A birth chart (the “101” reading that every new client starts with) is your astrological blueprint. No two charts are alike. Your birth chart details:
- Character strengths and innate talents;
- Emotional blind spots – and how to address them;
- Lessons you are meant to learn and integrate in this lifetime to feel fulfilled;
- How to thrive and unlock your potential.
Simply put, your birth chart is a map I decipher.
Think of me as your cosmic GPS, notifying you of the quickest route to your destination and what to keep in mind on your journey.
Just like your car’s GPS doesn’t drive for you, I can’t live your life for you. I’m happy to show you what your journey’s landscape looks like and suggest certain paths over others, but you ultimately choose what direction you want to take.
All of our journeys involve the full spectrum of human emotions.
The point of astrology is not to avoid the complexities of life; rather, it is meant to help you navigate all facets of life by reminding you of your purpose and helping you understand the “whys” behind your experiences.
Not at all.
I practice what I refer to as “free will astrology”. We control the actions we take, the words we say, what beliefs we operate by, and what thoughts we give attention to.
Planets influence; they do not control.
Astrology is a tool to help you understand yourself and evolve to be the best person you can be, not justify unhealthy behavioral patterns (“I can’t help but be jealous and vindictive – it’s because of my Venus!”) or self-victimize (“I’m never going to find love/work a job I like/escape my toxic family – it’s in my chart!”).
Many clients have told me that their birth chart reading with me helped them identify and address unhealthy emotional patterns that had previously negatively impacted their goals and sense of purpose.
Others have told me my readings provided clarity during times of confusion as well as practical advice on how to “ride out” (and learn from) situations that they would have otherwise just thought of as “bad”.
Horoscopes are to astrology what Taco Bell is to Mexican food – not an accurate representation.
Most horoscope columns limit themselves to sun signs (everyone who is a Gemini is put into the “Gemini” bucket).
Unlike a horoscope column, a personalized birth chart reading:
- Takes into account the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the lunar nodes, and even certain asteroids.
- Calculates the location of very sensitive astrological degrees that relate to your sense of self, your upbringing, your approach to relationships, and your vocational talents.
- Can, for example, let one Gemini know they have their moon in Aries, Sagittarius rising, and a Pluto-Sun opposition, and another Gemini know their moon is in Aquarius, Libra is rising, and Neptune conjunct their sun. Those few details alone make those birth charts – and life experiences – vastly different.
A traditional sun sign horoscope column, however, lumps both people into the same mold based on one similar characteristic, practically eliminating all nuance and individuality.
A birth chart reading is a unique, insightful, and powerful experience.
Depending on the reading, set aside anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. Make sure you are in a quiet space that is free of distractions and interruptions.
I do not recommend having anyone else present during, or otherwise listening in on, your reading. You are free to share your reading with whoever you want once it has concluded, but keep in mind very personal things often come up during birth chart readings.
Prior to our session, I spent roughly one hour examining your chart(s). Every reading is personalized and I don't do any interpretation "on the fly". I want to make sure you are presented with a thorough and well-researched analysis.
A birth chart reading reviews various facets of your life, including your early upbringing, emotional needs and blind spots, goals and ambitions, how you relate to the world at large, and innate talents.
I always allow time for questions at the end of every reading.
I recommend recording a reading so you can listen to it at your leisure as many times as you’d like.
Some people jot down quick notes during a reading. However, keep in mind that due to the high amount of information conveyed and the limited amount of time, it won’t be easy to take detailed notes (particularly if you are not familiar with astrological concepts).
Since you want to listen attentively during a birth chart reading (and copious note-taking can interfere with that), it’s better to take notes when listening back to the recording.
Relationship charts – which can be drawn up for platonic, business, familial, and romantic relationships – tell us a few things:
- What the two people involved bring out in each other;
- What the two people involved are meant to learn from each other;
- What the two people involved are meant to learn from the relationship as a whole;
- How to best navigate challenges and blind spots.
The purpose of a relationship reading is to learn more about the relationship and your role within it. It is not about learning how to manipulate or control someone else.
Requesting a “relationship chart reading” for someone you are attracted to but not in a relationship with (in hopes of learning how to “get them”) is not the purpose of this reading.
I also do not recommend doing a relationship chart reading for a romantic relationship until the relationship has been established for at least one year.
Here’s why: I believe relationships should evolve organically. When someone gets a relationship reading a month or two after meeting someone, it can be very easy to let the information they gleaned from the reading interfere with the normal progression of the relationship.
By the way, relationship readings are especially helpful for managing relationships with bosses, coworkers, family members, and business partners (potential or existing).
Not at all. The idea that compatibility can be determined by two people’s sun signs is overly simplistic – and untrue!
Astrological compatibility is determined by analyzing two people’s entire birth charts. The sun sign tells just one tiny fraction of the story.
While some people are more astrologically compatible than others, the goal of relationship astrology is to help both individuals gain a deeper understanding of each other and their relationship as a whole.
For a year-ahead reading, I examine transits, progressions, solar arcs, and the solar return (AKA: “the birthday chart”) to see what themes/opportunities/challenges are currently playing out and coming up.
In this reading, I share insight and advice that I think will make the current and coming climate as manageable as possible, but you ultimately have free will.
Think of this as an astrological weather report.
I simply share the conditions that are ahead; you ultimately choose to do whatever you want.
For example, the weather forecast may tell you there is a 90 percent chance of rain and the high temperature will be 40 degrees, but you decide if you want to take an umbrella and how you want to dress.
In astrology, everything that has a start date has a birth chart. Everything – your first interview for a job, your first day at a job, the launch of a company, your first date with someone, and even your marriage.
In important situations -- like the launch of a high-profile advertising campaign, an important business meeting, or the opening of a restaurant – it helps to have as many supportive and helpful astrological aspects as possible.
Although there is no such thing as a perfect chart, there are definite astrological barriers to success you want to avoid - and supportive astrological aspects you want!
A “power start” reading will provide you with the best dates for new ventures - and what dates to avoid.
Important caveat: even the best astrological start date is not magic. These power dates are simply the most fertile ground for you to plant your seeds. You still need to do your part to yield a bountiful harvest.
As insightful and helpful as astrology is, it should not run your life.
This type of reading should only be utilized for important events and start dates. Your first interview for a job you really want? Sure. A presentation for an enterprise client that can potentially change the future of your company? Definitely! Date number five? Not so much. Grocery shopping? Absolutely not.