MARIELLA CASSAR, D.F.ASTROL.S., R.C.ASTROL. Jyotisa Pandita and Jaimini Scholar Western and Vedic Astrology Consultations
Consultations are by appointment, held on skype and are recorded. I use both a western psychological approach and vedic predictive techniques in my work. A consultation includes a couple of hours preparing and studying various charts in advance and one hour with you. All consultations are recorded and you can download and save the recording. I do not provide a written record of the consultations.
I need the date, place and time of your birth to cast your horoscope. For the best results I require a very accurate birth time and as much information and detail as possible on the source of your information and the likely accuracy of the time of your birth.
If you do not have a recorded time of birth, I can cast a birth chart for the approximate time you give me. If you do not know the time at all, I will cast a natal chart for noon on your date of birth. I will be able to give you a fairly accurate character analysis based on the zodiac signs of all the planets in your chart and some useful information about your current experiences through the directions and transits. However, with no birth time I will be unable to use divisional charts or planetary dasas or make accurate forecasts. In these circumstances, I suggest you first book a rectification of your birth time. See below for further details.
Personal Consultations - Western and Vedic Astrology
During a personal consultation I will use different techniques from both Western Astrology and Vedic Astrology. I will draw your horoscope and study your natal chart. First, we will discuss aspects of your personality and some significant experiences in your life with a view for you to gain some clarity and insight into your present circumstances and the dynamics that influence your decisions. The scope is to bring into full consciousness both positive and negative attitudes and responses so you can make positive changes in your life and in your relationships.
Second, we will discuss your current situation and any specific questions you may have. If your birth time is accurate to within +/- 10 minutes, I will carry out a quick rectification and will use a number of divisional charts. This is an in-depth consultation looking at several areas of life. I will look at directions, profections, transits and a number of dasas (different types of planetary periods). This astrological forecast will give you an idea of likely events and highlight auspicious and inauspicious times which can help you in decision making and planning for the year ahead.
For new clients this 30 minute consultation can be useful if you would like an introduction to astrology and a brief explanation of your horoscope. I will explain the meaning of the zodiac signs of the Sun, Moon and Planets in your birth chart and I will send you a copy of your natal chart with all your star signs by email.
For regular clients this 30 minute consultation is useful to discuss a specific matter that has arisen since the last consultation. It is also useful if you require a brief forecast and wish to discuss the current transits and planetary periods. If your last full consultation was more than six months ago, it is best you book a fresh personal consultation.
If you do not know the exact time of your birth, it may be possible to rectify the time through a detailed examination of all major life events. This is very time consuming and requires several hours work. I specialise in rectification as I believe that it is not possible to make forecasts without an accurate time of birth.
I use standard western astrology techniques such as primary mundane directions and vedic astrology techniques, such as a horary chart (prasna), fitting life events to the divisional charts and to the planetary dasa and correcting the divisional charts accordingly. I also use several specialised software programmes to corroborate my work. You will need to send me a portrait sized photo of yourself and at least 10 significant dates in your life.
Although I use some very technical methods to rectify the birth chart, I must stress that this exercise is more of an art than a science. If the time of birth is known to approximately two hours, it is very useful and is likely quite accurate. It is also worth carrying out a rectification if the time of birth is known within a 6 hour time window. However, if the time window is greater than 6 hours, it is quite difficult to ascertain the correct time and if this is the case it is best to discuss with me before you book.
Past Life Consultations - Western and Vedic Astrology
A Past Life Consultation is available to regular clients who have had a Personal Consultation. It is essential for you to have a precise time of birth from a birth certificate or have had a rectification consultation with me. The main purpose of this past life reading is to gain clarity as to your soul's purpose in this life, what debts to others you bring over from your past life and what major lessons you are here to learn.
I will look at several very fine divisional charts and will examine past life connections between yourself, your parents, your spouse and your children and this is usually helpful for you to understand your current difficulties in light of your past karma. This reading is not a past life regression and does not involve hypnosis. All the information on your past life is contained in your horoscope and in the divisional charts.
This is a counselling type of consultation. I prepare a synastry chart to compare the horoscopes of two persons and study their relationship. This can be very helpful as it can highlight the areas and extent of compatibility between two people. It can help both parties, whether in a business, a marriage or the parental home, to develop a deeper understanding of each other's needs, identify areas of potential conflict and suggest ways to resolve difficulties. If required, this astrology reading also includes a star sign compatibility analysis for potential marriage or business partners.
In the dynamic aspect of this session I look at the current transits and planetary periods to the two charts and give an astrological forecast of the relationship. This will indicate the periods of harmony in the relationship as well as the periods of potential difficulty and issues that may arise in the next few months.
To prepare a synastry chart for a Relationship Consultation I require the name, gender and the time, date and place of birth of both parties as well as the nature of the relationship; eg, husband and wife, or life partners, friends, colleagues or business partners, etc.
Child and Parent Consultation - Western and Vedic Astrology
Each child is unique and its experience of its parents may be quite different to that of its siblings. A consultation on a child's horoscope can help you understand your child better. In this consultation I will first look at the child's birth chart and descibe his/her personality and any areas of sensitivity you need to be aware of. I will then compare the chart of the child with one of the parents as this helps the parent to develop a more aware relationship with the child and to cater more exactly for the child's emotional needs. For this kind of synastry chart reading I will require the data of one parent and the child.
A comparison of sibling charts can help parents cope with sibling rivalry. In complex family relationships more than one consultation may be required to cover all aspects of various relationships such as between siblings or of both parents to the child, etc.
Astrological Forecast Consultation - Western and Vedic Astrology
This consultation is a very detailed look at the year ahead. I study the Solar Return Chart and the Soli-Lunar Return Chart as well as the Directions, Transits, Planetary Periods and other specialised charts for the year.
The Solar Return Chart (Varshaphal) is drawn for when the Sun returns to the same sign and degree as that of its position in your natal chart in the year under review. A Soli-Lunar Return Chart (Tithi Pravesh) is drawn for when the Sun and Moon are in the same relationship to each other that year as they were in your birth chart.
These techniques are Hellenistic in origin, the earliest mention being that of Vettius Valens circa 150 AD. In Vedic Astrology these methods are referred to as "Tajik" meaning they are derived from the Greeks but over the centuries they have become an integral practice in both western and vedic astrology.