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Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.
Either W112 or W113 may be taken to complete the certificate for Moving the Chart in Time. In addition, W112 may be taken as an elective for the certificate diploma; Pre-requisite: W110 (and preferably W111) or Challenge

In a fluid, multi-national world, many clients do not have birth times, a critical piece of information needed to accurately determine houses and the timing of events. Rectification puts your knowledge and skill with techniques that move the chart in time in order to identify the most likely birth time.

The astrologer and client determine when rectification of the birth time is needed and what is to be accomplished by the search. For an accurate birth time, the dates of major life turning points should confirm the alignment of natal chart patterns to life events. If they do not, the client should provide information of specific life turning points and time range information from family sources.

In this course, students learn to select appropriate modern western techniques for adjusting the birth time to bring relevant natal chart patterns into alignment with appropriate astrological indicators to coincide with the known life events. Study for part III includes:

  • Strategies for ascertaining major life turning points to confirm birth time accuracy and/or need for rectification.
  • Assisting the client in searching family background sources for a birth time or time range
  • Applying chart movement techniques to align appropriate chart patterns and astrological significators to actual life events, from a few minutes of known birth time to a twenty-four hour search.
  • Establishing a method for narrowing the birth time range: applying first, second and third tier strategies to add layers of confirmation to the rectified birth time.
  • Using various rectification search software to narrow the birth time search.
  • Dealing with various ratings of data accuracy from AA to DD (Dirty Data).

Weekly Topics Include:

  • Problematic Issues: Assessing the Need for Birth Time Rectification
  • How to Assess the Natal Chart Dynamics to Set the Stage for Rectification
  • If the Birth Time Doesn’t Match Events, Why Does It Matter? Looking at first tier techniques.
  • Arcing Planets to Angles Can Confirm Birth Time
  • The Angles Set the Basis of Exact Timing in the Rectification Search. Widening the range of techniques for a broader search.
  • Options for working with unknown birth times
  • Put Rectification Theory into Practice: Student Presentations showing how they rectified a chart, the issues involved and their conclusions.

 

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    enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Moving the Chart in Time Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:57:44 +0000
    W111 Moving the Chart in Time - Part 2 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/478-w111 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/478-w111 W111 Moving the Chart in Time - Part 2

    Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.

    W110 and W111 are required for the Certificate Diploma. 

    This course examines the development of modern Western interpretive methods of movement based upon planetary cycles, natural phenomena and symbolic interpretive tools from the 16th to the 21st centuries and assumes the student’s working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis. Areas of study for Moving the Chart in Time, Part 2 include:

    • Seeing the life “big picture” with progressed declination and chart graphics (20th C)
    • Moving the natal chart to a relocated position and applying transits, progressions and directions (20th C)
    • Synodic Cycles of planetary pairs to the natal chart and in mundane charts (used by most cultures from the 16th C to the present), including Chiron (late 20th C)
    • Planetary Returns, including solar returns (Hellenistic origin), precessed solar returns (20th C), lunar & other planetary returns - (20th C)
    • Transits, Progressions and Directions of planets and angles to natal midpoints, asteroids and Chiron (20th C)
    • Using the graphic function of software to track transits, progressions and directions of all planetary factors in a variety of harmonics

    Weekly Topics include:

    • History Review and Life Overview with a Progressed Declination Graphic. Progressed declination, reveals major life turning points at a glance, and serves as a good opener for discussion with the client at a first consultation. The progressed declination in the graphic format also provides an overview of life turning points.
    • Transits, Progressions and Directions to the Relocated Chart. When one permanently moves from the birth place, the birth time and possibly the birth date are re-set for the new location to maintain the exact same planetary positions as the natal chart, which provides additional and important information for timing and interpretation.
    • Movement of the Lunar Nodes and Major Asteroids to the Natal Chart. These are important indicators of major life lessons. Students also explore the mythological significance of the most commonly used asteroids to interpret their transits, progressions and directions to the natal chart planets, angles and sensitive points.
    • Synodic Cycles of Outer Planetary Pairs to Natal & Mundane Interpretation. The convergence of two or more hard aspect cycles of outer planets in real time not only marks mundane affairs, but also impact people whose personal planets, angles or sensitive points are activated.
    • Transits, Progressions and Directions to Natal Midpoints particularly Sun, Moon, Ascendant and Midheaven. Students will also assess the importance of midpoints shared by multiple planets.
    • Solar Returns with and without Precession, and Relocation for the Solar Return. Additional modes of interpretation can be found in Solar Returns, both precessed and relocated.
    • Moving the Solar Return. Movement of the Solar Return angles, the Progressed Moon and transiting Sun serve as timing triggers to unfold the promise of the Solar Return chart during the year.
    • The Lunar Return and Other Planetary Returns. These returns add interpretive detail for the time frame related to their orbits. Some astrologers consider returns for each of the planets to reveal development stages according to the nature of that planet and for the duration of its natural cycle.
    • Student Presentations and/or Direct and Converse Movement of the Angles to the Natal Chart; Combining and Refining Basic Chart Timing 
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      enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Moving the Chart in Time Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:44:30 +0000
      W110 Moving the Chart in Time - Part 1 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/477-w110 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/477-w110 W110 Moving the Chart in Time - Part 1

      Primary Instructor: Carol Tebbs.

      W110 and W111 are required for the Certificate Diploma. This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the elements of natal chart interpretation and synthesis. 

      This Certificate examines the development of modern Western methods used to understand the cycles experienced throughout an individual’s life. The objective 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. The basic approach will include:

      • A study of the theory, history and adherents of various modern western techniques for moving the natal chart in time
      • A study of modern techniques for moving the natal chart to assess and interpret current patterns for assessing the phase, the year, the month, the week and day
      • A comparison of strengths and weaknesses of various techniques of moving the chart in time
      • The process of current pattern chart synthesis and interpretation
      • Understanding the appropriate movement tools for the interpretive scope

      In addition to weekly homework of concepts applied to study charts of public personages, students meet weekly in Live Chat sessions through the GoToMeeting classroom with teacher and/or student presentations on these topics.

      Areas of study for “moving the chart in time” Part I include:

      • Moving the chart with transits, secondary tertiary and minor progressions and solar arc directions

      • Interpreting Solar and Lunar Eclipses

      • The lunation cycle in life stages and variations of the Progressed Moon in interpretation

      • An overview of the history of chart movement techniques in modern western astrology

      Weekly topics include

      • A historical review of modern western astrological methods of chart movement to interpret current patterns relevant to the natal chart from the 16th century to the present.
      • Natural planetary cycles of outer planets as general markers of life stages.
      • Timing Life Events with Outer Planet Transits to the Natal Chart: Study includes: outer planet transits, Jupiter through Pluto to assess the importance of important life events through “stacking-up” or activation of several chart points in a short period of time.
      • Assessing the Year with Solar Arc Directions. Solar Arc Directions, have one advantage over all other methods of moving the chart because it is very easy to spot the approximate timing of activation for important years. Study includes the strengths and weakness of the system.
      • Assessing the Year with Secondary Progressions. Study includes how to apply secondary progressed technique to forecast the unfolding of any year, past present or future, and the strengths and weakness of the system
      • Assessing the Half-year with Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Study includes: the astronomical dynamics of eclipses, the effects of a Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse as it activates natal planets, personal points and houses.
      • Assessing the Year with Transit, Progressed and Directed Lunar Nodes. To understand the current chart patterns more deeply, we must investigate the transits, progressions and directions of and to the Lunar Nodes.
      • Timing Months with the Progressed Moon and the Progressed Moon Phase: including the Progressed New and Full Moons. The progressed Moon serves as a trigger to activate the longer-term (slower) secondary progressions.
      • Timing Months and Weeks with Tertiary and Minor Progressions. These faster timing methods enable the astrologer to interpret particular months and weeks of special interest during the year.
      • Timing a Specific Event within Days with Inner Planet Transits.
      • Selecting the Appropriate Timing Method for the Task. Clients come to an astrologer with questions, only some of which involve current timing. How do you choose what interpretive techniques will best serve the client's needs? 
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        enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Moving the Chart in Time Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:20:47 +0000
        W102 Natal Chart Interpretation-Alternate Tools http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/464-w102 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/464-w102 W102 Natal Chart Interpretation-Alternate Tools

        Instructors: Carol Tebbs and Jacqueline Menkes

        The course introduces students to the basics of cosmological symbolism and applications developed in Western cultures and in current use. Beyond planets, houses, signs and aspects, 102 introduces students to natal patterns and chart points that clarify natal interpretation, such as: configurations, essential dignities, sensitive points, house systems, harmonics, asteroids, declinations, Moon phases and the natural cycles of outer planets. This course covers:

        • a comparison of methods in the development of modern astrological traditions;
        • a critique of several areas of astrological study including, systems of planetary interpretation;
        • a comparison of older and newer interpretive systems in current use; and
        • the process of natal chart synthesis and interpretation

        Weekly topics include:

        • An introduction to astrology's roots and the purposes for natal chart interpretation such as spiritual growth, self-knowledge, understanding of past events, prediction of future events, and how that influences the way the chart is read. Does the natal chart show everything?
        • Comparing house systems
        • Finding planetary strength and working with essential dignities and debilities
        • An introduction to harmonics as the foundation of aspects, including an examination of the minor aspects
        • Expanding your interpretative skills with multiple aspects, aspect configurations and aspects created by planetary declination
        • Expanding your interpretation with the moon's nodes, vertex, part of forunte, solstice points, pre-natal eclipse, the Aries point and more.
        • An introduction to the basics of midpoint theory
        • Working with the minor planetary bodies (asteroids and dwarf planets) and an introduction to fixed stars.
        • Working with the lunation phases and planetary cycles in human development in chart interpretation.
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          enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Fundamentals of Natal Astrology Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:12:35 +0000
          W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/463-w101 http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/individual-certificates/item/463-w101 W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice

          Instructors: Tamira McGillivray, Donna Young, Enid Newberg

          The objective for this course is that, by the end, students will have learned the basics of astrological symbolism and be on their way to successfully synthesizing that knowledge to interpret a chart, even if there is no birth time. To accomplish this goal, the following areas will be covered:

          • Introduction to the astronomical underpinnings of the astrological chart
          • Working with Elements, Modes and Polarities to create an interpretation
          • Examining the construction of meaning within the astrological signs
          • Getting a start on chart interpretation through the quadrants and Chart Patterns
          • Looking at the interplay between astronomy and the astrological meanings of the planets; comparing meanings from Hellenistic to modern; introduction to the mythology of the planets
          • Introduction to the astrological houses and how they are created; the meanings of the Houses and their changes over time; how to use the houses to enhance an interpretation; working with a second house system
          • The harmonies of the chart - working with the Major Aspects and Aspect Configurations
          • Introduction to Dignities and Debilities to help hone chart interpretation
          • Introduction to the sensitive points: the Lunar nodes and the Part of Fortune

          By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the core meanings for the planets and be introduced to additional sensitive points such as dwarf planets, nodes and Arabic parts. Through an introduction to essential dignities and dispositor trees, student will learn to evaluate what planets are highlighted in the chart. Because the meaning of the signs was stripped to its core, students will be able to see how and where astrologers have inserted additional concepts. This enables students to evaluate whether or not they agree with these additions. Students will also learn how the major aspects are tied to the sign organization as well as mathematical divisions of the 360 degree circle.

          Students will also have an understanding of the basic structure of the house as divided into hemispheres and quadrants. They will begin to understand the logic between house systems and how interpretation changes when using different systems because they have worked with and interpreted natal charts using two different systems.

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            enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Fundamentals of Natal Astrology Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:11:19 +0000
            E520 Character, Calling & Karma: Astrology and the Soul Workshops http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/440-e520-astrology-and-the-soul http://kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/440-e520-astrology-and-the-soul 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@kepler.edu (Kepler) Additional Electives Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:03:44 +0000