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 – Edith Hathaway

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.)


French translation edition

A French translation of In Search of Destiny is now available (as of Feb. 16, 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.)



Never before in American history has a presidential candidate been spied on with illegal electronic surveillance, as was done in 2016 and 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, 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)

From April 2017 through Nov. 2017, with a follow-up article March 1,  2018 (using a Prashna chart), Edith has been writing about these events from the vantage point of transiting Pluto tightly opposite the USA natal Sun.  In a national chart the Sun symbolizes the President and the 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.

The Stationary positions of tr. Pluto closely opposite the USA Sun occurred in 2017: April 20, 2017 and Sept. 28, 2017.  In its 248-year orbit around the Sun, this is the first time this has occurred in the history of the U.S.  And in the months immediately following the Pluto SD in late Sept. 2017, revelations of events during the tumultuous 2016 U.S. Presidential Election season and its aftermath started to come to light more clearly. The House Intelligence Committee is charged with overseeing the U.S. intelligence community.  In late Oct. 2017, after over a year of obstruction and delays, it finally obtained bank records from Fusion GPS confirming that the DNC and the Clinton campaign hired this group (for over $12 million) to produce the fabricated “Russian dossier” – a document used to persuade the FISA Court to start surveillance on Trump and his team in July 2016.  Further, the FBI never examined the DNC server and never confirmed the alleged Russian hacks on the DNC server, which were shown for months by CIA veteran experts to be an inside job.


As of  March 1, 2018 there are 535 pp. of articles available at this website: 41 articles including three book excerpts with commentary. Many of these (21 articles) also appear in French translation by Patricia Depasse, Belgium.  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 that occurred on Feb. 12, 1924, a breakthrough concert at which George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue received its World premiere.  Among topics of political interest, 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, notably one who calls himself the Accidental Journalist(George Webb).  On Aug. 31, 2017 she published The Great Divide: American Civil War Redux, and on Nov. 1, 2017 came Anatomy of a Pluto Station: Las Vegas Shooting and Other Notable Events.  These 5 articles are closely related to each other, including via the tr. Pluto Stations occurring in April and Sept. 2017.  Since Aug. 2014 her articles have appeared in AstroLogic magazine, an on-line magazine, among other venues.

She has also written on the politics of Syriaon ISIS, the U.S. Presidential Elections of 2008 & 2012, and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (11 full-length articles, totaling 152 pp. here, herehere, 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, 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.

CONTACT information: edith@edithhathaway.com

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


May 24-29, 2018:  We are happy to announce that Edith has been selected by the NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) to give two 75 min. lectures at the upcoming United Astrology Congress (UAC 2018). This conference will be held May 24-29, 2018 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.  It is the largest and most important of the international astrology conferences, and sponsored by five astrology organizations: AFAN, ISAR and NCGR, and their junior partners ACVA and AFA.  Speakers are selected from a large pool of astrologers who are members of the various organizations.  Edith’s lectures will be on Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:00 am and Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00 am. Her Friday lecture “Identifying Revolutionary Trends” is on the Political & Mundane track.  Her Monday lecture “Mysteries of the Vedic Dasha System” is on the Vedic astrology track.  For more details please see   http://www.uacastrology.com/


May 12, 2017:  Edith lectured as Guest Speaker at the San Diego Astrological Society.  Her topic was “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 her 90 minute presentation began at 8:00 pm.  For more information, please see http://sandiegoastrology.com/events/

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 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.   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, 2016. This lecture and Power Point presentation (1 hr. 18 min.) will be available shortly at her web store.  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.