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Jian Ghomeshi: unrepentant teddy bear of love

November 3rd, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Karma

In 2009 Jian Ghomeshi, then host of the CBC’s popular radio talk show Q was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder. He began seeing a psychologist on a weekly basis to deal with a range of topics – feeling like an outsider because of his Iranian background, having trust issues, and just not feeling good […]

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Harry & Meghan: Marriage of the century or star-crossed misadventure?

June 7th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction, Karma

Backstory: In July 1981, I went on a national radio talk show in Montreal to discuss the upcoming Royal wedding between Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. To the surprise of the moderator, I said their marriage would fail within seven years. The switchboard promptly lit up with agitated callers, castigating me, and astrology, and the […]

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy of the western world

October 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction, Karma

Author’s note: I know at first glance this might seem inappropriate, posting an article on Hugh Hefner the week after the Harvey Weinstein  scandal, revealing the latter’s systemic sexual harassment and assault upon young women in the film industry. Bad timing for this article, perhaps, but good timing for Hefner to have died just three […]

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The Mathematics of Yogas, part 6: Viparita Raja Yoga

June 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Karma

Viparita Raja Yoga Not every cloud has a silver lining, but when it does, it provides an example of how Viparita Raja Yoga works. This yoga operates on the principle that, effectively, two wrongs make a right. For the mathematically-inclined, this is like multiplying two negative numbers and getting a positive, as in (-2) x […]

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Vedanta in Rishikesh, day 3

September 27th, 2016 · No Comments · India, Instruction, Karma

24 September 2005 Another beautiful day at the Dayananda ashram in Rishikesh, and Swami Brahmavidyananda is explaining some basic principles of Vedanta… Thinking covers a broad spectrum, he tells us. Just as there are shades of grey between black and white, so thinking can vary in its quality. Certain objects give us pleasure. Therefore, we […]

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Muhammad Ali: noble warrior

July 2nd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction, Karma

“I’d like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous, and who treated everyone right,” Ali wrote before his death. “As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him. As a man who tried to unite humankind through faith and love.” For […]

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Prince: Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down?

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Karma

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called life.” Prince was hailed as an innovator, and known for his flamboyant stage presence, vocal range and guitar virtuosity. His music integrated a wide variety of styles that included rock, R&B, funk, soul, psychedelia and pop. He was a singer, songwriter, record […]

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Karma: dridha vs adridha

April 4th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Karma

Karma: dridha vs adridha  As astrologers we often grapple with notions of fate versus free will. The very premise of astrological prediction implies we’re capable of reading something in a client’s chart that says: this will happen, this won’t. Whether we call that fate, destiny or karma is just semantics. The tacit understanding of Jyotish […]

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David Bowie: the starman who fell to earth

January 17th, 2016 · Comments Off on David Bowie: the starman who fell to earth · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction, Karma, Palmistry

David Bowie: the starman who fell to earth “There’s a starman waiting in the sky, he’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds.” From the moment he first appeared as Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie was the beautiful alien we fell in love with. In one swoop he made extraterrestrial […]

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Indira Gandhi: Parivartana power!

September 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Astrology, celebrity, India, Karma

Indira Gandhi was a remarkable woman on two scores. On a mundane level, she is India’s only female prime minister to date. On a stellar level, she has three Parivartana Yogas in her chart. How rare is that? Although 40% of the general population has one Parivartana Yoga, only 3% has two, and only 0.03% […]

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