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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...
There’s one thing I’ve learned after over 15 years as a professional Vedic Astrologer: We are all imprinted beings.
Sociologists lead us to believe that we are nurtured into the people that we become. Your parents, your religion, your education, and your culture all condition what you will express of yourself. They assert that you are a product of your surroundings. You’re born as a blank slate that gets written upon by your life’s experience.
In my meeting with many parents over the course of my career as a Vedic Astrologer and life coach, however, I found this theory to be entirely suspect.
Once the mother of a five-year-old boy came to me for a consultation. Her son was having trouble adjusting to pre-school because he was convinced he was a soldier fighting in World War II. He would describe vivid battle scenes on the playground, scaring the other children. His obsession with war scenes became too much for the teacher to handle and she requested he be...
“You’re destined to receive this reading when you are 20 years, nine months and three days old,” Chakrapani Ullal— Los Angeles’ most reputable Jyotishi (Vedic Astrologer)—began his discussion of my life’s fate.
Having provided him with only my name, birth date, time and location, he described my psychology more accurately than anyone prior—better than any shrink or counselor.
He knew about my relationship with my parents. He described the kind of work I’d be most happy doing. And he discussed my future as confidently as if he were unpeeling a fruit and handing it to me to eat.
Listening to a stranger narrate my life’s story with so much intimate knowledge made me feel awkwardly exposed. Yet I wasn’t ashamed or embarrassed. Instead, I felt authenticated. It was an entirely new feeling for me.
Someone, finally, spoke out who I am.
Then he hit on my life’s most pivotal...