In this course you will establish a solid foundation in your Vedic Astrology studies preparing you for parts 2 and 3. Vedic Astrology (also known as Jyotish) is an extremely valuable tool that you can use personally or for the benefit of others. Jyotish, in Sanskrit means "light"; it shines a light on your karmic path so that you can get to know yourself better in an objective matter enabling you to make better life choices.
Before you can learn how to read a North Indian chart you need to know how the universe is arranged (astronomy), what the planets mean and how the signs influence the planets that live within them. In addition, you should understand the special house meanings and how the moon's nodes are formed. The nodes unique to Vedic Astrology are known as Rahu and Ketu - what fascinating mythology behind their creation. Finally, become familiar with a few free online resources that are sure to facilitate your Jyotish studies without "breaking your bank".
What is Vedic Astrology (known as Jyotish in Sanskrit)? Why would you want to study Vedic Astrology and what it may do for you?
Learn at least 10 differences that exist between Vedic and Western Astrology.
Learn in which order the planets orbit the Sun; how the Celestial Sphere is divided; the Earth's Tilt and the difference between the Heliocentric & Geocentric Systems.
Visualize the Earth's Tilt and how this affects the Vernal & Autumnal Equinoxes and the Summer & Winter Solstices.
Understand what affects the Sun and the Moon's gravity have on planet Earth and how that differentiates both the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiac.
Be able to describe in detail how both the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs differ in degrees. You will be able to communicate to your clients why they may not be the "Sign" they think they are.
Explain how The Planetary Cabinet is derived (there is a particular order in which it is established).
Understand the Sun's archetypical qualities.
Understand the Moon's archetypical qualities.
Understand Mar's archetypical qualities.
Understand Mercury's archetypical qualities.
Understand Jupiter's archetypical qualities.
Understand Saturn's archetypical qualities.
How many constellations are there? Why do we choose particular constellations and make them a zodiac sign? Does location make a difference in which constellations I see? How do I say "Sign" in Sanskrit?
Identify the differentiating modalities of a Sign, its elemental quality, and gender characteristics.
The Sun and Moon each rule one sign each.
Mercury rules 2 Signs.
Venus rules 2 Signs.
Mars rules 2 Signs.
Jupiter rules 2 Signs.
Saturn rules 2 Signs.
Locate where the houses are placed on the chart and how to know what signs they are in? Determine whether the native was born during the day or night? Locate the 4 Directions (East, West, North, and South) on the North Indian Chart.
Describe Proper Motion versus Diurnal Motion of planets. Identify the planet's Diurnal Motions to later be able to understand "Transits" (Gochara).
Actually see how I draw a chart and review some of the common astrology language (Lord, Ruler, Dispositor, Lagna, Ascendent, Rising, ect.), and was the birth a day or night birth?
I explain in great detail how to break down the degrees for the Planetary Diurnal and Proper Motions (Gochara) and how to draw a chart manually.
Specific to Vedic Astrology are 4 Goals in Life and the North Indian Chart is divided into these 3 sections (Houses 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12).
Specific to Vedic Astrology, the houses are further categorized into another type of "Special Hose Meanings".
Before describing each house individually, you will learn a quick method of remembering each house's meaning.
Learn the 1st House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 2nd House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 3rd House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 4th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 5th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 6th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 7th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 8th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 9th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 10th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 11th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Learn the 12th House's meanings, Bhava Karaka, and Sanskrit name.
Understand the different phases of the Moon from Full Moon to Full Moon and how you would identify it on a chart.
Understand how a Lunar & Solar Eclipse are formed astronomically. Identify how the North and South Lunar Nodes are formed.
Remember the significators of Rahu and Ketu by learning the myth behind these "Shadowy Planets".
Understand the various descriptors of these 2 imaginary planets for chart interpretation.
Identify which is the BEST Vedic Astrology software program if you own a PC or if you own a MAC.
Be able to choose the correct Ayanamsha for your software settings. In addition, choose the correct Rahu/Ketu setting (True or Mean Node)?
At this point, you don't have the extra cash to invest in an expensive software program so which website may you go to in order to print out a Free North Indian Chart?
You want to start practicing Vedic Astrology, but you don't have enough people to practice with. So where do you go online to get some famous people's birth times, dates, and locations of birth to start?
Recite the Student Ending Invocation to finalize your course of study in Sanskrit.
After more than 10 years of witnessing human suffering working as a San Francisco Police Officer, and myself becoming a "victim" of dis"ease", finding an alternative to that lifestyle was not even a question anymore. Courage was my health insurance, and determination my pension plan. I left that life and never looked back. Yet, the most rewarding outcome of my police career was receiving my Basic Instructor Certificate, which I used the last five years to teach leadership to incoming officers at the academy. That amazing experience enabled me to currently lead workshops in Ayurveda.
Yoga, Ayurveda (Indian Medical System), Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Hasta (Scientific Hand Analysis), and Vastu (Indian Feng Shui) are all passions of mine.
I studied Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda and received certification at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm; both in Grass Valley, CA.