|New ACVA Online Certification Examinations|
Starting on July 17th the ACVA Online Level I Certification examinations begin to take place. Successful completion of the ACVA Online Certification Exam is the first step in obtaining the ACVA Online Level I Certification. This is the first time that an ACVA student will be able to receive certification without travel to a specific Vedic conference. This allows ACVA Online certification to be achieved in a much less expensive and more convenient format.
For more information please view the web page http://www.acvaonline.org/certexam_01.php or contact ACVA Online Registrar Nancy Dietz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Four Aims Of Life|
As students of Jyotish, we learn to examine and judge an astrological chart. Throughout this learning process, we meet and begin to understand the grahas, rashis, bhavas, their yogas and various interactions. Many students have commented, “ I keep studying, but I still don't feel like I understand what I am looking at”. Let’s face it, there are only so many ways to look at graha, we must find the breath and life of the chart, otherwise its just a diagram and glyphs.
In classic Hinduism, The Four Aims or “Purusharthas” represent four different goals to live a fruitful and happy life. They are considered to be the purpose of consciousness. Through the development of these ideals, one will live a happy and prosperous life. These goals are interwoven in the chart and represent the elements that create all things:
Dharma (virtue or righteousness): Each one of us is born with a purpose and it is our duty, our souls urging, to find and fulfill that purpose. Dharma is Fire and corresponds to bhavas 1-Aries, 5-Leo, 9-Saggitarius. These bhavas have initiative, creativity, ethics and are devotional. They are considered to be places of Lakshmi as they offer Read Complete Article
|Early in life, this faculty member had many spiritual and healing gifts and was blessed with the guidance of strong and loving parents who introduced first guru, Indian saint Paramahansa Yogananda. This began a lifelong pursuit of spiritual knowledge leading to eventual fulfillment of life purpose and meaning.|
Studies in Western Astrology began by age fourteen, and while attending Antioch College and Naropa University, continued to study and practice astrology as well as Eastern philosophy and yoga. In 1977, graduated nursing school and worked in a variety of hospital settings, including maternity, operating room and psychiatric care.
After marriage, and in order to enhance balance and harmony in the home, our faculty member studied psychic and spiritual development and metaphysical healing, including; Polarity Therapy, Rebirthing (Conscious Breath Therapy) and MariEL-Reiki healing.
In 1996, began studies in Jyotish. In September 2007, completed a Level II Certification at ACVA Online.
Today this instructor lives in Hawaii on the Big Island. In addition to teaching, works as a private astrological tutor, consultant and researcher.
Can you guess who this faculty member is? - Answer
|July's Fun Fact|
Mercury is a fast moving planet, its orbit around the sun takes 88 earth days. A year on Mercury is equivalent to less than a quarter of a year on Earth. Mercury rotates very slowly, and takes 59 earth days to complete one full rotation. There are less than two days in a Mercury year!
|The July live webinar is on July 10th 2010 - Noon, EDT|
By Brendan Feeley, M.A., D.Ay.
Venus - Love, Devotion and Strife
Venus is said to be a wonderful planet; she is sweet, affectionate, sensual and romantic, but we must not forget that this wonder Guru/Teacher is a rajasic graha and aligned with the Asuras, the terrible demons that torment us and destroy our most cherished fantasies of love and pleasure and that special other. What is the real story? Why did Lord Shiva give Sukracharya the Mrityunjaya mantra? Why does Venus have the capacity to bring the dead back to life? Why do 50% of marriages fail?
Please join us in this exciting Webinar for a lively and entertaining presentation. If you want to survive the on-slaught of hormones, love, relationship and marriage, you need to tune in and learn about this sweet, kind, gentle, romantic and benefic Asura/demon Guru who will slowly undermine all of your fantasies of the perfect mate. She is a true Guru and in the end She will give you more than you had ever desired, provided you are willing to do the work that She demands. She is the Guru of the Tantrics and Her task is to initiate us into the path of the Self, a path that brings fulfillment to our deepest longing, a path that takes us beyond neurotic notions of love and fantasy that give rise to impotency and failure in matters of the heart.
Order Brendan Feeley's Pre-recorded July Webinar.
The August live webinar is on August 28th 2010 - Noon, EDT
By Ronnie Gale Dreyer
Venus Retrograde Cycle
Once again, Venus will retrograde between October 8 - November 18, 2010. Learn all about this planet's retrograde cycle, what the Scriptures say about it, and what this one in particular means both natally and worldwide.
For more details go to: http://www.acvaonline.org.
11th Annual Vedic Astrology and Yoga Conference
Retreat Details: Join in the dialogue of how to be a Jyotishi, a truth teller, and a light giver in our modern troubled world. Refresh your enthusiasm for Jyotish and the deep aspect of Yoga in company of like-minded souls. Keep spirit of Jyotish alive by sharing in satsanga with others who love this ancient wisdom. Your presence is a encouragement to both the Yogic community and also the Vedic Astrology / Jyotish community as we all need to reach out and selflessly serve the Knowledge that will set us and the people we counsel free.
This is the Yoga Farm's 11th Annual Vedic Astrology Conference. They have had many renowned Jyotishis presenters and teachers throughout the past 10 years. This year, we are happy to present for the first time Jeffrey Armstrong as a keynote speaker as well as the Master Class from Komilla on Friday and the two main talks from Bill Levacy and Sadasiva. There will be two special Homa and puja by Pandit Samavedula. Lord Krishna Birthday celebrations will be on Thursday for those who can arrive early.
We are also happy to announce that part of the proceeds of the conference will go to raise funds for ACVA. We are looking to see you and discuss with you what is dear to our hearts and share with you the beautiful energy of the ashram. Swami Sitaramananda, Organizer
Quote of the Quarter
By Richelle Jarrell
“Saturn is the planet of time. Time is the great container of all worldly experiences. Managing time, and dealing with the limitations time places on us as has a lot to do with our life and how much we get out of it. Saturn is the force that makes us aware of time and its patient progression…Once we enter the wheel of Time, we must face the complex of loss, endings and facing our limitations…Saturn teaches us to live simply and move beyond our attachment to a phony sense of security that comes from excessive materialism. When a person is excessively materialistic, Saturn's influence hurts them deeply. It is the nature of Saturn to shatter our illusions around fear and make us grow up. Saturn makes us mature. His influence exerts physical and psychological pressure that we cannot ignore. Based on this pressure we deepen our commitment to something, body, mind or soul.”
Quoted from the article Saturn Turns Direct - Our Evolving Commitment to Body, Mind or Soul by Sam Geppi, May 2009 http://vedicastrologycenter.net
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