I am a classical homeopath and Vedic astrologer, and have been in practice for over twenty five years. I teach astrology, alchemy, and meditative practices in the Vitalistic Healing Program, and am the director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy. I was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity from the Home Temple School of Sacred Studies. I travel to Nepal and India as often as I can to study Vedic astrology and for spiritual retreat.
I lived in Indonesia for 8 years starting at the age of 18 to study and practice martial arts with a meditative and healing focus with my first spiritual teacher. He was a Buddhist martial arts master from the ShaoLin lineage. My motivation for going to Indonesia was to become a healer. While I was there, I became the inheritor of a set of movements specifically for healing and spiritual growth. When my teacher died very suddenly, I came back to the United States and became a homeopath.
I became interested in astrology almost twenty years ago as I watched my clients get sick and get well in unpredictable ways. I was intrigued about the missing factor that can't be understood from a homeopathic perspective. Why do some people respond to a remedy and get better right away, and for others it takes a long time or just never seem to improve?
I found the answer in Vedic astrology, and it was one of the most transformative experiences of my life. I started being able to see my homeopathic cases from a broader perspective. Vedic astrology gives me a karmic perspective on what is going on with my clients. Sometimes it gives me information that I didn't get out of the homeopathic interview.
The beauty of having a Vedic reading is the awareness it offers about our karmic patterns. We can also learn how to prepare for what is coming up in our lives through its system of planetary periods (dasas) and transits. I find it to be an amazing way to have a view of one's own journey in this life from a much broader perspective, the view of many lifetimes.
From this vast perspective, the birth chart that we investigate in your reading is a map of the karmas that you are navigating in this life, based on the influence of the planets and stars at the moment of your birth.
As an example, Saturn is the planet that brings sorrow, disease, suffering, illness , along with some good qualities as well. Everyone has Saturn in their chart and we are all going to experience these things in one area or another, at one time or another. But Vedic astrology shows how to finesse those difficulties caused by Saturn and the other planets, so that when lemons show up you can make a lemon meringue pie, instead of squirting it in your eye and causing more pain!
The wisdom of Vedic astrology includes not only insights, but also remedies for the problems we are dealing with on a daily basis. Some Vedic remedies are a kind of "karma yoga", or activities we perform out in the world such as serving elders, taking care of animals, or supporting women or children. These activities can help to purify your karmas. Other remedies include reciting mantra, fasting on specific days, wearing specific gemstones, or taking herbal elixirs based on elemental imbalances identified in the chart. These profound remedies are a form of self help -- requiring only your wish to make a change and your commitment to follow through with the remedies.
I have found the wisdom of Vedic astrology to be powerfully transformative in my life, and in the lives of those I counsel as well. Here is what Kristen of Santa Barbara, CA has to say about her reading:
"Willa’s was the first Vedic reading I’ve ever had. She provided me
with a wealth of information about the “astrology” of it and
painstakingly connected everything to my daily experience. From my
astrological chart, Willa was able to explain much of my past
experience and give me practical, easy-to-implement tips for enhancing
strengths and ameliorating afflictions. I found my reading to be very
illuminating and immediately useful."
And this from Robin Faith who lives in British Columbia:
"Willa is incredibly adept at reading one’s chart.
I have seen Willa for readings for nearly ten years now.
I am always impressed with the accuracy about what a certain time period holds for me, and her clear explanations.
Willa gives you not only advice based on your birth chart, but the tools to deal with the challenges that you may be facing.
I walked away the first time with a personal mantra, as well as a seed mantra.
I was given information on what colors and gemstones that were suited to me, to help alleviate problems seen in the chart.
Willa has, through readings, helped me deal with challenging situations, and also to see them coming and know when they will end.
I rely on her knowledge and skill at reading my chart to help me live this life the best I can. She has never failed to be spot on with her information.
I have also found that the remedies she suggests work in harmony with my own spiritual practices. from another spiritual tradition."