About James

James Braha is the author of the first easily understandable book on Hindu/Vedic astrology (Jyotish): Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer (written in 1986, Revised and Expanded 2020, with 200 extra pages). Robert Hand, the world’s greatest astrological scholar, called it a masterpiece.
After studying Western astrology for five years, James traveled to Delhi and Bombay in 1982 and 1984 to study privately with world famous astrologer/author R. Santhanam and P.M. Padia. Mr. Santhanam was the translator of eight classical Jyotish texts, including Horasara, Saravali, and Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra. He was also a practicing astrologer in Delhi. P.M. Padia was a knowledgable, well-known astrologer in Mumbai, with decades of experience.

James has analyzed more than 10,000 horoscopes over 40 years of practice. He is famous for training astrologers worldwide to use Vedic astrology for its amazing predictive ability, as well as Western astrology for its profound psychological and spiritual advantages. James is one of the most respected astrologers in America, and is the recipient of the Jyotish Kovida and Jyotisha Choodamani awards.

James went on the write five more astrology texts, many of which have been translated in several foreign countries:

  • The Art and Practice of Ancient Hindu Astrology; Nine Intimate Sessions Between Teacher and Student © 2000 (Revised in 2020)
  • How to be a Great Astrologer; The Planetary Aspects Explained © 1992
  • How to Predict Your Future; Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology © 1995
  • Astro-Logos: Revelations of a Hindu Astrologer © 1989
  • The Braha Sutras; Insights from a Lifetime of Vedic Astrology © 2022

TO SEE ALL SIX BOOKS, click on Welcome Page above, and scroll down.

Contact James

Email is preferred: JamesBraha@gmail.com

Note that appointments are made by email

Phone: (941) 383-0004 (Eastern Time U.S.A.)

James is also the author of Living Reality, a classic text on Advaita, Non-Dual Philosophy

Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer also sells in India and is now available in German, Greek, Italian and Czech.

In 1990 James was invited to give a special presentation on Hindu astrology in Iceland. See below.

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