Dennis Flaherty



Vedic Astrology Classes

Dennis teaches all of his classes and workshop in the time honored oral tradition of Shruti, which in Sanskrit means that which is heard. In this way there is a direct connection between the teacher and student. All classes and workshop are available through a platform of live interaction so that students can participate in a real time learning environment regardless of location nationally or internationally. Your instructor, Dennis Flaherty, is one of the foundational people who have brought the astrology of India to the West these past three decades. All classes and workshop are recognized toward CVA certification through the Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA), the oldest Vedic astrology organization in the West.

Your instructor, Dennis Flaherty, is one of the four foundational people who co-sponsored the International Symposiums on Vedic Astrology that brought the great teachers of Vedic Astrology to speak to live western audiences the last two decades. He continues that tradition each year by offering live phone conferencing classes in Vedic Astrology at the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences. Dennis is one of the founding members of the CVA. He is an approved teacher of the CVA and all classes and workshops count toward CVA certification.

Winter 2018 Mentor Series

The mentoring class is only available as an option for Dennis' audio correspondence students only. It is a live interactive class that aspires to build the student's Vedic chart interpretation skills in a structured progressive learning environment. The mentor class is offered three times yearly and is comprised of four classes for each series. Course materials are provided for each of the classes.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Thursdays. January 25th, Feb 22nd, March 22nd, and April 19th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Price: $240.00



Self Determinism in the Cult of Speed

"Dressed in red, with a red body, who has four arms, the son of the Earth, whose vehicle is a ram, who carries a trident, a spear and a mace in his hands, with a coral crest, jewels on his head, making the gesture that gives boons, May divine Mars ever grant us grace!." So goes the invocation to Mars, who many Vedic astrologers consider to be one of the greatest malefic grahas as he grasps the three weapons suggesting his propensity to violence. Mars must be examined carefully for his malfeasance or his magnificence, for when Mars brings his results, he brings them suddenly and spectacularly..

Mars' hands are truly quicker than your eyes, as everything with Mars happens in a "New York Minute," and his shock and awe are worshipped in today’s cult of speed. When malefic, Mars and his moons bring fear and panic, conflict and war. The rise of the international arms and finance industries, and their lobbies, reap record profits based on such fears to personal and national security and financial security issues. The goal of the created fear and panic of the day is to gain greater control. When malefic, Mars must always act suddenly to create the fear and panic which drives the collective herd mentality into the chosen direction reaping the desired profit that comes with control. From the rush to war, to the fast buck, to the quick-fix, you will see his malefic effects in action. Mars at his closest approach to the earth in 60,000 years extinguished over 20,000 lives in Europe through one of the hottest summers on record in 2003. More lives than that are lost every year in the rush to war and conflict and speed-related traffic accidents.

Thankfully, Mars' fourth and final hand offers a benefic boon, the gift of self-determinism, the ability to chart our own destiny. When benefic, Mars is an advocate, not a bully. For certain charts, Mars becomes highly benefic. When benefic, his energy and enthusiasm can light up the world! When benefic, he represents the courage and valor of all true spiritual warriors who lead the struggle against fear and ignorance. This class will teach you to quickly grasp and determine whether Mars is a malefic, or a benefic influence in your life, and your clients. You must do so quickly to survive in today’s cult of speed.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid class $75.00. Audio recording at registration $25.00

Saturn in Sagittarius

Fire and Ice

Saturn entered the constellation of Sagittarius where he will remain for the next two and a half years. Saturn takes 29 ½ years to circuit the Sun. This will be his first transit of Sagittarius in the 21st century as the last time he entered this sign was back in 1987. Saturn is the planet that rules the dark part of the year culminating in Natures retreat from the outer world. He represents the diminishing light and the end stages of growth heralding a time to turn inward. His nature is introverted and deeply private in measured pursuit of that inner journey. This is opposite nature of Jupiter, the ruler of fiery Sagittarius. Jupiter’s nature is extroverted, outward and outgoing in his pursuit of knowledge and spirituality. The frustration between these two opposite energies will emerge during Saturn’s sojourn of Jupiter’s sign.

Jupiter's fiery domain of Sagittarius concerns itself with all aspects of higher consciousness, from advanced educational degrees to theological and cosmological studies. Jupiter’s fiery and expansive light draws the consciousness ever higher into the domains that represent university and colleges, religious and theological institutions, as well as law and jurisprudence. Saturn’s realistic nature being cool and self-inquiring will seek to bring the lofty affairs and institutions of Sagittarius down to earth for real world scrutiny as well as real world existential needs! Join Dennis as he will discuss the effects of this Fire/Ice transit of Saturn in Sagittarius for each of the signs.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday. February 18
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm PST
Price: Prepaid class $75.00. Audio recording at registration $25.00

Cosmology and Astronomy for Right-Minded Vedic Astrologers

The early Vedic astrologers were almanac and calendar artisans entrusted by community to chart the favorable (and avoid the difficult) times for life's activities from the personal to the collective. In this class, Dennis will present a right-minded cosmological and astronomical overview of the movements of the heavens from the Vedic perspective, for as echoed in the famous words of Ecclesiastes: "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens".

Dennis will explain the nature of time as represented by the various cosmological and astronomical calendars, almanacs, and clocks that mark the passage and quality of time, for not all time is created equal! Discussion will commence with the cosmological Yugas and progress to the the sidereal zodiac, the Nakshatras and fixed stars, as well as the timing and rotation of the earth which creates the rising of the constellations, planets and the stars and where they were placed in the heavenly flow when we took our first breath in time! Join Dennis as he will clearly explain how the principles of cosmology and astronomy translate into the symbolism we call the Vedic Astrology!

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday. March 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm PST
Price: Prepaid class $75.00. Audio recording at registration $25.00

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