My life I have enjoyed learning and teaching, with the motto that wisdom will set you free. In the late 80s and beginning of 90s, I worked at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Organic Chemistry, on the synthesis of organic compounds. Working in the laboratory I learned to argue not only about possible meanings of chemical reactions in the test tubes but also about human behavior and reactions between people. With wise knowledge received from Dr. Dušan Miljković and Dr. Miroslav Pergal and hearty support from Dr. Smiljana Velimirović I got the courage to fly out of the laboratory and start my original journey exploring the wisdom of astrology on one side and the real world through traveling to London on the other. Searching for ultimate truths about the world around me I have found out that it was wise not to jump to the conclusions and that observing facts and own reflections of them is a must before we make up our mind. I also learned to tune into my intuition and follow my instincts before addressing the meaning of situations I was involved in or the decisions I made.
In the 90s I studied astrology on the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and at the same time, I developed my own astrology practice in Novi Sad. The professional training of the Faculty and contacts and collaboration with many renowned astrologers taught me to observe how asking appropriate questions could evoke a change in consciousness; that the knowledge which comes as the result gives us the power to make changes happen. I realized that miracles could happen in life, not by making magic rituals but allowing magic to happen through engaging in inner healing and opening to the universe for unexpected.
One of the teachers that influenced my way of thinking supported me and inspired me was wonderful Melanie Reinhart whose book ‘Chiron and the healing journey’ I translated into Serbian language and published.
Living in Yugoslavia, or the rest of it after the painful separation of different republics, working with people in a lot of pain and experiencing pain myself, I realized that the clarity of simple life’s situations makes clearness in our inner world and, as a result, we go forward creating and following our own new dreams.
In 1999, a few days before the NATO’s aggression against Serbia, Koen Van de moortel from Belgium took my hand and pulled me to Belgium, where we now live together with our son. Being split between two totally different cultures (Serbian and Flemish) I had a lot of challenge to gain deeper in understanding differences and find my own place without being judgmental.
My husband and I started our own freelance activities, offering a wide spectrum of services: from CD-ROM Serbian language, via the school of astrology to professional photography (www.astrovdm.com). From 2002 I started to work as a mentor on the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and from 2009 at the Institute for Psychological Astrology and Psychoanalysis in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
From Belgium, my journey of learning continued to new horizons: a visual exploration of frescoes with cosmological elements in medieval Serbia. In 2015 I obtained the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-cultural-astronomy-astrology/). At the graduation ceremony in Lampeter, I was enormously honored to be introduced with my dissertation to the patron of the University – the Prince of Wales. I am now flying further to the research world of Serbian medieval frescoes and studying Orthodox theology at the Institute of apostle Paul in Ghent, Belgium.