Hi all

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, where I talk about Mars stationing direct, you can read that here conta.cc/3CZ5l4b. Mercury went direct on January 18 and Uranus went direct on January 22. After that there won't be any retrogrades until April 21, when Mercury once again goes direct. Scroll down to read about Mercury and Uranus stationing direct. Happy Chinese New Year, which began on the New Moon and welcomes the year of the Water Rabbit, which is supposed to be a year of cooperation and conciliation.

As I finished writing this I then heard about the shooting in Monterey Park, CA at a dance hall where people were celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year. Thoughts and prayers as always are with the families of those who lost their lives, and to those who are in the hospital and are hopefully recovering. And tonight I heard about another shooting in Half Moon Bay in California. Astrologically speaking this also coincided with Uranus stationing direct, and as I write below a direct station does not mean that suddenly everything is positive but a station is an intense degree and can indeed intensify both positive and negative thoughts. This Uranus direct degree falls on the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse on May 5, and as those of you know who have supported my work for so many years, we always must pay attention to when the slower moving planets and the Nodes fall on a nearby eclipse whether before or after. Let's hope that we will indeed now move forward since there are no retrogrades until April 21, when Mercury once again retrogrades.

And I am excited to offer two series of Jyotisa classes that begin in March: Beginning and Advanced Jyotisa. Please scroll down and mark down the dates for early bird registration. 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 sign up for classes and purchase the webinar by going to my website ronniedreyer.com and clicking on 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 soon, 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.

I will be speaking with Jackie Slevin about eclipses on her show Planet Speak on Bold Brave TV on Wednesday January 25 at 2:00 PM EST. You can view it on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-U0ZuBa4EQ.

I will be speaking at Komilla Sutton's Fresh Talents of Jyotish Conference with the theme of Nakshatras, which takes place virtually January 26-29, 2023. I will be speaking on Friday January 27th on When Rahu Rules: An In-depth look at Ardra, Svati, and Shatabhisa. If you cannot make it in person, you will be able to view all the lectures for 30 days. Register at https://komilla.com.

This month's lunations occur with the Full Moon on January 6, 2023, 23:07 GMT. Tropical. 16° Cancer 21’. Sidereal. 22° Gemini 16’. punarvasū and with the New Moon on January 21, 2023, 20:53. Tropical. 1° Aquarius 32'. Sidereal. 7° Capricorn 27’. uttarāṣāḍhā. 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 February 5, 2023, and if something is conjunct this month's New Moon, it will be prominent until the next New Moon on February 20, 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 January 5-7, 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 January 20-22, 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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Mercury and Uranus Station Direct

August 24, 2022. Uranus Stations Retrograde. Tropical. 18° Taurus 55'. Sidereal. 24° Aries 50'. bharaṇī
January 22, 2023. Uranus Stations Direct. Tropical. 14° Taurus 56’. Sidereal. 20° Aries 51’. bharaṇī   

December 12, 2022. Mercury enters Retrograde Arc or Shadow. Tropical. 8° Capricorn 8'. Sidereal. 14° Sagittarius 3’.
December 29, 2022. Mercury Stations Retrograde. Tropical 24° Capricorn 21'. Sidereal 0° Capricorn 16’. uttaraṣādhā
January 18, 2023. Mercury Stations Direct. Tropical. 8° Capricorn 8'. Sidereal. 14° Sagittarius 3’.
February 7, 2023. Mercury Leaves Retrograde Arc or Shadow. Tropical 24° Capricorn 21'. Sidereal 0° Capricorn 16’.

As I have said before, do not be fooled when a planet goes direct, since it will first take a few days for that energy to start to move forward quickly. Mercury and Venus rebound quicker than Mars through Pluto, but Mercury still takes time to move ahead, since Mercury still stays in its retrograde arc, or shadow, until February 7 as we see above. Uranus on the other hand, takes an even longer time to move forward and since its retrograde period is longer and slower, the retrograde arc does not apply but what does apply is the fact that Uranus will stay on the same degree of its direct station for a little while. Because retrograde and direct stations are points of power and intensity, often powerful events occur around the station, and as we saw on Saturday evening the 21st, the shooting in Monterey Park followed by another today on the 23rd in Half Moon Bay in CA show that things happen that are unexpected, powerful, and intense. Sometimes positive and sometimes negative, but while now there are no retrogrades until April 21, the fact that Mars stationed direct on January 12, Mercury stationed direct on January 18, and Uranus stationed direct on January 22, makes January a month of wild events.

Lisa Marie Presley passed away on January 12, exactly on the Mars direct station, and in fact a sudden death like that was also influenced by Uranus, since while technically Uranus went direct on the 22nd, it already stands still two weeks prior to the actual station. Even though she was a musician who recorded a few albums, her claim to fame was as the daughter of Elvis Presley, and since he continues to be iconic and beloved, so was she as well to his fans. If you have a planet that is conjunct the degree that Uranus stationed at Tropical. 14° Taurus 56’. Sidereal. 20° Aries 51’ (I take one degree on either side), then think about what has happened in the area of your life represented by that planet, point or angle, since Uranus crosses it three times in the last 18 months and there may be more than one event that has happened. Remember it is not always tragic as in the case of Lisa Marie Presley, but you have a sudden romance, or job opportunity, or a surprise means of financial gain. Remember that keywords for Uranus include inspiration, excitement, sudden occurrences, instability, independence, rebellions, and many more. Sometimes things happen that we were not expecting, and we are forced to make a move in an area of our lives. Sometimes it may be a change we have wanted to make for a while, but nothing happens until Uranus comes along and forces us to make that move.

What makes this Uranus direct station especially intense is that it is at the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse that will occur on May 5th. This makes this degree especially potent and is another reason why so many things have happened around this station because Uranus has basically stopped in its tracks, but will be around this degree between January 14 and January 30. And then the eclipse will once again ignite what Uranus has been poking at since it moved into that degree in July 2021. With Jupiter entering that degree in the fall, take careful note at what it might mean in your chart since the intensity of that part of your life will be there through 2024, but we will be under the influence of Jupiter, planet of opportunity and abundance, rather than Uranus, which often bring sudden events, you cannot always control. You can also look at the squares and oppositions as well. (These are the degrees I talk about in my annual Sensitive Degrees webinar. Scroll down to purchase.)

Mercury's direct station on January 18 followed by Uranus' direct station on January 22nd are the last retrogrades until Mercury retrogrades on April 21, followed by Pluto retrograding on May 1, Saturn on June 17, Neptune on June 30, Venus on July 23, Mercury again on August 23, Uranus on August 29, Jupiter on September 4. I spoke a lot about that in the 2023 Sensitive Degrees Webinar, and will talk more about that when each planet retrogrades but for now Mars, Mercury, and Uranus stationing direct within 10 days, indicates that things that have been languishing may move forward very quickly and intensely.

Many of the snafus that you felt under Mercury Retrograde will start to ease up, however, even though Mercury is direct, it is still within what we call its shadow or retrograde arc, that is the period from when Mercury first crosses the degree where it eventually goes direct (December 12, 2022) until the date when Mercury crosses for the final time the degree where it first stationed retrograde (February 7, 2023), as you can see in the above table. This is important in that if you have a planet, point, or angle in between Tropical. 8° Capricorn 8' - 24° Capricorn 21' or Sidereal 14° Sagittarius 3’ - 0° Capricorn 16’ you may have felt this particular Mercury retrograde more than usual and you still have until February 7, 2023 before it leaves that span of planets. Look back over the last few weeks and see for yourself.

The good news is that we won't have to deal with that pesky Mercury retrograde again until April 21-May 15. Right now get used to moving ahead with plans that may have been put on hold, or that may have slowed down. You can start making those plans now and once you leave Mercury's retrograde arc, they will begin to manifest. Look at the area in your chart that is framed by the degrees of the retrograde and direct station. Since retrogrades are a period of reflection and revision, and since the planets slow up, think about what you realized or worked on over the last month and get to work on realizing those goals and plans.

This is the span of degrees of the retrograde arc of Mercury, or the span between the Mercury retrograde and direct stations: Tropical. 8° Capricorn 8' - 24° Capricorn 21' or Sidereal 14° Sagittarius 3’ - 0° Capricorn 16’ . Look to see which house they fall in since that can give you a hint as to which area of the chart is affected. Tropically Mercury retrograde spanned Capricorn, and sidereally Mercury spanned Sagittarius after it retrograded for a day or two at 0 Capricorn. This area of your life might have become unpredictable, may have slowed down, or taken an unexpected turn but now they will straighten out and move forward.

Read if you use sidereal Indian astrology. If you have a planet, point, or angle in your chart between 14° Sagittarius 3’-0° Capricorn 16’, where Mercury retrograded and is now direct, this is what may have slowed down, reviewed, revised, and ultimately reinvigorated and reinvented.

Sun. power, vigor; Moon. maternal, mind; Mars. strength, courage; Mercury. speech, learning; Jupiter.  knowledge, wealth; Venus. love, happiness; Saturn. sorrow, fear; Rahu. intensity, compulsion; Ketu. extremes, spirituality; Lagna. destiny, vitality. If you want to use Uranus, Neptune and Pluto you can look below at tropical Western astrology for their keywords.

The house that sidereal Sagittarius occupies is the area that may have slowed down, reviewed, revised, and ultimately reinvigorated and reinvented. If you do not know which house sidereal Sagittarius 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. If you have a planet, point, or angle in your chart between 8° Capricorn 8'-24° Capricorn 21' where Mercury retrograded and is now direct, this is what may have slowed down, reviewed, revised, and ultimately reinvigorated and reinvented.

Sun. vitality, individuality, ego; Moon. emotions, habits, conditioning; Mercury. communication, intelligence; Venus. love, beauty, creativity; Mars. physical energy, aggression, courage; Jupiter. expansion, abundance; Saturn. limitation, disciplined, fear; Uranus. originality, independent, rebellious; Neptune. spiritual, immaterial, imagination; Pluto. intensity, power; North Node. power, place where you must strive; South Node. place where it is easy, habits; Ascendant. personality, destiny; IC. home, family, mother; Descendant. partnerships, contracts; Midheaven. career, father

The house that Capricorn occupies is the area that may have slowed down, reviewed, revised, and ultimately reinvigorated and reinvented. If you do not know where Capricorn is located in your chart, just count from your Sun sign or your rising sign. These are general definitions for the houses.
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 1-July 5, 2023. 7:00-9:15 PM Eastern Time.
Ten sessions every other week (March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 8 (Thursday), June 21, July 5.)  
Fee: Early Bird: $245 through February 10. 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 10. 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.
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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. 
Horoscope Consultations

Fees will be going up this year, 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 under 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 February 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.