My father moved our family from Manila, Philippines to our new life in Gary, Indiana in 1969. My parents stressed education and good health as a means to ensure a solid future.
By the early 1990’s, I was a young doctor working in New York City, in the middle of a nascent HIV plague. I was unsure of the effectiveness of the medical profession as the majority of my infected patients died. This was when I began looking to unconventional counselors, fortune tellers for advice to see if I could get insight into my current situation.
I looked into past knowledge, including the occult sciences, when I had free time from work as a medical doctor. Astrology appealed to me because it had the scientific basis of astronomy which couldn’t be easily manipulated and it had rules that can be followed. The astrological insights I gained gave me the courage to manifest my longing to travel and explore different healing techniques. It helped me understand why I did not pursue marriage or having children as aggressively as I pursued my academic interests.
My horoscopic chart reflects the many moves and travels that I’ve taken. In each of my four years of college, I lived in different residences. When I graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989, I moved to New York where I lived in two different addresses. I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for fellowship training in 1994. Between July, 1995 to March, 1996, I worked in Portland, Maine, Fort Myers, Florida, and finally, ended up in Miami for the next five years. I then moved to the Oakland, California to be closer to my aging parents. After twelve years, I moved to Las Vegas where I currently reside. During 1997 – 2015, I traveled to many places to study with Indigenous healers, including the Brazilian Amazon, Bolivia, and Belize.
Astrology is a map that can help point out the bumps, hazards, and detours of life, but man still has free will to choose which route to take. I hope my story will engage, entertain, and incite public interest to consider the tool I’m presenting to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in their own lives.
November 18, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
|Venue: Arizona Society of Astrologers||
|Notes: How Alternative Medical Therapies Give Clues as to How Astrology Works The admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. You can register at https://azastrologers.org/. 12N PST Dr. Blando hopes to stir the imagination as to the etiology of how the planets exerts their influence on the inhabitants of earth.|
November 5, 2023
2:00pm - 4:00pm
|Venue: Dime Grinds, Henderson Writers Group||
Las Vegas, NV
|Notes: Please join me for a excerpt reading of Open for Interpretation: A Doctor's Journey into Astrology|
September 28, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm
|Venue: Books Inc.||
1491 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Notes: Please join me for a lecture and book signing.|
- Reviews and Media Interest
- San Francisco Book Review
- Book Review from Organization of Professional Astrology
- ASTROLOGY CAN TEACH US MUCH ABOUT OUR PAST, AND EVEN OUR FUTURE…SO CAN IT BE APPLIED TO PREDICT THE PATH OF OUR HEALTH OVER TIME?
- Doctor’s Disillusionment During The AIDS Crisis Led Her To Astrology & Indigenous Healing Practices