Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional Vedic Astrologer and lecturer who received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California.

For more than thirty years, Dennis has studied both Eastern and Western astrological techniques, such as natal chart analysis, synastry (relationship compatability), prashna, and Astro*Carto*Graphy (locational astrology) with some of the world’s most respected astrologers.

Dennis was a founding member of the American Council of Vedic Astrology and served as president of the American College of Vedic Astrology, located in Sedona, Arizona, from 1999-2009. His book, The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, is published by Lotus Press and continues to be one of the few works dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of these important, and often overlooked, asterisms of Vedic Astrology. Dennis is currently working on his new book, The Karmic Code™…

Dr. Harness is the founder of the annual Sedona Vedic Astrolgy Conference. This year’s conference will be virtual through a zoom format.


Mirror of Your Personal Destiny

Based on the ancient vedic texts from India, Hindu or Vedic Astrology accurately reveals your soul’s destiny. This profound system of astrology is over 2,000 years old and is extremely useful for predicting future trends and events. Your natal chart reflects your soul’s blueprint regarding your career, relationships, life’s lessons and your spiritual evolution. Your personal mythological and archetypal symbols will also be explored.

“Know Thyself”

Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool for understanding the nature of your “essence” self. Dennis utilizes his intuitive skills to reflect your soul’s intention for this incarnation.

Personal Growth Cycles

A unique feature of Hindu Astrology reveals the planetary periods ( Dasa / Bhukti Cycles ) which can clearly reflect future trends and developmental life cycles. This analysis is particularly helpful for gaining a more comprehensive overview of one’s life patterns. Marriage, financial success and other important life changes and events can be revealed with detailed accuracy.

“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in the mathematical harmony with one’s individual karma. The horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing one’s unalterable past and probable future results. The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate, but to arouse our will to action"

- Swami Sri Yukteswar

“My belief is that Eastern (Hindu) astrology reflects our soul nature while Western astrology is effective for understanding our personality, behavioral patterns and the ego. Western astrology can be envisioned as the waves on the ocean, with Hindu or Vedic astrology depicted as the deeper undercurrents of our past life karmic patterns."

- Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. (Dayananda Saraswati)


Dennis offers compassionate and expert guidance in all aspects of life: relationships and compatibility, financial, career, health and spiritual growth. With a background in psychology and a deep understanding of the principles of Vedic Astrology, Dennis is able to delve deeply into the issues that concern us and to offer solutions for a better, more fulfilling life. By honoring our strengths and recognizing the tendencies that limit us, we are able to face the challenges in life both courageously and fortuitously.