Varij is a consulting astrologer and teacher of over 30 years experience. He is also a workshop leader, astro-dramatist, ‘transformance’ theatre director, and self-published author. A former tutor in philosophy at Melbourne and La Trobe Universities, actor and musician, he is a playful mercurial character who is continuously engaged in weaving and re-weaving the threads of meaning that connect personal and collective experience, above and below, within and without.
Varij blends intelligence, compassion and wisdom with a gifted intuition to provide clear, positive and accurate guidance. Astrology gives him the big picture of your life, and Tarot enables him to zero in on the specifics of any situation or concern.
Varij is clairvoyant in the sense that he is a clear seer. Fundamentally, he functions like a mirror to reflect you back to yourself, and like a mirror, he does not judge, spin or deceive. He provides insight into your karmic past, present concerns, and future direction with soul, depth, wit and wisdom. Be aware, though, this is not fortune telling. Rather, what Varij offers is profound, yet practical spiritual guidance.
To see him talking about his approach to readings, check out Varij on youtube
Books and Articles
His concise writing style displays intelligence, wit and wisdom, and is by turns informative and entertaining, inspiring and enlightening, Varij’ target readership is the intelligent general reader with an interest in spirituality and self-knowledge.
Qualifications and Background
Varij holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in philosophy from the University of Melbourne (topping the year in Philosophy of Religion), as well as a Diploma of Education through La Trobe University. He was a tutor in philosophy at both universities, before finding his true vocation as an astrologer in the early ‘80’s. Initially he taught himself, drawing on his vast reading in Western psycho-therapies and Eastern pathways of liberation, before completing two years of advanced study through the College of Humanistic Astrology in Melbourne. He also takes a keen interest in politics and the economy – having majored in economics as well as philosophy for his BA.
Media & Performance
Varij is interviewed regularly on local radio, and was a featured writer in the annual Well Being Astrology Magazine of 2005 and 2006. His previous writings also include a regular advice column in the local newspaper The Byron News and a monthly column in the national Family Circle magazine. He was profiled in Asia Spa Magazine (March/April 2009).
Varij is well-known in the Byron Bay area for a series of acclaimed Astro-Drama Theatre Productions he created and directed between 1992 and 1996, and for his occasional forays into spiritual comedy as Guru Nosho, who has recently morphed into the Kanguru.
Temple Byron Transformational Astrology Group:
For the past 15 years Varij has led a weekly Transformational Astrology Group at Temple Byron at 46 Melaleuca Drive in Byron Bay every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Cost is $20