Vedic Astrology – 6 Week Series with Ashley

Discover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This six-week series will cover the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Grahas, Rasis, Bhavas, Drishtis and Nakshatras. These Sanskrit terms are commonly referred to in the Western world as: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Moon Signs; although the approach and understanding to these concepts are much different. These classes are designed to familiarize you with the important building blocks of Vedic Astrology.

*Each class will build upon the concepts of the previous class, therefore, the accumulated information will be best understood if all classes are attended. Participants are welcome to join in at any time during the series; however, the information from the prior class will not be repeated in order to give all the attendees the most comprehensive instruction.

**This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is an introduction to the building blocks of the Vedic Astrology system.

Classes will be on Thursdays July 12th – August 16th from 7:30-9:30, taught by Ashley.  $28 per class; $3 discount for cash.  $123.00 for series if paid in full in advance ($3 discount for cash).

Check out the chart for the first day of class!

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

Vedic Astrology – 6 Week Series with Ashley

Discover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This six-week series will cover the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Grahas, Rasis, Bhavas, Drishtis and Nakshatras. These Sanskrit terms are commonly referred to in the Western world as: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Moon Signs; although the approach and understanding to these concepts are much different. These classes are designed to familiarize you with the important building blocks of Vedic Astrology.

*Each class will build upon the concepts of the previous class, therefore, the accumulated information will be best understood if all classes are attended. Participants are welcome to join in at any time during the series; however, the information from the prior class will not be repeated in order to give all the attendees the most comprehensive instruction.

**This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is an introduction to the building blocks of the Vedic Astrology system.

Classes will be on Thursdays July 12th – August 16th from 7:30-9:30, taught by Ashley.  $28 per class; $3 discount for cash.  $123.00 for series if paid in full in advance ($3 discount for cash).

Check out the chart for the first day of class!

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

Vedic Astrology – 6 Week Series with Ashley

Discover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This six-week series will cover the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Grahas, Rasis, Bhavas, Drishtis and Nakshatras. These Sanskrit terms are commonly referred to in the Western world as: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Moon Signs; although the approach and understanding to these concepts are much different. These classes are designed to familiarize you with the important building blocks of Vedic Astrology.

*Each class will build upon the concepts of the previous class, therefore, the accumulated information will be best understood if all classes are attended. Participants are welcome to join in at any time during the series; however, the information from the prior class will not be repeated in order to give all the attendees the most comprehensive instruction.

**This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is an introduction to the building blocks of the Vedic Astrology system.

Classes will be on Thursdays July 12th – August 16th from 7:30-9:30, taught by Ashley.  $28 per class; $3 discount for cash.  $123.00 for series if paid in full in advance ($3 discount for cash).

Check out the chart for the first day of class!

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

Vedic Astrology – 6 Week Series with Ashley

Discover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This six-week series will cover the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Grahas, Rasis, Bhavas, Drishtis and Nakshatras. These Sanskrit terms are commonly referred to in the Western world as: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Moon Signs; although the approach and understanding to these concepts are much different. These classes are designed to familiarize you with the important building blocks of Vedic Astrology.

*Each class will build upon the concepts of the previous class, therefore, the accumulated information will be best understood if all classes are attended. Participants are welcome to join in at any time during the series; however, the information from the prior class will not be repeated in order to give all the attendees the most comprehensive instruction.

**This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is an introduction to the building blocks of the Vedic Astrology system.

Classes will be on Thursdays July 12th – August 16th from 7:30-9:30, taught by Ashley.  $28 per class; $3 discount for cash.  $123.00 for series if paid in full in advance ($3 discount for cash).

Check out the chart for the first day of class!

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

Vedic Astrology – 6 Week Series with Ashley

Discover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This six-week series will cover the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Grahas, Rasis, Bhavas, Drishtis and Nakshatras. These Sanskrit terms are commonly referred to in the Western world as: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Moon Signs; although the approach and understanding to these concepts are much different. These classes are designed to familiarize you with the important building blocks of Vedic Astrology.

*Each class will build upon the concepts of the previous class, therefore, the accumulated information will be best understood if all classes are attended. Participants are welcome to join in at any time during the series; however, the information from the prior class will not be repeated in order to give all the attendees the most comprehensive instruction.

**This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is an introduction to the building blocks of the Vedic Astrology system.

Classes will be on Thursdays July 12th – August 16th from 7:30-9:30, taught by Ashley.  $28 per class; $3 discount for cash.  $123.00 for series if paid in full in advance ($3 discount for cash).

Check out the chart for the first day of class!

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

Vedic Astrology – 6 Week Series with Ashley

Discover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This six-week series will cover the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology: Grahas, Rasis, Bhavas, Drishtis and Nakshatras. These Sanskrit terms are commonly referred to in the Western world as: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects and Moon Signs; although the approach and understanding to these concepts are much different. These classes are designed to familiarize you with the important building blocks of Vedic Astrology.

*Each class will build upon the concepts of the previous class, therefore, the accumulated information will be best understood if all classes are attended. Participants are welcome to join in at any time during the series; however, the information from the prior class will not be repeated in order to give all the attendees the most comprehensive instruction.

**This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is an introduction to the building blocks of the Vedic Astrology system.

Classes will be on Thursdays July 12th – August 16th from 7:30-9:30, taught by Ashley.  $28 per class; $3 discount for cash.  $123.00 for series if paid in full in advance ($3 discount for cash).

Check out the chart for the first day of class!

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

Retrogrades & The Seven of Swords Card – by Ashley

seven of swords tarot

In light of the current and upcoming planetary transits, I felt inspired to write about the seven of swords tarot card. I draw this card often when there is something that should be taken care of properly, but hasn’t. This is either because it needs to be addressed at a later time, or possibly because it should be avoided altogether. The figure in the card has five swords in his arms but has dropped two. I normally interpret this as “dropping the ball”, or consciously “trying to get away” with something he shouldn’t. There is innumerable ways to interpret this card, although, “thievery, deception, sneakiness, sloppiness, ill-intent, and unwanted escape are the main themes. Let’s explore some alternative views on how this card’s meaning can be applied.

Excluding the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune & Pluto), three of the five planets that can go retrograde are now in their apparent backward motion: Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Of course, the Sun & Moon never go retrograde, and Rahu/Ketu are always retrograde. Soon to be joining the retrograde party is Mercury on Thursday, July 26th. Although by then, Jupiter will have gone direct (on July 10th).

This seven of swords card has such retrogradey energy. The two dropped swords, which can be seen as a skipped step or a mistake, will need to be reconciled and corrected at some point. Retrogrades in general have a “do-over” energy, in order to right the wrongs or adjust the plan. Planets in retrograde have a more intense quality of to what that planet represents, that urges people to be more introspective and reflect on their plans and decisions. Maybe this is where we could see a possibility of the thief’s conscience come into play in this card. In order to make corrections to a new plan of action or a new strategy to be implemented, awareness must first come into play. It’s much easier, rather, lazier to want to hastily move forward, but that skipped step will sooner or later come back to haunt him because of a little thing called karma. Justice has a natural reckoning equally proportionate to the crime or trespass committed.

What goes up, must come down. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This card appearing is a warning. Actually, it is a sign of grace that there is still time to make corrections to be thorough, accountable and responsible for our actions. Free will is a blessing. We get to make decisions. The two swords behind him signifies a choice. The two of swords card literally means “choices”. Do I decide to do this, or that? This card indicates that there is still time to adjust our actions and reconsider our choices, just as the planets are allowing now. With these retrogrades, we may even feel a more acute pressure to correct our course. Right now, we can either ignore what obviously needs to be done by a slew of excuses, just to have to account for them later, or we can use the energy given to us to make the extra effort to backtrack a little, reassess, reevaluate and choose a different fate.

 

 

Namaste _/\_

SunGoddess Ashley

Intro to Vedic Astrology with Ashley

Jupiter in Libra in Vedic AstrologyDiscover the secrets of the stars through the art and science of Vedic Astrology! This is the oldest system of Astrology, and most accurate in terms of prediction. This ancient study incorporates Eastern philosophy regarding our karma, reincarnation, fate, and destiny found within the larger tapestry of the night sky.

This class will answer “What is Vedic Astrology?” by introducing the fundamental differences between Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology. We will also cover the basics of Vedic Astrology, including the planets, signs, rulerships, and chart styles. This class is designed to familiarize you with the most important differences between the two popular systems and why understanding these differences matter when looking at an Astrology chart. This class is not intended for making interpretations or predictions of individual charts. It is a basic introduction to Vedic Astrology and a comparison of the Eastern & Western systems.

 

$28; $3 discount for cash

Vedic astrologer Ashley

Ashley is a Vedic Astrologer who began her practice as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) in Western Astrology, through the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) organization. She has been studying Astrology for about 15 years, and has experience as a practitioner and teacher within various local Astrology groups.

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of War by Ashley

Mars in Vedic AstrologyThe planet Mars is referred to as “the red planet” because of its red-orange appearance. It is named after the Roman God of War. The Greek counterpart of Mars was Ares, who in Greek Mythology, had 2 sons: Phobos & Deimos. Phobos means panic & fear, and Deimos means terror & dread. These are the 2 moons that orbit Mars! It also gives you an idea of the energy that Mars bestows… We consider Mars a “malefic”, meaning that it tends to bring bad luck and misfortune. (Mars is the lesser Malefic, while Saturn is the greater malefic.)

The Astronomical function of Mars’ movement through a zodiac sign is within about roughly 45 days, depending on its speed, and retrograde motion. Mercury has gained quite a reputation for the retrograde, but all the planets (except the Sun and Moon) appear to go retrograde from the Earth’s perspective. Mars represents Tuesdays in the week. Basic characteristics of Mars are: speed, focus, effort, and motivation. This makes sense from an energetic standpoint of the 7-day work week. Mondays & Fridays are likely to be the least productive, as on Fridays people are already salivating for the weekend festivities and one step out the door, while on Mondays the majority of people are gearing up to the “back to the grind” mindset and possibly still in weekend-mode. Most beautician services are closed on Mondays, and I happen to know a certain metaphysical store that is also closed on Mondays… Point being, Tuesdays tend to be the most productive day of the week fueled on go-juice with a side of catch-up.

Mars in Vedic Astrology is activated in your chart at the 27th year, where it develops maturity and begins to exhibit its full strength. We usually begin to experience more independence around this age. This is right before the infamous “Saturn return” from age 28-30, which serves the purpose to create more structure and permanence in our lives, which can only be done when the untamed wildfire of Mars calms down to focus on accomplishing more with a slow burn.

Mars is the action-planet. It shows how you act and move through life. Its function is to create initiation and movement. Without Mars energy, everything would be still and stagnant. Mars is the warrior, the soldier. It’s the fighting nature that exhibits physical and mental strength, and inner and outer determination. This can express itself by being impulsive, quick-tempered, and destructive, therefore it is also the expression of Anger. Anger can be used destructively, or constructively based upon how that energy is channeled. On the destructive side, Mars is anger, aggression, accidents, pain and violence. On the constructive side, Mars is motivation, assertion, passion, lust, courage and dominance. Whichever sign and house Mars is placed in your chart, will give you an indication of the style and direction in which you use the warrior energy.

In the world, Mars represents masculinity and youth, but also males in general, like your male friends and brothers. It’s an indication of many things, but for example, it also represents: blood, muscles, weapons, fire, cars, sports, the military, exercise, and penetration. The symbol of Mars is a circle with an arrow protruding upwards from it. This symbolizes the male organ and function, depictive of masculinity, movement and drive. It is an invasive and destructive energy, but it also gives us the courage to destroy what is allowing for weakness in our lives in order to forge a new pathway through the forest of our habits, that will ultimately bring success from the determination and focus it takes to create something stronger.

Wherever Mars is situated in our chart, indicates where you will exert the most energy in life. Mars rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio, and is exalted in Capricorn, which is the sign of the general. This combination produces a capable, military strategist energy that is skilled with weapons to defeat the enemy… whatever that represents in our lives.

Namaste _/\_

SunGoddess Ashley

Saturn in Vedic Astrology: Father Time by Ashley

saturn in Vedic AstrologyIn Vedic Astrology, Saturn is the outermost planet in the solar system. Saturn in Vedic Astrology is referred to as “father time”, because it is the last planet that we can see with the naked-eye, signifying endings. Basically, this translates to death, as all mortal days are numbered. The rings around Saturn are representations of the limitations and boundaries of our personal lives. It also functions as a celestial boundary, because it is the outer-most planet, and last object in our solar system that can be seen without a telescope. Without boundaries, it is impossible to differentiate between one thing and another in this physical world. Other than “father time”, Saturn is also referred to as “the reaper”, as in we reap what we sow. It is the score-keeper of our past and current karmic deeds. The reaper is responsible for endings, dissolution, decomposition and death. Sounds grim, I know, but it is a necessary function in the life-death-rebirth process. Without a necessary end, there would be no cycle of a new beginning.

Saturn is named after the Roman God of Genealogy and time. The Greek counterpart of Saturn was Cronos, who in Greek Mythology was the father of Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto, and was known as the Titan of the Harvest. To Astrologers, Saturn is a “malefic”, meaning that it tends to bring bad luck and misfortune (Saturn is known as the greater malefic, while Mars is the lesser malefic).

The Astronomical function of Saturn’s movement through the 12 zodiac signs is slightly over 29 years, therefore, it travels through each sign in roughly 2.5 years. Saturn is the 7th classical planet corresponding to the 7 days of the week, to which it represents Saturdays, or SATURN-days. Since Saturn represents completion and endings, it is appropriate to draw the parallel to religious literature describing that ‘upon the creation of the universe, God rested on the 7th day’, which is why Saturdays are observed for the Sabbath as a day of rest.

In Vedic Astrology, Saturn is activated in your chart at the 35th year, where it matures and begins to exhibit its full strength. We usually experience important changes creating either upheaval or security around this age. This would be after the dust settles from the upheavals of the infamous “Saturn return” from age 28-30, where Saturn returns back to the place where it sits in a person’s birth chart. Just as we have a solar return (birthday) every year, we also have a Saturn return every 30 years or so. Ultimately the purpose is to create a better, more solid structure of permanence in our lives, not just to torture us.

Saturn is time and space. It is pressure, containment and gravity. It condenses energy into form, creating the physical world of matter bound by time. When people ask you “what is the matter?” they really are asking, “what is the Saturn?”. Other qualities that Saturn represents are delay, constriction, obstruction, blockage, and obstacles. It is also fear, sternness, coldness, hardships, illness, hard labor, task-master energy, rules and tradition. Whereas Jupiter is expansion, Saturn is contraction. Maybe this is why news that someone is going through their “Saturn return” is received with groans. It has a reputation of bestowing restrictive energy that creates conditions of poverty and hardship. However, the only way this can be avoided is to do what Saturn asks of you, which requires effort, organization and strict discipline. On the positive side, Saturn signifies our career, hard-earned success, binding contracts, and wealth. We gain by reaping the wealth of our efforts!

In the world, Saturn represents our elders, but it is also bosses, the government and old souls. It is an indication of many things too numerous to list here, but for example, it also represents bones, disease, dirt, agriculture, wealth and time. The symbol, or “glyph” of Saturn is a sickle, which traditionally is used for harvesting grain. Again, we see the reaper motif of reaping of what we sown. Another interpretation of the symbol is a crescent moon extending from the right bottom portion of the cross. The cross of matter takes precedence over the mind, symbolized by the moon’s crescent. It is the flipped image of Jupiter’s glyph. Where Jupiter is the sowing of seeds, Saturn is the reaping of crops.

Wherever Saturn is placed in our chart indicates the biggest challenges we get to overcome in order to grow in strength. The biggest blessing from Saturn is the rich, fruitful reward of our toil. Saturn rules the signs Capricorn and Aquarius, and is exalted in Libra, which is a sign of balance, equality and fairness. Saturn only rewards us with what we have rightly earned. People don’t tend to appreciate something unless they feel they have truly earned it. This is the beautiful lesson that Saturn teaches us.

Namaste _/\_

SunGoddess Ashley

 

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