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RONNIE GALE DREYER is an internationally known astrological consultant, lecturer, and teacher specializing in both Western and Indian astrology (also known as Jyotish and Hindu astrology), based in New York City. A practitioner of both of these systems, as well as a longtime student of numerous metaphysical systems, she is a pioneer in bringing Vedic astrology to the attention of, and making it accessible to, Western audiences. Ronnie has clients and students throughout the world, ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary, with teachers, politicians, salesmen, doctors, bookkeepers, sports figures, professors, and movie stars among their professions.

Ronnie is the co-author, with Dr. Nicholas Campion, of the chapter on Indian Astrology, which appeared in the anthology Religious Transformation in Modern Asia)She is the author of Healing Signs: The Astrological Guide to Wholeness and Well-Being Doubleday Broadway, Vedic Astrology: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Jyotish (Redwheel/Weiser),Your Sun and Moon Guide to Love and Life (Andrews McMeel), Venus: The Evolution of the Goddess and Her Planet (Harper San Francisco), and Indian Astrology (Aquarian Press). She has served as editor or contributor to numerous anthologies including Under One Sky (Amazon), Astrology for Women: Roles and Relationships (Llewellyn Publications), The Body: An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism (Jung Foundation), Llewellyn's Sun and Moon Sign Books (Llewellyn Publications), Hindu Astrology Lessons (Groundswell Press), What's Your Diet Sign (McGraw- Hill, and several others. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Bulgarian, and have appeared in Indian versions. Ronnie has written gift books, columns, articles and book reviews for Mountain Astrologer, Nylon, American Astrology, Horoscope Guide, NCGR memberletter, Geocosmic Journal, Astrological Association of Great Britain Journal, The Ingress, ISAR International Astrologer, www.stariq.com, www.astroved.com and numerous other astrological journals and newsletters. She has written for the New York Daily News horoscope column, and has been mentioned or quoted in articles in New York Newsday, New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, India Times, and www.belief.net.

Ronnie lectures extensively for astrology groups, conducts ongoing courses and workshops in Jyotisa (Indian Astrology), and has been on the faculty of conferences and spoken for groups throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia. She has taught or lectured at East West Books, Barnes and Noble, New York Theosophical Society, New York Open Center, and Learning Annex, and is on the faculty of ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology),and is an instructor for ACVA Online College.

Ronnie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English/Theater Arts from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Arts in South Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University where she studied Sanskrit and Hindi. She studied Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) and Palmistry, both privately and at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Benares, India with Professor Muralil Sharma.

Ronnie co-founded the first astrological computer service in the Netherlands where she lived for 13 years and was the official Dutch representative for Astro*Carto*Graphy. Ronnie also has served as manuscript reader, editorial consultant, and proofreader of new age and self-help books for several major publishing companies.

Ronnie was the corresponding secretary of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN)from 1992-1998, and its presiding officer from 1999-2003. She is currently the editor of NCGR's memberletter, and served on the AFAN Newsletter committee. Ronnie is on the Board of Directors of ACT (Astrological Conference on Techniques). She has recieved the Jyotish Kovid award and the title of Jyotish Vachaspati from the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences. AFAN presented her with its Jim Lewis Community Service Award at UAC in 1998. Ronnie is the proud recipient of the 2002 Marion D. March Regulus Award for Community Service, which she received at UAC 2002 in Orlando Florida. She holds the NCGR Level IV certificate (C.A. PAA-NCGR).

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Horoscope Interpretation

A thorough examination of one's emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual strengths and weaknesses in the context of Western and/or Indian astrology. The reading consists of all areas of your life - career, romance, health, talents, difficulties, family, etc. as well as a forecast of the next couple years. Charts for events like marriage and starting a business, or compatibility readings, or just one question about something specific are also available. Ronnie specializes in but is not limited to the horoscopes of women and their unique issues. Sessions are recorded and conducted in person in New York City or via the telephone or Skype if you are not within the immediate area. Please email for appointment and fees.Ronnie Dreyer

Private and Group Instruction
Ronnie  offers private lessons and conducts lectures, classes and weekend workshops at both beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels throughout the world, and via webinar (See schedule below).  If you have a group interested in Jyotisa (Indian astrology) classes and workshops can be arranged on request. Lessons are available either in-person, Skype, or by telephone. MP3 recordings of all of Ronnie's lectures, classes, and workshops are available. Please make payment as if you were attending, and you will receive the presentation along with handouts. Please email for any services.

B o o k s   o f   I n t e r e s t

Purchase book for $24.95 (postage included for all US orders) The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy
By Jim Lewis with Kenneth Irving, Words and Things Press.

Astro*Carto*Graphy®, developed by the late Jim Lewis, revolutionized astrology by transforming the ancient horoscope wheel into a world map that shows at a glance where a person can find love, money, vitality, or even jump-start a fading career - simply by moving to a new location. The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy, based on Lewis' writings, notes, and lectures, with additional material by Kenneth Irving, has long been hailed as the definitive work on the subject, and this new edition revises and extends the information found in the original. Detailed explanations of the changes each planet can bring to a particular location help the reader to apply Astro*Carto*Graphy's insights to his or her own life. The book also includes useful notes, an index, historical and technical notes on Astro*Carto*Graphy, a resource section for further study, and afterwords on Jim Lewis, the man and the teacher, and the continuing charitable work that stems from his legacy.


B o o k s   b y   t h e   A u t h o r

Healing Signs: The Astrological Guide to Wholeness and Well-Being, Ramdom House.

Also available in Ebook format. 

Have you ever wondered why one person seems prone to back and neck pain, while another is always suffering from colds and fevers - despite similar environments, work habits and nutrition? The answer could be as simple as the day you were born. In Healing Signs, Ronnie Gale Dreyer explores why the planets affect the human body, and how, by understanding this relationship, one can experience a higher standard of health and well-being than ever before. Though based largely on standard Western astrology, the book includes suggested diet, exercise and color and gem  therapy options to help every sign maintain optimum health. Also includes information on how current planets affect health. Translated into Dutch, Portuguese, Hungarian and Bulgarian. Highly Recommended by Susan Miller, creator of Astrology Zone


Vedic Astrology: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Jyotish, Foreword by James Braha, Samuel Weiser, Inc.,. 

Also available in Ebook format. 

This revised edition of Indian Astrology the classic, easy to understand text. Translated into Spanish as Astrologica Vedica, Czech, and in Malaysian and Indian editions. Vedic Astrology is available through local bookstores and here via the internet. through the cooperation of Amazon.com. 

"Vedic Astrology is an excellent introductory text, covering all the basics of this centuries-old predictive art. The material is well-organized, highly reasonable, and easily accessible to anyone with a sincere interest. Dreyer has done a beautiful job of bringing this normally cryptic and hidden material to life for Westerners." James Braha, author of Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer and How to Predict the Future


Venus: The Evolution of the Goddess and Her Planet, Aquarian Press, is out of print and will be revised sometime in 2017. Check Amazon or Barnes & Noble for copies.

"Ronnie Gale Dreyer explores the evolution of the goddess and the planet Venus from Paleolithic times to the present. In the process she makes an important contribution to the grass-roots movement in contemporary astrology to reclaim a more authentic pre-patriarchal understanding of the feminine principle and its expression in the lives of human beings." Demetra George, author of Asteroid Goddesses,Astrology for Yourself,Mysteries of the Dark Moon and Finding Your Way Through the Dark.


Ronnie Gale Dreyer's 2016-2017 Lecture, Class, and Workshop Schedule

MP3 recordings of selected lectures and workshops are available as listed below. If you purchase you will receive recordings and handouts within 48 hours of order. Just make payment as if you were attending. Dates for lectures and workshops will be added as confirmed. Bookmark this page and keep checking back. Ronnie will be available for chart readings at locations of lectures and workshops. If you are interested in setting up an appointment, attending one of these events, or arranging a workshop in your area,please email your request. Ronnie Dreyer.

Friday September 30, 2016. 6:30-8:30 pm. New York City NCGR Membership Meeting. Elections and Panel Discussion: Armand Diaz, Ronnie Dreyer, and John Marchesella speak about generational aspects. Location: Source of Life, 15 West 39th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. Information: NYC NCGR

Fridays October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4. 17:00-18:30 (CET) Eclipse Webinar. Everything you Have Wanted to Know about Eclipses...and More. Sponsored by Astrovedic Akademie. Information and Registration Here

Synopsis: Solar and Lunar Eclipses, along with the dates that other planets conjoin the eclipse degrees, will give you the tools you need to make accurate predictions of natal and mundane events. In both the world, and in your lives, eclipses always indicate periods of great intensity, secrets coming to light, and momentous rises and falls. They are often difficult, but more than not, they are great learning experiences. In this five-part series internationally known astrologer Ronnie Gale Dreyer will go over everything you ever wanted to know about eclipses, including the following topics: Astronomy of eclipses; Classical and modern descriptions of eclipses; Importance of Rahu and Ketu; Worldly events around eclipses; How to time and interpret their effect on your individual chart; Concentration on 2017 Eclipses; Timing of eclipse cycles such as the 18-year Saros cycle and the 19-year Metonic cycle and much more.

There will be time for you to ask about your charts and share your experiences. We will especially look at the eclipses of 2016 and 2017-how they interact, how they affected you and what to expect. This will take places in real time on five Fridays Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4. Each class will take place at 5 pm German time (CET) for 90 minutes but if you cannot do it live, you will get all the materials and recordings. It will be in English with simultaneous German translation.

Sat. October 29 and Sun. December 4, 2016. 12:00-2:30 PM EDT. Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) classes. Webinar and Live in NYC (if enough people wish to attend live) Case studies in chart interpretation and forecasting. If you cannot attend live, you will still receive audio/visual presentation, MP3 recordings, and extensive handouts. Fee: $75 for early bird registration until October 21. For more information and registration, please go to: Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa

Sun. October 30, 2016. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) classes. In this workshop we will begin at the beginning to learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be appropriate for those who are starting at the beginning, and will cover as much as time allows. It is also a great class for those who have studied with me, or have learned in the past, and want to refresh your knowledge. We will start with the basics of the chart, so that you have all the tools you need to begin to tackle chart interpretation. Topics: History and Development of Jyotisa, Overview of Naksatras (Moon Mansions), and Tithis (Lunar Days), How to read the panchang (almanac), Drawing the horoscope, Planets, Signs, Houses. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. In between there will be chances to review material and do assignments, if desired, though not mandatory. The workshop will take place on the Upper West Side in New York City, and will be simulcast as a webinar, so that you can attend wherever you are. And if you cannot be present, or you can only do part of the workshop, you will receive an audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts. Fee: $75 for early bird registration until October 22. For more information and registration, please go to: Fundamentals of Jyotisa

November 10-13, 2016. SOTA (State of the Art) 2016 Conference. Buffalo NY. One of the best conferences around. I was asked to speak but had to cancel due to a family obligation, but I still recommend it highly. Just the right balance between fabulous lectures and great socializing with the most knowledgeable people around. SOTA 2016

Saturday November 19-Sunday November 20, 2016. New York City NCGR Annual Education Conference: Demystifying Neptune: Sinner or Saint?. Sunday. November 20. 12:45-2:15. Lunchtime lecture. Introduction to Indian Astrology.Sunday. November 20. 3:45-5:15. Life on your Neptune Line: Astro*Carto*Graphy Location: Source of Life, 15 West 39th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. Information: NYC NCGR

Sunday. December 4, 2016. 12:00-2:30 PM EST Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) classes. Webinar and Live in NYC (if enough people wish to attend live) Case studies in chart interpretation and forecasting. If you cannot attend live, you will still receive audio/visual presentation, MP3 recordings, and extensive handouts. Fee: $75, which includes the first part, which was presented on October 29. For more information and registration, please go to: Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa

Sunday. December 18, 2016. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) classes.This is a continuation of the class on October 30 (see above). Topics Review of planets, signs and houses including Sanskrit terms and myths; (we will spend a lot of time on the planets since when you fully understand all the planetary implications, it will be easy to interpret what they may indicate in the chart); Interpretive tools. planetary strength and weakness; friendships; aspects; functional benefics and malefics; Beginning interpretation with case studies and celebrities; Intro to Vimsottari Dasa system, and we will look at celebrity charts to show how everything works, as well as examples from your own charts, and case studies. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, which began on October 30, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. In between there will be chances to review material and do assignments, if desired, though not mandatory. The workshop will take place on the Upper West Side in New York City, and will be simulcast as a webinar, so that you can attend wherever you are. And if you cannot be present, or you can only do part of the workshop, you will receive an audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts. Fee: $75 for early bird registration until December 5. For more information and registration, please go to: Fundamentals of Jyotisa

February 16-19, 2017. NCGR Conference: The Many Faces of Astrology. Baltimore MD. Lecture. Sunday February 19th. Topic: The Lunar Nodes for Health and Wealth. This is an exciting conference sponsored by aTgreat organization. Pre and post conference seminars. NCGR

Sat. April 1, 2017. 12:30-4:30 PM. Boston NCGR Chapter. Belmont MA. Workshop. Forecasting Techniques that Really Work: Dashas and Transits. Indian astrology is known for its predictive techniques, namely the Vimshottari Dasha System, whereas one's life is divided into planetary periods. Along with transits to the birth chart through the houses and activating planets, these two techniques will give you the tools you need to make accurate predictions. We will especially look at the double transit of Jupiter and Saturn, to pinpoint which areas of the chart will be activated in a given year. What is even better is that you do not need to know Indian astrology in order to learn about Dashas. All you need to get the most out of this lecture, is a basic understanding of how astrology works, and an open and curious mind. Lots of case studies will be looked at. Information and Registration. Boston NCGR

Past Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Webinars for Sale.

Each workshop is approximately 5 1/2-6 hours, and you receive extensive handouts, audio mp3 recording, and audio-visual wmv file of the webinar. You will receive the webinar as a rule within 48 hours of purchase. If you order multiple recordings at once, you will get a 10% discount for two, 15% discount for three, and 20% for three or more. They are sequential but can also be purchased as standalones. For information Email Ronnie Dreyer

Part I. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) Workshop. Fee. $75. This class is appropriate for those who are starting at the beginning, and will cover as much as time allows. It is also a great class for those who have studied with me, or have learned in the past, and want to refresh your knowledge. We will start with the basics of the chart, so that you have all the tools you need to begin to tackle chart interpretation. Topics: History and Development of Jyotisa; Naksatras (Moon Mansions); Tithis (Lunar Days); Basic astronomy; Planets; Signs; Houses; Chart Basics and more.

Part 2. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Fee. $75. In this workshop we will continue where the last workshop left off, which is at the beginning of interpretation. Topics for this day are as follows . Review of planets, signs and houses including Sanskrit terms and myths; (we will spend a lot of time on the planets since when you fully understand all the planetary implications, it will be easy to interpret what they may indicate in the chart) . Naksatras and tithis including reading the panchang and learning how to choose an auspicious date . Interpretive tools. planetary strength and weakness; friendships; aspects; functional benefics and benefics . Beginning interpretation with case studies and celebrities. . Intro to Vimsottari Dasa system and we will look at celebrity charts to show how everything works, as well as examples from your own charts, and case studies. Wherever we leave off is where the next workshop will begin. You can purchase the workshop and handouts.

Part 3. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Fee. $75. In this workshop we will continue where the last workshop left off, which is interpretation tools. Topics for this day are as follows . Review of what was covered in previous two workshops including interpretive tools: planetary strength and weakness; friendships; aspects; functional benefics and benefics. Introduction to Dasa work. . Introduction to Planetary yogas. . Beginning interpretation with case studies and celebrities.

Part 4. All About Yogas. Fee. $75 . Review of what was covered in previous workshops including interpretive tools: planetary strength and weakness; friendships; aspects; functional benefics and benefics. . All about Planetary yogas. Using them in Practice. We cover Mahapurusha yogas, lunar yogas, solar yogas, Raja, dhana, and Aristha Yogas. Parivartana Yogas and many many more. . Case studies and celebrities. and we will look at celebrity charts to show how everything works, as well as examples from your own charts, and case studies. Wherever we leave off is where the next workshop will begin.

Part 5. Dashas, Transits, and Navamsha. Fee. $75 In this workshop we will continue where the last workshop left off, which is interpretation tools. Topics for this day are as follows: Review of what was covered in previous worrkshops including interpretive tools: planetary strength and weakness; friendships; aspects; functional benefics and benefics, planetary yogas. Interpretation and forecasting with case studies and celebrities. Dasas and Transits. All about Navamsha

Part 6. Nakshatras and Tithis. Fee. $75 This workshop will go into detail about the Nakshatras (lunar mansions) and Tithis (lunar days). Since these were the early time divisions on the first calendars in India, this workshop will be jam packed with everything, beginning with history and working towards practical usage of the Nakshatras. In accordance with my Master's degree, we will talk about Nakshatras for women as well, and how they differ in classic texts from Nakshatras for men. We will do over symbolism, Sanskrit names, and how they work in the natal chart and in electional astrology. We will do the same for the 30 Tithis (14 waxing, 14 waning, New Moon and Full Moon). Below are key points about the workshop. This is an exciting topic since these calculations are truly Indian in origin and usage. In this workshop we will go over the following. Introduction to the history and usage of Nakshatras and Tithis. Division of tithis, and the meaning of each lunar day for electional astrology and natal charts. Division of nakshatras, and meaning and symbolism of their names. Meaning of each nakshatra for electional astrology and natal charts. Nakshatras for women and men and modern relevance. Wrap up and examples.

Part 7. Planets in Signs and Houses. Fee. $75. In this workshop we will go over the following. Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, More Yogas, Case studies using rules of interpretation and forecasting.

Part 8. Divisional (Varga) Charts. One of the most important functions of certain varga charts is whether or not the planet is strengthened or weakened, and this is one of the factors that comprise the calculation of shad bala, or the six strengths of the planet. In these next two webinars, we will focus on these, and try to look at these varga charts more traditionally ie. what Varahamihira says in Brihajjataka, as well as add other variations on how to use them. Some astrologers use six varga charts to calculate planetary strength, and some astrologers use seven. They are known as the sat (six) varga or sapta (seven) varga charts. These are rasi (birth chart), hora (wealth), drekkana (siblings), which is the equivalent of the Western decanate chart, navamsa (marriage and dharma), dvadasaᚃsa (parents), and trimsamsa (fortune and misfortune). Adding saptamsa (children) they become the sapta vargas. Adding dasamsa (career), shodasamsa (vehicles), and shastyamsa (strengths and weaknesses), they become the dasa (10) vargas. We explore the vargas with examples. We will especially look at the importance of the sarpa drekkanas, the 22nd drekkana and the 64th navamsa in terms of health.

LINKS

WORDS AND THINGS PRESS website

KEN IRVING'S PLANETLINES website

KENNETH IRVING'S PLANETOS website.

ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology)

AFAN (Association For Astrological Networking)

NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research)

New York City Chapter of NCGR

UAC (United Astrology Conference)

ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research)

Ken Bowser's Western Sidereal Astrology website.

SOTA (State of the Art Conference)

Astrological Society of Princeton

Astrological Society of Connecticut

Kepler College for Astrological Arts and Sciences

Star IQ

British Association of Vedic Astrology

Astrological Association of Great Britain

Shelley Ackerman's website.

Claudia Bader's website.

Robert Koch's website.

Komilla Sutton's website.