The text you are about to read is a detailed account of how I used astrology to realize my destiny and purpose. The story,
though entirely personal, is not written to reveal the details of my life. It is written to teach others how to derive the fullest benefit from the information within their astrological
birthcharts. I am also writing to introduce Westerners to the magnificence of Hindu predictive astrology, also known as Jyotish or Vedic astrology.
In 1979, I began a period of dramatic life changes that culminated four years later in the actualization of my life's work. By fully trusting the
positive features of my birthchart and by delving deeply and with great commitment into the whys and wherefores of the star language, I was able to maximize my talents and potentials and achieve a
degree of self-actualization I had been fervently seeking for years.
Self-actualization is a universal phenomenon. Everyone seeks to find their perfect niche, their primary mission. And nearly all people sense that a
significant part of their existence is fated or predetermined from birth. Unfortunately however, due to the astrology's fallen status in recent centuries, the knowledge of how to use this wonderful
science for its greatest value has largely been lost. Astro-Logos, which reads merely as an interesting story about a Hindu astrologer, is actually an educational text, a how-to manual for those
who want to use astrology to gain significant insights and a degree of self-actualization in some particular area.
This book encompasses a great many topics other than divining the future. Fate, free will, enlightenment, love relationships, the ethics of
astrology, gurus, astrological mantras, altering one's preordained karma, and many more subjects are examined from both metaphysical and spiritual perspectives. While readers will relate to
each particular topic differently, depending on personal interest, there is an underlying universal theme running throughout. This theme is the search for fulfillment - the quest to discover one's
greatest talents and potentials and to realize one's unique purpose. And it is here that each reader will make his or her visceral connection to the text. Once the connection is made, a
significant transformational learning process begins. Interestingly, the process occurs whether or not one is familiar with his or her astrological birthchart.
What the text offers the reader depends upon exactly where one stands within his or her own self-actualization process. Some readers will be captivated
by what Astro-Logos has to say about love matters and finding one's ideal mate. Others will be preoccupied with more spiritual realities; for example, the information an astrological birthchart
reveals regarding finding one's fastest spiritual path. Individuals who are consumed with wealth and gaining fame will gain insight into the purpose of such desires from the astrological
perspective. Readers who wonder why certain features of their lives seem out of their control while other areas work perfectly well are about to find out why. The list of subjects goes on and on.
Astro-Logos, the title of this book, means "star language" in Greek. I chose this name because so many people associate "astrology"
with the superficial material in Sun Sign columns, carnival gypsies, and charlatan fortune tellers. Most people have never experienced an actual astrological birthchart interpretation based upon
the date, place, and exact time of birth. These days, astrology is even confused with numerology, psychic phenomenon, and tarot cards.
One final note. The first edition of this book was titled Astro- Logos, Language of Life. Some of the original material, now outdated, has been
deleted. A new section regarding astrological mantras and yagyas (Hindu religious ceremonies to strengthen afflicted planets and alleviate life problems indicated in the birthchart) has been added.
That section appears in the preface and contains possibly the most important information in this book. Without astrological yagyas, I would be helpless to assist many clients with severe
afflictions in their birthcharts.
Astro-Logos was great fun to write. I hope you find it enjoyable to read.