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About Linda

The name “Lilac Hope” comes from a childhood incident which
allowed me a moment of understanding that there is a natural order in life.That moment of recognition in turn brought me both inner peace and an enduring hope. My parents often created noisy chaos in my young life especially during the hours when others were trying to sleep. One morning, after a night of noisy and interrupted sleep, I woke up to the fragrance of a lilac bush outside of my bedroom window. As I walked to school on that sunny spring morning my ten-year-old mind took note of the fact that, chaos or not, every spring on
schedule the lilacs bloomed. Little did I know that I was planting a seed which would flower into a hopeful determination to find the order in the chaos.

My first foray into looking for the order would be found in
an astrology book in which the author, based simply on my birth date, seemed to know all about my fear of bees. I was surprised and curious enough to continue looking into astrology. I first studied the “tropical zodiac” which was the preferred zodiac of the western world. The “tropical
zodiac” is about 23 degrees off from the “sidereal zodiac” which is the zodiac used by NASA. I learned how to cast a chart (pre-computer days) and liked what I learned but I often felt like I was trying to fit square pegs into round holes.

The western form of astrology was like the English language with its many exceptions to the rules. I felt that there had to be something more orderly and concise which led me to study Numerology and humanistic Tarot because those disciplines seemed more on point. I was able to find the order and wisdom that I needed to make sense of life through the teachings of mystics.

Eventually, I would walk into a Raj-Kundalini Yoga class,
and that act would change my life. I studied with the same teacher for over eight years and learned about Ayurveda, Yogic Philosophy, Mantra and Meditation. During those eight years I helped establish a yoga center and taught hundreds of people Yoga as well as Tarot and Yogic Numerology.

The day came when I was introduced to Vedic Astrology and found myself back to my original attempt to know the cosmic order. The first difference was that the planets were
calculated, as astronomers calculate the positions, according to the placements of the Sidereal Zodiac. For me, I was no
longer trying to fit square pegs into round holes or finding exceptions to foundational rules. Additionally, and equally important, were the shared roots of Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda and Yoga.

The energy that emanates from the planets is not static
because energy is not static. The tools of Ayurveda and Yoga give us the “remedials” which help us to work with the
ever-moving planetary energy. No longer would the only advice be to wait for Saturn to move to a more favorable position.

Instead, of waiting impatiently for a planet to move, I found
out that it is possible to participate with the planetary energy and grow while being at peace with planet earth’s chaos.

There is no reason, like the mythical Pandora, to lock away our hope so deeply that we miss the fragrance of the lilacs. There is always a light on our path if we are willing to reach out and know.

The name “Lilac Hope” comes from a childhood incident. I grew up in a large, chaotic household which included far too many noisy nights of interrupted sleep. Outside my bedroom window was a large lilac bush which had a fragrance that would drift into my room and sometimes the fragrance would awaken me. One spring morning, after a late night of craziness, I woke up to the lilac fragrance and thought to myself that no matter how crazy my life appeared there was an order and stability in nature. Many years later I realized that the random thought of a ten year old girl started my life-long journey towards trying to find order in disorder. Along with seeking and often finding the natural order I also found a hope that, no matter what, always would reappear.

My first foray into looking for the order would be in astrology. Being in the west I first studied the “tropical zodiac” which is about 23 degrees off from the “sidereal zodiac” used by NASA. I learned how to cast a chart (pre-computer days) and liked what I learned but I often felt like I was trying to fit square pegs into round holes. The western form of astrology was like the English language with its rules and the exceptions to the rules. I then began my studies of numerology and humanistic Tarot because those disciplines seemed more concise. I was able to find an order and wisdom that I needed to make sense of life.

Eventually, I would walk into a Raj-Kundalini Yoga class, and that decision would change my life. I studied with the same teacher for over eight years and learned about Ayurveda, Yogic Philosophy, Mantra and Meditation. During those eight years I helped establish a yoga center and taught hundreds of pupils Yoga as well as Tarot and Yogic Numerology.

The day would come when I was introduced to Vedic Astrology, known in Sanskrit as Jyotish, the “Science of Light.” For me, it was coming full circle and back to my first love. The big difference was that the planets were calculated as astronomers calculate the positions and the placements were the same as those of modern day astronomers. I was no longer trying to fit square pegs into round holes or finding exceptions to foundational rules. Additionally, Vedic Astrology shares its roots and teachings with the systems of Ayurveda and Yoga resulting in a more active form of Astrology. I no longer had to tell someone “wait for a couple of years and then Saturn will move” because I am able to give people tools which would help bring out the higher energy of the planets in their charts.

I now have over thirty years experience working with the disciplines of Yoga and Vedic Astrology which I share with others with a focus on inner peace and self-empowerment. The teachings of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and Yoga are among the earliest systems of wisdom given to humanity and these ancient systems are proving to be valuable in today’s changing world.

Linda was designated as a “Jyotish Visharada” by the Council of Vedic Astology. She has also been awarded certificates for her studies with Dennis Flaherty and David Frawley and is authorized to teach for the CVA.

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“Linda is absolutely amazing. After receiving a gift of speaking to her in January of this year, I felt a sense of purpose and security. Her channels are wildly accurate and her spirit and character give you unparalleled guidance. I feel focused and excited, reassured and grounded after talking to her. Aside from her amazing clairvoyant ability, she’s real and will tell you things that you need to hear. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a reading that is deep, informative and healing.”

“Linda has been a pleasure to work with. She has the gift of accuracy, clarity and straightforwardness. I really appreciate that she is able to offer insights that are free of her personal bias. I look forward to working with her in the future.”

“I first heard Linda Callanan speak at a conference in Orlando, Florida. I was amazed at how she taught us all about what Vedic Astrology is, and how it flows a different perspective than western Astrology. So, first, I would say Linda is a great teacher. The next week, I made an appointment with Linda, and her reading was so clear and insightful. I discovered ways in which I could approach life from a spiritual perspective, and with more dimension than just bumbling through the events which happen. Linda helped me to see this new place. Linda helped me to
discover when certain planets and astrological events would have affects on my life, and how they would effect me. It was like a golden map that I used to navigate throughout the year. Linda is clear, and speaks from decades of experience in Vedic Astrology. She is a master at synthesizing information that is relevant to every aspect of life. Give yourself a real gift, and have a session with her. She is compassionate, intelligent, clear, and most importantly, comes from a place of heart, and spirit.”

“Linda Callanan’s astrological readings are thoughtful glimpses into my complex life. As someone who continually has crossroads pop up, I view the readings as possible worlds, always understanding that I am responsible for making decisions that will create my future. The readings give me an understanding of the terrain of the future, my personal path, and of the climate and atmosphere of political and economic realms. Through the readings, I better understand how to nurture myself, physically and spiritually. Most of all, the readings affirm my understanding of the deeper meanings of my place in earthly time and space. I vigorously recommend Linda’s astrological readings.”

“Linda’s explanations of current astrological and astronomical events is extremely helpful, on a personal, as well as a larger, more societal level. Her recent addition of a chat room, which allows her to communicate with several people at once and share current events, is not only timely analysis, but permits asking “real-time” question of her of a personal or universal nature. I have found it very, very helpful.”

“From every consult with Linda, I have walked away with my spirit at peace and so much clearer about the issues discussed. Her information is right on point and incredibly helpful!”

“I’m very grateful to Linda Callanan for her support and assistance through relationship turmoil and inner journey revelations. She has a debth that can get to the truth of any situation.”

“I have known and worked with Linda for over 10 years, and found her work deeply engaging and chock full of truth. She has assisted me in becoming a more conscious human being as I meet challenges along the way in myself, relationships and life situations.”

“Linda is a knowledgeable, experienced yoga teacher who promotes her students well-being and personal development. Additionally, she is an excellent vedic astrologer with many years of experience. Linda’s ability in both areas is phenomenal, and the service she renders to her student/clients is well worth her reasonable prices. Don’t hesitate to contact Linda – she won’t disappoint you!”

“I greatly appreciate Linda’s insight as well as her practical approach to working with the energy of the planets. Her knowledge of both Vedic Astrology and Yoga allows her to offer to her clients an empowered approach to life and spirituality.”

“Linda is absolutely amazing. After receiving a gift of speaking to her in January of this year, I felt a sense of purpose and security. Her channels are wildly accurate and her spirit and character give you unparalleled guidance. I feel focused and excited, reassured and grounded after talking to her. Aside from her amazing clairvoyant ability, she’s real and will tell you things that you need to hear. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a reading that is deep, informative and healing.”

“Linda has been a pleasure to work with. She has the gift of accuracy, clarity and straightforwardness. I really appreciate that she is able to offer insights that are free of her personal bias. I look forward to working with her in the future.”

“I first heard Linda Callanan speak at a conference in Orlando, Florida. I was amazed at how she taught us all about what Vedic Astrology is, and how it flows a different perspective than western Astrology. So, first, I would say Linda is a great teacher. The next week, I made an appointment with Linda, and her reading was so clear and insightful. I discovered ways in which I could approach life from a spiritual perspective, and with more dimension than just bumbling through the events which happen. Linda helped me to see this new place. Linda helped me to
discover when certain planets and astrological events would have affects on my life, and how they would effect me. It was like a golden map that I used to navigate throughout the year. Linda is clear, and speaks from decades of experience in Vedic Astrology. She is a master at synthesizing information that is relevant to every aspect of life. Give yourself a real gift, and have a session with her. She is compassionate, intelligent, clear, and most importantly, comes from a place of heart, and spirit.”

“Linda Callanan’s astrological readings are thoughtful glimpses into my complex life. As someone who continually has crossroads pop up, I view the readings as possible worlds, always understanding that I am responsible for making decisions that will create my future. The readings give me an understanding of the terrain of the future, my personal path, and of the climate and atmosphere of political and economic realms. Through the readings, I better understand how to nurture myself, physically and spiritually. Most of all, the readings affirm my understanding of the deeper meanings of my place in earthly time and space. I vigorously recommend Linda’s astrological readings.”

“Linda’s explanations of current astrological and astronomical events is extremely helpful, on a personal, as well as a larger, more societal level. Her recent addition of a chat room, which allows her to communicate with several people at once and share current events, is not only timely analysis, but permits asking “real-time” question of her of a personal or universal nature. I have found it very, very helpful.”

“From every consult with Linda, I have walked away with my spirit at peace and so much clearer about the issues discussed. Her information is right on point and incredibly helpful!”

“I’m very grateful to Linda Callanan for her support and assistance through relationship turmoil and inner journey revelations. She has a debth that can get to the truth of any situation.”

“I have known and worked with Linda for over 10 years, and found her work deeply engaging and chock full of truth. She has assisted me in becoming a more conscious human being as I meet challenges along the way in myself, relationships and life situations.”

“Linda is a knowledgeable, experienced yoga teacher who promotes her students well-being and personal development. Additionally, she is an excellent vedic astrologer with many years of experience. Linda’s ability in both areas is phenomenal, and the service she renders to her student/clients is well worth her reasonable prices. Don’t hesitate to contact Linda – she won’t disappoint you!”

“I greatly appreciate Linda’s insight as well as her practical approach to working with the energy of the planets. Her knowledge of both Vedic Astrology and Yoga allows her to offer to her clients an empowered approach to life and spirituality.”

“Linda is absolutely amazing. After receiving a gift of speaking to her in January of this year, I felt a sense of purpose and security. Her channels are wildly accurate and her spirit and character give you unparalleled guidance. I feel focused and excited, reassured and grounded after talking to her. Aside from her amazing clairvoyant ability, she’s real and will tell you things that you need to hear. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a reading that is deep, informative and healing.”

“Linda has been a pleasure to work with. She has the gift of accuracy, clarity and straightforwardness. I really appreciate that she is able to offer insights that are free of her personal bias. I look forward to working with her in the future.”

“Linda’s explanations of current astrological and astronomical events is extremely helpful, on a personal, as well as a larger, more societal level. Her recent addition of a chat room, which allows her to communicate with several people at once and share current events, is not only timely analysis, but permits asking “real-time” question of her of a personal or universal nature. I have found it very, very helpful.”

“From every consult with Linda, I have walked away with my spirit at peace and so much clearer about the issues discussed. Her information is right on point and incredibly helpful!”

“I’m very grateful to Linda Callanan for her support and assistance through relationship turmoil and inner journey revelations. She has a debth that can get to the truth of any situation.”

“I have known and worked with Linda for over 10 years, and found her work deeply engaging and chock full of truth. She has assisted me in becoming a more conscious human being as I meet challenges along the way in myself, relationships and life situations.”

“Linda is a knowledgeable, experienced yoga teacher who promotes her students well-being and personal development. Additionally, she is an excellent vedic astrologer with many years of experience. Linda’s ability in both areas is phenomenal, and the service she renders to her student/clients is well worth her reasonable prices. Don’t hesitate to contact Linda – she won’t disappoint you!”

“I greatly appreciate Linda’s insight as well as her practical approach to working with the energy of the planets. Her knowledge of both Vedic Astrology and Yoga allows her to offer to her clients an empowered approach to life and spirituality.”

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