I discovered Vishal Saxena two years ago during the most challenging time in my life. I was struggling through losses in my career, in my relationship with others and in my own health. I spent months searching for answers in numerous astrology books and on website, but found very little to help explain what was happening and why. I prayed every day for God to send me help and little did I know, I would find that help 1300 km/8000 mi away.
After going through heavy surgery, I stumbled on a Vedic astrology article that caught my eye. I found that his work was uniquely logical, systematic and "light filled" in approach. Unlike other authors who would often make me feel afraid and pessimistic about my chart, Vishal's work provided objectivity and inspiration. There was a strong balance between scientific logical argumentation and the metaphysical, intuitive and spiritual essence underlying Jyothisha. I have no doubt that God led me to the right person.
My inner voice pushed me to contact him and express my admiration for his work. This was something I had never done before. Part of me was afraid to reach out-- that maybe he would make me even more afraid of my karmas; but my inner voice pushed me nonetheless. I was surprised to find how remarkably humble he is and how passionate he was about his service to others. I felt a great bond with him, as if we were friends for many lives. and I immediately trusted him.
I ordered a reading with Vishal Saxena after several days of speaking with him. I shared how confused I was about the direction of my life, work, my failing relationships and the sudden change in my health. Vishal listened with great compassion and non-judgement; he promised to address all of my fears and questions in the reading. I waited for great anticipation for the report to come in.
My report was, first and foremost, extremely detailed and organized in a way I could easily understand. He explained his logic, much like a caring Ayurvedic doctor would explain why he or she prescribes a certain remedy. He explained the positions of planets in my chart based on the ancient rules and techniques, doing his best to provide a fair and objective assessment-- rather than feeding into my own fear or worse, telling me what I want to hear! Vishal explained how these positions relate to what I experienced at the physical, mental and emotional levels. He helped me understand the greater purpose to the circumstance and possibilities on the horizon.
Vishal helped me see the changes in a different light. He guided me through overcoming my own self imposed,victim-mentality carried over from a troubled childhood. I could see how my own inner belief system which was preventing me from seeing god's blessing and guidance, even when my ego refused to cooperate! He helped me see that the greatest pressures in life form the strongest, most brilliant diamonds capable of refracting great love in the world. I could not allow these struggles to obstruct the expansion in my consciousness and ultimate liberation from pain. Vishal never let me give up on myself.
For many months I consistently reread his report and challenged myself to research ways I could help balance my turmoil through Ayurveda, meditation, journaling, studying the vedas and upanishads. I was hungry for knowledge and Vishal encouraged me to open my mind and see the perfection inherent in myself. He also helped me see my strengths, so that I could focus on my own devine gifts, rather than focus on what I have lost or don't have. Admittedly, there were days when I felt angry, sad, lost, frustrated-- wondering why I was cursed with such misfortune... but Vishal reminded me that I am perfect as I am, my life is perfect and I only need to seek God to find the answers.
Months later I ordered another report, addressing more specific questions which emerged through the healing process. I was surprised that Vishal sent back a report which was improved from the prior one-- the format, the integration of principles, the holistic nature of the work-- all advancements. Indeed, I could see into my teacher's heart-- god inspires him to be better and better in his service to others, even when he doesn't have to. I really respected this about him.
Two years later, I look back on those readings and smile-- my teacher and counselor was right about so many things. His encouragement helped me adopt a new physical, mental and spiritual lifestyle. Ayurveda, the vedic a physiology, meditation and astrology are at the heart of how I live and the direction of my life.
There's no doubt that his guidance and encouragement was the vehicle for great transformation.
I recommend Vishal to my friends, family-- even those I don't know. I believe that he practices astrology as it was intended to by the ancient rishis and enlightened ones. -- as a way of looking into the desires of the soul to overcome suffering and transcend temporary happiness. He helped me rediscover the light in my own hear, so I can share it with others.
Thank you Vishal for helping me prepare my spirit for the next chapter in my life. You will always be my guru, my teacher, and friend. Namaste.