Linda Mackey is an Austin based Vedic Astrologer. She was first introduced to Vedic Astrology when she began traveling to India in the mid-1970s. Later, she had the opportunity to live in an Ashram devoted to the tradition of Advaita Vedanta in the state of Kerala, South India for over 11 years. During this time she had the great good fortune to study Vedic Astrology with a traditional village astrologer and experience astrology as an integral part of the larger ancient spiritual tradition. There she benefited not only from the study of chart analysis; but, was also introduced to the unique tradition of Kerala Prasna which is an ancient system combining astrological divination and horary astrology. Since returning to the US in 2001 she has been practicing astrology, offering both chart readings and prasna readings. She has a PhD in Philosophy and Asian Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Currently, in addition to her astrology practice, she is also teaching Philosophy and Comparative Religions at Austin Community College.