Navagraha (nine planets)Webinar;
Temple Tour in Queens NY
In This Issue
Horoscope Consultations
Celestial Events
Books for Sale
Information about Navagraha Webinar and Temple Visit
Navagraha Webinar and Temple Visit
2020 Sensitive Degrees Recordings
Quick Links
Horoscope Consultations

I am available for phone, video chat (skype or google hangouts) or in-person consultations in New York City at the prices below. Please add $25 per extra chart. I record the consultation with a digital recorder, and email you the mp3 file, which you can easily download onto your computer or device and listen to it. You can pay below and I will email you for an appointment. 

  In-Person Initial Consultation in New York City. $290 (up to 90 minutes with opportunity for questions after)       

Phone or Skype Initial Consultation. $260 (up to 90 minutes with opportunity for questions after) 

In-Person Update for the year ahead in NYC . $210 (60 minutes with opportunity for questions after). This reading is for those who have already consulted with me.
  Phone or Skype Update for the year ahead. $185 (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. $30 for each additional chart. 

  Compatibility reading for an hour. $200 (60 minutes) This is NOT an individual reading but a look at the relationship and timing for the
relationship. O pportunity for email questions after the reading.
    Choosing an Auspicious Date for an event. $200 for research and consultation. Phone or skype only. 
Astro*Carto*Graphy or locality readings or "Where in the World?"
$200 only phone or skype.  (60 minutes) This is NOT an initial reading but only a look at location and timing for moving. Opportunity for email questions after the reading. You must provide places you are interested in.
Answering one specific question or examining one topic or area. $160 Only phone or skype. (60 minutes)This is NOT a horary chart but examination of only one specific area or  question. Only for people who have had an initial reading.)  

Gift certificates are available for all the above but please make sure before giving one that the recipient really would like to have an astrological reading.   

Remember that you can use paypal, credit cards, or checking account with the above pay pal buttons. I accept payment upon booking. For in-person consultations, I also take cash payment.  You can reach me at 

For complete schedule listing of all my upcoming appearances, visit my website.  It 
gets updated as news and events materialize so bookmark the website and come back. Also sign up for me at  Facebook and Twitter
Celestial Events
February 2020

 February 9,  2020. Full Moon. 7:33 am. 20° Leo 0'. Sidereal. 25° Cancer 57'. Punarvasu.
 February 23, 2020. New Moon. 3:31 pm. 4° Pisces 28'. Sidereal. 10° Aquarius 26'. Satabhisaj.

Planetary Stations

  February 17 2020. Mercury stations retrograde. 0 :53 am. 12° Pisces 53'. Sidereal. 18°Aquarius 51'. Satabhisaj.

Tropical Ingresses
  February 3 2020. Mercury enters Pisces. 11:37 am
  February 7  2020. Venus enters Aries.  8:02 pm
  February 16 2020.  Mars conjoins Capricorn. 11:32 am.
   February 19 2020. Sun enters Pisces. 4:56 am.
Sidereal Ingresses  
   February 2 2020.  Venus enters Pisces. 6:50 pm.
  February 7 2020.  Mars enters Sagittarius. 6:57 pm.
  February 13 2020. Sun enters Aquarius. 7:15 am.
  February 21 2020. Pluto enters Capricorn. 2:10 pm.
  February 28 2020. Venus enters Aries. 5:58 pm

The times above are all noted in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and the Krishnamurti Ayanamsha is used for the sidereal calculations.  

Copies of Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy and Signed Copies of Vedic Astrology for Sale

You can purchase a copy of The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy, by Jim Lewis with Kenneth Irving,  priced at $24.95 plus postage so we are offering it for $21.95 inclusive media mail 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. 

Purchase it here   

You can also purchase a signed copy of my classic text Vedic Astrology: A guide to the Fundamentals of Jyotish. Book is priced at $24.95 plus postage so we are offering it for $21.95 inclusive media mail postage. The book was written in 1998 and is still going strong.  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. 

Purchase it here
To get certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy please go to  Continuum Website

Hi all

Welcome to all subscribers as well as those receiving this for the first time.

First I want to say that because the Mars-Ketu conjunction occurs this week, and Mercury is currently retrograding, you might want to read or re-read the information from February News and Views. You can read the February newsletter in its entirety HERE . We are heading into tough times as seen by the Corona Virus, which probably will not abate anytime soon, and prayers are with people suffering all over the world. 

SCROLL DOWN for information on: 1) Navagraha Webinar which is a great introduction to Navagraha worship and 2) a visit to the New York Ganesh Temple in Flushing Queens NY to see the Navagraha Bathing (abhiseka) and Chanting, followed by tour,, shopping and sharing a meal. 

You can still purchase the five hour recordings (both audio and audio-visual) of the 2020 Sensitive Degrees Workshop, which goes over this amazing year filled with so many different planetary phenomena. Since almost two months have passed the price has been reduced. SCROLL DOWN TO PURCHASE.

If you wish to book a reading, you can make payment to the left and I will reach out to you with available dates and times. My next availability begins March 5.  

Information about Indian astrology classes will be sent this week. The reason it has taken this long is that I am changing the format so I will finalize. I also intend to have more one-off webinars, and gatherings for those who live in the New York area, where we can meet and talk about Jyotisa as well as learn from teachers who can come in from out of town. The first of these is the gathering on March 14 to the Ganesh temple for those who wish to join.  I am available for private lessons, and for review if you have studied with me. I have a list of those of you who want to start studying Indian astrology so please continue to let me know. Ask about individual tutoring, especially towards ACVA  certification. 

Also remember that you can get notices from me through   Twitter,   Facebook and   Instagram. Just sign up. And if your friends wish to subscribe to this newsletter they can go to  my Website and sign up. You can also get up to date information about workshops, appearances, etc., I hope to have that site updated soon. 

And please remember that by staying subscribed to this newsletter, in addition to monthly newsletters about planetary weather, you will also get separate newsletters about horoscope sales, classes, webinars, etc., so if you are not interested in learning astrology, but do want to read the news each month, please do not unsubscribe, just delete the advertisements when they arrive. 

All good wishes 


Navagraha (nine planets) Bathing (abhiseka) and Chanting
Saturday March 14, 2020. 9:00 AM

I invite you if you live in the New York City area to join me and fellow astrology students for a visit to the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens NY on Saturday March 14 at 9:00 AM for the Navagraha Abhisheka (bathing of planetary devatas). Then at 9:30 we will listen to the Navagraha Sloka Chanting. Then we can tour the temple, gather for tea and food in the cafeteria, and get to know each other. 

For those who are interested, afterwards we will go to the Indian neighborhood in Jackson Heights where you can shop, walk around, and all enjoy a meal together. While you can attend the Navagraha bathing and chanting every Saturday when it is open to the public, and go to Jackson heights on your own, I thought it would be nice to do this as a group. Please contact me at if you are interested and I will work on cars and car service other than public transportation when possible. But I do need to have a head count. There is no cost except what you may need to contribute to transportation, meals, and a small donation at the temple.

Of course you can always attend the Navagraha Abhiseka and chanting any Saturday morning at the temple, but on the 14th we can do it as a group and meet and learn from each other.  For those of you who live near the Krishna Temple in Morganville NJ the Navagraha Abhiseka is held every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. Wherever you live, you can look for a Hindu temple and ask if they have a Navagraha altar and public Abhiseka and chanting. You can also view Navagraha Abhiseka and Chanting on YouTube. 

Webinar. Introduction to Navagraha (nine planetary deities)
Tuesday. March 10, 2020. 7:00 - 8:15 pm. $25. 
You can participate live, or get the recordings and handouts after. 

This webinar will present a historical overview of navagraha propitiation, including when they began to be used in India for purposes of planetary worship and propitiation,  the directions they represent, the colors they wear, and how they are used today along with their  to strengthen planetary afflictions. This talk is based in part on presentations I gave at the Association of Asian Studies conference and for the Astral Religion module in the MA program at the Sophia Center from University of Wales. The webinar can be taken even if you do not go on the temple tour.


Registration closes Sunday March 8.
PURCHASE RECORDINGS FOR  2020 Sensitive Degrees: Stations, Eclipses, Ingresses, and Aspects
Presented on December 8. 

You will receive the 5 hour audio recording (MP3), audio-visual recording (MP4), 78 page handout in power point and pdf. All from the point of view of tropical and sidereal (Vedic) zodiacs.  Whew!!!   Fee: $55 reduced from $65.  

Some (but not all) planetary signatures we will cover are as follows:

Lunations  (New and Full Moons) 

Seven eclipses.   There are six eclipses in the calendar year of 2020, but since the one on December 26 is part of the pair that includes the one on January 10, we will actually look at seven of them as follows: 

Dec. 26, 2019. Solar Eclipse 
Jan. 10, 2020 Lunar Eclipse 
June 5, 2020 Lunar Eclipse
June 21, 2020 Solar Eclipse 
July 5, 2020 Lunar Eclipse 
N ov. 30, 2020 Lunar eclipse, 
Dec. 14, 2020 Solar Eclipse            

Planetary Stations.  Annual retrograde cycles of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Venus and Mars retrograde this year. Mars will be in tropical Aries for six months. Whew!. and it will straddle between sidereal Pisces and Aries for eight months. That is because of the retrograde Mars. On Election Day 2020 when we vote for US President, Mercury stations direct, exactly what it did on Election Day 2000 when there was no decision in Bush v. Gore. 


Aspects. Some of the more important aspects for 2020 are as follows.


Jan. 8, 2020. Jupiter-Ketu (South Node) conjunction; Jan. 12, 2020. Saturn-Pluto conjunction; Feb. 25, 2020. Mars-South Node (Ketu) conjunction; April 5, June 30, Nov. 12, 2020. Jupiter-Pluto conjunction; Dec. 21, 2020. Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.


Tropical Ingresses. Jupiter will be in Capricorn and Aquarius. Saturn moves into Aquarius. The Nodes move into Gemini and Sagittarius. 


Sidereal Ingresses. Jupiter will be in Sagittarius and Capricorn. Saturn moves into Capricorn. Pluto enters Capricorn. The Nodes move into Taurus and Scorpio. We will go over how these planetary signatures affect each Ascendant.               

Quick Links

  Ronnie's Website  (including my schedule and my books for purchase)

GLAC (Great Lakes Astrology conference), Ann Arbor MI. I will be speaking there July 9-13, 2020.

TAG (The Astrology Gathering). Lily Dale, NY. I will be speaking there October 1-4, 2020. 

 Sedona Vedic Astrology conferenceI will be speaking there November 19-23, 2020. 

  ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research)

  AFAN (Association for Astrological Networking)

  ISAW (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

ASP (Astrological Society of Princeton)

  NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) 

  NYC NCGR (New York City NCGR)

ACVA Online   (American College of Vedic Astrology)

  Vedic Astrology recordings  (Use coupon RDW88A for 10% discount) You can get recordings of my talks at the Sedona Vedic Astrology conference.