Welcome to Asheville Vedic Astrology

Your Lifepath Doesn’t Have to be Difficult.
A Road Map Exists to Guide the Way.

Through Vedic Astrology you will find an objective point of view to understand your life style tendencies, habitual ways of thinking and acting, your affect on other people, and greater self awareness to incite change, should you be so inspired.

At Asheville Vedic Astrology, Ryan acknowledges the force of your past actions, as indicated by your birth chart, but he emphasizes change through meditation, gem stone, mantra, and practical lifestyle regimens.  Your fate is empowered by all the actions you have taken up to this point, which means, every action you take from now on, will alter the flow of the river of your life. Astrology can serve as a powerful guidepost to making better decisions in the present.

Email our secretary, Emily, to schedule at astroinfo@ashevillevedicastrology.com.  Please give her 5-7 days to respond to your inquiry.

Through Vedic Astrological Guidance You Can Also:

  • ~Manage Your Business Affairs Successfully
  • ~Overcome Relationship Issues
  • ~Understand Your Habits & Tendencies and Integrate Effective Lifestyle Practices Specific to Your Temperament
  • ~ Determine the Most Beneficial Times to Take Action and Move Forward with Your Goals
  • ~ Find Out Your Life’s Purpose and How to Make it Happen

    Vedic Astrologer and Kriya Yoga Teacher, Sri Yukteswar

  • ~ Help Your Family Dynamic by Understanding Your Children, Parents, & Partner’s Horoscope
  • ~ Implement Appropriate Health Regimens for Your Specific Body & Personality Type
“The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate – the result of past good and evil – but to arouse man’s will to escape from his universal thralldom. What he has done, he can undo. None other than himself was the instigator of the causes of whatever effects are now prevalent in his life. He can overcome any limitation, because he created it by his own actions in the first place, and because he has spiritual resources which are not subject to planetary pressure.” ~ Sri Swami Yukteswar

About Your Astrologer, Ryan Kurczak

Ryan Kurczak - Astrologer, Author and Astrological Mentor

Ryan Kurczak – Astrologer, Author and Astrological Mentor

Ryan Kurczak graduated from Fairmont State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Philosophy.  After college he completed training with The American Institute of Vedic Studies and the European Institute of Vedic Studies in the subjects of Ayurveda and Jyotish.

Ryan Kurczak has studied Vedic Astrology with Dr. David Frawely, director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, Richard Fish, founder of the Center for Vedic Astrological Studies and Ernst Wilhelm. Ryan was ordained in 2005, by a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda to teach Kriya Yoga.

Ryan has been studying Vedic Astrology seriously since 2002 and practicing professionally since 2005.  He works with clients and students throughout North America and Europe.

He serves as the Yoga Philosophy instructor of the Om Seva School of Yoga in Charleston, WV.  Ryan also on staff at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga, teaching astrology for healers and bodyworkers.

Ryan utilizes the Tropical Zodiac with the Middle of Mula Galactic Center ayanamsha.   He does sessions sidereally with Lahiri ayanamsha only on special request.

Ryan Kurczak provides an excellent practical synthesis of Vedic astrology, Yoga and Ayurveda that can facilitate wholeness and well-being in all aspects of our lives. He can be of great assistance for all who consult him.”

-David Frawley- Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies

Visit the Vedic Astrological Services page or email: astroinfo@ashevillevedicastrology.com for more information and to schedule your astrological session with Ryan Kurczak.

About Your Astrologer, Channing Ayers

Channing Ayers, Asheville Vedic Astrologer

Channing Ayers, Asheville Vedic Astrologer

“Ever since I can remember, astrology has been part of my life. My mother began studying western style astrology  as a young woman, and I was raised around her endless piles of  hand drawn  charts and towers of astrology books. Her passion of understanding the  many mysteries of existence  was passed on to me through the years. I have always been drawn to the interpretations of the symbols, signs, and meanings of the mysteries of the universe.  In college I focused on Jungian psychology and mythology, which always seemed to point me back to the foundations I had with the astrology through working with the symbols and archetypes of human experience.  After receiving a B.A. in Jungian Psychology, I moved to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where I have made my home  for the past eighteen years. During this time of running my own business and raising my family, I continued to study and do charts casually for my family and friends, but still felt I was missing out on something  deeper  in the astrology and wanted to know more.  I was strongly pulled towards  studying the ancient practice of  Vedic astrology for more answers, and there began an incredible journey of finding my true passion.  I began taking classes with Ryan Kurczak  and discovered  the teachings of Ernst Wilhelm, which led me to a greater understanding of how to integrate and share  this knowledge I have been studying my whole life in a practical, grounded and beneficial way.”

Channing is a jewelry maker, specializing in astrological gemology and astrological jewelry making.

To schedule a session with Channing please email channing@ashevillevedicastrology.com.  Please note that availability for sessions and fees will be different between Channing and Ryan.





33 replies »

  1. Ryan, Can you please tell me where the line is to get the reading from YOU? I dont want anyone else but you doing the reading.

  2. Ryan, this is a wonderful blog – an excellent service to humanity. I’d love to see a video offering your perspective of relocation-related astrology… For example: The Ascendant indicates soul purpose for an incarnation. Relocating far away would change our ascendant. Therefore, do you believe this would indicate a mid-life change of soul purpose?

  3. Hi Ryan,
    My name is Tatiana. I have been studying Western astrology for a while but recently found Vedic Astrology fascinating, as I had some private readings with Vedic astrologers. Which course would you recommend for me? Thanks

  4. Question : Once a person is able to enter a calm, mentally quiet meditative state, should they still use mantras, breathing, visualizations and / or other techniques at the beginning of each meditation practice ? Or, if able, should they just go directly into that meditative state with a quiet mind ?

  5. Hi Ryan,
    Thanks for taking the time to make your introductory set of 52 videos on youtube and the two books that you have written. I am a student and a beginner in this science. I had a few questions, and amongst all the authors and material I have consumed, I feel this falls most in your thought process. Apologies in advance for the number of questions. Would be grateful if you had a few moments to chime in.

    Question 1 : The 12 Rashis or signs – why does it make sense or why did Parashara lay them out the way he did. Meaning why is Aries the first sign and not say Leo or say Cancer ?
    Question 2 : I am yet to find a good book on vedic astrology that talks in depth of the rashi’s themselves and their properties. Would you have any recommendations ? Through this I am hoping to understand for myself why a particular planet would feel a certain way : eg what does Sun in Virgo mean or why would Mars be weak in Cancer ?
    Question 3 : Each house has been assigned some properties – eg 11th house : significator of gains. Where does this come from ? Why does the first house signify the things it does, why not the third house ?
    Question 4 : Why is a particular graha the natural karaka for a particular house ? Even though we say the first sign is Aries in the first house, we dont say Mars is the natural karak of the first house, but rather the Sun, significator of the self is the natural karaka because the 1st house stands for the self, the divine spark. So how does Aries get mixed up in this as the first Rashi and not Leo ?

    Hoping to hear your thoughts,
    Thanks again

  6. Hi, just finished “Art and Science No. 1”, good book! I am a little confused with the description of the meaning of the houses on page 70 and modifying factors on page 103.

    For example, on page 76, the 6th house seems to refer to Vergo and is related to health, yet on the top of page 103 regarding a Cancer ascendant, the 6th house would be Sagittarius and would deal with health.

    Could you please explain?


    • Yes, you look at both the natural sixth sign (Virgo) and the sixth house for the ascendant in question, for Cancer that would be Sag. When you find confluence, you have a stronger karma.

  7. I understand that every sign has a correspondent chakra. Every chakra has a correspondent mantra. If, in a regular basis, one focuses on chanting the mantra correspondent to the sign in which one’s RAHU is located, what would it be the expected effects?

    • One would expect to develop a deeper understanding of Rahu and a better working relationship with that energy.

  8. As a student of Vedic Astrology I find Ryans You Tube clips a very helpful addition to my studies. I have just purchased the book the Art and Science of Vedic Astrology.
    Please kindly point out the source in the scriptures that describes the benefits of gemstones in astrology.
    Thank you in advance.

      • There are other sources that speak to the healing properties of gemstones. If we only went by what are in the older books and that was all, you would never advise doing a lot of things that are very helpful today, yes? I don’t recomend them that often anyway, altough I do use them personally. I usually only advise them if someone specifically requests gemstones. There method of use is specific and you can’t throw one on and your life changes… they have to be engaged… for more details about the history or lack thereof of gemstones astrologically… please see this course… http://www.vedic-astrology.net/Courses/Gems-Course.asp?PARTNER=TVA

      • Hi Ryan,

        While super imposing two kundli.
        We have to super impose planets as per houses or rashis.


  9. Are there any In person classes? I am more of an in person type learner. Due to an over stimulation of emfs, I do not like to be in front of the computer for too long. I really want to learn but It seems everyone just offers online now.

    • Yes, sometimes I do in person classes. last weekend I did 24 hours here in Asheville in front of an Ayurveda class. Internet is so popular because its easier to reach more people without having to go anywhere. It’s also more cost effective.

      • thank you, also what classes should i start with If I am a beginner. I am looking to make this a major study in my life and go deep into it. So I am looking for any classes that can help me build a strong foundation in vedic astrology.

      • I would start with the Astrological Principles I, II and III classes from the downloadable classes.

  10. Big fan of ryan i was wondering about the weight of the 3 medal bangle thanks and greetings from greece

    • Dear Ryan; You have a profound knowledge of kriya yoga do you have knowledge of kriya yoga like Babaji and all his kriya techniques?.Please tell me in this email all the : pranayamas, meditations, mudras, mantras, energies, that one must practice everyday to have God , physical immortality, life’s desires as Babaji knows ;& I pray you know Ryan?Anadanda.

      On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Asheville Vedic Astrology wrote:

      > liljana nasti commented: “Big fan of ryan i was wondering about the weight > of the 3 medal bangle thanks and greetings from greece” >

      • Please see my books on Kriya Yoga and the classes available on this site and on youtube.

  11. Please have Ryan call me 305-283-5800 or email me I want to know if Ryan practices the same kriya techniques and pranayamas as the great God Babaji?If so can Ryan call me up and tell me the kriya pranayamas that Babaji practices for physical immortality,God within us, the desires of life?In my case true love,God’s love with a wife,money to give Ryan,Babaji,Jesus,a wife Om Shree,Lee Anadanda.

  12. Remarkable! Its genuinely amazing article, I have got much clear idea on the topic of from this post.

  13. I am looking for the best vedic astrologer , one who gives consultations. is there one reading this page. I am in asheville.NC. thank you

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s