After retirement hobbies- I. astrology and matching of horoscopes.
I knew some amount astrology from my father and later learnt a bit myself. When I was in service, I used to help a few people to match horoscopes for matrimony. Immediately after retirement I happened to Go to USA to be with my daughter. I used to find a lot of time to waste. It was at this time that I came in to contact with Sri Murugavel through his web site sysindia.com. We used to talk with one another in phone. He was at the time engaged in building a matrimonial web site called tamilmatrimony.com. As he knew that I knew astrology, he suggested to me that I can spend my time helping people settled abroad with matching of horoscopes. After getting my consent he was the one who put an advt in his site about my availability to match horoscopes. This kept me slightly busy. I also contacted cyberkerala.com and they also put an advertisement in their site about my willingness to match horoscopes , free of cost over the internet. When the tamilmatrimony .com grew up and they introduced soft ware to match horoscopes in their web sites , naturally the announcement regarding me was taken out. Meanwhile I returned back to India and continued what I was doing. Me and one of my young friends built a web site called keralaiyers.com and even there we put an announcement. Ten years back , it was a unique service and so many other web sites gave announcements about what I was doing.
As a result of these , I have been matching horoscopes for matrimony for the past eleven years. Thousands of people belonging to all communities have contacted me and I too have made it a point to answer their mails promptly. Hundreds of marriages have taken place . I also give in a small way personal consultation to match horoscopes in my house.
Though not very willing I also do forecasting of future in a minor scale . I have become an astrologer for very many families. Several families have taken my help in matching horoscopes for all their children. I have made hundreds of friends through this hobby.
Looking back , I think I have so far done a great job. I am getting old and I am not sure how long I will be able to continue what I am doing.
Since it was my first post retirement hobby and it was a social service of sorts , I want to thank God for guiding me so far.