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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, September 24, 2020 (additional dates to be announced)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Price: $240.00 for class and recordings

The 2020 Rahu/Ketu Tempest in Taurus and Scorpio

The nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu, are depicted as dragons and serpents in the astrology of both the east and the west. The symbol of the nodes is found on the back of the head of the king of snakes - the cobra. The serpent and dragon mythology of all eastern and western creation myths liken their appearance to times of archetypal struggle, as they are harbingers of storms and eclipses, representing the epic battle between the forces of light and darkness.

This year Rahu enters the constellation of Taurus and Ketu enters the constellation of Scorpio on September 19th, 2020. There they will begin their epic struggle in these constellations for the next year and a half. Join Dennis in discussion to see where the Rahu/Ketu tempest unfolds for each of the constellations - as we all must ultimately vanquish our own demons before we can assist others in their struggle to the light.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday,  October 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Price: Zoom or Phone. $100 includes audio recording

Grasping the Outer Planets in Vedic Astrology

Although traditional Vedic astrologers do not use the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto - Neo-Vedic astrologers carefully consider them in chart interpretation.  Sage Parasara discusses a category of several non-luminous planets in his classic, Brihat Hora Shastra, and contemporary Vedic astrologers consider Uranus and Neptune as non-luminous planets along with the other non-luminous planets that are recognized by Sage Parasara.

Without a comprehensive understanding of the outer planets, your astrological forecasts will be missing out on some of the most powerful karakas of transformation and change.  Understanding and utilizing these planets will enrich your Vedic chart interpretations.  This class will present an extensive overview of each of the outer planets and discuss their effects in both natal chart interpretation and by transit. Join Dennis as he sheds a light on the dark planets.   

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday,  November 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Price: Zoom or Phone. $100 includes audio recording

The Jupiter/Saturn Alignment in Capricorn: Winter is coming.

The study of astrology is the study of celestial cycles from which we derive our sense of time – from the cycles of the days and the years of our lives – to much larger turnings. There are larger celestial cycles or turnings that are not so much individual, but rather generational in context. The Saturn/Jupiter alignment is the beginning of one such cycle. 

Jupiter and Saturn align every 20 years to herald the beginning of a new generation. The last time these planets aligned was 20 years ago in May of 2000 in the constellation of Aries, which represents the Spring Equinox – heralding a time of increasing light.
Jupiter – the strongest planet of light is favored in the increasing light of Aries, and Saturn – the weakest planet of light, resides in his most unfavorable position. The last twenty years have sprung forth a rapid global economic expansion.
Now the alignment is in the constellation of Capricorn in December of 2020. The constellation of Capricorn, which represents the Winter Solstice – heralds a time of diminished light. This time Saturn – the greatest planet of darkness, is favored as Capricorn is his own domain, and Jupiter, the weakest planet of darkness, has moved into his most unfavorable position. Is the 20 years Spring of the remarkable global expansion finally over now that Winter is coming?

Join Dennis as he explores the personal and collective ramifications of this Jupiter/Saturn alignment in Capricorn for each of the constellations.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Sunday,  December 13, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Price: Zoom or Phone. $100 includes audio recording



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