Pacific. 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.
  • WR203 Intimate Relationships. Instructor: Karen McCauley. Tentative Meeting schedule: Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Pacific. 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.

 

 

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    kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Course Catalog Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:21:58 +0000
    *Required Materials for Current Courses* http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/459-booklist http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/459-booklist *Required Materials for Current Courses*

    (prices last checked 9/15/13)

    W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice - Tamira McGillivray & Donna Young & Enid Newberg
    Burk, Kevin. 2001. Astrology. Understanding the Birth Chart. Llewellyn Books: St. Paul, MN. ($3.00 - $14.96 Amazon)

    W102 Alternate Tools for Interpretation - Carol Tebbs & Jacqui Menkes
    Burk, Kevin, Understanding the Birth Chart (same as in W101)
    March, Marion, McEvers, Joan, The Only Way To Learn Astrology: Math & Interpretation Techniques, Vol II, 3rd edition, ACS, San Diego, CA, 2009, ($10 from Kepler office, 425-673-4292)
    George, Demetra, and Bloch, Douglas, Asteroid Goddesses, Ibis Press, Florida, 2003, 344 pps. ($7.63 - $15.17 Amazon)

    W103 Building Delineation Skills - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
    Cunningham, Donna. 2007. Astrological Analysis: Selected Topics in Chart Interpretation. Moon Maven Publications: Portland, OR. (ebook available at www.moonmavenpublications.com for $15)
    George, Demetra. 2008. Astrology and the Authentic Self. IBIS PRESS, Lake Worth, FL (Amazon $11.36-$17.54)
    March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1982.The Only Way to Learn Astrology. Volume 3: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office 425-673-4292)

    WR104 Practicum on Natal Interpretation – Karen McCauley with Judith Holloway, Inga Thornell
    Geisler, Pat. 2013. The Plain Vanilla Astrologer. Epping, NH: ACS Publications.($19.95 from acspublications.com)
    Geisler, Pat. 2013. Chocolate Sauce. Epping, NH: ACS Publications.($12 from acspublications.com)

    W110 Transits, Progressions and Directions - Carol Tebbs & Jacqui Menkes
    Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used)
    Hand, Robert, 1976. Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living, Para Research, Inc., MA, (paperback edition, $1.10-$15.9 Amazon)
    March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1990. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: The Only Way To Learn About Tomorrow. Volume 4: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office, 425-673-4292 )

    W111 Solar and Planetary Returns - Carol Tebbs & Judith Holloway
    Brady, Bernadette, 1992. Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark, Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, ($9-$30 Amazon used, same as in W110)
    Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. ($13.16-$20.79 Amazon)
    George, Demetra, and Bloch, Douglas. 2003. Asteroid Goddesses, Ibis Press, Florida, ($7.63 - $15.17 Amazon, same as in W102)
    March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. 1990. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: The Only Way To Learn About Tomorrow. Volume 4: Horoscope Analysis. ACS: San Diego, CA. ($10 through Kepler office, 425-673-4292 , same as in W110)
    Merriman, Raymond, 1998. The New Solar Return Book of Prediction, Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI ($15.15 Amazon new)

    W112 Chart Synthesis and Rectification - Carol Tebbs & Lana Kirtser
    Dobyns, Zipporah Pottenger. 1975, 2011. Progressions Directions and Rectification, AFA, Tempe, AZ. ($14.95 from AFA, astrologers.com)
    Tebbs, Carol, 2008. The Complete Book of Chart Rectification, Llewellyn Publishing, MN. ($16.62 - $29.81 Amazon)
    WR201 Introduction to Astrological Counseling - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
    Cunningham, Donna. Counseling Principles for Astrologers: Becoming an Effective Change Agent. moonmavenpublications.com, 2006.($15 at url on left)
    Duncan, Adrian Ross. Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment. Samuel Weiser, 2002.($6.14 to $26.96 Amazon)
    Geisler, Pat. 2013. Chocolate Sauce. Epping, NH: ACS Publications.($12 from acspublications.com)

    WR202 Working with Families and Children - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
    Bell, Lynn. 2013. Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating among Family and Friends. Lake Worth, FL: Ibis Press. ($8-15 on Amazon)
    Greenbaum, Dorian. 2005. Temperament: Astrology's Forgotten Key. Bournemouth, England: The Wessex Astrologer Ltd. ($18.90-31.50 Amazon)
    Sullivan, Erin. 2008. The Astrology of Family Dynamics. NY,NY: Penguin.(2008 revision dropped Dynasty from 1996 title, mostly same book)($8-23 Amazon)
    WR203 Working on Intimate Relationships - Karen McCauley & Inga Thornell
    Blaschke, Robert. 2004. Astrology a Language of Life, Volume IV - Relationship Analysis. (new from earthwalkastrology.com, astroamerica.com or AFA for $21.95)
    Davison, Ronald. 1983. Synastry. (new Amazon $19.26; new from astroamerica.com $24.95)
    Robson, Vivian. 1941, 2005. Astrology and Sex. (new from Amazon $10.37-$15.54)

    CS100 The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities – Lee Lehman
    Lehman, J. Lee. 1989. Essential Dignities. ISBN-10: 092460803X , ISBN-13: 978-0924608032 ($7.99-$14.95 Amazon)

    CS101 Introduction to Horary Astrology – Lee Lehman
    Lehman, J. L. 2002. The Martial Art of Horary Astrology. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Press. ($18.39-$19.37 Amazon)

    CS102 Introduction to Medical Astrology – Lee Lehman
    Lehman, J. L. 2011. Traditional Medical Astrology. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Press. ($29.96 Amazon)

    M101 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 1 - Christine Arens
    AFA Tables of Houses – Placidus System (compiled by Astro-Numeric Service)
    ISBN 0-86690-252-X ($18 at AFA or new:$15.20, used $9.87 at Amazon)

    M102 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 2 - Christine Arens
    O Hour (Midnight) Ephemeris/Ephemerides covering 1950-2050

    Table of Houses (Placidus) from the AFA

    E300 Astrological Heritage - Inga Thornell

    Nicholas Campion: A History of Western Astrology, Volumes I and II

      (ranging from $11 to $26 each Amazon)  

    E400 Astronomy for Astrologers – Bruce Scofield
    Aveni, Anthony. Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures. John Wiley and Sons. 1997.
    Bakich, Michael F. The Cambridge Planetary Handbook. Cambridge Unv. Press. 2000.
    Zeilik, Michael. Astronomy: The Evolving Universe. Cambridge Unv. Press. 2002 edition.
    (all available used at good prices on Amazon)
    E510 Symmetrial Astrology I - Bruce Scofield
    Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. ($13.16-$20.79 Amazon)
    Simms, Maria Kay. 1989, 2001. Dial Detective, Rev. 2nd Edition. Kensington, NH: Cosmic Muse Publications. ($13.13-$17.13 Amazon)
    E511 Symmetrial Astrology II - Gary Christen
    Ebertin, Reinhold, 1972, 2000. Combination of Stellar Influences, translated by Roosedale and Kratzsch, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ. (same as for E510)
    Witte, Alfred. Rules for Planetary Pictures - Witte & Lefeldt, Pub by Witte-Verlag ($29.95 at astrologers.com/store/ )
    Simms, Maria Kay. 1989, 2001. Dial Detective, Rev. 2nd Edition. Kensington, NH: Cosmic Muse Publications. (same as for E510)
    Software: Nova Chartwheels version 0.980, available from Astrolabe, alabe.com/novacw.html or call 1-800-THE-NOVA (1-800-843-6682), half-price ($110) for Kepler students

    E512 Symmetrial Astrology III - Gary Christen
    Witte, Alfred. Rules for Planetary Pictures - Witte & Lefeldt, Pub by Witte-Verlag ($29.95 at astrologers.com/store/ )
    Software: Nova Chartwheels version 0.980, available from Astrolabe, alabe.com/novacw.html or call 1-800-THE-NOVA (1-800-843-6682), half-price ($110) for Kepler students
    E530 Electional Astrology – Frank Piechoski & Bruce Scofield
    Ramesey, William. 1653. Astrology Restored. A fully annotated text in modern English prepared by Kim Farnell.
    (This is an ebook available for $20 US $15 Euro via Paypal at http://www.kimfarnell.co.uk/work1.htm )
    E531 Introduction to Mundane Astrology – Frank Piechoski
    Text TBA
    EV101 Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology: The Pluto Material - Laura Nalbandian Green , Jeffrey Wolf. 1985, 2003. Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul, Vol.I. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn. (new: $26.77, used:$4.89 and up)

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      kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Course Catalog Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:37:48 +0000
      Astromapping http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/401-astro-carto-graphy-more http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/401-astro-carto-graphy-more Astromapping

      The following courses cover the history and astronomy of astromapping and current applications related to geodetics, local space, relocation, and astro*carto*graphy.

      Primary Instructor: Karen McCauley

      In addition to her expertise in psychological astrology, Karen McCauley has been active in astro*carto*graphy for many years. She is the administrator for Continuum (dedicated to educating others about astro*carto*graphy and certifying practitioners). She also maintains the certification test.

      {tab=WL220 Astromapping I}

      Includes historical precursors and 20th century development of astromapping and Astro*Carto*Graphy; basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques; relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning; likely themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations; interpreting difference in location relative to specific lines; understanding parans; identifying shadowed planets, analysis of natal chart to determine desirable planets to emphasize through relocation.

      This course will prepare you for the certification test at Continuum in Astro*Carto*Graphy (continuumacg.net/ )

      {tab=WL221 Astromapping II}

      Included are applications using relocation charts, local space charts, geodetics, planet lines in the home, and combining various locality techniques and progressions with Astro*Carto*Graphy and Cyclo*Carto*Graphy. This course covers a variety of applications including natal and synastry maps, relocation, mundane, relationship, rectification, midpoint, Jyotish, vocational, business and psychological astrology. Other concerns and techniques include mapping fixed stars, asteroids, dwarf planets, and issues related to the least-aspected planet and shadowed planets.

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        enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:34:26 +0000
        Chart Calculation Labs http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/396-math-calculation-labs http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/396-math-calculation-labs Chart Calculation Labs

        Primary Instructor: Christine Arens.

        The math calculation labs guide the student into an understanding of how to calculate a chart by hand. If you want to pass the organizational exams, you will need these classes.
        One Unit. Cost: $150.00 or $75.00 if you are enrolled in another class in the Fundamentals or Movement Certificate.

        M101 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 1

        It is designed for students intending to take the organizational exams. It covers the process of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. (This course was previously numbered W101L)

        M110 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 2

        This course is designed for students intending to take the organizational exams. It adds additional calculation techniques, including progressions and directions.

         

        These two courses are optional module for the Fundamentals and Moving the Chart Certificates, but they are required if you wish to obtain a Certificate Diploma.

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          enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:43:25 +0000
          CS100 The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities (independent study) http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/415-cs100 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/415-cs100 personification of astrology

          Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhD
          Independent study

          This short course can be taken anytime as an independent class and as a prelude for CS102 Traditional Medical Astrology and CS101 Horary Astrology in depth (this workshop or the equivalent is required for these two courses).

          How do you determine which planet is stronger when looking at aspects? How do you quickly find the strongest planets in the chart? Or which planets may pose more challenges even if they aren't aspected or mainly have trines? Classical astrologers used essential dignities and debilities.These were their building blocks for interpretation.

          CS100: The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities (independent study)
          $75.00

          In the history of Astrology there were five Essential Dignities. In the last two centuries, three of them have often been ignored, but in this course, we will present them in their entirety.

          Students will have 3 months to complete four assignments that apply what they have been learning to actual chart work. The course site has video and audio recordings, written presentations and more to aid the student in learning how to understand the importance of essential dignities in chart interpretation. The instructor will review these assignments in order to let students know how successfully they understand and can apply the material. Students can also email questions to the instructor at any time.



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            kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Additional Electives Sat, 30 Apr 2011 01:57:20 +0000
            CS101: Classical Horary Astrology http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/all-courses/item/487-cs101 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/all-courses/item/487-cs101 CS101: Classical Horary Astrology

            Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman
            This course can be used as an elective for the diploma. 
            This is not an introductory course. CS100 Essential Dignities Workshop or equivalent is required. 

            You may have used natal astrology to tell that you are likely to move this year - but is the house you just looked at a good match? Your client's chart may show relationship issues, but is the guy she just met last weekend a prince or a frog? And what if your cousin's birth time is uncertain - he still has questions! This course will give you the depth and experience to answer all of these questions - and many more!

            This 10-week course includes a coursesite with weekly assignments, discussion forum and resource materials along with 90 minutes of on-line questions and exercises per week, on Tuesdays evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm Pacific / 8:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern

            Text Copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 J. Lee Lehman:

            Horary astrology is a part of one of the oldest branches of divination: that of asking questions. Normally, when we use the word horary, we refer specifically to the particular sets of rules for interpreting an astrological chart drawn for the moment of asking a question, a type of astrology also known under the Sanskrit name prashna. However, let us not forget that the urge of humans to obtain answers to important questions by divining, or asking the gods, is much older. Horary astrology in a sense is merely a technology for reading that divine answer, like the I Ching, or Tarot.

            In Shang Dynasty China, the king would ask questions frequently, often involving the question of what sacrifice the gods wanted. In ancient Babylonia, all manner of omens – really, any deviation from business as usual, whether unusual birth, unusual weather, or unusual bird formations, as an opportunity to divine the message from the gods. As astrology gradually gained primacy as a method for reading the heavens, and hence the place of the gods, so it later became a preferred means of similarly reading the gods’ messages.

            We all ask questions. Some of these questions are more important than others. What makes a question important? It's not how much money is on the line, or whether you really need to move. It's whether you care more about knowing the answer than about what the answer is. Suppose you're driving to work, and thinking about that new person you interviewed yesterday. You could be thinking, "I wonder if Jane would be good for the job." Or you could be very impressed with Jane, and convinced that she could really help you with that next big project, so you say, "Will my company hire Jane?" The first is not a horary question, while the second one may be. A horary question is one in which the person asking the question really wants to know the answer. It is this serious interest which allows a horary astrologer to interpret the moment when the question is asked. Casual curiosity is not enough.
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              enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:29:13 +0000
              CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/all-courses/item/486-cs102 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/all-courses/item/486-cs102 CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology

              Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhD
              This is not an introductory course. CS100 Essential Dignities Workshop or equivalent is required.
              This course can be used as an elective for the diploma.

              There are correspondences between the physical body and the astrological chart. From ancient times to the Renaissance, medical doctors used these correspondences to help them in their practice. 

              The purpose to this course is not to engage in medical practice as understood legally. But these traditional tools can help the astrologer  offer specialized services to their clients, mainly concerning the timing and circumstances of medical care provided by licensed practitioners.

              Required Text: Traditional Medical Astrology by J. Lee Lehman, available at www.leelehman.com

              Syllabus for the Full Course:

              1. Temperaments
              2. Hippocrates and the Homeopathy/Allopathy Debate
              3. Humors, Lifestyles and Wellness/ How to Use the Elements
              4. Vitality and Longevity
              5. The Body, Health and Disease in the Natal Chart
              6. The Spirit, Health and Disease in the Natal Chart
              7. The Houses and their Meanings & Uses.
              8. Parts of the Body Chronic Tendencies (Physical or Mental) and their Magnitude
              9. Crisis and the Development of Disease
              10. The Medical Master Piece.

              This 10-week course includes a coursesite with weekly assignments, discussion forum and resource materials along with 90 minutes of on-line questions and exercises per week.

               

               

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                enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:29:05 +0000
                E300 Astrological Heritage http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/405-astrological-heritage-individual-class http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/405-astrological-heritage-individual-class E300 Astrological Heritage

                Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. We sometimes think of astrology as just one thing, but different cultures asked different questions as they found meaning in the ever-changing sky. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology, primarily in the West.

                Students will:

                • Exmaine how astrology originated in various cultures and what questions it sought to address
                • See how astrology became embedded in mainstream culture in these socieities
                • Study the lineages in which different astrological theoris developed
                • Examine the relationship between the history of science and religion, philosophy and mythology
                • Examine the changes in cosmology throughout history and how these changes affected society's attitudes.
                • Critique the intellectual shifts in religion and philosophy that led to the modern scientific and secular worldview, and the rejection of intuitive ways of knowing
                • Explore how changes in 20th century philosophy and science affected the arts and sciences, and how 21st century research is moving toward a more inclusive world view.

                 

                This course is required for the Certificate Diploma, although it can also be taken as an elective. 

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                  enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:59:42 +0000
                  E400 Astronomy for Astrologers http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/406-e400 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/406-e400 E400 Astronomy for Astrologers

                  Taught by Bruce Scofield
                  This course is required for the Certificate Diploma, but can also be taken as an elective.

                  Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment. In this course, specifically designed for Kepler College students, we will emphasize themes relevant to a general understanding of the subject rather than one involving technical knowledge and mathematics. Our text book is "The Evolving Universe" by Michael Zeilik, an easy to read college astronomy text with many illustrations and well-thought out exercise questions - a number of which are assigned.

                  The introductory material will be followed by a few weeks on the sky as it appears from Earth and how it is measured. We will consider the three basic coordinate systems used in astronomy and astrology, and we will also consider how the sky was measured by ancient peoples. The builders of Stonehenge and the ancient Maya were skywatchers and we will read most Anthony Aveni's book "Stairways to the Stars." Aveni, who teaches at Colgate, is a prolific writer on ancient astronomy and one of the major contributors to the field of archeoastronomy.

                  The next topic will be the Sun and the solar system. Using both Zeilik's text and a wonderful book on the planets by Michael Barich, we will explore first the Sun, then the inner planets, and then the outer planets. In this section, as there is really quite a lot of material, you will be offered a choice as to which of the planets you want to know the most about. Another topic considered in this section is the prospects for life on other planets or moons in our solar system.

                  There will be a number of live, online presentations this semester and once the class forms, we will establish a schedule. Questions by email may be asked at any time and I will respond within 24 hours.

                  Course Objectives:

                  Upon completion of the course you should have a solid foundation in astronomy and a much better understanding of how the subject developed historically and where it is today. You will understand the astronomy of ancient cultures and how astronomy is used in mapping the sky. You will learn much about current topics in solar system astronomy and you should also find articles on astronomy in magazines like Scientific American and Discover much easier to read and understand.

                  Topics Covered

                  • Cosmology - the origin of the universe
                  • The visible sky and its motions
                  • Coordinate systems - measuring the sky
                  • Archaeoastronomy - Stonehenge and the Maya
                  • Early cosmological models - the Aristolelian/Ptolemaic universe
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                    enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:05:03 +0000
                    E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/all-courses/item/432-e510 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/all-courses/item/432-e510 E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction

                    Instructor: Bruce Scofield.

                    10-week online class. Students will have a course site with course materials, discussion forums and more. Students will also meet once a week for an online conference to discuss the materials.

                    This course considers a range of astrological techniques that share a common principle – symmetry. Much of astrology is done using signs, houses and aspects which are essentially spatial, but do not necessarily involve symmetricality. The astrological chart itself is a grid on which planets are located in specific compartments, i.e. houses and signs. The planets can be shown to relate to each other by aspects based on the the division of the circle by various integers. In this way a delineation is produced. In this course we will consider only astrological techniques that are based on symmetry, which turns out to be quite a few.

                    Many of the fundamental principles of astrology are based on symmetry. Best known is the distribution of signs by element and quality, a scheme that is based on equal distances along the ecliptic and that produces perfect triangles and squares.

                    Another example of symmetry in astrology is the arrangement of traditional sign rulerships. In the scheme sometimes called the “ladder of the planets,” an axis is established between Cancer and Leo, and Capricorn and Aquarius. With this axis in place, planetary rulerships are equally divided laterally in spite of the varying angular relationship between signs ruled by the same planet. For example, both Venus and Mars rule signs that are in a quincunx relationship, but in the rulership scheme they form a symmetrical pattern relative to Aries/Taurus and Libra/Scorpio cusp. The one exception is the single sign rulership of the Cancer and Leo by the Moon and Sun, respectively.

                    A third example is found in the positions in the zodiac of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions over a long period of time – roughly 800 years. The conjunction of these bodies happens evey 20 years, but not in the same sign sucessively. The conjunctions take place in signs of the same element, but move one sign backwards in the zodiac. After roughly 200 years, the conjunctions will shift element, this change being thought to mark significant shifts in collective behaviors that generate historical events.

                    A major part of the course will concern itself with an organized set of techniques that are entirely based on the positioning of points and planets at equal distances from each other. These techniques have an ancient pedigree in the form of antisica and parts, but they blossomed in the 20th century as the core principle of the Hamburg School, or Uranian Astrology. This development, surely one of the most important technical developments of the entire century, has had a profound influence on modern astrology in Europe and in the eastern United States. More than half of this course will be concerned with the methodology of this radical development in modern astrology. For those who wish to take this study further, there will be a more advanced course offered next year taught by Gary Christen.

                    This is a 10-week in-depth online course. The course website will have readings, discussion forums, assignments and more. There is also a live 1 hour online meeting each week to discuss the material and ask questions

                    Topics include: Coordinate systems - measuring the sky; Declination and Latitude; Antiscia and proportional arcs, equal openings; Lots (Arabic Parts); Introduction to Uranian Astrology; Midpoints and Planetary Pictures on the 360 degree dial; Midpoint trees, midpoint sorts, arc openings; The 90 degree dial and houses; Solar arc and the TNPs; Edith Wangeman and the Composite Chart

                    To read some additional information on the development of Symmetrical Astrology, please see Gary Christen's articles at Astrolabe: 

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                      bcscofield@juno.com (Bruce Scofield) Symmetrical Astrology Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:33:34 +0000