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Spring is here again! A time to resurrect, revive, dust-off, and return to the light. We can all make good use of this time, halfway between winter and summer, halfway between light and dark.
This is the time many Northern societies regard as the freshest, and most pleasant stage of a person's life and times.
|Spring is also a good period to renew and rebalance our relationships, to dust off old encumbering feelings and let the light shine in. We want to welcome the renewing vernal energy to help us navigate energetically and joyfully through the rest of the year.|
We in ACVA have some exciting new educational possibilities to "spring" on our learners this year. We are also hoping to increase our scholarships to offer Vedic astrology education to underserved areas -
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|2012 2nd Quarter Festival Days|
|March 20||Spring Equinox 1:14 EST|
|March 23 - April 1||Vasanti Navaratri: Nine Days of Mother Divine|
|April 1||Ram Navami - Rama's birthday|
|April 6||Full Moon and Hanuman Jayanti - Hanuman's birthday|
|April 24||Akshaya Tritiya - Day of Lasting Achievements|
|May 5||Full Moon|
|May 6||Buddha Jayanti - Buddha's birthday|
|May 20||Annular Solar Eclipse - Starts 17:06 EST|
|June 4||Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse - Starts 5:00am EST|
|June 20||Summer Solstice 19:09 EST|
|ACVA Online Info|
|Note about Nancy
Many of you have heard by now that our friend and ACVA admin Nancy Dietz had a stroke in January of this year. Nancy is on the road to recovery at her home in Sedona, with the assistance of her family and friends.
Thanks to all of you who have sent your well wishes and have been patient with ACVA as it adjusted its operations during this critical time.
We thank you for your patience as we work out the transitions
| and reassign the tasks required to operate ACVA at this time.
ACVA is upgrading its systems. As a result please use the following telephone number until further notice
You can still contact ACVA via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
|ACVA Academic Schedule|
New 2012 Online Classes Forming
Level I and Level II.
Contact ACVA at email@example.com
or call 972-758-9383 for latest start dates
|ACVA Upcoming Events|
April 19 - 22
Location: Bellevue, WA - For complete details visit the ACVA Events Page
April 26 - 30
Location: Mandeville Place, London - For complete details visit the ACVA Events Page
May 24 - 29
Location: New Orleans, LA - For complete details visit the ACVA Events Page
Araha Vidya Gurukulam Conference
Jun 1 - 10
Location: Saylorsburg, PA - For complete details visit the ACVA Events Page
|A Small Glimpse of India's Jyotish Traditions|
By: Andrew Foss
Jyotish is to be found in all corners of India and each area has its specialities where certain techniques have been highly developed. Some places are famous for their depth of knowledge. Kerala Jyotishis are especially brilliant in Prashna. First they memorise Brihat Jataka of VarahaMihira and then study Prashna Marga. As far as I gathered from spending quite a lot of time with the astrologers there, Brihat Parashara was little known until recently, though many other texts are there. One pandit told me that he would advise students to practise pranayama for ten years before starting on the Vidya (Jyotish studies). Mantra practices are also key.
In Tamil Nadu, there are astrologers who are expert in answering questions just based on the breath. Of course, now these things are quite widely studied. I understand that Dr BV Raman and his family are of a Brahmin community who came to Karnataka from Andhra Pradesh, which is a great seat of Vedic wisdom. Slightly to the North of AP on the East coast is Orissa where Adi -
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|By Angela Pennington|
When Mother handed me a sweet treat as a child, it never occurred to her that she was feeding me a drug. Sweets were a natural addition to a healthy meal and were a focal point during holiday events. My rich family heritage ensured the next generation would understand the importance of cakes and breads.
Every day, our family gathered for a sit down dinner. Together we enjoyed wonderful home made meals which always included some form of meat, salad, vegetable, starch and bread. Of course, two hours later we met up once again in the kitchen for dessert. At the time, I didn't realise I was learning "food rituals", and I most certainly did not know that one day I would have to re-script those behaviours in order to secure my good health and long life.
I'm not exactly sure when the lightening flash occurred, but on January 1, 2012, my new lifestyle came into being. On the first day of eating "clean", I discovered Sugar infiltrated my diet through coffee and excessive carbohydrates. As it happened, I had a book written by Suzanne Somer's called "Get Skinny on Fabulous Food". Inside, she talks in depth about carbohydrates and how the - Read Complete Article
|Determining Ayurvedic Prakruti|
|By Richelle Jarrell|
The sciences of Ayurveda and Jyotish both have an important relationship to the pancha-mahabhutas, or five great elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. In Ayurveda, the body types of Vata dosha, Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha are formed by different combinations of these elements. Vata is comprised of air and ether. Pitta is formed by water and fire, and Kapha is formed by earth and water. Similarly, in Jyotish, we work with fire signs, water signs, earth signs and air signs, which each have a planetary ruler. This correspondence links the two sciences together, and by natural extension, one's Ayurvedic constitution, or prakruti, can be determined from their Jyotish chart.
The Grahas' individual nature will first influence the prakruti. They are the deliverers of our karma, and the first place this is seen is in the body we receive at birth. Grahas placed in the Lagna have a significant impact. For example, Mars and the Sun are both fiery Grahas, and a chart with Mars or the Sun placed in the Lagna can have a healthy dose of Pitta dosha. Saturn or Rahu in the Lagna can have a significant Vata influence. Jupiter or Venus in the Lagna can influence the constitution towards - Read Complete Article
|Spring 2012 Mystery Chart|
Guess the occupation of the chart listed below:
Identify the person’s career in the chart shown below?
a. Dog trainer
d. Test pilot
Send in your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner will be announced in the Summer 2012 ACVA News and will receive a free digital download from the ACVA store. * One winner per contest, first correct answer received wins.
Congrats to our December 2011 Mystery Chart Winner!
Dustin Hiles correctly determined the answer of a transformational psychologist. The featured chart was that of Dr. Timothy Leary, Harvard psychologist and controversial figure in the “New Age” transformational movement of the late Sixties. Good job, Dustin!
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|New Audio Files Added To ACVA Store|
|DL-020||Powerful Women: Horoscopes of the Rich and Famous||Ronnie Gale Dreyer|
|DL-021||The Goddess Lakshmi and Lakshmi Yoga||Kathleen Burt|
|DL-022||Drekenna: Key to In-depth Chart Analysis||James Kelleher|
|DL-024||Advanced Techniques in Prashna||James Kelleher|
|DL-026||Vedic and Western Astrology Side by Side||Edith Hathaway|
|DL-027||Introduction to Vedic Astrology||Dennis Harness, Ph.D.|
|DL-028||Beneath a Vedic Sky: Seven Skills of an Astrologer||William Levacy|
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A New ACVA Course - Coming Soon
|ACVA is preparing to release on a new course that combines the skills of life coaching with the practice of Vedic astrology. This exciting new ACVA Vedic Astrology Coaching ™ course is planned to start in the summer of 2012 To read more about these courses please click this link Life Coaching for Astrologer|
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