There are many elective courses available that can be taken on their own or to fulfill requirements for the Certificate Diploma. In addition, Kepler periodically offers one-time focus seminars or private workshops by noted astrologers.
Electives cover a wide variety of perspectives and can include courses on astronomy, the history of astrology, writing for the professional astrology market, spiritual approaches to astrology, esoteric studies and more.
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.
Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhD
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many astrologers, the next step after you have become skilled in various delineation techniques is to develop your own business. And - YES, you can make a living as an astrologer! No matter if you are new to an astrology business, or have been a pro for years, there are proven practices that will help your business grow. Workshops in this section are designed to help you build the skills you need as an entrepeneur in a digital world. Topics covered include:
Instructors: Karen McCauley & Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
Diploma program elective
Does anything change when you move from one place to another? Yes!
What needs to be considered when you search for the most desireable places to travel or relocate?
This course includes a survey of the development of 20th century astro-mapping; basic astronomical principles involved in mapping techniques; relation of mapping to natal chart construction and meaning; themes connected with specific planet-angle combinations; analysis of natal chart to determine desirable planets to emphasize through relocation. Students will have guided hands-on practice in applications and techniques.
This course will prepare you for the Jim Lewis certification test in Astro*Carto*Graphy offered at Continuum. (continuumacg.net)