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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, May 12, 2022
(additional dates to be announced)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Price: $240.00 for class and recordings

Jupiter in Pisces: The Return of the Light

In Myths and Symbols of Vedic Astrology, the late Bepin Behari details Jupiter’s praise in the holy texts as both Brihaspati and Brahamanspati in that both titles drive from the same root word as Brahma, the Hindu God of creation. The root is Bri, which means to expand and grow.  This is the essence of all things Jupiterian that are expansive and illuminative in nature.

Jupiter’s first four moons were discovered by the astronomer/astrologer Galileo when he turned his telescope upon Jupiter to usher in a new epoch in the West, revealing it was a Sun-centered solar system questioning the earlier postulates that the heavenly bodies revolved upon the earth as the center of the universe. Jupiter is the illuminator of the dark sky, a little less than 1 percent the mass of the Sun; a little bigger he would be a true star!

On April 13th, 2022  Jupiter will enter his own constellation of Pisces where his light will burn bright in his full strength for approximately one year until April 21st of 2023. Join Dennis as he will explore the astrological implications of Jupiter’s sojourn through Pisces for each of the 12 constellations, and where his illuminative and expansive nature will benefit you.  


Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, June 5th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Price: Prepaid conference call. $100 includes class recordings.

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The Karakas of Vedic Astrology:  
Keys to Correct Chart Interpretation

Dennis will present a comprehensive analysis of the Graha karakas and Bhava karakas that are used extensively in Vedic chart interpretation.  Your astrological forecasts will fall short of their intended mark without a comprehensive understanding of these karakas.

This class will present an extensive overview of the traditional karakas of each of the astrological houses, as well as the fixed and moveable karakas of each of the planets. This discussion will further explain the differences between the moveable Parasari and Jaimini planetary systems of karakas. Dennis will also explore in detail the Neo-Vedic option of the use of contemporary karakas for the outer planets: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

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