The Lunar Nodes: Desire and Transcendence

“Not long ago I read somewhere that we who study and love this science don’t become astrologers, we become astrology. This aphorism serves to remind us that we are at our best and most effective when we keep ourselves humble and mindful that this knowledge is bigger than any one of us, that ‘astrology is a vast ocean which no one can fathom in one lifetime.’

I personally have found more truth, guidance, hope and redemption in the science of astrology than in any other philosophy or system of divination, and I try to always consider it a gift I have been given.

I feel that I have been blessed by the wisdom and knowledge I have received, and continue to receive, from a series of wise, highly informed and generous teachers. These include Juliana Swanson, Dr. K.S. Charak, Vinay Aditya, Chakrapani Ullal, Gayatri Devi Raman, Penny Farrow and Marc Boney, as well as the books and recordings of Mr. K. N. Rao.

I consider myself first and foremost a student of Vedic Astrology, and a great deal of my studies have occurred in most perfect learning environment imaginable – at the Arshavidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. This place of highest learning and inspiration has become my second home, and those of us who have studied Vedic Astrology together there over the past number of years have become my family.

I welcome inquiries regarding any of the astrological services I provide, and thank you for visiting my site learnacademy.org.”

Read Michael’s latest article (published in the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of The Mountain Astrologer) in which he and Tracy explore how Rahu (north node) and Ketu (south node) can bring wealth, fame and spirituality, as well as addiction and difficulty.