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Congratulations to all our students who have completed one or more Certificates! 

Rosemary Botz, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2011
Monique Boyd, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Diana Crago, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2011, Moving the Chart in Time 2012
Rabecca Cross, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Frances Foran, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Christopher Funk, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Piotr Gadek, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2011, Moving the Chart in Time 2012
Corinna Hurst, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2011, Moving the Chart in Time 2012
Tina Huynh, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Alice Jackson, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2012
Gina Errico Jones, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Kathryn Jones, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2011
Amanda Julson, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2011, Moving the Chart in Time 2012
Gavriella Kantouna, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2014
Alexandra Khoo, Moving the Chart in Time 2014
Lana Kirtser, Moving the Chart in Time 2011
Sara Lauritzen, Moving the Chart in Time 2013
Elijah Meshiah, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2012
Barbara Millios, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2012
Lana Moreland, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Patricia New, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2014
Brian Perlis, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2012
Yiannakis Procopiou, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2012, Moving the Chart in Time 2013
Tracy Quinlan, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Christopher Rizza, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Heather Rote, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Nancy Sarconi, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2012
Maki Shibata, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013, Moving the Chart in Time 2013, The Astrology of Relationship 2013
Aldo Veranzo, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013
Carmella Whitaker, Fundamentals of Natal Astrology 2013

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    kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Certificate Program Graduates Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:38:52 +0000
    W111 Moving the Chart in Time - Part 2 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/478-w111 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/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://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/477-w110 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/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
        W103 Building Delineation Skills http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/465-w103 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/465-w103 W103 Building Delineation Skills

        The primary focus in this course is the practical application of what the student has learned. A good astrologer must also reflect upon their own world view, assumptions and other personal filters. Students will be challenged to explore their own personal filters, attitudes and beliefs as they develop their chart interpretation skills. They will also actively consider and discuss potential client issues and ethical considerations. In addition, students get guidance in how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to delineation by examining how multiple astrologers approach chart interpretation.

        Topics include:

        • Developing critical thinking skills through examining conflicting views and asking questions about subjects such as house systems, the use of dignities, the use of the nodes, whether there are good and bad planets, or good and bad houses, etc.
        • An exploration of what makes a good or bad astrologer
        • Practice with and evaluation of multiple approaches to delineation
        • Learning how to identify your own filters in yourself and in the natal chart
        • Additional techniques to fine tune the chart
        • Learning to integrate dispositors, Part of Spirit and additional Arabic Lots, the lunation cycle, time lords, decans, fixed stars, retrogrades, planetary speed, derivative houses and more into chart interpretation
        • Introduction to transits
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          enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Fundamentals of Natal Astrology Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:13:25 +0000
          W102 Natal Chart Interpretation-Alternate Tools http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/464-w102 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/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://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/item/463-w101 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/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
              Chart Calculation Labs http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/396-math-calculation-labs http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/396-math-calculation-labs Chart Calculation Labs

              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.

              M101 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 1

              It is designed for students intending to take the organizational exams. It covers the process of calculating a natal chart. Students will learn to calculate charts from time zones around the world, as well as in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. (This course was previously numbered W101L)

              M110 Lab: Chart Mechanics Level 2

              This course is designed for students intending to take the organizational exams. It adds additional calculation techniques, including progressions and directions.


              These two courses are optional module for the Fundamentals and Moving the Chart Certificates, but they are required if you wish to obtain a Certificate Diploma.

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                enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Additional Electives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:43:25 +0000