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Welcome to the work of astrologer and author Edith Hathaway. Her articles and commentary on Vedic astrology have appeared in numerous journals and magazines around the world, and some of her lectures are now available on mp3s and MP4s with accompanying PDFs.

Her most recent book,In Search of Destiny: Biography, History & Culture As Told Through Vedic Astrologywas published in April 2012 and is available on Amazon.

For several years In Search of Destiny remained first among the top three “Top-rated” books at Kindle books on Eastern Astrology. It has also received several awards, along with its author. Reviewers describe the book as “ground-breaking,”“a monumental work,”“a significant contribution to Vedic astrology,” and “an astrological sensation on many levels.”

Read some of the additional Reviews & Testimonials.

See Edith’s page at Author Central at Amazon.

Peruse some excerpts from the book – each one followed by a 2015 update with the author’s commentary on related topics applicable to current events, including the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. (These appeared in the Sept., Oct. and Nov. 2015 issues of Astrologicmagazine, an on-line magazine.)


Deepen your learning experience in Vedic astrology with one or more of the 18 products in Edith’s Web store. With the addition of three new video presentations from FAC 2019 and UAC 2018, there are now four video presentations (mp4s). The Power Point lecture presentation is combined closely with the audio for your convenience. No other venue offers these lectures in the mp4 format. The lecture handout is also included in PDF format in most cases and available to download. Enjoy!


French translation edition

A French translation of In Search of Destiny is now available (as of Feb. 2018) on Amazon worldwide and in selected bookstores across Europe and in Canada. The book is published by Vintage Vedic Press, San Diego, translated by Patricia Depasse (Belgium): À la recherche du destin : Biographie, histoire et culture selon l’astrologie védique. (612 pp.)

CONTACT information: [email protected]

INTERVIEWS: Please also see coverage of Edith Hathaway in her interviews with Jyotish Star, Oct. 2012 and with the Washington State Astrology Association, May 2011.



Never before in American history has a presidential candidate been spied on with illegal electronic surveillance, as was done from 2015 (or earlier) through 2017 to then-candidate Donald Trump, later President-elect Trump, then President Trump, for 10 months into his presidency. The Obama Dept. of Justice planned and executed this scheme, working closely with the FBI, CIA, NSA, the Clinton campaign, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “They framed an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy that never existed, and they knew it, and they plotted to ruin him as a candidate and then plotted to destroy him as a president.” (Former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova, Jan. 2018) Here is Joe DiGenova in Jan. 2020 updating what was known for several years, including that efforts to impeach Donald Trump began when he was still a candidate.


From March to Nov. 2017, with follow-up articles in 2018 and in June 2019, Edith has been writing about these events from the vantage point of transiting Pluto tightly opposite the USA natal Sun, also examining the Jupiter-Saturn and lunar nodal cycles, 2000-2020. In a national chart the Sun symbolizes the President and presidency. Pluto represents secret forces, unwilling to be seen or identified; and an opposition is a confrontation or attack, in this case a systematic and full force attack, but the players remain hidden – until now.

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  • Spies, Propaganda, Censorship & the Origins of the Trump-Russia Collusion InvestigationJune 1, 2019
  • Brett Kavanaugh and the Run-up to the Last Close Pluto Station Opposite the USA Sun (3°orb) – Oct. 1, 2018
  • Peter Strzok – Update – Aug. 1, 2018
  • More Investigation around the 2016 U.S. Election: The Inspector General’s Report, June 14, 2018 – July 1, 2018
  • Russiagate Showdown – 13 Russians Indicted– March 1, 2018
  • Anatomy of a Pluto Station – Las Vegas Shooting & other Notable Events – Nov. 1, 2017
  • The Great Divide – American Civil War Redux – Aug. 31, 2017
  • Accidental Journalist and Friends – The Rise of the Citizen Journalists – June 30, 2017
  • Deep State vs. Head of State – Tr. Pluto Opposes the USA Sun (3° orb) – April 27, 2017
  • From Information Age to Surveillance State – How Did We Get Here? – March 31, 2017


As of Feb. 1, 2021 there are 819 pages of articles available at this website: 61 articles including three book excerpts with commentary. Many of these (21 articles) also appear in French translation by Patricia Depasse, Belgium. Since Aug. 2014 Edith’s articles have appeared in AstroLogic magazine, an on-line magazine, among other venues, both in print and on-line.

In Feb. 2021 Edith writes about the 2021 U.S. Inauguration and its Aftermath, while previously, on Dec. 1, 2020 she she offers History Hangs in the Balance. In Nov. 2020 Edith presents material on journalist Glenn Greenwald and his challenge to mainstream media censorship. In Sept. 2020 Edith writes about the rise of Marxism and Postmodernism in the U.S. and elsewhere, and specifically how it is impacting the U.S. and the Nov. 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. A subsequent two-part article focuses on the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and in the many ways it can be seen as a Contemporary Morality Play. All the Sept. 2020 articles feature material on the upcoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.

In late March and April 2020 Edith covers the Coronavirus. The first article is Coronavirus –War Against “the Invisible Enemy.” The second one is Coronavirus – The Bigger Picture & Time-Lines. Previously, in late Jan. 2020 she covers Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit, which finally became official Jan. 31, 2020. In late 2019 her articles cover the astrological events of Dec. 2019, including a Solar eclipse; also the upcoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Dec. 2020, with its implications of the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. A broad swath of time is covered in analyzing the larger and smaller JU-SA Conjunction cycles through the centuries leading up to this one.

Among topics of cultural interest, Edith has written on the musical Hamilton, its chief protagonist Alexander Hamilton and its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show’s World premiere was Jan. 20, 2015. She has also written on another noteworthy cultural event: a breakthrough concert Feb. 12, 1924 at which George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue received its World premiere.

Among topics of political interest, Edith has covered a range of issues on Immigration in her two-part articleabout this defining issue of the 2020 U.S. Election (Aug. 2019). She has covered the Origins of the Trump-Russia Collusion Investigation (June 2019), Jussie Smollett – Hate Crime Hoax in Chicago (Feb. 2019), and Jussie Smollett – Act 2 (April 2019), which also discusses the final report by Robert Mueller on the Trump-Russia collusion. Among other topics arethe U.S.-China Trade War & Related Topics (Dec. 2018), including the hot topics of immigration and the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (Oct. 2018). Her Aug. 2018 article focuses on Peter Strzok, the lead FBI investigator who is also discussed in her July 2018 article on the Inspector General’s Report (June 2018), titled More Investigation around the 2016 U.S. Election.Edith has written on The Information Age and where its new technologies are leading us. Closely related to this is her article Deep State vs. Head of State,as well as one on the new Citizen Journalists. On Aug. 31, 2017 she published The Great Divide: American Civil War Redux, and in Nov. 2017 came Anatomy of a Pluto Station: Las Vegas Shooting and Other Notable Events. There are 9 articles closely related to each other, including via the tr. Pluto Stations occurring twice in 2017 and once in 2018 (Sept. 30) opposite the USA Sun. (See TRENDING box above.)

Edith has also written on the politics of Syria, on ISIS, the U.S.Presidential Elections of 2008 & 2012, and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (11 full-length articles, totaling 152 pp. here,here, here,here,here,here, here,here, here,here, and here; also on whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Several articles focus on the Jupiter-Saturn 20-yr. cyclesand conjunction charts, among them, her article on The Information Age (2017) given above, and Corporate Conglomerates vs. Nation States: Which Nations Will Survive & Thrive? (2010) Her article on Graha Yuddha(Planetary War) (2002, revised 2010) is one of the most important and original research articles on the topic. This evokes Edith’s work with the great Vedic astrologer, Chakrapani Ullal, who passed away on Oct. 28, 2017 and will be greatly missed. She writes about him here.

Edward Snowden’srevelations in June 2013 about massive global surveillance operations were preceded by whistleblowers William Binney, Thomas Drake and others since 2005. But not until June 2013 did most people pay attention. Edith’s two-part article (available here as PDF) was originally published in the Dec. 2014 and Jan. 2015 issues of Astrologic magazine, an on-line magazine, and later republished with illustrations and follow-up commentary March 2016 in the spring 2016 issue of Geocosmic Journal, a professional astrological journal of the NCGR (National Council of Astrological Research).


Edith participated in a special presentation by Kepler College for International Astrology Day, Sat. March 21, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm PST. Her hour-long segment was with two other panelists (Adam Elenbaas and Omari Martin). Host: Kenneth Miller, Kepler College President. Their topic: Mundane vs Personal: Outer planetapplications. Recordings of this event are available. Please see the Kepler Collegewebsite.


Edith lectured at The Future of Astrology Conference in Dallas, TX Oct. 25-27, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75244. Her lecture took place Oct. 27, 2019, 1 to 3 pm: JUPITER-SATURN 2020: Fulcrum of a 120-yr. cycle. The lecture is now available on mp4 at the web store. It runs 2 hrs. 35 min. and includes 27 min. of Q & A with conference attendees. See also her article: Jupiter-Saturn 2020: The Tipping Point (Dec. 21, 2019).

May 24-29, 2018: Edith was selected by the NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) to give two 75 min. lectures at the United Astrology Conference (UAC 2018). It was held May23-30, 2018 at the Downtown Chicago Marriott Hotel on the “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago, Illinois. The largest and most important of the international astrology conferences, it was sponsored by five astrology organizations: AFAN, ISAR and NCGR, and their junior partners ACVA and AFA. Speakers were selected from a large pool of astrologers who are members of the various organizations. Edith’s lectures were given on Friday, May 25, 2018, and Monday, May 28, 2018. Her Friday lecture “Identifying Revolutionary Trends” was on the Political & Mundane track. Her Monday lecture “Mysteries of the Vedic Dasha System” was on the Vedic astrology track. Audio files of Edith’s UAC2018 lectures are available at this website (web store) in mp4 format, with audio combined with the original Power Point presentation.

May 12, 2017: Edith lectured as Guest Speaker at the San Diego Astrological Society. Her topic was “Mysteries ofthe Vedic Dasha System.” The San Diego Astrological Society meets once a month at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St., San Diego, CA 92103. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and her 90 minute presentation began at 8:00 pm. For more information, please see

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Edith appeared as lecturer and panelist at the ISAR conference Oct. 13-17, 2016 in Costa Mesa, CA, titled “The Power of Forecasting Meets the Consequence of Choice – held at the Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. The entire schedule can be viewed at the ISAR’s 2016 symposium website. ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) coordinated the Vedic astrology track with ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology).

Edith appeared on the 6-member PresidentialElection PanelThurs. Oct. 13, 2016. Coverage of the Oct. 13th Presidential Election panel can be found here.

Her lecture and Power Point presentation (1 hr. 18 min.) “Predicting U.S. Presidential Elections” was given on Sat. Oct. 15, 2016. A longer interactive video version of this lecture was done with Saptarishis magazine (Mumbai, India) late on Oct. 20, 2016 (Pacific time) and published Oct. 21,2016. Click here.


There are many forces of destiny for us to understand, and Vedic astrology – the astrology of India – gives us one tool. It is a great gift in revealing who we are, and where we are in time. The next task is accepting and working with those factors. Knowing this and accepting this, we move on to pursuing the destiny we were meant to live, at the highest level – as manifestations of the planetary lights, the brightest of which are the Sun and the Moon. Their light is reflected in each of us.

Read a brief overview of Vedic Astrology.

A brief review on how to read the North and South Indian charts

Read more about the “real essence” of astrology:


“Time is the force behind the Creation of the universal elements. It is also the force that brings about the Destruction of all these. Even when the Universe is Asleep, Time remains in a state of Awakening. Time, which is thus ever alert, is an Inviolable Force. … Time bakes the various living beings along with their souls.” From “The Concept of Time,” Hora Ratnam, Chapter 2, slokas 327-328, p. 309.

Joni Patry, Certified International Vedic Astrologer, Consultant, Speaker, Writer

Joni PatryJoni Patry is a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas. She first became interested in astrology at the age of ten. A natural artist, she was a studio art major but then switched to study Psychology deciding her purpose was to help people. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in psychology. While earning her degree in Austin, she also pursued her passion of astrology. She started studying seriously under an astrologer at age 19 and became a professional astrologer four years later. Returning to Dallas, she worked as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines while building her astrological consulting business. Travel and exploring the world is another passion! She has been married for 25 years to her high school sweetheart. Joni and her husband Daniel have three sons. She helps her husband run their family restaurant, Patry’s French Restaurant.

Joni’s search for meaning and enlightenment is revealed in her writings that seek out the universal truth and the eternal. She feels our purpose in living is to discover the mystery of life. Since childhood, she has explored the mystical and metaphysical searching to reveal our true reality. Her search for healing and spirituality led her to Vedic Astrology. Practiced mainly in India, Vedic astrology is based on Eastern philosophy, revealing our journey as a soul progressing towards enlightenment.

Eastern philosophy resonated to Joni for it explained the unexplainable. The Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita are the bases of her spiritual philosophy. After reading The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda she dedicated her life to develop spiritual awareness through the techniques and beliefs outlined in his book and lessons. She has been a member of Self Realization Fellowship (SRF), the organization founded by Yogananda, since the 1970s. Upon discovering Yogananda’s guru was a Vedic astrologer, Joni began her passionate search for meaning through Vedic astrology.

Astrology has been Joni’s main tool for self-discovery. It combines science, symbology and spirituality. Astrology also gives a sense of the Divine workings through the physical manifestation of this world.

Joni has attained the highest level of achievement in her field of Vedic astrology and is revered as one of the most recognized teachers and Vedic astrologers in America. Her writings are intended to inspire others to become aware of our true nature and to understand why we are here on this earth. We are all meant to inspire and teach the truth.

Joni has been a practicing astrologer and teacher for over 30 years. As founder and Director of the “Galactic Center” in Dallas, she built an astrological community through her classes, workshops and her website. She teaches students a comprehensive curriculum for certification as professional astrologers and maintains a busy consulting practice.


Joni has attained the highest level of certification in the field of Vedic astrology. She’s revered as one of the most recognized teachers and Vedic astrologers in America. Her writings are intended to inspire others to become aware of our true nature and purpose. We are all meant to inspire and teach the truth.

She has been the online Vedic Instructor for the Online College of Astrology, a western astrological certification program. She taught for the American College of Vedic astrology online program and is a faculty member for ACVA (American Council of Vedic Astrology). As the executive secretary for CVA (Council of Vedic Astrology), she published and distributed the International CVA Journal. Joni has organized the ACVA International Symposiums held in Hawaii. She initiated and organized the first national conference of its kind – Eastern Astrology for Western Minds.

Around the planet, Joni has presented at many national and international conferences including BAVA (British Association of Vedic Astrology), ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research), UAC (United Astrology Conference), ACVA (International Symposiums for the American Council of Vedic Astrology), Eastern Astrology for Western Minds Conference and the Blast.

In addition to being the keynote speaker for national and international conferences, Joni has been on national and local television and radio programs as an authority on both Western and Vedic astrology. Her clientele includes the Who’s Who of America and Hollywood celebrities.

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Victoria Belue Schaefer

VictoriaVictoria Belue-Schaefer worked in major market television for more than twenty years. Beginning as a writer and producer, she moved into management positions including Sales Promotion Manager, Community Relations Director and Client Services Director for network affiliates in the Dallas/Ft Worth market. Advertising, marketing and branding were her areas of focus.

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In her spare time, Victoria was a frequent contributor to the Dallas Morning News where she wrote interior design features. After leaving her television career Victoria created and began publishing two features magazines devoted to the Texas Hill Country. She still oversees production of these today.

Turning to her love of interior design and her belief in the ancient Chinese technique of using beneficial energy, she created, wrote and produced the online series Feng Shui Your Way. Victoria created AstroLogic Magazine with co-founder Joni Patry in 2014 to share ancient sciences applied in the modern world.

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Victoria is also a magic realism author whose first series It’s All in the Cards is available at