Level 1: Foundational Courses (2 courses)

In the two courses of Level 1, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the ancient science of Jyotish.

A-101 Introduction to Vedic Astrology

Astrology (Jyotish) is the study of planetary light (planetary vibrations) and its effect on human life.

While the planets do influence our lives, they do not rule us, nor do they dictate our future. With knowledge, we can respond wisely to the influence of planetary vibrations and take advantage of the wealth of information available in our astrological charts. In this introductory course, we will explore the basics of astrology, including the planets, signs, houses, aspects and transits. Once we begin to see how the planets, signs and houses are integrated, we will start to get a feel for how a chart is interpreted.

A-102 Intermediate Vedic Astrology

Learning to Interpret the Planets

During this course, students will become adept at interpreting the factors that influence each planet’s effect on our lives. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the planetary powers referred to as detriment, exaltation, debilitation and Moolatrikona and learn to determine each planet’s respective strength or weakness. Students will learn the significance of friendships and enmity between planets and the beneficial influences cast by the planets when they are in their own sign(s).