Hello, my name is James Moran.
I was born at 3:15pm on December 30th, 1976 in Washington, D.C. and I was raised in the area. Very consistently from a young age I have been interested, up to the point of obsessive pursuit, with two things: art and spirituality.
The art part has a lot to do with a need to express myself. I engage in many forms of art. I am a sculptor. I paint and draw. I have done acting and performance art. The main art form that I have focused on the most consistently, however, is writing. I have published several short stories and poems. I have had a play produced. I had my first story published when I was 13 years old.
The spirituality search originated in a desire to understand reality, i.e. “Why this?” “Why are we here?” “What is life?” I began my research around age 11 or 12. I probably spent more time reading about spirituality than doing my schoolwork. By the time I was a teenager I had begun studying shamanic rituals and psychedelic healing. At age 15, out of reckless zeal in my quest, I ended up in the hospital on a drug overdose. My search continued into my late teens and early twenties, when I went sober and decided to devote my life to the study of yoga and meditation (particularly vipassana meditation and Iyengar yoga, which are the military bootcamps of spirituality, and in their more advanced forms are like the elite navy seal training of spiritual practices). I continued in this vein for two decades. These studies sent me to live in India and California. In California I ended up working as a yoga instructor for the employees, presidents, and CEOs of large companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, most of them tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Cisco, and others; though I also worked for non-tech corporations like AAA and Safeway. Around this time I discovered astrology and found in it a language with which I could explore and describe reality at the depth I was looking for. Oddly, this language felt familiar and comfortable to me and I found that I was quite good at the practice. In 2012 I met my wife, Shalin, in India, and in 2013 we got married.
Since I am from D.C., I grew up surrounded by politics. I saw the limitations of politics to effect fundamental change and support real human happiness in the long term and thus I advocate that the real change this world needs comes from within the individual. We are each responsible for taking care of our own corner of the world by looking within and taking care of our inner world. Thus I place a fair amount of emphasis on authority coming from within.
These days you can find me helping individuals to understand their lives through my astrological consultations, and helping them to understand their bodies through my yoga workshops.
I hope to meet you.