There are few women who have made inroads successfully into domains that have been traditionally owned and run by menfolk. Deep-diving into the world of Vedic astrology and planetary gemology was a conscious choice for this exceptional communications professional.
She quit a regular career knowing well that it may take years and rigorous work to carve a name for her. But fate had other plans and she soon rose to fame as one of the most accurate as well as empathetic professionals in her field.
Meet Abhijita Kulshrestha, the well-known and highly sought after Vedic astrologer, planetary gemmologist, author, mentor and life coach who was recently feted by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce Sh. Som Prakash and the Confederation of All India Traders on the occasion of Women’s Day as a dynamic persona who has contributed in her field of work as well as brought positive change and transformation in people’s lives.
She’s the director of Gemstoneuniverse – The world’s Premier destination to buy Gemstones Online & India’s premier organisation exporting coloured gems across the globe and the benchmark when it comes to planetary gem therapy specializing in Jyotish Gemstones. She is a thought leader and an ace mentor helping human beings in transforming lives.
In the year 2020, she was on the cover of the Global Millionaire Magazine and was listed as one among the top 35 successful female entrepreneurs in India.
She has authored two books and the most recent one – Cosmic Sutra is an incredible manual to healing and meditative practices that anyone can embrace irrespective of race or religion.
In the year 1999, she had won the coveted CSR Ms. Super Brain of India award- in a national level competition, establishing her genius and mental prowess.
She is easily one of the most sought after astrology, Astro gemologist and life coach consultants, shining light on the path forward for some of the most illustrious industrialists, leaders, business heads and celebrities among others.
It would be really interesting for our readers to know how you decided to venture into this field…
Well, there is a carefully crafted order to the universe but we as mere mortals may not be able to perceive it, as we regard our judgement and thinking as the best. It was a conscious decision to take the path of studying Vedic astrology and planetary gemology. I have always had an academic bent of mind, so poring over several astrology related books and texts was quite interesting. Also empathy and an ease with which I could embrace a spiritual regimen also helped with growth. There were definite watershed events that presented either/ or choices but fortunately I was brave enough to say yes to the right ones. In retrospect I do realise that the value systems and demands of my current profession is in sync with who I always have been. Kindness, empathy, honesty, spiritual growth – all these have been the pillars of our work and that is why I have been able to walk with ease thus far.
What according to you are essential qualities for women to be successful?
This is a tough one that I get asked, and there is no one rule fits all answer over here. Each woman is unique and can bring something incredible to the table in her area of work. The qualities that define success are actually specific to specific roles. If you really enjoy something, and as I mentioned earlier share similar value systems, success is a foregone conclusion. However, in any line of work, integrity, compassion, patience, emotional resilience and focus on sustaining quality of product or service offered are a must for moving ahead.
Can women have it all? A successful career as well as a satisfying family life?
That’s a very interesting question and I believe that women across the world pressurise themselves into extremely demanding situations trying to live the dream of having it all. There is an internal desire to succeed professionally but also DNA level programming which is unforgiving if the role of mother or spouse or daughter or daughter-in-law is found lacking in some way.
I think, quite practically speaking, that mostly, it is possible to have one thing at a time.
It is almost impossible to multitask (a big myth) because the mind can address only one question at a time. Imagine – to juggle between the absence of an employee on a day with an important meeting, a sudden crisis hitting the life of a client and at the same time making sure that you have not missed out on any of the things to be packed for your child’s first trip out of station – it is quite mind-boggling.
So between judging yourself for your performance as a career woman and wondering if you have been the ideal mother, or have you done right by your parents – it is like finding yourself between a rock and a hard place every other day.
Any successful person understands this and at the same time is kind enough not to impose exacting standards on oneself. The first rule of success is to extend compassion towards self – knowing well that some days you will have a laurel wreath on your head for your good work and the other days it may only be a warm embrace from your parent or your child – a generous reward falling in your kitty.
One has to learn to operate in the space that lies between all and none. And quite happily at that. That is what being a real person is about and not what that overachieving everything a successful person is made out to be!
How can people benefit from Vedic Astrology and by using jyotish/ planetary gemstones by using them? Does it really make a difference?
A person may be seeking help, a solution or a breakthrough in any area of life – professional life (gain of income, profits, fame and popularity, business expansion, partnership deals, getting promotion, finding mental peace and focus, resolving interpersonal differences etc.); financial matters (trading, making profitable investments, increasing assets/ wealth etc.), personal relationships like marriage with all the complications and issues; health related matters – (both physical and mental) and so many more things that come associated with the human desires and aspirations.
Vedic astrology helps in creating a birth chart that is a map of human life that gives a peek into an individual’s life – from womb to tomb. This in turn helps in arriving at an understanding of the planetary energies that will aid an individual and those others that will play out the role of karmic teachers, whose lessons may not be easy. Planetary gem therapy is all about using natural, treatment free jyotish quality gemstones/ Navratna Stones to harness the energy of planets that can aid us in our progress and growth. These are the top 2 per cent gemstones in terms of quality.
Each of the nine planets has a characteristic planetary energy and color transmitted through light, attributed to them. (Color is a component of light. A colour is energy of a specific wavelength and frequency.) Planetary gem Therapy works on the premise of passage of light through the gemstone into the human energy system via touch. Natural gemstones are a powerful tool that helps harness power of this solution. A person, when wearing the gemstone of an appropriate and powerful planetary energy can achieve all kinds of success. Again the same principle – what is in sync with your prakriti, your elemental nature and energy will take you towards the best outcomes for you.
At Gemstoneuniverse under the guidance of the Grandmaster-Revered Guruji Shrii Arnav the father of Astro Gemology and the Best Gemstone Astrologer & Mentor- we have witnessed powerful personal change over 2 and half decades in the lives of our patrons. I would like to mention that as of Today, Gemstoneuniverse is the only Astro Gemology website that has video testimonials of renowned professionals with their names and designations that you can verify on LinkedIN and the internet.
We are the proud owners of the trademarks and copyrights to Jyotish Gemstones Therapy ™ and JGT ™ proprietary processes for 100% error free Gem therapy leading to outstanding results in the lives of our patrons. We got this distinction after submitting 10 million personalized exchanges and 1 million case studies.
We are proud to have patrons who started as Peons and ended up as owners of Travel companies owing a fleet of multitude of vehicles to Statesmen who influence world decisions.
Do tell us some principles that one follow in everyday life to invite wealth, enhance personal charm/ attraction and succeed in endeavours?
There are so many things a person can do but I will leave you with 5 pointers that if followed diligently in life for 73 days straight can begin to show marked difference
- Make sure that you have your bath before 10 am every day. (Yes it is as simple as that. You will have to give up lazy Sundays though.)
- Do not complain. I am not talking about the big issues like legal matters and ethical issues etc. where redressal is a must. But abstain from complaining and carping all the time (it’s so hot, she’s too shrill, why me etc. Do what you can do about the situation. If there is nothing that can be changed or altered, the least you can do is to stop complaining. It will alter YOUR energy)
- Offer a portion (you get to decide how much – it can be anything) of your earnings back – to charity, as a donation or in any other way you deem fit.
- Discover the power of speaking softly – audibly sure but softly.
- Forgive people who have wronged you. It definitely does not mean you put yourself in a similar situation. It just means you have let go of bitterness and disengaged completely in peace.