RONNIE GALE DREYER is an internationally known astrological consultant, author, lecturer, and teacher based in New York City. Specializing in Indian and Western astrology (including Astro*Carto*Graphy), she uses the best techniques of each system in her practice, and was among the first wave of astrologers who travelled East and introduced Indian astrology to Western audiences.
She lectures extensively for astrology groups and conducts ongoing courses and webinars on all subjects. Ronnie has been on the faculty of conferences throughout the world (including United Astrology Conference (UAC), Association for Asian Studies, and the World Sanskrit Conference), taught at the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA), and was Guest Lecturer on Indian Cosmology for the M.A. Distance Learning Program in Cultural Astronomy at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Ronnie is the author of Vedic Astrology, Venus, Healing Signs, Your Sun and Moon Guide to Love and Life, and Indian Astrology. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, and Bulgarian. She co-authored with Dr. Nicholas Campion a chapter on Indian astrology in Religious Transformation in Modern Asia, and contributed to chapters in Under One Sky, Astrology for Women, and Hindu Astrology Lessons. She has written gift books, columns, articles and book reviews for numerous magazines.
She holds a B.A. in English and Theater from the University of New Mexico, and an M.A. in South Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. Her master’s thesis was a translation and analysis of five chapters on women’s astrology from a Sanskrit text. Ronnie learned Jyotisa in Benares, India where she studied with Dr. Muralil Sharma, a mathematics professor at Sanskrit University, and Deoki Nandan Shastri, a commercial astrologer.