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.

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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.)



Edith’s two-part article on Edward Snowden is especially relevant in Sept. 2016, as Oliver Stone’s new film Snowden premieres Sept. 16, 2016, and petitions for President Obama to pardon Snowden reach a new fever pitch.  There is even a public plea by Snowden himself from Russia, where he is in enforced exile since summer 2013, when his passport was revoked by U.S. authorities and he was forced to seek asylum in Russia.  Click here for Part 1 and for Part 2 or download the PDF here. To read the articles in French, click here for Part 1 and for Part 2.


Like most mainstream pundits, famed statistician Nate Silver underestimated Donald Trump’s chances of 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 – 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.)


As of October 1, 2016,  there are 370 pp. of articles available at this website: 28 articles including three book excerpts with commentary. Many of these (18 articles) also appear in French translation, and three more will be posted shortly.  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 (9 articles) 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. 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.


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 once a month at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St., San Diego, CA 92103.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and Edith’s 90 min. presentation starts at 8:00 pm.


ISAR 2016 Symposium

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, listing all of the forecasting topics 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) coordinated the Vedic astrology track with ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology).

Edith appeared on the 6-member Presidential Election Panel Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016, which began shortly after the Opening ceremony at 7:45 pm.  It was held in Pacific Ballrooms 1 and 2 at the hotel.   Coverage of the Oct. 13th Presidential Election panel can be found here.

Her lecture “Predicting U.S. Presidential Elections” was given on Sat. Oct. 15, 2:30-3:45 pm in Balboa 2 at the hotel.  Prior to that, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2:00-2:30pm Edith signed copies of her books in the Trade show Bookstore at the conference. Her lecture and Power Point presentation will shortly be available at her web store at this website.


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.