Q+A Interview with Jagdish C Maheshri

Jagdish is NCGR Research Director since 2010 and a contemporary Vedic astrologer. He has published and presented papers at Baltimore and Philadelphia NCGR conferences.  In 2012 he spoke at the UAC.  Recently he spoke at the conference in New Delhi and won the outstanding global astrologer award. He is a recipient of Catherine & Ernest 2016 research grant. Jagdish holds a PhD, teaches (online) Vedic astrology, authored several articles, appeared on radio shows, and hosts website www.astroinsight.com. In 1995, he discovered a unique Ninefold Progression technique and explains in his book, It’s All in Timing

E-mail:  jmaheshri@astroinsight.com
Website:  www.astroinsight.com

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Q: How did you get introduced to astrology?

It was by an accident.  Some 45 years ago I was dragged out by my uncle on a summer afternoon to a lecture by a well-known astrologer in India.  I was least interested in the lecture.  After listening to his talk and reaction by the audience I felt that astrologers (perhaps not knowingly) play on people’s emotions and exploit their vulnerability to either stroke their ego or make living or both.  At that very moment I personally took the challenge to disprove astrology.  To make a long story short, I did have some success in doing so, but at the same time, I discovered that astrology (since this was in India, it was Vedic astrology) can be a source of lot of valuable information if it were treated as a science. And I became aware that the people (astrologers) who dealt with astrology that time had no scientific background and therefore, did not treat it scientifically. And I felt like it was my calling, and thus the beginning of my journey!

Q: Do you have any advice on how to study astrology?

Open minded inquiry.  It’s very hard to remain open minded while studying astrology since one can be easily overwhelmed with the emotions that accompany the study.  The sciences like physics and chemistry are hard sciences where solid proofs are required.  Because it’s yet to be scientifically developed, astrology on the other hand is not a hard science.  And therefore, it should be used as a guidance.

Q: What do you feel is the role of astrologer to the contemporary client?

The astrologer essential should become a contemporary astrologer.  I think in the area of behavior modification (wherever possible) astrology can be a great tool. It requires a thorough analysis of the client’s natal chart with open mind approach.  To me, one of the greatest challenges for a contemporary astrologer is to figure out what the essence of client’s personality and perhaps the glimpse of his/her purpose in life.  To find out what clicks the client that manifests in joy and effortless living.

Q:  How would you describe your astrological focus or area of study?

Natural and man-made calamities has been the area of my mundane research activities.  Also, researching the prediction concepts in Vedic astrology.

Q: Can you give us a preview of your presentation?

My presentation is about interpreting a contemporary Vedic chart.  I extensively apply the concept of Ninefold (Navamansh) technique not only to assess the strength of planets in the natal chart but to use that concept for predictions part in concert with the Dasha cycles, transits and the operating planets.  I discovered the importance of the Ninefold technique in 1994, wrote a book, titled, “It’s all in Timing” in 1997, and has been teaching the technique since then.  Wrote few articles in NCGR publications, and recently received the “Outstanding Global Astrologer” award by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage (in Feb 2016).

Q: Can you tell us about your teachers?

I’m a self-taught contemporary Vedic astrologer.

Q: What are some books that influenced you in your study and practice of astrology? Can you tell us a little about how they were influential?

Read quite a few books and magazines over last 40 years or so.  Although (being open minded) I do not take any book at its face value, some of the books that I liked are those written by Bepin Behari, and they are a good source material.

Q: Do you find much of a difference between in-person readings and remote readings?

I do both, and I find in person-readings are more rewarding to both me and the clients.  However, with the aid of skype, the gap between in person and remote reading is narrowing.

Q: How do you see the remaining years of Pluto in Capricorn?

In Sidereal (Vedic) astrology Pluto currently is in Sagittarius and will remain in Sagittarius till 2020/21.  For more on this (if you have interest and time) please refer to: http://www.astroinsight.com/mptransits/pluto/index.html


Q: Do you have any thoughts about the interaction of astrology and culture?  Astrology and science?  Astrology and entertainment?  Astrology and politics?

I have my monthly blog (predictions) that deals with astrology, culture, politics, religion, etc. Also, I have quite a few articles posted at my website: www.astroinsight.com/articles that are related to the topics above.

 

JAGDISH MAHESHRI AT THE MANY FACES OF ASTROLOGY CONFERENCE

Jagdish C Maheshri is conducting the research symposium on Thursday  02/16/17.
He is presenting his research findings on his current research activities for earthquakes of magnitude 7 and higher  forecasting.

He is also giving a lecture entitled 'Basic Principles of Interpreting a Vedic Chart'. In describing his lecture, he notes:

"This will cover basic steps that one could follow to read a Vedic chart.  It includes the major differences between the western and eastern (Vedic) charts, traditional and contemporary Vedic charts, Vedic chart formats as opposed to western chart format, a detailed natal chart analysis that includes houses, planets and the zodiac signs, and their interactions, the concept of ninefold (navamansha) chart and its application to assess the overall planetary strength of the natal chart.  (Houses, planets and zodiac signs and their interrelationships). "

His lecture will take place on Friday, 02/17/17.

JAGDISH MAHESHRI 

Jagdish is NCGR Research Director since 2010 and a contemporary Vedic astrologer. He has published and presented papers at Baltimore and Philadelphia NCGR conferences.  In 2012 he spoke at the UAC.  Recently he spoke at the conference in New Delhi and won the outstanding global astrologer award. He is a recipient of Catherine & Ernest 2016 research grant. Jagdish holds a PhD, teaches (online) Vedic astrology, authored several articles, appeared on radio shows, and hosts website www.astroinsight.com. In 1995, he discovered a unique Ninefold Progression technique and explains in his book, It’s All in Timing.  

E-mail:  jmaheshri@astroinsight.com
Website:  www.astroinsight.com

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