Ryan Kurczak

Astrology Webinar Course: What Planet Are You From? The “Self-Producer” Planet in the Natal Chart

In learn astrology on June 22, 2015 at 14:55

Dear Astrology Students, Professional Practitioners & Other Lovers of Astrology

What Planet Are You From?

What Planet Are You From?

Join us for a 7 week astrology webinar intensive, beginning July 15th, 2015.

Class size limited to the first 24 people who sign up. (details below)

Have you ever noticed that person will seem to have a strong planetary signature in their personality, and you expect to see that planet featured prominently in their birth chart by being in an angle, in or ruling the ascendant/lagna, or the Sun or Moon, but it turns out that it’s not in any of those places in the chart like you expected it to be?

What you are most likely seeing in their personality/appearance/speech is the Atmakaraka (AK), the Self-Producer or the “essence/soul” planet. When you know what to look for in the chart, you will likely never be stumped like that again!

In fact, you will become very good at spotting a person’s essence planet, really boosting your confidence as an astrologer and making astrology even more fun, as well as profound.

The planet that “you came from and the planet you will return to” is the Atmakaraka (AK), or “Self-Producer” planet.  In this seven week course, we will talk about each planetary Atmakaraka type and how to recognize them, what they most value, what they most need, and how to relate to them.

Once you know how to use the AK properly to see what the native’s life will concretely consist of, you will be able to know what a person’s AK is just by their personality, speech, appearance, and what they do for a living before you even look at their birth chart.

If you see a person’s birth chart before meeting them or knowing what they do for a living, the AK will tell you what kinds of careers they are mostly likely to be involved in, and what their basic life purpose is.

In the Jaimini sign-based technique, much can be seen from the AK, or “essence” planet, including:

  • Basic personality
  • Career(s) and core purpose
  • Talents (writing, healing, alchemy, artist, etc)
  • Spiritual path for fastest spiritual growth & spiritual challenges
  • and More

The sign of the AK in the Rasi and the sign of the AK in the Navamsa are important in describing a person’s basic “essence,” which can be quite different than the ascendant, Sun, or Moon sign. The AK is the most personal of the planets in the birth chart.

Astrologers Ryan Kurczak and Karen White will teach this course together. Fun and lively, you will enjoy yourself while you to know yourself and others more deeply, and take your practice of astrology forward significantly with this simple, yet profound, technique.

Karen and Ryan have done podcasts, videos, and taught a teleseminar together in the past. Please review videos in the link below to see if you resonate with their style before you commit to taking this course.

(Visit: http://youtube.com/ryansvedicastrology for past videos with Karen and Ryan.)

In this seven-week, interactive course, using several celebrity birth charts, our own experiences, & your stories too, we will cover these topics:

  1. What is the Atmakaraka and how to find it in the birth chart (it’s easy)
  2.  The the significance is of the planet representing the AK and what that instantly tells you about the native
  3. What the Sign of the AK means
  4. The planets with and aspecting the AK
  5. The special significance of the sign of the AK in the Navamsa (known as the Svamsa)
  6. Career and purpose indicators for the AK
  7. What can be seen from the AK, and how to find it, in the Rasi and the Navamsa

DATES 2015:

July 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26


Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, EDT (Eastern Day Time)


Teleseminar -Attend from anywhere in the world. You will receive the exact instructions via email as we get close to the start date.  We will be using GOTOMEETING webinar service to host.

Combining Jaimini Karakas, Transits, Cusps and Avashtas

In Online Astrology Classes on June 4, 2015 at 15:16

Asheville Vedic Astrology Academy 2015 Fall Semester – 14 Classes – 28 Hours Total

(8 spaces left as of 5/6/15)

“Wishing you the best in your astrological and spiritual studies for 2015!” – Ryan Kurczak

“These last few weeks of 2014 I’ve had time to reflect and put together an excellent course of study for 2015.  You already have access to the Free Vedic Astrology Learning Course, and also the articles, books and downloadable courses available through Asheville Vedic Astrology.  The goal of this year’s (2015) classes is to tie together the basics of chart reading with the more detailed and profound aspects of astrology.   These courses are going to explore astrology from a realistic/practical approach.  The theory will be shared, but as anyone knows who has practiced astrology, theory and actual practice can be very different.  My goal in 2015 is to teach you to think like an astrologer and how to begin understanding texts such as Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra and Sarvartha Chintamani.”  -Ryan Kurczak

Please review the syllabus and details below for the Fall Class of 2015.

Contact astroinfo@ashevillevedicastrology.com to register.  Space is limited to 24 participants.  Public registration begins May 7th, 2015.

All classes will be done online using GoToMeeting.com audio/video webinar service.  All sessions will be recorded.  If you cannot make ALL the sessions, you will receive the audio recording within 48 hours of each class.


Section 1 – What Does Each Planet Represent in Your Life? Exploring Jaimini Karakas. – What to Read Before Class: Page 104 and Appendix III of The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume 2.

Section 2 – Who Are You and What are You Capable Of? Exploring Jaimini’s Svamsha, Atmakaraka and Sources of Strength.

Section 3 – How to Use Planetary Transits, Jaimini Karakas and House Cusps to Refine Predictive Trends. – What to Read Before Class: Review Chapters 4, 7 and 13 in The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume I.

Section 4 – How to Use Avashtas with Vimshottari Dasha. – What to Read Before Class: Read Chapters 4 and 10 in The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume 2.

Section 5 – How do Lajjitaadi Avashtas and Transits Give Detailed Information about Current Trends in Your Life.

Section 6 – Divisional Charts Exploring the Rashi, Drekkena, Navamsha and Dasamasha For Purpose and Life Path. – What to Read Before Class: Read Chapter 6 in The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume 2.

Section 7 – Considering Relationship Compatibility Through Birth Chart Comparison and the Effects on Personal and Business relationships by Dashas and Transits. — What to Read Before Class: Read Chapter 9 in The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume 2.

Section 8 – Astrology as a Philosophical and Spiritual Path of Self-revelation and God-Knowledge. What to Read Before Class: Read Chapters 1 & 2 in The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume Two AND Chapters 1, 2 & 17 in The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume One.


September 2, 6, 20, 23, 30

October 4, 7, 14, 21, 25, 28

November 4, 7, 11


Wednesday Meeting Times are 6:30-8:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Sunday Meeting Times are 9:00-11:00 AM Eastern Time Zone

Base Tuition: $245.00

(However, this is such a fascinating topic and I want to make it available to everyone, so if you can’t afford $245.00, just tell me what you can and that will be the cost for you.)

Required Text: The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume II, by Richard Fish and Ryan Kurczak

Advised Previous Study:

Astrological Remedies and Understanding Rahu and Ketu in Your Chart

In Astrology Remedy, horoscope assessment on June 4, 2015 at 11:01

Last month concluded our 2015 Spring semester.  It was intense and exhilarating. (Interested in participating in the Fall Semester?  See this link: 2015 Vedic Astrology Fall Semester Online Classes)  We met twice a week and hashed out some very important astrological principles.  During one of our last classes we discussed astrological remedies and how to determine which one’s are right and most effective for an individual chart.  Below you will find a general outline from the notes of this class on remedies.  It is an excerpt from the 6-hour section where we explored the detailed influences of Rahu and Ketu throughout the chart.  You can learn more about the nodes and astrological remedy advice here:

Astrological Principles III – Rahu, Ketu, Astrological Remedies and Counsel

Notes on ASTROLOGICAL REMEDIES – Are Jyotish Gemstones, Rudraksha, Yagyas, Herbs, or Prayers best for you?

The positive karmas in the horoscope express with greater ease when the ascendant, its lord, the atmakaraka and its lord have benefic support and predominate in angles or trines and are well supported in the navamsha as well.

Whether adversity or advantage is indicated in the Rashi, it is the Navamsha and Shodamsha that will show if it is accepted with devotion or bitterness. 

ShantiPlanetsA well dignified, well placed Sun in good Vimshopak strength gives beneficial results from light, gemstones, improving structural alignment of the body, flowers and hatha yoga.

For the Moon, visualization, affirmations, healing with plants and herbs, prayer for the well being of others and communing with the ocean.

For Mars, by training and discipline, gemstones, surgery, battles, logic, service through providing problem solving for and protection of others, jnana yoga and the yoga of techniques.

For Mercury, aroma therapy, spending time in forests, studying and analyzing, helping others through mediation, laughing, mantras and yantra contemplation and Self-inquiry.

For Venus, prana rich diet, devotional practices, caring for others, flowers, strength training, massage and bodywork, charity, and the study of astrology.

For Jupiter, studying sacred texts, educating others, listening to and reciting sacred sounds, out door sports, laughter, Rudraksha, gardening and charity.

Saturn, fasting, serving indigent and homeless people, being thrifty, working hard on a regular schedule, routine, vows of silence, thinking of others as one’s self, contemplating the true cause of suffering, taking regular time for rest.”                –Copyright – Ryan Kurczak 2015

If you have a planet in good dignity.  Generally, the remedies indicated by that planet (see above) will show positive results.