1) Do you use western or Vedic astrology?

I use the traditional nine planets (Sun-Ketu) Vedic astrology and no outer planets like Uranus, Neptune or Pluto in my Vedic astrology readings. However, time to time if my intuition prompts me and when I see the need I will jump to the tarot cards or the birth card system in my readings. During those times I will touch upon Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

2) What ayanamsa (settings) do you use?

I use the Tropical Zodiac, with the Middle of Mula Galactic Center Ayanamsa and Dhruva Equatorial positions for Nakshatras, which may be different than standard Vedic Astrologers of the day. If you are aware of Jyothish principles or have had your reading done before, this simply means that the chart I calculate and others (for example contemporary astrologers in India) use may differ by one rasi and nakshatra.

You can get a feel of the birth chart and other divisional charts that I will cast using this link (It is free of cost) – Free chart calculator

3) Why do you use these specific settings?

Please read these articles on Ayanamsa crisis.

Furthermore, you can read the importance of Mercury in astrology.

4) My chart looks different compared to that I find on the internet or other software calculations or that another astrologer has given me previously?

As a client, you should not dwell into such nuances and should simply be concerned about how precisely I do the job. If you still want to know the answer please read these articles

Ayanamsa crisis

Mercury in astrology

5) How will I receive my reading?

Depending on the information requested you would either receive a simple email document or an audio mp3 recording.

6) How do I make a payment for the reading?

There are three options to make the payment – Debit/Credit card or TransferWise or Bank transfer. You can choose the reading of your choice and click on the “CHECKOUT” option next to the reading to make the direct payment. Kindly, note that all payments will be received in USD and it may incur additional bank charges for you if you are residing outside the USA. These charges maybe the currency conversion charges and international payment charges. However, bear in mind that if you choose Paypal transaction I would be expected to bear even higher charges.

Contact me directly so that I can give you my bank details when you choose wire or bank transfer. I would prefer a wire transfer to my account and it will not cost you any extra fees (irrespective of your country).

Paypal charges almost 5% to for every transaction + currency conversion charges (at horrible exchange rates) + 3% additional charges to send it to international bank accounts. So at the moment, I have canceled my business account with Paypal due to the nonsensical fees charged by the company.

When you opt for the TransferWise option, I will send you my account details after I receive your contact information through this form.

Please mention the type of service or readings that you are interested in the subject line or email. I will begin the reading after receiving the payment or confirmation message from your side.

7) Do you accept only USD payment?

I have listed my reading costs in USD as it is widely accepted internationally. If you would like to pay in your local currency please contact me so I can share with you the bank details for such transactions. Please use the exchange rate calculator to calculate the USD equivalent amount in your local currency. 

8) Which consultation form should I use to send you the information?

There are two options for this.

a) Downloadable consultation form: If you would like to download a word document and manually enter the data and details, you may use this form. After filling the form, please send it to me via the contact me page.

b) Birth time rectification form: In case you have ordered a birth time rectification reading, then you must use the birth time rectification consultation form. This form is different from the consultation form, so please make sure to use this. After filling the form, please send it to me via the contact me page.

9) My birth time is unknown or not clearly known so can’t I get a reading?

In that case, you can either opt for a Birth time rectification  or Nakshatra and Moon reading or Prashna reading or card readings

10) I am confused and can’t seem to figure out which type of reading suits me, what should I do?

In that case, you can choose the Intuitive astrology reading. 

In addition, I would also recommend a card reading to supplement the understanding of your birth chart.

For a first time client, I normally recommend to get a 4 hr reading to cover variety of topics related to the chart or cards.

11) Is everything truly pre-destined? What about Free will?

Please read these articles to understand – Fate vs Free will and When do readings/predictions fail?. In addition, I recommend two great books

a) Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahamsa Yogananda
b) God talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Paramahamsa Yogananda

If you find the time you should read them to find in-depth answers to such questions. Although philosophy and theology centered, they talk a lot about astrology too.

12) I am an atheist. Can I still get a reading?

Irrespective of whether you believe in God or astrology, the planets will do what they are meant to do. Save yourself the trouble of testing me as it will be a pure waste of both of our time. But if you are open-minded you can still approach me for a reading. I will be happy to help. Please read these articles to understand the purpose of astrology- Who is God? What is consciousness? Where does astrology fit in? and Atheism and moksha.

13) Can a person have everything they desire in life? Or what are the limitations of desires as seen through the lens of an astrological birth chart?

Please refer to this article for an answer to this question – Angles and trines – the foundation of a chart (Part-3 in the link)

14) Who doesn’t qualify for an astrological reading?

Please refer to this page for the answer – Goal of an astrological session

15) Are there any pre-reading preparations one has to do to derive most out of a session?

Yes. Please refer to this page for more on the preparation prior to a reading.