Meet Juliana Swanson

Astrological Consultant, Teacher, Blogger and Healer

I am a registered nurse, healer, astrologer, mother, and wife.

Since I was old enough to walk, I have had spiritual and healing gifts. As a young teenager, under the guidance of my parents, I began a lifelong pursuit of spiritual knowledge that has helped me find purpose and meaning. It was also my parents who introduced me to the spiritual teachings of the great Indian saint Paramhansa Yogananda, my first guru (spiritual teacher).

At age 14, with my mother's encouragement, I also began studying and practicing Western astrology. At Antioch College and Naropa University, I continued to study and practice astrology as well as Eastern philosophy and yoga. I graduated from nursing school in 1977 and worked for many years in a variety of hospital settings, including maternity, operating room and psychiatric care. When I was in my early 30's, I took some time away from professional nursing to become a mother.

When our babies were very young, my husband and I searched for ways to enhance balance and harmony in our family life. In the process, I studied psychic and spiritual development; metaphysical healing; and Polarity Therapy. I also learned Rebirthing (conscious breath therapy) and MariEL-Reiki healing.

I am certified as a Level III Vedic astrologer by the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA), which includes the third and highest title of Certified Vedic Astrology Coachâ„¢. I am also certified as a Level II Vedic astrologer through the Council of Vedic Astrology (CVA). I hold the titles of CVA Jyotish Visharada and CVA Jyotish Kovid, as well as Jyotish Kovid from the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS Bangalore). In addition, I am a Certified MaHaBote Teacher (Daw Hla Than’s Burmese Birthday Astrology); Registered Polarity Therapy Professional (RPP, Level II); Certified Rebirther; and Certified Hast Jyotish Practitioner (Vedic Palmistry and Hand Analysis through the Birla Center for Hast Jyotish).

Today, I work one-on-one with clients in my astrological consulting practice, and also spend my time researching, blogging and writing about astrology. Occasionally, I still enjoy teaching for ACVA’s online program.

May all beings be happy and free of suffering!