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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 distance learning 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.

The Master Mentor Series:
Distance Learning

The mentoring class is only available as an option for our audio course students after obtaining permission from the instructor. 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 20, 2021
(additional dates to be announced)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Price: $240.00 for class and recordings

Jupiter in Aquarius: Beginning to See the Light

Jupiter entered the constellation of Aquarius on April 5th, 2021.   The humanitarian planet Saturn rules both Capricorn and Aquarius.  Jupiter comes to his weakest position in the constellation of Capricorn which represents the winter solstice - the darkest time of the year. As the principal planet of light Jupiter in Aquarius will start to emerge from the darkness of the winter solstice - heralding a time of increasing light for economic growth and humanitarian endeavors.

The symbol for Aquarius is the “water bearer” and many mistakenly believe that Aquarius is a water constellation. The waves which represent Aquarius are not water waves- they are air-waves. The wave symbol represents the spectrum of the broad-band pattern representative of radio, television, and the virtual platforms of the ethers.

Jupiter’s light in Aquarius will accelerate the development of the airwaves and the technology and domains of life associated with it. As Jupiter transits Saturn’s domain what changes will it bring for better, or for worse?  Join Dennis to see what Vedic astrology has to say about Jupiter’s one-year sojourn in Aquarius for each of the constellations.


Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Price: Prepaid conference call. $100 includes class recordings.


Planets at Work in the 21st Century

In these challenging times of the pandemic and a move to a virtual workforce, the pursuit of a career and right-vocation has never been more important to both a younger and older generation. Advances in technology, automation, productivity, coupled with globalization have diminished employment opportunities inversely in the face of a growing world population. Therefore, the impending employment crisis for both the younger and older generations cannot be resolved because of better economic times, despite the record highs that stocks are currently experiencing.

The effects of this historical economic transition are irrevocable.  The structure of the new economy is already focusing decidedly more on record profits, and that is not good news for working people.  A renewed emphasis on an increasing lean global workforce will have far-reaching consequences for those entering and leaving the workforce in the face of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence.

During these transitional times, one of the most common questions you will be asked as astrologers is: “What is my right livelihood in this world?” In this workshop, Dennis will explore each of the nine planets and their proclivities for profession. You will learn the planetary rulers of profession, the planetary combinations for success and failure, the karakas, or indicators of the career, and the timing of livelihood. Most importantly, you will learn the profound differences and choices between meaningless work, and meaningful vocation relative to the 21st-century revolution in the workforce. 

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Price: Prepaid conference call. $100 includes class recordings.

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