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RONNIE GALE DREYER is an internationally known astrological consultant, lecturer, and teacher specializing in both Western and Indian (Vedic) 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 ďIndian Astrology,Ē which appeared in the anthology
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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A thorough examination of one's emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual strengths and weaknesses in the context of the Western and/or Vedic Horoscopes. 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
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 Vedic 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 email for complete list, or information on any of the above-mentioned 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.,.
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 2014. Check Amazon or Barnes & Noble for copies.
Ronnie Gale Dreyer's September 2014-October 2015 Lecture, Class, and Workshop Schedule
MP3 recordings of selected lectures and workshops from 2014-15 are available as listed below. If you purchase you will receive recordings and handouts within 48 hours of order. 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.
Sunday January 18 2015. 12-2:30 PM. EST. 2015 Sensitive Degrees Webinar. All about the eclipses, retrogrades, conjunctions, and ingresses in 2015. Overview of the Year Ahead. Applies to tropical and Vedic astrology. Topics include: Repeated degrees and areas of the zodiac to keep track of; Retrogrades of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and the rest; Uranus-Pluto square, Sidereal Pisces/Tropical Cardinal (Movable) emphasis; Eclipses in Marc-April and September, and many more.
You can register below and if you cannot attend you will receive, like all other registrants, the 2 1/2 hour audio/visual recording, MP3 audio recording, audio-visual recording, and 50-plus page handout. The information and tables are invaluable, and will last you the entire year. Call-in information will be sent a day or two before the webinar. Fee: $45.
Sunday January 25, 2015. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 5. New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) In this workshop we will learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be held once every 6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. (Scroll down to 2014 for Workshops Part 1-4.) 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 NavamshaWherever we leave off is where the next workshop will begin. Fee: $75. You will receive mp3 recordings, audio-visual wmv files, and handouts.
Sunday March 15, 2015. 12-1:30 PM. EDT. Eclipse Webinar.$35. If you cannot make it, you will get the handouts, audio visual recording, and audio mp3. These two eclipses, which occur on March 20 (New Moon Solar eclipse) and April 4 (Full Moon Lunar Eclipse), see below for dates and times and degrees, are very intense and will have an impact in the world, and in your charts, especially if they hit a natal planet or point. As usual this will apply to both Western tropical, and Indian sidereal charts. This will be more detailed about the two eclipses than the Sensitive Degrees Webinar, since the entire class will only be spent on these eclipses. Mars and then Venus will transit the March 20 eclipse point this week, linking the events of this week to the March 20 eclipse, and the eclipse will take place just after the Saturn retrograde station of March 15 (yes the day of this workshop), which oftentimes bodes for something big happening in the world. In recent years events such as the sinking of the Korean Ferry last year, the typhoon in the Philippines in November 2013, and the Haiti earthquake, all occurred when eclipses occurred a few days within a retrograde planetary station. Noticeable is also the fact that the eclipse occurs on the spring equinox, but does that really have anything to do with the nature or symbolism of this eclipse? The April 4 eclipse has a direct connection to the eclipse on October 8, which occurred around the same degree, as well as the final hit of the Uranus-Pluto square. (Because most modern Indian astrologers use the outer planets, and because the applying square (or four signs) from Pluto to Uranus is a 75 percent aspect, and the aspect from Uranus to Pluto (ten signs) is a 25 percent aspect, this signature is applicable to both tropical and sidereal charts. So this will be important as well. We will look at when these eclipses are activated, both prior to the eclipse as well as after, since eclipses do not occur in a vaccum. We will look at the chart of each eclipse, and also the Metonic and Saros cylce relationship. We will look at what each eclipse will create for different ascendants. See the precise dates and times below and then be sure to sign up. Total Solar Eclipse. March 20, 2015 9:36 AM GMT. Tropical 29°∆ Pisces 27'. Sidereal. 05°∆Pi28' Uttraphadrapada. Total Lunar Eclipse. April 4, 2015. 12:05 GMT. Tropical. 14°∆ Libra 24'. Sidereal. 20°∆ Virgo 25' Hasta. The cost of the webinar is $35 which comes with handouts, audio recording, and audio-visual recording.
Sunday March 29, 2015. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 6. Nakshatras and Tithis. Upper West Side in New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) 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. This is a very information filled day and a workshop not to be missed. Fee $75. This workshop is 6th in the series of Jyotisa Fundamentals. You can join this if you have not done previous workshops, but a basic level of Jyotisa, including basic yogas, Vimshottari Dasa, and Navamsha is needed.Saturday May 30, 2015. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 7. Interpretation Tools. Upper West Side in New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) This workshop will go into detail about the rules of interpretation and forecasting, and will last over the next two workshops. 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. If you missed workshop you can order below for $75. You can join this if you have not done previous workshops, but a basic level of Jyotisa, including basic yogas, Vimshottari Dasa, and Navamsha is needed.
June 6-14, 2015. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Saylorsburg PA. Annual Jyotish Conference.Come for as many days as you like. I will be speaking on a panel, and about Women's Astrology. Jyotisa Conference
Thursday July 30, 2015. 7:30-9:00 PM EDT. Venus Retrograde-Jupiter Webinar. Fee $35. This webinar will be all about Venus Retrograde, the Venus-Jupiter conjunctions and Saturn aspect to Jupiter this year and next year. We will touch on the following Quick overview of Venus 8-year synodic cycle, conjunction with Sun, and emergence of Evening Star; This year's Venus retrograde cycle in particular. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction on July 1, August 4, October 25). The closeness of the conjunction on August 4 to the royal fixed star Regulus and what that means;. Venus-Jupiter conjunction square Saturn, which is exact on August 3. Saturn's aspect (square) to Jupiter (without Venus) in March and May 2016. Jupiter's entry into sidereal Leo and tropical Virgo. And more. Register below and remember you will get handouts and recordings if you do not attend live. You will be notified of call in information two days before webinar begins.
Tuesday Tuesday, August 11, 2015. 7:00 PM (come early), Lecture. Venus Retrograde: Love, Lust and War. Sponsored by NYC Meet Up. Location. Quest Bookshop, 240 East 53rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave.) In this talk, Ronnie Dreyer will tell you everything you wanted to know about Venus Cycles, especially its retrograde period. We will focus on this summerís retrograde Venus, which occurs from July 25-September 6, and is unique by conjoining Jupiter and Mars, squaring Saturn, and looming close to the royal star Regulus. We will talk about what it means for your love life, sexuality, and relationships in general. You may be surprised at what this yearís Venus transit actually brings. New York City Meet Up
Friday September 18, 2015. 6:30-9:00 PM (come early), FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Source of Life Center, 15 West 39th Street, rd Floor, (just west of 5th Ave), NYC. "IF IT'S NOT ONE THING, IT'S ANOTHER" A Panel Discussion on the Astrological Phenomena of the Current Time....and What You Can Do about It. with Joseph Addeo on Venus Retrograde, Meira Epstein on Pluto's Station, Ronnie Dreyer on the Eclipses. NCGR Meeting. Free to Members. $20 for Non-members, Or, become a member that evening for $55 New York City NCGR Membership Meeting
October 22-25,2015. SOTA (State of the Art) 2015 Conference. Buffalo NY. Forecasting Techniques that Really Work Indian Planetary Periods (Dashas) Indian astrologers are known for their ability to pinpoint events by dividing your life into planetary periods called Dashas. In this talk Ronnie will show you how to apply them to your own system of astrology, as well as make your own predictions concerning births, marriages, career, health, money, and spirituality. SOTA 2015
Sunday March 16, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Beginning Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Worshop. New York City. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) In this workshop we will begin at the beginning to learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. It will take place in midtown Manhattan and 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 can receive an audio-visual presentation with handouts. 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. Contact me to purchase recording and find out about the next one.
You can purchase the 6-hour audio/visual recording of this webinar below. You will receive: MP3 audio recording (in three parts), audio-visual recording, (in 2 parts) and 50-plus page handout. You will receive the webinar within 48 hours. Fee: $75.
Sunday June 8, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 2. New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) 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. You can purchase the first workshop above as well. 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. The fee is $75.
Sunday September 21, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 3. 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.Fee is $75.
Sunday October 19, 2014. 12-1:30 PM. EDT. Eclipse Webinar.$35. This talk will focus on the next two eclipses of 2014: October 8 and October 23.
Total Lunar Eclipse. October 8, 2014. 6:50 AM EDT. Tropical. 15 Aries 5. Sidereal. 21 Pisces 6. Solar Partial Eclipse. October 23, 2014. 5:58 PM EDT Tropical. 0 Scorpio 24. Sidereal. 6 Libra 26
We will take an in-depth look at these two upcoming eclipses plus its relation to the Uranus-Pluto square and the eclipses of March 20 and especially April 4, 2015, presented for both Western and Indian astrology audiences. Remember that the squares also apply to the Indian chart (as do the outer planets), since squares are 75% aspects. We will also look at when these eclipses are activated both prior to (already occurred) or in the future so that we will realize that eclipses do not occur in a vacuum, and their effects are felt for different lengths of time. We will also look at their relationship to Metonic and Saros cycles, as well as listen to your own stories about the eclipse. We will see what they mean for different ascendants. The cost of the webinar is $35 which comes with handouts, audio recording, and audio-visual recording. You can attend or get recordings afer webinar. Sign-in information will be sent after payment is received.
Sunday November 9, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 4. All About Yogas. New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) If you cannot be present, or you can only do part of the workshop, you can receive an audio-visual presentation with handouts. 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. Information about attendance will be sent once payment is received. Recordings will be sent within 48 hours of receiving payment. . Review of what was covered in previous two 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. Fee is $75.WORDS AND THINGS PRESS website
KEN IRVING'S PLANETLINES website
KENNETH IRVING'S PLANETOS website.
CVA (Council of Vedic Astrology)
AFAN (Association For Astrological Networking)
NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research)
UAC (United Astrology Conference)
ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research)
KEN BOWSER'S WESTERN SIDEREAL ASTROLOGY website.
SOTA (State of the Art Conference)
Kepler College for Astrological Arts and Sciences
New York City Chapter of NCGR
ACVA Online Program
British Association of Vedic Astrology
Astrological Association of Great Britain
KARMIC RELIEF WEBSITE OF SHELLEY ACKERMAN and her Creative Astrology Courses.
Claudia Bader's website.
WEBSITE OF ROBERT KOCH. CHECK OUT HIS BOOK "THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF VEDIC ASTROLOGY"
Komilla Sutton's website.