Additional Electives Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:52:20 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Astromapping 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 ( )

{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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    ]]> (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:34:26 +0000
    Chart 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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      ]]> (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:43:25 +0000
      CS100 The Key to Classical Methods: Essential Dignities (independent study) 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)

      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) Additional Electives Sat, 30 Apr 2011 01:57:20 +0000
        E300 Astrological Heritage 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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 (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:59:42 +0000
          E400 Astronomy for Astrologers 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
          • The new cosmic order - Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton 
          • Origin and evolution of the solar system
          • The Sun
          • The Terrestrial planets
          • The Jovian planets
          • The Earth as a planet
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   (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:05:03 +0000
            E520 Character, Calling & Karma: Astrology and the Soul Workshops Soul of the Sun

            Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg

            Each individual 5-week workshop is $195, $530 if you take all three (students signing up for all three courses get $50 off the price of taking the courses individually). All three workshops are required to be counted as a diploma elective.

            Is the soul immortal, and, if so, how can the soul be modified by good or bad actions? How does soul relate to body, mind, emotions and to situations like falling in love or falling apart? Can we use astrology to find the soul’s purpose in life or throughout lifetimes? Is the soul evolving or does it get stuck on the wheel of existence?  Divided into three short courses, this program explores these questions and their profound implications for the theory and practice of astrology.

            All three courses survey the traditions that astrologers inherited and created and apply their ideas to astrological practice.

            E520A. Soul in our World:  Astrology and Self in the Ancient and Medieval Eras (FALL term)

            The first course explores character, beginning in the ancient and medieval worlds. Soul is depicted as aliveness and our physical existence in the world of space and time.  What are the parts of the soul and how can the soul act in harmony with itself and the world?  We will look at the traditional depictions of the Good Life and how this gave rise to a complete astrological psychology. In this context we will look at idea of the astrological daemon or planetary guide in application to individuals’ natal charts.

            Weekly topics:

            • The Harmonies of the World and of the Soul
            • Soul’s Relationship to Body and the Significations of the Planets
            • Soul as Character in Traditional and Modern Astrology
            • The Soul as Self in Modern Astrology and Psychology

            E520B Soul and Connecting to the Cosmos (WINTER term)

            The second course focuses on our sense of calling that reflects our personal involvement in the larger world. Astrology has a unique role to play in enhancing understanding of one’s calling and how to actualize it. We begin with the metaphor of the soul’s ascent and descent through the planets and each planet’s contribution to our purpose. We then discuss the relationship of Personal Soul to World Soul in late antiquity and the Italian Renaissance in which we find a new relationship between the soul and the world that is sometimes misnamed “humanism”. In the third week we will discuss the magical astrological practice of Marsilio Ficino and his contemporaries. Finally we examine soul in the world according to the modern recasting by James Hillman that connects soul and our world to imagination and archetype. In this way Hillman penetrates the purpose of natal astrology.
            Weekly topics:
            • The soul’s calling and our responses; the soul’s journeys through the heavens
            • Individual Soul and the World Soul: Late Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
            • Astrological Magical Practice
            • James Hillman and the modern soul and world
            • Epilogue and Continuation

            Soul: Eternally Recurring and Evolving (SPRING term)

            The third course builds on the first two but is also a departure, for here we consider the individual’s karma and the soul’s movement through many lifetimes. We explore the contributions from India and the spiritual and astrological perspective toward reincarnation and modern astrology's adoption of the evolutionary journey. We survey and apply the many ways that astrologers from Leo through Rudhyar and Bailey to the Forrest and Green have applied the idea of the soul’s incarnations to astrological practice.

            • Encounters with the East on a philosophical, religious and cultural level. (From Alexander’s conquests to the Crusades and trade routes, to the 18th and 19th Centuries and the Introduction of the exotic to the west.)
            • Western Magic plus Eastern metaphysics = 19th and 20th C New Age Movements
            • The synthesis of theosophy and astrology; The esoteric approach to astrology
            • Contemporary reincarnation astrological implications and applications

            After the completion of the third workshop, there will be an open house live web conference for all participants to share their experiences and insights with the material.

            NOTE: These workshops have two parts: an online course site with supplemental material and online discussion forums. Students will also have assignments. Each week there is a live interactive online conference. The live portion of the course is recorded and students will receive a copy of the recording.  

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     (Kepler) Additional Electives Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:03:44 +0000
              E530 Forecasting: Electional Astrology E530 Forecasting: Electional Astrology

              Instructor: Frank Piechoski and Bruce Scofield

              Prerequisite: W101 or equivalent

              For any major undertaking, it's wise to consider “planning its birth” through the judicious use of Electional astrology. Electional astrology works with a specific set of tools and rules to do discover the most appropriate timing for an event that will give a desired outcome.
              Students will learn the basic rules for Electional astrology, and when and how those rules have been modified over time.


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       (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:09:14 +0000
                E531 Mundane Astrology E531 Mundane Astrology

                Instructor: Frank Piechoski

                Prerequisite: W101 or equivalent

                One of the oldest forms of astrology is the astrology of the nation, state or leader known as Mundane astrology. Mundane astrology is also used for understanding weather, natural phenomena such as earthquakes, and financial, cultural and historical cycles.


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                • forecasting
         (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:57:33 +0000