In general, personal charts are not used in the live portion of the class. However, you as a student may be asked to interpret your own chart as part of a written assignment and receive an evaluation or comments from your instructor.
The reasons personal charts are not often used or interpreted during the live session are:
Privacy – Natal charts and the work done in interpreting charts expose a great deal of private information. The live chats are recorded and all students in the class have access to it. Neither Kepler nor the student has any control over how that recording may be used outside of the classroom.
Ethical – Related to the privacy issues above, there are ethical issues inherent in reading a student’s chart in class. And, ethically, a faculty member should never do a consultation for a student's chart while that student is enrolled.
Pedagogical – When using an individual student’s chart for discussions or class exercises, it is inevitable that students focus more on the processes of their own chart than on what is happening in the class as a whole. In addition, it is far too easy to forget that the specific focus of the exercise is to maintain a critical eye toward the questions raised by any techniques being studied.
Students will certainly use multiple astrological charts in the classroom to examine and explain how charts have been used and interpreted historically through to the present, and the sociological and cultural issues involved. They will also explore how charts have been cast and interpreted by different astrological traditions.
Of course students can still ask questions in class related to their own charts. And, of course, students are welcome to share their charts with their fellow students and friends if they wish to at any time outside the classroom.
No. Kepler College is not in a position to maintain lists of local astrologers nor is the College a professional organization of astrologers.
We recommend you check first with one of the primary organizations. Below is a list of the primary organizations that have certification programs and can link you to an astrologer.
If you are a student - No.
It is not ethical for a faculty member or instructor to play the role of a consultant or astrologer for someone who is being evaluated as his or her student.
If you are not a student, then you should go to the instructor's website to separately arrange for a consultation. Or, you can send an email to Kepler and we will forward your request to the instructor.
Not by federally recognized accrediting agencies. Kepler College was authorized by the Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington to grant AA, BA and MA degrees from March 9, 2000 through March 9, 2010, with an extension through to March 9, 2012 to complete a teach-out of current students. Although this type of authorization is called "accreditation" in some States (for example, Connecticut), this is not the same as national or regional accreditation recognized by the Federal government.
Students are entered into their course site no later than the night before classes begin. New students will also be enrolled in an orientation course.
For you to gain access to your class, we must have:
Certifcate Program Catalog (pdf format)