Dennis Flaherty



Vedic Astrology Classes

Dennis teaches all of his classes and workshop in the time honored oral tradition of Shruti, which in Sanskrit means that which is heard. In this way there is a direct connection between the teacher and student. All classes and workshop are available through a platform of live interaction so that students can participate in a real time learning environment regardless of location nationally or internationally. Your instructor, Dennis Flaherty, is one of the foundational people who have brought the astrology of India to the West these past three decades. All classes and workshop are recognized toward CVA certification through the Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA), the oldest Vedic astrology organization in the West.

Your instructor, Dennis Flaherty, is one of the four foundational people who co-sponsored the International Symposiums on Vedic Astrology that brought the great teachers of Vedic Astrology to speak to live western audiences the last two decades. He continues that tradition each year by offering live phone conferencing classes in Vedic Astrology at the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences. Dennis is one of the founding members of the CVA. He is an approved teacher of the CVA and all classes and workshops count toward CVA certification.

Spring 2019 Mentor Series

The mentoring class is only available as an option for Dennis' audio correspondence students only. It is a live interactive class that aspires to build the student's Vedic chart interpretation skills in a structured progressive learning environment. The mentor class is offered three times yearly and is comprised of four classes for each series. Course materials are provided for each of the classes.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Begins Thursday, May 2 (additional dates to be announced)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Price: $240.00 for the class plus updates

Mastering the Malefic Planets in Vedic Astrology

The natural malefic grahas are well known by all practicing Vedic astrologers. They are Mars, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, and the Sun. The root of their maleficence stems from their limited luminosity. Vedic astrologers pay close attention to these natural malefic forces, as they are the indicators of the trials and travails of this world. Astrologers are constantly tracking what domains of life the malefic grahas are influencing by transit and aspect. However, there are times of great travail and difficulty to be noted when the effects of these grahas explode exponentially, and these are the most critical of times of despair that destroy people's good will and morale.

In this class Dennis will teach you the effects and the time lines of the natural malefic grahas. You will learn the times, and conditions that accelerate their effects exponentially, and the times and conditions of propitiation that mitigate those effects. The study of the malefic grahas is truly the study of bad planetary weather, and every student of Vedic astrology must be ably prepared to forecast, discuss and remedy these calamitous celestial times.

Engaging in crucial conversations with clients concerning the malefic influences is the backbone of humanistic Vedic astrology. If we are unwilling or unable to do that, we risk becoming nothing more than a good weather conversationalist, as Mark Twain noted: "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid Zoom Conference. Class and audio recording $100.


The Saturn Ketu Alignment

The Path to Non-Attachment

The planets Saturn and Ketu are now aligned in the constellation of Sagittarius and will remain together until late January of 2020. Both planets are fundamentally spiritual in nature. Saturn is known as the Sat graha — the planet of the truth. Ketu is revered as the indicator of moksha — spiritual knowledge and enlightenment. Saturn shows us the limits of the world and Ketu assists us to renounce those outer limits and begin the spiritual journey to self-inquiry and self-discovery.

Saturn and Ketu align approximately every eleven years with regularity to establish their cycle of relinquishment. It is in their nature to limit worldly advancement and attachment through feelings of disappointment and loss which impels us to take a step back to gain a more spiritual perspective.

Ketu is likened to a snake as his symbol is found on the back of the head of Cobra. Ketu’s bite creates difficulty and toxicity in our material attachments. Once the well of worldly desire is sufficiently poisoned, our pleasure turns away from the world, beginning the evolutionary process of non-attachment. The serpent is an archetypal symbol of rebirth in many of the creation myths as he slips his skin to be born anew in the redemptive process of liberation. Join Dennis as he will explore this redemptive spiritual process for each of the constellations.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday June 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid Zoom Conference. Class and audio recording $100.


The Vocational Attributes of the Planets

Each one of nine luminous and non-luminous planets has a vocational association in the world according to its strength and nature. Further, the planet that rules Tenth Bhava of your astrological chart has a purposeful place and expression in this world when it comes of age. Every person has a rightful path of action in the world. This rightful path is called swadharma, and it is the expression of one's personal truth and duty. To discover one's swadharma, the sages of India say to consult Vedic astrology.

That ancient advice is as timely now as it was then, in light of the increasing vocational stress and confusion in the world due to the forces of globalization. Dennis will explain clearly the vocational indicators of the planets, the ashrams of vocational expression, and the astrological principles in the timing of the unfolding of career. Dennis will teach you to discern the difference between work and the path of right vocation.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday July 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid Zoom Conference. Class and audio recording $100.


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