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American College of Vedic Astrology April Newsletter

April 2010 Presidents Letter by WIlliam LevacyInside This Issue

The first days of spring are upon us and I’m looking forward to a fresh, new season of continued progress at ACVA Online. We’ve begun developing the college’s strategic plan for 2010 and beyond. Our board of directors and steering committee, faculty, and staff have conducted many brainstorming events and visioning sessions. We are all striving to find ways to make ACVA Online even

better and educationally more robust in the seasons ahead. This spring, our managing Steering Committee team poured over all the feedback and ideas given to us in the last few months. This input has helped us identify specific goals and initiatives for ACVA's new future as primarily an online school of Vedic education. The ACVA Online operating members met several times during the winter with board members and senior ACVA Online supporters. As a result we have produced a first draft of ACVA's goals, policies and procedures for 2010 and beyond. We expect to finalize the plan before the start of the Summer season.

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ACVA Online Courses - Nancy Dietz
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Fun Facts
Live Webinar Information
Live Webinar Information


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ACVA Online Classes Information

April Webinar:

Gary Gomes

April 10, 2010

"The Use of Karakas in Chart interpretation" - 90 minutes

Using the Chara karakas (significators) in standard chart interpretation and using Rasi aspects as well will expand your chart interpretation flexibility and also allows you to examine the chart with more depth. Also, these can be used in the Navamsa to gain more details about the chart.

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May Webinar

Details are currently pending. The information will be posted online as the schedule is finalized.


New ACVA Online Brochure

The new ACVA Online Information Brochure is viewable online at http://www.acvaonline.org/032310
. For the latest information about the online classes please take the time to view this full color PDF format brochure.

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ACVA Online Registrar Nancy Dietz

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

To register, for the June 2nd 2010 course contact our registrar Nancy Dietz by email at nancydietz@acvaonline.org or by phone 928.592.4633.

Visit the ACVA website www.acvaonline.org for more information.

How To Provide a Positive Consultation

How To Provide a Positive Consultation

Having accurate knowledge of astrological information is the foundation of a competent astrologer. In the Brihat Samhita Vol. I, Chapter II "Cannons for Astrologer", Varahamihira narrates at length about the abilities of a well versed astrologer, broadening the scope beyond the understanding of the constellations, planets and houses.

Varahamihira breaks down these attributes in the following way: qualifications, virtues, astronomical calculations, measurements of time, science of astrology, understanding of sacred texts and words of power. For the purposes of this article we will look more closely at the "qualifications and virtues" of an astrologer as these factors managed and developed correctly will aid the astrologer in building a strong character and consulting practice.

Over the course of my study at ACVA, I've heard different students asking the same question: "How do we create a positive atomosphere and empower our clients even in dire circumstances?"

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Student Editor Monthly Column

This faculty member is an internationally recognized astrological consultant, lecturer, and teacher specializing in both Western and Indian astrology. This Astrologer grew up in NYC and spent thirteen years living in Europe. A longtime student of numerous metaphysical systems, and a pioneer in bringing Vedic astrology to the attention of, and making it accessible to, Western audiences. Co-founder of the first astrological computer service in the Netherlands and was the official Dutch representative for Astro*Carto*Graphy.

A Bachelor of Arts in English/Theater Arts from the University of New Mexico, and studied Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and Palmistry, both privately and at Sanskrit University in Benares, India. Currently, studying Sanskrit at Columbia University.

This faculty member has published five books;
Healing Signs: The Astrological Guide to Wholeness and Well-Being;
Vedic Astrology: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Jyotish
Your Sun and Moon Guide to Love and Life
Venus: The Evolution of the Goddess and Her Planet
Indian Astrology

This faculty member lectures extensively for astrology groups, conducts ongoing courses and workshops, and has been on the faculty of conferences and spoken for groups throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia. She has taught or lectured at East West Books, Barnes and Noble, New York Theosophical Society, New York Open Center, and Learning Annex, and is on the faculty of ACVA and is on the faculty of SJC (Sri Jagannath Center). Currently married and living in NYC.

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Monthly Yoga Tips

April's Fun Fact

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and orbits at 140 million miles. Mars takes about 687 days to orbit the Sun which is twice as long as it takes the earth to do the same.

Webinar Information

The April live webinar will be presented by Gary Gomes on Saturday April 10, 2010 at 2PM, EDT. The title is "The Use of Karakas in Chart interpretation". Using the Chara karakas (significators) in standard chart interpretation and using Rasi aspects as well will expand your chart interpretation flexibility and also allows you to examine the chart with more depth. Also, these can be used in the Navamsa to gain more details about the chart.

Order Gary Gomes' Pre-recorded Webinar

May Webinar: Details - To Be Announced

For details go to: http://www.acvaonline.org.

Quote of the Quarter

Conversation between Sri Yukteswar and Yogananada from “Autobiography of A Yogi” Chapter 16 page 162

Sri Yukteswar: "Mukunda (Yogananda's boyhood name), why don't you get an astrological armlet?"

Yogananda: "Should I, Master? I don't believe in astrology."

Sri Yukteswar: "It is never a question of belief; the only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is true. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief."

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