Dennis Harness PhD – Vedic Workshop

Saturday & Sunday Jun  17th & 18th 2017


Special Time: Friday June 16th, 7 pm Evening Lecture:
Eastern and Western Traditions:  Unity in Diversity 

Come and explore the common threads as well as the differences between tropical and sidereal astrology. Dr. Harness will help us navigate through the paradox of blending the two systems while honoring their unique approaches. He will also introduce us to Vedic Astrology and its history, philosophy and application to the Western world.  (Friday Lecture is included with workshop package- $8 for members and $10 for guests)

Workshop: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

The Nakshatras:  The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

This workshop will explore the deeper meanings of the twenty-seven nakshatras of the ancient Vedic zodiac. Nakshatra means, “that which does not decay” reflecting the primordial nature of the lunar mansions that further define the rashi or sign constellations. The practical and symbolic implications of the nakshatras are clearly embedded in many of the key elements of jyotish. The lecture will include a slide presentation to reveal the predictive techniques, myths,deities and powerful symbols of the lunar mansions and their relevance to the modern world.

Workshop: Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Jyotish for Jyotish Astrologers

This interactive workshop, Dr, Harness will explore the use of the nakshatras in Electional Astrology (Muhurtha), Tara Bala, and Relationship Compatibility. We will also examine the Vedic charts of workshop participants to demonstrate the application of the nakshatra symbolic meanings in natal chart analysis. Please send Dr. Harness your birth data in advance so each participant will have their Vedic natal chart for the workshop.

About Dennis Harness, PhD

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology.  For more than 25 years, Dr. Harness has studies both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology.   He presents workshops on Vedic astrology and Transpersonal Psychology throughout the world.  He is the author of The Naskshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, which is published by Lotus Press.  Dr. Harness is currently working on a new book titled The Karmic Code:  The Predictive Planetary Periods of Vedic Astrology.

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., P.O. Box 2149, Sedona, AZ 86339, Phone: (928) 282-6595 E-mail: Website

Membership discounts will be offered to members of AOMA students,  the Astrological Society of Austin, the Astrological Society of North Texas, and the Houston Astrological Society.

ASA recommends the Holiday Inn Express Hotel for closeness but the pricing can be high. Cheaper hotels are located near I35 and Ben White (Hwy 71).    Their address is and phone is . Online booking is

Full Workshop (Fri nite, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm)
$250 for Early Members
$275 for Early Non-members
Single Day
$150  Early (Either)

AFTER June 12th
Full Workshop
$315 Members
$350 Non-members
Single Day (Either)
$155  Members
$175  Non-members

Cancellations after June 12th  will incur a 25% cancellation fee.


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Early Registration Before Jun 11th



The Beginner Tobey System of Astrology Workshop

Coming November 2018

Diane Clarke and Naomi C Bennett, instructors

Intermediate Class is Saturday and Sunday         10am-5pm

Meet the Instructors on Friday, March 24th 7:30 pm  at Naomi’s House  $5

This is a two part class that is designed to bring a beginner student up to the level of chart interpretation quickly. It can be a big leap from learning the fundamentals of astrology to being able to interpret a chart into personality characteristics or to begin to predict current or future events. Early Bird Pricing is $90 for each day.

Saturday and Sunday is dedicated to chart interpretation by using angles, signs and houses. It can be daunting to take these elements and combine them into a narrative. Last time we used student charts to interpret planets in signs, add the nature of the house, and then add the aspects to build an interpretation model using the Tobey System. Now we will look at charts for relationship interpretation, and build predictive models using transits and progressions. Add to this the hidden aspects of declination and the use of planetary nodes to give a fuller, rounded out interpretation that modifies a standardized reading. These additional elements increase accuracy.

The prior workshop last November covered the basic design of how astrology is structured using the Tobey System. Astrology is a form of mathematical design that is present in all life forms. Planets, Signs, Houses and Aspects all follow principles based on design. Naomi presented how these parts of astrology fit perfectly into a integrated pattern that few astrology books present. The Tobey System is unique in that the psychological motivations that drive behavior are clearly driven by our past and the need to push ourselves into the future. Few astrology teachers understand or teach the underlying driving forces that shape behavior. Even if a student has already studied the basics of astrology, there will be a fresh and new perspective given on how to approach a chart from a psychological point of view. Two textbooks are included in the class tuition along with handouts for future study and reference. We will use student charts for examples and discussion so bring your birth data.

It can get complicated but Naomi and Diane have over four decades of leading students into a quick mastery of combining these layers into a narrative of interpretation. This is an interactive structure so be ready to speak up and share. Handouts will be given for reference.

This will be held at Naomi Bennett’s home at 1303 Kittansett Cove, Austin, Tx 78746. Bring your lunch box. Coffee and water will be provided.

After March 23th the cost is $100 for each day or $200 total Please RSVP since class is limited to 12. Payment by cash, check or Paypal. Send an email to Naomi at to RSVP since attendance is limited to 12.

Early Bird Prepay for Saturday, Sunday or Both

Early Bird