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American College of Vedic Astrology December Newsletter

Winter 2010 Presidents Letter by WIlliam LevacyInside This Issue

William Levacy
2010 Winter Solstice

Winter solstice will occur at 23:38 (or 11.38pm) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on December 21, 2010. For the Western Hemisphere, a total lunar eclipse will "officially" begin on Dec. 21 at 12:29 a.m. EST (or at 9:29 p.m. PST on Dec. 20, the day before).

As the Winter time comes upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, we have a time traditionally marked by rebirth, new beginnings, and celebratory wishes for sustainability.

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. Over the years the American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA) has tried different models for educating our learners but not all of them have been able to support themselves. They have not prevailed through the “Winter” seasons, both in terms of the revenues they self-generated and from the ongoing support of a dedicated community. As we've seen, moving towards sustainability creates social challenges. In the natural evolution of things, systems must remain diverse, adaptable, and productive to thrive over the span of time. Organizations must be able to adjust to the needs of the individuals and the time they serve in order to stay healthy financially and spiritually. Sustainability involves the balanced ecology

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ACVA Online Courses - Nancy Dietz
ACVA Jyotish Navaratna Award for 2010 to Swami Sitaramananda
A Students Study Guide to Nakshatra Memorization by Editor Angela Pennington
Guess the Faculty Member
Fun Facts
Letters and Questions to the Editor
Events and Conference Information

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ACVA Online Classes Information

2010 Webinars:

View a recorded Webinar. Stop by acvastore.com and look over the 2010 Webinars presented by outstanding astrologers. You can purchase them from your computer and review as often as you need.

There are currently seventeen Archived Webinars to choose from on many different Vedic topics.

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ACVA Online Level II Certification Exam is now available. Current exam dates are February 26 and March 26, 2011

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ACVA's Gift Giving Campaign 2011

On August 14, 2000 we received confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service that the American College of Vedic Astrology was granted 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational status. This allows the College to receive charitable donations, gifts, grants and endowments for resource development. As a result of generous donations in the past we were able to develop the ACVA Online Program, which began operations in Nov. of 2003.

We invite you to use the end of the giving period of 2010 to offer a tax free donation to help all students seeking Vedic educational opportunities worldwide. Use the donation link to help ACVA raise funds for 10 scholarships in 2011 and be part of a Cosmic Gift giving campaign to uplift our Dharma worldwide.

Make A Donation All donations and gifts to ACVA are tax deductible.

ACVA Online Registrar Nancy Dietz

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Class Modules
Start January 5th, 2011

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ACVA provides ongoing Level I and Level II online courses in Vedic Astrology.

ACVA Online offers affordable, convenient and comprehensive courses delivered by outstanding Vedic astrologers who are proficient in teaching, scholarship, and inspiration.

To register, for the January 5th 2011 courses contact our registrar Nancy Dietz by email at nancydietz@acvaonline.org or by phone 928.282.2857.
“Success doesn’t come from doing things alone, in isolation!! Success comes from reaching out to your community and beyond, asking for help and assistance and throwing your ideas, desires and brilliance at the feet of your supporters!!” -- Sarah J. Miller

ACVA Online Flex Program

This exciting and innovative ACVA Flex Model continues the American College of Vedic Astrology's (ACVA) ongoing philosophy of adapting as conditions change and discovering new ways of offering Vedic education. ACVA continues to work to find ways to include all teachers, tutors and teaching disciplines in our Online teaching model. ACVA is focused on the quality, convenience and availability of Vedic education to all students across the globe who wish to participate in our great Online Vedic astrology learning community. Beyond the standard course tuition and test fees, ACVA does not require additional membership fees or dues from students or teachers who are seeking certification or are already certified.

When the student feels they are ready then they can take the ACVA online 'test out' exam covering the ACVA Level I Module topics of Philosophy, Astronomy, Grahas, Rashis and Bhavas.

This new ACVA learning model gives students the flexibility to pass over introductory material if they feel they are advanced enough to do so, or if they wish, they can take lessons on the fundamentals of Vedic astrology with a tutor of their choice, attend webinars, listen to mp3 lectures of famous astrologers, attend conferences or gain knowledge through many of the great books available on Vedic astrology.

ACVA's next test out exam will be offered online on January 8, 2011. If you are interested Sign Up for this exam date.

Passing this exam allows your entrance into our ACVA Online Level I class at Module 105 Yogas beginning February 9, 2011. Obtain Flex Program Study Guide.


ACVA Jyotish Navaratna Award for 2010 to Swami Sitaramananda

ACVA Jyotish Navaratna Award for 2010 to Swami Sitaramananda

Bill Levacy, President of the American College of Vedic Astrology™ presents the 2010 ACVA Jyotish Navaratna Award to Swami Sita in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2010.In order to help identify outstanding work by members of the Vedic astrology community, the American College of Vedic Astrology ™ (ACVA) Board of Directors initiated the Jyotish Navaratna Award, (The Nine Jewels of Vedic Astrology).

The award is given based on excellent contributions to the field of Vedic astrology and for special service and support for the goals of the American College of Vedic Astrology™, that is to make Vedic astrology available to learners around the world.

Bill Levacy, President of the American College of Vedic Astrology™ presents the 2010 ACVA Jyotish Navaratna Award to Swami Sita in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2010.

The award recipient for 2010 is Swami Sitaramananda, director and spiritual guide of the Sivananda Yoga Farm Ashram in Grass Valley,California http://sivananda.org/yogafarm/ . Over the years, Swami Sita has offered the Sivananda ashram for Vedic astrology courses and has been a great practitioner and supporter of Vedic astrology in general. Swami Sita reminds us of the great links between Vedic astrology archetypes for a successful life and the path to enlightenment. We of the ACVA Board of Directors are thankful for Swami Sita’s support and look forward to her continued energy and enthusiasm in encouraging the growth of Vedic astrology around the world.

A Students Study Guide to Nakshatra Memorization by Editor Angela Pennington

A Students Study Guide to Nakshatra Memorization

Nakshatras are rich in imagery and powerful in myth. Becoming familiar with the Lunar Mansions brings depth and focus to natal consultations. The Jyotish who understands a clients Moon in a particular Nakshatra, gains a great understanding of how a person feels and thinks. A vitally important quality for creating an atmosphere of safety and healing for the people who entrust their charts to us. Sharing these ancient stories and their symbols with clients is a powerful tool, helping them to connect with their own divinity and directing them on a path toward personal empowerment.

For the student, Nakshatras can be daunting area of study, especially the thought of memorizing them! After all, there are 27 modern Lunar Mansions each 13 degrees 20' minutes and they have Myths, Deities, Symbols, Degrees, Rulers, Doshas, Elements and more to consider. Whew! Nakshatras are literally a lifetime of study in their own right. Students at ACVA are required to know the Nakshatras before they graduate. Several students have asked me how I learned them. My standard reply is "study a little everyday" but the truth is, in my experience, I have discovered a rhythm to learning them and the chart below is designed to demonstrate the technique:
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Student Editor Monthly Column

This faculty member holds Master Degrees in Medieval History and Exceptional Education from the University of Wisconsin. Earned a Masters Degree in Hindu Studies: Vedic Astrology from Hindu University and graduated from the ACVA Level I and Level II Certification programs.

Having worked in the field of education for more than twenty years, this faculty member has contributed their time and talents to creating course material and certification exams for the ACVA Online Program.

Can you guess who this faculty member is? - Answer

Monthly Yoga Tips

December's Fun Fact

In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator!

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Dear Readers, Students and Friends,

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Webinar Information

Vedic Astrology & Ayurveda Conference in Florida with Nalini Kanta Das February 2011

Attend a conference with some great and gifted Vedic astrologers and Ayurvedic scholars in Florida in February 2011 and gift the American College of Vedic Astrology at the same time. Nalini Kanta Das has generously offered ACVA a 20% referral fee for each ACVA student who attends this conference so we are making you all aware of this wonderful opportunity to study and support ACVA.

Friday Feb. 11 - Chakrapani Ullal, Gudrun Schellenbeck and Nalini on Vedic astrology.
Evening class: Dr. Vasant Lad, Intro to Ayurveda

FEB. 12 - All day ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad
Private consultations with our three astrologers
Party, kirtan, veg. feast on Saturday evening.

FEB. 13 - All day vedic astrology intensive, q&a with Chakrapani Ullal

FEB. 14 - Outing, swimming or a trip to the beach.

Yoga classes, bhagavad-gita, vegetarian meals, and the opening of the Radhadesh Retreat.

For More Information: http://www.nalinikanta.com

Quote of the Quarter

You are what your deep, driving desire is.

As your desire is, so is your will.

As your will is, so is your deed.

As your deed is, so is your destiny.

- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5


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