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Inside This IssueWinter 2013 President's Message by WIlliam Levacy, Ph.D.
Acva History - ACVA Today

Volunteer Recognition

New RRaman Book

Vedic Astrology Coaching

ACVA Graduates

ACVA Online Classes Enroll Now

ACVA's New Facebook Community

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Accomplishments for the Year

Another year has gone by and the American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA) has succeeded again in advancing its mission as a high quality and high performing educational organization.

ACVA is proud of its advancements in the field of Vedic astrology and associated Vedic sciences around the world. To its credit, ACVA has accomplished many things in 2013 and looks with energy and enthusiasm to the

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opportunities offered in 2014 and beyond. ACVA has listed the many successes below and the wonderful people who have volunteered their time and offered their services and donations to make ACVA a better organization.

Thanks to everyone and here's to even greater engagements in 2014.

Onward and Upward,
William R. (Bill) Levacy, Ph.D.

President, American College of Vedic Astrology™

 ACVA is proud of the accomplishments of its Learners,
Friends, Alumni and Instructors


Please click on the following link to view our list of this years accomplishment;
ACVA Accoplishment List

 Who We Are & ACVA History

As we approach a new year and see the many wonderful activities planned by other Vedic based organizations, we find this a good time to review ACVA's history, from its beginnings to its status today as a leader in the field of Vedic education. Read The Complete Story

ACVA Volunteer Recognition
ACVA simply and sincerely wants to thank its many volunteers and support personnel. They've all made a tremendous difference through their selfless efforts in supporting ACVA's mission to teach Vedic Astrology around the world. Special kudos go out to….

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Dr. Suresh Sureshwara, son of Dr. B.V. Raman, releases his new book “Ramayana—Values Then and Now”

Dr. Bangalore Sureshwara has been involved in the study of the application of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita and Vedic Astrology in modern life. His lectures and writings on Ramayana, have been well received. Dr. Sureshwara now offers his many years of research and reflection in his new book, “Ramayana — Values Then and Now.”


Dr. Sureshwara with his parents Dr. and Rajeshwari Raman

The book can be ordered at http://www.lulu.com/shop/bangalore-sureshwara/ramayana-values-then-and-now/ebook/product-21295243.html

The Wintertime Celebrations
January 2014 
01New Year & New Moon (03:15 am PST)
04 Perihelion. Earth is closest to Sun for the year
14 Makara Sankranti
15Full Moon (08:53 pm PST)
30New Moon (01:40 pm PST)
FEBRUARY 
04Vasant Panchami: Saraswati's Day
14Full Moon (03:54 pm PST)
27-28Night of Shiva: Maha Shivaratri
MARCH 
01New Moon (12:02 am PST)
16Full Moon ( 09:10 am PST)
17Holi
20Vernal Equinox (09:55 pm PST)
30New Moon (10:48 am PST)


Special Articles For Your Information

We have several articles that just won't fit in this issue of the ACVA News, but still we want to bring to your attention. Please take time to read these as part of your online Newsletter. Vedic Astrology Articles Published in India

Dr. B. V. Raman 101st Celebration

Vedic Astrology Programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm Ashram

Learner Endorsements from ACVA VAC Graduates

The International Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS)


A.B. Shukla, current ICAS President

In the light of honoring Dr. B.V. Raman’s 101 Centenary is also important to honor his legacy in the formation of the International Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS). The council was formed in November 1984 with a goal to establish an All Indian Body and to ensure progress in astrological studies. ICAS is a formal registered Apex body of top notch astrologers of the country involved in imparting education, certification and examination of true Vedic astrology to the aspirants. Apex body is famous for its reach and centers across the country. Founded by Dr B V Raman and now headed by Mr. A.B. Shukla, ICAS has led the way in re-establishing the value of Vedic astrology in post independent India. ICAS link http://icasindia.org/content/central-body

Vedic Astrology CoachingTM (VAC)



The Vedic Astrology Coach™ works with the client to identify their purpose in life

The ACVA Certification course in Vedic Astrology Coaching™ introduces you to the practice of using Life Coaching, along with Vedic astrology. VAC is a process and a strategy to help clients achieve the highest level of their personal destiny as outlined in their Vedic astrology charts. In its first year of operation, as of December, 2013, the ACVA VAC program has graduated eight (8) ACVA Certified Vedic Astrology Coaches ™ (VAC). Coaching is a process proven to have great potential for improving the quality of an individual's life and their general performance in the workplace, or for whatever course of action they have selected for themselves in the world.

The VAC process enables the client to work co-actively with the Vedic astrologer to set life goals based on Vedic astrology analysis

Integrating the principles of coaching with those of Vedic astrology offers a powerful tool for assisting a Vedic astrology client in discovering their purpose in life and for
performing at their highest capacity helping them to achieve their full potential.

This course will clarify what coaching really is, how it can be integrated with Vedic astrology and how the two combined can be an effective method to develop persons and teams. You will learn what Vedic Astrology coaching is, how it works, and when you can use it effectively to help a client in a Vedic astrology chart interpretation session. email info@acvaonline.org for more information

Congratulation to our 2013 ACVA Graduates
and ACVA Certified Vedic Astrologers

ACVA Level I Certified Vedic Astrologer
Cheryl Cooper from USA
Rajan Oberoi from USA

ACVA Level II Certified Vedic Astrologer
Jennifer Hartwig from Italy
Shoba Mohan from USA
Karina Weil from Brazil

ACVA Certified Jyotish Online Instructor (JOI)
Gary Gomes from USA
Juliana Swanson from Hawaii

ACVA Certified Vedic Astrology Coach™ (VAC)
Ki Kosut from USA
Gary Gomes from USA
Shoba Mohan from USA
Angela Pennington from USA
Saraswati from USA
Georgette Young from Greece
Chrissie Lie from Norway
Juliana Swanson from Hawaii

Introduction to Vedic Astrology Certification
Alison Alvarez from USA
Chari Bernholz from USA
Chetan Gossai from USA
Cynthia Griffin from USA
Milan Jani from USA
Ranjani Kumar from USA
Christine Nagasuka from USA
Jane Shin from USA
Melida Sierdke from USA
Ramesh Sobhraj from USA
Alicia Yang from USA


Intro to Vedic Astrology Graduates, Sivananda Yoga Center, Los Angeles

New ACVA Programs Enroll Now!

Why be an ACVA Certified Vedic Astrologer?
In the face of global competition and increased expectations for excellence, Vedic astrology professionals are seeking the American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA) Level I and Level II Certification designation. Astute astrologers and their clients know that the ACVA credential helps to differentiate themselves in the broad field of Jyotish, as it is called in India. Offered by the ACVA Certification Institute, ACVA Level I and Level II are the premier credentials for those in the field of Vedic astrology. Join the company of elite professionals who have already earned the designations by registering today at admin@acvaonline.org

To earn even an even higher position of professionalism and outstanding performance, ACVA Level II credential holders, or equivalent are seeking the new title of ACVA Certified Vedic Astrology Coach™ (VAC).

To find out more about merging the best of Life Coaching with the principles and practice of Vedic astrology contact the ACVA Certification Institute at vac@acvaonline.org

Find out about ACVA List of Certifications Learn about our online class modules and our unique approaches to your Vedic studies.

ALFA ACVA’s New Facebook Community

Join us for Fun, Friendship, and Knowledge

ACVA is now providing an on-going discussion group and support network for all ACVA Learners, Friends, and Alumni (Instructors, too) --ALFA. This is a special Facebook group for the ACVA community. If you are a Learner or former Learner of ACVA (or a friend and supporter) and have not received an invitation to join, please send a message and we will greet you at the door!. admin@acvaonline.org

Topics discussed: Jyotish and all relevant subjects. Including, Spirituality, Sacred Text, Myths and
Astronomy, Tips on Running a Jyotish Practice and related topics.

We will post information about upcoming Webinars, Events and Classes at ACVA. In addition, we will post any free ACVA/ALFA member related events online. ALFA - ACVA Learners Friends Alumni If you’d like to join, email us at admin@acvaonline.org

Many New MP3 Audios Added To ACVA Store

Click Here for the latest uploaded ACVA Audio files

Please Donate - ACVA Online is Remodeling!

Your donations will help us remodel ACVA over the next few months. We need $2,000 to make our website and online courseroom multi-platform ready. Soon you will be able to attend ACVA courses on your Smartphone or Tablet from anywhere in the world 24/7. Help us make Jyotish more available to all if you can! http://www.acvaonline.org/make-a-donation-to-acva

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