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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 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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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
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.
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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 2014. Check Amazon or Barnes & Noble for copies.
Gale Dreyer's 2014 Lecture, Class, and Workshop Schedule
MP3 recordings of all lectures and workshops from 2013 and 2014 are available. Audio Visual recordings are available for all webinars. Please email for pricing. Ronnie Dreyer.
(Dates to be added as confirmed. Bookmark this page and keep checking back.)
Ronnie will be available for chart readings at the following locations. 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.
Sunday. January 19, 2014. 12:00-3:00 PM EST. Webinar. 2014 Sensitive Degrees. All about the eclipses, retrogrades, conjunctions, and ingresses in 2014. Overview of the Year Ahead. Applies to tropical and Vedic astrology. Topics include: Repeated degrees and areas of the zodiac to keep track of; Retrogrades of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the rest; fitting the retrogrades into the Uranus and Pluto square, Sidereal Pisces/Tropical Cardinal (Movable) emphasis; First week in March when Mars and Saturn station retrograde and Jupiter stations direct; Four eclipses. April 15 and 29. October 8 and 23; Saturn changing signs (sidereal Scorpio/Tropical Sagittarius); Rahu and Ketu changing signs.
You can purchase the 3-hour audio/visual recording of this webinar below. You will receive: MP3 audio recording, audio-visual recording, and 47 page handout. The information and tables are invaluable, and will last you the entire year. You will receive the webinar within $48 hours. Fee: $45.
Friday February 7, 2014. 7:30-9:00 pm. Long Island NCGR. Merrick, Long Island. Lecture: Astro*Carto*Graphy and Your Heart. This lecture will introduce you to the art of Astro*Carto*Graphy, a form of locational astrology promoted by the late Jim Lewis, focusing on how changing your location can bring out different qualities in your personality. For instance, if you move to a place where Mars is angular in your chart, you may be more assertive, and if Venus is strong then you may find love. But wait a minute. It is NOT as simple as all that. This lecture will show you how and why it is not that simple, focusing on how location affects the nature of your relationship. Good love in one place can turn into bad love (or no love at all) in another. There will be many examples of famous couples and clients whose relationships can be defined by the places where they lived, met, became intimate, or even did business. There are examples of people who found love in one place and lost it in another, and vice versa, leading to insights you can apply to your own life. But mostly it will show you how you can calculate the relocation chart, how you can read and interpret the Astro*Carto*Graphy map, and finally how to view two charts side by side in different locations.
Saturday February 22, 2014. 1:00-5:00 pm. Astrological Society of Princeton. Princeton, NJ. Predictive Power of Eclipses: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lunar and Solar Eclipses. (This lecture is appropriate for both Western and Indian astrology.) Eclipses have always been the best predictors of natal and mundane events from ancient to modern times. Their appearance in the sky heralds kings, reveal secrets, and are responsible for dramatic rises and promotions, as well as falls from grace. In this lecture, we will begin with a review of how eclipses are formed, and the length of their activity and significance. After looking at examples from past eclipses, we will focus on the two eclipses that just passed on October 18 and November 3 and how they resonate with the 2014 eclipses, especially the next two, which will occur on April 15 and April 29. We will focus on the degrees in which they occur, including the Indian naksatra, and will discuss the Saros and Metonic cycles. We will especially see the various times prior to and after the eclipses that they are activated by transiting planets. These will be interpreted from the perspective of mundane astrology (including Astro*Carto*Graphy), as well as natal astrology, so that you can view the meaning of life-changing events presently unfolding in your chart and the world around you. Case studies as well as charts from the participants will be discussed. Bring your charts and come prepared with your own stories.
Sunday March 16, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Beginning Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Worshop. New York City. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) In this workshop we will begin at the beginning to learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. It will take place in midtown Manhattan and simulcast as a webinar, so that you can attend wherever you are. And if you cannot be present, or you can only do part of the workshop, you can receive an audio-visual presentation with handouts. 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. Contact me to purchase recording and find out about the next one.
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. Fee: $75.
Friday, March 21st, 6:30-9:00 PM. NCGR New York Chapter. Source of Life Center 15 West 39th Street. New York City. $10 Members $20 Non-member International Astrology Day Celebration IN THE BEGINNING. How the Astrologer Approaches the Chart with Joseph Addeo, Ronnie Gale Dreyer, Faith McInerney, and Jackie Slevin plus door prizes in celebration of Astrology Day!To order recording go to New York City NCGR
Saturday April 19, 2014. 12-1:30 PM. EDT. Eclipse Webinar.$25. This talk will focus on the next two eclipses of 2014.
April 15, 2014. Total Lunar Eclipse. 3:42 AM EDT. Tropical. 25° Libra 15'. Sidereal. 1° Libra 18'. Citra Naksatra.
April 29, 2014. Solar Annular Eclipse. 2:14 AM EDT Tropical. 8 Taurus 51'. Sidereal. 14 Aries 54' Bharani Naksatra.
We will take an in-depth look at these two upcoming eclipses plus its relation to the Grand Cross, which occurs the week of April 21, done for both Western and Indian astrology audiences. Remember that the grand cross, which simply means two oppositions squared to one another, also applies to the Indian chart, since oppositions are simply full aspects, and squares are 75% aspects. In this case Mars is involved, which also forms a full aspect when applying four and eight places from itself. We will look at what it might say for your different ascendants, and what it could mean for different countries. We will also look at when these eclipses are activated both prior to (already occurred) or in the future so that we will realize that eclipses do not occur in a background, and their effects are felt for different lengths of time. We will also look at their relationship to Metonic and Saros cycles, as well as listen to your own stories about the eclipse. The cost of the webinar is $25. Purchase audio-visual recording and 55 page handout below.
Saturday May 17, 2014. 12-1:30 PM. EDT. Mars Goes Direct Webinar.$25. This talk will focus on what to expect when Mars goes direct on May 19-20 (depending on your time zone). Mars is a unique planet with a unique retrograde cycle. Every 2 years and 2 months Mars retrogrades for 70 days. It will retrograde either in one sign, or in two signs, but it means that wherever Mars is stay in that area of the zodiac for more than seven months. This year, Mars stationed retrograde on March 1, and will station direct on May 19-May 20. Wherever Tropical Libra and Sidereal (Jyotisa) Virgo/Libra is in your chart, will have had the influence of Mars for not simply the time it is retrograde but since last fall, and will continue into the summer as it finally goes direct and speeds up. Find out all about this cycle, what it has meant for you and the world, and what it will mean. If you cannot attend you will still get the handouts and the audio/visual recordings the next day. The talk will be in both tropical and sidereal (Jyotisa) zodiacs. Please sign up as soon as possible since the class will be closed out at 25 registrants who are attending on the date, and registration will close at 5 pm Eastern time on Friday May 16th. If you order after that date, I cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend, but I will guarantee that you will have the audio/visual plus handouts sent to you after the talk. Sign up here and you will get information about call-in information by Friday May 16th. Remember that you can do attend with your computer, device, or telephone.
May 23-25, 2014. Bad Kreuznach Germany. German International Jyotish Conference. All lectures will be translated on the spot from German into English. Three lectures: Advanced Predictive Techniques; Parivartana Yogas; Charts of Powerful Women. For information and registration. German International Jyotish Conference
June 4-15, 2014. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Saylorsburg PA. Annual Jyotish Conference.Come for as many days as you like. I will be speaking on Friday June 13 on Advanced Predictive Techniques. For information and registration. Annual Jyotish Conference
Sunday June 8, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 2. New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) In this workshop we will begin at the beginning to learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. It will take place on West 97th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan and simulcast as a webinar, so that you can attend wherever you are. And if you cannot be present, or you can only do part of the workshop, you can receive an audio-visual presentation with handouts. 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. You can purchase the first workshop above as well. 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 . Planetary yogas. . 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.Early bird registration until May 7th is $75. After that the fee is $90.
Sunday September 21, 2014. 10:00-5:00 pm. Fundamentals of Jyotisa (Vedic Astrology) Workshop. Part 3. New York City/simultaneous webinar. (You can also attend as webinar, or order the audio/visual recording plus handouts.) In this workshop we will begin at the beginning to learn Jyotisa, also known as Vedic Astrology. This class will be held once every 4-6 weeks, but you only have to commit to one workshop at a time. The one that follows this will be held on November 2, 2014. It will take place on West 97th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan and simulcast as a webinar, so that you can attend wherever you are. And if you cannot be present, or you can only do part of the workshop, you can receive an audio-visual presentation with handouts. 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. You can purchase the first workshop above as well. 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. . Planetary yogas. . More in-depth work on nakshatras. . Beginning interpretation with 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. Fee is $75.
Some Past Webinars, Lectures and Workshops from 2013Sunday. November 17, 2013. New York City NCGR Education Conference. Lecture. Venus-Mars Retrograde Meets Uranus-Pluto Square. To order recording go to New York City NCGR
. Thursday November 7, 2013. 7:00-9:00 pm. South Florida Astrological Association. Fort Lauderdale FL. Lecture: Astro*Carto*Graphy and Your Heart. See description above for Long Island NCGR lecture in February 2014.
Saturday November 9, 2013. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. South Florida Astrological Association. Fort Lauderdale FL. Predictive Power of Eclipses: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lunar and Solar Eclipses See description above or Astrological Society of Princeton workshop in February 2014. South Florida Astrological Association
August 15-19. NCGR National Conference. The Art of Astrology: Everything Under the Sun. Philadelphia PA. Lectures: Astro*Carto*Graphy and Your Heart and Predictive Power of Eclipses To order recordingsNCGR Website.
Friday evening. March 22, 2013. 7:00-9:00 PM EST. Location: Source of Life Center. International Astrology Day sponsored by New York City NCGR. Panel Discussion with Ronnie Dreyer, Samuel Reynolds, and Mark Wolz. For recordings New York City NCGR.
Saturday, March 16, 2013. 12:00-2:00 PM EST. Webinar. All About the Navamsha. In this webinar, which is for people who know the basics of Jyotisa. We will start with calculation, relationship to naksatras, analyzing navamsha as the marriage chart, and as fruit of the birth chart, transits and dasa periods with navamsha, atmakaraka and karakamsha, and more. You can purchase the audio visual recording with handouts below for $35.
The next webinar dates after that will be Sat. April 13, and Sat. May 18 and will cover other varga charts, including dashamsa, saptamsha, hora, dwadashamsa, and others, and we will see how twins differ when seen through the varga charts. this is important for practicing astrologers since in the era of in vitro fertilization, many multiples are being born. If you wish to purchase the audio visual recordings and handouts for the three webinars on March 16, April 13, and May 18, you can do that for $100 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
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.