An invitation to discover the primordial dynamics of your life. Learn Vedic Astrology through hands on practice exploring
your own horoscope.

" I have found Jyotish to be a deeply enriching experience, which has strongly underpinned the essential spiritual core of my being. It has been an insightful and inspiring gift, which has seamlessly connected the macrocosm with the microcosm and deepened the understanding of my soul. Energetically, I have felt its powerful current break through blockages, especially in the area of the heart chakra. Ganesha has been a very cognizant and perceptive teacher, whose passion for the subject has carried us deeper and deeper, effortlessly weaving us into the fabric of the cosmos."
EW Blue Mountains
Essentials of Vedic Astrology Block 1: Static Horoscope

Vedic astrology or ayurvedic astrology or jyotish is the traditional astrology of the ancient vedic civilization of India. It is held to be the eyes of the Ved. Ved is the source of yoga, ayurved, eastern philosophy, spirituality & mysticism. Indeed the vedic literature is the oldest record of human experience known to man. Vedic astrology enlivens eternal laws of nature within the fabric of our daily lives. It is a pure form of astrology: the same as practised thousands of years ago.


Lesson 1A: Course Overview
Lesson 1B: Elements Of The Static Horoscope
Lesson 2A: 27 Nakshatras (Lunar Mansions) And The 12 Rashis (Zodiac Signs): Part 1
Lesson 2B: 27 Nakshatras (Lunar Mansions) And The 12 Rashis (Zodiac Signs): Part 2
Lesson 3A: Nava Graha (The Nine Planets)
Lesson 3B: Tajika Aspects
Lesson 4A: 12 Bhavas (Houses) :The 12 Areas Of Life
Lesson 4B: Introduction To House Classification
Lesson 5A: Bhava (House) Lords: Part 1
Lesson 5B: Bhava (House) Lords: Part 2
Lesson 6A: Erecting The Janma Kundali (Birth Chart)
Lesson 6B: Introduction To Block 2: The Dynamic Horoscope


By the end of the course of study students will have...

A working knowledge of the main elements of Vedic Astrology

Deeper insight into their own horoscopes

And thereby deeper insight into the primordial dynamics at work in their lives


After many years of dabbling in Jyotish from afar, this year I bit the bullet and started studying formally with Ganesha. It has been such fun, gathering with like-minded students to learn more about not only myself but how astrology plays out in other people's lives. I feel that I have a deeper understanding of human psychology and what makes us tick, and as a
result, am more accommodating of the foibles of others. Our monthly weekends of study are a real highlight, inevitably culminating in story-telling and laughter. If you have even the slightest interest in Vedic astrology, I urge you to take advantage of a rare opportunity to learn from a true Jyotishi (vedic astrologer).
Fiona Workman
Ganesh & Pundits at Berola anusthana outside New Delhi March 2005
Ganesha has been exploring Vedic science since 1977. He spent 5 years studying & serving as teacher & senior administrator in a highly successful, international laboratory school based on principles of holistic spiritual development. He was initiated into Vedic astrology during a 3 year stay with his Guru where he worked closely with traditional Brahmin astrologers (jyotish pundits) from India. Sinice then, he has written astrological software, published a sidereal ephemeris, appeared on radio & taught hundreds of students in classes & seminars. Working full time as a Vedic Astrologer since 1992, he has built a successful international astrological consulting practice involving thousands of consultations. Integral to his work, he supports & maintains strong ties with 4 to 5 groups of Brahmin pundits of the ancient vedic tradition in India where he travels extensively each year.
"Studying Jyotish with Ganesh is like having a really good holiday. It is light and fun. I come away feeling inspired; I get insights from having spent time in self reflection (the study of Jyotish), and also, it is unlike anything else I do in my life, so it really gives me a break from my usual routine. It is both stimulating for the mind, insightful, and also fascinating to be able to see life, people and relationships from a fresh perspective. The course itself if full of wisdom, while allowing us to digest the knowledge at our own pace. I don't have time to "take on anything new"; however studying Jyotish with Ganesh refreshes me; it does not add to my list. Like meditation, it helps other aspects of my life, by giving me a fresh perspective. I love my Jyotish weekends! Thank you Ganesh."
E.L (conductor/singer/masseuse), Sydney

Essentials of Vedic Astrology Block 1: Static Horoscope
Table of Contents

Lesson 1A- Course Overview

Kalapurush (The Body Of Time)
Celestial Mechanics

Sidereal Versus Tropical Zodiac
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Lesson 1B- The Elements Of The Static Horoscope

The Grahas (Planets)
The Bhavas (Houses)
The Rashis (Signs)
The Nakshatras (Lunar Mansions)


Lesson 2A- The 27 Nakshatras or Lunar Mansions - Building Blocks Of The Zodiac
And The 12 Rashis (Signs): Part 1

Elements of the Signs
Qualities of the Signs
Signs in relation to the body
Characteristics of the Signs [key to layout of signs in detail]
Signs at a glance
The Nakshatras 1 To 13
The Rashis 1 To 6 (Aries - Virgo)


Lesson 2B- The 27 Nakshatras or Lunar Mansions - Building Blocks Of The Zodiac
And The 12 Rashis (Signs): Part 2

The Nakshatras 14 To 27
The Rashis 7 To 12 (Libra - Pisces)


Lesson 3A- Nava Graha (The Nine Planets)
Portfolios in detail

Navagraha - 9 Planets
Dignity [includes house aspects]

Lesson 3B-Planetary Dignities And Strengths

Planets & the Physiology
5 hard Tajika Aspects

Lesson 4A- The 12 Bhavas (Houses): The 12 Areas Of Life

12 House Portfolios
The 4 Aims Of Life:
- Dharma (Destiny)
- Artha (Wealth)
- Kaama (Desire)
- Moksha(Liberation)
(Explanation of above material is contained in the exercises for this lesson)


Lesson 4B- Introduction To House Classification

Trines, Angles, Dhusthanas & Upachayas

Lesson 5A- The Bhava (House) Lords: Part 1
The 144 Combinations: Placements And Effects

Effects of the Bhava [house] lords 1-6

Lesson 5B

Effects of the Bhava [house] lords 7-1

Lesson 6A-Erecting The Janma Kundali (Birth Chart)

Casting A Horoscope Manually
Using Ascendant Tables
Interpolating The Ephemeris
Interpreting The Kundali (Chart)

Lesson 6B- Introduction To Block 2

The Dynamic Horoscope
Gocharphala (Transits Of Jupiter & Saturn)
Dasas (Planetary Periods)
Yagya (Remedial Astrology)


Comment: Sir, I have gone thru your lessons. Its amazing sir. I learned so many things from these lessons. Thank you very much. Can I have any details of books published by you; I will be very eager to go forward in learning. Thanks sir. KC
Block 1 in context of the whole course

Block 1: The Static Horoscope:
Basic elements of Vedic Astrology viz; planets, houses, signs, nakshatras and their basic modes of interaction.
Basic interpretation

Block 2: The Dynamic Horoscope:
Timing of life events viz; transits & planetary periods.
Transits: house transits of Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu from the natal moon
Yoga Karaka planets
Planetary Periods: Vimsottari dashas [also Yogini & Kalachakra dasas]
Remedial Measures
vedic technology to bring peace to the planetary & individual spheres of existence, operating on the planetary level: the most fundamental level of karmic administration
Gemstones: Balancing & strengthening the evolutionary trends of individual life through correct diagnosis of Crest Jewels associated with important planets
in the horoscope.
Advanced interpretation

Block 3: Case Studies & live consultations:

Laghu Parashari Siddhant [seed principles of dasha analysis& interpretation from Maharishi Parashara]
In depth case studies from lives of selected subjects:
students integrate all aspects of their understanding through hands on interpretation practice.
End of term live consultation where students practice their skills on a live subject.

Block 4a: Muhurtha/electional astrology

Using astrology to calculate when the evolutionary forces of nature are strong - so that whatever undertaking you birth at that time has maximum chance of success.

Block 4b:Horary Astrology/Prasna.

The art of describing the circumstances surrounding a question & divining its answer based on interpreting the horoscope of the time the question is asked.
Tajika Shastra &
William Lilly's famous system of horary astrology seen from the perspective of its Vedic origins.

Block 5: India Pilgrimage & Graduation Ceremony
Yatra [pilgrimage] to sacred astrological temples in Sth India
Vedic initiation
Graduation Ceremony