System's approach to Vedic Astrology developed by Prof. V.K.
Choudhry is the basis of the Jyotish Degree Program of the Florida
Vedic College. It is a simple, yet very precise
system for interpretation of horoscopes and divisional charts. While
using only 20% of astrological analysis methods and techniques, it
quickly and effectivly reveals 80-90% of information contained in
the horoscope. Marcus Schmieke has developed this course on Vedic
Astrology based on System's Approach, which you can study either
online or as a correscondence course.
We have developed Prashna 2012,
a professional software for Vedic Astrology, which is
designed to help the students to understand the principles of Vedic
Astrology and to help the professional astrologer to do astrological
consultations, horoscope interpretations, search for good muhurtas,
transits etc. As a student of our Jyotish Degree Program you get the
basic level of this software along for free.
The Florida Vedic College is pursuing a renaissance of all the Vedic arts and sciences in
the traditional Vedic manner.
We begin with Jyotisha Vedanga, the
Vedic science of Astrology. As students graduate up through the
different levels we will introduce new courses that illuminate this
science from different angles. The aim is that on completion the
student will attain the degree of Jyotisha Vidvan (equivalent of
Bachelors). We also have post-graduate programs offering higher
degrees, that is, Jyotisha Siromani (Masters) and Jyotisha Saraswati
(Doctorate). Vedic Astrology is a demanding subject and is considered
the most difficult of all sciences. No former knowledge of the science
is presumed, but it is expected that the student be attracted to
spiritual life, is intelligent, serious, and motivated.
- Degree programs
in Vedic Astrology (Bachelors -- Jyotisha Vidvan, Masters -- Jyotisha
Siromani, Doctorate -- Jyotisha Sarasvati) are designed for serious
students of divination and Vedic culture. It is geared toward:
- Vedic Brahmanas
(Vedic priests) seeking to round out their knowledge in Vedic
culture and science.
- Persons seeking
a career as Vedic astrologers.
- Scholars and philosophers
- Persons currently
studying or practicing Vedic astrology who want to get formal,
rigorous, academic, training in this discipline to get greater
knowledge and expertise in the subject and earn the appropriate
credentials and recognition that come with it.
- Persons currently
studying or practicing Western astrology who want to switch over
to serious Vedic astrology.
Practitioners of other types of divination such as: Tarot, Runes,
I Ching, Palmistry, etc., who are interested in the ancient Vedic
science of Jyotisha, and who wish to add this modality to their
- Psychologists, Psychiatrists,
Counselors, Ayurvedic physicians, physicians in other traditions
(Homeopathic, Oriental, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, etc.); who
are interested in the ancient Vedic science of Jyotisha, and who
wish to add this modality to their practice.
All the courses are designed for independent, home study, distance
learning via correspondence or our e-learning platform as online
courses. The correspondence may be via the regular
Postal Service or online via Internet, which ever the student prefers. We recommend
the online format if possible. Each course is comprised of several
assignments, which must be completed and graded, plus a final exam.
Each course is designed to be completed in twelve months with a
four-month grace period for a total of 16 months.
Class Dates: independent, distance learning via correspondence
courses leading to a Jyotisha Vidvan degree (Bachelor of Vedic Astrology)
or Jyotisha Siromani degree (Master of Vedic Astrology) are offered
Accreditation for our Vedic Astrology Programs -
College is authorized to operate as a College by the State of
Florida. Florida Vedic College is a fully accredited
member of the National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA).
Florida Vedic College is the first college to offer Undergraduate,graduate
and postgraduate degrees in Vedic astrology in the USA.
Some features and
advantages of the Jyotisha Vidvan degree program offered by Florida
With the Florida Vedic College Jyotisha Vidvan degree program
you get an actual Bachelors degree which is recognized by the government
and other universities, what to speak of various accrediting bodies.
With the others you get......?
Pure Vedic astrology not mixed with Western astrology.
Our instructors are fully trained Vedic Brahmanas (Vedic priests)
and Vedic astrologers who have studied with master Vedic astrologers for many years.
The Florida Vedic College Jyotisha Vidvan degree program in Vedic
astrology is a rigorous, intellectually challenging, and complete
program of study at a university level.
The Florida Vedic College astrology program is presented in a holistic
manner totally integrated in the Vedic worldview. Vedic astrology
cannot be isolated from its cultural matrix if it is to be properly
understood. Ours stresses the spiritual values of Vedic tradition
and worldview. Others are taught in an isolated, cultural and spiritual,
vacuum which stunts true understanding of the Vedic astrological