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The Atmakaraka and the “Soul” Planet in Relationships 15 Hour Audio/Video Course

What Planet are You and Your Relationship Partner from? Find out in this course.

What Planet are You and Your Relationship Partner from? Find out in this course.

The Atmakaraka and the “Soul” Planet in Relationships 15 Hour Audio/Video Course – With instructional videos, mp3s and written material on Each Planetary Atmakaraka type.

$69.95 Digital Download

Have you ever noticed that a person will seem to have a strong planetary signature in their personality, and you expect to see that planet featured prominently in their birth chart by being in an angle, ruling the ascendant, Sun, or Moon, but it turns out that the planet is not in any of the places you expected it to be?

What you are most likely seeing in their personality/appearance/speech is the Atmakaraka (AK), the Self-Producer or the “essence/soul” planet. When you know what to look for in the chart, you will likely never be stumped like that again. In fact, you will become very good at spotting a person’s essence planet, really boosting your confidence as an astrologer and making astrology even more fun. The AK is such a pivotal point in the birth chart you’ll wonder how you ever did astrology without it.

“The planet that you came from and the planet you will return to” is the Atmakaraka (AK), or “Self-Producer” planet. In this home study course, we talk about each planetary Atmakaraka type and how to recognize them, what they most value, what they most need, and how to relate to them.

Once you know how to use the AK properly to see what the native’s life will concretely consist of, you will be able to know what a person’s AK is just by their personality, speech, appearance, and what they do for a living before you even look at their birth chart.

In the Jaimini sign-based technique, much can be seen from the AK, or “essence” planet, including:

  • Basic personality
  • Career(s) and core purpose
  • Talents (writing, healing, alchemy, artist, etc)

The sign of the AK in the Rasi chart and the sign of the AK in the Navamsa are important in describing a person’s basic “essence,” which can be quite different than the ascendant, Sun, or Moon sign. The AK is the most personal of the planets in the birth chart.

This is crucial in relationship astrology and in helping your clients to understand their partners. When you know what the AK is and how to use it in the birth chart, you can then apply the same knowledge to the Daarakaraka (DK-the planet representing the spouse), and all the other planets in the chart (every planet in your birth chart represents someone in your life).

The AK (and DK) in Relationships

Knowing your AK and the AK of your significant other, you’ll understand what motivates both of you at the deepest level. You’ll understand that the things that bug you about your partner are not things he or she is doing “to” you, but are just an innate part of them. You’ll come to not only accept your partner as they are, but actually enjoy the differences and the funny things that happen as the result.

One of the things we talk about is “planetary pairs,” for instance, my AK (Karen) is the Moon and my husband’s AK is Saturn. My planet is the fastest transiting planet, and is quite changeable. My husband’s AK is Saturn, the s-l-o-w-e-s-t transiting planet, and tends to be very predictable. One of the ways we make it work is that I do the driving when we go anywhere.

He drives like an “old man” (Saturn) and I drive, well, quickly, and am very adaptable to the current traffic conditions(adaptability is a Moon quality). He, on the other hand, will stay in one lane for miles, even if it takes a significantly longer amount of time to reach our destination (Saturn is the slowest transiting planet).

You see the problem, right? If I don’t drive, I’ll go completely crazy and start backseat driving. I’ve tried and tried, but I can’t keep my mouth shut. I can’t read in the car without getting carsick either, so the best solution is for me to drive. Besides, we’ll actually arrive at our destination in the same year that way!

Except on mountain roads. I’ve become afraid of heights in recent years, and when driving on mountain roads I really appreciate my husband’s slow and cautious Saturn ways. I just hand over the keys and keep my eyes shut until we’re down on level ground again. He’s my hero in that scenario! To his credit, he doesn’t even gloat.

The Daarakaraka or DK, is the “spouse” planet and describes what qualities we look for in a partner, our “type.” And your partner’s DK shows what they look for in a partner. Therefore, our DK will usually be prominent in the other person’s chart in some way, and the kind of person we look for tends to remain fairly consistent over time and from relationship to relationship. It’s probably one of the reasons we repeat patterns with our partners.

One of the bonus videos is an examination of Tom Cruise’s DK and his three marriages. It’s fascinating to see how all of his wives have the characteristics of his DK clearly indicated in their natal charts.
Your Teachers in This Course Are Karen White and Ryan Kurczak.

Astrologers Ryan Kurczak (AK Sun) and Karen White (AK Moon) teach this course together. Fun and lively, you will enjoy yourself while you get to know yourself and others more deeply, taking your practice of astrology forward significantly with this simple, yet profound, technique.

In this 15 Hour Audio/Video Course, these topics are covered:

  1. What the Atmakaraka and Daarakaraka are and how to find them in the birth chart (it’s easy)
  2. The significance of the planet representing the AK and what that instantly tells you about the native (or the DK)
  3. What the Sign of the AK means
  4. The planets with and aspecting the AK
  5. Career and purpose indicators for the AK (these are general significations, this course does not cover the complete Jaimini career determining techniques)
  6. Much of what can be seen from the AK, and how to find it, in the Rasi and the Navamsa

Course Essentials to Know Before Purchasing:

Total length of all recordings are over 15 Hours.
This is a large file (over 1.38 gigabytes). Be sure your internet speed can handle the download before purchasing.
The files are in .mp3, .pdf and .mp4 format. Be sure you can open these files on your computer before ordering this course. They are also delivered as one large zip file. You will need a program that allows you to unzip this file.

$69.95 digital download

**Due to the digital nature of this course, it is a non-refundable. Karen and Ryan have done podcasts, videos, and taught a teleseminar together in the past. Below, watch a video they did together, to see if you resonate with their style before you commit to taking this course.

Video with Ryan and Karen


Introduction to the Vedic Astrological Lajjitaadi Avashtas Audio Course

Lajjitaadi Avashtas Vedic Astrology Audio Course: Learn the Most Important Planetary Combinations to Understand Your Life and the Lives of Others

$42.00 Instant Download

Includes all mp3 tracks listed below (Over 8 Hours of Recordings), .pdf’s of all charts discussed in the course and course handout.

There are specific planetary combinations called Lajiitaadi Avashtas that explain the state of our planets. They explain the real reasons why Saturn can be so difficult! Not because of his innate cruelty, but because he has so many enemies! Saturn on his own, is great for focus, determination, hard work, the strength of your immune system and detachment, but get him mixed up with the Moon, Mars or the Sun, and you get different grades and reasons for frustrations, sorrow, illness and delay. Based on where these combinations are placed in your birth chart, can show where the most difficulties in your life are and why.

Or maybe we think Jupiter and Mercury and Venus should all get along nicely, since they are all considered gentle or benefic planets. Yet, when we look at the time period when these planets get together, we get broken expectations or are misled by false knowledge. This is not what we would think with such nice planets interacting, yet, it is true because Venus and Mercury (the micromanager and decision maker) starve Jupiter of his ability to see the bigger picture. Grace and faith are traded for the minute details!

Or maybe we have Saturn influencing our Venus. Why would this make a person a better life partner and spouse? Surely Venus would suffer at the hands of Saturn. This is not the case, because Saturn and Venus are friends. Saturn supports Venus, and gives Venus a realistic approach and understanding to love. This can contribute to longer term happiness in our life in general. (If you haven’t already, you can listen to more about this combination by clicking here: Venus in Capricorn.)

The Lajjitaadi Avashtas are planet specific. If you have your birth chart (which I can give you if you don’t), you can learn how to simply see what planets are conjunct or aspecting each other, and then we can analyze the Avashtas. Will your planets (and therefore those areas of your life represented by the planets) be:

1) Ashamed by their Enemies or Rahu and Ketu
2) Starved
3) Delighted
4) Proud
5) Agitated by being too close to the Sun

Then, you know why your experiences and those around you are the way they are, and you can deal with them appropriately.

This rarely used aspect of Jyotish has proven to be extremely accurate in understanding a person’s chart and explaining those areas that weren’t evident otherwise.

$42.00 Instant Download

**Due to the digital nature of this course, it is a non-refundable. Please be sure you are familiar with and resonate with Ryan’s approach to Vedic Astrology before committing to investing in this course. Free videos and classes can be reviewed here:
Audio Excerpt #1 – Effects of Saturn and Mars on the Moon

Track Listings Include:

  1. Introduction to Lajjitaadi Avashtas.mp3
  2. Ashamed Proud Starved and Thirsty Avashtas.mp3
  3. Delighted and Agitated Avashtas.mp3
  4. Jupiter Proud and Agitation Avashtas.mp3
  5. Sun Proud and Agitated Avashtas.mp3
  6. Moon Proud and Agitated Avashtas.mp3
  7. Venus Proud and Agitated Avashtas.mp3
  8. Saturn Proud and Agitation Avashtas.mp3
  9. Mars Proud and Agitation Avashtas.mp3
  10. Mercury Proud and Agitation Avashtas.mp3
  11. Proud and Agitation Avashtas Questions.mp3
  12. Aspects Dignity Varga Questions.mp3
  13. Sun in Ashamed Lajjita Avashta.mp3
  14. Sun in Starvation and Thirst.mp3
  15. Sun in Delight.mp3
  16. Moon in Ashamed Avashta.mp3
  17. Moon in Starvation Avashta.mp3
  18. Moon in Delight.mp3
  19. Saturn Dasha Good or Bad.mp3
  20. Saturn in Ashamed Avashta.mp3
  21. Saturn in Starvation Avashta.mp3
  22. Saturn in Delighted Avashta.mp3
  23. Venus Ashamed Avashta.mp3
  24. Venus Starvation and Thirst.mp3
  25. Venus Delighted Avashta.mp3
  26. Mercury Ashamed Avashta.mp3
  27. Mercury Starved Avashta.mp3
  28. Mercury Delighted Avashta.mp3
  29. Avashtas Q & A Session.mp3
  30. Q & A Zodiacs Intuition Yugas.mp3
  31. Jupiter Ashamed Lajjita Avashta.mp3
  32. Jupiter Starvation Avashta.mp3
  33. Jupiter Delighted Avashta.mp3
  34. Mars Shamed Avashta.mp3
  35. Mars Starved and Thirsty Avashta.mp3
  36. Mars Delighted.mp3
  37. More Avashtas Q & A.mp3
  38. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Final Q & A Part 1.mp3
  39. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Final Q & A Part 2.mp3
  40. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Final Q & A Part 3.mp3
  41. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Final Q & A Part 4.mp3
  42. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Final Q & A Part 5.mp3
  43. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Final Q & A Part 6.mp3


Navamsa & Dasamsa Astrology Divisional Charts Audio Course

Learn How to Read the Divisional Charts of Marriage, Purpose, Status and Career
The Divisional Charts Give Details About our Life Path and How Events Will Unfold.

The Divisional Charts Give Details About our Life Path and How Events Will Unfold.

$42.00 Instant Download

The Varga Charts (or divisional charts) explain the real reasons why our life unfolds the way it does, in certain areas and at certain times. It shows specifically how each area of our lives will be affected in regards to the changing Dashas or time cycles.

This is why you can go into a bad period as indicated by the birth chart, say a debilitated Mercury cycle, yet many areas of your life thrive. This is because Mercury is not debilitated in all of the 15 other important divisional charts. In some, he may even be exalted. Each of the vargas represents a particular area of life.

Similarly, if an extremely good period is predicted because you are in a cycle of an exalted Moon in the birth chart, yet certain areas of your life fail, it is due to the varga placements of the Moon. In other vargas, like the Navamsha (committed relationship and purpose), the Dasamsa (career and status), or the Trimsamsha (the chart for health tendencies) the Moon may be under serious stress. When this occurs, those parts of the life will have strain during the particular dasha.

To appreciate all of these possibilities we at least need to know how to assess the vargas on a basic level. The goal of this class is to gain an understanding of each house in relation to the chart of career and status (the Dasamsha), and also the chart of committed relationships and dharma (the Navamsha). We will also explore the role of each planet as it functions within these divisional charts. This will give us a good foundation for properly assessing the areas of status and purpose within the horoscope and how those can play out over time.

While we will focus primarily on the Navamsha and Dasamsha. We will also touch upon the influence of the Lajjitaadi Avashtas within the vargas. However, it is important to have taken the Introduction to Lajjitaadi Avashtas Audio Course beforehand.

$42.00 Instant Download

**Due to the digital nature of this course, it is a non-refundable. Please be sure you are familiar with and resonate with Ryan’s approach to Vedic Astrology before committing to investing in this course. Free videos and classes can be reviewed here:

It includes all mp3 tracks listed below, .pdf’s of all charts discussed in the course and course handout.

Course Audio Excerpt – Vedic Astrology Step by Step Chart Analysis of a Lawyer

Course Audio Excerpt – Interpreting the Navamsha with Vedic Astrology

Track Listings Include:

  1. The Birthcharts Relationship to the Vargas.mp3
  2. What Are the Vargas.mp3
  3. Introduction to Jupiter & Venus.mp3
  4. How is the Navamsha Created.mp3
  5. 1st through 3rd House Indications.mp3
  6. How to Learn Astrology Well.mp3
  7. 4th through 6th House Indications.mp3
  8. 7th through 9th House Indications.mp3
  9. 10th through 12th House Indications.mp3
  10. Aspects Bhava Cusps 11th House.mp3
  11. Question on Dignity and Jagraadi Avashtas.mp3
  12. Dignities Karma and Bhava Cusps.mp3
  13. Conjunctions Rahu Ketu.mp3
  14. Lajjitaadi Avashtas Conjunctions Dasas.mp3
  15. Rashi Aspects Question.mp3
  16. Determining The Path.mp3
  17. Navamsha Assessment Planetary Placements CA.mp3
  18. Unraveling the Complexity.mp3
  19. Understanding the Chart Fully.mp3
  20. Reading and Changing the Birth Chart.mp3
  21. The Soul’s Beginning & Rashi Aspects.mp3
  22. How is the Dasamsha Created.mp3
  23. Most Important Planets in the Dasamsha.mp3
  24. Dashas and Vargas.mp3
  25. Rahu Ketu Saturn in Dasamsha.mp3
  26. Saumya and Kruura Planets.mp3
  27. Saturn and the Sun Starved Varga Avashta.mp3
  28. More on Timing.mp3
  29. Moon and Jupiter in the Vargas.mp3
  30. Beginning Horoscope Research.mp3
  31. Finding One’s Path in the Horoscope.mp3
  32. Influences Within the Navamsha.mp3
  33. Influences Within the Dasamsha.mp3
  34. Chart of a Healer.mp3
  35. Rashis Revisited.mp3
  36. Free Will & Trasnscending Karma.mp3
  37. Aries & Taurus Svamsha.mp3
  38. Gemini & Cancer Svamsha.mp3
  39. Leo Virgo & Libra Svamsha.mp3
  40. Scorpio Sagittarius & Capricorn Svamsha.mp3
  41. Aquarius & Pisces Svamsha.mp3
  42. Influences on Svamsha’s 10th.mp3
  43. Rashi Aspects Dignity Vargattoma.mp3
  44. Atmakaraka Avashtas and Retrograde.mp3
  45. Atmakaraka in Rashi Chart.mp3
  46. Rahu Ketu Dignities Dashas.mp3
  47. Balaadi Avashtas in Vargas and with Rahu and Ketu.mp3
  48. Unfulfilled Journalist Chart Assessment.mp3
  49. Navamsha Chart Assessment Continued.mp3
  50. Natural Friendship Dignities Houses and Spiritual Growth.mp3
  51. Planetary Aspects and the Moon in Dead Avastha.mp3
  52. Final Questions.mp3


If you have any questions prior to ordering any of these items, please feel free to contact me through any of the modalities listed below.

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