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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
Begins Thursday, September 22, 2022
(additional dates to be announced)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Price: $250.00 for class and recordings

Sacred Astrology: Spiritual Dimensions of Jyotish

Jyotisha, the astrology of India is considered one of the six limbs of the Vedas, the spiritual scripture of India. It is held in high esteem to be “the eye of the Veda” for its supreme ability to see deeply into the nature and purpose of our earthly sojourn.  Much of astrological practice embraces the practical dimensions of timing and forecasting in the secular domains of life.  Sacred astrology embraces the spiritual dimensions of this earthly sojourn.  

So it is only natural that many seekers of the sacred come to Vedic astrology in search of their spiritual purpose and spiritual path. Therefore, the serious student of Jyotish must be prepared to answer these profound questions of spiritual import.  In this workshop, Dennis will illuminate the spiritual dynamics of the Vedic chart to instruct you in utilizing the extraordinary tools available to delve deeply into the spiritual nature of each chart.   This class will explore the planets of spiritual light and the places of spiritual light that are revealed in the Vedic chart.  Dennis will explain each Marga, the divine paths of light illuminating all seekers in the timeless search for spiritual knowledge, God, and enlightenment.    

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Price: Prepaid conference call. $100 includes class recordings.

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Saturn’s Sadi Sati: The Time of Your Life 

Many astrologers measure the maturity of the self when Saturn returns to his natal constellation every 29 to 30 years in your chart.  Vedic astrologers measure the maturity of the self by the cycle of Saturn’s Sadi Sati.  This term refers to the 7 ½ years cycle it takes Saturn to completely transit both sides of the natal Moon.  In Vedic astrology, the Moon becomes the focus of Saturn’s transit as the Moon represents the foundation of self-awareness that starts with our familial responsibilities and culminates with our responsibilities in the world.

Saturn is the planet of Uttara Ayana; the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year. Symbolically, Saturn’s transit over the natal Moon represents a time of enveloping darkness where we begin to view existence in a less favorable light.  This time often represents the proverbial dark night of the soul, the deepening existential crises that come with our sense of growing older, and the growing responsibilities that come with the aging process in face of our finite self. 

Yet there is a profound spiritual side to Saturn’s Sadi Sati as if is often during the darkest times that the contrasting light is brightest.  Saturn shows us the finite self in contrast to the harsh realities of life.  He is called the “Lord of Truth”, and it is his great work to show us the timeless truths in a timely manner.

If you are prepared to awaken to the truth, Saturn will help you seize what is true and renounce what is false before it is too late - for paradoxically darkness illuminates the truth.  The principles of the Sadi Sati will be illuminated through the chart of America’s oldest Presidents, Donald Trump, and Joseph Biden, as well as the chart of the United States which has already entered Saturn’s Sadi Sati.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

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