I had never heard of Vedic astrology before and wondered what the difference was to Western astrology. Turns out that the Vedic zodiac, which pre-dates Christianity, is much more accurate, and all of the planets in a Vedic horoscope, including the rising sign, will be about 23 zodiacal degrees earlier than they would be in a Western chart. For example, in Western astrology I am an Aquarius, but in Vedic, I am actually the previous sign which is Capricorn.
You can read a detailed description of Vedic astrology and the differences to Western astrology on Robert Koch's website, here. To summarize the defining difference, I quote his site: "Western astrology emphasizes the psychological nature of the individual, but lacks reliability for predicting future cycles and events. Although Vedic astrology also defines a person’s psychological nature, it gives more focus to understanding when certain events are likely to take place."
My mother decided to get a reading done first, and was baffled by the things Robert was able to say about her past and reveal about her future, including the approximate age and circumstance of death. He was able to describe details about her life and her personality to a T. I had to get a reading done.
It was February 2008 when I finally had my appointment over the phone. I had just quit a terrible job and had an empty slate ahead of me. I was bursting with creativity and enthusiasm for my new life. Ramon and I had married the previous fall and life seemed to be opening a new chapter. Indeed, once I got to talking with Robert, he told me that, just a few days before, and one day before quitting my job, I had ended a 6 year major period of the Sun, and entered a ten year major period of the Moon. The major periods in ones chart are like chapters in the book of your life; each one has an overall theme, whether it be spiritual growth, career, family, etc. The major period of the Moon meant, among other things, motherhood, creativity, and domesticity...all the things I had felt welling up inside of me and begging to be recognized and lived!
What followed was a 90 minute reading which left a big impression on me. Robert was able to read my life to me like a story with a beginning, middle, and end. He saw the constant moving in my childhood, the emotionally unavailable father and unreliable mother; he saw my specific talents, writing, singing, painting, cooking; and he told me about what he saw in my future, including a major change of residence in 2018, success in a creative career between the ages of 43 and 61 (this surprised me), and a well-situated and pleasant lifestyle between the ages of 61 and 77. My favorite part was when he told me about my main purpose here on this earth, to uplift and inspire people. This had always been my biggest goal! He spoke of motherhood being an intense desire of mine, of a great love and need for nature, and of a marriage which was 'pure unadulterated joy' and which would remain intact all my life.
One thing he repeated quite a few times was that the close proximity of Jupiter and Saturn in my chart would result in some kind of delay in pregnancy or childbirth. He kept saying this, and I have to admit, I kind of ignored it. He mentioned seeing a birth somewhere between 2013 and 2015, and later, nearing the end of our session, I heard a rustling of papers, and he said he wanted me to know that, looking at my chart again, there was also a big possibility of a child being born as early as 2011.
When I got pregnant in 2009 I thought, "Well, I guess Robert Koch was wrong about the baby dates and delay in pregnancy." And then, when we lost our little Blueberry, I immediately thought back on my reading, and knew he had seen the miscarriage but didn't want to call it as such. Listening to the recording of my reading again, I was struck by how often he had told me that there would be a 'delay.'
Overcome with grief and fear of another miscarriage, Ramon and I both agreed that it would be a while before we could consider trying again. Then, in April, I began having this intense longing again for a baby, and Ramon confided in me that, after seeing a father with his three young daughters at an airport in Spain, he, too, was overcome with the strong desire for fatherhood. I decided to consult with Robert Koch again.
Robert promptly took a second look at my chart, and a first look at Ramon's, with an emphasis on children and conception. He sent me an email which blew my mind, telling me things about the miscarriage which I had felt in my heart to be true, and, to my astonishment and joy, giving us specific dates of when we would best conceive....and even the genders of our future children. His words and clear information left no ifs or buts. He wasn't guessing or pretending to be psychic...he was reading this information out of the books of our lives. I was filled with new hope, and felt better than I had ever felt after losing our sweet, deeply loved Blueberry, who according to my chart, was destined to come and go in such a quick and painful fashion. After being assured that this was to be a one-time occurence in my life, I had new clarity, new joy, and a new start.
I am sharing all of this with you because it was such a big help to me, Ramon, and my mother, who consults regularly with Robert on matters of the heart, work, and life in general. I respect that everyone is free to their own opinion about things like astrology, but I would ask that you open your mind to the possibility, and not make a snap judgement before having experienced Vedic astrology and its astounding accuracy for yourself.
Some exciting news is that I am going to be interviewing Robert Koch here on my blog! His work and ability facinates me, and I would love to pick his brain and understand more about what he does and how he helps people. And there's no better place to do that than right here with my favorite people!
If you are interested in a reading with Robert Koch, click HERE to be directed to his website, where you can read all about him, Vedic astrology, and his offers.
I hope I've piqued your interest!
A glorious day here in the Austrian countryside...it's a holiday and all of the shops are closed. The day started with a jog with Ramon and Kiki, a hearty breakfast, and a little family cuddle. What luxury!
xoxo country girl