Astrology, tarot reading, and numerology are used by many people, especially in the Asian culture, to look at compatibility, especially in romantic relationships but is it credible? Sarah May Low is a renowned Astrologer and Tarot Reader in Asia, and she is known to be constantly booked up by clients.
According to Sarah, it is easier to be good at one’s job or career as we can detach from our emotion and usually there is a “template” to follow when one wants to achieve something – you can hit that million-dollar sale and ask your boss for a promotion or complete 100 credits of coursework to obtain that degree.
When it comes to relationships – romantic, family, friendship, even when you do your best, sometimes you get taken for granted, abused, betrayed, and other factors are involved apart from your merits. It is traumatizing, heart-breaking, and most of the time, you have to start all over again from scratch. In fact, many spend thousands of dollars for therapy and to get over the trauma.
What is interesting about Sarah is that after years of watching people be disappointed in love and self-destruct in relationships, she took the responsibility upon herself to pursue a Ph.D. in Human Communications at one of Malaysia’s top university. Her doctorate thesis is about romantic communication, intimate relationships, trust, gender, and online dating.
Online dating has become a norm in 2020 and 2021, especially when the world is in lockdown because of COVID-19, and online dating is less stigmatized now because of our need for human connection. Call her a psychic or whatever; Sarah’s doctorate research on online dating actually in January 2019. She had to pitch this idea to potential supervisors and field experts so that she’ll be able to form a supervisory committee. Sarah said, “I don’t know if it was my Aquarius sun sign as Aquarius love technology and all things online, but I did have a hunch that online dating is going to be bigger than ever!”.
While Sarah was working in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2018, she loved how digitalized everything was in that country. Due to the terrible traffic jam that Jakarta is known for, people in Jakarta do not like traveling far, “You can book a taxi, get food, buy things, massage, facial, hairdresser, get things delivered and heck, find a husband online. Isn’t that convenient?”.
On Modern Day Love & Relationships
The problem with modern-day dating and technology is that relationships also become more casual when things become too convenient. “To me, relationships are sacred. It’s about your energy, mental health, emotional health, and sexual health. Your body is a temple where only the most loyal and dedicated disciple can worship,” she says.
She disagrees when so-called influencers advocating “sleeping around” as “equality.” Sarah knows a lot about gender issues as she is actually a gender studies expert in Malaysia and has actually read research papers and academic books on the subject. She wrote about gender in her Masters degree thesis, and now in her Ph.D. thesis, she says, “People talk about things without even opening a book. It is all merely hearsay, and their research means reading the first website that pops up on Google on Gender topics.”
“I know people who have gotten AIDS, STDs, unplanned pregnancy, and even have suicidal ideation when they put themselves in very miserable relationship conditions. Just because your favorite influencer or friend is sleeping around doesn’t mean you should too. Just because someone jumps off a bridge for fun does not mean you should follow stupid actions,” said Sarah.
Sarah adds that there is nothing wrong with waiting until you are sure with someone before committing or investing your time, love, effort, or money. Her solution is to do thorough background checks on someone, stop making things casual and respect yourself. When you firmly set your boundaries, that is how people stop playing around with you.
On Compatibility Astrology
Boasting more than 51,000 followers on Instagram, Sarah often finds her followers and fans asking her if their horoscope matches Gemini, Scorpio, Aries, Cancer, or Pisces. Sarah jokes that it is best not to put their zodiac signs on their social media profiles or online dating profiles, as some people have negative preconceived notions after being hurt by certain zodiac signs.
Realistically, everybody can be the best version of their sign or the worst version of their sign, “It is more important to look at someone’s entire birth chart, and you would need their birth date, time, and location for that.”
Though there may be prominent traits that you can see astrologically, everybody should be given an equal chance to prove themselves instead of being subjected to zodiac sign punishment. She feels it is “narrow-minded” to villainize someone, “Astrology is not only an art, but it is also a language. You learn to understand a person’s love language to communicate better with them. No language is better than the other.
On Tarot Cards
Sarah is most famous for reading Tarot cards, and she has a loyal fan base that seeks spiritual advice and guidance from her. Sarah would not recommend that clients make decisions based only on the cards, just like in many other divinations forms. She says, “Any ethical reader would not tell clients to make rash or impulsive decisions just based on a 60 minutes reading, especially in big decisions such as million dollars’ worth of investment or filing for a divorce”. There are usually some “homework,” healing or self-reflection to be done before a big decision can be made.
“I can go on and on about the positive psychological effects. Tarot has on mental health, and I do plan to publish research papers on this too.” Sarah quipped. At the end of the day, she says, one needs to learn to trust their intuition and know that they have the power and free will to change their life.
How to find her
Sarah’s studio office is located in Puchong Jaya, Selangor State, in Malaysia. International clients can visit my websites:
For Astrology and Tarot Reading bookings: https://sarahmaylow.com/services/
To enrol for her Diploma in Tarot Divination course: https://sarahmaylowuniversity.thinkific.com
You can also follow her through Facebook and Instagram: @sarahmaylowtarotacademy