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PURCHASE MY 2018 SENSITIVE DEGREES WORKSHOP. Three hour workshop and 50-plus page handouts presented on Sun. Jan. 7th.2018 Sensitive Degrees Workshop
SIGN UP FOR MY PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR ON ECLIPSES AT UAC 2018 in May 2018 in ChicagoUAC Eclipse Workshop
Listen to my interview with Nadia Smirnova-Mierau about my workshop and lectures at United Astrology Conference (UAC 2018). See below for descriptions. Interview on Youtube
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), 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 also has 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.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 2018. Check Amazon or Barnes & Noble for copies.
Ronnie Gale Dreyer's 2018 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 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.
FOR PURCHASE. Sunday. January 7, 2018. 12:00-3:00 PM EST. 2018 Sensitive Degrees Workshop: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses and Aspects. Location: New York City, simultaneous Webinar, or receive podcast/webcast after.This is my annual presentation that will take place as both a webinar and live in New York City. Included are pages of handouts of 2018 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: January 31, February 15, July 13, July 27, August 11. Planetary Stations. In addition to annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, this year there will be the important Mars retrograde June 26-August 27 and Venus retrograde from October 5-November 16. Aspects. Mars-Ketu (South Node) conjunction, Mars square Uranus, Jupiter trine Neptune twice, Venus opposition Uranus. This year Uranus is highlighted since it is connected with Venus and Mars retrograde and since it will straddle tropical Aries and Taurus before it definitively enters Taurus in 2019. You will receive recordings and 40 plus handouts. $50 for webinar..
. FOR PURCHASE. Saturday. February 3, 2018. 10:00-5:00 PM EST. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 9. Planets in Signs and Houses; Atmakaraka; Case Studies. $75. Location: Upper West Side in New York City and simultaneous webinar. This is an ongoing group but you can also attend as a standalone. You can do in person in New York City, by webinar, or receive the recordings and handouts after. All workshops begin with a brief look at current planetary weather.
Friday. March 16, 2018. Lecture for the Long Island NCGR. Love, Sex, Power and War-Mars and Venus Retrograde in 2018 7:00 PM: Registration and Socializing. 7:30-9:30 PM: Lecture. Location: Merrick Golf Club Clubhouse, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, Long Island, NY 11566. In addition to annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, this year there will be the important Mars retrograde June 26-August 27 and Venus retrograde from October 5-November 16. Aspects. Mars-Ketu (South Node) conjunction, Mars square Uranus, Jupiter trine Neptune twice, Venus opposition Uranus. This year Uranus is highlighted since it is connected with Venus and Mars retrograde and since it will straddle tropical Aries and Taurus before it definitively enters Taurus in 2019. Email me for more information Ronnie Dreyer
. Saturday. April 14, 2018 and June 9, 2018. 10:00-5:00 PM Intermediate Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Intermediate Jyotisa. Vargas (Divisional Charts)and Twins Workshop in two parts. NYC Upper West Side or Webinar or Get Recordings and Handout after. Part One. Sat. April 14. The morning will be devoted to reviewing interpretation and forecasting tools with sample charts. In the afternoon we will begin with the 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. 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, navāṃśa (marriage and dharma), dvadasaṃśa (parents), and trimsamsa (fortune and misfortune). Adding saptamsa (children) they become the sapta vargas. This workshop will explore the hora, 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. Scroll down for Part Two Description. Early bird by March 15. $150 for two and $75 for one. Workshop Registration. This is an ongoing group but you can also attend as a standalone.
Listen to my interviews with Sheri Horn Hasan Talking about Eclipses. And my interview with Nadia Smirnova-Mierau about my workshop and lectures at United Astrology Conference (UAC 2018). See below for descriptions. Interview on Youtube
May 24-29, 2018. United Astrology Conference (UAC 2018): Celebrating Earth and Sky. Chicago IL. Pre-Conference Workshop. Thursday May 24. The Predictive Power of Eclipses & Lunar Nodes: How they Affect You & Your World. Eclipses and Lunar Nodes are the best predictors of natal and mundane events from ancient to modern times. Starting by reviewing eclipse/nodal cycles, we zero in on summer 2018 eclipses--7/13, 7/27, and 8/11--how they affect the world and your chart. We review each house where they fall, when they're activated and much more. Case studies of life-changing events will be looked at to show how precise they can be. (Applies to Western and Eastern astrology.); Lectures. Friday May 25. Location, Location, Location: Finding Love in All the Right (or Wrong) Places. Monday May 28. Mars Retrograde 2018: Are you Feeling the Heat?. UAC 2018
.Saturday. June 9, 2018. 10:00-5:00 PM Intermediate Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Vargas (Divisional Charts)and Twins Workshop. Part Two. Dasa Vargas, 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. People are under the wrong impression that twins only show up in the shastiamsa chart (D-60) which is NOT true at all. It can show up in any of the other divisionals and we will look at examples of this). This is important for practicing astrologers since in the era of in vitro fertilization, many multiples are being born.Early bird by March 15. $150 for two and $75 for one. Workshop Registration. This is an ongoing group but you can also attend as a standalone.
Saturday. Novemmber 18, 2018. 1:00 PM. Lecture for the Philadelphia NCGR in Willow grove PA. Topic t/b/a. Information and Registration. Philadelphia NCGR
PAST EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
FOR PURCHASE. Saturday. December 9, 2017. 10 am-5 pm. All About the Nakshatras. New York City Upper West Side/simultaneous webinar. Or get audio visual and audio recording plus handouts after the workshop. Fee. $75 This workshop will go into detail about the Nakshatras (lunar mansions). Definition and brief history of Nakshatras; Description of each focusing on the Moon's position including ruling planet, deity, characteristics; Differences in male and female charts; Using chart examples to show how they work using dispositor and description. This is an ongoing group and a continuation of Part One through Part Seven, but this can be attended or purchased as a standalone. All workshops begin with a brief look at current planetary weather. For all levels of Indian astrology but should know basics. Information
FOR PURCHASE. November 11-12, 2017. NCGR Conference: The Astrology of Now: Current Astrological Trends in the World. Source of Life Center, 15 East 39th Street, New York City.Lecture on November 12. Love and War in 2018: Lecture on Retrograde Mars and Venus in 2018.. New York City NCGR
Thursday October 26, 2017. 2:00-3:00 PM or listen after. Sheri Horn Hasan interviews me about the lingering effects of August 2017's eclipses, including the total solar eclipse @28-29 degrees Leo. You thought they were OVER? Well, think again! I will talk about what to expect when August's "twin eclipses" occur on January 31 and February 15, 2018, and discuss the general 19-year Metonic eclipse cycle. Astrologically Speaking Radio Show
FOR PURCHASE. Divisional (Varga) Charts. $75. in two parts 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.
FOR PURCHASE. If you are interested in the series of beginner's classes to purchase please email your request. Ronnie Dreyer.
Sunday. FOR PURCHASE. May 21 and Sun. June 25, 2017. 5 hours in two parts. Intermediate/Advanced Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). In this two part class we will add Ashtakavarga to our tool box. This is a great system that can further delineate why certain transits are not as bad as they seem and vice versa, since every planet contributes a certain number of bindus or points to each house. It can also tell you in interpretation why certain houses may be stronger or weaker than you would suspect. We will use all the tools covered thus far to actually look at many charts, both celebrities and from personal files, to apply in practice what we have learned. 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: $75 for two-part series.
FOR PURCHASE. Thursday. July 27, 2017. 7:30-9:30 PM EDT. Webinar. August 2017 Eclipses. This webinar focuses on the August 2017 eclipses which will take place on August 7 and August 21, 2017. Some of you have heard parts of this talk at my other lectures this year, but this one will will focus solely will NOT review all the general history of eclipse theory (as the two others above) but will focus on the Eclipses of August 7 and August 21 and will link these to the following eclipses of January 31 and February 15, 2018. We will look at the repetition of the August eclipses through its Metonic cycle (these eclipses occurred 19 years ago in 1998) and Saros cycle, which repeats every 18 years. And we will see how these affect your individual horoscopes by going through planetary and house influences, as well as be realistic (and ignore the hype) about the August 21 Eclipse, which will be visible throughout the heartland of the U.S. (Last time an eclipse was total through this area was 1918). This will be from the perpective of Western and Indian astrology. (If you do not attend live, you can get recordings and handouts after class. Allow two business days.) Fee: $40. Registration ends July 26. Register here.
Monday. July 31, 2017. 9:30-11:00 PM EDT/6:30-8:00 PM PDT. Radio Show. Interview with Anthony Picco about the August 2017 Eclipses. You can also listen to the archives, and archive of show. Heyzradio
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.