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Dennis Flaherty

Dennis Flaherty is an internationally acclaimed Vedic astrologer with over 25 years of experience as a fulltime consulting astrologer. He is a longstanding member of the astrological community in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. He is the founder and director of the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences where he teaches a curriculum in Jyotish and mentors students in vedic astrology. He is one of the few westerners who is experienced and practiced in both Western and Vedic Astrology.

He is one of the original foundational people who have brought the great teachers of vedic astrology to the West, having co-sponsored the International Symposiums on Vedic Astrology since the early 90's with Dennis Harness, David Frawley and Jim Kelleher. These historic symposiums featured the teachings of such illustrious Vedic Astrologers as B.V. Raman, Bepin Behari, James Braha, K.S. Charak, Narendra Desai, Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Chakrapani Ullal and many others.

Dennis holds degrees in Sociology and English from the University of Massachusetts. Dennis is among the most recognized teachers and consultants in the field of Vedic astrology with the following titles:

One of the original recipients of the Jyotish Kovid, ICAS 1994, the Jyotish Vachaspati, ICAS 1996 by the late Dr. B.V. Raman, the modern grandfather of Vedic Astrology, and the Jyotish Medha Pragya , ICAS 2011 by the ICAS, the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, CVA Sangha Award 2012 for outstanding community service on behalf of the Council of Vedic Astrology.
Recipient of the Jyotish Navaratna, ACVA 2005 by the American Council of Vedic Astrology for his outstanding service in the field of Vedic Astrology.
Recipient of the Jyotish Visharada, CVA 2011, and Jyotish Kovid, CVA 2011 by the CVA, the Council of Vedic Astrology.
One of the seven original founding board members of the American Council of Vedic Astrology in 1993
One of the original seven founding members of the American College of Vedic Astrology
Served four terms as President of the Washington State Astrological Association WSAA
Served four terms on the board of the Association for Astrological Networking AFAN
Currently serving second term as President of the Council of Vedic Astrologers CVA
Dennis consults and lectures on Vedic Astrology throughout the world and serves a busy local and international clientele. In over two decades of consulting, Dennis has read tens of thousands of astrological charts. His clients include celebrities, business professionals, and politicians, but most importantly, he has read for people who are looking for life direction, path and purpose in order to lead a more meaningful existence.