Ryan Kurczak

Free Vedic Astrology Learning Course

In Vedic Astrology Lessons on April 16, 2014 at 10:55

5 Months ago I started a free introductory video course on Vedic Astrology. My goal was to provide a foundational class that would serve to illustrate the most fundamental principles necessary to read an astrological horoscope. This class contains a series of 52 videos and over 15 hours worth of instruction. It is meant to supplement the study of the book The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology, and to prepare students for exploration of profound astrological principles and techniques.  As of April 9th 2014 it has been completed.  Over 600 people have followed along as each video was posted, over these last 5 months.

Below you will find the full 15 hour course in its entirety.

Or you can view each video separately following this link:  Free Vedic Astrology Learning Course Playlist

Thank you to all of the students and astrologers who put forth their questions and shared their enthusiasm for this introductory astrological course.  Once you complete your studies of this course, consider taking the advanced mp3 and video download courses available through this site.  Click Here To Learn More

The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology: The Foundation Course Authored by Ryan Kurczak, Richard Fish

The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology: The Foundation Course
Authored by Ryan Kurczak, Richard Fish

Join Me in a Saturn Austerity

In Saturn on March 7, 2014 at 19:38
Let's join together in an austerity for Saturn, for the benefit of all.

Let’s join together in an austerity for Saturn, for the benefit of all.

Om Sham Shanaye Namaha

It has occurred to me that it is time to perform another Saturn austerity.  This will be the 3rd time I have done this.  I would like to invite you to join me.

What is a Saturn austerity?  It is a practice of either fasting, silence, reciting Saturn mantras, serving those in need, reading the Greatness of Saturn or any combination of these actions in honor of that aspect of consciousness known to us as Saturn.

I will begin this practice tomorrow, Saturday March 8th 2014 at dawn. I will continue this practice every Saturday for 35 weeks.  Throughout this period I will also chant mantras for Saturn every day.

If you would like to learn more about the specifics of such an austerity, please download this talk.   See the link below. It will describe what you can do to participate.

Appeasing Saturn for your Sade Sati or Saturn Return

This talk explains the intricacies and possibilities of committing to your own Saturn austerity.  It also shares a few of my experiences in two previous commitments to Saturn.

Why would you do this?  Maybe you are suffering from depression, severe obstacles in your life, inability to focus, lack of discipline to achieve something great, loss, grief, poverty, chronic illness, major self-doubts or an inability to see the good in the world?  Maybe someone you know is suffering like this? Maybe you are going through your Saturn Return or Sade Sati period? Honoring Saturn can be a great benefit.

I do this now, not because I am suffering, but many of the people who contact me for astrological advice are.  I cannot really help them, other than sharing information.  Yet, I have seen the power of prayer and intention at work in my own and many lives.  So I will be dedicating this practice to the many clients and students whom are consistently in contact with me.  If you would like to be included as a “beneficiary” of this particular practice, please make a comment on this blog post.  I will write down your name, and dedicate my 35 week practice honoring Saturn to you.

As the practice continues, I will occasionally make a post on this site documenting any insights or thoughts on Saturn that seem pertinent.

If you would like to join me in this practice, make a comment on this blog, describing exactly what you will be doing for your Saturn austerity, and share exactly how long you plan to do it for.  Then when you feel inclined to share, feel free to describe your experiences or realizations as a comment on this blog post. Again, please refer to the link above to find out what exactly a Saturn austerity may require.

Om Sham Shanaye Namaha

A Strong Saturn Can Keep the Body Clean and Long Lived.

A Strong Saturn Can Keep the Body Clean and Long Lived.

Saturn – Shani

Saturn is the Supreme Terrifier among the planets. All beings fear him, for he rules bereavements and misfortunes. If pleased, he will give you a kingdom but if irate he will snatch everything away from you in a moment. His grace makes you happy, while his wrath so thoroughly ruins you that your name is completely forgotten in the human world.

Names of Saturn

Lord of the West
Lord of Time
The End-Causer
The Steady
The Controller
The Famished and Emaciated
The Black
Son of Shadow
The Slow

Physical Qualities

Large teeth
Crooked teeth
Large nails
Cracked nails
Prominent veins
Profuse and course hair
Rigid limbs

Personality Characteristics


Metal – Iron or Lead
Mantra – “Om Sham Shanaye Namaha” or the MahaMrityanjaya Mantra
Chakra – First
Musical Note – C

Prasna and Dasha Astrology TeleSeminar Dates Announced for 2014

In prasna, Uncategorized, Vedic Astrology Lessons, Vimshottari Dasha on March 7, 2014 at 16:27
What would be the result of this action?

What would be the result of this action?

Prasna (Horary Astrology) Class: How to Answer Questions Without a Birth Chart — 4 Week Class

(Note: There are two classes announced on this particular post.  The Vimshottari Dasha Class which starts June 1st, is a separate class, and described halfway down this post.)

Prasna is an excellent tool to answer our pressing questions in life. Not everyone needs a full astrological birth chart reading. Sometimes we just have one or two burning questions that need answered to help us deal with a situation or gauge if this is the right time or not to take action.  By constructing an astrological chart for the moment a question is asked, gives us insights into the results of taking a certain action. This is the most accurate form of astrology in our current age, because it does not require a client to have an accurate birth time, or even a birth chart at all (although that can be helpful).

The practice of prashna (or horary astrology as it is known as in the West) implies that there is an intimate link between human consciousness and a greater universal consciousness and that all things are a manifestation of consciousness. It is a most worthwhile subject to study because it can be used to answer important questions regarding the immediate consequences of actions affecting our everyday life.

The prashna chart is calculated for a specific query at a given time and place, and is particularly useful for those people who do not possess accurate information regarding their time of birth. The essential condition for using this form of astrology is that the querent (the person asking the question) approaches an astrologer when he or she feels impelled to seek astrological help for a specific query. As in natal astrology a complete chart is erected, only this is calculated for the time of query rather than for the time of birth.  By this “chart of the moment” we can interpret the accurate answer to the question.

In this class, we will learn the basic principles to begin answering questions using Prasna.

4 weeks.  2 Hours per session.

Sundays April 20th, 27th and May 11th, 18th 2014

10:30  AM Eastern Time Zone

Class Limit 24 Participants — We will be using either a teleconferencing service or web seminar service.  In the past this has allows students to participate from around the world.  All classes will be recorded as an MP3 and emailed a few days after the session.  If you have to miss a session, you will still get the recording.

Fee: $65.00

Contact Ryan@ashevillevedicastrology.com to reserve your space in this class. Registration ends on April 15th, 2014.

How will the life of Vishnu unfold through time and space?

How will the life of Vishnu unfold through time and space?

Effects of Vimshottari Dasha: Determining the Trends and Probabilities of Life Events  — 5 Week Class

The ability to accurately judge the development and outcome of someone’s horoscope based on the dashas and bhuktis operating at any particular time is a skill that is acquired gradually and as a result of careful study and analysis.  It draws upon all of our knowledge of how to assess the horoscope, its avashtas, vargas, strengths and weaknesses.

If we can read a birth chart, then we can begin to see when the karmas held within the horoscope will give their effects.  The goal of this course is demonstrate and explore how planetary positions, planetary dignity, the avashtas, and the divisional charts can all be woven together to see the tapestry of life unfolding into specific events.

This is an advanced class. It is advised that you have read The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology and AT LEAST have studied and completed the free introductory course available on http://www.youtube.com/user/RyansVedicAstrology. Ideally, you will have completed all the MP3 Audio Classes taught by Ryan Kurczak available through this site.  We will be drawing upon the principles covered in these available courses.

Because I want us all to be on the same page during this particular course, I will set the cost of the important MP3 Audio Classes to 1/2 price until registration ends.  These include classes on Lajjitaadi Avashtas, Myth and Magick, and Navamsha & Dasamsha MP3 Classes.

5 Weeks. 2 Hours per session.

Sundays June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th 2014

1:40 PM Eastern Time Zone

Class Limit 24 Participants

Fee: $108.00

However, this is such a fascinating topic and I want to make it available to everyone, so if you can’t afford $108.00, just tell me what you can and that will be the cost for you.

Registration ends May 20th, 2014. Payments must be received by May 20th, 2014 to reserve your spot.

Send me an Email to Register. Ryan@ashevillevedicastrology.com

Also, if you have friends interested in this topic and you register together, the fee goes down to $100 for two, $90.00 for three and $85.00 for four or more.