Edith Hathaway’s much anticipated, ground-breaking new book
In Search of Destiny
Biography, History & Culture
As Told Through Vedic Astrology

Praise for In Search of Destiny

Engaging and enlightening … a totally fresh, thoughtful study of Vedic astrology...”
From the Foreword by Chakrapani Ullal, Vedic astrologer, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Edith Hathaway’s remarkable new book In Search of Destiny is an astrological sensation on many levels. … A narrative of individual dharma woven in the context of collective destiny… and includes her current and future predictions. I highly recommend In Search of Destiny. ”
Dennis Flaherty, Vedic astrologer President of CVA (Council of Vedic Astrology) Washington, USA

A benchmark work ... path-breaking.”
Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Vedic astrologer & author Editor: MODERN ASTROLOGY magazine Bangalore, India

In Search of Destiny can be purchased at this website in paperback format, and is also available in both trade paperback and e-book format at Amazon USA and Amazon Europe (UK, Germany, France, Spain, and, Italy). The e-book version is available through Amazon’s websites in the USA and Europe, also in India, Japan and Brazil (via Kindle Direct Publishing).

In Search of Destiny Errata Sheets (PDF) Nov. 2012, July 2013 & June 2014


Article posted Sept. 28, 2015 on the crisis emanating from Syria. Click here

The Vedic Chart ... Through the 12 Ascendants
The first time re-release of Edith Hathaway’s 2002 Audio course, now on mp3s with accompanying PDFs and updates. Click here

Article posted May 1st on Hillary Clinton's running for the U.S. Presidency in 2016 Click here

Article on Best Documentary Film Award for Citizenfour: Laura Poitras & Glenn Greenwald, Click here

New from Patricia Depasse (Belgium) – French translation of Edith’s 2010 interview with Diana Rosenberg on Fixed Stars - French-Interview.pdf and Edward Snowden part 1 & part 2.

Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction: Historical Context and Collective Destiny. This 1 hr. 41 min. video consists of Edith’s PowerPoint presentation combined with the audio of her lecture delivered June 21, 2014, Seattle, Washington, USA at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Council of Vedic Astrology, sponsored by the Council of Vedic Astrology. Available in store.

Posted Jan. 31, 2015. Article on The week of the Paris terrorist attacks: January 2015, click here
Posted Dec. 18, 2014. Two-part article on Edward Snowden, Part 1 – the Big Picture; Part 2 – Youngest & Most Iconic NSA Whistleblower, click here

Read her latest interview at Jyotish Star (Oct. 2012) here:
And from the Washington State Astrological Association

For Edith’s Election Update on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, click here.

See her archival webpage on the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election (90 pp. of text). This includes her prediction of Obama’s victory given ten months prior to the election:


Edith’s articles are becoming available for the first time on-line for your perusal, and we will be including more of them shortly, as well as some mp3s of her various lectures.

THE ARTICLES: There is a range of material for a wide range of interests, both for the astrologer and for the layperson. If you are interested in biography, history, politics, and culture – these are areas that are featured. Inasmuch as anyone can explain destiny to anyone else, that is the detailed and humble task of the astrologer, who must study a large number of factors and trends described by the planets. Astrology has an astonishing capacity to reveal some mysteries and complexities of people and events that remain otherwise unfathomable.

Read a brief overview of Vedic Astrology

VEDIC ASTROLOGY: There are many forces of destiny for us to understand, and Vedic astrology – the astrology of India – gives us one tool. It is a great gift in revealing who we are, and where we are in time. The next task is accepting and working with those factors. Knowing this and accepting this, we move on to pursuing the destiny we were meant to live, at the highest level – as manifestations of the planetary lights, the brightest of which are the Sun and the Moon. Their light is reflected in each of us.

Read more about the "real" essence of astrology

"Time is the force behind the Creation of the universal elements. It is also the force that brings about the Destruction of all these. Even when the Universe is Asleep, Time remains in a state of Awakening. Time, which is thus ever alert, is an Inviolable Force. … Time bakes the various living beings along with their souls.”

From “The Concept of Time,” Hora Ratnam, Chapter 2, slokas 327-328, p. 309.

May your 2015 be joyous and peaceful.
Warm regards,
Edith Hathaway


Edith Hathaway is an international consultant in practice since 1980, author, teacher, and lecturer of Vedic astrology, and among the few contemporary astrologers trained and certified in systems of both East and West. She holds the Level IV certification as Consulting Astrologer from the National Council of Geocosmic Research (1989), Master Astro*Carto*Grapher certification from Jim Lewis (1988), Jyotish Kovid from the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (1996), and CVA Jyotish Visharda and CVA Jyotish Kovid from the (American) Council of Vedic Astrology (2010). In 2012 CVA conferred on her the title of Jyotish Brihaspati, its highest title; and in 2013 she received the Jyotisha Mahasagara title from the Raman & Rajeswari Research Foundation, Bangalore, India.

She was a Founding member of the American Council of Vedic Astrology (1993) and since 1992 she has served as a faculty and board member of both the American Council and the American College of Vedic Astrology. Her Audio course on the Vedic Ascendant charts was produced in 2002 and re-released in 2015 on mp3s with accompanying PDFs and updates. Her previous book (Navigating by the Stars, 1991) was on Western tropical astrology, and her latest book (In Search of Destiny) is on Vedic astrology.

Hoffer AwardIn Search of Destiny is a winner in the category of Nonfiction E-book from Eric Hoffer Book Awards, who in May 2013 announced the winners for books published in 2012.  See:  Established in 2001 "as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit... [it] honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer [1902-1983] by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers." Hoffer Book Awards are covered in The U.S. Review of Books, where In Search of Destiny is cited as "[bringing] an understanding of the astrological science via explanation and examination wrought through the lens of time and culture." 

In Search of Destiny is also a Finalist in the San Diego Book Awards in the category of Nonfiction: Spiritual and Inspirational. The author received a Certificate of Excellence as Finalist in the category of Spiritual and Inspirational Books from San Diego Book Awards, for books published in 2012.  



June 19 - June 23, 2014
Edith lectured at the 20th anniversary conference of the Council of Vedic Astrology, held June 19 - June 23, 2014 at the Embassy Suites hotel in the greater Seattle, Washington area.

Texas astrologer Joni Patry interviewed several astrologers who lectured at the conference.

June 22, 2013
The 2013 San Diego Book Awards - its 19th annual event - was held on Sat. June 22, 2013. Edith Hathaway was among the Finalists for books published in 2012, receiving a Certificate of Excellence for her book In Search of Destiny, in the category of Spiritual and Inspirational Books.

May 27, 2012
Edith lectured May 27, 2012 at the United Astrology Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA May 23-30, 2012. (This international conference is the largest of its kind, and held every four years.)  She also appeared on May 29 as the only Vedic astrologer on a five-member panel on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.  More

May 11-13, 2012
Edith was a featured lecturer for the DGVA, the German Association for Vedic Astrology.  Their biennial Vedic Congress was held May 11-13, 2012, with full-day workshops on May 11 and May 12.  Edith’s Full-day workshop was held on Sat. May 12 and a 90 minute lecture on Sunday, May 13, 2012.  Featured topics were from her new book, In Search of Destiny. The event was held at Hotel Caravelle im Park, in Bad Kreuznach, a beautiful spa town in South Germany.  For more information on the bilingual program, go to:

April 26-30, 2012
Edith lectured at the BAVA 2012 annual conference, April 26-30, 2012 held in London, England. The venue was 11/13 Mandeville Place, London WIU 3AJ, UK – near the Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Place, London.  Her 90 minute lectures were on Sat. April 28 and on Sunday April 29, 2012.   Topics featured were from her new book. BAVA is the British Assn. of Vedic Astrology.  This is BAVA’s 14th international annual conference.  The theme of this conference was “The Crisis of Materialism.”  For more information please see:



May 12 & 14, 2011
Edith appeared as featured speaker of the month for the Washington State Astrological Association in Seattle, WA Thurs. May 12 and Sat. May 14, 2011.  For more information, go to:

October 1-4, 2010
Edith lectured at the World Conference
on Mundane astrology, held October 1-4, 2010 at the campus of Andhra University in Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India. The conference featured 6 Vedic astrologers from the West and 12 from India, and was sponsored by Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust, Bheemunpatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.

Photos from Vishakhapatnam, India Conference

Photos courtesy of Y.S. Rao and Komilla Sutton.


Two-day conference on Indian Astrology
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, 10 AM - 4 PM
Sponsored by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA (Institute of Indian Culture)
This 2-day conference on Vedic (Indian) astrology was held at
Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Avenue at 28th St.
New York City, NY

Internationally renowned author, physician and philosopher Dr. Deepak Chopra was Chief Guest and gave the Opening talk. Dr. Uma Mysorekar (President, Hindu Temple Society, Flushing, NY) was the Guest of Honor.

Download Schedule   Program Schedule 56K

For Edith's lecture topics, click on the program guide (schedule) directly above. Her talks took place Sat. Dec. 19th at 2:30 PM and Sunday Dec. 20th at 11:30 AM. She was one of seven lecturers who spoke at the weekend event, three from the USA and four from India.

Photos from New York Conference

Edith Hathaway with Chakrapani Ullal, a prominent Vedic astrologer from
Los Angeles, CA (above) and Edith with group of featured speakers from India and the USA  (below)