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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 “Indian Astrology,” which appeared in the anthology Religious Transformation in Modern Asia (Brill)She is the author of Healing Signs: The Astrological Guide to Wholeness and Well-Being (Doubleday Broadway and a selection of the OneSpirit Book Club), 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 (Seven Paws Press), 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 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

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 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.

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 2014. 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 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. 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 10, 2016. 12-2:30 PM. EST. 2016 Sensitive Degrees Webinar. Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses, and Aspects (For Tropical and Sidereal (Vedic) astrology) You can order the 2 1/2 hour webinar plus handouts. $35. Registration ends Saturday January 9. After that you will receive handots and recordings, but may not be able to attend live. This year's webinar 2016 Sensitive Degrees: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses, and Aspects will be packed with information about 2016. As usual, this Webinar will cover many of the degree areas of the chart that will affect you and the world including eclipses, retrograde and direct stations and cycles, ingress dates, and aspects. We will go through all of these providing you with charts that you can use the entire year. We will also focus on future repercussions from the events of this month. For those of you who attended some of my webinars and classes this past year, as well as the Saturday evening panel at Arsha Vidya in June, you may remember that I talked about an economic crisis in July, and an international incident or natural phenomenon in November. This was due to the Mars-Rahu conjunction hitting the eclipse points of March 20 and September 28. More dates to look out for will be included.

Topics and highlights of the coming year include

Eclipses. Five eclipses on March 9, March 23, August 18, September 1, September 16 (GMT).

Stations. Mars retrograde from April 17-June 29 (in addition to annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto).

Ingresses. As is always the case with Mars Retrograde, it moves retrograde every two years and two months for a period of 72-73 days. That means, as is always the case, Mars slows up so that it transits only two signs in nine months, making that section of the zodiac more potent especially for individuals for nine months. Those are Tropical Mars. Mars enters tropical Scorpio on January 3. Mars enters tropical Sagittarius on March 5, 2016. Mars retrograde enters Scorpio on May 27, 2016. Mars direct enters Sagittarius from August 2-September 27. Sidereal Mars. Mars enters sidereal Libra on December 23. Mars enters sidereal Scorpio on February 20, 2016. Mars retrograde enters sidereal Libra on June 18, 2016. Mars direct enters sidereal Scorpio from July 11-September 17.

Jupiter's entrance into tropical Libra and sidereal Virgo.

Rahu-Ketu enter sidereal Leo-Aquarius on January 9.

Aspects. Jupiter conjoins North Node-Rahu on January 23 when it is retrograde, and June 20 when it is direct. The second and third passing of the Saturn Neptune Square on June 17 and September 10 As well as Mars conjoining Saturn on August 24, Neptune conjoining South Node-Ketu on November 17, and Mars conjoining South Node-Ketu on December 26th and many more....

Saturday May 14, 2016. 12:00 Noon EDT/9:00 am PDT.Free Webinar. Mars-Saturn in Scorpio. In this webinar, we will focus on the current placement of Mars and Saturn in Scorpio and what it means for each of the 12 Ascendants. Mars will be in Scorpio from February 20-June 18, and then again from July 11-September 17, 2016, culminating in its exact conjunction on August 24, 2016. Will the conjunction between these two malefics wreak havoc, or transform your life forever? Tune into this exciting webinar and find out. Sign up at:ACVA Webinar.

Tuesday May 17, 2016. 7:30-9:00 PM EDT. Mars Retrograde Webinar.A little late perhaps but still very relevant. This workshop will take place on the day of Mars, Tuesday May 17 at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Like all my webinars if you cannot attend live you will receive the handouts, audio-visual webinar, and audio recording the next day along with everyone who attended live. And as usual this will be done from the point of view of Tropical and Sidereal. Remember that even though Mars retrogrades from April 17-June 29, the retrograde arc or shadow extends from February 17, 2016 (when Mars crosses the point where Mars eventually goes direct) to August 22(when Mars crosses the point where Mars stationed retrograde) and includes the Sun-Mars opposition, which occurs on May 22. Mars-Saturn conjunction occurs on August 24 two days after Mars leaves the retrograde arc (also called the shadow). The workshop will have some material repeated from the Sensitive Degrees Webinar, but it will mostly contain new material. The following is what will be covered. . Astronomy of Mars retrograde and Mars cycles; . Overview of past Mars retrograde periods; . Overview of the retrograde arc, retrograde cycle, Sun-Mars opposition, and Mars-Saturn conjunction; . Mars straddles tropical Sagittarius/Scorpio and sidereal Scorpio/Libra. It straddles Vishakha and Anuradha; . Effects of Mars on world events, including but not limited to US election; . Effects of Mars in the upcoming months on each ascendant; . How to cope with the stress of Mars alongside other retrogrades; . Questions and Answers. Sign up at:Mars Retrograde Webinar.

Thursday May 19, 2016. 7:00 PM. "The Predictive Power of Planetary Stations: with a focus on Current Mars Retrograde." sponsored by the Astrology Society of Connecticut, Hartford CT. Retrograde and direct stations of planets are among the best forecasting methods, especially when these sensitive degrees hit a planet or point in your chart. We will go over the retrograde cycles of the planets and look at case studies where those stations, which can often linger for a few months, offer the best timing for an event or cycle in your life. Focus will be on current Mars Retrograde. Email Ronnie Dreyer me if you would like a reading in Hartford. Information:Astrological Society of Connecticut.

Friday June 3-Sunday June 12, 2016. Annual Jyotish Kumbha Mela at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg PA. You can come for as little or as long as you want. I will be on the panel on Saturday June 4th. Speakers include Sunil John, A.B. Shukla, K.S. charak, Vinay Aditya, Gudrun Schellenbeck, Michael Sugarman, and many more. Information:Jyotish Kumbha Mela.

Sunday June 12. 12-2:30.EDT. Divisional (Varga) Charts in Two Parts. Part One. Sapta 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. If the birth planet is in a kendra or trikona bhava of one of these charts, then it adds points to their strength in sat bala. If they are in other houses, they will not contribute to the planet's strength. 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 rāśi (birth chart), hora (wealth), drekkana (siblings), which is the equivalent of the Western decanate chart, navā ṃ ś a (marriage and dharma), dvadasa ṃ ś a (parents), and trimsamsa (fortune and misfortune). Adding saptamsa (children) they become the sapta vargas. This workshop will explore the 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.

Sunday July 10. 12-2:30.EDT. Part Two. Dasa Vargas and 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. This is important for practicing astrologers since in the era of in vitro fertilization, many multiples are being born. If you cannot attend, as usual you will get the audio/visual presentation, audio recording, and handouts and the opportunity to also email me questions in the same way that attendees will get these. Once you sign up for the two parts, I will send you the Navamsa workshop from last year, since it will be important to have that information. This workshop will be held in two parts in order to break it up and review the first part without moving on to the next. Early Bird Rates by May 25. Fee: Part One and Two. $75. Sign up at:Vargas Webinar.

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. Topic to come. SOTA 2016

February 16-19, 2017. NCGR Conference: The Many Faces of Astrology. Baltimore MD. Lecture topic: The Lunar Nodes for Health and Wealth. NCGR

Past Jyotisa Webinars, Lectures and Workshops. Each workshop is approximately 5 ½-6 hours, and you receive extensive handouts, audio mp3 recording, and audio-visual wmv file of the webinar. 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. For information Email Ronnie Dreyer

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology). Part I. Beginning Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Worshop. $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.

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.

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 2. $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.

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 3. $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.Fee is $75.

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. 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.

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 5. 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

Wherever we leave off is where the next workshop will begin. Fee: $75. You will receive mp3 recordings, audio-visual wmv files, and handouts.

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. 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.

Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 7. 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.

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. You can still purchase below.

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

Star IQ

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.