Edward Snowden – Part 1: The Big Picture

by Edith Hathaway © 2014


Photo credit: Alan Rusbridger, The Guardian, July 2014

Edward Snowden became known to the world since he first identified himself as National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower on June 11, 2013 from a hotel room in Hong Kong. His U.S. passport was revoked shortly before he left Hong Kong 12 days later, sending him scrambling to seek asylum in at least 21 countries. Most of them could not guarantee him safe passage, including Ecuador, one of his viable destinations. Stranded for 40 days at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow, Snowden received temporary residence in Russia on Aug. 1, 2013, initially for one year, and subsequently for the next three years, through Aug. 2017. Joined by his girlfriend in July 2014, he currently lives in Moscow. Continue reading

Mysteries of the Vedic Dasha system

By Edith Hathaway

(See notes at the end for birth info. and other items)

Transiting planets set the tone for the birth chart, and astrologers assess all aspects of life from the freeze-frame of the planetary patterns at that moment. As those planets continue to make their orbits, they affect the birth chart, and predictions can be made from those patterns. Continue reading

Corporate Conglomerates vs. Nation States: Which Nations will Survive and Thrive?

Copyright © 2010 by Edith Hathaway

 “There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT & T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a business … and there is not a single law on the books to stop them !” [1] 

Paddy Chayefsky,  1974                                                                               

INTRODUCTION: Nearly 50 years ago, the world emerged out of an era of excessive nationalism and religious zeal into one of increasing dominance of corporate conglomerates over nation-states, even if the old themes still linger and provide convenient reasons for justifying wars and conflicts. Continue reading

Graha Yuddha: Testing the Parameters of Astrology and Astronomy

By Edith Hathaway

Copyright © 2003, Revised & expanded 2010.

Edith Hathaway is an international consultant (from 1980), author, teacher, and lecturer of Vedic astrology.  Certified as Level IV Consulting Astrologer by the National Council of Geocosmic Research (1989), Master Astro*Carto*Grapher by Jim Lewis (1988), and Jyotish Kovid by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (1996), she is Senior faculty (from 1992) and Board member (1995-2010) of the American Council (& American College) of Vedic Astrology.  Edith will lecture at the World Conference on Mundane Astrology, Oct. 1-4, 2010 in Vishakhapatnam, India. She will be featured speaker at the Washington State Astrological Association May 12 and 14, 2011 in Seattle, WA and a lecturer at the United Astrology Conference in May 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  Her book In Search of Destiny: Biography, History, & Culture Told Through Vedic Astrology is due in 2011.  See her website: www.edithhathaway.com.   Continue reading

Fixed Stars – Interview with Diana K. Rosenberg

Interview with Diana K. Rosenberg

By Edith Hathaway, USA

fixed_stars_004Rob Hand calls Diana K. Rosenberg “the leading authority on Fixed Stars.” She has spent the past 30 years researching the subject of Fixed Stars. Her primary interest has always been research and teaching, rather than the consulting side of astrology. Her preferred astrological techniques outside of the realm of Fixed Stars include Uranian Astrology (90 Degree Dial, Planetary Pictures, etc.), Derived Houses, Planetary Nodes, and Solstice Points. Her preferred astrological techniques outside of the realm of Fixed Stars include Uranian Astrology (90 Degree Dial, Planetary Pictures, etc.), Derived Houses, Planetary Nodes, and Solstice Points. Continue reading

French translation: Fixed Stars – Interview [& Dialogue] with Diana K. Rosenberg

Les Etoiles Fixes ~ Entretien avec Diana K. Rosenberg

Edith Hathaway, USA.  © 2010

Traduction française : Patricia Depasse, Belgique © 2015

Robert Hand dit que Diana K. Rosenberg est “LA référence en Etoiles Fixes’’. Elle a passé 30 ans de sa vie à investiguer le sujet. Elle s’est toujours intéressée à la recherche et à l’enseignement, plutôt qu’à la consultation. Ses techniques astrologiques favorites, en dehors du domaine des Etoiles Fixes, comprennent l’astrologie uranienne (carte de 90 degrés, figures planétaires etc.), les maisons dérivées, les nœuds planétaires et les points solsticiaux. Continue reading

Jupiter & Saturn: Planets of Dharma & Karma

by Edith Hathaway       (Copyright © 2007, Revised 2008)

In the Upanishads of ancient India, the jewel of consciousness is seen to manifest itself in “all that shines: the sun, moon, fire, and speech.” The brightest lights in the sky are earth’s key luminaries. What we should be doing here, the waxing and waning energy of life itself can be seen in the Sun and Moon and their interactions with each other. Human aspiration is always linked to them, as well as to fire and speech. The nature of Dharma is also that of fire. It governs the Ascendant – the beginning of life. Dharma is always present, but becomes more powerful as we understand how our true nature shows a purpose for being here and receiving this light in its various forms. Continue reading

Jupiter-Saturn and Transnational Companies – Part 2

(Part 2) By Edith Hathaway (Copyright © 2001, Revised 2010)

(The second of a two-part article published in the Jan. 2002 and Feb. 2002 issues of The Astrological Magazine, Bangalore, India.)

GATT and WTO are Born

Another major turning point in the globalization process was the creation of the WTO (the World Trade Organization). This came about through the passage of GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs). Though GATT was in formulation stages since 1947, it was the so- called “Uruguay Round of GATT” that created the WTO. This occurred when the U.S. Congress and Senate passed this legislation on December 1, 1994. Using 12 noon for Washington DC, since there is no exact time, the Ascendant is 1:21 Aquarius. Continue reading

What is Astrology? What is the Essence of Astrology?

Copyright © 2005 By Edith Hathaway


In the Vedic tradition of India, astrology is the 6th limb of the Vedas, each limb called a Vedanga. Jyotish is the Sanskrit word for Vedic astrology. It means literally: “science of light.” It is the remover of the darkness of ignorance, also the eye of divine knowledge that is considered pure, supreme, and exalted. Not surprisingly, Jyotish is considered “the eye of the Vedas.” Its value is in giving us the capacity to see the past, present, and future. Continue reading

Vedic Astrology – in Brief

By Edith Hathaway © 2000

(This article was first released March 1, 2000 at a website based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.)

Vedic astrology is the astrology of India. Also called Jyotish (Sanskrit for “science of light”), Vedic astrology is considered “the eye of the Vedas,” India’s oldest and most sacred body of literature that includes the Rig Veda. Veda means wisdom. Continue reading