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.

Fall Trimester 2017 Mentor Series

The mentoring class is only available as an option for Dennis' correspondence course students only. It is a live interactive class that continues to build the student's Vedic chart interpretation skills in a structured progressive learning environment. Course materials are presented for each of the four classes that comprise the series.

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Thursdays — September 28, October 26, November 16, and December 7
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Price: $240.00
Class Type: Teleconference

Rahu and America's Date with Destiny

"To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under the heavens," from Ecclesiastes is the tune for these times as America has entered into a new season of time; the cycle of Rahu.  Rahu is the planet of storm and rebellion in Vedic astrology and it will come as no surprise that the United States was born on July 4, 1776 in the planetary cycle of Rahu! America again entered the storm cycle of Rahu last year and elected Donald Trump on a revolutionary platform within his own party while Trump himself was in the planetary cycle of Rahu! If we wish to forecast the fruit of a particular season, we need to look back on the historical record of that past season, for as Mark Twain mused, "History never repeats itself, but often it rhymes."  Join Dennis as he forecasts Rahu's cycle and America's date with destiny!

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Date: Friday, September 22,  2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Bhakti Yoga, Portland, Oregon
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Vedic Astrology and Celestial Fabric of Relationship

Eastern and western cultures are founded on fundamentally different principles regarding relationship. The social fabric of the east orientates the person more towards the family and the west more towards the individual. This workshop will explore the wisdom of Vedic astrology as it relates to our most personal love relationships. Dennis will explore the celestial fabric of each of the planetary types and how they influence our compatibility in our most human need – the need to deeply connect with others in a world that is inherently isolating. Please provide your birth data at registration so you can bring your planets, but also bring your hearts.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Saturday, September 23,  2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST
Place: Bhakti Yoga, Portland, Oregon
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Jupiter in Libra

The Balance is Past Due

The principal planet of light, Jupiter, will enter the constellation of Libra on 9/11/2017 and remain therein until the mid-fall of 2018. Libra is a sign that concerns itself with balance and equality as it represents the autumnal equinox when the forces of light and dark seek equanimity. Jupiter here will shine his light on the scales of equilibrium that have moved to the extremes of the balance that Libra represents. The domains of our lives from the personal to the social and the political to the geopolitical will seek balance on both sides of the scale as the extreme inequities of our times come into Jupiter's spotlight. The sign Libra is often depicted as peaceful and equivocal; seeing all sides of the equation. However, the truth is the process of achieving balance more often than not sets violent forces in motion as the proverbial pendulum swings violently to the extremes until coming to rest in a centrist position. Join Dennis for this class as he examines Jupiter in Libra for each of the 12 constellations and the domains of life where the balance is past due.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, October 1,  2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid class $75.00. Audio recording at registration $25.00


The Nodes of the Moon and Consciousness

Enlightenment or Descent into Darkness

Vedic astrologers have long known that the Nodes of the Moon have an intoxicating effect on the consciousness. They are outcastes or artisans in the ancient Indian Caste system, and thus represent alternative systems of thought that exist in the shadows of consciousness outside mainstream thought. When the shadow planets are associated with the planets of perception, they often incite remarkable genius and are indicators of breakthroughs in consciousness on the road to enlightenment, but they are also harbingers of breakdowns in consciousness on the all-too-familiar road to delusion and madness.

The sages of India say we are all drunkards. The only thing that separates us is the quality of the wine that we drink. This class will show both sides of Rahu and Ketu: the ascent to enlightenment or the descent into darkness in the charts of saints, sinners, politicians and famous artisans!  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, October 29,  2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid class $75.00. Audio recording at registration $25.00


The Maha Purusha Yogas

The Great People Planetary Combinations

In this workshop Dennis will explain in great detail the Pancha Maha Purusha Yogas; the five great planetary combinations that express the full strength of each of the planets in their most powerful positons. Excepting the Sun and the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn each have a powerful representative in the Maha Purusha Yogas that produces a Mahatma, or a great soul. To understand the greatness of the planets is to understand each of their strengths, and how their strength influence the natives of these Yogas, as it is our strengths that define our character, not our weaknesses. Join Dennis as he reveals the power of the great people yogas in the lives of great souls.  

Instructor: Dennis Flaherty
Dates: Sunday, November 19,  2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Price: Prepaid class $75.00. Audio recording at registration $25.00


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