Astrology is a symbolic language that Astrologers speak fluently. If you want to learn about astrology you will find free resources on this site. Below are some FAQs you may have. Feel free to Contact Me if your question is not answered.
Using your birth date, time, and location, your chart is calculated. Most astrologers use the circle type chart, though square was used in ancient times. It is divided into 12 areas of life called houses. The planets, moon, and sun are plotted inside the circle, which represents the sky around the earth at the time of your birth, to be interpreted by sign, and area of life (the house). It is also called a Natal Chart, Horoscope, Astrology Chart or Nativity.
Astrology can help you better understand what is going on in your life, give clarity on your past, and to be prepared for the future.
Most people know their sun sign, it’s based on your birthday, like when you say “I’m a Leo” it means the Sun was in Leo’s part of the sky when you were born. Sun Sign Astrology is what you read in the newspaper, magazines, and online blogs by sign, which is really a Sun Sign. To get more accurate information from Sun Sign Astrology, it’s best to read about the sign of your Ascendant, also called Rising Sign, as well as your birthday sun sign. These readings are fun and entertaining, but cannot give you the depth and individualized perspective that an astrological reading with an astrologer can.
Think about what is going on in your life right now and the areas you really want to focus on in the consultation. Share your specific questions when you schedule the appointment. At the beginning of our session we will review your questions to be sure I understand your priorities. You can certainly change your questions from what you wrote when scheduling. We will always focus on what you want to talk about. The more clear you are on what you want to talk about the better. Take some time and think about this in advance so you get the most out of your consultation.
Before our meeting make your space calm, quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. You want to be mentally and emotionally present in the Consultation by clearing your mind and opening the inner space to receive. We may talk about very personal things, so try to find a spot where you are alone and will not be disturbed, overheard, or interrupted. Make arrangements ahead of time with your family, kids, or work, so you can have this time all to yourself. It’s like self-care. Use the restroom, burn some sage, fill the air with essential oils, or stretch, whatever makes you feel comfortable and ready.
- Planets: The “what” in your horoscope. They are the movers in the sky, the wandering stars, the energy at play. They represent people, events, skills, self, the “what” and “who” is doing. For example the Moon seeks security, how depends on the sign she is in, and where depends on the house she is in and the one she rules.
- Signs: “How” the planets express their nature is though the 12 zodiac signs. Rather than saying “I am a Libra” it’s that the Sun in my chart is expressing through Libra.
- Houses: “Where” things are happening in your life. A horoscope represents life through the 360 degree band of sky that goes around the earth, divided into 12 spaces called houses. For example the 2nd house is about money, finances and self-worth.
- Aspects: Give more clarity on how the planets, sun and moon “relate” to each other. They are a mathematical measurement of the distance between any two points.
The sign rising at the moment you were born is called the Ascendant. It is one of the most important points of your chart, and it changes degree every 4 minutes. Yes, you read that right, the movement of the earth changes the rising degree roughly every 4 minutes. That’s why astrologers really need your exact, to the minute, time of birth.
Most people can find their time of birth on a birth certificate. Oftentimes memory does not serve well for identifying an accurate birth time. However, if a family member can give you a time within a few hours, chart rectification (see below) can be done. Please be sure and consult an official document if there is one, even if your mom gave you a time, because often times memory can be flat out wrong, rounded, or off by 15 minutes which could significantly change your house signs. If your chart shows where a few minutes would significantly change your ascendant or moon sign, a rectification should be done to ensure we are working with the right chart.
If you don’t have your birth date, there are other types of astrology you can access beyond your birth chart such as Horary and Electional. Horary is when you ask a specific question and a chart is cast at the time the astrologer understands what your question is, no birth information is needed. Electional Astrology is when an Astrologer helps you pick a date to start something, like opening a business or choosing a wedding date, no birthdate needed.
If you know your birthday, but unsure of the exact time, try to get a ballpark within at least a few hours. With that information, a chart rectification consultation can be scheduled (see below).
Rectification of a chart is a process where an astrologer uses techniques to determine the likely time of birth. The most common techniques include comparison of your personality characteristics related to the possible rising signs in the timeframe you know for your birth, and characteristics of the two possible moon signs if it is changing during the timeframe in question (the Moon changes signs every 2 1/2 days roughly). Astrologers can also compare the timing of important past events in your life to transits and progressions of the birth chart in the same time frames and see when they sync up.
When a person does not know their time of birth at all, rectification is very difficult. When a person knows the time of birth within a few hours it is highly recommended to schedule a rectification consultation. Most professional astrologers will insist on using a rectified chart in order to provide the most accurate natal reading if the rising sign and/or moon are on the cusp, or if you have a window of time like a few hours, but not the exact time.
It can often take hours of investigation to rectify, including advance preparation by the astrologer, and then a session with you to answer questions that lead to identifying the most likely rising sign. The more narrow window of time you know, the more likely an astrologer can identify the correct rising sign. If you only know the date, it is very difficult to rectify.
There are 360 degrees in the zodiac and each degree rises each day, so there are 360 possible rising degrees in 12 possible signs. This can become a lengthy process the greater the time window of an unknown birth time. You and the astrologer will discuss multiple possible charts covering the unknown birth timeframe. Because rectification can be time consuming, the cost can be higher than a natal reading. It depends on how small the window of time is, and how much date specific history you have that can be compared with important astrological events from the past.
I will do rectification if your ascendant or moon is on the cusp and your time is from a reliable source like a birth certificate. If you birth time is unknown, or you know only morning, afternoon or evening, I will refer you to an astrologer who specializes in rectification.
The planets and Sun are unlikely to show much difference if the time of birth you gave turns out to be different, but on the same day. This is because of how fast, or slow, the planets and Sun move. Your ascendant could change none, some, most, or all of the sign rulerships of the areas of life (the houses), depending on how great the difference is. The Moon could also be changing signs on your birthday. This is why it is important to rectify the chart if you are unsure of the time, or you were born on a cusp when the ascendant or moon was changing signs.
If you gave the wrong date and/or time, it’s best to re-cast the chart and schedule another reading to review the correct chart, and important differences from the other chart. As stated before, most planets will not change sign due to the speed, but the house cusps and rulers could change. This is to say that the differences can vary and sometimes there will be no difference at all.
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It’s interactive. If you have specific questions or topics you want to talk about we will focus on them. The time we are together is all about you, and the information I share will be in the context of astrological information gathered from your birth chart, and any other charts created for our meeting like progressed lunar phases, secondary progressions, and transits.
It’s important that you share what you are most interested in talking about. We will talk about how the energies reflected in your chart are manifesting in your life, and how you can best use this information.
I utilize these techniques in The Year Ahead Consultation:
- Progressed Lunar Phases: Based on the phase of the Moon at the time of your birth, the lunar phase, which is the relationship between the Sun and Moon, continues to progress through your life. These phase changes are like the backdrop of your life and give important long-term information to be kept in mind when looking at any point of time in your life.
- Progressions: The Planets, Sun, and Moon continue to move after you are born. This technique considers where they have progressed to during the time period of your consultation and how that relates to your birth chart.
- Transits: The current place of the Planets, Sun, and Moon make relationships with your birth chart placements. This technique considers the relationship formations before, during, and after the time period of your consultation, usually covering the year before and year after.
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Astro Coaching FAQ's
Yes if this describes you:
- You are launching a new project
- You seek deeper meaning in life
- You want to make a change in your life
- You are making a career change
- You want to achieve more
- You are open to interactive exchange
- You want to learn a new skill
- You are willing to make the time to invest in your goal
- You like the idea of having an experienced coach to be a sounding board for your ideas
- You accept feedback and take action
- You seek personal development and self-growth
- You achieve more with accountability
- You want help getting motivated and staying on track
Any one of these scenarios describes someone who would benefit from Coaching. Anyone who wants to accomplish something will benefit from Astro-Coaching. If this sounds like you, contact me for a Free Initial Consultation to see if my coaching services can help you.
The length of time for coaching depends on your outcome goals. It can be as short as 3 months or as long as a year or more. Coaching is not indefinite. I offer 3 and 6 month packages that can be renewed as needed. We will set a target date to achieve your goal and check in regularly on progress.
You will experience a unique mix of astrology, Positive Psychology, and strength based coaching. We will use a science based strengths assessment to help guide the process by incorporating your top strengths.
Astrology will give extra insight to personality, self-growth potentials and pitfalls, and timing strategy.
Coaches are widely varied in style, technique, and training. That’s why it’s important to interact with a coach first to develop a sense of what working together would be like. Coaches are not a one size fits all. When you find the right Coach, you will find success.
There are two packages. Get the full details on the Packages and Price page.
- 3 months $875
- 6 months $1,550
You can renew and continue coaching depending on your unique needs.
Both packages include a 90 minute Natal and 90 minute Year Ahead astrology consultation, a strengths based assessment report on your top 5 strengths, coaching / consultation sessions, astrological timing, and an individualized future plan at the end of our time together (this applies to a 3 month package or longer).
Yes you can add on check-ins and consultations as needed to any package. This is something we can talk about in the free initial consultation or during your journey with me.
There are a few things to consider when hiring a coach:
- What’s included in the Package
- Synastry and Compatibility between us
In terms of experience, I have over 15 years of providing counseling services. My experience is primarily from when I was in practice as a licensed psycho-therapist. While I remain a licensed clinician, I am no longer providing psycho-therapy services.
I want to help people flourish in life and that’s why I decided to make a leap of faith and move from social services to my own private practice. For me, my career is a huge part of who I am. That is why I now am in service to you, someone who is a searcher and seeker in life and is looking for an experienced professional with an eclectic mix of skills.
You may want to know some of my career experience. I have changed careers (from marketing in the entertainment industry to psychology and counseling), been promoted many times, received recognition rewards, built training programs, turned programs to black when they were in the red, chaired lots of committees, organized large events, managed managers, and held responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets. Those things can help you with your external goals.
When it comes to our spirituality and emotional well-being, it’s important that a consultation relationship feels comfortable, that there is trust, and mutual respect. This can only be developed through interaction, which is why I offer a free initial consultation.
There are many types of work I could do, but I choose to be an astrologer, a coach who uses Positive Psychology, and someone who believes in employing our greatest strengths to grow in life and experience that deeper meaning.
I help those who believe life is a journey to fill with adventure, growth, and fun. Then I help you get on the right track through astrology, finding your strengths, and letting them empower you to find more happiness in your life.
That sounds a little fluffy, so here are the areas of life we will focus on:
- Your calling, destiny, profession and career
- Your resources, money and self-esteem
- Your health and vitality
- Your spirituality
- Your strengths and values
- Your opportunities and challenges
- Timing by astrology
One reason why I switched from being a clinical therapist to a coach is my vast experience working with development of staff who reported to me. I discovered how much I enjoyed helping people find their talents and helped steer them in successful directions. Both personally and in their professional life.
I take a holistic and solution focused approach to coaching. I foster a can do attitude toward challenging, but realist and attainable goals. Though I have many years of counseling and astrology experience, the key to a successful coaching partnership is the synastry and chemistry between us. We all have people we are a good fit with and those where we are not.
I want to be sure we are a good fit, which is why I offer the Free Initial Consultation before you make a time and money commitment. I think the best way for you to know if I am the right coach for you is to book the free initial consultation.
For more about me and my Astrological experience please go to my About Me page.
Coaching is when someone helps another reach their goal, usually around career, personal growth, and skill building. Therapy is provided by a licensed clinician with specialized training to provide services based on a mental health diagnosis. Therapy services are usually covered by health insurance. Therapy is for those in need of services from trauma events.
You could say that therapy is helping someone whose mental health is interfering with their ability to function in daily life. Coaching is for those who are functioning in daily life but want to achieve something, find deeper meaning in life, or engage in personal development. To go from functioning to flourishing.
Another way of contrasting is the premise that therapy is about recovery and coaching is about well-being. Recovering from a mental or physical illness is not the same thing as engaging in well-being activities. Well-being activities can be used to supplement recovery, but used on their own, help a person increase in happiness and optimism. A person actively engaging in their well-being will experience higher satisfaction in life. There is actual science and statistics that support this statement through the work of Positive Psychologists.
- Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Presentation Practice
- Interviewing and CV/Resume
- Strengths and weaknesses lists and Pro/Con lists
- Personality Tests
- Vision Boarding
- Record Keeping
- Data Tracking
- Oracle Cards
- Business Plan
- Astrology Profile and Timing
- Reframing and positive self-statements
Not all tools will be used, just those that apply to your journey and we are not limited to the approaches I have listed. I like to be creative and draw on my vast experiences to support you in achieving your desired outcomes. Every persons Coaching plan is individualized. These are some examples of the most common tools. You have a voice in what we do, so if there is something in particular you want to do, let me know.
The cool and unique thing about strengths based astrology coaching is the astrology piece. In addition to helping you achieve the outcome you desire, we utilize astrology to map out timing and maximize your talents.
I speak of goals and outcomes as separate because in my practice they differentiate a bit. Goals are what we use to benchmark your progress, they are measurable. I help you become a Goal Getter. Desired outcomes are like wishes or overarching wants that aren’t rigidly defined like a goal.
- A successful career transition
- Routine Healthy Eating Habits
- Successful Business Launch or Grand Opening
- Celebrating a completed work project
- An increase in optimism and the feeling of happiness
- Finding yourself
- Setting off on a new adventure or journey
- Completing a home based project
- Completing an education program
- Developed a new skill
- Increased Work Productivity
- Peace from a decrease in stress and an increase in tranquility
When we have your free initial consultation, we decide together what’s best for your success. Everyone’s journey is individual. We are all unique and so each person’s coaching needs should be individualized. That’s what we will do, personalize your coaching plan to meet your goals and needs.
Yes, Custom Packages are available. Please contact me to talk about your personalized needs.
Returning clients who have had a natal and/or Year Ahead consultation within the previous year can get a price adjustment on the package for the amount you paid for the previous consultation(s). I do not have this automated yet. Please contact me to get the special pricing code and instructions for how to get started with your Coaching package.
You can book just Coaching or just Astrology sessions individually. Contact me to discuss a custom package.