Note: if justifiable, the course leader reserves the right to divert from the thematics provided here.

Basic Vedic, Indian astrology course (129 hours):

  1. Foundation of Vedic astrology’s (Jatika) philosophy (1 hour)
    • The level of law
    • The level of knowledge
    • Summary of the basics
  2. Differences between Vedic and Mesopothamian astrology (2 hours)
    • Applying the helio- and geocentric views
    • Planets used in astrology
    • Principles unchanged for millennia
    • The 27 fixed stars (Moon houses, sub-houses) in Vedic astrology
    • Forecasting and timing events
    • Summary
  3. The setup of the Vedic map (rasi) and the personality model (6 hours)
    • Astronomy basics
    • The setup of the South-Indian model; the ascendant (Lagna)
    • The Wilber ladder
    • Our incarnations
    • Vedic personality model
    • Comparing the map with the model
  4. The elements and qualities of the zodiac signs (10 hours)
    • Qualities
    • Description of the 12 star signs
  5. Ascendant in the zodiac (10 hours)
    • The effect of the 12 zodiac signs on the ascendant
    • Summarizing the zodiac signs and the ascendant
  6. Planetary effects (12 hours)
    • The effect of the 7 inner planets
    • The effect of the Moon’s nodes
    • The effect of the 3 outer planets
    • Summarizing the planets
  7. Planetary relationships (20 hours)
    • Planets’ strength (in dignity, in fall, in young or old age)
    • Planets’ interplay (friend, neutral, enemy)
    • Planets’ aspects
    • Fundamental yogas (planetary combinations)
    • Summarizing planetary interrelationships
  8. Houses and padas (30 hours)
    • House types, systems, and their attributes
    • Indicating houses and padas on the map
    • Houses and their rulers
    • House rulers in other houses
    • Summarizing the houses, their rulers, and the padas
  9. Moon houses (12 hours)
    • Basic properties of the 27 sub-houses
    • Summarizing the foundations of Moon houses
  10. Introduction to chart analysis (12 hours)
    • The position and effect of the ascendant
    • Inner planets’ placement in the signs and houses
    • Position of the Moon’s nodes
    • The impact of outer planets
    • Summarizing the basics of chart analysis
  11. Summarizing the basics of Vedic astrology (9 hours)
    • Preparing for written exam
    • Preparing for both the written and oral exams
  12. Written and oral exams and their evaluation (5 hours)


Advanced Vedic astrology course (129 hours):

  1. Detailed presentation of the Moon houses (27 hours)
    • The effect of bondages (sattva, rajas and tamas)
    • 4 levels of beings (kama, artha, dharma, moksha)
    • Life qualities we are born with and their effect on personality development (deva, manushya, rakshasa)
    • Summarizing the Moon houses
  2. Transient planetary effects (6 hours)
    • Transit map
    • The relationship between the transiting planets (map) and the natal chart
    • Chart analyses taking into account the transits
    • Summarizing the effects of transits
  3. Sub-charts (9 hours)
    • The names and effects of sub-charts
    • The relationship between the main and sub-maps
    • Merged analysis of the main and sub-charts based on given life territories (e.g. relationships, health, future)
    • Summarizing the effects of sub-charts
  4. Compatibility (synastry) analysis (15 hours)
    • The theory of synastry
    • Relationship analysis
    • Expanding relationship analysis to family members, friends, business partners, etc
    • Summarizing compatibility
  5. The best-known yogas and their effects (9 hours)
    • Presenting yogas and their effects
    • Using yogas in practice
    • Summarizing yogas
  6. Vimshottari dasha (life clock) (18 hours)
    • The effect of the life clock on the native
    • Divisions of the life clock (period, sub-period, sub-sub-period, etc)
    • Mahadasha periods and antardasha sub-periods for every planet
    • Applying the life clock on the native
    • Summarizing the life clock
  7. Moon- and other planet-based ascendant, and the annual horoscope (6 hours)
    • The reason for introducing the Moon-based ascendant
    • Examining charts using the Moon-based ascendant
    • Other planet-based ascendants and the reason for introducing them
    • Examining charts using other planet-based ascendant
    • Annual horoscope (varshphal) and its application
  8. Muhurtha or selecting the most auspicious time (15 hours)
    • Introducing muhurtha
    • Practical examples for using muhurtha
    • Summarizing muhurtha
  9. Summarizing the material of the advanced course; repetition (6 hours)
  10. Preparing for an independent exercise: preparing a native’s horoscope (4 hours)
  11. Preparation for the written and oral exams (8 hours)
  12. Written and oral exams; evaluation of the exams and the independent exercise (6 hours)


ACourse for astrologer candidates (72 hours):

  1. Repeating the basic and advanced course material (3 hours)
  2. Adjusting and specifying the ascendant in case the native’s hour or minute of birth is uncertain
  3. Presenting and practicing the classical (branching) Vedic analysis method
    • Introducing the method
    • Rehearsing the method
    • Summarizing the branching method
  4. Presenting and practicing the organizer method of Vedic astrology
    • Introducing the method
    • Rehearsing the method
    • Summarizing the organizer method
  5. Presenting and practicing the query method of Vedic astrology
    • Introducing the method
    • Rehearsing the method
    • Summarizing the query method
  6. Astrology ethics
    • Ethical questions of chart analysis
    • What should the astrologer do?
  7. Communication with the native
  8. Summarizing the material of the Basic, Advanced and Astrologer Candidates’ courses
  9. Questions & Answers on writing the thesis
  10. Preparing for the written and oral exams
  11. Written and oral exams
  12. Evaluating the written and oral exams, as well as the theses

”To become a qualified, Vedic astrologer, it is not enough to participate in the course, one needs to put in effort, study and practice, as well!”

Judit Saródy