Basics of Vedic Astrology - Part I

(A Flow of Energy)  

 

March 24 - April 9  (Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9:00 PM, Central Time, USA); Prerequisite: None

Vedic astrology dates back to about 5000 BC. The first record of Vedic astrology is in the Vedas.  The Vedas are ancient scriptures. There are four Vedas. Vedic astrology is a part of the fourth Veda-- the Atharva Veda which is a body of scientific knowledge. Vedic astrology is called “Jyotish” in Sanskrit, meaning A Flow of Light Energy.   Vedic Astrology includes the Sun and the Moon and the personal planets: Mercury and Venus, and outer planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and the fictitious planets: lunar nodes-Rahu and Ketu. The modern planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were not known (or discovered) when the Vedas were written; traditional Vedic astrology does not consider them in chart analysis.  However, since their discovery, these planets have become a part of our human consciousness, and therefore, rightfully, contemporary Vedic astrologers include them in their analysis and they will be included in this course. This course covers both the traditional and contemporary approaches to interpret a Vedic chart.

The Basic principles of Vedic astrology are presented in two parts, Part I and Part II. There is no prerequisite for Part I.  Part I is for beginners with little or no knowledge of astrology. Part I will cover the sun and planets, Nakshatras (constellations or group of stars), zodiac signs, and the houses as well as their intricate interrelationships. 

 

With the aid of a new Vedic chart software, you will learn the difference between the Tropical and Sidereal zodiac and you will be able to understand the Ninefold (Navamansa) concept within Vedic astrology.  This software allows you to focus on the critical information that you will need to easily interpret a Vedic chart. Indicators of character qualities and the physical, emotional and mental action employed by yourself and others will be explained.  Vedic astrology helps you understand your potentials and limitations thereby increasing possibilities for making the best life choices and setting the right life goals. Through the lens of Vedic astrology you will understand why you are drawn to certain people and experiences.

 

Part-I is essential for interpreting charts and is a prerequisite for Part II. The activation of planetary impulses affecting individuals is the sum total of varying degrees of planetary effects due to their mutual orientation, inner-aspects, the zodiac signs they occupy and the houses they reside in. You will work with your natal chart.   Step by step you will construct and interpret a natal chart.  Example natal charts will be used to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of both traditional and contemporary Vedic astrology.  With active student participation this class will be fun and an enjoyable learning exploration.

  Class handouts for each class will be emailed to you five days in advance.


Vedic Astrology - Part I  

Session 1

Introduction to a Vedic chart - Planets, Zodiac Signs, Houses and their cusps

Our Solar System --- The Sun and the Planets and their astrological significance

Planets - Characteristics, Significance, Archetypal relationships

        Session 2

Zodiacs - Moving (Tropical) and Fixed (Sidereal)

Zodiac signss - Characteristics, Inter-relationships, and relationship with planets  

Nakshatras - Twenty seven group of stars of equal size along the sidereal zodiac

Session 3 

Houses - Characteristics, their interrelations with signs and planets

Planetary Yogas, and Angles (aspects) and characteristics with respect to zodiac signs

Construct your own chart

Session

Planetary Aspects, Natal Chart Analysis and Ninefold Concept

Session 5

Ninefold natal chart construction, Natal chart interpretation with the ninefold chart using examples

Session 6

A detailed chart analysis outlining every step for applying the ninefold concept for chart interpretation using examples

 

Offered online via SKYPE and SKype ID  is required. 

Fee:     $200 for 6 sessions course to be paid in full and in advance.  It also includes a Windows based chart software package (valued at $99). 

The recommended book, "It's all in Timing", is optional ($25 that includes postage and handling)

Class size is limited.

Method of payment:  check, credit cards, or others

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