how to improve your life with astrology
In this blog post I wanted to share some practical tips on how you can use astrology to improve your life. I was a big sceptic when it came to astrology, as I have had a medical education for many years of my life, so I was not believing that "planets moving around the Sun" had anything to so with my life, until I head a reading from Vedic astrologer in 2015. I was so much under the impression of what I heard that I have decided during the seven hours long drive back to Delhi that I must learn Vedic Astrology and discover "the logic behind it". Since then, I have been very passionately learning and last year I had a blessing of completing Vedic Astrology Academy. More that I am learning about Vedic astrology more I am amazed how accurate it is. Even more so, applying astrological knowledge in my daily life I have had so many benefits. In this blog post, I will share some of my favourite rituals and practical uses of astrology that can help you to improve your life.
manifesting with moon cycles
Vedic Astrology is lunar centred and Moon placement has a big role in studying someone's natal chart, and in our every day life, as Moon cycles and placements can affect our mood, and our emotions. Waxing Moon is considered very auspicious for new beginnings, starting new things and projects, setting goals, and manifesting our desires. Waning Moon time is, on the other hand, very auspicious for completing the cycles and projects, letting go of things, cleaning, releasing... It is amazing how older people in India are aware of this wisdom, as I have heard elders saying that it is not auspicious to buy a new home during the waxing Moon cycle.
Therefor, tracking Moon cycles and setting our goals and planning our months and projects according to the energy of the Moon phases can be very beneficial and powerful. You can track the Moon cycles by various apps which can be installed on smart phones, or like me, on this website (where you can enter your location and see the timings of Moon phases). Then, you can plan your month accordingly.
New Moon nights are considered auspicious for setting new goals and intentions, manifesting your desires, visualising, launching new products or projects, buying new things, starting a diet, starting a workout routine... You can journal about your intentions and desires that you want to manifest, and set new goals that you want to accomplish. Waxing Moon cycle is the time during which we can work on our goals more productively, as the lunar energy is building up, and manifest our dreams faster into reality.
Full Moon nights are auspicious for self reflection, diving inwards, and journaling about what you want to let go of, having a ritual salt bath, energetic and emotional clearing, purifying the air and the energy in our home with sandalwood incense, lavender, or sage. Waning Moon phase is auspicious for closing and completing projects, decluttering our home and workspace, fasting and detoxing our body, donating things, letting go of anything that does not serve us. It is time to reflect on the goals that we have set for ourselves in order to evaluate the progress that we are making. It is the time of going inwards, emotional healing and release, and deeper self discovery. Aligning with Moon cycles gives us an opportunity to set our goals and reflect on them every single month, to align better with cosmic energies of the Universe, and use it in our favour.
knowing and understanding yourself
Knowing our astrological placements can help us to know ourselves - our conscious and subconscious behavioural patterns and subconscious archetypal roles that we are acting out in our life. Once we can understand ourselves, our emotional nature, our personality traits, and the archetypal role that we are acting our in the world, we can then chose to focus on developing our full potential and utilising our strengths, while at the same time we can become more aware of our weaknesses and work on overcoming them. Once we understand better why we behave the way we do, and why we are acting the way we do, it helps us to be less judgemental of ourselves, and of other people, as we realise that we are all acting out our own karmic patterns and subconscious behavioural archetypes.
getting clarity about your life path and life purpose
Astrology is a great tool that can help us to get the clarity about our life path and our life's purpose. As a life coach, by using the self development tools with my life coaching clients it used to take me weeks, or even months, to help my clients who were confused about what to do in life to discover their life purpose. I was amazed how this question can be answered during just one session, by one analysis of the client's birth chart! Natal chart is the map of the sky on the day when we are born and contains information about our life path.
One of the beautiful thing to me while doing astrological reading s is to see my clients getting the "confirmation" that they are on the right path in their life or in their career, or the feeling of relief when they get clarity about their purpose, career direction, life path... I have myself been trough a difficult period in life when I was struggling with sever depression ten years back, and one of the most difficult things for me to bear was the "identity" crisis and not knowing what to do in life. Once we know what we want to do in life and the direction that we are headed to, we can create an action plan and work on getting there. But, when we do not know what to do, or we are not confident about our choice, that's when we feel literally "stuck" in life.
Astrology can also help us to know the right timing for certain events in our life, by studying planetary transits. Knowing more about these energetic patterns during planetary transits can help us to align with them, instead of going against them. Knowing when is a good ("auspicious") time during the year for us to make the important decisions, like buying property, career change, or moving to another country... can help us make better decisions and avoid costly mistakes in terms of time, money, and emotional disturbance. Knowing about our life path can help us to understand why certain things had happened to us, and prepare us for what is coming. When we are aware of our subconscious behavioural patterns, "dark" tendencies, karmic knots, and limiting beliefs, we can with the help of our spiritual practice and preforming austerities and good karma heal, reprogram, and remedy them, in order to reduce their negative affect in the future. Knowing why we have suffered can give the meaning and higher understanding to our life, and help us to avoid making same mistakes in the future.
I feel grateful that I can use the knowledge of Vedic Astrology as additional tool to help people improve their life, and I am very touched with the feedback after the astrology reading session which I have been conducting recently.
I will be posting more astrological advice here on the blog, and on my YouTube channel in the upcoming months, so if you are interested in this topic, stay tuned. If you want to book Vedic Astrology reading session over Skype with me, you can e-mail me on by using contact form below or send me a direct message on any of my social media platforms.