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 with accompanying PDFs.


In Search of Destiny:
Biography, History & Culture As Told Through Vedic Astrology

Her most recent book, In Search of Destiny: Biography, History & Culture As Told Through Vedic Astrology was 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 Amazon.com 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.

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 Astrologic magazine, an on-line magazine.)


Famed statistician Nate Silver got it wrong about Donald Trump being the GOP nominee.  He put Trump’s chances at 2% (Aug. 2015), at 5% (Sept. 2015), 6% in Nov. 2015, 7% in early Dec. 2015, and 12 to 13% in early Jan. 2016.  But Vedic astrology proved to be more reliable in this case.  In her article Trump it Up”  – posted Dec. 21, 2015 – astrologer Edith Hathaway predicted that among the 17 GOP candidates Trump would be the most likely to dominate in the GOP primaries and the most likely to be GOP nominee, given the strength of his birth chart compared to his GOP competitors.  (This article also appeared in the Jan. 2016 issue of Astrologic magazine, an on-line magazine.)


Among topics of current interest, Edith has written on the politics of Syriaon ISIS, the U.S. Presidential Elections of 2008 & 2012, and the upcoming  2016 U.S. Presidential Election, here, here, here, here and here;  also on whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Several articles focus on the Jupiter-Saturn 20-yr. cycles and conjunction charts, among them, Corporate Conglomerates vs. Nation States: Which Nations Will Survive & Thrive? (2010)

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


ISAR 2016 Symposium

Edith will be lecturing at the upcoming ISAR conference Oct. 13-17, 2016 in Costa Mesa, CA, titled “The Power of Forecasting Meets the Consequence of Choice” – to be held at the Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. The entire schedule, listing all of the forecasting topics to be presented at ISAR 2016, and in-depth pre- and post-Symposium workshops, can be viewed at the ISAR’s 2016 symposium website. http://www.isarastrology.org/2016-conference. ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) is coordinating the Vedic astrology track with ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology).  Edith’s lecture “Predicting U.S. Presidential Elections” will be given on Sat. Oct. 15, 2:30-3:15 pm in the Laguna Beach room at the hotel.

Edith will lecture May 12, 2017 at the San Diego Astrological Society.  Her topic is “Mysteries of the Vedic Dasha System.”  The San Diego Astrological Society meets at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St., San Diego, CA 92103.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and her 90 min. presentation starts at 8:00 pm.


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.