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Introduction to Vedic Astrology

Introduction to Vedic Astrology

Indian Astrology, also known as Vedic Astrology, is an ancient system of divination practiced for thousands of years in India. This 15-hour INDICA Course introduces students to the fundamental principles of Indian Astrology and includes a comprehensive study of Panchanga, the Indian almanac. Participants will explore the historical background, planetary influences, natal charts, zodiac signs, houses, and ethical considerations within Indian Astrology. Additionally, the course will delve into the intricacies of Panchanga, providing insights into Indian calendar systems, auspicious and inauspicious timings, and how these elements interact with astrology.

15 Hours
Date & Time

30 November 2023 - 21 March 2024

7:00 PM IST-8:00 PM IST

Every Thursday


Course Fee: $50
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details



Indian Astrology, often referred to as Vedic Astrology, is a time-honored system of divination that has captivated the minds and hearts of people in India for millennia. It stands as a profound testament to the enduring wisdom of ancient cultures. In this enlightening 15-hour course, we embark on a journey to unravel the intricate tapestry of Indian Astrology, while also immersing ourselves in the profound insights offered by the Indian almanac, Panchanga.

Course Objectives

  • Historical Context
  • Planetary Influences
  • Natal Chart Interpretation
  • Zodiac Signs and Houses
  • Panchanga Study
  • Astrology and Self-Discovery

Course Outcomes

We aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, interpret, and practice Indian Astrology and utilize the insights from Panchanga to enhance the precision and effectiveness of their astrological guidance. Students will leave the course with a solid foundation in these ancient disciplines and the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of those seeking astrological advice.

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Indian Astrology

  • History and origins of Indian Astrology
  • Cultural significance and acceptance

Planetary Influences

  • The role of planets in astrology
  • The concept of planetary strengths and weaknesses
  • Planetary aspects and their significance

Natal Charts

  • Constructing a birth chart
  • Interpretation of planets in signs and houses
  • Identifying planetary placements

Zodiac Signs

  • Characteristics and traits of the 12 zodiac signs
  • Zodiac signs and their ruling planets
  • Elements and modalities in astrology

Houses and Aspects

  • Understanding astrological houses
  • House placements of planets
  • Aspects and their effects on planetary energie

Panchanga Study

  • Elements of Panchanga: Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana
  • Practical applications of Panchanga in daily life
  • Harmonizing astrology with Panchanga

Astrology and Self-Discovery

  • Self-awareness through astrology
  • Using astrology for personal growth and decision-making
  • Case studies and practical exercises

Ethical Considerations

  • The ethical responsibilities of an astrologer
  • Ethical dilemmas and challenges in astrology
  • Guidelines for responsible astrological and Panchanga practice 

Reading list

  • Astrology for you – Shakuntala devi
  • Fundamentals of Astrology – R.K Bhat
  • बालबोधज्योतिषसारसमुच्चयः
  • बृहत पाराशर संहिता

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion upon successful course completion

Shubham Vyas

Shubham Vyas is an accomplished Vedic astrologer and expert in ancient Vedic knowledge with over a decade of dedicated practice. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sanskrit, providing profound insights into the language and sacred texts. With extensive experience in paurohityam, the sacred rites and rituals of the Vedic tradition, Shubham conducts ceremonies and pujas with precision and authenticity.

Through “Chinmay Jyotirvastu,” his venture, Shubham guides individuals on their life journeys using Vedic astrology and vastushastra. He is committed to preserving and sharing India’s ancient traditions, earning respect in the world of Vedic sciences.