Asha is an astrologer, tarot teller and lover of myth & magick. Connect with Asha for insight on your relationship, to decompress spiritually and rediscover your creative spark. More about her services here. She reads tarot and astrology (Vedic style, sidereal zodiac), writes horoscopes and teaches workshops on Wild Spirituality.
Being a Taurus, with Krittika birthstar Asha loves to poke holes in ideas, arguments and fluffy explanations. She also has Venus Pisces so she can’t help but be mystical and is at times prone to fluffiness herself. Asha sometimes finds herself ranting against cold empiricism that sneers at the rich spirituality and traditions we have carried with us since we first painted on cave walls. She has also experienced up close, the anti-science, anti-reason attitudes in spiritual communities that makes idealistic seekers vulnerable. Without critical thinking spiritual seekers often find their vitality prey to superstition, undue influence and in the worst cases, psychological and spiritual abuse through unscrupulous false gurus, multi-level marketing pseudo-science or other exploitative situations. You can read more about undue influence here.
Asha believes that both empiricism and the spiritual are important and support each other. Without time to muse, perform ceremony which honours our spiritual beliefs, respects our forebears or helps us to find peace, we hollow out and experience the malaise of the soul – disconnection, depression, soul-dryness. Without respect for the sciences, critical thought and the experience of legitimately educated experts we become veiled in ignorance, superstition and lose opportunities to practically alleviate pain and suffering through improvements in technology, planning and education.
Asha continues to seek answers to the big questions while she is crunching her way through pre-calculus and trying to stop procrastinating. She has loved myth and magic and the power of a good story since she was little – her Grandpa would tell her and her cousins a parable from his life every Sunday. She was raised in a Baptist church but secretly wished to be a Catholic just for the icons of Mary, candles and incense. She continues to believe that God is One and makes herself known through many avatars and aspects. In this way she found herself aligning more and more with Vedic philosophy which she has been reading since she first picked up the Siva Sanhita in 2003.
Despite this eclectic range of reading and experience she believes it is very important not to mix or dilute traditions. She believes in keeping the stories rich, as treasure houses of memory and wisdom – but, the storyteller must know how to tell them so that they are helpful, healing or cautionary for those listening.
Asha’s astro details:
Ascendant Libra, Swati nakshatra
Rahu Aries, Krittika / Ketu Libra, Vishakha
Saturn conjunct Ketu, Scorpio
Sun – Capricorn, Shravan
Jupiter and Mercury conjunction
Venus and Mars conjunction Pisces
Taurus and Rahu conjunction Taurus
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