James Braha

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Born (1951-10-16) October 16, 1951 (age 71)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University,
  • Astrologer
  • author
  • teacher

James Braha (born October 16, 1951) is an American astrologer, author, and teacher of Advaita Vedanta. He has published several books on the topic of Vedic astrology|Vedic Astrology.

Early life

James Braha was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to a Syrian Jewish family. He grew up in North Miami Beach, and studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University, earning a Bachelors of fine Arts degree in 1973. He became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in December, 1973 and taught T.M. until the late 1970’s. In 1979, he began studying Western astrology in Boston and Cambridge. In 1982, he traveled to Kalkaji, India and studied Jyotish (Hindu/Vedic astrology) with astrologer/author R. Santhanam, translator of several classic Jyotish texts. After practicing professionally, he travelled to Bombay in 1984 to study with his second mentor P. M. Padia. He is the recipient of Jyotish Kovid award and the B.V. Raman Janma Shatamanothsava Jyotisha Choodamani award.[1]. His book Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer is recommended by the American College of Vedic Astrology[2]

Partial bibliography

  • Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer. (Hermetician Press, 1986)
  • How to Be a Great Astrologer: The Planetary Aspects Explained. (Hermetician Press, 1992) .
  • How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology. (Hermetician Press, 1995).
  • Astro-logos: Revelations of a Hindu Astrologer. (Hermetician Press, 1996)
  • The Art and Practice of Ancient Hindu Astrology: Nine Intimate Sessions Between Teacher and Student. (Hermetician Press, 2001).
  • Living Reality: My Extraordinary Summer With "Sailor" Bob Adamson. (Hermetician Press, 2005).

In the media



  1. "Interview James Braha November 2013 by Juliana Swanson | Jyotish Star of the Month". jyotishstar.com. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. "ACVA Recommended Reading". American College of Vedic Astrology. Retrieved 2020-10-19.

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