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You are Meant to Know Astrology:
"The one, who knows of all these, will become versed in the knowledge of the past, present and future. Without a knowledge of Jyotish these cannot be known. Hence, everyone should have a knowledge of Jyotish, particularly the Brahmin"  - Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra

You Will Have Sam Geppi With You Every Step of the Way in This Transformative, Life Changing Course".

"Instead of wasting more precious time and life, join the hundreds of others who have taken the next step and learned this transformative life science, as instructed by the ancient masters". 


Message From Sam

Hey, it's Sam,

I am glad to see that you have taken an interest in my work, and are considering learning Vedic astrology seriously and formally.

I have poured my heart and soul into this training. Close to 35 years of my life and experience with meditation, yoga and Vedic astrology are being delivered in this course as affordably, conveniently and with the most integrity that I am able. I am so happy to report that close to 200 students have graduated from that course since 2013!

Your Choice?
You have a choice before you today, to make a commitment to really understanding how astrology works, and who you really are as a result - or to continue down the road you are currently on, whatever that is. No matter what you choose with your life, and your interaction with me, I want the best for you.

But I want you to realize something. Everything choice we make is binary, and creates two equally powerful results. Every commitment to one thing, is a rejection of something else. Meaning, deciding NOT to take astrology seriously, and get trained correctly, is also a commitment to the current process / your current life, whatever that is.

Remember the Choices You Have Made Before?
Try this, think of 2 choices you made long ago. Think of one choice you made out of strength, where you took a chance and trusted, where you ignored the negative voices in your head that were trying to keep you in a comfortable, familiar box. How did that "risky choice made out of strength and love" turn out for you?

Then think of a choice you made long ago out of weakness, fear, a lack of hope and a maintenance of the "status quo". How did that "safe, yet fearful" choice turn out for you?

These are important questions for life, not just now as you land on this page, but forever and throughout the rest of your life.

Life is a series of choices, over lifetimes we call this "karma".

May you choose wisely, friend.

I Have a Few Very Important Questions For You:

Have you been studying astrology or Vedic astrology for years - long enough to have mastered it, but still get really tongue tied when you see a chart and try to explain it? 
Do you tell yourself, "yeah I understand that (astrology concept)", but I just can't put it into words", when you try to explain something to a friend. Yet deep down you know you are lying to yourself?,.. and that you really DON'T understand.  
Do you secretly wish that you could be an astrologer, or make a living helping people where astrological counseling played a major part in it? 
Do you believe you are a "Spiritual Person", paying attention to things that promote personal growth and goodness. Yet you lack a formal structure to your spiritual practices and think becoming more focused about your "undisciplined" astrology studies would really help? 

Do you feel a certain jealousy when you hear some  astrologers speak, feeling that you actually understand it better - but know you lack a system and the technical skills that could allow you to organize all of your information together. 
Do you see yourself as a spiritual guide to others? Are you naturally in that role - and not getting paid for it. Instead you work a job that just makes you money, but there is no passion in it and your wisdom is not helping others as much as it could?
Are you afraid that time is passing you by, and you will not realize your spiritual potential in this lifetime - and you see how understanding astrology could really help you realize that purpose better (and help others understand their purpose too) ?  
Are you a healer already, such as a yoga teacher, or massage therapist, or energy worker - and secretly wish you had the skills to understand your clients even better and how you could actually charge more for your services if you understood their cycles better?
Do you feel a constant connection to the Universe and feel that you are actually a composite of universal wisdom - just under the illusion of separateness - and that learning astrology is one of the best ways (if not the best way) to reconnect to your full celestial nature?  
Did you know that in the ancient, wise past - all educated people learned astrology? Knowing this do you feel it is your duty to learn it also, and share this wisdom with others. 
Do you feel that the knowledge of astrology could benefit your life in all areas - relationships and career - and helping your loved ones?,.. But think it is just too complicated to learn? (Actually it is not). 
Have you thought of studying astrology formally before, but thought it was just too complicated and expensive? 


If you answered yes
 to any of these questions - or even several of them - then please consider getting trained - as what I have written here could change your life - Really, Because  Studying Astrology Has Changed MY Life!


Who Are the Graduates?

We have had close to 200 graduates from more than 15 countries. 
But who are they? 
What are they like?
I bet they are like YOU!  


A Real World Example - My Story 
A lot Like Yours  

I began studying the Vedic Sciences when I was 19 years old, in 1983. At that time I started a meditation practice, based on the books of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known as Osho). I was really a lost soul back then - a child of divorce with much confusion and heartbreak. At the time, these meditations and practices saved my life. It prepared me for a life long study of Vedic sciences. I continued that meditation practice until this day - now studying with my sat Guru Ammachi. 

In between, the 30 years that have passed between Rajneesh and Amma, the world changed a lot - and so did I. Through the 80's and much of the 90's the world was still in the "old paradigm" of communication - meaning NO INTERNET. The world was a lot different - especially as it related to things such as spirituality and the worlds of East and West sharing their cultural and spiritual traditions. 

Actually, I Was Really Lost
During that time, I continued my Indian studies practices, in anonymity, all the while half heartedly pursuing a musical career. In truth, I was lost most of those years as I had no interest in committing to a career / making a living in the world, unless I could do what I wanted. So I worked in sales jobs, I would drink and smoke and was basically living the "tortured artist" life. Outer circumstances were not supporting my inner life and by the late 90's, I was sinking and I felt like I was running out of options. I never went to college, minus a year of electives and French classes - mainly motivated by falling in love with a French girl ;) - because I was interested in metaphysics. 

Sudden Change and Redemption and The New Paradigm
In 2001, while I was working in a sales job, a great thing happened, I was fired (actually we were all let go,downsized). While grown men were crying, having lost a 100K / year job suddenly, I was ecstatic. I quickly did the math and realized, including severance pay and unemployment, I had about 3 years to start over and do something new and I knew exactly what that was - Yoga and Vedic astrology. As the internet had changed the world and opened things up for online businesses and communications, I had begun studying astrology and Yoga in earnest again and was hopeful to help people. 

I no longer felt like this weird guy interested in bewildering Indian science and spirituality. I started an email list, as there were more and more people interested in learning about these sciences. I saw all around me people trying their best to awaken to the mystical truths of the East, but just not really getting it. For instance, "The Law of Karma" is a totally empowering concept. It essentially says that you are responsible for everything and the things that limit and frame your life are the result of the limitations you have imagined and then acted upon. 

But instead, filtered through our modern misunderstanding, the law of Karma is often rejected due to the wrong notion that it is unempowering and "lording over us" somehow - like a system of carrots and sticks being wielded by unseen, believed in, overlords. Sadly, Vedic astrologers often frame "The Planets" as these oppressive overlords. Often western Vedic astrologers will rebel against that notion - citing our freewill as being able to overcome it. Whereas Indians fall more in line with the "Overlord" part of it, seeing astrology as a way to make us resigned to our fate / punishment, etc. Western side says "fight, use the ego" - Eastern side says "accept and take it". 

"Great" I thought, "this is what I have to work with"?  

In Search of A Better Way and The Moment I Decided To Be An Astrologer
By 2004, I had been studying Vedic astrology fervently and felt it was being taught very sloppily - either by Westerners who lacked an authentic Vedic background or by Indians who were too Dogmatic and religious about it. I also noticed that many of the techniques being taught were not very precise at all, did not work consistently and were not repeatable. Teachers would use the same selected charts, then when I tried to apply their simplistic techniques, I found they did not work. 

I attended a class by a well-known Astrologer and we were looking at Hitler's chart. I noticed that Hitler Dasas (planetary cycles) seemed to make no sense- based on what the person was teaching. So I asked how that timing would work in the case of Hitler's chart and the answer was totally unsatisfactory. I knew this person did not really know what they were talking about, beyond personality stuff, etc. - and I thought they should know better, given their status. 

The truth is, this was not uncommon - for a professional astrologer / teacher to not really have the precise methods of Vedic astrology down pat enough to actually teach them and welcome all to share their charts or experiences and break things down scientifically (which is something I am a stickler for). In any class I teach I welcome spontaneous chart examples - anything less is not professional. 

The astrology of over-simplicity (Good/Bad), a lack of discrimination applied between how our karma feels and what actually happens (you look at totally different things for feelings than you do for results) set me off on a deep personal inquiry into Vedic astrology. 

(*NOTE - I do not intend to disparage anyone's work, but I need to be truthful)  

At first I researched every thing imaginable - tested it all - Ashtakavarga, Shad Bala, Gochara, other Modern Forms of Vedic astrology. Like most, I thought the hidden answers must lie in these complicated, bewildering techniques. Boy was I wrong! Instead, I found them empty and unintuitive. This is not to say those methods are useless. No, not at all. They are for very subtle work and I use them when needed. 

Eventually I returned to the roots - the roots of my 30 year Vedic studies practice - the roots of astrology and all healing systems. I just focused on the core, Vedic concepts in astrology - and went as deeply into what was universal - not just to Vedic astrology, but also to Yoga and other astrology systems. These Universal principles are the wise forces of the Universe that creates everything. They are all benevolent and they are not just Indian. They are expressed in all spiritual traditions and astrology / healing systems.

Going Deeper - Not Wider - Led To Amazing Discoveries  
This was a great time of research, leading me in to into just the first few Chapters in Maharishi Parahsara's Hora Sastra - and synthesizing several of the important factors into a 3D approach to the Zodiac - Planets, Signs and Houses and their true meaning. This is like learning the important, vital bodily systems first - before trying to diagnose illness. This research led to my first book, "The Ascendant-108 Planets of Vedic Astrology". 

Then a few years later I codified a lot of my studies of these Universal astrology concepts into a system called "Universal Astrology". I decided that everything I was going to teach would have to be backed up by the words of the Maharishi Parashara. So all of my classes in natal astrology, like you will be studying, are backed up by the text - and they are used in the course - without exception.  

Vedic Astrology Certification, the Vedic Sciences and YOU 
In 2008 I decided to teach a full certification program, called "Universal Astrology", which as based on the pure Vedic Sciences, which are also the same "Universal Principles" embedded in every spiritual tradition and system. This was a 4 module course, consisting of 52 hours of course material. More than 100 people have bought those classes. Later I was hired by the Indian mystic Dattatreya Siva Baba (an important Guru to Wayne Dyer) to teach the same system, after he looked over the classes. You are getting the recordings of those classes free as a bonus when you register for this certification course. 

Reluctantly, I decided to teach these courses again, in real time, as I have been asked for years to teach it again. This time when I teach the Astrology Certification Course, I am going to begin with this comprehensive Vedic Science course, rather than just a 2 hour class on it as I did the first time. It is impossible to practice Vedic astrology without knowing the Vedic principles. So, this time I am dedicating an entire four weeks to teaching the Vedic principles - and its history, culture and the relationship of Vedic astrology to other astrology systems. 

Certification Levels and Testing.
At the end of this first course you will be eligible to take the Level1 Certification test. If you pass with a mark of 80% or better you will receive the level 1 Certification through the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science. This will certify that you have sufficiently demonstrated skill in understanding the mechanics and workings of Vedic astrology. 


The Universal Vedic Astrology 
Certification Course Will Teach You:

How to stop playing the victim and instead stay on purpose in your life and transform your wavering self-esteem and self-respect into consistent confidence. Once you learn this you will be unstoppable in all of your life goals. It is all a matter of staying on purpose. (Week 5)
How to ward off the tendency for passive aggression and childish behavior. This is crucial in learning to connect a greater empathy and compassion, rather than being overwhelmed by toxic emotions. This includes toxic emotional entanglements with others. (Week 5)
Invaluable information on managing anger so it doesn't destroy your life and connections. You are meant to burn your karma in the fire of anger. But instead you may burn up your good graces. Learn the evolutionary process of how anger becomes discipline, making you fearless in all situations. (Week 6)
The most important key in unlocking the hidden power of the intellect, so rather than being overwhelmed by details you are the master of them. Astrology is the great science of the intellect. The first step is learning astrology properly, so I commend you for making a commitment to this course.. (Week 7)
The simple, but invaluable difference that allows you know for sure how a planet will feel versus what it will produce. This trips up most astrologers (and it is not even that hard to see). This is the source of so much "bad" astrology. Meaning, how a planet feels (it's gentle or cruel nature) has nothing to do with how much  benefit or loss. (Jagraad Avasthas Class)
How to know whether Rahu and Ketu are going to be disruptive forces, or incredibly liberating ones. Most astrologers have no idea how to predict what the nodes will actually do, but you will after this class. It is utterly crucial to understand these transformative forces. You can do entire readings just on the lunar nodes. (Nodes Class)
How to evolve your relationships. This is one of the reasons you suffer the most in life. Mastering this yourself will allow you to see the type of suffering each individual will have. Then you can help them as well. The choices you face between the desire for personal happiness, compromise with others and your higher life's purpose is never-ending and a big reason you are here at all. (Weeks 8-9)
How "having an open mind/being neutral" can be both a blessing and a curse. It gives you an open mind, but may also leaves you open to impure influences. Connecting your natural curiosity with the mind of God. Examining the choices you face between openness and single-minded focus will be ripped apart and reorganized. (Weeks 7-8)
How to exist in a powerful solitude, rather than feeling lonely and at the mercy of others, brooding over those who have hurt you in the past. Instead of carrying around your wounds and projecting them onto others, or fearfully avoiding "button pushing" situations, you can travel lightly. This is important, otherwise at the end of your life you will be bitter and resentful, rather than gracious, spacious, complete and ready to surrender. (Week 10)
So much more, from learning the real reason why you create enemies and its hidden connection to your career, to why certain astrology signs move a certain way, and even look a certain way, to the very technical yet easy system of Yogas based on ruler ships, to knowing exactly what to focus on and when so you're not constantly confused and just smashing everything together. (Weeks 7-8)

Whatever you think is possible about 
studying astrology is about to change

The Vedic Astrology Training and Certification Course is: 

  1. More affordable - three or four times less expensive than other courses

  2. More convenient -  if you have three or four hours per week, you can stay up to date.

  3. More accountable -  you have unlimited contact with Sam and his senior staff.

  4. More connected to the tradition -  everything comes straight from the Classical texts

  5. More clarity - one voice taking you from beginning to end, not teachers contradicting each other

  6. More connected to the community -  you have exclusive, online membership community

  7. More opportunity for you -  not only will I support you as an astrology counselor, but also as a teacher.

  8. Proven and advocated -  hundreds have graduated and you can read their words for yourself.

  9. Guaranteed -  if for any reason you're not happy, I will let you out of the program. No questions asked

  10. Available immediately -  get access to the first module 'Introduction to Indian Sciences' right now as well as some AMAZING BONUSES.

Imagine, if you will, plugging your brain into the stream of timeless Vedic wisdom, principles and philosophy. That is exactly what is in store for you in the Universal Vedic Astrology Certification Course. In fact, that connection to the unbroken lineage of masters is the most important part of vedic astrology and also the reason why I am able to so successfully interpret the complex Vedic astrology system for you into a system the...

… immediately organizes and deepens your understanding 
of astrology and life in ways you cannot begin to imagine, 
unless you actually enroll and see for yourself. 

You are Skeptical and I don't blame you. 
So, don’t take my word for it. 
Hundreds have gone before you - Read their words


A Few Testimonials:
I am very proud to call all of these beings my students.

I just wanted to share with you that I have officially begun doing/offering readings. I have, in the past, done a few readings here and there with in person clients, but it was always "invitation" only and I never really advertised it. That has now changed. They are now listed as a service on my website, and I will actively continue to promote.

I always got positive feedback in the past as well, but your certification courses have really helped me focus on what's important and build my confidence and improve the quality and clarity of what is being offered. As part of my official launch, I delivered my first two paid pre-recorded readings last Saturday (March 15th), and have now gotten feedback from both.

From the first:
"Jeff, I just finished listening to my reading for the first time...and I have to tell you that I am just BLOWN AWAY! You have given me so much more insight and understanding about everything. You have so many wonderful gifts, Jeff, and I am so grateful to have your help. I knew this would be good but I didn't know it would be this GREAT! Thank you so much...and really, thank you doesn't even cover it. I am sending you a big, humongous hug, from my heart to yours. I'm so grateful!!!"

From the Second:
"Jeff! The reading really blew my mind on so many levels - the accuracy down to the dates was spot on, and I feel the reading to be very helpful as it gave me hope and a reminder of higher purpose."

It's just the type of "real world" feedback needed to help build confidence and reaffirm I am on the right track.

Anyway. I promise I won't email you every time someone gives me positive feedback, but I wanted to share this success with you. And also offer my deep gratitude for helping me clarify and focus the principles of Jyotish, and showing me how to apply them in practice, real world ways that are effective and beneficial! I am grateful for you as a teacher and also for the chance to learn by assisting you in your other Certification programs. Thank for you teachings, guidance and support!

Jeff Craft (Kali Das)
Program Manager and Senior Teacher for American Academy of Vedic Art and Science
Atlanta School of Tantra Yoga
www.atlantaschooloftantrayoga.com

 

"As a student and graduate of both the level I and level II Vedic Art and Science certification courses, I can honestly say through my personal experience that it has been a ‘Self’ transformational journey. Whether you are a novice in the Vedic Sciences or a practicing Yogi or practitioner of Ayurveda, Sam’s certification courses are designed so that every student has the opportunity to learn and experience the depth of self-knowledge contained within the Vedic Sciences. You will gain an in-depth, step by step through foundation of Vedic Astrology beginning with the Vedic Sciences and how they apply to every area of your life." 

"My primary goal and experience was not about gaining another certificate and becoming a Vedic Astrologer, it was to seek an astrological map through which I could reveal the secrets hidden in my karmic code and begin to unravel all the latent psychological tendencies that were keeping me from realizing my highest ‘Self.’ I highly recommend Sam’s courses! One need only have the desire to take a very important step and the courage to make what may become a life-changing journey. The best part is that you will have a lot of company and interaction with Sam and your fellow students throughout this journey of ‘Self’-discovery."

Janet Scott - Merupurti

 

"I'm blessed: after about 4 years of reading, researching Jyotish and feeling somewhat intimidated by its greatness, I made the life-changing decision of studying with Sam for a proper certification. I wanted to study with my guru, Dattatreya Siva Baba, founder of Astroved, but he was not available. When he recommended Sam, I made that decision out of trust in my guru. 

Before this course, I never thought that Jyotish could be made so easy while following, at the same time, the classical texts and the purity of Vedic thought. Sam can achieve this feat in a unique, friendly and precise style. I am so happy that I signed up. In this course I'm always looking forward to the next level -- it's fascinating. Thanks so much, Sam, for making this study possible. Jyotish was definitely a missing link in my yogic studies and in my understanding of the universe." 

Donatella Riback
, yogini, writer, and student of Vedic astrology
http://www.loveofvedas.com

 

"I started learning about Vedic Astrology in 2006 but it wasn’t until Sam’s class in 2012 that all the pieces of the puzzle came together for me. I was looking for someone to help me understand the structure of Vedic Astrology not just facts and about the time I finished his book “The Ascendant – 108 Planets of Vedic Astrology” he decided to offer his class. 

I jumped at the chance and after one year of his instruction I was able to understand and explain the principles with confidence, receive a Level 1 certification in Vedic Astrology, and launched my own Jyotish Astrology reading service. I am so thankful for the knowledge that Sam has shared because it has not only helped me professionally but also personally. I am currently continuing my education with Sam Geppi at the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science in the Level 2 Vedic Astrology class.-Robin Wegman"

Robin Wegman - http://robinwegman.com

 

"Getting certified as a Vedic Astrologer through the American Academy of Vedic Arts and Sciences with Sam Geppi was one of the best experiences I've ever had! I am a yoga teacher with a strong background in Ayurveda and this course allowed me to begin to fully grasp the Vedic knowledge in its wholeness. Sam's approach to teaching this vast and seemingly complicated science is to build our knowledge piece by piece on a solid foundation of the basic principles of all the Vedic sciences. Beginning with the specific, colorful details of each planet, house and nakshatra, to the more advanced understandings of yogas, dignities, lordships, etc. and into beginning to understand how dasha cycles work, harmonic charts, and planetary transits. 

Through this course, I was amazed at how each week, my knowledge and understanding grew exponentially! In my career it has helped me grow leaps and bounds as well. Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) is used as a way to help determine what hatha yoga asana and pranyama is relevant at any given time (transits) and for any given person (natal charts and dasha cycles) due to the inter-relation with Ayurveda. The imbalances that may be present physically in one's body, and also in one's mind, are largely due to their Rasi (natal chart) and which dasha cycles they are passing through. What is currently happening in the sky affects everyone, albeit in different ways, it can greatly change the energy and mindset of my students and clients and has given me an amazing ability to really tune in to where people are at every day. It has also allowed me to begin another aspect to my healing and teaching career...offering people readings! It is amazing how wonderful it feels to share what you love and what has helped work for you with others and to have people value that and seek it out. I already have a few repeat clients and recommendations from them! In my personal life, this course has helped me understand myself, fundamentally and daily, and my relationships in a way where I can be more objective, less emotional, and really pinpoint what is coming up for myself and my close relations when we have discord. In general, it takes away the feeling of hopelessness and confusion that often surrounds our more troublesome experiences because it gives us a clear and clean way in to see what is really at work and how we can begin to address the issues that come up again and again for ourselves and others. I highly recommend this amazingly un-complicated and en-lightening course for anyone who is interested in learning Vedic astrology for personal or professional reasons. Sam's style of teaching is very representative of what I love about the Vedic sciences to begin with...they offer a clear, detailed roadmap of what to actually do with the path beneath your feet. 
Bon Voyage, Suerte, Namaste and Aloha!"

Alexis Cox - www.alexiscoxyoga.com

 

"I first began studying "Systems Approach" Vedic astrology in 2002, but it seemed like it raised more questions than it answered. 

Does this feeling sound familiar? No matter how much you read, whether it's Western or Vedic astrology, you just get more and more confused -- until you meet Sam Sadasiva Geppi.

And then it all starts to come clear.

The first big revelation I picked up from him, was the idea that "in general, relationships work a lot better if the woman's Moon follows the man's, in the zodiac order," using the charts of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward as an example. (Sure enough, it turned out that my then-husband's Moon followed mine -- which explained a lot about why I was having to do WAY too much heavy lifting in the relationship.) 

The planets are not Santa Claus," says Sam. "They're not here to give us stuff. They are Forces of Intelligence." When you enroll in  the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science, be prepared to "Go Narrow, but Go Deep," and you too will cultivate those Forces of Intelligence within yourself. With this understanding of the forces at work in your life, you will be better able to "keep the faith" with yourself and your God(s) during the tough times, and be better able to appreciate it when relief comes. "

Rosanna Tufts
 http://RewriteYourStars.com

 

"I have found Sam's astrology certification course to be highly informative and valuable. There's a lot of information to take in and Sam breaks down the details into bite-sized chunks to make learning easier. I have learnt so much since I started the course in August and now have a better understanding of the vedic culture and history. Sam's explanation of the 3 gunas has helped me to understand how they work. His way of teaching Planets with the signs makes a lot of sense. I did enrol a couple of years ago in the Relationship Astrology course, but found that I was out of my depth. When this course came up, I knew I had to do it to learn the basics, and what better person to do it than with Sam. Even though I have not been studying that long, I would definitely recommend the course because Sam is a great teacher." 

Sheila Murray www.sheilamurray.co.uk

 

"I have found Sam's astrology certification to be grounding in my Astrological Knowledge. "I have been very surprised and grateful at how flexible Sam has been during the course with teaching and answering questions . As a teacher Sam is a teacher who does the research and tests his knowledge. He refines his knowledge to make sure we are getting the the best possible information at all times. 

The main things I have learned are to be more patient with the questions I want answered. This will really help me be more precise in relaying the information. I have been studying for 2 years. Even though I have studied before I would like to make sure my knowledge is accurate and true. I would definitely recommend the course because it is helpful for all levels of learning for people who want to learn Astrology."

Christopher Chayban - http://www.3rdeyedesigns.biz/cosmokinekt/

 

"I did a reading last week with someone that has had many Vedic readings done by many other astrologers. I wasn't sure how it was going to go so I just went to the root and basics of really explaining things and he was so grateful… saying how much more in-depth my reading was than all the others and how he has a complete new understudying of his chart... instead of confusion surrounding it!" 

"yayyy!! Thank you for your teachings and for bringing them to life in me so I can share!! So grateful Sam!"

Tamme Standen

Vedic Astrology - How Does it Work?

First things first?

? whether you know it or not, you (and everyone you know), are under the influence of astrology every moment of every day. Your higher self (as shown by the planets) are reaching down and communicating through your emotional body (as shown by the astrology signs), which are leading you into action/karma (as shown primarily by the astrology houses). This is a continual process known as...

... Your Unfolding Karma

This dance has been happening for billions and billions of years, long before there were human beings, in form, to even experience it. One of the most important "reframes" of the Universal Vedic astrology method, is to first clearly track "what is astrology?" Once I began independent study, and stopped listening to the contorted explanations of what astrology was, I quickly realized it was the study of God, in the form of the universe. I was happy to have come to this realization independence of any astronomical confirmation or Vedic/Scriptural confirmation - even though those things quickly followed.

Our solar system is 4 1/2 billion years old. The planets have been moving in their orbits that long, yet life on Earth has only existed for the last 500 million years ? about 1/10 of the time. 9/10 of the history of our solar system there was for all intents and purposes, no life. So what was happening during that time? Well, the divine Universe was getting the formula right, so that by the time creatures with bodies appeared, the bodies would work really well, and the genius of each of the planets would be embedded into our entire organism.

If you're ever curious about all of the fantastic stories of the gods, and all of their activities happening in the invisible realm, just remember the fact of the age of the universe measured against the age of "humanity". Human beings did not appear on the scene until approximately 100,000 years ago, one 1/45,000 of the history of our solar system. 

It is from this beginning point that we acknowledge the planets as deities, and in the Vedic tradition, and the zodiac itself as the sacred Path these deities have been traveling for billions of years. Their power and psychology takes form once we have an ascendant, and the houses are set up correctly.

 Static and Dynamic Factors

This unfolding karma takes place on many levels, both subtle and gross, and through the three bodies of Spirit, (Planets / causal body) emotion, (Sign / astral body) and form (Houses / physical body). All three of these are seen when we assess the birth chart (static factor) to intersecting with the dashas (timing cycle) to end the transits in the sky each day (the cosmic timepiece). This is where...

... 90% of your astrology focus should be. You could take lifetime's of simply studying planets, signs and houses through the various Vedic frameworks - pondering the myths and symbology - penetrating more deeply into the zodiac itself as a sacred mandala - and still not begin to exhaust the depth of wisdom found here. The Level 1 certification course... 

...deepens and concentrates these universal themes before jumping around like a drunk monkey on to more complicated and bewildering techniques. This is good news for you! Because you have likely gathered more than enough information, but it is not integrated nor is it deep enough. Meaning, first there must be a focus on all of the Vedic concepts and structures as they relate to planet signs and houses individually. Then, the integration of static and dynamic factors needs to happen. And most importantly...

... You need to know how planets, signs and houses interact with each other, then interface with timing methods. As is the case with everything in life, going more deeply into the right things and (most importantly) to in the correct order, is more important than learning a lot of things, our order and without a lot of depth. This is the typical approach to learning Vedic astrology. 

Focus on Universal Principles First

The reason the Universal Astrology system works so well is because it focuses on the Universal principles, just like every other Science. For example, the rules of architecture work regardless of culture, system or anything else. If you do not honor the rules of architecture, the Universal Law of Gravity will crash your house to the ground.  

Similarly, if you do not know the Universal laws of astrology (and all metaphysics), the Universal Law of Karma will crash your life in no time. The reason so many astrologers are not good astrology teachers is because they are not teaching from a foundational point of view, focusing on the Universal principles.  

Here are a few of the most important Universal Principles:

  • The planets themselves as karakas (Gods)

  • The 3 Gunas (body/mind/soul)

  • The Five elements (Earth/water/fire/air/space)

  • The 4 Purusarthas (Dharma/artha/kama/moksha)

  • The Castes (Brahmin/Kshatriya/Vaishya/Sudra) 

  • Gender - Inner and outer (Masculine / Feminine/Neuter)

  • Modalities (Moveable/Fixed/Dual)

  • Natural Benefic / Malefic

  • Functional Benefic / Malefic 

  • Gentle / Cruel 

  • Yogas (Sambandha - connections)

  • Planetary Order

  • Nature of Houses

  • Astronomy

  • Visual / observational phenomena

These frameworks not only underpin Vedic astrology, they underpin all metaphysical systems the world over, and they always have. This is why there are so many Western astrologers, and metaphysicians from other disciplines, who take my courses. Given the heavy emphasis on these common frameworks, yoga teachers and Ayurvedic practitioners find this certification course to be stellar.

But even if you are a beginner, the frameworks can be easily grasped, then each planet, sign, house and principal is simply "hung" on that framework. For instance:
Aries is Rajasic (passionate), fiery,  masculine, ruled by Mars, Cardinal, large, quadruped

Scorpio is Tamasic (protective), watery, feminine, ruled by Mars,  fixed, Slender, insect.

Both signs are ruled by Mars, yet we can see specifically how they are different from each other, and how they are alike. This is systematic and flawless. Using these frameworks correctly allows you to simply state each principle, and untangle their meanings for yourself and others. Of course, this is a simple example. But all of astrology functions on the complexity of these simple building blocks. 

By the way, as was said,  these are the same principles that underpin medicine, architecture, music and anything else that we can master at a high level. Things become complicated when we become disconnected from their component qualities and the Universal principles that create it.  

.The Biggest Problems You Are Facing

BIG PROBLEM #1: Memorization is Not Mastery 
The reason you are bewildered by astrology, is you have not mastered these details. When I say "mastered", I don't mean "memorized". Perhaps you have them memorized some, but mastery is not memorization. Mastery means you can flawlessly interpret each of these principles by themselves, which then gives you enormous skill in synthesizing them in real time.
Like most astrology students ...

you have mistaken memorization for mastery. This creates a huge "illusion of understanding" around what you think you know already. Simply because you have memorized the exaltation and debilitation point of planets, does not mean you understand "why" the points are there. If you cannot explain it, simply, to another person, then you do not understand it yet. As I said already...

that is also the good news. You have gathered enough information. Your biggest problem is you need to first understand, then organize all of the data you have gathered. I will say this right now, you will not be able to do Vedic astrology well unless you understand the Vedic concepts. That's why the we start with an entire four-week course on Indian concepts. 

Because, knowing these frameworks deeply, allows you to notice how the principles behind the rules are more important than the rules themselves. Once this happens, you start working on higher and higher leverage principles, which permeate the entire practice. If you've gotten benefit from my teachings it's because you have been seeing me do this most of the time. It's why I'm able to...

take very complicated things and explain them very simply. My knowledge, capacity and understanding of the principles is much further upstream than yours, on a much more conceptual level. In the universal Vedic astrology certification course, I will be teaching you these "upstream" concepts and methods for nine months straight.

BIG PROBLEM #2: Your Priorities Are Mixed Up
A lack of prioritizing is the second big problem you are facing. Not only have you mistaken memorization for mastery, but your priorities are mixed up. You have this idea that some subtle, nuanced yoga you have memorized in one of the harmonic charts, is as important as the dignity of the planet in the seventh house, for example.

Just like anything else in life, "priority and sequence" are the most important. For instance, if you want to make eggs for breakfast. You must do things in the proper order. First, you crack the egg, you put it in the bowl, you beat the egg with a fork, you take out a pan, put it on the stove, melt butter in the pan, etc. If you don't do things in that order, you're not going to be able to cook eggs. 

Let's say that first you pick up a fork and start moving around in a bowl, yet there is no egg in the bowl. Then you put butter on the stove, but there's no pan on the stove yet. You get my drift. This is probably what you are doing in your astrology studies. You're grasping for priority. You are making certain things much more important than they actually are. Nothing is in the proper ratio... 

... nothing is being done in the proper order. This is why even though you may make a lot of correct statements, underneath it all you have no confidence. So, as soon as the client contradicts something you say (even a little bit), you completely cave in and think you made a mistake. You are not approaching the chart systematically, where everything is weighted with the correct measure of importance. By the way...

... A lot of "professional" astrologers make these mistakes and are lacking in confidence as well. So, don't feel so bad. Honestly, it's pretty pathetic. I've heard so many times where a student asks an astrologer, "what if the client says something that's not shown in the chart, then what you do?" And the astrologer will say something like "well yeah, some things just are shown in the chart so then you just have to listen to the client"...

... what complete nonsense! Imagine going to the dentist, and the dentist sees a cavity in your tooth. But when he tells you about the cavity, you say "I don't feel anything". So then the dentist says "Oh okay, I guess the x-ray was wrong". You would never hear this, because the dentist knows what he's doing, and you as a patient would never stand for such incompetence. Yet, astrologers not only practice with such low standards, they freely admit it, and no one seems to pay any attention! So yes, ...

I understand why you have such low expectations for learning astrology. I will tell you this, that has never happened to me since I learned how it actually works. There is never a situation where something "is not shown in the chart", everything is shown. By the way, when these things happen and readings, where client contradicts me, I know why it's happening. It is happening because the client is confused, they are not sure. That's why they're getting an astrology reading, so...

you can untangle some of their confusion for them. . But as I said, I want better for you been to be another incompetent astrologer, lacking confidence in what you're doing. I want you to not only be able to interpret other people's charts correctly, but to be able to interpret your own chart correctly as well. I want you to also understand your place in the cosmos.

These are the things we focus on in the level I certification course, for nine months, going deeper into what the structures actually mean, and then doing them in the proper order. Once you do this, that astrology information you have gathered becomes incredibly tight.

Are you Beginning to See the Possibilities?



Let me explain exactly how (and why) this 
Vedic Astrology Course is Different 

Your Weekly Learning Ritual

Yes, just 2 -3 Hours a week at your convenience can make you an astrologer.
 

Almost every week, between September 21, 2016 and late spring 2017, you will receive a 90 minute video, that I have recorded for you, based on the lesson plan and schedule detailed below. We will move together through the week's lesson - and your week's manual. You will watch this at your leisure and when you have the "mental space to fit in. You will likely develop a "study time ritual" with the video trainings. 

After you have sufficiently digested the information, you will do that week's homework assignment. You will ask any questions in the exclusive member forum, and usually get an answer from me within 24 hours. You will also have the benefit / encouragement of the other students in the class, so you stay constantly connected to the teachings. 

You will find this learning arrangement to be a surprising combination of structure, consistency, autonomy, freedom, convenience and support. You will feel yourself challenged yet supported at every turn. 

Revolutionary Learning Format
This course features a revolutionary online learning model that I have been developing for close to 10 years. I taught my first online class in 2004 and since then I have taught close to 15 courses. 

With the ease of online video now - our options for connection are even better than they were before. Research proves that online video is much more engaging than just audio recordings and electronic manuals. Being able to see eye to eye builds a much deeper level of engagement. Plus you can replay the videos over and over if you need to. 

Audio recordings will also be provided - so you can take the classes with you in the car or for a walk. 

The class format leverages the most powerful quality of each medium - so it delivers the most impact, convenience - and allows me to pass on enormous savings to you.  

In the course you will get:  

  • 1 Video Class each week so you can digest the material without getting overwhelmed

  • Homework assigned and graded by Sam each week.

  • Group conference / video calls as needed - every 2-3 weeks

  • Constant contact and discussions in the exclusive members only forum.

Realize this:
Even 5-10 years ago it was not possible to deliver weekly videos that could be watched online. They would have needed to be on a DVD or a VHS tape - which was very expensive - having to manufacture and ship weekly DVD's would be insane. 

Just think of how expensive 50 hours of video on DVD or VHS would cost. Now you pay for none of that, but you are still getting as much VALUE - and I still must make those videos, manuals, upload them, etc. 

I am glad that I can pass on the saved manufacturing and shipping costs to you, especially since I can still deliver massive value.  


Below is the Course Syllabus

Module 1 - Introduction to Indian Science
You will learn how the ancient Vedic texts, such as the rig Veda and the other Vedas led to other groups of texts, such as the Upahishads and Brahmanas. Then, how those texts led to the Puranas ( those that explain deities such as Lord Shiva, etc.). Then, how they lead to the great classics such as the Maha Barata and the Ramaya., And how those texts eventually led to the great Vedic sciences, such as yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology.

Universal principles such as the five elements, the 3 GUnas, The Chakras, Koshas, Karma and Dharma will be discussed at length, giving a large frame for the Vedic astrology practice. It is impossible to grasp the Vedic concepts without this knowledge and understanding of the history of Santana Dharma, Indian philosophy.


6 Classes - 4 Assignments and two calls  
Topics Covered: 

* The History of Vedic Culture and Literature.   
* The philosophy of Sanatana Dharma and the resultant structures and sciences it has produced. 
* The Vedic Sciences, as the formalizing of Santana Dharma into Sciences of living.  
* Evolution of Vedic Astrology, from its Vedic roots / Naksatra based, to the form we now recognize. 
Module 2 - Planets and Their Signs
You will learn how the Vedic sciences, studied in the previous module, begin to form Vedic astrology.  First, we go very deeply into each planet and the signs that planet rules.

Universal principles such as masculine and feminine, the gunas, elements, are reaffirmed. Also, principles unique to the astrology signs are focused on in greater depth. They include, the modalities, the castes.

There's a great emphasis on looking at "planets and signs". We are looking at charts the entire course, beginning with this module. Thus, immediately you learn how to compare Gunas, elements, modalities and motivations between planets and signs.

Other important concepts include the planetary order in how spirit takes form, exultation and debilitation points are examined in the synthesis is achieved as planets and signs are compared and contrasted with each other.

8 Classes - 6 Assignments and two calls  
Topics Covered:
Week 1. General Planetary Attributes - Sun/Leo - Moon/Cancer are discussed. Confidence, connection and family or childish displays and tantrums.
Week 2. Mars and Signs are discussed. Courage and discipline or anger and hostility.
Week 3. Mercury and His Signs are discussed. Skill and flexibility or mindless stimulation and trivia.
Week 4. Jupiter and His Signs are discussed. Meaning and hope or 
Week 5. Venus and Her Signs - The Seductive one enchants us all
Week 6. Saturn and His Signs - The Old man - the bringer of wisdom and truth - Keeping it real
Module 3 - Houses, Nodes, Etc
You will learn the secret power and connection in the astrology houses. You will learn several important frameworks such as how "one thing leads to another", how each house is the culmination of the previous house and the origin point of the following house. You will also learn the powerful frameworks related to the four aims of life: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha - and how these lessons culminates and evolve through body, mind and spirit.

Also, we will unpack the lunar nodes, and start to approach helps use them in the astrology chart. Also, we will begin to look at more important astronomical phenomena such as combustion and retrograde.

This module is in preparation for the purely "Vedic" methods. The course until this time has been largely teaching universal principles, that are common to all astrology systems. Beginning with module for we pitted into the purely Vedic methods.

8 Classes - 6 Assignments and two calls  
Topics Covered
Week 1 - Astrology Houses 1 through 4 Examined in Detail. The unfolding of Self and those Anchoring Processes 
Week 2 - Astrology Houses 5-8 Examined in Detail. The unfolding of relationship with others and the Anchoring Processes
Week 3 - Houses 9 -12 Examined in Detail. The unfolding of our relations to the universe and the Anchoring Processes
Week 4 - Rahu and Ketu Examined in Detail (an overview). See Rahu / Ketu Course for More Detail.
Week 5 - Anchoring Conditions: Combustion and Retrograde Examined in Detail. Anchoring Techniques w/ Houses
Week 6 - Review and Application of Universal Astrology 1 and 2

Module 4 - Vedic Astrology Methods 1
Only now that we begin approaching the purely "Vedic" methods. At this point the course starts to get more complicated as you will actually learn how to do the calculations for planetary dignity. You will also start to learn the complex and subtle rules for house lordship.

Also, we spend several weeks integrating Nakshatra's into your astrological understanding. But we go further than just rote memorization. You're taught how to actually use a Nakshatra's in chart analysis, by redoubling our efforts on the deities of the Nakshatra's and what do they trigger in their dasa cycles.

In addition, we start getting into planetary aspects and yogas. These two very important functional aspects of Vedic astrology begin to prepare us for actual chart analysis.

8 Classes - 6 Assignments and two calls  
Topics Covered
Week 1 -Planetary Dignity - 
Week 1- Planets as House Rulers - 
Week 1- Nakshatras 1 
Week 1- Nakshatras 2
Week 1- Planetary Aspects  
Week 1- Important Yogas  

Module 5 - Vedic Astrology Methods 2
In this module you will learn more advanced applications of yogas, and how to apply them within the structure of the dashas, in conjunction with planetary transits. In addition we will begin to apply the same principles in a harmonic charts and explore more advanced concepts and yogas, such as Vipareet Raja Yogas - Neecha Banga Yogas.

In many ways, this module is preparing for the level II certification course as well. There is a lot of practice and integration of the earlier modules as we look toward level two.

8 Classes - 6 Assignments and two calls  
Topics Covered
Week 1 - Vimshottari Dasa Overview
Week 2 - Character and Dasa Case Study
Week 3 - Additional Important Yogas
Week 4 - Vipareet Raja Yogas - Neecha Banga Yogas
Week 5 - Harmonic Chart Studies
Week 6 - Transits and Triggering of Karmas

 


Sam offers great explanations of the planets, houses and signs and the classes build well upon each other. Though I've been studying jyotish for 6+ years, this course is helping my knowledge to solidify. I am especially happy with how the homework assignments challenge me to integrate all of the previous weeks' studying, not just the current material. It was great to have the introductory class on Vedic science and philosophy, which Sam explained very well.
~ Somya

Sam's astrology certification is incredible, not only is it affordable I am constantly elated by Sam's quality and passion for this work. I started studying about a year ago and although I have studied before it has helped me have a stronger grasp of the basics, ensuring a much stronger foundation to stand on for in depth understanding. I would definitely recommend the course. Thank you Sam!
~ Kurt Huerta

This certification course in VedicAstrology is an excellent course to gain deep and solid knowledge in astrology. The course is well planned and easy to follow. Sam is an articulate teacher and his teachings are well researched and backed with experience. His explanations are detailed and with examples. I have not only gained knowledge in the field of astrology, but I have also grown as a person along with understanding the planets and its effects on us. I would definitely recommend this course as it explains astrology by connecting us with reality. 
~ Geeta Ramakrishnan

I have found Sam's astrology certification class to be effective and beneficial. It has exceeded my expectations and i have been very surprised that the depth of information that is available about the Vedas. As a teacher Sam is amazing in his ability to teach the important facts yet relate real life cituation into the program. The main thinks I have learned is the Anchoring Process with all the planets throught the signs. Also my writting is more consise thanks to Sams encouragement. Even though I have studied the planets and signs before I feel I have a much better understanding and level of mastery. I would definitely recommend the course because I look forward to these classes and Sams work and being a student when available to me. 
~ Wende Goodman 

 

 


4 KILLER BONUSES - Available Immediately 
2 Live Calls with Sam and 36 Hours from 3 of my most popular Video Courses

An $840.00 Value  + More than 
50 Hours of Classes in the Certification Course.


#1 Quantum Vedic Astrology Course


  Value: $840.00 - 12 hours at $40.00 hour 


#2 Yoga / Vedic Astrology Weekend
In this 12 hour course immersion, you will learn how to live in harmony with your deeper cosmic nature everyday. You will learn how your life can be improved by Vedic astrology, regardless of your current level of understanding. You will take a deep dive into the universal principles in Yoga and how those same principles migrate to its sister science of Vedic astrology. Both sciences come from the same pool of knowledge. Yoga is the science designed to keep us in harmony with our deeper nature by bringing more skill and precision through ritual, postures and breath awareness. Vedic astrology is the science of time, timing and our place in the cosmos.

We’ll discuss the evolutionary process of all planetary forces (the beings of light). We will also discuss how the planets “feel” (astrology signs) and how that intelligence and thought translates into action (houses).

Astrological timing will also be demonstrated, so you know how to stay in tune with these forces every day.
We will also discuss how the planets “feel” (astrology signs) and how that intelligence and thought translates into action (houses). Astrological timing will also be demonstrated, so you know how to stay in tune with these forces every day. Studying astrology is not about boring math calculations or dry formulas. It is about studying the living forces of life.

You Will Learn: 
~ Elevating Relationship love – from imbalance to equality and respect.
~ Why “anger” is just discipline in disguise, and what to do about it.
~ The key to remaining consistent and confident in your career and life.
~ The deepest challenge you face as an (INSERT YOUR ASTROLOGY SIGN).
~ How to juggle belief and hope with facts and Scientific proof.
~ How to get more discrimination and bust through communication problems distortions.
~ The Evolution of (birth) family connections into our “family of choice”. ~ The evolution of Self through Body, Mind and Spirit (3 Gunas).
~ How and why our sense of Self-worth directly determine our income. ~ How changing diapers is directly related to having a life partner.
~ How to transform fear into strength. No growth is possible without this. ~ The creative quality of confusion. Why does God want us confused?
~ Much more.

Value: $360.00 - 12 hours @ $30.00 / Hour 

#3 Nodes Retreat From Tulum, Mexico

We Studied The Lunar Nodes in Depth for Four Days in Mayan Country and During the November 13, 2012 Eclipse.

"Untangle your deepest karmic knots at this most auspicious and transformative time (for Self-realization). "

Get a greater understanding of the Nodal Axis in your chart and find more creative ways to harness the hidden cosmic power they bring.
Learn a few powerful healing approaches that "release the serpent" and that includes specific remedies for each retreat participant AND YOU.

  1. Learn how the nodes work astrologically, affecting your mind and emotions

  2. Learn how the Nodes create obsessions in certain areas of life, including yours!

  3. Learn how the Nodes influence each planet and how you are likely obsessed over things like:

  4. Power, Co-dependency, Winning, Stimulation, Sex, Fear - We talked about all of these obsessive / compulsive tendencies and how the planets are the living forces in our mind. 

Learn how different areas of your life are affected, based on the House Axis occupied by the Nodes.  For instance:

  1. The 1/7 Axis creates imbalances in relationships, either selfishness or selflessness

  2. The 2/8 Axis creates imbalances with money and values, either greediness or poverty  

  3. The 3/9 Axis creates imbalances with ideas and beliefs, either blind faith or atheism

  4. The 4/10 Axis creates imbalances with emotions and duty, either immaturity or power trips

  5. The 5/11 Axis creates imbalances with personal creativity and public recognition.

  6. The 6/12 Axis creates imbalances with facing unpleasantness and/or escaping from the world 

  7. You are totally self-absorbed and unbalanced in a certain are of life. 

Find out:

  1. What you are hiding from others (AND worst - yourself!). This is really important if you are to release the obsessive grip of the Nodes on your mind.

  2. Hear each of the five participants get greater clarity of their nodal axis, in real time.

  3. After you hear this, you can apply this to your life - as all possible combinations of the Nodal Axis is covered. 

Value: $480.00 - 16 hours @ $30.00 / Hour 

#4 - 2 Personal - Check-in Calls with Sam 
Even though you have unlimited access to me online, there is nothing like a personal phone call to help reinforce the connection, and make sure you are on track. I added this feature to the Certification course in 2013 and it really helped to keep everyone on the same page.  We will have 2, 15 minute check-in calls. But usually the class go longer.

Value: $100.00

Get This Program If:

You love astrology You want authentic Vedic classes 
You are feeling stuck with your studies and need to go deeper. You resonate with how I explain things & appreciate one, solid voice.
You are an Astrologer or student, even a Western astrologer. You practice Ayurveda and want to help your clients even more 
You want to better articulate what you "already know" in astrology You want to know how astrology is  related to Ayurveda and Yoga 
You need help navigating all of the endless details in Vedic astrology. You have been interested in studying, but found the courses too expensive

Don't Get This Program If:

You are not that interested in astrology. It is just a hobby.  You like astrology as it relates to your sign, but not much else. 
You don't really see astrology as a valuable, spiritual science. You are a top-shelf astrologer with very little to learn from me.
You already have mastered Vedic Sciences and practices. You have a great career, relationship and do not need astrology for help.
You always do things at the perfect time and do not need help.   You never have doubts about what to do and how to handle people. 
You think it is too expensive or can't afford it.   You truly "don't have time" (literally 2-3 hours per week, at your leisure). 

Why is this program different?

21st Century Learning Model
If you were to hire me to teach you privately, I would give you the exact same lesson plans, in the exact same order that you are getting in this course. Yet, how much would it cost you to hire me to be your personal tutor?  I will tell you that answer, at least 100.00 / hour. I will be putting in at least 70 hours on your behalf - which means even at half the rate, these classes are worth at least $3,500.00 realistically. 

Technology allows us to accomplish the same thing, with online video and communities, the same information, personalization and attention to detail is possible - and I am able to pass on enormous saving to you. 

Mentorship and One Consistent Voice 
Vedic astrology and all ancient, dharmic cultures have a tradition of personal mentorship that has been broken in this modern era, due to "organization sponsored" online learning. Although it may seem fun and exciting to get a lot of different viewpoints while learning, more often than not a "too many cooks spoil the stew" metaphor applies - as teachers are at different levels of expertise and use different approaches. 

The "one teacher this week, another teacher the following week" idea may be good for the teachers, but the students are often bewildered about who to listen to. If you have learned from my free videos and courses, let me take you through the whole system. 

Community, Forum and Live Class Combination 
This revolutionary learning model actually  Improves the One on One Teacher / Student experience  - at least for the introductory / initiatory classes, I truly believe it is an improvement. Here is why. 
1. The video class allows you to look me directly in the eye, as I teach in an uninterrupted flow, and it allows you to rewind my direct transmission as many times as you need in order to understand.
2. After digesting these direct transmissions and pondering them, THEN you get to ask questions in the forum, just using the typed word. You also get to see the questions and conversations of others, and me answering them AND you can also answer and engage in the forum yourself - which gives you confidence to speak about these things (something that would not happen if it were just you and I together. 
3. Then after a few weeks of video and forum we convene for live calls to discuss what may still be confusing. 

Material Taught at the Correct Pace
We have all been there before. We go to a conference, take in 6 classes in a day and then we do not remember anything we learned because it was just too much information. Our mind needs time to digest the information we gather, and reflect upon it - or else it will not get integrated. This weekly online learning format allows you to learn in a natural way - so you are not overwhelmed. Homework assignments and constant dialogue in the forum also keeps you up to date and makes sure your questions get answered. 

More Affordable - More Accountable
I am an independent teacher and practitioner - not an "organization" so I do not have any loyalties to anyone but you, the student. I do not have any teachers I need to pay or overhead to maintain / secretaries to pay (actually I do, but I am able to handle that). The bottom line is this. I run my business very efficiently, so I am able to keep things lean and pass those savings on to you. 

This also means that I am more available, accessible and accountable to you at every turn. You are studying with me, dealing with me as if we were neighbors. This is how I see it. I always ask myself "is there a way that I can make this more affordable, easier and better for the students", and when I find a way, I just do it - rather than having to slough through the bureaucracy of an organization. 


Ok So Let's Add up the  Real Value 

It is really easy to lose sight of how much value is being passed along, so I decided to break it down for you - mainly based on how much of my time you are getting and the value of that. 

As I said before, this is exactly the same material I would be teaching you if you hired me to be your private tutor. And as I said, I actually feel like this online model is even superior to private tutoring, because you get to see others asking questions and you also get to engage with others. 

I have estimated the hourly rate to be $40.00 / hour - but it would actually be 100.00 / hour for private tutelage AND in that case you do not get the benefit of everyone else's input.     

You Get Value Your Benefits
Approx. 40 hours of raw course time - including videos and calls. Better than private coaching $2000.00 
(@50.00/hour
I charge 200/ hr for private)  
Direct, hands on authentic teaching - conveniently given. It has been proven and validated
16 + hours conference calls 
with Sam
$1600.00
(@100.00/hour - low ball figure)
Ongoing care and attention to make sure you are learning the lessons
14 hours answering your forum questions and posts for the duration - estimated 1/2 per week.  $560.00
(@40.00/hour - low ball figure)
Ongoing care and attention to make sure you are learning the lessons
7 hours of time grading your homework - estimated @ 15 minutes per week of class  $280.00
(@40.00/hour - real low ball figure)
Ongoing care and attention to make sure you are learning the lessons
MY TIME SPENT ON: 
Written Course Manuals
(2 hours per week X 28 weeks = 56 hours) 
$560.00
(@10.00/hour - real low ball figure)
Professional reference manuals that you can refer to whenever you need. 
MY TIME SPENT ON:
Editing / Producing / Uploading Videos - 2 hours creation time per week 
$1120.00
(@20.00/hour - real low ball figure)
You get to watch them over and over again - as much as you need forever!  
MY TIME SPENT ON: 
Producing audio versions for you to listen to (1 hour each week)  
$560.00
(@20.00/hour - real low ball figure)
You can listen to the classes on your ipod or other mobile devices. 
  BONUSES  
Yoga / Astrology Course 
($360.00 @ 12 hrs)
Tulum Nodes Course
($480 @ 18 hrs)
Phone Calls With Sam
($100.00 USD
940.00
(@25.00/hour - real low ball figure)
Two full Courses with Video and Audio - Plus 2 one-on-one class with Sam  

Total Value - $7,620
(Using low ball estimates)

You Pay $897.00 Today

You Either See the Value or Not - But You Need to Act
(Space is Limited and The Price is Rising)

Register for FULL COURSE 
Begins September 21 

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You Get:

1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
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4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
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1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

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Here's How It Works: If you are really interested but not sure you can learn online, or something else like that, just give a try for the first three weeks and if for any reason you think it is not for you, I will give you your money back and we will still be friends. No problem, no questions asked.  100% Money Back Guaranteed. 

Why am I willing to make such a guarantee? 

Look, I've put my heart and soul into this, and frankly, I won't feel this is a success unless you enjoy it.

I want happy students, because I am committed to your success and I do not want people going forward if they are unhappy. 

I guarantee all of my work. I think everyone should. I have never had someone ask for their money back, but I understand you may be hesitant and I want to shoulder all of that burden for you. 

So really, go ahead and give it a try. But do not wait or there will not even be a slot for you. 

More testimonials:

Sam's Vedic astrology certification is adding a most exciting and fulfilling dimension to my other astrology knowledge because Sam brings in the depth and beauty and wisdom of the ancient Vedic chasers which ties in perfectly with my spiritual beliefs and practices. I am currently studying both traditional astrology which deeply respects karma theory, which I thorooughly enjoy and , and psychological astrology which I find very interesting but disagree with the fundamental precept of it that we are the creators of our own destiny. What I especially appreciate about Sam's course is that he makes the ancient scriptures utterly relevant in modern day through powerful reading of the horoscope. Karen James Golden Sun Astrologer www.goldensunastrology.com

 

Sam's style of teaching his Vedic Astrology certification course is uniquely different. Your journey with Sam will begin with a solid foundation of the origin of Jyotish and its deep roots within the Vedas. This is a rare opportunity for one to immerse their self into this beautiful spiritual science. Whether you're a novice or advanced student of Jyotish or the Vedas you will gain tremendous knowledge that will be invaluable to deepening your awareness and understanding of your karmic path and the journey of the soul. Whether you're goal is to become a professional Vedic Astrologer or to discover your true Self, Sam's certification course is for you! Come join Sam and interact with all of his students as we illuminate our lives. Blessings! Janet Scott (Meruputri)

 

I have been taking Sam's class and find it very thorough and comprehensive. I really find his methodology very user friendly. He sends a synopsis of the class ahead of time and gives an hour and a half lecture which can be listened to again and again. He also has us answer a questionaire every week which we can also use to gauge how we are doing. There is an interactive form for all of us to engage in if we so choose. He has taken his time to make sure that the fundamentals are well understood, so that we can build upon this structure. It is like math, if you learn the principles well, then you can easily work out the math, if not, then you are completely lost. This was the trouble with me in the past, that the teacher flew past the fundamentals in four or five classes and then beelined thru predictions and analysis. I am very pleased and intend to take the follow up to this course next year. I am very satisfied with the certification course so far and look forward to each new week as it unfolds. Thanks Sam. Jeanine Ligon

 

"I have only started my interest is Astrology a year and half ago, in my earnest to learn, I have purchased countless books, watched numerous videos and interacted in various forums to "get" Astrology. Although most of them did help me in getting a handle, it also created a lot of confusion as well. In short the puzzle of Astrology was vast and complex and I was having difficulties putting them together. While looking for a solution to this, I came upon Sam's website. I was intrigued by his approach to teach Astrology online. I took the leap of faith in signing up for the course and what a revelation its been. I was blown away by Sam's clear explanations and frameworks. The frameworks helped me understand and put in place the various puzzles that was swirling in my mind. His amazing ability to convey deep astrological principles in clear terms and demonstrating its application in charts further bolts down your understanding. I would definitely recommend his course to those who are looking for an authentic astrology guru who teaches this divine super science in an exciting format but absolutely anchored to its Vedic source."
Best regards - Tamil 

 

Before finding Sam Geppi, my seeking of Vedic Astrology knowledge was not providing me with any cohesiveness that allowed me to make any real sense of my chart. When I undertook Sam’s Level 1 Certification course, I was relieved to discover how well he structured the course, layer upon layer, so it all began to make sense to me. I had many ‘ah ha!’ moments along the way, gaining deeper and deeper understanding of myself and how my life was proceeding and how I could aspire to higher expressions of many aspects of my life. I could see where I was caught up in particular areas of my life and more importantly, how and what changes I could be undertaking to make the most of the opportunity to spiritually evolve as discovered in my chart.

As my understanding, skills and confidence grew, I was then able to assist my friends to understand parts of themselves and the potentialities that lay before them as shown in their charts.

I’m not a tech savvy person and that didn’t really matter as navigating Sam’s course site was easy and even though I achieved Level 1 Certification, I can still access my course material anytime.

The support from Sam as a teacher and his assistant teacher, Je! Craft, was always there. Our questions posted in the student forum were always answered. The live Conference Calls clarified points for me too, and the interaction there was very supportive.I found Sam’s teaching style worked well for me, the class manuals are clear, and the design of the homework questions, once answered, brought deeper understanding of that week’s class. In fact, the end of course Exam questions did the same for me and brought the whole course material together. I was so excited when I completed because I realized how easy Sam had made this to pull together and understand.

I highly recommend doing Level 1 Certification, even if its just to understand yourself at a deeper level. I’m looking forward to completing Level 2 Certification and to always bring a high quality chart reading to those who ask for my help as a Professional Vedic Astrologer.


Thank you Sam, I am deeply grateful for your inspiring teaching.

CoVianna Young. Level 1 Graduate from American Academy of Vedic Art and Science.

 

I have found Sam's certification course to be the best course on Vedic astrology I have taken. Sam's clarity in his teachings and breakdown of the these ancient principles makes understanding this complex and difficult subject attainable. Before Sam's classes I studied Jyotish because I liked it but I didn't think it was possible for me to become a professional astrologer as it was too hard for me to put it all together. Sam's style of teaching and layout of the modules has made me think that yes even I can read another persons chart. On this alone I would highly recommend the course, but there's even more reasons: the downloadable audios and manual as well. I can review, listen on my Iphone and read as often as I need to. I love taking classes in person so I didn't think I would have the motivation to do this course but I found that I do and being able to review the videos and audios over and over is a big help. Plus there is an active forum and Sam will answer your questions there for real. Thank you Sam for decoding Jyotish for the 21st century.

 

I found this astrology certification course to be very helpful and useful. Sam is an excellent teacher and I found his classes very clear and profound, and interesting and stimulating at the same time. Even though I studied before I defintely recomand this course for all serious astrology students and also spiritual seekers that wants to explore in depth this fascinating ancient Vedic Science

 

As a teacher Sam is very organized clear and conscise and did I mention humorous. This makes following and understanding the teachings very easy and entertaining. But what I like the most is Sam's teaching is grounded in vedanta. The very backbone of vedic astrology. Nick

 

For me, it is more than "just" astrology class. It is the whole teaching about life, every single aspect of it. Amazing and magical, at the same time. Thank you, Sam. Iva, Croatia

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1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

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1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

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in 30 Days

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You Get:

1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

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I Have a few parting Questions For You:

Have you been studying astrology or Vedic astrology for years - long enough to have mastered it, but still get really tongue tied when you see a chart and try to explain it? 
Do you tell yourself, "yeah I understand that (astrology concept)", but I just can't put it into words", when you try to explain something to a friend. Yet deep down you know you are lying to yourself?,.. and that you really DON'T understand.  
Do you secretly wish that you could be an astrologer, or make a living helping people where astrological counseling played a major part in it? 
Do you believe you are a "Spiritual Person", paying attention to things that promote personal growth and goodness. Yet you lack a formal structure to your spiritual practices and think becoming more focused about your "undisciplined" astrology studies would really help? 

Do you feel a certain jealousy when you hear some  astrologers speak, feeling that you actually understand it better - but know you lack a system and the technical skills that could allow you to organize all of your information together. 
Do you see yourself as a spiritual guide to others? Are you naturally in that role - and not getting paid for it. Instead you work a job that just makes you money, but there is no passion in it and your wisdom is not helping others as much as it could?
Are you afraid that time is passing you by, and you will not realize your spiritual potential in this lifetime - and you see how understanding astrology could really help you realize that purpose better (and help others understand their purpose too) ?  
Are you a healer already, such as a yoga teacher, or massage therapist, or energy worker - and secretly wish you had the skills to understand your clients even better and how you could actually charge more for your services if you understood their cycles better?
Do you feel a constant connection to the Universe and feel that you are actually a composite of universal wisdom - just under the illusion of separateness - and that learning astrology is one of the best ways (if not the best way) to reconnect to your full celestial nature?  
Did you know that in the ancient, wise past - all educated people learned astrology? Knowing this do you feel it is your duty to learn it also, and share this wisdom with others. 
Do you feel that the knowledge of astrology could benefit your life in all areas - relationships and career - and helping your loved ones?,.. But think it is just too complicated to learn? (Actually it is not). 
Have you thought of studying astrology formally before, but thought it was just too complicated and expensive? 


If you answered yes
 to any of these questions - or even several of them - then please consider getting trained - as what I have written here could change your life - Really, Because  Studying Astrology Has Changed MY Life!

Register for FULL COURSE 
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You Get:

1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

$ 897.00
Paid in Full Now

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You Get:

1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

 $475.00
Charge #1 Today #2 
in 30 Days

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You Get:

1. 28 Weeks of Master Classes taught at your convenience through online video and audio
2. Exclusive Members Only Online Forum
3. Unlimited Access to Sam and his Senior teachers
4. Ongoing Conference Calls
5. Homework - Graded
6. Two personal Calls with Sam to make sure you are on track 
7. 2 Awesome Bonus Classes

TOTAL VALUE: $7, 620 USD

 $249.00
4 Charges every 30 days