** Spring Term **

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.


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.


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.


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 is an ISAR Affiliated School

ISAR supports and recommends schools of astrology all over the world whose curriculum enables students of astrology to raise their knowledge to the high standards necessary to become an ISAR CAP (Certificate of Astrological Proficiency).


As of January 2012, the NCGR-PAA Board has unanimously approved acceptance of Kepler's Certificate Program into their Equivalency Program. Those students completing the Kepler Certificate Program must take NCGR-PAA's Level IV exam in order to earn NCGR-PAA certification. They are exempt from taking Levels I, II, and III. Shirley Soffer, C.A., NCGR-PAA Director of Education