Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11 am PT

The Braha Sutras – Key Points for Reading a Chart

With James Braha


James Braha presenting for NCGR San Diego

The Braha Sutras – The Key Points for Reading a Chart

James will describe many important subjects from his 2022 book The Braha Sutras in detail. The talk is a result of James’ 40 years of practical experience in the field, and addresses all kinds of horoscope issues that require astrologers decades of experience to finally understand. Some of the topics covered will be: Why the Moon is so important, why we must use the bhava chart, how to get the most accuracy from varga (divisional) charts, why planets running their dasas and bhuktis do NOT throw aspects, the intense effects of any planets sitting opposite the Moon, how to make accurate predictions using transits, how to understand the foundation of each horoscope, as well as “signatures” that dominate certain charts.

In 1986 James Braha altered the world of astrology when he wrote the first easily understandable and accessible book on Hindu/Vedic astrology, Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer. It is widely recognized as a modern classic and Robert Hand, the world’s foremost Western astrologer, called it a masterpiece. James is known for his ability to explain complicated astrological and spiritual concepts in the simplest, most digestible manner.

Ancient Hindu Astrology was revised and expanded in 2020, with 200 extra pages. His other books (all of which can be purchased from Amazon) include:

The Art and Practice of Ancient Hindu Astrology: Nine Intimate Sessions Between Teacher and Student ©2001 (Revised in 2020)

The Braha Sutras, Insights from a Lifetime of Vedic Astrology © 2022

How to be a Great Astrologer: The Planetary Aspects Explained © 1992.

How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology © 1995.

Astro-Logos: Revelations of a Hindu Astrologer © 1989.

James Braha studied Hindu/Vedic astrology with two highly respected teachers in India; R. Santhanam of Delhi, scholar and translator of numerous ancient Jyotish texts, and P.M. Padia in Bombay. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Jyotish Kovid and B.V. Raman Jyotisha Choodamani. James has done over 85 interviews and podcasts that can be seen on YouTube. Search James Braha Hindu (or Vedic) Astrology.

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Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11 am PT

Ancient Healing Wisdom through Astrology

With Dr. Dawn Silver


Dr. Dawn Silver presenting for NCGR San Diego

Ancient Healing Wisdom through Astrology

Hygiene, in Greek Medicine, is the science of self-healing, the truest of Virgo medicine. Using Galen’s Four Doctors, the Temperaments and houses 1(body), 2 (your taste buds) and 6 (habits and health), we’ll explore the Art of Hygiene through the signs offering specific remedies, cell salts, herbs, gemstones, flowers essences, food and exercise.

Bio: Dawn Silver is the author of the Jewels of the Lotus Tibetan Gemstone Oracle, and a recipient of the Visionary Arts Award. She is the founder of Healing Earth Resources, along with her husband Michael, a Chicago oasis of consciousness for 20 years including an organic juice bar and café. She is active in numerous environmental and social campaigns.

Dawn is a Naprapath, Astrologer, Herbalist, Crystal Healer, and Aromatherapist. She has lectured internationally and locally at a variety of conferences on Crystal Healing, Astrology, Holistic Nutrition, and Consciousness for Spirit Heart & Sea Angels psychic cruises, IANDS, Lightworkers, Golden Pyramid, Global Consciousness, SOTA, NCGR, and TAG.

Dr. Dawn Silver – Holistic Naprapathy and Jewels of the Lotus Astrology   or

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11 am PT

Natal Astrology Chart Reading Intensive

With Mychal A. Bryan

Mychal A. Bryan presenting for NCGR San Diego


Today, we tend to view astrology as a tool for understanding our psychological orientation to life. However, we can use the birth chart to understand our siblings, their spouses, our children, their spouses, our partners, their siblings and an entire world of intimate connections that shape and form our lives. Join Mychal A. Bryan for a deep dive into the heart of concrete, event-based astrology in which we will discover these extraordinary inner dimensions of accurate chart delineation.

Mychal A. Bryan is a Bahamian-Jamaican astrologer, journalist, author, and clinical hypnotherapist, specializing in hypnotic dreamwork. In May 2023, he published Mastering Traditional Astrology: A Depth of Beginning in the Celestial Art. He is the founder of Oraculos School of Astrology (OSA), where he offers a rigorous training program in concrete, event-based astrology. He practices Renaissance and Uranian Astrology in his client work, focusing largely on predictive and medical astrology research. Within his healing practice, Mychal is also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and Jikiden Reiki teacher. An avid student of the Western mystery tradition, he is entrenched in the world of Jewish mysticism, hermeticism, alchemy, geomancy, and the Qabalistic Tarot. To study with Mychal, visit:

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11 am PT

NGalactic Astrology – Markers of Expanded Consciousness

With Julia Balaz


Julia Balaz presenting for NCGR San Diego


In this presentation we will discuss the amazing potential of Galactic Astrology as a tool that can validate or track spiritual awakening of human consciousness or the readiness for reclaiming our galactic heritage. You will learn what to look for in a natal chart to identify the highest potential for reaching expanded states of consciousness in this life and areas where we are most receptive to divinely inspired solutions that can help us return to our radiant wholeness.

About Julia Balaz: With Sagittarius as her signature sign, Neptune and South Node conjunct the Galactic Center, Saturn Pluto conjunct Shapley, and Jupiter Uranus conjunct Antares-to name but a few of many Astrological indicators that may be the reason why Julia’s insatiable curiosity about personal development and evolution of consciousness – is the driving force in her life since very early on. She enjoys consistently expanding her understanding of astrology, deep psychology, human biology and metaphysics, and applying what she learns into practice. For seven years of her full-time service as a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner (Dolores Cannon’s technique), she felt guided to extensively study Astrological Charts of her clients after their (QHHT®) session. She was looking for some proof about past lives and extra-terrestrial information that came up in so many sessions. Her meticulous ongoing research and passion for sharing intriguing discoveries via her social media and online courses is attracting a growing community of Galactic Astrology enthusiasts that are experiencing a rapid expansion of consciousness while exploring their own galactic heritage.

Julia was selected as one of the 12 Astrology teachers for the 2023 Astrology Hub platform.  She has interviewed on various well-respected channels including Pam Gregory, Heather Ensworth, and others. Julia has accepted to be one of the ambassadors for NCGR to inspire her community towards a high standard Astrological delineation that committed and experienced astrologers are known for. On March 8th, 2024, she will be presenting at the International NCGR Conference.  Her topic will be how Galactic Astrology provides the markers of a deep ancestral connection to certain Star Nations and how their life traumas and key themes are playing out in our current life.



Diane Ronngren

October 2020: We have some sad news to share with you all about one of our NCGR San Diego Board members. Our beloved Vice President, Diane Ronngren, recently transitioned from this earthly plane. She is now with the stars she loved and watched for many, many years, and reuniting with family, friends, and pets she’s not been with in quite some time.

This is a devastating loss for many of us who held Diane close in our hearts, and she will be greatly missed. Because of the pandemic, we are unable to gather together in person to celebrate Diane’s life. If you wish to do something to commemorate Diane’s life and contribution to astrology, I’m sure she would be honored to have donations made in her name to the Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center