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There are certain times in our life when we experience divine intervention. That painting of Michelangelo of God and Adam touching fingers comes to life. We feel suddenly that things are much bigger than we thought…
Years ago when I was a graduate student in Santa Barbara I decided to take a drive to meet my Guru in San Jose. Mind you, the night before I’d vowed not to go. Gone were the days were I could sit quietly with my teacher. He’d suddenly become popular and I found myself consigned to the back row longing for the “old days.”
But the following morning, I resolved instead to make the trip up the coast. It was a beautiful day and I thought I’d go via Big Sur and partake in that particular splendor, which I did. After enjoying a sweet picnic overlooking the grand Pacific ocean, I swung my car onto the freeway heading north toward Silicon Valley—just as evening traffic hit.
Once I went to a Vedic astrologer when I first began college. Of the many things he told me, one point stood out. He said, “You’ll never be happy in any profession you choose.”
I felt devastated. Every time I attempted to decide upon a career his words haunted me. I repeated again and again in my mind, “I’ll never be happy. I’ll never be happy.”
The astrologer’s words had habituated my thinking.
Moreover, his reading of my destiny conditioned how I perceived my life’s purpose. It had colored the way I saw my place in the world.
Anyone else could have told me the same thing and it wouldn’t have affected me like that. There was something about the context of having my chart read that shifted the way I perceived my life purpose. His interpretation literally altered the way I thought, spoke and acted from that moment on.
It was that powerful.
I realized that Vedic Astrology is not just an objective “reading” of my...