V110: Using Indian Astrological Principles to Elect the Best Times - in-depth course
Instructor: Kenneth D. Miller M.A., Jyotish Kovid
Did you know that in India they have a five-fold qualitative division of time that differs significantly from our Western time concepts? In this class you will learn several different components from the Indian concept of time, which differ from Western options and are able to provide an auspicious time for events, often when there are no such times in the Western system. If you are a Western astrologer you will learn how to easily integrate these considerations in your practice without having to learn Indian astrology!
There is a lot of overlap between Indian and Western astrology. But one area of radical difference is the function of different units of time. This class is for western astrologers who do electional work and run into situations when there simply is no “good” time to do things according to the their principles. This class is also for Vedic astrology students who want to begin to do Muhurta, the election of auspicious time for business, marriage, even sending important emails!
Muhurta, the electional astrology of India, is the art of picking auspicious times to begin endeavors, whether that is opening a business, getting married, even submitting a homework assignment through the internet. Any action that has a consequence can timed for maximum success.
Each week will feature real-life example charts and have homework so you are able to immediately integrate the principles into your astrological practice.
- Week 1: Indian concepts of Time and their influence on events (Panchang and Beyond)
- Week 2: Special Combinations for Success
- Week 3: Principles to Nullify Adversity
- Week 4: Integrating Natal Chart considerations with Election Charts
- Week 5: Applying all to Life: Examples charts for a variety of circumstances.
Prerequisites: Having a basic knowledge of planets, houses and rulerships is essential. Having a beginning knowledge of Indian astrology is useful but not essential. We will be using South Indian chart style in the class. They are easy to read and Kenneth will provide a short video explaining how to look at that kind of chart.
We want you to know that you understand the techniques, so there will be weekly homework, and homework will be given prior to the break to keep you busy and learning.
About your Teacher:
Instructor Kenneth Miller, BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder; MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College; Kenneth D. Miller has an MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: History and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College. He is currently serving as President of Kepler College and is on the board of ISAR. Awarded Jyotish Medha Shree from ICAS, Jyotish Kovid from CVA, and Levels I & II Certification from ACVA. Based in San Diego, he maintains a practice as a consulting astrologer. He is the author of Mars: Passion or Strife-The Confounding Influence of Culture on Astrology, and the forthcoming new translation/commentary of On the Bright Fixed Stars by Anon of 379 (with Andrea Gehrz).
After years of having his newspaper horoscope read to him by his mom, Kenneth D. Miller made the shocking discovery that all the planets were involved in astrological judgments. At age 13 he taught himself how to cast a chart by hand. This began a lifelong interest in astrology and astrological traditions. He remained an amateur western astrologer studying with various teachers until the mid-1990s, when he was exposed to Indian (Vedic) astrology, and after a few years decided to make a mid-life career switch to become a professional astrologer.
In the 10 years that Kenneth has been a certified practicing Indian (Vedic) astrologer, he has done many Muhurtas for his clients. These have ranged from surgery dates to when submit a term paper through email to a professor. Kenneth will share his experiences with you so you can learn from his mistakes and not repeat them!
Certificate students can use this course as an elective
Curious about Vedic Astrology? You can view Kenneth's community webinar on the meaning of Mars:
Certificate / Diploma students can apply this course as 1/2 unit toward an Elective credit or toward the Alternate Traditions Certificate.