I am Katharine Faris-Strohm, M.A. Ethnomusicology and M.A. Vedic Astrology, a certified Neo-Vedic Astrologer from the University of Vedic Astrology with Joni Patry. I have been interested in astrology since I was nine years old when my mother had astrology books in our home. I studied Western astrology for thirty years after that, and then switched to Jyotisha, or Vedic astrology, in 2010. I also have been a professional Tarot reader since 1989, and I received a certification with the Builders of the Adytum in Los Angeles through their correspondence course. I also am a Master level Reiki healing practitioner, and received certification in 2014.
I received my Master's degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2012. I have found that Jyotisha, the Science of Light, shares many theories and concepts with music, because they are both frequency based systems. In ethnomusicology we use music as a lens to view cultures, and in Jyotisha we use the planets as a lens to view a person's life. As cosmology is considered the "Queen of the Sciences", I found that studying Jyotisha was a natural extension of studying music.
I offer my clients a caring and holistic approach to astrology, as my experience with being a clairvoyant has helped me to get to the root of the issues in a chart right away. Astrology is the system of music of the soul, and the chart is the sheet music. I can help you to unlock stuck patterns so that you can sing your soul song again.