FAQ

Wondering how can you prepare before the reading? Or are you experiencing some technical issue? Most likely you will find the answers to all your questions here.

Jyotish Readings
What do I need to prepare before a Vedic Astrology reading?

Before any session of a Vedic Astrology reading, you would need to send me your exact birth date, time and place. If you have chosen ‘Stellar Guidance’, please also let me know if there are any areas of your life that you would like to hear about the most. If you have chosen ‘Prashna’ (Present Moment), please send me your question (if there is any) as well as your birth details.

What if I do not know my birth time?

Having an exact birth time, as precise as possible, is crucial for any Vedic Astrology reading. Fortunately, thanks to the infallible guidance of the universe, there are many techniques that can help us to determine what time a native was born even without knowing it. If you do not know your exact birth time, we would firstly need to do a birth time rectification before any reading. This will come with an additional fee. If you do not know your birth time, please kindly contact me via email before ordering a reading.

How does the live reading take place?

I will send you a zoom link shortly before our meeting.

Will I receive the recording of the reading?

Yes. After the reading, I will send you the video recording via YouTube using a private link (it is not possible to send it via cloud, apologies) plus all the materials that I have prepared for you and used during the reading. You are also most welcome to record the reading via zoom on your end.

Is it possible to cover the entire chart during one Vedic Astrology session?

One reading usually takes around 1.5 hour to 2 hours. Your birth chart, on the other hand, talks about your entire life! This makes it impossible to cover every detail of your chart in one session. Nevertheless, I always try to do my best to give you as much information and insights as possible. I especially focus on the areas of growth, which requires your attention and conscious work now. You can also let me know if you would like me to focus specifically on some areas of your life that are important to you.

If you would like to deepen your knowledge about your birth chart after the initial reading, you are most welcome to book a follow-up session.

Can you read charts of my entire family during one Vedic Astrology session?

No. This is because I am not keen on doing things superficially. Jyotish for me is a serious tool for spiritual development and each Vedic Astrology session is crafted to help individual progress as much as possible. If the only thing that interests you in Vedic Astrology is when your daughter will get married, when your son will find a job, or when you will sign this or that contract - but you are not interested in your spiritual lessons at all, perhaps you should find another astrologer.

What type of astrological remedies will I receive?

This depends on the individual. In most cases, you will receive a personalised mantra, yantra, and/or other tools for meditation to be practiced everyday for your spiritual progress. Sometimes I might suggest some aromatherapy remedies, or ask you to contemplate on certain spiritual stories regularly. However, please bear in mind that personal transformation is a serious business, and if you want real results, it often requires a sincere introspection, change of habits (this often includes eating habits) and constant observation of the mind in order to counteract some of its negative tendencies. It is a daily journey of self-discovery.

I will only give you the tools that I have tested on myself and have brought excellent results with certainty. But please remember that ultimately, these external tools are only there to help you to apply the most powerful astrological remedy ever: change of your mind and consciousness.

What is the best way to ask a question for a Prashna session?

Please see this video for more information.

Can I ask more than one question if I choose Prashna?

Prashna is a single question option. Each additional questions requires a lot of extra time and energy. If you wish to ask more questions, you will need to either order more Prashnas or choose Stellar Guidance to get a more complete picture.

Can I get a discount if I order more readings?

It depends on the circumstances. If you are booking more readings for yourself, then it is usually possible. If you would like to have readings with me regularly, consider joining me on Patreon. You will find many more pricing options on there.

Can you offer a reading for free?

No. Although an astrology reading is an immaterial thing, it requires a lot of my time, energy, love and care. And I am only willing to give it to those who value it.

I cannot open the YouTube link because it says “this video is private”. What should I do?

Only the designated YouTube account can open the private link. Please make sure that you have signed into your YouTube account with the correct email address.

Once you have opened YouTube, click on your icon in the upper right hand corner and check which account you are currently logged into. If this is different from the YouTube ID or email address you have provided for us, then you will not be able to watch the video recording.

If this does not work, try using a different device or try again at another time.

Vastu Readings
How does the live reading take place?

I will send you a zoom link shortly before our meeting.

What do I need to prepare before Vastu Consultation?

In order for me to do a Vastu evaluation, I will need a floor plan of your house/apartment (including marked placement of furniture) with precisely shown North direction and birth details of family members who live in the same space.

How to prepare ground plan before Vastu Consultation?

It is best if you can provide original architectural plan. Precision in Vastu is the key and architectural plans are naturally the most precise.

In case you don't have an official floor plan and you need to make one yourself, here are some guidelines. Floor plan should be drafted in such a way that ratio between dimensions in real size and on a paper are constant for all elements. Floor plan should ideally show placements of all furniture, or at least kitchen elements, beds, working/studying desks, dining table and any other significant furniture elements.

North direction should be clearly marked on the floor plan. However, since floor plans are usually showing direction of magnetic North, and in Vastu planning is done according to the true (or geographical) North, it is always recommended to provide Google Map location so I can check the orientation of the building for bigger precision.

What type of Vastu remedies can I expect?

There are many types of remedies that can help to uplift the energy of your home and their use depends on many factors. Due to that, prescribed remedies are usually highly individual.

Most commonly used remedies could be categorised as traditional (such as yantras, images or statues of deities and Vedic rituals) and more neutral (such as artworks, plants, decorative elements, mirrors, etc).

Another type of a "remedy" which gives fantastic results in simple re-arrangement of furniture (when possible), such as changing the place of bed, dinning table, working/studying table or even just changing the direction you face while doing specific activities.

However, it is important to understand that all external remedies that we use are here only to help us change our stage of consciousness - which is the ultimate remedy.

How long does it take to design Vastu house?

Process of designing a Vastu house can be either lengthy or simple and it depends solely on your requirements/needs and number of requested changes during the process. Minimum time that I need to complete the first floor plan proposition is 2-4 weeks. After that it all depends on how many and how complicated adjustments are requested from your side.

Will I receive the recording of the reading?

Yes. After the reading, I will send you the video recording via YouTube using a private link (it is not possible to send it via cloud, apologies) plus all the materials that I have prepared for you and used during the reading. You are also most welcome to record the reading via zoom on your end.

I cannot open the YouTube link because it says “this video is private”. What should I do?

Only the designated YouTube account can open the private link. Please make sure that you have signed into your YouTube account with the correct email address.

Once you have opened YouTube, click on your icon in the upper right hand corner and check which account you are currently logged into. If this is different from the YouTube ID or email address you have provided for us, then you will not be able to watch the video recording.

If this does not work, try using a different device or try again at another time.

Courses
How will I get access to the course?

All courses take place on Zoom, and invitation links are sent out before the live sessions begin. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded on YouTube as ‘private’ afterwards. If you cannot attend the live session, you can always watch it back on YouTube once you have been granted access. These videos are not available to download.

I just ordered a class/workshop/course. When will I get the access?

Please, note, that we are always giving the access to all our classes manually. You will receive the access to your purchased class/workshop/course in no longer than 24 hours (or 48 hours if we are travelling) from the moment of purchase.

Do we get study materials?

Most of our courses and workshops have an abundance of pre-read materials, shared via Google Drive.

Is there any homework?

It depends on the course. Some courses have homework, and some don’t. Although homework is never obligatory, we strongly encourage you to do so.

Can I ask questions during the course?

Yes. You are more than welcome to ask any question you may have during the live session on Zoom! If you are watching a recorded session, you are also very welcome to email me with your questions at any time. However, if you send me a lot of questions that require elaborate answers, that are not entirely related to the course or that are about the individual, please consider booking a private session with me or select a higher tier on Patreon.

Can I get a discount?

It depends on the circumstances. It is sometimes possible if you would like to purchase more than one course. Please send me an email before placing an order and I can find the best pricing option for you.

Please think twice before you ask for a huge discount such as a 50% off as this is highly disrespectful to both the teacher and knowledge itself.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, you may pay for the course in instalments. Please send us an email to discuss.

I cannot open the YouTube link because it says “this video is private”. What should I do?

Only the designated YouTube account can open the private link. Please make sure that you have signed into your YouTube account with the correct email address.

Once you have opened YouTube, click on your icon in the upper right hand corner and check which account you are currently logged into. If this is different from the YouTube ID or email address you have provided for us, then you will not be able to watch the video recording.

If this does not work, try using a different device or try again at another time.

I cannot access the materials on Google Drive. What should I do?

Please make sure that you have signed into your Google account with the same email address as you have provided for us. If you are currently logged in with a different email address, you will not be able to access the materials.

Patreon
How long do I have to commit to the Patreon membership?

There is no contract for any Patreon subscriptions and you can cancel at any time. You are of course welcome to stay with us on this journey as long as you wish, and your membership will auto-renew on the 1st every month until cancelled.

I just subscribed to your Patreon membership but cannot access any of the videos. Why?

Welcome to our Vedic Astrology e-learning community! Videos in the tier you have selected may not be immediately available. To gain access to the videos, please send me a private message of your YouTube ID (email address). Videos unlocked will be dependent on the tier you have chosen. If you are on tier £36 or higher, please let me know which two videos you would like me to unlock for you each month.

I cannot open the YouTube link because it says “this video is private”. What should I do?

Only the designated YouTube account can open the private link. Please make sure that you have signed into your YouTube account with the correct email address.

Once you have opened YouTube, click on your icon in the upper right hand corner and check which account you are currently logged into. If this is different from the YouTube ID or email address you have provided for us, then you will not be able to watch the video recording.

If this does not work, try using a different device or try again at another time.

I cannot access the materials on Google Drive. What should I do?

Please make sure that you have signed into your Google account with the same email address as you have provided for us. If you are currently logged in with a different email address, you will not be able to access the materials.

What is included in the £1 tier?

On this tier, you will have access to our selected podcasts, usually on current transits.

What is included in the £3 tier?

On this tier, you will have access to everything on the £1 tier as well as exclusive podcasts about the 12 Adityas, secrets of the Navagrahas, and many guided meditations.

What is included in the £16 tier?

On this tier, you will have access to all the podcasts and our monthly Nakshatra Course (3-hour long live sessions on Zoom). Please note that this tier does not grant you access to any nakshatra classes’ recordings and materials in the previous months. If you are interested in the previous classes as well as the current ones, please choose the £36 tier.

What is included in the £27 tier?

On this tier, you will get access to all the podcasts and our bi-monthly live webinars. Topics are usually announced each month on Patreon. Please note that this tier does not give you access to any of our previous recorded webinars. If you are interested in the previous webinars as well as the current ones, please choose the £36 tier.

What is included in the £36 tier?

On this tier, every month you will get access to all the podcasts, our bi-monthly live webinars, and additionally two recorded webinars from the previous months. Please let me know which two past webinars you would like to view and I will unlock them for you. For the full list of webinars please go to: https://www.patreon.com/achala

What is included in the £90 tier?

This tier is for private sessions only. We will have but you do not have access to any webinars. You will still have access to all the podcasts.

What is included in the £108 tier?

On this tier, you will have a one-hour private tutoring session with me each month plus access to all podcasts and webinars.

What is included in the £160 tier?

This tier is the same as the £108 tier. The only difference is that our monthly private tutoring session will be two hours long instead of one.