Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty years, Dennis has studied 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 Nakshatras: 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. Dennis is the conference organizer of the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference.



Ehsan Khazeni is an astrologer, software developer and musician from Iran. He developed several astrology softwares including Tashtar Astrology Software (2007) which was the first astrology software developed for Iranians as well as Bindu Astrology Software which is presented to International users.

Having oriental background and putting Persian, Arab, Indian, Medieval and modern western astrology together, made him a pioneering researcher on roots and origins of astrology.

The Nakshatras

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  • As in tropical astrology, learning the basics of planets, houses, signs and aspects is the foundation of learning natal chart analysis. But, to appreciate the depth and uniqueness of Vedic astrology, one must also encounter and explore the Nakshatras.  Nakshatra literally means "that which does not decay". The Nakshatras reflect the primordial level of the zodiacal belt, which lies beneath the twelve basic signs.  The concept of the lunar mansions extends across many cultures as a natural result of observing the lunation cycle. The Arab, Tibetan and Chinese cultures also utilized lunar mansion systems in their astrology.

    The Nakshatras can be thought of as the twenty-seven "Moon signs" of the Hindu zodiac. In comparison to the signs or rasis as they are called in India; the Nakshatras reveal a deeper, more profound effect of the constellations. While the rasis reflect a "mass" or "heap" of the twelve signs, the Nakshatras further divide the constellations into 27 segments of equal length. Each Nakshatra has a rich mythology and powerful deities that reside within it. It is important to remember that "the basis of astrology is mythology." By exploring the myths, symbols and archetypes of the Nakshatras, the constellations are brought to life.

    Ehsan's research on the Nakshatras entitled "Universal Nakshatras" which is a bridge between ancient knowledge of Nakshatras and concepts of modern astrology. Universal Nakshatras provides a set of tools and techniques for both tropical and sidereal astrologer to apply the Nakshatras effectively in their interpretations.

  • Length:  4 hours 18 minutes
    Handouts:  278
    MP3 File Count:  4
    CD Count:  4
    Sponsoring Organization:  Sedona Vedic Astrology, LLC
    Date of Talk:  11/30/2017
    Location:  Sedona, Arizona