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Winter News


The winter solstice is upon us again in the Northern Hemisphere, and though the year's shortest day heralds the onset of winter it also promises the gradual return of the Sun after a prolonged period of darkness. As our sun reaches the southernmost point of its journey, this hemisphere will see its shortest day of light. At
the instant when the sun begins its northward journey, the solstice will occur and every day after will be longer than the one before it until the summer solstice, when again, the light will begin to diminish.

The term solstice means "sun stands still." On the year's two solstices (winter and summer) the sun appears to halt in its incremental journey across the sky and change little in position during this time. Of course, contrary to appearances from Earth, the Sun's "changing position" throughout the year is actually caused by the -

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ACVA Online Info - Nancy Dietz

2011-2012 1st Quarter Festival Days

Festivals celebrate the passage of time and are generally marked by the apparent movement of the Sun and/or the Moon. All dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar for the western hemisphere. While this -

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ACVA Accomplishments for 2011

2011 has been a year of academic growth and learner satisfaction at ACVA Online. Thanks to all who helped contribute to the creation of another successful year for the American College of Vedic Astrology™

To see the complete list of our learners and their accomplishments please use this hyperlink - ACVA 2011 Accomplishments

New and Coming Soon Courses

Along with several New 2011 Courses, ACVA is putting the finishing touches on a new course that combines the skills of life coaching with the practice of Vedic astrology. This exciting new ACVA Vedic Astrology Coaching ™ course is planned to start in the summer of 2012

To read more about these courses please click this link Life Coaching for Astrologers

2011 Jyotish Navaratna Award

Presented to Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

The American College of Vedic Astrology™ (ACVA) presents Dr.Suhas Kshirsagar with the 2011 Jyotish Navaratna Award. The award is given to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of Vedic astrology. The award also recognizes the recipients 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.

Dr. Suhas is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medallist from prestigious Pune University. His training as a Medical Vedic Astrologer and Counselor adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike.

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Astro Article

Surya: The Three Phases Of The Celestial King

By: Angela Pennington

Many times I've tried to imagine what it was like for our ancestors at Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. In our modern way of living, electricity, street lights and neighbors make it almost impossible to fully grasp the intensity of ancient nightfall. Imagine looking out a little window and not being able to view the window pane through the darkness. Yet, the glow of a simple candle in the window could guide strangers from miles away. From earliest times, by every culture, the Sun has been worshipped as a Deity. Through the heat of the Sun's rays, a fire, or a bolt of lightening shooting through the sky, fire has been venerated above all others. Perhaps while sitting during one of those long dark nights, praying for safety and security, humans recognized the Sun's light warming their hearts, filling them with a sense of peace.

The ancients compared "inner light" to the Sun, the source of life itself and identified three phases. These phases express themselves equally and are necessary for the cycle of life.

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Help Grow the ACVA eNews!!

Helping ACVAThe ACVA paper is growing and we need student help in 2012. Your first thought is probably “I don’t know enough about Jyotish to help”. You do not need to be an experienced Jyotishi to help. Your attention to the paper would be needed four times per year, not a huge time drain. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know amazing and accomplished people in Jyotish. If you would like to become part of our team please email me! We would love your ideas and help. Email: editor@acvaonline.org


Angela Pennington

Featured Jyotishi - Andrew Foss

Andrew Foss1) You helped start BAVA, what are your thoughts about working internationally (across cultures) with Jyotish?

Jyotish is a global science. The Vedic science has never belonged to any one place, indeed we see traces of it or its influence in every ancient culture. I hope and pray that Jyotishis everywhere will work together to give good guidance to mankind at this time when we face the most difficult transformation of -

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Webinar Information

2011 witnessed the presentation of many fine online lectures by presenters from around the world. Some of our esteemed webinar lecturers were:
  • Lissa Coffey on “What’s Your Dosha, Baby”— a guide to Ayurveda and Relationships
  • Phil Goldberg on “American Veda” – Vedic influences on American culture.
  • Dr. Suhas on “Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda”
Be sure to look for upcoming announcements about ACVA’s 2012 Webinar schedule on acvaonline.org.

Video recordings of previous webinars are available in the ACVA Store. http://acvastore.com/zencart/

Latest Downloads From The ACVA Store

DL-012Intro to NakshatrasDennid Harness, Ph.D.
DL-013Sacred Mantras and Yantras Howard Beckman
DL-014 Saturn: Lord of Truth and ConsequencesDennis Flaherty
DL-015 Hindu Deities of the Planets Kenneth Johnson
DL-016Jyotish and Ayurveda: The Complete Approach Dr. Dinesh Sharma
DL-017Vargas and Financial Markets Sat Siri Khalsa
DL-018 Looking into the Well: Advanced Natal Chart Analysis Edith Hathaway
DL-019 Vipareeta Raja YogasChakrapani Ullal

Latest MP3 Jyotish Lectures added to the ACVA Store

Quote of the Quarter:

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart." - Arabian Proverb

 Winter 2011 Mystery Chart
Guess the occupation of the chart listed below:

Mystery Chart December 2011

The options are:
a. transformational psychologist
b. celebrity hair stylist
c. innovative surgeon
d. international amnesty lawyer

Send your answer to: editor@acvaonline.org
Our panel of judges will select the best and earliest response. Winner will be announced in the Spring 2012 eNewsletter and will receive a Free MP3 Download from the ACVA Store

Happy Holidays to All from the Staff at ACVA!!!!!

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