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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 Religious Transformation in Modern Asia. She is the author of Healing Signs: The Astrological Guide to Wholeness and Well-Being Random House,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). Her books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Bulgarian, and have appeared in Indian versions. 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. 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 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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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. E-mail: ronniegaledreyer@gmail.com

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. 

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 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 2019-2020 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

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 NCGR

Friday October 25-Sunday October 27, 2019. Dallas TX. Future of Astrology Conference. Indian astrology conference with mostly all-women faculty including me, Joni Patry, Carol Allen, Juliana Swanson, Edith Hathaway, and many more. Organized by Joni Patry. My lecture The Predictive Power of Eclipses is Sunday October 27 at 9:00 AM. Eclipses 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. Information and Registration.

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 led by myself and Simon Chokoisky. 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 Eclipses. Solar 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. Information and Registration.

Saturday November 23-Sunday November 24, 2019. New York City NCGR Annual Education Conference. Source of Life, 15 West 39th Street, NYC. THE ASTROLOGY OF THE WORLD... AND YOU! I won't be there this year but if you are in the area, you should attend. Information and Registration.

Sunday. December 8, 2019. 11:00-3:00 PM EST. Webinar and in New York City at Source of Life. 2020 Sensitive Degrees Workshop: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses and Aspects. This is my annual presentation. Included are pages of handouts of 2020 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), Six eclipses, Planetary Stations and retrograde cycles including Venus and Mars. and so much more. This is an amazing year and we will dive right into all those degrees. Because of the number of eclipses and retrogrades we will NOT focus on theory but for those who are new to the theory of eclipses and retrogrades you will get a separate handout explaining. Early Bird rates through November 21. Information and Registration.

Thursday July 9-Monday July 13, 2020. Great Lakes Astrology Conference (GLAC), Doubletree, Ann Arbor MI.Information forthcoming. Conference InformationGreat Lakes Astrology Conference (GLAC).

Beginning Jyotisa classes will begin again in January 2020. If you are interested please email me. 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: ronniegaledreyer@gmail.com

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PAST WORKSHOPS FOR PURCHASE OR VIEWING

FOR PURCHASE. 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. This is an ongoing group but you can also follow as a standalone.

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.

FOR PURCHASE. 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. To order the recordings. Email Ronnie Dreyer

.FOR PURCHASE. 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; Sarvatobhadra 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. For purchase.

FOR PURCHASE.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. For purchase.

FOR PURCHASE 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). Purchase recordings Great Lakes Astrology Conference (GLAC).

Saturday. August 24, 2019. 10:00-11:30 AM EDT. Sarvatobhadra Chakra. Great method of prediction placing Nakshatras on a grid. $40. Free of charge if you order the Workshop from May 18 or all three. For purchase.


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.