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Does your soul know your destiny?

In solitude, since I was a child whenever I closed my eyes and just breathed - I could feel only two things resonating strongly inside me - God and Movies. Nowhere could I see myself as a corporate guy or a successful businessman. Although my father - an amateur astrologer - told me once when I was 8 years old that the lines on my palm indicated a career related to writing, I never could fix the puzzle correctly, and personally I never could find a role model or someone who has clubbed the three - God, Movies and Writing - efficiently to make a living.

Vedic Astrology and Hinduism

Stranger - Astrology is a superstition and astrologers are all fake.

Me - So do you believe in Hinduism at least?

Stranger - Of course I do. Hinduism, more than a religion is a way of life.

Me - So you believe in Hindu Gods?

Stranger - I do.

Don't play with the esoteric!

Religion and spirituality are the only 2 subjects where every asshole thinks he has enough knowledge about. Being born into a religion or getting baptised within a month of your birth doesn't make you a religious person. The smallest of subject needs hours of effort, focus, reading and sadhanas to understand it and to apply it correctly. Looking at a cobbler working, it might seem very easy to stitch a meagre thin g like a footwear - just try doing it yourself and you will know where all it probably can bleed while you succeed in putting the first knot.

What 'exactly' do I do?

It is quite weird and unfortunate that after 13 years of existence as a professional astrologer I have to write this particular blog. In real life when I meet people, I usually don't announce that I am an astrologer as it leads to unnecessary arguments, which I hate to have. Also when specifically asked, I reveal the truth only to a selected few - or else I escape saying I am a writer to maintain peace and harmony. Of the selected few to whom I am honest about my profession - I noticed something strange and hence the blog.

10 years a profe$$ional astrologer - part 1

This August I completed 10 years of being a profe$$ional astrologer. Had I not taken up astrology as my profe$$ion a decade back, I surely would have been a Vice President or some President in one of the corporate firms or some dot com. Well all my colleagues and even my juniors head corporate firms today and they indeed have successfully climbed the corporate ladder. Not that I never wanted to, just that I found myself a complete misfit among manipulative human beings.

Why I cater ONLY to the rich

Close to a decade back I saw a toddler at one of my well wisher's (who happens to be an astrologer himself) house. Looking at the little girl, it was easy to visualise her horoscope, and I could not see any planetary combinations that will bring Raja Yogas for her. With a sunken heart I looked at my well wisher and asked, "what is the purpose of this child's existence. I cannot see any big luck or luxuries or prosperity coming into her life." And he replied, "she is my maid's daughter. And yeah you are right she doesn't have any Raja Yogas. But then everything happens, because God wants it to happen."

Avinashilingam is dead!

"Man, why do you smoke?" I asked him 18 years back, while doing my Masters in Mass Communication from PSG Arts College, Coimbatore. And he coolly replied, "remember Kennedi, when you don't have anyone around you - this stick of cigarette is the only thing that will give you company without demanding anything in return." I admired the way he always lived his life the way he wanted, and I am sure he did that till his last breath.

Saturn Retrogrades!

The planet Saturn moved into Thula (Libra) from Kanya (Virgo) in November 2011, and between November 2011 and February 2012 - there were many celebrity deaths. Nothing much happened in the months of March, April and May 2012 - and the ghazal King Mehdi Hassan died suddenly on June 18, 2012. Well astrologically Saturn retrograded - meaning moved back into Kanya (Virgo) and will stay there till July 2012 - hence the following events are very much possible in the months of June, July and August 2012....

Two lives I followed this year!

I write the yearly predictions every year with utmost sincerity and just leave it there. I have never bothered to cross check it with mine or anyone else's lives ever. But this year I thought I would take two close people's lives into consideration and see how much of my prediction comes true for them. The first was my own sister and another was a close friend of mine - the former is born in the Ascendant of Makara and the latter is born in ascendant of Vrishika.

The problems in knowing a bit too much - part 2!

To become 'nonreactive' to a particular incident or people isn't easy when you know a bit too much about the future. It takes a lot of time and mental training to react in a way you never wanted to and still be happy about how you reacted.

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