Astrology Mini Course – What are my Doshas?

Learn about your Doshas. Enroll for my Astrology Mini Course Option 7.

Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda are totally linked, and in this Astrology Mini Course Option 7, we establish your Dosha profile.

This is a valuable exercise in terms of identifying illness-propensity, activity/exercsie needs, dietary needs and psychological understanding. And naturally, we gear the declaration to any healing or empowerment that you might feel would be beneficial.

We establish the way your Doshas work in your life by examination of your planets, by using Dosha assessment methods and we also take into account cross-reference to your Western psychodynamic astrology.

The three doshas are vata, pitta and kapha.

Vata corresponds to air
Pitta to fire
Kapha to earth and water.





The Vedic astrological signs can then be divided as follows:

Vata : Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Aquarius.
Virgo is placed here because it’s ruled by Mercury, which is an air planet in Vedic astrology.
Pitta : Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Scorpio.
Scorpio is pitta because the classic ruler of Scorpio is the fire planet Mars. In Vedic astrology.
Kapha : Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces. These are the earth and water signs.














A vata type is generally slim (thin), has difficulty concentrating, feels the cold and has a great urge to be quickly satisfied in his needs. He eats quickly, chews his food badly and eats at irregular hours.
A kapha type is often corpulent, slow, and has a calm, thoughtful character. He eats a lot and enjoys his food.
A pitta type has a well-balanced figure, likes action and can be hot tempered. Because his life is so busy, he may feel food is not very important.

Let’s have a little look at Vedic Astrology establishes the constitution or dosha. We look at your individual planets
In addition we use the rising sign in your Vedic birth chart: the Lagna or ascendant. For example, If the ascendant is Aries (a pitta sign), and the lord of the ascendant (Mars) is in Scorpio (a pitta sign), it will point to you having a pitta constitution.

We also need to know which planets are in the sixth house and where their lord of the sixth house is placed.  If Mercury is in the sixth house and in Pisces, that points to either a vata (Mercury is a vata planet) and/or a kapha (Pisces is a kapha sign) constitution.

A third factor that plays a role in the analysis is the position of the Moon. We examine which Vedic sign is the Moon placed and whether the Moon in conjunction with other planets.

The strongest planet in the horoscope is also important. Often this will be a planet placed in its own sign or exalted, and placed in a House where it can develop its energy (for example houses 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 or 11). If a certain planet in the horoscope is prominent, then that planet will colour all the aspects of the life of the person involved, including his Dosha/constitution.

Actually, this is a complicated analysis and  most people are mixed types. So we can have a vata-kapha type, a pitta-kapha type, etc. and this is useful to know about yourself.

As I said, one fo the methods of Dosha understanding is to look at your planets. So, we look at the Dosha typology of your planets. And we also take into account the Nakshatras (the 27 sign Lunar Zodiac of Vedic Astrology) the planet occupies. And, as with all my courses, this course is based on the study of two charts, yours and mine, both Vedic and Western if your wish. So you will work out both our Dosha profiles and we will share the learning.

Here is a Dosha typology that brings in our planets:

The Doshas/Signs are divided into the three biological humours of Ayurveda. It is related to disease propensities and activity recommendations as well as diet and is so worth studying:

element: air
signs:     Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius
planets:  Mercury (primary), Saturn (primary), Venus (secondary)

element: earth and water
signs:     Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces
planets:   Moon (primary), Venus (primary), Jupiter (primary), Saturn (secondary),

element: fire
signs:      Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio
planets:   Mars, the Sun, Jupiter (secondary)

In this course, as with all my worldwide courses and readings, i always offer gateways of healing and empowerment to deal with the perceptions about your life that Vedic astrology so wonderfully offers.

It would be great to work with you.

Importantly, as with all my courses, the focus of study on the selected special Mini-Course theme, is studied with reference to two charts: yours and mine. The benefit of this approach is that it ensures authenticity and trust. We develop an excellent working relationship.

There’s the very special benefit that I am extensively trained in both Vedic and Western astrology, I have a wide academic background, I have spent five years studying individuals and communities following spiritual pathways new to the modern West, and above all I am very caring and I pride myself in supportively enabling and developing your studies as far as your need to go. In addition, I run a healing Centre in the West of Ireland together with my partner Maggie Pashley and so we work with a wide range of healing modalities face to face there, as well as worldwide by internet, and so, very importantly, I am able to gear your astrological project of study to your healing and empowerment and to the achievement of the very special spark you came here to manifest.
My Tuition Approach:
My tuition approach in these Mini-Courses is always so caring and expert. I am so very dedicated to supporting your study, your self-knowledge, your healing and empowerment – the fulfillment of your totally best destiny.

I was an undergraduate at Oxford University in the late sixties and so I bring to you the very best of the Oxford University tutorial system. This is focused individual tuition with the aim of bringing out the very best in the student. Totally individual dialogue between student and tutor is conducted, in this case by email.

I have five university degrees, including two from the University of Oxford. I have qualifications in Counselling. ​I have studied many astrology courses covering both Vedic and Western Astrology.

My background:
​I have also taken part in a five-year university-based field study, a social-anthropological ethnography based mainly in Glastonbury. This involved studying Communities, Institutions and Individuals following Spiritual Pathways new to the modern West. ​The focus pathways were Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and utopian community.

So, I hope this very brief presentation of the contribution of both Vedic and western astrology has been of value to you, and will serve to show the great benefit of studying the topic of your incarnational life purpose. It would be great to work with you.

I hope you will consider enrolling on one of my Vedic Astrology worldwide courses. These are very caring and well-resourced and they are enthusiastically taught. There’s opportunity for western astrology cross-over if you wish. Always the interpretation is non-formulaic. Always the perception you gain is geared to healing and empowerment.

Here’s my Astrology Mini-Courses websites. In each of them your study of your chosen Astrology Mini-Course Option develops with a special emphasis on the particular area of astrology covered by the website:

Master Vedic Astrology:
Nakshatras Advanced course:
Advanced Vedic Astrology Course:

My Western Astrology Course:

And my Astrology Readings website is Starwheel Astrology:

and see our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland:

I look forward to hearing from you,