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Spring 2015

Kepler College Online Course
Soul: Eternally Recurring and Evolving

6 Classes, Thursdays, April 23 -May 28. 5:30-8:30 PT or 8:30-10:30 ET
Conducted by Joseph Crane, Enid Newberg

Here we consider the individual's karma and the soul's movement through many lifetimes. We explore the contributions from India, astrological perspectives toward reincarnation. In this context we will take a comparative and critical look at many version of spiritual astrology in the modern world, from Leo through Rudhyar and Bailey to the Forrest and Green. We will see many ways to apply the idea of the soul's incarnations to astrological delineation and practice.
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For his 750th birth year, a special summer course:

Dante's Divine Comedy:
Cosmology, Astrology, and Redemption
By Joseph Crane

The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave, Arlington Mass.
7:30-9:30 PM
June 17 and 24, July 1, 8, 15, and 29
$180 (with book discount if you need it)

Based on Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante's Divine Comedy: (How do you think an astrologer who's a Buddhist would approach Dante?)

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to register, contact Joseph at (401) 527-2035 or joseph.crane2@gmail.com

New Articles by Joseph Crane

Self-Educating the Modern Astrologer
(Adapted from "How and Why to Learn Astrology", May 2013)
By Joseph Crane April 2015

Most people do not want to learn and practice astrology because they see money falling from the sky or because they want to show their loved ones how successful they are in the world. Pursuing astrology is more like answering a call than making a reasoned decision.
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A Planet and Its Visibility – Does It Matter?

Most modern astrologers don’t bother considering planets and their visibility conditions, but there are major differences between those planets we can see and those we need a telescope to see – the modern planets Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, all the asteroids and many other planetary bodies within our solar system.  For planets that we see, does our astrology change when they are hidden within the beams of the Sun? Read More.......

Firmicus Maternus Mathesis: A Glance at Book I.

Part Two of a Series, based on James Holden’s translation

Now we begin to examine the astrology in the Mathesis by the third century Roman Firmicus Maternus, focusing on Book I and its discussion of the range of astrology and the issues of higher mind, the stars, and "fatalism".  We look at the effects of the planets on groups and individuals.

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Astrological Profile Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): 
Prophet of American Religious and Political Liberalism

(Revised from August 2012)

This seems like a good time to examine the contribution to American thought and culture by “Sage of Concord”, Ralph Waldo Emerson from the nineteenth century.  In many ways he represents the origins of American political and religious liberalism. Although a schoolteacher in early adulthood and then a Unitarian minister, Emerson was a “public intellectual” through most of his adult life, making a living through giving public lectures and through his writings. Read More......


Over the past 20 years, the Astrology Institute has provided astrological instruction, consultations, and research to the worldwide astrological community.  Our focus is a study of astrology within its historical and cultural contexts. Additionally, we strive toward the integration of astrology and psychology and of modern and traditional psychological and spiritual perspectives. 


Even if you’ve seen a professional astrologer in the past or you are one yourself, you may benefit from a different perspective. It is also helpful to have your chart updated periodically. If you are interested in looking at or discussing your astrological chart, see our Astrology Sessions page for more information about how to set up an appointment.


We have developed tutorial options to meet the particular needs and inclinations of our students while maintaining a cohesive astrological program. Visit our Learn Astrology page for more information about these programs. Students can start at the beginning by learning and applying basic skills. More advanced students can further develop their style of chart synthesis and interpretation, deepen their knowledge of astrology and its culture, and receive ongoing help in working with clients.

In addition, we produce a monthly newsletter with astrological profiles of well-known people as well as general information about upcoming events and programs.


Over the years, we have published astrological books & treatises on astrology’s techniques within the context of history and culture. Visit our Articles page to see a sample of our published work.

2012 features two new contributions to astrology by Joseph Crane and Dorian Greenbaum Visit our Publications page for our newest books.

Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy    By Joseph Crane
Published by Wessex Astrologer  read more.......

Kepler’s Astrology-  Edited by Dorian Greenbaum
Culture and Cosmos, Volume 14   read more.....

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