Astrology in the Sierras

Astrology in the Sierras 2016

October 9 through October 16, 2016

Total Immersion in Chart Analysis

In this total immersion class, we will explore the intricate patterns of the chart, reinforcing and applying fundamentals, as well as learning subtler nuances and secrets of horoscope analysis. We will focus on how to analyze and predict in the areas of career, health, relationship, and finances.  The class will include lots of example charts, as well as the opportunity for students to offer example charts from their own files.

We will take your ability to read charts to a new level of confidence, making it more  detailed, and full of nuance. As we analyze multiple charts together, you will find yourself getting in the habit of seeing details that you would have otherwise missed. 

During the class we will not limit ourselves to only one aspect of jyotish, but will improve our predictive skills in all of the major areas of life, such as career, health, finance, relationship, and spiritual development.  In each area, I will  help reinforce your knowledge of fundamentals, and also share  interesting techniques and insights that can help  to make  the chart more transparent.   

Course Details:

Accommodations - Ananda retreat center, Nevada City, California - Ananda is a retreat center and spiritual community nestled in the spectacular Sierra foothills.  The facility is very clean, comfortable, and well managed.  The rooms are simple and reasonably priced.  This facility gets rave reviews from their guests and is the perfect spot for holding an intensive  on Jyotish.   The accommodation fee includes meals. 

Accommodation options and cost:

The rooms and the lecture hall are located at the "Expanding Light" section of the facility.

Deluxe Private Room with Bathroom $235/person, per night, including all meals
Deluxe Shared Room with Bathroom $150/person, per night, including all meals
Standard Private Room with Shared Bathroom $170/person, per night, including all meals
Standard Shared Room with Shared Bathroom $105/person, per night, including all meals


Food - Three delicious and satisfying vegetarian buffet meals are included with the cost of your stay. Some special dietary needs with non-dairy, non-wheat, and egg-free choices can be accommodated.

Course Fee:  for 6 days of class, plus the evening introductory session on Sunday, September 14  - $800 

Day rate for those not staying at Ananda, - $20 per day   ($120 for 6 days)  

Prerequisites:  This class is open to any student of Jyotish, but it is oriented to the intermediate through advanced level of practice.  Beginning students are welcome, but they should have a familiarity with the basic terminology, rulerships of signs and nakshatras, and the basic ability to follow a discussion about chart interpretation.  

Course Dates:  Monday, October 10th - Saturday, October 15th.

Time:  The classes will run from 9:30 AM - 5 PM 

Hotel Accommodation dates October 9-16, 2016.  Check-in is on Sunday, October 9  (with a reception and orientation meeting at 5 pm).  Check-out is on Sunday, the 16th (no classes on that day). 

How to register and pay:  Send your check for $800 US to James at the address below.  This will cover the course fee and secure your spot in the class. The balance of the payment, to cover the cost of the accommodations, will vary from student to student, depending on the type of accommodation.  Email or call James with preferences and questions about rooms.  Once you have chosen the type of room, we will calculate the cost and you can send the balance.  Rooms are not guaranteed until the full payment has been made.  There are also limited rooms of each type, so there is no guarantee that you will get the type you want until you pay the full accommodation fee.  Room assignment is on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Payment forms accepted:  The course fee must be to James Kelleher, in the form of a U.S. Bank check.  International bank draft, cashiers check,  bank wire, or money order.  You can pay by credit card, but a 2% surcharge will be applied.

Address: Send checks, drafts or money orders to James Kelleher, 15009 Applewood Lane, Nevada City, CA, 95959.  

All payments to James Kelleher must be in the form of US dollars. 

Cancellation policy:   If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the course, fee for the course and accommodations will be refunded in full.  If you cancel less that 30 days before the class starts and up to 7 days before the class starts, there is a $200 cancellation fee.  There will be no refund if you cancel 7 days or less before the class starts.