Melissa Townsend


Welcome! I'm an Artist, Author, Psychic & Astrologer, and I live in San Francisco with my husband, Gordon, and my son, Jesse.

I’ve been a practitioner of Yoga for over 35 years, I’ve studied Sanskrit for over 15 years, and I now teach the language to others. I’ve also translated the Yoga Sutras, which I’ve been working with via painting the sutras, since 2011. My paintings, translations, and commentary of the Yoga Sutras, Book One and Book Two, have been published in full-color, soft-bound books.

You might also know me from my YouTube videos on Astrology and the Tarot, or from my artwork, including my Tarot decks.

So what’s the unifying force behind all of this? Well, Everything that I do is the product of asking and trying to answer those age-old questions, the ones that push us onto the spiritual path, “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” And all of this is a way to engage with each other, as we all ask and try to answer those questions.

Whether you’re here for any of the above, or if you’re interested in a reading, or just plain curious,

Welcome. It’s great to have you!

- Melissa


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My published paintings and translations of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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The Gallery

From Oil Paintings and Prints to Tarot Decks and Dolls - check out my expanding range of artwork

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Psychic Readings

What happens in a psychic reading? How accurate are they? What can I tell you? Curious? Head on over!

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