What is Vedic astrology?

CVA Presidents Message 2014

The Council of Vedic Astrology is the oldest, non-profit Vedic astrology membership organizations in the West. We are allied with the ICAS, the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, the oldest Vedic astrology membership organization in India, founded by the late Dr. B. V. Raman. We are a professional community of practicing Vedic astrologers. For two decades the CVA has provided continuing education and certification of Vedic astrologers through our co-sponsorship of educational symposiums and events, but most importantly through our diverse national and internationally recognized sangha of professional Vedic astrologers and their programs spanning over 12 different countries. Please visit our Teachers and Practitioners page to see a complete list of our professional community.

We are pleased to announce that the results from the CVA's 2013 elections are in. CVA's Chairman, Chakrapani Ullal, has validated the votes. The results are unanimous, and the CVA welcomes returning board members Mickey McKay, Paddi Moore, Susie Patterson, and Karen Wennerlind, as well as returning officers Dennis Flaherty as President, and Sat Siri as Vice President.

If you wish to learn Vedic astrology, and become a recognized member of our professional community, please visit the education and certification page on this site to see our certification process. Upon successful completion of our program and examination, you will be able to join the CVA as a professional practitioner, and become part of our growing professional sangha of internationally recognized Vedic astrologers.

Please peruse our list of teachers and practitioners as it is an excellent educational resource, as well as a resource list for choosing speakers for your events in the allied Vedic sciences. If you or your organization would like to co-sponsor an event or a conference with the CVA, please contact me. All of us on the board hope to meet you in person at our gala 20th anniversary conference, The Return of the Light, in June of 2014!


Dennis Flaherty
President CVA


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