Fundamentals III: Beyond the Basics

Fundamentals III: Beyond the Basics

Build your skillset, learning additional techniques to hone your chart reading.

Layer increasingly complex astrological symbols for a coherent, sophisticated interpretation, while exploring beliefs and filters, expanding your awareness of potential ethical issues.

Instructor: Dr. Jenn Zahrt, Ph.D.
RN103 (10 weeks) – Spring 2023-24
Class begins April 6, 2024
Advance pricing until March 23, 2024

NOTE: If this is your first academic course with Kepler College or you have not paid the one-time registration fee ($40) in the past, please add this to your order. This fee payment is required for all academic students.

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Instructor: Dr. Jenn Zahrt, Ph.D. 
Day: Saturday, beginning April 6, 2024
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Course Length: 10 weeks – all live classes are recorded



What You’ll Learn:

  • Developing critical thinking skills through examining conflicting views and asking questions about varying subjects such as dignities, sect, the existence of good or bad planets, and house placements
  • Characteristics of effective and ineffective astrologers
  • Practice with multiple approaches to the delineation of the chart
  • Learning to identify personal filters and those related to the natal chart
  • Techniques for blending chart components such as the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant
  • Identifying and using essential and accidental dignities to differentiate between expressions of planetary essence and strength in the natal chart
  • Learning how to differentiate the quality of aspects through consideration of variations in planetary relationships by their nature and placement in the chart
  • Learning how dispositors, time lords, planetary speed, and derivative houses can enhance chart interpretation
  • Introduction to use of profection and transits in chart activation


Weekly topics:

  1. Review of the Basics
  2. Importance of Good Data
  3. Derivative Houses
  4. Understanding and Using the Dignities
  5. Profections
  6. Vocational and Retrograde Review
  7. Entering the Chart: ASC Rulers, and the Nautical Paradigm
  8. Considering Aversion
  9. Student Presentations & Vocational Clues/Fixed Stars
  10. Student Presentations, Transits, and The Via Combusta


Required Books:

  • Geisler, Pat. 2013. Chocolate Sauce. NH: ACS Publications. ($12 at Amazon)
  • Obert, Charles. 2015. Introduction to Traditional Natal Astrology: A Complete Working Guide for Modern Astrologers. Minneapolis, MN: Almuten Press. ($19.95 at or Amazon)
  • Obert, Charles. 2020. The Classical Seven Planets. Minneapolis, MN: Almuten Press. ($14.95 at or Amazon)



Completion of RN102 or equivalent

*Required for the Professional Diploma



View Jenn’s bio here


Registration closes at 7:00am on Wednesday April 10th, 2024


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