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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.  Please call for more information.

Saturn’s Sadi Sati:
America’s Date with Destiny

Many astrologers measure the maturity of the self when Saturn returns to the birth constellation every 29 to 30 years.  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 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 the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year. Saturn’s transit over the natal Moon represents a time when we experience a symbolic Fall and Winter in our life cycle. Saturn’s Sadi Sati brings into focus the existential reality that comes with growing older and the challenges and continuing responsibilities that come with the ageing process in face of our finite self. 

Saturn’s Sadi Sati is not just limited to the individual, as the ageing process is applicable to all nativities-including nations. America entered Saturn’s Sadi Sati when Saturn entered Capricorn in January of 2020. The US elected Joseph Biden - who assumed office in 2020 - being the oldest US President to hold office! America is now deep in Saturn’s Sadi Sati, as Saturn is currently in the same constellation of the US Moon since January of 2023. America’s Sadi Sati will not conclude until early 2028! 

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 small light of truth. Join Dennis for this class, as he will illuminate the foundational principles of the Sadi Sati in reference to the US chart. The “age Tsunami” of the “Baby Boomer” generation is front and center. The ageing of America and its date with destiny is here. It can no longer be denied.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: SundayOctober 8th, 2023      
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Prepaid Tuition $110 includes teleconference and class recording. 

Crescent Moon

Eastern Planetary Yogas
for Today’s Western Eyes                    

This class will present a comprehensive overview of the classic planetary Yogas, the auspicious and inauspicious combinations of the planets that are the foundation of Vedic chart interpretation.  Dennis will explore the Solar and Lunar Yogas, the Raja, Dhana, and Arista Yogas, as well as the classic “Great Soul” Mahapurusha Yogas. In addition, we will examine the difficult Daridra, Balarishta, and classic Vipareeta Yogas, as well as the Sanyas, or renunciate Yogas.  


In this tour de force of planetary Yogas Dennis will detail the auspicious Lakshmi and Saraswati Yogas. Dennis’ approach is always to interpret these classic Yogas, not in a literal, traditional light, but in a liberal, modern light - pertinent to the here and now for today’s western eyes.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Prepaid Tuition $110 includes teleconference and class recording.

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