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What Is Vedic Astrology?

Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotisha and Hindu astrology, is the astrology of India originating from the Vedas. The astrology of India, when practiced properly, has powerful predictive and protective value, profound spiritual implications, and sophisticated remedial measures to uplift the client. Based on the sideral Zodiac, Vedic astrology provides many varied tools for the aspiring practitioner. Vedic astrology is one of the oldest and most revered forms of astrology in current practice.

CVA Mission

CVA President's Message 2018

The Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA) is the oldest, non- profit Vedic astrology education/membership organization in the West. We are allied with the ICAS, the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences; the oldest education/membership organization in India. The Council was founded in 1993 as a professional community of practicing Vedic astrologers representing a plurality of schools in the Vedic community. For over two decades the Council has provided continuing education and certification of Vedic astrologers through our co-sponsorship and sponsorship of educational symposiums and events, but most importantly through our diverse community of recognized practitioners and their educational programs spanning the globe internationally.

Our educational programs and certification curriculum have been extensively developed by our education and certification committee under the guidance and direction of the Counci'’s Chairman, Chakrapani Ullal since its inception these past two decades, in concert with Dr. David Frawley, and the current members of the certification committee Nalini Kanta Das, James Kelleher, Sat Siri Khalsa and myself. It is with great sadness last year that our dear friend, colleague, and the Council's Chairman, Chakrapani Ullal, transitioned late in the month of October.

Chakarpani had guided the CVA since its inception in 1993 and was instrumental in developing and mandating the CVA’s certification program these past two decades, drawing on an unprecedented professional practice that spanned well over a half century. He was awarded the CVA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by our community, but most importantly recognized in being the recipient of the CVA Founding Father Award, recognizing his outstanding contribution to the founding of the Council of Vedic Astrology. This was awarded at the CVA’s 20th anniversary conference in 2014. Our dear friend and colleague’s guiding hand will be missed, but his guiding hand is forever imprinted on the CVA and continues to give direction through CVA’s ongoing mission statement.

If you wish to study Vedic astrology please visit our Teachers and Practitioners page on our website to see a complete list of our community resources. If you wish to study Vedic astrology and become a professional member of our community, please visit the CVA Education and Certification page on our website. Upon successful study and examination you will be able to join our growing international community of practicing Vedic astrologers. Please take the time to peruse our list of teachers and practitioner’s as it is a veritable Who’s who of practicing Vedic astrologers, and an excellent resource for study with someone in your area, or choosing speakers or practitioners for event in the allied Vedic sciences. If you are interested to co-sponsor a related event with the CVA please contact me.

The CVA celebrated its 20th Anniversary conference, The Return of the Light, in 2014 drawing upon our international community of recognized Vedic astrologers. The CVA is looking forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary conference in 2019 again featuring a Who’s Who from our cast of recognized Vedic astrologers.


Dennis Flaherty
President CVA


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All CVA members receive the online journal, published biannually on the Spring and Autumnal equinoxes. The CVA online Journal features informative articles, research and interviews by today’s leading Vedic astrologers.



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