Foundations Course

Vedic Astrology Foundation Course Syllabus

8 March  to 8 November 2021 — Mondays Only - 6pm Pacific | 7pm GMT

Week 1

The overview of the Course - The Philosophy of the Vedic Astrology- Understanding Karma, the transmigration of the Soul, the four aims of life and the spiritual basis on which all Vedic principles are formed, Gunas, Prakriti. Vedas, Upanishads. The Sidereal Zodiac, The North Indian and the South Indian Charts. The Ayanamsha, Whole signs, Bhavas, House cusps, etc. The Five Great Elements, Panchang, the Overview of Vedic Astrology.

Week 2

The Nava Grahas — The Nine Planets Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Mithun, Guru, Shukra and Shani - Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Rahu Ketu, the Shadow Planets.

Week 3

The nine planets continued.

Week 4

Saturn and Rahu Ketu - Shadow planets, How past karma controls our present and more.

Week 5

Planetary relationships, exaltation and debilitation, planetary strengths and aspects, karakas.

Week 6

TThe Rashis (Zodiac signs) Mesha (Aries) to Mina (Pisces), Kalapurusha.

Week 7

The Rashis (Zodiac signs) Mesha (Aries) to Mina (Pisces), Kalapurusha.

Week 8

Rashis, the Zodiac signs continued.

Week 9

Characteristics of Rashis, their rulers and how they influence planets. Prakriti, Rashi aspects and much more.

Week 10

The Bhava Chakra - the twelve houses of the Zodiac. The karakas (significators), the meanings, the rulers of each house. How the placement of house rulers affect the chart. 1st to 12th houses. Lagna Bhava Chakra continues.

Week 11

Bhava continues.

Week 12

Bhava continues.

Week 13

Bhava qualities.

Week 14

Lagna, the ascendant Sudharshan chakra and different view-points from Sun and Moon Lagna. The positive and the negative planets for each Lagna.

Week 15

Lagna is continued. The importance of Lagna Lord.

Week 16

Introduction to Nakshatras, the stars beyond the zodiac, the role of symbols, deities, gunas and lunar mandala.

Week 17

Nakshatra characteristics.

Week 18

Strengths and weaknesses from Nakshatra.

Week 19

Ashwini to Rohini.

Week 20

Mrigasira to Ashlesha.

Week 21

Magha to Swati.

Week 22

Vishkaha to Uttara Ashadha.

Week 23

Shravana to Revati.

Week 24

Planetary Yogas - Panchamahapurusha, Raja yogas, Pravrajya, Sun and Moon yogas, Gajakesari, Kemadruma - many yogas will be taught.

Week 25

Yogas - Panchamahapurusha, Sun and Moon.

Week 26

Yogas – Raja Yoga, Neechabhanga, Cancellation of Debilitation Yoga and more.

Week 27

Vimshottari Dasha system - the unique predictive system of Vedic astrology based on the Nakshatras. The predictive techniques that will make the knowledge of Jyotish come alive.

Week 28

The Various Dashas.

Week 29

How to analyse Dasha and Bhuktis.

Week 30

Gochara, the transits to include Jupiter good transits and Saturn's Challenging one including sade sati, daily, monthly, yearly movement of the planets and how they affect and change the quality of the chart.

Week 31

Panchanga, the 5 limbs of the day. Dina, Nakshatra, Tithi, Karana, Yoga.

Week 32

Introduction to Vargas,  the 16 harmonic charts with special emphasis on the Navamsha- the 9th harmonic dealing with relationships and dharma. Vimshopaka, Visheshika amsha.

Week 33

Rules for Varga, Hora, Drekkana, Saptamsha.

Week 34

Navamsha, Dasamsha and Shastiamsha.

Week 35

Upaye - remedial measures, the different ways to improve the birth chart.

Week 36

Putting it all together - chart analysis.


All Classes will be recorded and available for download.

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