Drupada John MacDonald

Drupada John MacDonald

Vedic Astrologer

Drupada is a highly-trained Vedic astrologer who teaches Vedic Sciences: Astrology, Vastu, and Ayurveda as well as Vedic Astrology, Spiritual Psychology, and Transformation at The Expanding Light. He has been a Kriya Yogi for close to 30 years, and has practiced Vedic Astrology for about 20 years, bringing the intuition gained from meditation to his astrology practice. He has spoken at conferences and offered readings and private consultations throughout the United States, in Europe, India, and Australia.

Drupada has made a deep study of both the philosophy and the calculations of Vedic astrology. He has studied the writings of prominent astrologers, with special emphasis on the writings and teachings of Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda (author of Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide).

Drupada's approach to astrology centers on the potential he sees in each horoscope for personal growth and for overcoming the specific karmic patterns that are most actively present in this incarnation. He helps people to become more aware of their karmic challenges, on the one hand, and their karmic opportunities on the other. Classes with Drupada brings clarity, hope, and insight on how best to realize one's potential.

What Is Vedic Astrology?

In India, the science of astrology is called Jyotish, which in Sanskrit means the science of light. It is the study of man's response to the light waves that emanate from the planets and the stars. Jyotish has been practiced in India for thousands of years. It is a branch of the ancient Vedic knowledge that also produced the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. These three sister sciences help us to become more aware of our unique, innate characteristics. They also teach us how to refine our awareness and how to work in harmony with universal realities.

Vedic astrology is intimately linked to the concept of karma. The Vedic horoscope reveals one's past karma. As Paramhansa Yogananda puts it, our unalterable past and its probably future results. It also shows the way to overcome karmic patterns by directing our efforts towards personal growth, healing, and self-transformation. Through Vedic astrology, then, we can better understand the subtle dynamics of our own lives, and of our relationships with others.

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