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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), 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.,.
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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 2017-2018 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. 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. Case studies from files and celebrities.. 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. Sun. October 30, 2016. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part One. 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: $75.
FOR PURCHASE. 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) but can purchase as standalone. 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: $75.
FOR PURCHASE. 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. Fee: $45. More info and registration.
FOR PURCHASE. 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. 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.
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. FOR PURCHASE AT NCGR
FOR PURCHASE. Saturday. March 11 2017. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 4. Yogas. This is an ongoing group and a continuation of Parts One through Three (see Oct. 30, Dec. 18, and Jan. 29 above), but you can join at any time. Topics: Review of first steps in reading a chart; he rest of the day will be devoted to planetary yogas, or combinations of planets that form specific meanings. They include double and triple planetary yogas, mahapurusha (great person) yogas, raj (royal) yogas (all types) dhana (money) yogas and aristha (sorrow) yogas and parivartana yogas (three types of mutual reception). We will have many examples of how they work. 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. $75.
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. FOR PURCHASE AT Boston NCGR
FOR PURCHASE. Sunday. April 30 2017. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 5. Dashas and Gocara (Transits) This is an ongoing group and a continuation of Parts One through Four (see Oct. 30, Dec. 18, Jan. 29 and March 11 above), but you can join at any time. Fee. $75.
FOR PURCHASE. Sunday. April 30 2017. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 5. Dashas and Gocara (Transits) This is an ongoing group and a continuation of Parts One through Four (see Oct. 30, Dec. 18, Jan. 29 and March 11 above), but you can join at any time. Fee. $75.This class will focus on the following: Review of Yogas from Last Class; Overview of Prediction focusing on Dashas (planetary periods and gocara (transits); Vimshottari Dasa System: Calculation and Interpretation; Transits: Cycles of planets especially double transit of Jupiter and Saturn, Nodal transits; Current transits; Case Studies. If you cannot attend live you can attend as webinar, or receive everything after. Everyone will receive the recordings and handouts regardless of whether they attend.
Sunday. May 21 and Sun. June 25, 2017. 12:00-2:30 PM EDT. Webinar. (Or you can get recordings and handouts after each class. 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. Early Bird through May 18.
June 2-11, 2017. Jyotish Kumbha Mela. Annual Conference at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg PA. You can attend for as many days as you like. Information nd registration. Annual Jyotish Conference in the Poconos
Sunday. June 11, 2017. 10:00-5:00 PM EDT. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Indian Astrology). Part 6. Gocara, Navamsha and Case Studies This is an ongoing group and a continuation of Part One through Part Five, but you can still attend this workshop without signing up for the series, as long as you are not an absolute beginner or if you wish to review. This will be the last class until the fall when we will resume. You can attend live on the Upper West Side in New York City, or receive recordings and handouts after. This class will focus on the following: Continuing with transits from Lagna and Moon as seen from the classic text Phaladipika Navamsha Chart: How it is constructed, its relevance for dharma and for marriage, using it to see whether promises of natal chart are fulfilled, how it works in forecasting,and how it is used to show career. Atmakaraka. The planet with the highest degree in the natal chart. Putting it all together with charts. Fee. $75. Early bird through May 31.
Thursday. Thursday. June 15, 2017. 7:00 PM EDT. The Power of Eclipses & Lunar Nodes: How they Affect You & Your World. Eclipses and Lunar Nodes are interwoven threads and the best predictors of natal and mundane events from ancient to modern times. They also form the most compelling astrological cycles from which you can link one eclipse to another. With the two August 2017 eclipses approaching, especially the one on August 21st, which has 100% visibility throughout the U.S. heartland and crosses Donald Trump’s Ascendant, the hype on what it will bring for everyone has been staggering. Let’s really learn the myths and realities of how the upcoming eclipses and Nodal cycles affect you and your world, and what you can do to prepare for its intensity. Astrology Meet Up. Quest Bookshop. 240 East 53 Street, New York City. $5. Go to New York City Astrology Meet Up.
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.
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
PAST WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
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.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
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.