Love, Marriage & Sexuality through the eyes of Vedic astrology

2 Apr

Weekend immersion, June 1-4, 2023, in Sedona, AZ

Greetings, astrological community!

We’re pleased and honored to offer a weekend intensive at the Shine Sanctuary on June 1-4, 2023, in Sedona, AZ. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll explore in great depth various relationship dynamics, including romantic bias, commitment phobia, marital prognosis, sexual tendencies, and much more in the context of personal and intimate relations.

The full program of activities includes presentations by Charlotte Benson, Alan Annand, and Dennis Harness. For those who aren’t already familiar with Jyotisha, Charlotte will provide an optional three-hour introduction to Vedic astrology on Thursday afternoon, June 1st.

The core of the weekend will be two full days, Friday June 2nd and Saturday June 3rd (9am-4pm with lunch breaks), during which Alan Annand will lead participants through key astrological procedures of analysis. Multiple examples will illustrate how an astrologer can assess an individual’s psychological bias for engagement in love and romance, as well as their karmic prospects for marriage and/or sexual expression.

In effect, you’ll learn how to answer these topical questions:

  • Who is inclined versus reluctant to marry?
  • Who will defy tradition to marry against family wishes?
  • Who is attracted to a foreigner or same-sex partner?
  • Who will experience harmony or discord in marriage?
  • Who will engage in multiple relationships?
  • Who is driven by sexual passion, and of what nature?

Dennis Harness, PhD, will deliver a Sunday morning (June 4th) presentation on the ethical standards and challenges in discussing such sensitive subject matter with a client. Following this component, all three speakers (Alan, Charlotte and Dennis) will participate in an interactive Q&A session to conclude the weekend’s program.

Although a virtual live-stream option is available for those who can’t be there in person, attendees at the weekend program will have a range of add-in options, including Saturday night dinner (including standup comedy from Alan and Dennis), a musical concert, healing therapies, personal readings, autographed copies of Alan’s latest book Kama Yoga, and more.

Please note that seating is limited, so take advantage of early registration options. Book now to save $50 on early-bird package pricing that ends April 15th!

Access full details and register for Love, Relationships & Sexuality from the Vedic Viewpoint via the link below:

Sedona Vedic Astrology Immersion Weekend:

June 1-4, 2023, at Shine Sanctuary in Sedona, AZ

THE DRACONIC BOWL is now available

29 Jul

Most astrologers recognize the Bowl – one of seven horoscope patterns popularized by Marc Edmund Jones. Many are also familiar with Pamela Crane’s concept of the Draconic chart, wherein the lunar nodes provide a benchmark for assessing individual karma.

By merging both principles, we can identify a unique shape – the Draconic Bowl – where the nodal axis forms the rim of the bowl, and the seven visible planets are bound to one side of that axis. By applying core principles drawn from traditional astrology – Eastern and Western – the author explores the consequences of this powerful esoteric pattern, illustrated with 36 notable nativities.

When considering only the visible planets, approximately 12.5% of us have a Draconic Bowl in our charts. Among famous people, the Draconic Bowl club includes some of the most outstanding artists, athletes, criminals, intellectuals, musicians, politicians and writers of history.

Among astrologers alone, the alumni includes: John Addey, Olivia Barclay, Robert DeLuce, Louis DeWohl, Zipporah Dobyns, Michael Erlewine, Demetra George, Dennis Harness, Marc Edmund Jones, Anthony Louis, Michael Lutin, Alan Oken, Joni Patry, Erin Sullivan, and Alfred Witte.

Independent of charts exhibiting a Draconic Bowl, this book also provides an exhaustive interpretation of what it means to have the nodal axis in any given pair of houses around the chart. As such, it is an invaluable reference work for any astrologer, at whatever level of expertise, who has struggled to understand the consequences of the moon’s nodes, whether they be karmic or mundane.

Purchase a digital copy of THE DRACONIC BOWL at any of these online retailers, paperback available at Amazon only.

Novels by Alan Annand: free to borrow on Amazon

12 Mar

AMAZON: Kindle Unlimited & Kindle Online Lending Library

All of my novels are now available. Subscribers to Kindle Unlimited can borrow 10 ebooks at a time with no due dates. Amazon Prime members can borrow one ebook a month, no due date. KU/KOLL titles can be read on any Amazon device or Kindle app.

Along with four other mysteries, my NEW AGE NOIR trilogy is available as single novels, or in a box set. Steven Forrest says, “The coolest thing is that the detective is an astrologer, and the normal clue-following is aided by various divinatory arts. There’s just enough technical astrology to make it plausible without ever lapsing into a tutorial. That’s a hard balancing act to get right and Alan nails it.”

Kala Sarpa: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

30 Nov

“If the Sun and Moon would doubt,” poet William Blake once wrote, “they would immediately go out.”

As for me, there were times over the past 18 months when my own vision blurred, and I doubted whether I could write a book on Kala Sarpa that would do justice to its myth. But as it is with all writing of substance, it became a sadhana, and there was no choice but to finish the work. I hope students and practicing astrologers alike can now use it to shed light on what has always been a very dark subject.

~ Alan Annand

Paperback available at Amazon only, ebooks available at all online retailers:


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Jo Nesbø (b. March 29): “It’s impossible to write anything without being political.”

29 Mar

Jo Nesbø, born 29 March 1960, is an Edgar Award nominated Norwegian author and musician. He is well-known for his crime novels featuring Inspector Harry Hole. He is also the vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre.

Writing quotes:

  1. I read. And I read. I basically put off writing as long as I could, that was until I was 37. Then I started writing like a madman.
  2. For me, the best places to write are on planes, trains and at airports. I’m really happy when I’m waiting for a plane and the message comes that it’s three hours late. Great, I’ll get to write!
  3. Music for me is more like releasing tension, I don’t really have a method. Writing is about dreaming things up, using your imagination and instantly knowing whether you’re onto something. Writing music has taken the back seat to writing fiction now.
  4. It’s impossible to write anything without being political. You have to make political choices in description. You make choices about what to write and what not to write and those choices are bound to be political. But I see myself as an entertainer. I don’t start with a political agenda. I start with something human, whether evil, love, hate. I’m a vulture. I will use anything to drive the story forward.

Pearl Bailey (b. March 29): “The worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”

29 Mar


“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that.” ~ Pearl Bailey, b. 29 March 1918


Maxim Gorky (b. March 28): “Science is the intellect of the world, art its soul.”

28 Mar


“Just as science is the intellect of the world, art is its soul.”

~ MAXIM GORKY, b. 28 March 1868


Lady Gaga (b. March 28): “I don’t see myself in terms of artifice.”

28 Mar


“I don’t see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way – artistically.”
~ Lady Gaga, b. 28 March 1986


Quentin Tarantino (b. March 27): “I was excited about going to jail the first time.”

27 Mar


“I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learned some great dialogue.”
~ Quentin Tarantino, b. 27 March 1963


Mariah Carey (b. March 27): “I’m not vain, I’m insecure.”

27 Mar


“I’m not vain, I’m insecure.”

~ Maria Carey, b. 27 March 1970


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