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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), webinars on all subjects, and is currently Guest Lecturer on Indian Cosmology for the M.A. Distance Learning Program in Cultural Astronomy at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has been on the faculty of conferences throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia, and has taught or lectured at East West Books, Barnes and Noble, New York Theosophical Society, New York Open Center, Learning Annex, and ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology). .

Ronnie holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English/Theater Arts from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Arts (M.A.)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 editor of NCGR's memberletter (1999-2017), corresponding secretary of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN)from 1992-1998, and its presiding officer from 1999-2003. She also 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 2018. 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 Lecture, Class, and Workshop Schedule. dECEMBER 2017-nOVEMBER 2018

You can sign up for webinars and classes to attend live, or receive recordings (audio and visual) and extensive handouts of selected lectures and workshops as listed below. You will receive recordings and handouts within 72 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.


FOR PURCHASE. Saturday. December 9, 2017. 10 am-5 pm. All About the Nakshatras. New York City Upper West Side/simultaneous webinar. You will receive 5 hours of audio-visual recordings, audio recordings, and extensive handouts. Fee. $75 This workshop will go into detail about the Nakshatras (lunar mansions). Definition and brief history of Nakshatras; Description of each focusing on the Moon's position including ruling planet, deity, characteristics; Differences in male and female charts; Using chart examples to show how they work using dispositor and description. This is an ongoing group but can be purchased as a standalone. All workshops begin with a brief look at current planetary weather. For all levels of Indian astrology but should know basics.

FOR PURCHASE. Sunday. January 7, 2018. 12:00-3:00 PM EST. 2018 Sensitive Degrees Workshop: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses and Aspects. Location: New York City, simultaneous Webinar, or receive podcast/webcast after. This is my annual presentation that will take place as both a webinar and live in New York City. Included are pages of handouts of 2018 charts and tables. I focus on degrees and dates to watch for in the upcoming year and is presented according to both Tropical and Sidereal (Jyotisa) zodiacs. This year will include Lunations (New and Full Moons), Five eclipses: January 31, February 15, July 13, July 27, August 11. Planetary Stations. In addition to annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, this year there will be the important Mars retrograde June 26-August 27 and Venus retrograde from October 5-November 16. Aspects. Mars-Ketu (South Node) conjunction, Mars square Uranus, Jupiter trine Neptune twice, Venus opposition Uranus. This year Uranus is highlighted since it is connected with Venus and Mars retrograde and since it will straddle tropical Aries and Taurus before it definitively enters Taurus in 2019. You will receive recordings and 40 plus handouts within 48 hours of order. $50 for webinar.


Saturday. February 3, 2018. 10 am-5 pm. Planets in Signs and Houses and Atmakaraka. New York City Upper West Side/simultaneous webinar. You will receive 5 hours of audio-visual recordings, audio recordings, and extensive handouts. Fee. $75 Planets in Signs and Houses, and Defining the Atmakaraka (soul indication and highest manifestation in the chart) and what happens when each planet is in that role. Case studies to illustrate. This is an ongoing group but can be purchased as a standalone. All workshops begin with a brief look at current planetary weather. For all levels of Indian astrology but should know basics. PURCHASE RECORDINGS.

.Saturday. April 14, 2018 and June 9, 2018. 10:00-5:00 PM Intermediate Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Intermediate Jyotisa. Vargas (Divisional Charts)and Twins Workshop in two parts. NYC Upper West Side, simultaneous Webinar or Get Recordings and Handout after. Part One. Sat. April 14. The morning will be devoted to reviewing interpretation and forecasting tools with sample charts. In the afternoon we will begin with the Vargas. 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. 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 rāśi (birth chart), hora (wealth), drekkana (siblings), which is the equivalent of the Western decanate chart, navāṃśa (marriage and dharma), dvadasaṃśa (parents), and trimsamsa (fortune and misfortune). Adding saptamsa (children) they become the sapta vargas. This workshop will explore the hora, drekkana, dvadasamsa, trimsamsa and saptamsa with examples. We will especially look at the importance of the sarpa drekkanas, the 22nd drekkana and the 64th navamsa in terms of health. Scroll down for Part Two Description. Purchase recordings. This is an ongoing group but you can also attend as a standalone.

May 24-29, 2018. United Astrology Conference (UAC 2018): Celebrating Earth and Sky. Chicago IL. Pre-Conference Workshop. Thursday May 24. Purchase recordings. The Predictive Power of Eclipses & Lunar Nodes: How they Affect You & Your World. Eclipses and Lunar Nodes are the best predictors of natal and mundane events from ancient to modern times. Starting by reviewing eclipse/nodal cycles, we zero in on summer 2018 eclipses--7/13, 7/27, and 8/11--how they affect the world and your chart. We review each house where they fall, when they're activated and much more. Case studies of life-changing events will be looked at to show how precise they can be. (Applies to Western and Eastern astrology.); Lectures. Friday May 25. Location, Location, Location: Finding Love in All the Right (or Wrong) Places. Monday May 28. Mars Retrograde 2018: Are you Feeling the Heat?UAC 2018

.Saturday. June 9, 2018. 10:00-5:00 PM Intermediate Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Vargas (Divisional Charts)and Twins Workshop. Part Two. Dasa Vargas, the Balance of Vargas. Adding dasamsa (career), shodasamsa (vehicles), and shastyamsa (strengths and weaknesses), they become the dasa (10) vargas. We will look at these (minus Navamsa which we already looked at). We will also look at other varga charts from classical texts which make up the shodasavargas (16 vargas), which include vimsamsa (spirituality), as well as the panchamsa (power), shastamsa (health), and ashtamsa (life and death), which are not one of the classical 16. Then we will look at my preliminary research on twins and how this relates to the vargas in ways you may not consider. People are under the wrong impression that twins only show up in the shastiamsa chart (D-60) which is NOT true at all. It can show up in any of the other divisionals and we will look at examples of this). This is important for practicing astrologers since in the era of in vitro fertilization, many multiples are being born. Purchase recordings. Workshop Registration. This is an ongoing group but you can also attend as a standalone.

Friday June 8-Sunday June 17, 2018. Annual conference. Jyotish Kumbh Mela. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg PA. Saturday evening. June 9. Panel discussion on the year ahead for U.S. and India. Tuesday June 12. 2:30-5:30. Analyzing the Horoscopes of Twins. Speakers: Sunil John, David Frawley, Ks Charak, Vinay Aditya, VP Goel, Sambhavi Chopra, Rakesh Mishra, Simon Chokoisky Michael Sugarman, Michiel Boender, and myself. Go for entire conference or whichever days you like. Transportation always available. Email me for purchase of Twins Workshop.

Friday October 5-Sunday October 7, 2018. Future of Astrology Conference. Indian astrology conference with all-women faculty. Dallas TX. Organized by Joni Patry. My lecture is Sunday on Drekkana and Trimshamsha. Information and Registration.

Saturday November 17-Sunday November 18, 2018. New York City NCGR Annual Astrology Conference. Source of Life Conference Center. 15 West 39th Street. New York City. My lecture is Saturday. Information.

Sunday. November 18, 2018. 1:00 PM. Lecture for the Philadelphia NCGR in Willow Grove, PA. Topic tba. Information and Registration. Philadelphia NCGR

If you are interested in the series of beginner's classes in Indian astrology to purchase please email your request. Ronnie Dreyer.





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.