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Karma: dridha vs adridha

Karma: dridha vs adridha

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 […]

The Ashley Madison affair: Venus & Mars are not al

The Ashley Madison affair: Venus & Mars are not alright tonight…

In 1975 Paul McCartney sang, “A good friend of mine follows the stars: Venus and Mars are alright tonight.” But as of this week when a hacker group made public the customer database for the Ashley Madison website, Venus and Mars are not alright. In fact, they’ve been up all night fighting… For those who […]

Swami Prabhupada: a choice of ascendants

Swami Prabhupada: a choice of ascendants

  Swami Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a guru and the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the “Hare Krishna Movement”. His mission was to propagate Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a school of Hinduism taught by his guru, throughout the world. A charismatic leader, he emerged as a major figure of […]

My Practice of Vedic Astrology

My Practice of Vedic Astrology

This article describing my consultation process first appeared under a slightly different title in the May 2014 edition of Jyotish Star. Thanks to Juliana Swanson for encouragement and guidance, and Christina Collins for publishing. Thanks also to my teachers, Hart DeFouw and his guru Mantrji, without whom I’d never have seen the light of the […]

Lindsay Lohan: Fully Loaded

Lindsay Lohan: Fully Loaded

If anyone needed evidence of Rahu’s power to turn an otherwise charmed life into a shit-storm of trouble, look no further than Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay (LiLo) Lohan was born July 2, 1986, at 9:50 pm in New York. (Data courtesy of Astrotheme.com) Her mother was a singer/dancer, her father a Wall Street trader. She began […]

Karma & Reincarnation

Karma & Reincarnation

Woody Allen said, “I believe in karma and reincarnation, because nothing else explains how I could get so far behind in just one life.” Half the world’s population believes in reincarnation, which obliges us to be reborn again and again, working on our soul’s multiple-life lessons, like some poor kid who can’t get his college […]