~ Namaste ~


Current offerings:

  • Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology) – Natal chart readings, relationship readings, and muhūrta (electional astrology). Consultations are available either in person (in Portland, OR) or long-distance via Zoom, Skype or phone.
  • Study Jyotisha and/or Sanskrit – Private tutoring is available for those who wish to learn Jyotisha or to chant, read and write Sanskrit. Lessons may be in person or online. Contact me here for more details.

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Warm Regards,


Podcast Featuring the Tajika Lunar Calendar

Dear Friends,

I recently had the privilege to discuss the Tajika Lunar Calendar on “The Healthy Peaceful Podcast” hosted by Noreen Purcell Dillman. The YouTube video is posted below. Many thanks to Noreen for her interest in the Calendar!

The September calendar was a bit of a ‘test run’ to gauge interest – it does seem that there is enough interest to continue the offering. I’m planning to make the calendar available monthly beginning no later than January 2022.

Kind Regards,


Lunar Calendar – September 2021

Dear Friends,      

I’ve decided to share this September 2021 Lunar Calendar freely, to ‘test the waters’ in terms of interest level. I would welcome any feedback, and especially would like to know if this is a tool you would see yourself using in the future. If there is enough interest, I plan to make a monthly calendar available on this website beginning January 2022. 

Please feel free to share this calendar with anyone who may be interested.

Special thanks to Isabel Patino for her help with the graphic design.

She can be contacted at isabelpatinodesign@gmail.com.


Greg Stein

Saturn/Mars Opposition: June 18th to July 13th

From June 18th until July 13th, 2021 Saturn and Mars will be within an 8.5 degree orb of an opposition. They will come to exact opposition on July 1st.

This is like the astrological equivalent of a “Traffic Jam”, and is a time prone to an increase in tension, frustration, or discord. However, when we are mentally prepared, we are able to navigate this “weather” with awareness and equanimity – which makes all the difference!

Prashna – Astrology without a birthchart.

Prashna or Horary Astrology is the use of astrology to answer questions or address concerns – even without a birth chart.

Sometimes people express interest in Astrology but they feel they cannot get an accurate reading because they don’t know their birth-time. This is not the case! An astrologer trained in Prashna or Horary Astrology can work without a birthchart when necessary.

I offer my thanks to Michael Sugarman for sharing his insight on Tikshna Nakshatras.

An Upcoming Class Series

Greetings to all!

I am looking forward to offering a new 3-class series of value to both astrologers and non-astrologers. No previous knowledge is required.

It is called “Why is the East the East and the West the West?”

In the course, we will explore ancient mysteries concerning important cycles of time relative to our Mother Earth which are simple yet understood by very few in our modern era. Come away with knowledge which will be practically useful in your life, enabling you to create greater harmony by aligning with natural rhythms.

Classes will be 1 hour long, and held on Zoom for 3 consecutive Saturdays beginning May 29th, 2021 @ 8AM PT.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Warm Regards,


Jupiter moves into Aquarius April 5th, 2021

When considering transits in Vedic Astrology, those of the slow-moving planets are generally the most important. The transits of Saturn, Jupiter and the Nodal Axis (Rahu & Ketu) in particular indicate more significant, long-term trends. So when any of these planets are about to move into a new constellation, it is significant news astrologically. 

At present this is especially the case with Jupiter, who has been in Capricorn – his sign of debilitation – for most of the past year.

Jupiter went into Capricorn March 29th, 2020, then “took a break” from his journey through this constellation when he went back to Sagittarius from June 29 until November 20 of 2020 due to his retrograde cycle. So for about the last 4 months, Jupiter has been back in Capricorn where he is devoid of strength. Note the correlation between Jupiter’s time in Capricorn with the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. This transit has been one of the astrological factors indicating a challenging year world-wide. 

So the wonderful news is that on April 5th, 2021 – less than two weeks from now – Jupiter will leave Capricorn and begin his journey through Aquarius. Jupiter’s retrograde cycle will bring him back to Capricorn again later this year, but only briefly from September 14th until November 20th 2021. 

So, what does all this mean for us down here on Earth? Jupiter is much stronger in Aquarius than in Capricorn, and that is a very good thing – for Jupiter represents all that is positive and beneficent. Jupiter is called the great benefic in astrology. So in brief it looks like we are soon to come to the light at the end of the tunnel in some way. This can show up not only collectively, but also on the individual level in more specific ways according to what transiting Jupiter may activate within the context of an individual birth chart. 

For this reason, from now until the end of April mini-readings are available to look at this transit of Jupiter, and what it means for you. My hope is that understanding what is being activated in your chart can help you to make the most of this time in your life. 

30 minutes via phone or Zoom; $45. 

The Three Gunas

Namaste to all!

On this auspicious day of Shivaratri I would like to share a new article on the three gunas, or qualities of nature:

As always, Vedic Astrology consultations are available either by phone, Zoom or in person in the vacinity of Portland, Oregon.

With spring right around the corner, wishing everyone a time of renewal and fresh inspiration. In many traditions, the beginning spring is considered the beginning of a new year.

Warm Wishes,


Salutations to the Wild & Beautiful

Greetings everyone – I hope that this finds you well, and that you are navigating these unusual times with skill and creativity.

For my monthly post, I present to you something a bit different – a short article which I consider one of my more vulnerable and provocative little projects. I hope you enjoy it and would love to hear your thoughts on the matter if you are so inclined.

Until next time – be well!

Adversity – A Blessing in Disguise

Good evening everyone!

I hope that you are all doing well, adapting to the present unique circumstances as best you can. Here is a short article, sharing some of my thoughts:

This time of “retreat” from our normal activities is an excellent opportunity to reflect and check in with our “inner compass”.

I’d like to mention, regarding Jyotisha readings, my policy at this time is “pay what you can”. I realize present circumstances have their financial implications.

My normal rates are listed in the ‘services’ section.

If a reading is of interest, I would much rather make good use of this time and gratefully receive whatever works for you, with no worries & no strain please.

With Best Wishes,