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survey-buttonKepler College is investigating creating a series of workshops for professional development for astrologers. We would like to know which topics are most interesting and useful to you. Please take a moment to fill out our survey.

As a thank you and an introduction to our professional development offerings, please CLICK HERE to enjoy Donna Woodwell's marketing workshop on how astrologers can use the internet to attract clients and promote products. 

(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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By Bernie Ashman 

This short article is focused on the unique ability of Mary Shelley to tell a story with great imagination by thinking out of the box. She was born with her Virgo Sun sign in conjunction to the planet that triggers innovation, Uranus. It gave her a strong mind that did not fear what others might think of her even after publishing a book such as Frankenstein during the 19th century. Uranus is the ruler of her 9th house with the sign Aquarius placed upon its cusp. The 9th house has connections to publishing, education and writing. Both Uranus and Aquarius have an emphasis on independence. Ms Shelley was self-educated early in life and loved making use of her father’s vast library. She said that this is where she found peace of mind.

Science Fiction explores possibilities of the past, present and future. So does astrology! Astrologers are often ardent science fiction fans and what better piece of science fiction to consider than Star Trek?

Of course, trying to work with the astrology of science fiction characters poses some interesting challenges to astrology, for example:

• First you have to deal with a larger question: What happens to astrology if humans colonize space?
• And, of course, does astrology even make sense for fictional characters and stories?
• Another consideration is whether or not our science fiction tales reflect an astrological zeitgeist?

Star Trek writers and fans have created birth places, dates and times for Star Trek characters. These are the three critical pieces of information needed by an astrologer to create a natal chart. So you can find articles on the web considering the charts not only for Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the Star Trek universe, or the first date and time the show first aired, but also of the actual characters in the show.

Instructor: Laura Nalbandian
The question of the soul has fascinated humans since the beginning of time. Through his own quest to find deeper meaning, Jeffry Green began to develop the Pluto material; exploring at the nature of the soul in the natal chart.  By the mid 1980's his book "Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul" was published.  The material strives to cut to the core issues of the soul - answering the questions of "why am I here, what are my lessons?"  
In this 13 week course, we'll examine this groundbreaking work. We'll start with the discussion of the three evolutionary states of consciousness and the basic rules of the Pluto methodology.  Then move onto exploring the twelve house placements of Pluto.  By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Today you may carry a smart phone to help you calculate astrological charts while traveling. “For medieval physicians, the mnemic apparatus of choice was what is sometimes today known as a folding almanac or a belt book. There are thought to be just 29 such almanacs that have survived to the present day.”

The almanac was made using vellum, a tough paper made from an animal skin. It was folded, strung on a cord and hung from the belt. It was particularly useful for doctors as they made house calls.  Read More from The Atlantic.

The Kepler Board of Trustees is delighted and proud to welcome to new members: Chris Brennan and Tamira McGillivray. The Board also thanks outgoing member Georgia Stathis for her years of dedication and assistance. Georgia was a member of the Board from 2007 through January of 2012.

The Astrological Association and the Astrological Journal proudly presents a competition for original essays by young astrologers. We are looking for great new talent ready to show the world their astrological ideas.

If you are aged between 18 and 35 years old by the closing date of 1st August 2013 you could enter and be our winner!

1st prize
£100, your essay published in the Journal and free AA membership and Astrological Journal for 1 year

2nd prize
£50, your essay published in the Journal and free AA membership and Astrological Journal for 1 year

3rd prize
£25 and your essay published in the Journal

4th and 5th prize
Your essay published in the Journal

We would like young astrological writers to send us their essays (up to 3,500 words) on any astrological topic. Maybe you have a fascinating Horary story to tell, you have insights into the current world astrology, traditional techniques or the latest psychological ideas. Whatever your astrological focus we want to hear from you and have great prizes to give out as well as the chance to be published in the UK’s prestigious Astrological Journal.

Get writing – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Rules:

  1. All essays must be previously unpublished and your own work
  2. Essays must be between 2,000 and 3,500 words including any endnotes. They can be on any subject of general and specific interest to all serious astrologers. You should include a short bio of up to 100 words and a recent photo of yourself with the entry
  3. Include graphical horoscopes and data sources with your copy. Any diagrams required for the text should be sent separately and not included as part of the text. All graphical content should be of 300dpi resolution and in .jpg, or .tiff format
  4. The competition opens on 1st May 2013, and closes at 23.59 BST on 1st  August 2013.  Entries may be submitted at any time between the opening and closing dates. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered. You may only submit 1 entry to the competition.
  5. The competition is open to all astrologers aged 18 – 35 by the 1st August closing date
  6. All entries must be in English and submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject heading – Astrological Journal Essay Competition

Entry:

  1. The file must be in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word Document (*.doc  or   *.docx) ; Open Document Text (*.odt) or Rich Text File (*.rtf)
  2. The entrant is responsible for ensuring that the file is readable and uncorrupted
  3. The file cannot be amended or changed in any way once it has been submitted
  4. Any entrant who submits a file or e-mail containing a virus will be immediately disqualified
  5. We will acknowledge receipt of entries by e-mail
  6. The entries will be judged by a panel of the Astrological Association and the Editor of the Astrological Journal. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be announced in a future edition of the Journal
  7. When published the Editor reserves the right to amend, cut or otherwise make editorial decisions in line with normal journalistic practice. The Editor’s decision is final
  8. General writer’s guidelines are available here: http://www.astrologicalassociation.com/pages/publications/writersGuidelines.php
  9. Copyright of the essay remains with the author except that the Astrological Association retains the right to publish any essay in the Journal and/or AA website and republish the material in full, once, without further permission from the author

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.

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