About

  • Steven Highburger - Vedic Astrologer

Steven Highburger

I was always interested in what was mystical and not easily known, like the stars above, since I was a child. On hot Texas summer nights I used to stay awake for hours and watch in awe as the lights of the heavens would spin out their magical dance against pitch-black skies. I never imagined that all these years later I would still be watching the heavens, but now with a very different view–one seen through the lens of a sacred and ancient tradition. Paradoxically the deeper I looked into the lights of the heavens the more I began to wonder if the answers for us all are found in the light within. More…

  • B.A. Philosophy from University of Texas at Austin
  • 4 year Āyurvedic education (1997-2001) with Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute
  • 16 years (1998-2013) training in Vedic traditions–classes, seminars and private one-on-one instruction with the world renowned Jyotish master Hart de Fouw. Literally 1000’s of hours spent, year after year, in ongoing instruction and apprenticeship.
  • B.A. (equivalent) in Vedic Astrology from American College of Vedic Astrology where I completed both their Level I and Level II certifications–which is the highest level available in the west for Vedic astrology. I am a certified instructor and private tutor for the American College of Vedic Astrology.
  • Instructor at Vedic Vidya Institute in San Rafael, CA (2003-2009) where I taught Jyotish, Hasta Sāmudrika (palmistry), Āyurveda and Sanskrit.
  • Board member Vedic Vidya Institute (2003-2010)
  • Instructor/Faculty Member at Mt. Madonna College Of Ayurveda (2014-present)


Qualities to look for in a good adviser

My Teachers and Mentors

Hart deFouw
Hart deFouwVedic Master
K.L. Mantri
K.L. MantriVedic Guru
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Swami Dayananda SaraswatiVedic Guru
Dr. Vasant Lad
Dr. Vasant LadAyurvedic Physician

I would like to give profound thanks to my teachers in the Vedic Saṃpradāya.

First, is the exceptionally brilliant Hart deFouw– world renowned Vedic astrologer, scholar/philosopher and visionary, who has worked tirelessly for so many years for his students and community. Hart is the most gifted teacher and speaker that I ever experienced in any field of study! I have been very fortunate to have studied with Hart from 1998 to present.

Guruji K. L. Mantri is the most gifted and mystical man I have ever known. A guru of all Vedic Traditions, a healer of countless people, the best Jyotishi of modern times and a true visionary into realms unknown. A man who could’ve been famous a 1000x over, but chose a life of service and humility. It is Mantriji’s lineage that I have been so fortunate to align myself with in this life.

I was fortunate enough to have studied Vedānta and Vedic philosophies since 2003 with the late, revered Swami Dayānanda, at his Arsha Vidya Gurukulum. Swami Dayānanda was an authentic master, sharpest of mind and biggest of heart, he delivered life changing talks with humor and clarity. www.arshavidya.org

I was lucky enough to study Āyurveda, and it’s allied topics, for four years with the outstanding physician and teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad. A true physician in its best sense, Dr. Lad is unquestionably the most experienced, authentic and compassionate teacher of Āyurveda in the west. www.ayurveda.com

Learning Ayurveda

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Mount Madonna College Of Ayurveda

Since 1978, Mount Madonna has provided theoretical and practical professional education and training in classical systems of Yoga, Āyurveda, and Community. Baba Hari Dass founded this beautiful community in the Santa Cruz mountains.

I highly recommend this college for an Ayurvedic education. I am a part-time instructor at MMI teaching Ayurvedic students about the sister sciences of Jyotisha, Hasta and Vastu.

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Dr Robert Svoboda

I highly recommend my friend, and Vedic scholar, Dr Robert Svoboda for learning how to apply Avurveda, Vedic Philosophy and Yoga in your life.

“Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983. (Information on all of his books can be found here)”

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