MARIELLA CASSAR D.F.ASTROL.S., R.C.ASTROL.
Western and Vedic Astrology Consultations
I am a professional astrologer and have also trained in counselling within astrology. I combine my knowledge of modern and traditional western astrology with vedic astrology in my consultations. I have an international client base and usually work with clients over the telephone or on Skype, although occasionally I also see clients face to face.
I began training as an astrologer with the Company of Astrologers which gave me a solid foundation in traditional astrology. I joined the Faculty of Astrological Studies to learn the modern psychological approach to astrology and obtained both the Certificate and the Faculty Diploma. Subsquently, I took a post-graduate 2 year course of studies with the Faculty to train as a counselling astrologer. I have also studied medieval and ancient western astrology.
In 1996, I ventured into Vedic Astrology, also known as Jyotish, and studied with many world famous astrologers in this field, visiting India on an annual basis. In 2007 I joined Pandit Sanjay Rath's Jaimini Scholar Program and qualifed as a Jamini Scholar in 2011. Vedic Astrology is a vast field of knowledge and I continue to enjoy learning more of this fascinating subject.
I am a Fellow and past treasurer of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI) and a Member of the British Association of Vedic Astrologers (BAVA). I have served on the Council of the Astrological Association (AA) and as well as serving on the Council, was also a tutor with the Faculty of Astrological Studies (FAS).
I am very interested in the fields of alternative health and healing and as well as studying nutrition, I also have an interest in homeopathy and herbalism. While all of these disciplines have been of personal benefit to me over the years, I am not a licenced practitioner and do not offer any services in the field of health.
I practice yoga and meditation and from time to time I organise weekend seminars to introduce beginners to yoga, meditation and the spiritual philosophy of my Master, Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji.
Prior to taking up a career in astrology, I worked in the City for 15 years as a Member of the London Stock Exchange. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securites and Investments and a Member of the Society of Technical Analysts.
My Personal Philosophy
I should like to tell you a little about my personal philosophy. I believe we reap what we sow and our birthchart gives an accurate picture of the karmic consequences of our actions in previous lives. The word karma merely means action and is used to describe the reactions to previous actions which are stored in the mind. We have no choice in the circumstances of our birth and the birthchart describes our destiny at the time of birth. However, due to the exercise of our free will, the reactions to our previous actions is continually changing according to our thoughts, words and deeds. If we think and act negatively we reinforce negative karmic patterns but if we think and act positively and with love in our hearts then we can counteract negativity and attract joy in our lives.