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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
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 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
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.,.
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 2017. Check Amazon or Barnes & Noble for copies.
Ronnie Gale Dreyer's 2016-2017 Lecture, Class, and Workshop Schedule
Recordings of selected lectures and workshops are available as listed below. You can join the beginning and intermediate classes at any time, and can also purchase the recordings as shown below. You will receive recordings and handouts within two business days 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.
Friday September 30, 2016. 6:30-8:30 pm. New York City NCGR Membership Meeting. Elections and Panel Discussion: Armand Diaz, Ronnie Dreyer, and John Marchesella speak about generational aspects. Location: Source of Life, 15 West 39th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. Information: NYC NCGR
Fridays October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4. 17:00-18:30 (CET) Eclipse Webinar. Everything you Have Wanted to Know about Eclipses...and More. Sponsored by Astrovedic Akademie. Information and Registration Here Synopsis: Solar and Lunar Eclipses, along with the dates that other planets conjoin the eclipse degrees, will give you the tools you need to make accurate predictions of natal and mundane events. In both the world, and in your lives, eclipses always indicate periods of great intensity, secrets coming to light, and momentous rises and falls. They are often difficult, but more than not, they are great learning experiences. In this five-part series internationally known astrologer Ronnie Gale Dreyer will go over everything you ever wanted to know about eclipses, including the following topics: Astronomy of eclipses; Classical and modern descriptions of eclipses; Importance of Rahu and Ketu; Worldly events around eclipses; How to time and interpret their effect on your individual chart; Concentration on 2017 Eclipses; Timing of eclipse cycles such as the 18-year Saros cycle and the 19-year Metonic cycle and much more.It will be in English with simultaneous German translation.
Sat. October 29 and Sun. December 11, 2016. 12:00-2:30 PM EDT. Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) classes. Parts One (interpretation) and Two (forecasting) Webinar and Live in NYC (if enough people wish to attend live) Case studies in chart interpretation and forecasting. Purchase now. You will receive MP4 audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts within two business days and have the opportunity to email follow up questions. Fee: $90 for two-part series (See December 11.)To purchase only Part One for $50.
Sun. October 30, 2016. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) classes. In this workshop we will begin at the beginning to learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be 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, Overview of Naksatras (Moon Mansions), and Tithis (Lunar Days), How to read the panchang (almanac), Drawing the horoscope, Planets, Signs, Houses. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. Purchase now. You will receive MP4 audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts within two business days and have the opportunity to email follow up questions. Fee: $90.
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. Just the right balance between fabulous lectures and great socializing with the most knowledgeable people around. SOTA 2016
Saturday November 19-Sunday November 20, 2016. New York City NCGR Annual Education Conference: Demystifying Neptune: Sinner or Saint?. Sunday. November 20. 12:45-2:15. Lunchtime lecture. Introduction to Indian Astrology.Sunday. November 20. 3:45-5:15. Life on your Neptune Line: Astro*Carto*Graphy Location: Source of Life, 15 West 39th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. Information about NCGR and recordings available: NYC NCGR
Sunday. December 11, 2016. 12:00-2:30 PM EST Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa (Indian Astrology) Webinar. Parts One (interpretation) and Two (forecasting). Case studies in chart interpretation and forecasting. Purchase now. You will receive MP4 audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts within two business days and have the opportunity to email follow up questions. Fee: $90 for two-part series (See October 29.)To purchase Part 2 only for $50.
Sunday. December 18, 2016. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 2. This is a continuation of the class on October 30 (see above). Topics: Review of planets, signs and houses (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); Interpretive tools. planetary strength and weakness; friendships; aspects; Candra Lagna; Beginning interpretation with case studies and celebrities. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, which began on October 30, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. In between there will be chances to review material and do assignments, if desired, though not mandatory. Purchase now. You will receive MP4 audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts within two business days and have the opportunity to email follow up questions. Fee: $90.
Sunday. January 22, 2017. 12:00-2:30 PM EST. 2017 Sensitive Degrees Webinar: My Annual Presentation.This is my annual webinar that lists degrees and dates to watch for in the upcoming year and is presented according to both Tropical and Sidereal (Jyotisa) zodiacs and includes Lunations (New and Full Moons), four eclipses in February and August (especially the total solar eclipse on Augsut 21 that goes through America's heartland and Donald Trump's ascendant), Retrogrades (especially Venus), Ingresses, etc., You will receive recordings and 40 plus handouts, even if you cannot attend live. Will also do on in New York City in person if enough interest. Fee: $45. More info and registration. Webinar
Sunday. January 29, 2017. 10:00-5:00 PM EST. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 3. This is an ongoing group and a continuation of Part One and Part Two (see Oct. 30 and Dec. 18 above), but you can join at any time. It will be presented simultaneously on the upper west side in New York City and as a webinar. You can also purchase and receive presentation after. Topics: Interpretive tools. Planetary strength and weakness; Continuation of Planetary Friendship and Enmity; Minor aspects; Functional (Individual) Benefics and Malefics, Yoga Karakas; Planetary Maturity, Combustion, Planetary War, Astronomy and Retrogrades, Yogas; Beginning interpretation with case studies and celebrities. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, which began on October 30, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. In between there will be chances to review material and do assignments, if desired, though not mandatory. Early bird registration $75 through January 23. After $90. Space limited. Register here.
February 16-19, 2017. NCGR Conference: The Many Faces of Astrology. Baltimore MD. Lecture. Sunday February 19th. Topic: The Lunar Nodes for Health and Wealth. This is an exciting conference sponsored by aTgreat organization. Pre and post conference seminars. NCGR
Sat. April 1, 2017. 12:30-4:30 PM. Boston NCGR Chapter. Belmont MA. Workshop. Forecasting Techniques that Really Work: Dashas and Transits. Indian astrology is known for its predictive techniques, namely the Vimshottari Dasha System, whereas one's life is divided into planetary periods. Along with transits to the birth chart through the houses and activating planets, these two techniques will give you the tools you need to make accurate predictions. We will especially look at the double transit of Jupiter and Saturn, to pinpoint which areas of the chart will be activated in a given year. What is even better is that you do not need to know Indian astrology in order to learn about Dashas. All you need to get the most out of this lecture, is a basic understanding of how astrology works, and an open and curious mind. Lots of case studies will be looked at. Information and Registration. Boston NCGR
Each workshop is approximately 5 1/2-6 hours, and you receive extensive handouts, audio mp3 recording, and audio-visual wmv file of the webinar. You will receive the webinar as a rule within 48 hours of purchase. 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
Dashas, Transits, and Navamsha. Fee. $75 In this workshop we will cover some interpretation tools, Dasas and Transits. All about Navamsha
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.
Planets in Signs and Houses. Fee. $75. In this workshop we will go over the following. Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, Yogas, Case studies using rules of interpretation and forecasting.
Divisional (Varga) Charts. 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. 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 rasi (birth chart), hora (wealth), drekkana (siblings), which is the equivalent of the Western decanate chart, navamsa (marriage and dharma), dvadasaṃsa (parents), and trimsamsa (fortune and misfortune). Adding saptamsa (children) they become the sapta vargas. Adding dasamsa (career), shodasamsa (vehicles), and shastyamsa (strengths and weaknesses), they become the dasa (10) vargas. We explore the vargas with examples. We will especially look at the importance of the sarpa drekkanas, the 22nd drekkana and the 64th navamsa in terms of health.
LINKSWORDS 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
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.