Qualifications

I am formally trained, accredited and certified in both western and Vedic astrology, with over 15 years of active client practice in each modality, and a cumulative total of 30+ years experience as a consulting/teaching astrologer.

I have a Diploma from the British Faculty of Astrological Studies, and was for more than five years their sole North American tutor for hundreds of correspondence students throughout Canada, USA and Mexico.

I have a Bachelor’s designation (Diploma Level 2, currently the highest) in Jyotisha from the American College of Vedic Astrologers. As such, all students working toward certification can accumulate ACVA-credited hours for all courses, workshops, and tutorial sessions undertaken with me.

For the past 20 years, I have studied closely with Hart de Fouw, who is generally acknowledged as being the most highly-esteemed jyotishi in the West. As a consequence, my teaching adheres to all of his principles and practices, which are in turn a product of his own one-on-one tutelage over a 15-year period with his esteemed guru and mentor, Mantriji.

Tutorials

Tutorials are US$60/hour for one-on-one sessions. These are designed to take the student (after a brief assessment) from wherever s/he is currently to the desired level of proficiency, as determined by the student’s ambition, capacity, and willingness to do the necessary work.

Individual tutoring allows the student to progress at an optimal rate, correcting any misconceptions before they become ingrained, introducing core concepts that will stand the test of time.

Tutorial sessions are actively geared to ensuring progress toward competency in reading charts. Reading and homework assignments are assigned on a regular basis for students to complete on their own time.

Depending on student interest, tutorials may cover Jyotisha (Vedic astrology, Hasta (palmistry), or any aspect of traditional western astrology.

YouTube

As of 2020, I’ve begun to use my YouTube channel in a more disciplined and regular fashion. There you can find many discussions, 20-30 minutes in duration, on any number of topics, from coverage of various celebrities or notable public figures, to in-depth discussion of technical subject matter.

For example, see these recent videos of potential interest:

Subscribe to my channel to stay abreast of some of the best jyotish analysis and instruction on the internet.

Courses

During this era of Covid-19, all in-person courses in Jyotisha and Hasta have been suspended indefinitely. However, I am now developing a curriculum suitable for a series of online webinars which I plan to introduce in January 2021. Anyone interested in learning more about either the Vedic astrology or palmistry programs are encouraged to put their names on my mailing list by writing to me via the coordinates on my CONTACT page. 

Conference intensives & lectures

I was a featured speaker at the 2019 Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference, where I presented a full-day workshop intensive on Kala Sarpa, and a lecture on Parivartana Yoga, both subjects on which I have done extensive research and written books. Recordings of both the workshop and the lecture are available from Sun Recording Service.

I will be giving another full-day workshop intensive for the (virtual online) 2020 Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference, scheduled November 23rd, this time on the subject of Amsha Vichara: the analysis of divisional charts. Anyone interested in attending this online workshop is encouraged to register now to take advantage of reduced rates before November 10th, after which regular rates will apply. See the SVAC 2020 site to enroll.

Other events

I’m available to provide various lectures and workshops to interested associations, clubs, groups and societies on the subjects of:

  • Astrology
  • Palmistry
  • Karma
  • Numerology

One of the best ways to stay abreast of such offerings is to connect with me on Facebook, which I use to post events of public interest.

I’m also available to do corporate events, private parties and other occasions. Prices vary according to duration and location.