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Learn Jyotish

Study and Mentoring with Dennis Flaherty

Thank you for inquiring about my Vedic astrology audio course, which was the first ever audio course in the West available to students who wish to learn Jyotish. My course was the first audio course to be approved by both the American Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA) and the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) in the early nineties over two decades ago.

My Vedic astrology audio course consists of eight series, each with booklets and charts. The classes are live presentations and high quality audio recordings that make the student feel as if they are present for each of the classes. Each series progressively guides the student, building upon the knowledge of each series until the last series which instructs you how to start your own astrological practice. Several hundred students worldwide have purchased and completed my course these last two decades and dozens of my students have gone on to start their own successful national and international practice!

Listen to an excerpt from Series 1 of the audio course.





Three Levels of Jyotish Mentoring

The 1st level of study is my Jyotish Audio Course, for the novice, hobbyist, and aspiring professional alike. The completed course will teach you the fundamentals of Vedic astrology so you can begin reading charts like the professionals. For the more serious aspirant, who completes the Jyotish audio course exam, a diploma certificate is awarded that is accredited for 200 hours toward professional certification with the CVA. The Jyotish Audio Course is self-contained and self-directed, so the student can learn at their own pace for the first level of study. 

The 2nd level of study is available to those who have completed the audio course. Upon completion, you have the option to enroll in my ongoing Mentoring Series, which meets monthly. This live interactive class compliments and accelerates the student’s learning in a structured framework. All mentoring classes count toward CVA certification.

The 3rd level of study is available to those who are enrolled in my mentoring series and wish to become professional Vedic astrologers. Students have the option of mentoring one on one with me directly in my Personal Mentoring Program. Students requesting personal mentoring are accepted three times a year, at the start of each mentor series after a preliminary interview and evaluation.

It is my hope that I have provided you with enough information to assist you in choosing my audio course as your first choice of study in learning Vedic astrology. Once committed to the study of Vedic astrology you can exercise the affordable 2nd and 3rd levels of study to become a professional Vedic astrologer like the hundreds of students who have graduated from my comprehensive program.


Dennis Flaherty
Director, NW Institute of Vedic Sciences
Jyotish Kovid, CVA, ICAS, Jyotish Brihaspati, CVA
Jyotish Vachaspati, ICAS
Jyotish Medha Pragya, ICAS, Jyotish Medha Prabha, ICAS

Vedic Astrology Audio Course

I have designed my Vedic Astrology Audio Course in the tradition of Shruti, meaning that which is heard, to teach you the foundational principles of Vedic astrology. It has been my intention to create a living book to disseminate this knowledge through the spoken word from the teacher to the student in the time honored tradition in India. The completed course with exam diploma is credited for 200 hours toward CVA certification.

The audio Vedic Astrology Course is available in MP3 format which includes all course materials, booklets and course exam.  The 1st Series of the course may be purchased separately for $120 if you wish to sample the course.  The complete course of all 8 series is available at the discounted price of $480 - which is a 50% discount at only $60 a series.

All orders are final - no returns of exchanges.  All orders are processed by calling us at 425-778-6487.  We accept MC/Visa over the phone at the time of ordering.


Introduction to Vedic Astrology

The beginning level of the astrology of ancient India, known as Jyotish, the 'science of light' in Sanskrit, is a system of astrology and philosophy over 5000 years old. Encompassed in the Vedas, the sacred literature of ancient India, Jyotish is considered to be the 'eye' of the Veda, for its supreme insight into our human destiny.


The Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology

Intro Level

The classic fundamental concepts of Vedic astrology delivered in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner. You will begin to interpret the Grahas, Yogas, and Dasas through the charts of contemporary famous people. 


This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.


The Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology

Advanced Level

Continue to build the classic, fundamental principles of Vedic chart analysis. Learn to synthesize the Grahas in combination with each other. Explore how they operate through the various Rasis. Continue to build your knowledge of planetary Yogas, the proper use of the Navamsa chart, the various Karakas, and the effect of the Dasas through a coherent, comprehensive analysis of the charts of easily recognizable famous people. 

This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.


How to Interpret the Moon and Nakshatras

Each of the 27 Nakshatras (lunar constellations of the moon) is explored in great depth and detail; from the various mythologies, planetary rulerships, and the prominent fixed stars that are associated with the lunar constellations. The proper use of Chandra Yogas is explored, along with Panchanga, and the Synodic Cycle of the Moon. 


This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.


How to Interpret the Vedic Birth Chart

Intro Level

This class picks up the pace of chart interpretation. The lives of four famous personages are discussed in great detail, focusing on the unfolding of Karma through the classic Yogas and Vimshottari Dasa sequence. 


This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.


How to Interpret the Vedic Birth Char

Advanced Level

Advanced interpretative techniques of Vedic astrology are discussed in depth through the charts of two famous people. Each chart is comprehensively analyzed to understand the various planetary Karmas operating within the life of the individual. This class focuses on how these Karmas are triggered through the effects of Gochara (planetary transits) in tandem with the use of the Vimshottari Dasa system. 


This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.


How To Interpret The Vedic Birth Chart

Counseling Level

This class introduces the serious student to the various philosophies and doctrines of Karma in eastern thought and religion, and how these philosophies influence Vedic chart interpretation. The class further explores the dynamics of giving counsel and encourages the principles of a developing a dynamic consulting style necessary to deliver the astrological consultation in a humanistic and uplifting manner, thereby enabling the client in a positive manner. 


This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.


How to Interpret The Vedic Birth Chart

Professional Level

This class concludes the correspondence course for the aspiring practicing Vedic astrologer. The great western sage Albert Einstein once said, "Genius is knowing what's important. Being good at what one does is only the beginning to being a successful astrologer. You must know what is important in your craft, and separate it from that which is not, if you are to be truly successful. With over two decades of professional experience, Dennis will teach you what is important in chart interpretation when it comes to starting and sustaining a practice as a professional astrologer. 


This series is only available with the purchase of the complete course.

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