Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) is unique because of the Graha Yogas (Planetary Unions) and its amazing Dasha and Bhukti System. Learn how to identify the most commonly used Graha Yogas derived from the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra and the Phaladeepika. This course is 'loaded' with resource files to facilitate your ability to identify the Graha Yogas. In addition, you will be presented with a myriad of whiteboard examples for your ease of learning this complex subject.
Congratulations dear students on having made it this far in your Jyotish studies! Get started by joining me in reciting your Student Invocation in Sanskrit for a brilliant study.
Traditional Vedic Studies require that you use repetition (abhyasa) as much as possible so that you retain as much information as possible. Lets go over some the highlights you learned in "Learn Vedic Astrology Part 2".
Understand what are Graha Yogas and what it means when a planet is "Well-Placed" in a natal chart. Review your "Backstory" handout so that it becomes second nature and you are able to 'wiz' through that initial assessment.
Identify how each of the Tara Grahas (True Planets) are able to form a Graha Yoga all by themselves and what are the parameters that differentiate whether they qualify to be a significant Panchamahapurusha or an ordinary Panchamahapurusha.
Understand the meaning behind a Dharma Karma Adhipati Yoga and how one is formed.
Understand what is a Dhana Yoga and how to form one. In addition, learn how a Sambhanda is formed in order to form Dhana Yogas and other yogas as well.
Learn the descriptions of each of the 24 Series Yogas and use the worksheet to keep track of each house in order to better navigate the formation of these yogas.
Learn how the Chandra Yogas are formed.
Learn how the various Ravi Yogas are formed.
Most of the yogas will be found in the following Shastras, the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra and the Phaladeepika, yet these miscellaneous yogas may be found in both and also from other reputable sources. This will be your first introduction to more complex Graha Yoga formations.
Learn the most common Graha Yogas from the Phaladeepika Shastra.
Learn the most common Graha Yogas from the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra.
Learn whether or not a debilitated planet's status may be ameliorated if it satisfies one or more of the Nichabhanga Yoga formation factors.
Do not panic if you find one of the Darida Yoga formations! Learn what the Daridra Yogas mean and how they are formed.
Rahu and Ketu are meant to confuse you and therefore their meanings in your natal chart will be hard to decipher. Nevertheless, there are a few parameters that will guide you into knowing what they may symbolize in your natal chart.
Identify what a Kala Sarpa Yoga will look like in a natal chart.
Unique to Jyotish is the Dasha Cycle which increases the ability to 'predict' times in people's lives where certain planets will 'take center stage' during the course of their lives. Understand how the Vimshottari Dasha Cycle operates.
Identify a Dasha Cycle in anyone's natal chart and be able to navigate that cycle in congruence with the planets in the various houses and integrate those meanings.
Follow along an explanation of one person's Dasha Cycle and its "Sub-Period" (named the Bhukti Cycle) and what it might mean.
Follow along a whiteboard example of how to apply all the concepts you learned in "Learn Vedic Astrology Parts 1-3" with a celebrity's natal chart. Use this example as a practice exercise to see how well you have picked up all the "Jyotish Tools".
Good luck on your Vedic Astrology studies and finalize this course reciting along with me the Completion Mantra 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.