I don't often do this (put in a plug for a non-food-travel-politics-related person, place or thing), but my dear friend (dear old friend, I should say) Abhimanyu Katyal is a poster-child for mid-life crises. He quit his corporate career in 2011 to pursue an acting career, moved to Los Angeles, has acquired his first few acting credits, and in July of this year, just "to continue his foray into indignity", started his own astrology practice (Western astrology, not Jyotish).
The quoted words are from Abhimanyu, who has generational circumspection and modesty in his blood. His is a star with boundless luster. His talents staggering. His charm intoxicating. His talents unlike those of any other.
He's been an astrology geek for 11-odd years, and started doing readings informally four or five years ago, and put a ring on it in July of this year. He did his first Facebook Live video recently. Here it is: https://www.facebook.
Abhimanyu, or Manyu or Abhi as many call him, is a most incredible human being and also incomparably talented and peerlessly dignified. Your interactions with him will take you to a place of circumspect discovery, and delicious learning that only a rare and true gentleman like him can provide.
Hope your New Year related "issues" find an insightful reading with him.
If you want to follow his acting career, and if you live in Lancaster, PA or in NYC, Philadelphia or a town nearby, make the effort and go see him perform in Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar. You will see the other side of his persona.
Disgraced: A gripping 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama revolves around a dinner party with the most unlikely guests and taboo topics of conversation. Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, and her work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.