Course program Basic Professional

Program of Jyotish Basic “Professional” Course

Preparatory lesson

Introduction to the Parampara (the chain of discipleship succession), which includes the Jyotish Academy, its prominent founder, astrologer C.N. Rao and his famous student Mark Boney, who in turn is the Jyotish Guru of Sergey Alexandrovich Shleenkov.

Mystical and at the same time practical role of the planets in our destiny. Brief structure of the Vedic scriptures and the place of the divine science of Jyotish in it. Zodiac and natal chart as the basic tool of astrologer and astropsychologist.

3 short video lessons


Lessons 1-4

Cosmic hierarchy. Introduction to the planets. Signs and Nakshatras. Signs and planets. Ruling the signs. Position of the planets in the signs.

Overview of the planets, their nature and qualities.

Basic important knowledge about the structure of the horoscope and the nature of the planets, which will form the basis of all further study. From the very first lessons, we learn to think about the qualities of the planets and their power, depending on their position in the sign. We are introduced to the more subtle concept of Nakshatras and the planetary office. The lesson contains detailed instruction on how to correctly build a natal chart.

4 video lessons and 8 small practical exercises to consolidate skills.


Lessons 5-7

Parivartana Yoga: sign exchange as the most important source of power. Additional power through Nakshatra exchange.

We continue to explore the sources of planetary power and we are introduced to an important combination in the charts – Parivartana Yoga. Practical training sessions help solidify the basic skills of finding this combination. We lay the foundation for further work with charts analysis.

3 video lessons and 4 practical exercises to consolidate skills.


Lessons 8-10

Temporary friends and enemies. Neecha Bhanga: compensation for the planets in debilitation. Avasthas: age and result of the planets. Strength and weakness.

Gandanta: the special point that brings the most powerful transformations.

We continue to study the power of the planets in signs and add the concept of temporary relations of planets. We learn how to find the cancellation of a planet’s debilitation. Introducing a new source of power – the concept of “age” of a planet. Identify the planets in Gandanta – a special zone of karmic tasks. The lesson contains a video analysis of homework.

3 video lessons and 4 short practical exercises to consolidate skills.


Lessons 11-13

Combustion, or how the close proximity of the planets to the Sun affects them. Planetary war. Victory or defeat? Consequences of a planetary war.

Introduce the concept of combustion and how it affects planetary power. Practice the skill of identifying combust planets. Continuing the theme: Graha Yuddha or a planetary war. We learn the concepts on the example of charts of famous people and parse the homework in the video lesson.

2 video lessons and 1 video homework analysis.


Lessons 14-16

Divisional charts as a tool for a deeper understanding of the horoscope. Navamsa, the most important and unique divisional chart. Vargottama position: improving the natural qualities of the planets.

Introduction to the most important tool in Jyotish – divisional charts. Practical work with the most significant of them – Navamsa. Learn to find additional sources of planets’ power with the help of Navamsa. We study the concept of Vargottama as a deep potential of the planet.

3 video lessons, the lesson contains a practical video analysis of the charts.


Lessons 17-19

The favorability and power of the planets. Sambandha: the interrelationship or cooperation of the planets. Graha Drishti: how the planets cast their gaze. Phases of the Moon, determining auspiciousness and strength. Position of the Moon.

We add the concept of auspiciousness to the power of the planets and learn how the planets can influence each other. We define aspects of the planets in practice. Introduction to the basic concept of Sambandha or the mutual connection of the planets, which forms the basis for the entire course. We learn to determine the power and auspiciousness of the Moon, an important planet in Jyotish.

3 video lessons, the lesson contains a practical video analysis of the charts.


Lessons 20-22

Kartari: favorable and unfavorable environment. Retrograde: cardinal changes and karmic workouts. Practical application.

We are getting to the fundamental concept of the houses of the horoscope, which will greatly expand our understanding of the natal chart. Get to know the qualities of the houses and deepen your knowledge of the various Lagnas. We learn the concept of favorable and unfavorable environments, and use chart examples to analyze their meaning. We study the characteristics of retrograde planets and their influence on different areas of life.

3 video lessons with theory and practice.


Lessons 23-25

Dig Bala: the special position of the planets and power in direction. The 4 goals of life. Personality psychology: introvert-extrovert. Individualist-collectivist.

Let’s learn another source of power – Dig Bala and its features for each planet. We get acquainted with the ancient system of life goals. Learn to determine whether a person is introverted or extroverted by factors in the chart. This lesson is very practical and will immediately deepen your understanding of yourself and your loved ones. At the end of the lesson, a bonus lesson – presentation on “The Ethics of an Astrologer” – awaits you. We’ll talk more about ethics at the end of the course.

3 video lessons with a practical breakdown of the topics and the lesson-presentation “The Ethics of an Astrologer”.


Lessons 26-28

Raja Yogas. Power and status in the chart. Parivartana Yoga. Viparita Raja Yoga. Power and status through suffering and hardship.

We begin to learn Yogas – important combinations for proper horoscope analysis and predictive techniques in the future. We get acquainted with Raja Yogas that give position and status. Deepen the concept of Parivartana Yoga, known since the beginning of the course.

3 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

At this stage we start studying Jyotish psychology and look at the passed topics from a new angle. The lessons are as practical as possible, so you will be able to apply all the techniques learned in them right away. Each lesson contains homework with detailed answers. The analysis algorithm and the color tables will help you to orient yourself in the acquired knowledge and to create a detailed psychological portrait of a person according to the natal chart: nature and character, deep motives and predestination.


Lesson 1

Meanings of the Zodiac signs. Prominence of a sign gives the characteristics of a personality.

The key to understanding personality through the prominence of a particular sign. From the first lesson you will be able to characterize a person by associating 5-6 qualities with them. Repeat and deepen the meanings of the signs.


Lesson 2

Signs and elements. We learn to identify person’s basic character.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of the elements and its practical application in life. You will also learn to determine the personality type, corresponding to them by 70-80%, adding to the first 5-6 qualities another 15-20 that quite accurately characterize the person. The lesson gives a deeper understanding of a person’s character and his or her dominant traits.


Lessons 29-30

Will there be status if the planet is in debilitation? Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga. Will you become famous? Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga.

We continue our introduction to Yogas: the amazing Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga, that grants status despite the planet’s debilitation. The five Yogas of great personality and their manifestation in life.

2 video lessons with practical chart parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 3

Signs. Male and female principle. How to use it in practice?

The balance of male and female qualities of personality, extroversion and introversion from a new perspective. Compatibility of people on the basis of the male and female principle, analysis of paired charts. The lesson gives a broader view of the relationship between a Man and a Woman and harmony in it.


Lesson 4

Signs and Varnas. The motive of a person and how to determine it with a natal chart.

We continue the introduction to Varnas, the cornerstone of understanding person’s nature and their true underlying motives. The lesson gives a technique on how to identify the dominant and secondary Varnas, their specific qualities and inclinations. How to follow the right path in search of one’s destiny. The table showing what people of different Varnas think, look like, and act like will help. After this lesson, the subject of Varnas will be practical and workable for you.


Lessons 31-32

Will you be rich or prosperity and poverty in the chart. Dhana and Daridra Yoga. Health of a native, why there are problems. Arishta Yoga.

Exploring the combinations related to wealth and poverty and assessing the potency of a native’s prosperity. Getting to know Arishta Yoga, an unfavorable combination for health.

2 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 5

Signs and Gunas: the fundamental energies of the material world. How to see person’s qualities in the horoscope.

We learn how to determine the propensity for a particular Guna in the birth chart and understand which qualities of personality can be changed quickly and easily and which will require a lot of work. The lesson invites you to make a conscious personal choice in favor of the Guna of goodness, describing the qualities, motives, and fruits of all Gunas. It describes the opportunities for this in the “Jyotish Academy” project.


Lesson 6

Signs and cumulative analysis. Practice.

The lesson is devoted to practicing the acquired knowledge. We learn how to connect the combination of factors into a complete picture using the step-by-step analysis algorithm. Practical video lessons: 46 and 26 minutes. This lesson includes an instructional guide to the free bank of celebrity charts.


Lesson 33

Combinations of success in the horoscope. Graha Yogas.

We conclude the topic with a study of Graha Yogas – planetary combinations that bring success, achievement, personal strength, wealth or learning. For keen students, we offer an additional webinar on the topic.

1 video lesson with a practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 7

Planets and their basic meanings. Planets and roles. Ruling the signs.

We repeat the basic characteristics of the planets that we studied in the very first lessons. We study the positive and negative qualities of the planets as personalities. The lesson teaches how to connect the strength or weakness of a planet’s position with its specific qualities based on a handy chart and biographical facts.


Lesson 8

An expanded version of the planets’ meanings in specific signs.

An in-depth session for “advanced users” or those wishing to study the course for a professional purpose. The material is also understandable for beginners – in this lesson you can adjust the amount of new knowledge yourself.


Lessons 34-36

Sources of planetary power. Shadbala or “Six powers”. Vimshopaka Bala and Ashtakavarga: effectiveness of the planets.

We get acquainted with additional sources of planetary power and their calculation systems. We learn how to estimate the cumulative power of a planet to accurately determine its results.

3 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 9

Natural pests and benefactors. The waning and waxing Moon. Major and special aspects, their significance and manifestation in the chart. Two types of conjunction.

The lesson provides an opportunity to broaden understanding of the topic of aspects. Analysis of special aspects of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and their different meanings in terms of Jyotish psychology. Deepen our understanding of the theme of natural benefics and malefics.


Lessons 37-38

Temporary beneficiaries and malefics. On the importance of ruling the houses. How a benefactor planet can become a pest and vice versa.

We expand the understanding of nature of the planets and determine their temporary status by ruling the houses. Combining permanent and temporary statuses, we learn to draw conclusions about the beneficial or malignant influence of a planet on different areas of life. Putting the topic into practice will make chart analysis more complete.

3 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 10

The exchange of signs is the most important source of power and energy exchange.

Practical work: with the help of the chart, we learn how to connect the qualities of the planets and understand how energy exchange occurs in Parivartana Yoga. A test for the lesson also invites you to consolidate this topic by developing your astrological thinking skills.


Lesson 11

Nakshatras. Sources of power: one’s own Nakshatra and Nakshatra exchange.

Another approach to remembering Nakshatras. Reflecting on the exchange of energies – qualities of the planets. Examples of how Sambandhas are manifested in life on charts of specific people.


Lessons 39-40

House from house. Secondary houses for a particular house. Chandra Lagna. The workings of the past and the desires of a native.

Introduction to the concept of secondary houses, another tool for accurate chart analysis. The importance of the Moon in Jyotish and the practical application of the Chandra Lagna. A glimpse into the native’s past experiences.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 12

Avasthas: states of the planets. Why don’t I want to do it? Age of the planets. From the child to the dying one. Mrityu Avastha: the cause of reluctance to act. Gandanta: a special karmic knot. What are the chances of untangling it?

A simplified formula for remembering a planet’s power in Avasthas. Practical examples illustrate exactly how Avasthas and Gandanta manifest themselves in life. The class provides an opportunity to accurately understand the “behavior” of the planet in one’s own chart and to discover new things about oneself. A bonus of the lesson – psychological methods of correction of negative moments in the horoscope.


Lesson 13

Retrograde: karmic debts. Why are we like this?

The lesson helps you identify the global task or purpose of the soul in this incarnation and better learn the themes of retrograde. You will learn how to connect Avasthas and Atmakaraka to understand the latent motives, problems and desires of an individual. AK is located in Bala and Mrityu Avastha. What is the difference? What if the Atmakaraka is Lagnesh or the Moon? The lesson provides an opportunity to understand the spiritual lesson of a native, their karmic tasks.


Lessons 41-42

Dashas or periods. Vimshottari Dasha: the queen of all Dashas. Dasha Lagna. What events can happen in a certain period of a native’s life.

We come to one of the most interesting topics of the course – the periods of the planets. We get acquainted with Vimshottari Dasha and the technique of assessing the potential of a planetary period. We study the topic in practice with the help of past events.

2 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 14

Navamsa: the chart of good fortune. Vargottama. Source of power and talents to be developed. Pushkara Navamsa. Source of power and prosperity potential in the chart.

The lesson introduces new concepts in Jyotish – the sources of power of the planets that can dramatically change a person’s destiny, provided that this potential is used for spiritual purposes. What if we only have to ask? When blessings work. Navamsa is the good fortune chart. This lesson gives a simple way to see if a person will get everything easily or if they will have to work hard.


Lesson 15

The power of the planets. Shadbala: uniting all the powers. Vimshopaka Bala: will there be much positivity? Ashtakavarga: will there be support?

The lesson will present a unique way to calculate the power of a planet based on all the studied factors in the horoscope. The calculation will allow you to understand exactly which planet is the strongest and weakest in the horoscope, which in turn will give an understanding through which qualities to the person will come successes and failures. You will learn how to assemble the pieces of the puzzle into a complete picture. The lesson contains a mathematically sound author’s method by S.A. Shleenkov to calculate the power of the planets.


Lessons 43-44

Transits of the planets. Star chart at the current moment. Double transit: prediction technique. Sade Sati. Problematic period or a chance for spiritual growth.

We learn to apply the technique of double transit to understand why an event occurred at a particular time. We gain a basis for future predictive techniques. Debunking the myths of Sade Sati.

2 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 16

Ascendant or Lagna: the basis of a person’s character.

This lesson brings us back to the subject of analyzing a person’s character through the signs, from which we have deviated by shifting our gaze to the power of the planets. Now, knowing how to determine planetary power, we will be able to look at some of the borderline values differently. It will become clearer why out of two equal values, one still dominates. You’ll see how compatibility works through relationship examples, and you’ll get a very powerful rare mantra for harmonizing relationships.


Lesson 17

Planets in the ascendant give their qualities (Gunas) to the personality. Deepening the technique of Varnas (motives and goals) and Gunas (qualities). Shubbha and Papa Kartari Yoga.

This session will give insight into how the planets that enter or aspect Lagna bestow their qualities (Gunas) on the personality. New insights into the subject of Varnas and Gunas. Favorable and unfavorable environment: a special combination.


Lessons 45-46

Upayas, or how to correct one’s Karma. Correction methods. The overall power of the horoscope. Where to begin a chart analysis.

The main theme of Jyotish answers the question: how to harmonize the negative influences of the planets and become happy? The lesson opens the topic and gives effective authoritative methods of correction. We assemble the astrological puzzle and assess the overall power of the horoscope.

2 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Jyotish Psychology

Lesson 18

What are the results of the planets in Lagna (ascendant). Temporal status of the planets depends on ruling the houses.

We’re deepening the topic of temporary malefics and benefics and learning how to connect permanent and temporary statuses in terms of personality psychology. We continue practical work with the qualities of the planets. The lesson gives new clues in understanding a person’s character depending on the influence on Lagna.


Lesson 19

The houses of the horoscope. Classification of the houses. Influence of the house rulers on Lagna.

Classification of the horoscope houses from a new angle. Why are Trishadaya houses unfavorable for spiritual growth? And other psychological and philosophical questions.


Lesson 20

The conjunction of two planets in Lagna and in other houses. Dominance of one of the planets over the other.

Planetary combinations and their implications for personality psychology. Continuing the practical application of the powers of the planets.


Lesson 21

Combinations of a successful person (great personality). Separating planets. Dig Bala: the power of direction of realization in this life.

We repeat the theme of Mahapurusha Yogas, important combinations for understanding the character and nature of a person. We get acquainted with separating planets and consider the concept of the power of direction from an unexpected angle.


Lesson 22

Karmic indicators. Planetary combustion: punishment for wrong actions. Planetary war: working off past debts.

The lesson opens the topic of karmic indicators and teaches how to correctly identify the karmic tasks of a native, their difficulties and lessons.


Lesson 23

Karmic indicators. Cumulative analysis. Algorithm of consideration.

We complete the identification of the karmic tasks of a native with a cumulative analysis and a clear algorithm. The knowledge is very practical and will help in counseling.


Lesson 24

The principle of “Bhavad-Bhavam”: “House from house”.

We explore the subject of secondary houses from the psychological point of view. Learn to determine the potential of a house and the realization of its qualities in life.


Lesson 25

Paka Lagna is the sphere of a person’s main interests. Dispositor of Lagnesh is the most important planet for understanding the realization of a native.

We add a new horoscope point for the psychological portrait. Where will a person’s primary interests be? The lesson helps to understand the purpose of an individual. Reiterate the Yogas of dispositoriness in light of psychology.


Lesson 26

Introverts and extroverts. How to understand who is who? The ultimate analysis. A unique determination technique.

Technique for determining introversion and extroversion, built on the author’s research. The method combines previously learned rules with new factors in the chart.


Lesson 27

Determination of motives (Varnas) based on consideration of houses from Lagna, Chandra Lagna, and Arudha Lagna. The final version of the unique technique.

The gem of the course is the exact technique for determining a person’s true motives based on the leading Varna, based on many years of experience and research. The technique will allow you to get closer to the understanding of the purpose and satisfaction with the activity. Irreplaceable in future consultations.


Lesson 28

Chandra Lagna: our potential from the past life. Understanding our true desires.

Deepening knowledge of Chandra Lagna. How past Samskaras determine present desires. Interconnectedness of incarnations.


Lesson 29

Arudha Lagna: how society sees us and what it inspires us to do.

An additional important point for cumulative analysis of personality qualities. The importance of Arudha Lagna for Jyotish psychology.


Lesson 30

Correction of the horoscope (Upayas).

We continue to study the main topic: correction of the horoscope. Indispensable tool of Jyotish psychologist and astrologer in consultations. Inspirational classes to help choose the means to harmonize the negative influences of the planets.


Lesson 31

Structure of the horoscope analysis. Algorithm for consultation.

Final horoscope analysis algorithm and a unique, live video example of an astrological consultation! The outline is supplemented by a written counseling algorithm.


Lesson 32

Considering the current period in the structure of the horoscope analysis.

We add time to the horoscope analysis and consider the strength and favorability of the planets and the nature of a native with the planetary periods in mind.


Bonus Lessons

Celestial Yogas which will tell you about the character of a native. Nabhasa Yogas. Part One.

Special Yogas that help us understand the character and nature of a native. Final touches.

3 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Bonus Lessons

Celestial Yogas which will tell you about the character of a native. Nabhasa Yogas. Part Two.

We conclude our study of Nabhasa Yogas, the combinations of a person’s character and nature described in ancient texts.

2 video lessons with practical charts parsing.


Good luck with your studies!