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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.

2020 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 29, 2020 (additional dates to be announced)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Price: $240.00 for class and recordings

The Roaring Twenties: The Dramatic Celestial Events of 2020


2020 will be a year of great change as it features a confluence of several rare celestial events, a confluence that only occur once in a lifetime.  The year started with the January 12th  Saturn/Pluto alignment in the constellation of Sagittarius.  This planetary combination only occurs 3 times a century.  The first of the last century was 1914 and was associated with the cataclysmic First World War. 

Eclipses occur in pairs and each year features a total of two solar and two lunar eclipses six months apart for an average of four per year.  Eclipses herald a time of changes, for something is being cast into partial or total shadow creating an uncertainty of change around the time of the eclipses.  However, there are anomalous years in which there are more than the usual four eclipses and 2020 is once such year as it will feature a total of six eclipses!  You have already seen the uncertainty and volatility that is associated with the first eclipse of January 10th.  However there are 5 more to come, and the three eclipse of June/July conclude with a lunar eclipse on July 4th, the birth date of our nation!

Lastly, 2020 will end with the Jupiter/Saturn alignment which occurs in the constellation of Capricorn on the Winter Solstice, December 21st.  Jupiter and Saturn only align every 20 years and have a generational impact. In addition,  Jupiter’s sojourn of Capricorn every 12 years is associated with recessions as he revealed in his last sojourn of Capricorn associated with The Great Recession of 2008-2009. Further, 2020 is an election year and the burning questions remains:  Will a new or incumbent US President lead us through this remarkable period of uncertainty and change? Join Dennis as he looks to stars to explain the dramatic celestial events of 2020.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, Sunday May 31, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid Zoom Conference. $100 includes audio recording

Jupiter in Capricorn: Embracing The Fading Light

The brightest Planet in the night Sky is Jupiter, who is known as Guru in India.  He circuits the Sun every 12 years coming to his brightest expression in the constellation of Cancer, the sign which is associated with the summer solstice, the brightest time of the year. This is where Jupiter’s enduring light insures maximum growth.  In turn, Jupiter comes to his darkest expression in the constellation of Capricorn that is associated with the winter solstice, the darkest time of the year. This is where Jupiter’s fading light can no longer insure the growth that has been promised.  


The last time Jupiter entered Capricorn was from December 2008 to December 2009, which was dubbed “The Great Recession”, reflecting the severe economic downturn and dismal economic growth of that time.  Jupiter flirted in the early degrees of Capricorn from March 29 to June 29 of 2020, but will experience his weakest position in Capricorn later in the second half of December 2020.  The global pandemic has already created a downward economic spiral and lack of economic growth prior to Jupiter entering Capricorn.  In addition to the “Pandemic Recession” is Jupiter in Capricorn trending to a further fading of economic growth and a 2nd “Great Recession”?  Join Dennis as he answers this question and examines Jupiter in Capricorn for each of the constellations. 

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid Zoom or Phone.  $100 includes audio recording.

Rahu and America’s Date with Destiny 2020

“To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under heaven” from Ecclesiastes speaks to these times as the United States has entered into a new season of time - the planetary season of Rahu.  In Vedic astrology, Rahu is a planet of the eclipses, storm and rebellion, and it will come as no surprise that the United States was born on July 4th, 1776, in the planetary season of Rahu where the rule of order of the English King was eclipsed with the birth of our nation.

The United States has once again entered the season of storms and eclipses with the election of President Donald Trump in 2016 on a revolutionary platform in his own party while both he and US were running the planetary cycle of Rahu!  Donald Trump is running for a second term in 2020 in a storm year of economic volatility as the United States experiences a lunar eclipse on its birthday of July 4th.   


Join Dennis as he looks to the stars to forecast the fruit of this particular season, as we need only to look back on the historical record of the last time we experienced this period of time. As Mark Twain wryly explained: “history never repeats itself but often rhymes”. Join Dennis as he forecasts Rahu’s season and America’s Date with Destiny 2020.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday,  August 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Price: Zoom or Phone. $100 includes audio recording



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