10 weekly lectures are held every 4 months at various locations in Central London.
For details of the next course contact Gordaon Brennan on 01702-582790
or, contact Geoffrey Pearce on 020-8466-0718
Lecture 1 - Philosophical Principles covering Law of Karma; fundamental
laws of creation; four functions of life - Dharma (duty), Arta (resources),
Kama (natural desires), and Moksha (liberation); freewill versus destiny;
six branches of Vedic Astrology and how it can help individuals and society
Lecture 2 - Astronomical Background covering Solar system; ecliptic
circle; the constellations and fixed stars (Nakshatras); sidereal and
tropical year; phases of the Moon; the Ascendant and the daily rotation
of the Earth; planets' annual movement around the Sun; oppositions and
conjunctions - all of which are used in Vedic Astrology.
Lecture 3 - Planets and their Characteristics covering their significations;
presiding deity; benefic or malefic nature; rulerships; friendships; times
when strong or weak; aspects; planetary war; North and South Indian natal
Lecture 4 - Constellations and their Characteristics covering their
names; presiding deity; elemental type; quality; symbol; rulerships; basic
calculations and data sources to construct a natal chart.
Lecture 5 - 27 Fixed Stars called Nakshatras covering their names;
presiding deity; symbol; meaning; quality; significations; associated
events, mental attributes and career indications; basis for the Dasha
system used for timing of events in a person's life.
Lecture 6 - Twelve Houses of Life covering their significations;
differentiating between the houses of action, spiritual development, troubles,
luck, gains and losses; and an introduction to chart interpretation.
Lecture 7 - Basis of Chart Interpretation. A session bringing together
and applying the information presented in previous lectures to charts
of famous people so to demonstrate the validity of the system and how
Lecture 8 - Electional Astrology (Murhurta). An explanation of
the system using the 5 elements of the Panchang for the purpose of determining
the propitious time to commence important activities such as marriage,
new businesses, travel, initiations, schooling etc.
Other matters - A course manual will be provided that sets out
the main principles covered by the course and definitions of the terminology
used in the lectures, some which will be Sanskrit words. The course fee
To book a place on this course, contact the people mentioned above,
or look at the bava.org site