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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 Jyotisa 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
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 has also 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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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. E-mail: email@example.com
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.
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$24.95 (postage included for all US orders) The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy
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.
Vedic Astrology: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Jyotish, Foreword by James Braha, Samuel Weiser, Inc.,.
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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.Astrologica Vedica
"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, HarperCollins, is available through Amazon. New revised edition due out in 2019.
Ronnie Gale Dreyer's 2019 Lecture, Class, and Workshop Schedule.
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. Dates for lectures and workshops will be added as confirmed. New Jyotisa classes will begin in March or April. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for additional dates. 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. Past events and workshops available for purchase. Please request information about Jyotisa classes if not listed below. Email Ronnie Dreyer
Saturday. December 22, 2018. 7:00 AM EST/8:00 PM AWST. Webinar for the NCGR Taiwan Chapter in English with simultaneous Chinese translations. Finding Love in all the right and Wrong Places with Astro*Carto*Graphy and Finding Success with Jupiter.Information and Registration.
FOR PURCHASE. Saturday. January 5, 2019. 12:00-4:00 PM EST. 2019 Sensitive Degrees Workshop: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses and Aspects. This is my annual presentation. Included are pages of handouts of 2019 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: Planetary Stations and retrograde cycles; and Saturn Ketu (South Node) conjunctions in tropical Capricorn/sidereal Saturn. You will receive audio recordings (mp3), audio-visual recordings (mp4) and 40 plus page handouts within 48 hours of order. Order Webinar recordings.
Saturday. March 30, 2019. 10:00-5:00 PM. Muhurta (Electional Astrology) in the morning. Chart interpretation in the afternoon. In this workshop we will review the panchang (almanac) and look at the classical ways to choose the most auspicious dates and times to begin events. We will go over planetary hours, as well as the Panchang elements: day of the week, Nakshatra, Tithi, Yoga, and Karana. Rules for specific topics such as marriage, surgery, moving house, travel etc. We will go over setting up an electional chart from start to finish. We will use my marriage date and time as one example of how to set up an chart from start to finish, as well as other charts for medical procedures, and starting an enterprise. Even if you think you know this material, there is always more that you may not know. This is the first of a series of advanced topics. The next workshops on May 18 and June 15 will address topics like Advanced prediction including Varhsaphal (solar returns) and Jaimini techniques. See below. Info and Registration. This is an ongoing group but you can also follow as a standalone.Tuesday April 9, 2019. New York City Astrology Meetup. New York Theosophical Society/Quest Bookshop Meeting Rooms, 240 E. 53rd Street, New York City. The Lunar Nodes Explained . Ronnie will explore the North and South Node, known as Rahu and Ketu in Indian astrology. Her presentation will bridge how both Western and Eastern astrology interpret these nodes in the natal chart. She will dive deep into how the Nodes unlock secrets and force us to come to terms with our deepest emotions. Ronnie will also review the 18.6 year Nodal cycle, and distinguish between the True and Mean Node. fter the break, she will explore how the Nodes in transit manifest in world events as well as personally in your own chart. By using celebrity charts, Ronnie will show how the transiting Nodes activate life-changing events. She will also explore a unique configuration in 2019 - the three conjunctions of Saturn and South Node between April and October. For information Astrology Meetup.
Friday. April 19, 2019. 12:00-4:00 PM. Free Naksatra Summit Webinar with Ronnie Gale Dreyer, Sam Geppi, Arjun Pai, Sunilee Pawar, and Ksanati. Free Webinar Event Where Vedic Astrologers Join Together on a Panel to Discuss Naksatras.The Theme of This Webinar is Understanding The Naksatra in Comprehensive Detail From Many Different Angles. This Includes History, Origin, Karma, Affects, Lessons, and How The Naksatra Will Function Based on Transit, Graha Traveling in The Naksatra, and Various Chart Positions. Additionally, Various Methods and Techniques of Applying and Using The Naksatra Will Be Discussed. See full webinar. Free Naksatra Summit Webinar.
Friday April 26-Sunday April 28, 2019. Astrovedic Akademie Jyotish Conference.Alzey, Germany and simultaneous online. English with German translations. Jaya Sekhar, Nalinikanta Das, and Ronnie Gale Dreyer. My presentation is Friday April 26th and focuses on ongoing research into the similarities and differences in the charts of twins. We will look at how the 3rd house represents the younger twin while the 11th house represents the older twin. Then we will see how the charts are distinguished in the Varga charts in ways you may not consider. The difference between twins often shows up in several varga charts and not just the shastiamsa chart (D-60) as many people think. This is important for practicing astrologers since in the era of in vitro fertilization, many sets of twins are being born. Information and Registration Astrovedic Akademie Jyotish Conference.Sunday April 28, 2019. 1:00-5:00 PM. New Jersey NCGR. Lincoln Park, NJ. Workshop: All About the Lunar Nodes: Forces to be Reckoned WithWhether you know them as the North and South Node, Rahu and Ketu, or the dragon’s head and tail, these points in the chart are forces to be reckoned with. In this workshop we will look at the Nodes from all angles: astronomy, mythology, connection to eclipses, positions in the natal chart and their 18.6 year cycle. Special attention to Nodal transits and the present Saturn-South Node conjunction to show the good, bad and the ugly ramifications of the influence especially on love, health, and wealth. Case studies will be presented in both Western and Indian systems. For information on how to attend or how to order the recordings. Email Ronnie Dreyer.Saturday. May 18, 2019. 10:00-5:00 PM. Advanced Methods of Prediction. Adding to the repertoire of Vimshottari Dasha and transits, we will look at Varshaphal (solar returns), which is part of Tajika, or Persian, astrology that entered the Indian system around the end of the first millennium; Sudarshana Chakra, which is a proven predictive method; Yogini Dasha and then we will blend them all to find the key to forecasting. Case studies will illustrate. This is the second in a series of advanced topics. (March 30, May 18, and June 15.) They can be taken together or as standalones. Early bird rates through March 15. Info and Registration. Thursday May 30- Sunday June 9, 2019. Annual conference. Jyotish Kumbh Mela. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg PA.For information Jyotish Kumbh Mela
Saturday June 15. 10:00-5:00 PM. Introduction to Jaimini Techniques. Includes Karaka system; Rashi aspects, Arudha Lagna, Chara Dasha, etc. Case studies. This will be taken, as much as possible, from the Upadesa Sutras, the classic text on Jaimini astrology, which is the basis for many (though not all) teachers' approach to this system. This is the third in a series of advanced topics. (March 30, May 18, and June 15.) They can be taken together or as standalones.Early bird rates through March 15. Info and Registration.
Thursday June 27-Monday July 1, 2019. Great Lakes Astrology Conference (GLAC), Holiday Inn, Ann Arbor MI.My lectures are Astro*Carto*Graphy Secrets Revealed (Friday 6/28) and The Lunar North and South Node: Forces to be Reckoned With (Sunday 6/30). Conference Information and Registration Great Lakes Astrology Conference (GLAC).
Saturday. July 6, 2019. 10:00-11:30 AM EDT. July 2019 Eclipses. Early bird reg till July 1. $25. After July 1. $35. Topics: July 2 and July 16 Eclipses; When they are activated; How they fit with Mars, Saturn, Ketu (S. Node), Pluto; Effect on your chart; Saros and Metonic Cycles; And much more. If you cannot attend live you will get the recordings and handouts after like everyone else. From Western and Indian standpoint. Information and Registration.
Thursday. September 12, 2019. 7:00 PM. Lecture for the Long Island NCGR Chapter in Merrick Long Island. Topic. All About those Magnificent Fixed Stars.. Let’s explore the astronomy and astrology of the fixed stars, whose remarkable appearance in the night sky determine their natal and mundane interpretation. We will see numerous examples of stars conjoining a planet or angle, and how transits to those degrees have a life-changing effect. Finally, we will view the lunar mansions, which center around a bright star. Stars we will discuss include: Aldebaran, Regulus, Antares, Fomalhaut (the four Persian royal stars), Spica, Scheat, Algol, Betelgeuse, Sirius, Zosma, Vega and others. Information and Registration. Long Island NCGRFriday October 25-Sunday October 27, 2019. in Dallas TX. Future of Astrology Conference Indian astrology conference with mostly all-women faculty including me, Joni Patry, Carol Allen, Juliana Swanson, Edith Hathaway, Austin Patry and many more. Organized by Joni Patry. My lecture is Sunday October 27. 9:00 AM. The Predictive Power of EclipsesEclipses are among the best predictors of major trends and events on a personal and mundane level. Referencing Indian classics and over 40 years’ experience in the astrological trenches, Ronnie will share her knowledge about how eclipses impact your life with emphasis on intensity and revelations that eclipses create, periods when planets and Nodes meet the eclipse point, the 19-year Metonic cycle, and many case studies that will illustrate how they work so you can apply the knowledge to your own charts. Future of Astrology Conference. 2018 conference recordings available
Thursday November 21-Monday November 25, 2019. in Sedona AZ. Sedona Vedic Astrology ConferenceVedic astrology with many great astrologers. Thursday Nov. 21. All-Day workshop.The Magic of Sanskrit for Vedic Astrologers We will learn about the magic of Sanskrit sounds and words that make up the deeper meaning of the planets, signs, houses and nakshatras in Jyotish. Included will be the proper pronunciation of these concepts and becoming acquainted with all the different Sanskrit words for them, many of which you may not be familiar with. Sample horoscopes will show how understanding the Sanskrit roots will enhance the way you approach interpretation and forecasting. Saturday Nov.23. Lecture. Unlocking the Secrets of EclipsesSolar and Lunar Eclipses are among the best predictors of natal/mundane events from ancient to modern times. Starting by reviewing eclipse and nodal cycles, we will see how and when eclipses get activated focusing on when planets and Nodes hit the eclipse degree, and when they affect your chart. Case studies of life-changing events will be looked at to show how precise eclipses can be in creating intensity, unlocking secrets, and revealing truth for better or worse. Info and reg. Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference.
Beginning Jyotisa classes will begin again in September 2019. New ongoing advanced workshops will begin on Saturday March 30 (see above). If you wish to obtain ACVA certification and would like tutoring to prepare you please email me. Please email for list of recordings of past classes and workshops for sale. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.