February 2023 News & Views. Eclipse Talk and Indian Astrology Classes at all levels start soon
I am resending this since some of you may not have received this or read it. Just a reminder that if you wish to hear my talk on Saros and Metonic Eclipses Cycles on Saturday February 18th at 2 pm EST, you need to register by Friday February 17th at 6 pm even if you cannot attend live since you will receive the recording. You can scroll down for the registration link. Also remember that Beginning and Advanced Jyotisa Classes begin in March and early bird registration cutoff is February 24.
Welcome to those who are subscribers as well as those who are reading my newsletter for the first time. If you missed the January 2023 News and Views, Part 1, where I talk about Mars stationing direct, you can read that here conta.cc/3CZ5l4b
. You can read Part 2, where I talk about Mercury and Uranus stationing direct, here conta.cc/3WwPfFx. I apologize for this newsletter coming late in the month. There won't be any retrogrades until April 21, and we might think that after eclipses and Mars retrograde we are now coming out of a period where we can move forward and heal ourselves by finishing up projects, resolving arguments and differences, and beginning something entirely new whether a job, move, or relationship. Or you can just make changes in your job, home, or relationship. On the other hand things are moving quickly and Mars is still within the Retrograde Arc. Scroll down for information about Mars finally leaving retrograde arc (shadow).
One of the main events of the last few weeks is the awful earthquake that occurred on February 6 at 4:17 am on the border of Turkey and Syria, so please donate what you can to any of the agencies providing relief. Astrologically speaking, Uranus squared the Full Moon, which occurred a few hours earlier on February 5, 2023 at 21:28 local time, Tropical. 16° Leo 40’. Sidereal. 22° Cancer 35’. This in itself may not indicate an earthquake but as I said in the last newsletter, Uranus stationing direct takes a while before it moves quickly forward and that the degree of the Uranus station, which was on January 22, 2023, Tropical. 14° Taurus 56’. Sidereal. 20° Aries 51’. On the day of the earthquake, Uranus was Tropical 15 Taurus 01, Sidereal 20 Aries 56. The degree of the Uranus station will be activated with the Lunar Eclipse on May 5, at Tropical 14 Scorpio 58, Sidereal 20 Libra 52. As we get nearer to the eclipses, solar on April 20 and lunar on May 5, Uranus influence should be felt again but more about as we get closer to eclipse season.
I am excited to be speaking for the NCGR Southeast Michigan Chapter (SMAART) on Saros and Metonic Cycles: Repeating Lunations and Eclipses on Saturday February 18th at 2:00 pm. Saros cycles are 18 year eclipse cycles and Metonic cycles are 19 year Lunation cycles. Scroll below for more information on the webinar. Please register in advance at this link. www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aeab22a5f8c34-saros#/
And I am excited to offer two series of Jyotisa classes that begin in March: Beginning and Advanced Jyotisa (Indian astrology). Advanced classes begin on March 8th and Beginning classes begin March 15th. Early Bird rates end February 24. Scroll down for more information. Registration at www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule.
Please also scroll down for information about purchasing the 2023 Sensitive Degrees Webinar, which I presented as a 7-hour presentation in two parts on December 11 and December 18. Scroll down for more information. You can purchase the webinar by going to www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule.
As always you can book a consultation by making payment on my website under Services, and I will then reach out to you to make an appointment. I will be raising my rates on March 20, the Vernal Equinox, so it is a good idea to purchase a reading, even if you wish to wait a month or two to actually book the date.
This month's lunations occur with the Full Moon on February 5, 2023, 18:28 GMT. Tropical. 16° Leo 40’. Sidereal. 22° Cancer 35’ aśleṣā, and with the New Moon on February 20, 2023, 7:05 GMT. Tropical. 1° Pisces 22’. Sidereal. 7° Aquarius 17’ śātabhiṣaj
If you have any planets, points, or angles around those degrees (I would take a one degree orb) then whatever is represented by that planet, point or angle, will be prominent and important until the next lunation, meaning that if something is conjunct this month's Full Moon, it will be prominent until the next Full Moon on March 7, 2023, and if something is conjunct this month's New Moon, it will be prominent until the next New Moon on March 21, 2023. The New Moon represents new beginnings and can help you to institute a change you have been thinking about while the Full Moon is an accomplishment or culmination and gives the push to continue on that path. If your birthday is between February 4-6, then the Full Moon is in your solar return (varṣaphala) or close enough that it will be important for the year ahead until your next birthday, meaning that it may be year when things you have been working on will manifest, or feel like they are moving in the right direction, so continue with whatever is fulfilling you. If your birthday is between February 19-21, then the New Moon is in your solar return (varṣaphala) or close enough that it will be important for the year ahead until your next birthday, meaning a change is bound to happen, so work on that change. It could be a physical move, job change, relationship change, or simply working on yourself to integrate new patterns and habits into your life. Expect a great deal of transformative experiences that will make you want to change or take a step in a different direction. Take your time but do head in that direction, since otherwise it will happen to you whether you initiate it or not. (Scroll below for more Celestial Events.)
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- Mars Direct and Leaving Retrograde Arc (Shadow)
- Beginning and Advanced Jyotisa (Indian astrology) classes
- Purchase Sensitive Degrees 2023 Webinar
- Information about Classes, Lectures, and Conferences
- Celestial Events. February 2023
- Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy Book for sale
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Mars Direct and Leaving the Retrograde Arc (Shadow)
I have been talking a lot about Mars retrograde since last August when it first entered sidereal Taurus, and now that it is about to leave the retrograde arc, I wanted to track its final exit. Although this is occurring in March I thought it was important to write about it now, since Mars finally went direct on January 12, which means it has gained speed and is moving fiercely as it recaps places it has already been for the third and final time before it finally leaves sidereal Taurus and Gemini and tropical Gemini.
On average, Mars travels through a sign in approximately 45-47 days. During its retrograde cycle Mars can stay in one sign for 6-7 months, or straddle two signs for 8-9 months. Remember to read tropical if you do Western astrology and use sidereal (Indian) if you use Indian astrology or Western sidereal astrology.
According to the tropical zodiac
Mars enters Gemini. August 20, 2022.
Mars enters Cancer. March 25, 2023.
Mars therefore travels through tropical Gemini for seven months.
According to the sidereal (Indian) zodiac
Mars enters Taurus. Aug 10 2022;
Mars enters Gemini. Oct 15 2022;
Mars R re-enters Taurus. Nov 14 2022;
Mars D re-enters Gemini. March 12, 2023;
Mars enters Cancer. May 10, 2023.
Mars therefore travels through sidereal Taurus and Gemini in nine months.
If you have planets, points, or angles between Tropical 8° Gemini 07’ - 25° Gemini 36’, or between Sidereal 14° Taurus 03’ - 1° Gemini 32’, Mars will conjoin that three times between September 3, 2022, when it first entered the retrograde arc or shadow, and March 16 when it leaves. First it will be direct, then retrograde, and now it is direct so between January 12th when it stationed direct at Tropical 8° Gemini 07’/Sidereal 14° Taurus 03’ and March 16th when it leaves the retrograde arc (where it first stationed retrograde) at Tropical 25° Gemini 36’/Sidereal 1° Gemini 32’ Mars will make its final presence known. Mars is still hovering around tropical Gemini until March 25th and sidereal Taurus until March 12th so the houses those signs occupy may still be going through reorganization, rebuilding, and moving quickly forward in order to finish what you have been working on over the last few months. But this time instead of falling into a Mars retrograde pattern of hesitancy, anger, and complete restructuring, what you have learned over the past few months can be applied to the area of life where you find tropical Gemini or sidereal Taurus.
The best thing to do now is to take your time, since you may feel as if you have to get things done in a hurry because the last few months may have delayed things or not allowed you to move forward in the area of life that encompasses tropical Gemini or sidereal Taurus. Move positively to complete something you may have started but became distracted or detoured through no fault of your own. Meditate, take deep breaths, and do not feel that you must make up for lost time, since moving too quickly could get you into trouble. Take your time, smell the roses, and enjoy the movement forward of a powerful planet that provides energy, initiative, and physical action when working positively.
Read if you use sidereal Indian astrology. The house that sidereal Taurus occupies is the area where you may feel invigorated and strengthened, but is also the area where you need to pace yourself but continue to move forward. If you do not know which house sidereal Taurus occupies, look at your ascendant, or Moon, or even your Sun, and just count from there. General descriptions for bhavas (houses) are as follows:
1. appearance, destiny, temperament, personality, constitution; 2. Money, family life, food, speech, early childhood; 3. Siblings, Fine arts, courage, desires; 4. Mother, happiness, real estate, vehicles; 5. Children, romance, investments, speculation; 6. Open enemies, work, competition, obstacles, illness; 7. Marriage, partners, contracts, passion; 8. Life and death cycle, research, accidents, other's money, inheritance; 9. Father, teacher (guru), religion, higher learning, opportunity; 10. Career, status, public recognition, reputation; 11. Profits, rewards, gains from work, awards, older siblings; 12. spiritual practice, secret enemies, foreign travel, debt, confinement.
Read if you use tropical Western astrology. The house that tropical Gemini occupies is the area where you may feel invigorated and strengthened, but is also the area where you need to pace yourself but continue to move forward. If you do not know which house tropical Gemini occupies, look at your ascendant, or your Sun, and just count from there. General descriptions for houses are as follows:
1. personality, body, appearance; 2. finances, possessions, values. 3. communication, siblings, short journeys, learning; 4. family, mother, home; 5. children, recreation, entertainment; 6. health, service, pets; 7. marriage, contracts, partnership; 8. business transactions, sexuality, life and death matters; 9. higher education, travel abroad, publishing, law; 10. profession, status, father; 11. gains, friendships, hopes, dreams; 12. compassion, spirituality, limitations, solitude.
Beginning Jyotisa (Indian astrology). Virtual Classes
Wednesdays March 15-July 19, 2023. 7:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time.
Ten sessions every other week (March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 8 (Thursday), June 21, July 5, July 19.)
Fee: Early Bird: $245 through February 24. After that $275. Register. www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule
Includes: Supplemental reading and videos, discussion group in between classes. Everyone gets recordings the next day. Attend Live or get recordings after. Questions and answers at the end of each session.
This series of classes is NOT a crash course even though when you complete it you will have rudimentary tools with which to start analyzing the chart. We will cover the basic level of Jyotisa, or Vedic Astrology. This incorporates basic tools for beginning chart interpretation and forecasting including history, some Sanskrit meanings and pronunciation of concepts, and supplemental reading material and videos, and discussion group in between classes. Everyone will receive recordings and power point presentation the next day, whether you attend live or not. If you sign up for the entire series you will thoroughly learn Jyotisa and even some Sanskrit. After taking Level One and Level Two you will be prepared to take the test for Certification Level I of ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology), if you choose. There will be opportunities to read supplemental material, do assignments, and review what we learned, but that is up to you. A book list will be provided once you register. The class will be virtual, and you will receive an audio-visual presentation, audio MP3, and extensive handouts.
This class is appropriate for those who are starting at the beginning, or for those who have studied with me, or have learned in the past, and want to refresh your knowledge. We will start with the basics of the chart, so that you have all the tools you need to begin to tackle chart interpretation. But do not expect to finish the course and be able to read an entire chart. You will be able to learn techniques that will help identify themes in the chart. We hope to cover everything as laid out.
- History and Development of Jyotisa
- Concept of Karma and how it applies to Jyotisa
- Overview of Days of Week, Nakshatras (Moon Mansions), and Tithis (Lunar Days)
- Indian sidereal zodiac; ayanamsha,
- Drawing the chart and moon chart (North v. South Indian)
- Introduction to planets, lunar nodes, signs, houses.
- Aspects, Combustion, planetary war.
- Moon Chart (Candra Lagna); Moon's Nakshatras.
- Planetary Friends and Enemies
- Yogas (Special planetary combinations)
- Keys to Chart Interpretation
- Forecasting techniques: Dashas and Transits. and much much more.
If you need more information please feel free to email me. Fees: Early Bird: $245 through February 24. After that $275. Register. www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule.
Advanced Jyotisa (Indian astrology). Virtual Classes. One session per month over 6 weeks.
Wed. March 8, Tues. April 4, Wed. May 3, Wed. May 31, Wed. June 28, Wed. July 26.
7:00-9:15 PM Eastern time.
Fee: Early Bird: $210 through February 24. After that $240. Register. www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule
Deep dive into interpretation and forecasting. Must know basic and intermediate Jyotisa. You can email me to see your level. We will start out looking at current planetary weather, and move on to a chart in the news, or a chart you want to discuss. If topics come up that you want to know more about I will record in between classes so you can listen in your own time and then we can apply in the next class. Participants are welcome to present but are not obligated to do that. Class will be interactive, and a place where you can practice your skills and bring issues that you want to discuss in interpretation, forecasting, and other consulting issues. Supplemental reading and videos, discussion group in between classes. Everyone gets recordings the next day. Attend Live or get recordings after. This will also give you more practice if you ever want to take the ACVA certification.
Fees will be going up on March 20th, the day of the Vernal Equinox, so if you would like to purchase at current prices please do so. You can always arrange your reading later.
I am available for phone or video chat (I will send a link for gotomeeting, which is like zoom) consultations and tutoring sessions at the prices below. I am no longer doing in-person consultations in New York City for the immediate future. I record the consultation with a digital recorder, and email you the mp3 and mp4 file, which you can easily download onto your computer or device and listen to it. If you wish to give a horoscope reading as a gift, please make sure the person you are gifting would like to have one done before purchasing. If you would like to purchase a reading for yourself or someone else, please make payment at www.ronniedreyer.com/services and I will reach out to you within 24-48 hours with available dates and times. I accept paypal account, credit cards, or checking account with the paypal invoice that is on my website as well as venmo and installment payments for paypal. If you prefer zelle, you can send payment to this email.
My next appointment is Thursday March 9th. Readings go quickly so do book if you would like a reading over the next few months.
. Phone or Video Initial Consultation. $295 (up to 90 minutes with opportunity for questions after).
. Phone or Video Update for the year ahead. $200 (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). This reading is for those who have already consulted with me.
. Additional people you want to look at in the context of your reading. $40 for each additional chart.
. Compatibility reading for an hour. $200. (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after).This is NOT an individual reading but a look at the relationship and timing for the relationship.
. Choosing an Auspicious Date for an event. $200 for research and consultation.
. Astro*Carto*Graphy or locality readings or "Where in the World?" $200. (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). Finding the right location and best timing for work, love, finances, health, etc. You must provide places that you are interested in.
. Combination of initial reading and Astro*Carto*Graphy reading. $350. (120 minutes with opportunity for questions after).
. Answering one specific question or examining one topic or area. $165. (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). This is NOT a horary chart but an examination of only one specific area or question. Only for people who have had an initial reading. . One hour Tutoring sessions in Indian Astrology or Astro*Carto*Graphy. $100 for one session. $275 for 3 sessions.
2023 Sensitive Degrees Webinar
Presented on Sunday December 11 (5 hours) and December 18 (2 hours), 2022
Purchase at ronniedreyer.com/Schedule
Presented in tropical and sidereal (Indian) zodiacs. This also includes follow-up in July 2023.
This year should be a recovery year, especially in the spring, when instead of the economy going up and down like the next few months, it should start to stabilize but there will be many other astrological signatures that will bring new challenges in addition to sewing up the old ones.
Some (but not all) planetary signatures we will cover are as follows:
- Brief recap of 2022 as it leads into 2023.
- Ingresses: When each planet changes sign. This year in addition to the usual Sun through Mars ingresses there are: Jupiter
entering sidereal Aries/tropical Taurus; Saturn entering sidereal Aquarius/tropical Pisces; Neptune entering sidereal Pisces; Pluto
entering tropical Aquarius briefly; Nodes entering sidereal Pisces-Virgo; tropical Aries-Libra.
- Lunations(New and Full Moons)
- Four eclipses: April 19 (solar); May 5 (lunar); October 14 (solar); October 28 (lunar).
- Planetary Stations and Annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. This year Mars
stations direct on January 12 but stays in tropical Gemini from August 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023. Mars stays in sidereal Taurus
and Gemini from August 10, 2022 to May 10, 2023. Mars retrograde arc (shadow) from September 3, 2022 – March 16, 2023
- Venus retrograde from July 22-September 3.
- Overview month to month of lunations and each sun/rising sign.
- More time for questions and answers.
- Recording and power point a week before about retrograde and eclipse theory.
And Much More……
Upcoming Classes, Lectures and Conferences.
Information available at www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule
Saturday February 18, 2023. 2:00-3:20 PM EST. Saros and Metonic Cycles: Repeating Lunations and Eclipses
Virtual Presentation for SMARRT. Southeast Michigan NCGR Chapter. Most people have heard about the 18-year Saros eclipse cycle and the 19-year Metonic lunation cycle, but do not fully understand their effect in your personal chart and the world. In this presentation, you will see amazing examples of how these cycles work and how to apply them to your own past, present and future. $17.00 for NCGR members and $20.00 for non-members. To register, click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aeab22a5f8c34-saros#/
The Zoom link will be forwarded the evening of Friday, February 17th. Please register before 6:00 PM EST the day before the webinar (Friday, February 17th). (Note: All registrants will receive the playback recording of Ronnie's lecture the week after the event.)
Wednesdays. March 8, Tues. April 4, Wed. May 3, Wed. May 31, Wed. June 28, Wed. July 26. 7:00-9:15 PM Eastern Time. Advanced Jyotisa (Indian astrology). Virtual Classes. One session per month over 6 months. Fee: Early Bird: $210 through February 24. After that $240. Supplemental reading and videos, discussion group in between classes. Everyone gets recordings the next day. Attend Live or get recordings after. This will also give you more practice if you ever want to take the ACVA certification. Description above. Register. www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule
Wednesday March 15 - July 19, 2023. 7:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time. Beginning Jyotisa (Indian astrology). Virtual Classes. Ten sessions every other week (March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 8 (Thursday), June 21, July 5, July 19) Fee: Early Bird: $245 through February 24. After that $275. Includes: Supplemental reading and videos, discussion group in between classes. Everyone gets recordings the next day. Attend Live or get recordings after. Description above. Register. www.ronniedreyer.com/schedule
Friday June 2-Monday June 5. Future of Astrology Conference sponsored by Joni Patry. Dallas TX. I will be lecturing on Astro*Carto*Graphy along with Joni Patry, Juliana Swanson, James Braha, Marc Boney, Simon Chokoisky, and many others. Information and registration: www.futureofastrology.com.
Thursday June 1-Sunday June 11. Annual Jyotish Kumbh Mela sponsored by Arsha Jyotish at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Saylorsburg PA. Information forthcoming.
Bookmark ronniedreyer.com and check regularly for new classes and lectures as they appear.
Past Recordings and Presentations Available for Purchase at www.ronniedreyer.com under Schedule
Recorded on Wednesday January 25. 2:00 PM EST. All About Eclipses of 2023. Talking with Jackie Slevin on her show Planet Speak on Bold Brave TV. Listen to this great conversation between two experienced astrologers about the nature of eclipses in general, pre-natal eclipses, what to expect from eclipses, and looking at the chart of Prince William, who was born under an eclipses. Watch it on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-U0ZuBa4EQ
Recordings. Thursday January 26-Sunday January 29, 2023. Virtual Fresh Talents Conference sponsored by Komilla Sutton. Theme is Nakshatras. My lecture is Friday January 27, 1:15 PM EST. When Rahu Rules: An In-depth look at Ardra, Svati, and Shatabhisaj. For information about purchasing recordings: https://komilla.com.
Sunday. December 11, 2022. Sensitive Degrees Webinar for 2023. See above for information. Purchase recordings and power point presentation at www.ronniedreyer.com under Schedule. Fee: $85. You will receive recording and presentation within 48 hours. Description above.
Sunday November 13, 2022. Astrological Society of Princeton (ASP). The Predictive Power of Eclipses. Online zoom presentation. Eclipses have always been the best predictors of events that affect you and the world at large. Focusing on current eclipses, we will see how they activate your natal chart and impact humankind. Eclipses are potent for several months before and after they occur depending on the degrees they cross. aspnj.org/registrations/RonnieDreyerLecture2022.html which is $20. If you join ASP for a little more, www.aspnj.org you can access the video on the Member Portal (no additional charge) with access to a great video library including recordings from Robert Hand, Bruce Scofield, and many others.
Celestial Events. February 2023
February 5, 2023. Full Moon. 18:28. Tropical. 16° Leo 40’. Sidereal. 22° Cancer 35’ aśleṣā.
February 20, 2023. New Moon. 7:05. Tropical. 1° Pisces 22’. Sidereal. 7° Aquarius 17’. śātabhiṣaj
February 11, 2023. Mercury enters Aquarius.
February 18, 2023. Sun enters Pisces.
February 20, 2023. Venus enters Aries.
January 14, 202,3. Sun enters Capricorn.
January 16, 2023. Saturn re-enters Aquarius.
January 22, 2023. Venus enters Aquarius.
February 7, 2023. Mercury Direct re-enters Capricorn.
February 13 2023. Sun enters Aquarius.
February 15, 2023. Venus enters Pisces.
February 15, 2023. Neptune enters Pisces.
February 27, 2023. Mercury enters Aquarius
The times above are all noted in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) & the Krishnamurti Ayanāṃśa is used for sidereal calculations.
Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy Book for sale
Purchase a signed copy of The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy, by Jim Lewis with Kenneth Irving, priced at $24.95 including postage. The book, which was first released in 1997 was re-released in 2012 with added notes, and revisions and additions, including a new foreword and epilogue and larger print. The book was taken from Jim's notes, and was compiled, edited, and added to by Kenneth Irving after Jim's death in 1995. It is now published by Words and Things, a publishing venture by Kenneth Irving and myself. Allow 7-10 days for delivery. If you wish to receive copies outside of the U.S. there will be additional mailing charges so it may be a good idea to see how you can purchase the book from Amazon or other booksellers where you live. You can order only domestic copies at www.wordsandthings.com. If you would like to place an international order please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. To get certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy please go to www.continuumacg.net