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Thank you for taking the time to respond to Kepler College's survey to find out what topics are of interest to you for developing your astrological practice into a business. We received 70 responses to our survey in August 2013.  Here are the results, with the percentage of respondents interested in each topic.

2013-09 Survey Results

Kepler College will use these results as we plan our future professional development workshops and other training opportunities. If you have additional suggestions, we always love to hear from you. You can send your comments to


  • professional development
    ]]> (Kepler) News Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:18:19 +0000
    A Research Project: Forces At Work: Astrology And Career by Amy Shapiro (212 pages) A Research Project: Forces At Work: Astrology And Career by Amy Shapiro (212 pages)

    Kepler is highlighting astrological research throughout the month of September. Amy Shapiro has published the results of her research on careers and astrology in her new book Forces At Work. This book is for students and practitioners who want to look at parallels between Astrology and Career Development.  Based on an original Career Survey conducted between 1990-92, and a follow-up in 2012-13, cases show the arcs of people’s careers and subtle forces that guided their choices, correlated to their charts.  The findings are a long-term study of cosmic and psycho-dynamic links between Astrology and Career Theory with over 80 natal chart observations.  Chapter 2, Geocosmic Career Indicators, surveys ancient-to-modern Astro-Career Theories with insights by Austrian Astrologer, Dr. Oskar Adler, a fresh look at the Gauquelin Sectors, Part of Fortune, Asteroids, Chiron, Ceres and Eris, with cases of famous people’s charts with a prominent Eris: Sigmund Freud, Arnold Schoenberg, Joan Baez, Princess Diana, Steve Jobs and John Stewart.  In each, Eris serves the role of ‘Provocateur’ as a catalyst for evolutionary forces. In a special Resources section, Kepler College is recognized as a resource for Astrologers. Chapters 3 to 6 group 58 cases by their Sun/Moon/Horizon relation, and a chapter on Career Counseling gives practical advice to help your clients with career decisions.

    In the Foreword, Economist, Ed Kaznocha writes: Aptitude tests and counseling help us to gain insight, yet do not touch on our inner, hard-to-express wants and needs. As Amy describes: ‘Forces at Work combines self-perception, motivation, astrology and career theory in the interplay of visible and invisible realms.’  Her research and this book achieve what no economic or statistical study can do.” 

    Forces At Work: Astrology and Career
    ]]> (Kepler) News Mon, 02 Sep 2013 23:43:55 +0000
    The Medievel Astrologer's Traveling Tables The Traveling Astrologer's Almanac

    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.

    • Medieval astrology
    • medical astrology
      ]]> (Kepler) News Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:34:15 +0000
      New Members of the Board of Trustees Board of Trustees

      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.

      Chris BrennanChris Brennan is a practicing astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He became deeply interested in the study of ancient astrology during his time as a student at Kepler, and he continued his studies at a translation project for two years after graduating. He currently specializes in Hellenistic Astrology, and he is in the process of finishing his first book on the topic. He is the former President of Association for Young Astrologers, as well as the former Research Director of the National Council of Geocosmic Research. You can find out more about him on his website,

      McGillivray TamiraTamira McGillivray is another Kepler graduate. She earned her BA in East West Traditions & Astrology from Kepler College in 2007. She belongs to OPA (The Organization for Professional Astrologers) and is the Past President of the San Diego chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR). Tamira writes a weekly “Silverdisc” Astro Lunar Column and is the founder and editor of the Maven Newsletter. As a Meditation teacher, Usui / Karuna Reiki Master (1996), PLR/Quantum Healing certified and RYT Yoga Teacher Tamira is dedicated to using a variety of methods and energy techniques to meet her clients individual needs. Tamira is also an instructor in Kepler's Fundamentals of Astrology Certificate.

      Both of these individuals bring a variety of perspectives and knowledge that will help continue to build on Kepler's mission of promoting excellence in astrological education.


      • Kepler board
      • Tamira McGillivray
      • Chris Brennan
        ]]> (Kepler) News Sun, 03 Mar 2013 06:17:59 +0000
        Fancy being the next great astrological writer? Fancy being the next great astrological writer?

        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!


        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 using the subject heading – Astrological Journal Essay Competition


        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:
        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
        • writing
        • astrology organization
 (Kepler) News Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:53:59 +0000
          Pluto's Moons are Named! Pluto's Moons are Named!

          Recently two new moons were discovered orbiting Pluto.  They were called P4 and P5 (pretty dull). Planetary astronomer Mark Showalter announced a contest on February 13, 2013 where the public was asked to help name the newest discoveries. The named suggested needed to come from Greek mythology.

          With the help of Star Trek fans, the most popular name turned out to be Vulcan followed by Cerberus. Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and is a nephew of Pluto. Cerberus was the three-headed hound that guarded the gates to the underworld. Go to see how the voting came out. For more details about how Vulcan got in the running, click here.

          The voting results do not automatically mean that P4 and P5 will end up being called Vulcan and Cerberus. SETI is going to recommend the winning names to the International Astronomical Union — the organization ultimately responsible for naming the moons. While the IAU will take the results into consideration, they have final say over in naming these tiny moons.

          Pluto's three bigger moons already had mythological names: Charon, the ferryman of Hades; Nix for the night goddess; and the multi-headed monster Hydra. Charon is almost as large as Pluto, so some astronomers consider them to be a double-planet system. 


 (Kepler) News Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
          Skywatch: Asteroids and Comets Skywatch: Asteroids and Comets

          February 15, 2013 will be a close flyby of an asteroid named 2012 DA14. This is a smaller asteroid (although its impact would be quite large if it hit the earth), about 50 meters in size--to small to see without a telescope. There is an interesting video that shows its near-earth pass from the perspective of the asteroid on the website Universe Today.

          If you don't have a telescope, you will still be able to see a near-earth visitor when comet PANSTARRS gets closer in March. For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, you should have the best views from now to the end of February. The Southern Hemisphere is also where the comet Lemmon can barely be seen as a greenish glow right now.

          Comet ISON will become visible as early as October, could be as bright as the full moon. NASA has caught it's first pictures at 493 million miles away. Read More

 (Kepler) News Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:13:22 +0000
          Presidential Predictions Presidential Predictions

          Kepler graduate Chris Brennan prepared an overview article that gives a roundup of predictions made by astrologers about the outcome of the 2012 presidential election in the United States. The article doesn't just focus on the predicted outcome, but includes the techniques used. "The purpose of this exercise is so that we can go back after the election and have a discussion within the astrological community about which techniques worked, and which ones didn’t." Read the article.

          • 2012 election
          • predictive astrology
          • Classical techniques
          • Presidential Campaign
   (Kepler) News Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:53:41 +0000
            Saturn's Moon creates a landslide Saturn's Moon creates a landslide

            Saturn's Moon Iapetus shows evidence of up to 30 massive landslides, which is rare elsewhere in the solar system. New images from the Cassini space mission, reported in Nature Geoscience, suggest that heating of icy surfaces helps the landslides keep going. Read the full article.

   (Kepler) News Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:21:32 +0000
            Pluto has yet another moon Pluto's Moons

            The Hubble Telescope has spotted a 5th moon for Pluto. So far, neither it nor moon 4 has names, they are just referred to as P4 and P5. Both are very small and seem to be related to the orbit of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. Pluto (which is smaller than the earth's moon) and Charon are similar to the earth in that they are considered more of a dual planet system than planet and orbiting moon. The two other moons of Pluto are Nix and Hydra.  Read the full article on this discovery in the Scientific American.

   (Kepler) News Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:26:47 +0000