Sri Rama (middle) with Sita (right), Lakshmana (left) and Hanuman (below)

Welcome to RAMA

(Regional Academy for Mantra and Astrology)
Vedic Astrology/Jyotish Courses, Conferences and Workshops held by Visti Larsen.

Here you will find:

  • Jyotish or Vedic Astrology courses, books and lessons as taught in the tradition of Sri Achyutananda Dasa of Orissa.
  • Articles and discussions on the topic of Veda, Vedic Astrology, Mantras, etc.
  • Chart examples, discussions and predictions.
Rama Webinars

Rāma Webinars held by Visti Larsen

Visti Larsen holds lectures on various topics of Vedic Astrology once a month. The topics cover the widest range available online and are taught as per the principles of the tradition of Śrī Achyutānanda Dasa. Access to previous workshops as well as subscription to future events is available herein.

2014 Webinars [link]
2013 Webinars [link]
2012 Webinars [link]

Vyāsa Yantra

Maharṣi Jaimini Kṛtam Upadeśa Sutram

The four Adhyaya (chapters) of the work are taught through online lessons and in annual in-person workshops by Jaimini Scholar Visti Larsen.  One adhyaya per year is covered in detail and students are given deep and exquisite insight in to Jyotiṣa as a limb of the Veda or spiritual knowledge (Vedāñga Jyotiṣa). 
Students are required to keep a strict spiritual discipline as they are introduced to some of the highest principles of Vedic Jyotiṣa.

Applications are closed until 2014.

  • Jyotisa Fundamentals

    Book: Jyotisa Fundamentals

    "This publication is the second edition of my previous publication; ‘My Masters Words’, written in 2003. These publications come as a promise to my teacher; Pt. Sanjay Rāth, who wanted the tradition of Jyotiṣa to be known and recognized in India as well as abroad." - Visti Larsen

    The book is available for purchase through:

    • Amazon USA [Link]
    • Amazon UK [Link],
    • Amazon Germany [Link],
    • Book Depository [Link],
    • Adlibris [Link]
    Cova Front Cover

    Serbian Translation of Crux of Vedic Astrology

    Osnove Vedske Astrologije ili skraćeno KOVA (u originalu: Crux of Vedic Astrology) jedna je od najpopularnijih knjiga novijeg doba na temu Vedske astrologije ili Đotiša. Mnogi ove delo Pt. Sanđaja Ratha ( zovu i modernim đotiš klasikom na kojeg se danas svi pozivaju. Ova knjiga postavlja osnove za studije Vedske astrologije, dok je istovremeno nepresušna astrološkim prinicipima dobrodošlim za sve nivoe đotiš studija.

    Od danas dostupna i na srpskom jeziku putem The Book

  • Brhaspati

    New to Jyotish?

    There is a wealth of information available online for beginners and intermediate alike. We recommend the free lessons of and the Brhaspati Jyotish Course, by world renowned astrologer, and my teacher, Pt. Sanjay Rath.

    If you are in doubt about your ability to participate in the RAMA webinars, or the Jaimini Sutra course, going through the given lessons by Pt. Rath will make you more than ready to advance to the courses offered by RAMA.

    To learn more click here:

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Kalatra Sphuta Webinar, and next webinar
by Visti Larsen - Monday, 3 November 2014, 09:02 AM

Dear Members, Namaste.

Kalatra Sphuta Webianar recordings and slides are available for purchase here [link]. Next webinar webinar on Khara (64th navamsha) will be conducted on 7th December.

Best regards, Visti Larsen

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Webinar Update
by Visti Larsen - Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:49 PM

vyāṁ vyāsadevāya namaḥ

Dear Members, Namaste.

RAMA has succesfully completed the 8th Webinar of the year. The most recent topic was that of Santana Tithi [link], which is now ready for listening.

In addition an unexpected workshop on the topic of Tithi was conducted over the summer in Serbia, spanning over two days. The many hours of recording can be accessed here: [link]

The next webinar on the topic of Vārachakra Yoga will occur on Sunday the 5th of October. You can participate and send requests on the topic here: [link]

The entire annual syllabus can be viewed here: [link]

Wishing you the best,

Visti Larsen.

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Rare Jyotish Tools (Rama Webinars)
by Visti Larsen - Sunday, 12 January 2014, 10:22 AM

In 2014, the Regional Academy of Mantra and Astrology (RAMA) begins a new 12-month course on the topic of Rare Jyotish Tools.

The course is taught through 12 online webinars, presented over skype, where each month presents an indepth look into rare and useful Jyotish principles. Principles found in the available scripture and also arising from the Jyotish tradition are covered in detail with the philosophical as well as practical applications of the same.

Students and learners alike can enroll into each webinar individually for a fee of EUR 60 €. Each webinar event date is displayed on the website (, and enrollment prior to the event date allows for participation in the actual webinar, held over skype once a month on a Sunday from 3-6 PM CET (Central European Time).

Workshop participation occurs through skype (To get it go to: Participation will further require speakers or headphones to listen and a microphone to interact. Each session consists of slide presentations. The presentations as well as discussions are recorded and published in the Rāma website following each session for later subscriber to benefit.

The topcs of the Rare Jyotish Tools course are presented hereunder:


# Topic Month Date
1 Sūrya, Chandra and Lagna Karma January 26th
2 Lilavatī's Ayur daśā February 9th
3 Sūrya-Chandra Yoga Sphuta March 2nd
4 Kuṇḍa Tattva, Kuṇḍa rectification, philosophy of Kuṇḍa and Kuṇḍalini April 6th
5 Nāmarāśi, Varṇarāśi and chart rectification May 4th
6 Kṣetra and Bīja Sphuta June 2nd
7 Sūryāṁśa and Chandrāṁśa July 6th
8 Santana Tithi August 3rd
9 Vārachakra yoga September 7th
10 Kalatra Yoga sphuta October 5th
11 Khara (22nd Drekkana and 64th Navamsha November 2nd
12 Khara and relatives December 7th

Participants are encouraged to shape the content of the online webinars by enrolling into the sessions and contributing charts or questions for the upcoming sessions.

Looking forward to your future participation,

Best Regards, Visti Larsen


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Visti Larsen
Visti Larsen
Jyotiṣa Guru
Jaimini Scholar

I have worked as a professional astrologer since 2004 and see horoscopes on a daily basis wherein I guide clients to better decissions and advise Vedic Remedial Measures to overcome karmic difficulties. I was given the title of Jyotiṣa Guru in 2002 by my teacher Pt. Sanjay Rath and have since then spent much time travelling and studying personally from my teacher in both India and abroad. The lineage from which this tradition stems from is that of Śrī Achtyutānanda Dasa of Orissa, India.In my time as an astrologer, I have since presented numerous conference and workshop papers in India, UK and USA, several magazine articles and have participated in the publication of two books, of which one was a solo publication.

In 2011 I received a Masters Diploma for having completed a five year course on the Mahaṛṣi Jaimini Upadeśa Sutra. A course which I also teach through RAMA (

I am presently a full time astrologer carrying out horoscope consultations for clients, writing articles and books, as well as teaching students the art of Vedic Astrology.

I hope you will find this website useful to you, be it for learning Vedic Astrology or for seeking guidance on your personal horoscope. Feel free to contact me for guidance on either topic.
Yours sincerely, Visti Larsen.

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