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Fall 2010 Presidents Letter by WIlliam LevacyInside This Issue

William Levacy
The Harvest of Abundance
Autumn Equinox, 2010

Hello Every One,

For the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumn Equinox "falls" this year on September 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm EDT. While the equinox means "equal nights,", the hours of night and day are usually different by about seven to ten minutes. It takes a couple more days for the day and night to actually be even time-wise

(due to variables such as how we measure against the center of the sun and due to atmospheric refraction).

It is also important to realize that when it is fall in the northern hemisphere it will be spring in the southern. For both the spring and fall seasons, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. Marking these two days of the year allowed the ancient seasonal calendar makers to find the exact cardinal directions of east and west by using the sun.

Historically, in the West, autumn is the time of harvest when the fruits of labor and love pour out in abundance. In India, this time of year marks

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ACVA Online Courses - Nancy Dietz
ACVA Online Certification Exams
The Four Aims Of Life by Editor Angela Pennington
Guess the Faculty Member
Fun Facts
Live Webinar Information
Events and Conference Information
Letters and Questions to the Editor


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ACVA Online Classes Information

October Live Webinar:

Juliana Swanson

October 30, 2010
1:00PM, EDT

"The Navamsa in Vedic Astrology" - 90 minutes

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November Live Webinar:

Nalini Kanta Das

November 6, 2010
Noon, EDT

"Maha-Yogas: The most important observation in the initial judgement of a horoscope." - 90 minutes

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December Live Webinar:

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

December 11, 2010
Noon, EST

"The Art and Science of Vedic Counseling" - 90 minutes

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New ACVA Online Brochure

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

Visit the ACVA website www.acvaonline.org for more information.
ACVA Online Registrar Nancy Dietz

Next Online
Class Modules
Start January 5th, 2011

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

To register, for the January 5th 2011 courses contact our registrar Nancy Dietz by email at nancydietz@acvaonline.org or by phone 928.592.4633.

The Four Aims Of Life by Editor Angela Pennington

New ACVA Online Certification Examinations

The next ACVA Online Level I Certification examination is October 23rd. 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 nancydietz@acvaonline.org.

The Moon's Monthly Cycle by Editor Angela Pennington

The Moon's Monthly Cycle

The Moon represents our mind, emotions and the ability to understand and socialize with others. Being karaka for ‘mother’, our intuitive process and capacity to nurture and be nurtured is found here. A favorable Moon will make the native good at communicating and listening and mindful of the comfort levels of other’s. The native will take initiative to help people develop themselves intellectually and physically. A favorable Moon reminds me of loving mothers, attentive teachers and compassionate nurses.

An unfavorable Moon leads to an overall emotional instability. Unstable emotions make it difficult for the native to socialize and connect. There is difficulty in nurturing. Withdrawn or overly emotional, these qualities may manifest as boundary issues resulting in chronic victimization or co-dependance. Trouble giving and receiving. An unfavorable Moon reminds me of people who lack mental clarity, those who stay in emotionally abusive relationships and people who always see the "glass half empty".

The Moon is viewed as a Lagna in chart interpretation and for the student Jyotish, understanding the Moon's cycles and sub-cycles can be a daunting task. After all, favorability and strength seem to dictate not only one's level of consciousness, but the ability to raise the consciousness and integrate Read Complete Article

Student Editor Monthly Column

This faculty member is a professional Vedic astrologer who received a Master’s degree in Counseling and Education from the University of North Texas. This instructor serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Vedic Astrology, is an Online instructor for ACVA, and serves as a contributing faculty member for the Curriculum Committee as well.

Our faculty member’s professional focus is on personal growth experiences through individual consultations, workshops and seminars. Over 20 years working in the areas of health, healing and wholeness. The instructor has published research and articles on Vedic Astrology in the ACVA Journal, and during earlier graduate work published research for the Texas Counseling Journal on HIV and stress management conditions.

Formerly a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Biofeedback therapist on faculty, at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. This instructor also maintained a private counseling practice, focused on individual and group experiences with transformational therapies. This instructor was led to studies in Vedic astrology during the Ketu Dasha. This path of learning has led to current and ongoing studies, practice and life path. With a Counseling license on inactive status, this instructor devotes themselves full time to their own private practice at the Dallas Yoga and Wellness Center. Our faculty member has a world wide clientele connected through telephone and travels.

Can you guess who this faculty member is? - Answer

Monthly Yoga Tips

October's Fun Fact

By Richelle Jarrell

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and second largest planet in the Solar System after Jupiter. In the 5th century CD, the Indian astronomical text Surya Siddhanta estimated the diameter of Saturn as 73,882 miles, an error of less than 1% from the currently accepted value of 74,580 miles.

Webinar Information

October 30th 2010 - 1PM, EDT

Juliana Swanson

The Navamsa in Vedic Astrology

90 Minute Presentation
Vedic astrology ascribes great value to an intricate scheme of 16 harmonic charts, which extend inclusively from the rashi to the shastiamsa. These divisional charts reveal the more hidden qualities of the rashi chart; in effect, they augment the information depicted in the rashi. Harmonics typically provide deeper insight into specific matters, including career, wealth, health, progeny, relationship, and so on. Order Juliana Swanson's Pre-recorded Webinar

November 6th, 9am PDT / Noon EDT

Nalini Kanta Das

Maha-Yogas: The most important observation in the initial judgement of a horoscope.

90 Minute Presentation
Maha-yogas consist of the simultaneous influence of the good and negative house rulers on different places in the chart. Example charts will show the power of these confluences. For example, if the 1st and 9th lords both influence the 3rd house in a chart, the person has at least a 50% chance of success in careers related to writing or expression. Order Nalini"s Pre-recorded Webinar

December 11th, 9am PST / Noon EST

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

The Art and Science of Vedic Counseling

90 Minute Presentation
Ayurveda is a consciousness based approach to health and well-being. Jyotish & Ayurveda is a perfect blend to understand the mind & body of a person and help them design a spiritual lifestyle for the challenges in their lives. Counseling is an art to use various Vedic techniques to help them realize the strength and weakness in their personality, and bring out their true potential to improve the quality and quantity of their life. Order Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar's Pre-recorded Webinar

For more details on all three remaining 2010 Live Webinars or to sign-up please go to: http://www.acvaonline.org.

Webinar Information

All of us at ACVA Online want to extend Very Best Wishes to Dr. K.S. Charak – to officially acknowledge and celebrate his 60th birthday on October 1st, 2010.

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 cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei
Italian Physicist and Astronomer 1564-1642

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