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Inside This IssueMarch 2013 President's Message by WIlliam Levacy, Ph.D.
Dr. Levacy International Award

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Congratulations to New ACVA Level II Graduate Karina Weil

Intro to Vedic Astrology Class 5 Weeks Live in LA Starts May 16

Article Nimitta by Angela Pennington

Article New Grounds for Growth by Manoj Soma

Vedic Astrology Coaching (VAC)

Luna Toons Vedic Cartoon by Manoj Soma

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"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." -- W. Earl Hall

While our attention is drawn to the increasing beauty of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, we don’t want to forget a special value being brought to us at this time by our old friend Shani, the planet Saturn. Saturn is the planet of rhythm, structure, consistency, and
order. In the Vedic astrology sidereal system, Saturn will be retrograde in Libra from February 19 to July 7 of this year. Saturn Rx will provide a counterpoint to the energy and enthusiasm brought on by the renewing energy of spring. With Saturn Rx we will be getting an opportunity to redefine and recapture the structure that we need to guide the spontaneity and rapid growth characteristic of the spring season. In effect, we can look at the influence of Saturn at this time as allowing us to put our life into the balance of Libra coming forward into the energy of spring. In this issue -

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Take an ACVA Online Class! - Anywhere - Anytime!

ACVA Online ClassesClasses forming monthly. Contact info@acvaonline.org for latest class dates. “I am still in awe of all that I received and experienced during these past three weeks at ACVA Online, in terms of knowledge, my instructor’s total dedication, self-awareness as an astrologer and coach, and from my sharp classmates. In these last two years with ACVA, I have improved not only as a professional but as a
person as well thanks to the example of our guides, Jyotishis extraordinaire." - ACVA Level II Learner

ACVA’s New Phone Number

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Dr. Levacy Receives International Award

William Levacy, Ph. D.Dr. Levacy is the 2nd place recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI). Dr. Levacy’s dissertation was entitled, Asian Indian Perspectives: Cultural Competencies Needed to Work Effectively with Americans on Intercultural Project Teams.

ISPI director, April Davis wrote the following about Dr. Levacy:

On behalf of the International Society for Performance Improvement, it is with great pleasure I extend to you best wishes and congratulations as the
2nd place recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Dissertation Award. In addition to a monetary stipend of $1,000, you will receive a plaque during ISPI's Awards Recognition Luncheon on April 15, 2013, during THE Performance Improvement Conference in Reno, Nevada (April 14-17).

You are also requested to submit a manuscript based on your dissertation for consideration in Performance Improvement Quarterly by August 31, 2013. You are also encouraged to submit a proposal to present at the 2014 annual conference based on your research once the call for proposals has been announced.

Best regards,

April S. Davis, CAE. Executive Director, ISPI

ACVA Jyotish Navaratna Award

A.B. ShuklaIt is with honor and pleasure that ACVA confers the Jyotish Navaratna Award for 2012 on Mr. A.B. Shukla, President of the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences. Mr. Shukla has worked hard to carry forward the legacy of Dr. B.V. Raman to promote Vedic astrology around the world.

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 based on excellent contributions to the field of Vedic astrology

For more info on A.B.Shukla, visit the ICAS link http://www.icas.org.in/office-bearers.html

New ACVA Programs: Enroll Now!

Self-Study: Learn Vedic astrology online at your own pace in self-study mode, i.e. no classroom required; access ACVA certified tutors as needed.

Mentoring: Learn Vedic astrology online, one-on-one with a Vedic astrology mentor / instructor to guide you on your way.

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2013 ACVA Level II Graduate Karina Weil

Karina Weil CertificateTo Dr. Bill Levacy and Distinguished ACVA Faculty,

I searched for many years for the right place to learn Jyotish seriously. It took a few twists and turns to get on the right track.

When I look back at the moment I made the decision to choose ACVA and at my first day of class, I realize now how unaware I was of the new universe that was just opening to me. From the caliber of the instructors, the quality and depth of the curriculum, the pedagogical
strategies used, and the timely and friendly technical support, everything contributed not only to my successful academic performance but also to my growth as a future Jyotishi because every single one of them really wanted me to succeed.

I am in awe and humbly grateful to have had the opportunity to have walked and learned side by side with some of the world's best, never feeling alone or judged. It has been one of the most auspicious and fulfilling experiences of my life. To all those serious seekers of the Science of Light, I unreservedly recommend ACVA.

Karina Weil, M.Sc., D.M.
Certified Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor, IAS)
Certified Vedic Astrologer (Jyotishi), ACVA

 Intro to Vedic Astrology - 5 Weeks Live in LA Starts May 16

Dr. Bill Levacy will be teaching a live, face-to-face five week class on “Introduction to Vedic Astrology.” This class, personally led by Dr. Levacy, will be held each Thursday evening at the Sivananda Yoga Center in Los Angeles, California starting May 16. The course fee is $75 total or $15 per weekly session. Participants who complete the course will be given a Certificate of Completion from the American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA). Contact info@acvaonline.org or the Los Angeles Sivananda Center, 13325 Beach Ave, Los Angeles 90292 www.sivananda.org/la 310 822 9642

By Angels Pennington

Nimitta is the ancient art of interpreting nature’s messages. Commonly referred to as Omens. The theory of Nimitta rests on a foundational principal; the whole of nature is governed by universal law and operates in a natural order. Therefore, things happen as they must, dispelling any idea of coincidence.

Throughout history, in all cultures, wise men and women were revered for their ability to understand the language spoken by the natural world. The Priests witnessed signs in the weather, unusual phenomena, colors around the luminaries and movements of the planets, as well as unusual occurrences like meteors and comets. They observed the behaviors of insects, birds, fish, animals, trees and various plants. Every part of nature belongs to the whole. Through these observations determinations were made about the abundance of crops and rainfall. Omens were observed as guidance on where to invest effort and money. Nimitta advised about how and when to sell crops and precious gems and Read The Complete Article

New Grounds for Growth

Spring Equinox 2013 By Manoj Soma

This article aims to explain the etymological and astronomical basis of the Spring Equinox of 20th March 2013. An astrological perspective of this is also explored examining the lead up to this equinox and in particular how the mystical symbolism of the major planets have ushered in some global changes to pave the way for a new beginning in 2013

The earth has a circular orbit around the Sun, but itself rotates on its North to South axis (the axis of rotation) with a tilt of 23 degrees. This is like a top spinning at a slight angle, rather than being perfectly horizontal. If the earth were perfectly horizontal the sun would give each face of the earth equal light and darkness as it spins. Instead, and as a result of the 'wobble' the orientation of the earth's North to South axis in relation to the Sun changes over the course of a year. This provides variation of the amount of solar - Read The Complete Article

Vedic Astrology Coaching

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Learn the techniques and practices of Life Coaching to enhance your astrology practice. The purpose of ACVA's breakthrough Vedic Astrology Coaching™ (VAC™) model is to provide practitioners of Vedic astrology with the consulting techniques, strategies, and approaches that are based on established instructional design as well as consulting and life coaching practices.

The ACVA VAC™ model contains three major components for astrological consulting efficacy (a) astrological knowledge, including the birth chart and other astrological assessment techniques, (b) how to deliver that knowledge, and (c) the formation of a co-operative partnership with the client based on the knowledge of Vedic astrology and Life Coaching. Questions: info@acvaonline.org

Special Events In The Springtime

20 - Spring Equinox 6:02pm EDT
27 - HOLI- Festival of Spring
27 - Full Moon
06 - Full Moon
06 - Hanuman Jayanti – Hanuman’s birthday
11- Vasanti Navaratri: 9 Days Mother Divine
20 - Ram Navami – Rama’s birthday
APRIL 25 - Partial Lunar Eclipse
09 - Annular Solar Eclipse
13 - Akshaya Tritiya – Day of Lasting Achievements
24 - Full Moon
25 - Buddha Jayanti – Buddha’s birthday
18 - Day of Ganga (Ganges River) Ganga Dashahara
21 - Summer Solstice

Many New MP3 Audios Added To ACVA Store

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Luna Toons: Vedic Cartoon by Manoj Soma

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NAMA Conference: Longevity through Ayurveda
Thursday through Sunday April 18 to 21, 2013 ACVA is a co-sponsor of this event. On-line registration will be available through April 13, 2013 http://ayurvedanama.org/conferences/

British Assn for Vedic Astrology
2013 BAVA 15th International Conference
Theme: ‘Rahu and Ketu, Understanding and Remedies through Jyotish, Mantra, Vaastu and Yantra’
18 to 22 April 2013 London, UK

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