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Progress studying Ernst's Courses--Reflection and Survey

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What I've enjoyed the most with Ernsts work is the astronomy and the astrological history that he occasionally dives into in his courses. I feel he really shines bringing the mathematical science of astrology and combining it with the general astronomy. It is unique that someone can dissect these abstruse books from India, and make sense of them enough to teach them to everyday astrology students. 

I first came across Ernst in 2016 from Ryan's channel as I was really gung ho on all the content Ryan was producing back then but I thought Ernst was too crazy with the tropical zodiac and he seemed too intellectually heady. As I dug in more and learned more why both were using the tropical I gave it a possibility. I found over time that Ernst has an immense knowledge base of astrology and astronomy that is quite rare to easily find. In 2020 after my Ma matured as my AK in 8th, I decided to commit more seriously and purchased Kala and started Ernsts courses formally after astrology was just a 'hobby' since 2015. 

I don't think I can go back from using the tropical zodiac after being exposed to what Ernst teaches. And Ryan too. I have been playing with certain concrete techniques and have been finding that tropical works better. Sidereal works too, I just find tropical to be more accurate though not 100%. I continue to use nakshatras sidereally as well as I find that to work. 

I try to always come back to the basics: Grahas, Rasis and Bhavas. Some courses I kind of throw away after learning it as I just don't resonate with the method at the time and others I grab more. Just exploring what I resonate with. Favorite courses are the Parashara's Yoga judgement course, the basic courses, Some of the Jaimini audio stuff, some of the Rahu/Ketu courses and everything he has on astrological history and astronomy. Avastha courses were very unique for sure. 

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Its good that thread just came right on time ! Its been abt 9-10 years since I started learning from Ernst's classes ! I started I guess when he was having Rahu maturation and I am currently running my own Rahu maturation and  I feel like I kind of understood what I wanted to know about me and people near to me in a very holistic and deeper way! master LA course is kind of icing on the cake ! I have taken almost all courses. All the courses has its own value. Some I did repeat more frequently are LA and Shadbala.



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I discovered Ernst during the Jupiter in Sagittarius transit (2018-2019) which happened in my 4th house. That really was the transit of dreams because I discovered astrology shortly after getting really in to MBTI. I started out with Lada, and subsequently discovered sidereal nakshatras with kapiel, Dr. Pai team, and vic dicara before becoming really interested in Hellenistic astrology with Chris Brennan. Next, I found Ryan and finally Ernst and all his students (Carmina, Laura, Corey, Mirela, Nicole, Ganesh etc.) and then somewhere in between all of that I found out about Human Design and the Gene Keys as well, haha. I've got a bad Sun but a good Moon, so I don't really discriminate when it comes to systems and techniques, it was more of a revolving door with me, but I would say the cards of truth and Ernst' teachings won my heart— there's no where else my 8 of Spades Saturn card would rather be, so that's where I expend all of my energy and efforts now. 

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I have been studying for two years but not nearly as consistently as I would have liked to due to time constraints. I had no background in astrology and chose Ernst after reviewing dozens of vedic astrology teachers out there. I picked him because his approach is the most scientific. I have a scientific approach and can't move on in an astrology until I have established its validity. That's why I am delving into the predictive Jaimini and especially transits. I started with longevity techniques because death is such a simple matter - you are either dead or not. I have found out that people are pretty much dead when astrology requires them to be, so I moved on to sports. I hoped it would be a simple matter but am about to start pulling my hair out because the few birth times available seem to be incorrect - either that or I suck. I keep nagging with questions relating to transits. I can't bring myself to do psychological astrology until I have my confirmations - a drawback and funny obsession. If you have any experience with transits and competitive sports, please share:)

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My introduction to astrology was in 2017 through a very passionate Santos Bonacci. I wasn’t looking for astrology, but was listening to perhaps a documentary and there was a 5 minute session where Santos was talking and his enthusiasm hooked me in and I came across different streams of astrology. Even though I decided to go the traditional Indian way for its depth, I think my favourite would be any of the card systems, Esoteric astrology and Human Design, only because there is no confusion of terms and no loss in interpretation.

Ever since I started with astrology, the first book that grabbed me was one that was forced upon me and which dealt with Rahu and Ketu written by a western astrologer. Ever since then, that has been my focus along with LA, and everything else kind of slots into it. That book came into my life at the perfect time as I was midway between my Rahu-Ketu maturation. Soon after I found Ernst through YouTube, again while searching for something completely unrelated, and his Rahu-Ketu courses added more depth and I was able to experience the fogginess of both Rahu and Ketu and relate to what it was all about. It helped develop more empathy as I can now understand and relate to the struggle people go through.

All my life my main focus has been about understanding the mind, and Rahu-Ketu and LA works well in adding more information to the psychological side that I am interested in. I knew I needed a teacher who was more grounded and detail oriented because I knew that I would have lots of questions about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of things since I have not had the background of reading any of the old texts. With Ernst’s help, I have been able to understand most of my experiences and can relate to those of others.

Since I am not planning on doing any readings, I get to enjoy experimenting on myself with what I learn. Jaimini is a favourite of mine and I always wonder about his/her perspective when he wrote his sutras. What was he thinking? What was the context? How was life during those times? Parashara seems to pair quite nicely with him. One deals with the concrete while the other deals with the mind. 

I am a bit envious of everyone who has managed to go through many of the courses. Saturn seems to be working in a different way in my life at the moment. Even though I can finally get the plate of food that will fill me up, I am not allowed to pounce on it, but eat it slowly piece by piece and allow it to digest properly. When I started Ernst’s courses, the first two years I spent understanding and looking at ‘Free Will’ from all sides. It helped tremendously with letting go of control. The past 6 years have been spent in understanding Rahu-Ketu. The Cards of Truth and Shad Bala are my favourite but I haven’t spent as much time as I would like on it. I guess I am in this for the long haul.

The best thing that came out of this was my ability to see Yin and Yang at work together in everything that exists and everything that everyone does. It amazes me how even though everything looks like chaos (Yin) there is structure (Yang) behind it, and how logic (Yang) always follows intuition (Yin). 

Since I am using astrology for a very different reason, it does not matter to me with regards to techniques or Ayanamsas or whether it is Western or Vedic or Tropical or Sidereal or new or old. Everything has a purpose and the only thing that changes is our perspective in how we look at things.

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