Planetary Strength and Mathematical Influence (Shadbala) Astrology Apprenticeship Class 2019

Course #4 – Planetary Strength and Mathematical Influence (Shadbala)

Course Dates: February 5th – April 9th

Limited Class Size

Within the Apprenticeship Program we are now on Year 2. We have explored the potentials of the Signs, Houses and Planets. From here we learn to further qualify a planet’s expression within the chart.

Proper assessments of a planet’s strength or weakness can make the difference between whether a person will actually excel with a particular planet, or if that planet has more obstacles to overcome. By considering the mathematical ratios of strengths between planets you move from an astrologer who says, “Well, you could experience this really bad thing or this really good thing!” to one who can more certainly determine how the planet will actually function in reality. Giving this information to a client helps better prepare the client for the amount of attention they need to give to that planet’s development.

Now we explore the most important mathematical gauge that will serve as a foundation to show:

  • the power and influence between planets
  • the strength of house lords
  • the quality of Yogas (will they really work?)
  • the capacity of the planetary states we call Avashtas

This is called Shadbala. By deep exploration and study of Shadbala we can:

  • understand how a Dasha (planetary time cycle) will develop
  • how strong are the positive OR the negative karmas within the chart
  • how comfortable a person is with the energy of the planets in their chart
  • can the planet in question rise above the difficulties given by other planets.

Shadbala is a foundation for all of this knowledge.  And too often, astrologers simply look at the final result of Shadbala, when really, by exploring the finer details of Shadbala calculations, you unlock the more pristine secrets of the planets.  Understanding Shadbala will prepare you for an intelligent application of most other astrological principles.

In this course, we will break down and investigate the hidden principles of Shadbala. From this you can even work with a client, looking at Shadbala alone. You can help clients understand the inner workings of their consciousness by considering the individual pieces that make up the whole of Shadbala.

As we dig into this wonderful mathematical astrological principle you will also gain a greater appreciation the subtleties of each planet.

This course will be a minimum of 21 hours in length and divided into a minimum of 7 classes. These are pre-recorded classes (which I will begin on an auspicious muhurta!) Class recordings will be delivered, via email, with a link to the video of the class at the beginning of each week.  Classes will be available as a video for up to three weeks after the class’s conclusion.  So take your time and be sure to take good notes! Student questions are to be emailed in between classes. Each question will be answered at the beginning of the next class.

Base Tuition: $210.00

(However, this is such a fascinating topic and I want to make it available to everyone, so if you can’t afford $210.00, just tell me what you can and that will be the cost for you. This does not apply to Apprenticeship Track Students, only general students. Apprenticeship Track Student fees are $210.00.)

Registration ends January 17th, 2019. Payments must be received by January 15th, 2019 to reserve your spot.

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Required Reading for This Course: The Art and Science of Vedic Astrology Volume I. This book can be ordered through this site, or through

For more information on the full Astrological Apprenticeship Program please click on this link.