About Us

Gentle Compass is about demystifying astrology for the average person. It’s about making astrology feel simpler and more people-friendly. After all, everyone has an astrological chart, even though we never asked for our charts to affect our lives so deeply (kind of like a credit report, or a bothersome in-law). We may as well make peace with our charts, or at least try. Gentle Compass is my attempt to offer that kind of peace to the general public.

My background as a Vedic astrologer is fairly multi-faceted.  I spent many years as a monastic – meditating, studying Hinduism and other religions, and traveling between the US and India. This helped me develop both a love for, and a proficiency with, Vedic astrology. I also studied religion and philosophy in college, receiving a bachelors and masters degree in my studies. Those years of study sharpened and refined my understanding and insights around how to present astrology as a teacher. I started learning Vedic astrology (“Jyotish”) myself in the early 90s, and was in the first cohort of David Frawley’s jyotish correspondence course. I have been giving readings since 1995.

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