FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT KIND OF ASTROLOGER ARE YOU?
I primarily study Hellenistic astrology, which emphasizes precise analysis of a birth chart and the use of timing techniques to clearly delineate what parts of your life tend to work best; which transits will be important to pay attention to; and what topics will dominate. I am also currently studying horary astrology under John Frawley, who is using primarily medieval techniques.
These approaches to astrology differ in significant ways from modern, psychological approaches. They tend to be quite literal, practical, and concerned with what's going to happen and how it will go. I pair this precise, technical focus with an abiding interest in human psychology and how groups work together, and years of experience as an advisor and consultant. In other words, I have solid information to give, and I want to have a helpful conversation that connects it to your life in a meaningful way.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF A READING?
Participate! A good astrology reading is a collaborative conversation. Having questions or topics before the reading helps me prepare, and I will be asking a lot of questions and soliciting feedback often. The goal is to work together to make the insights astrology offers relevant and actionable in your life.
WHAT ARE YOUR ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN ASTROLOGER?
The ethical issues that come up most often are about consent, safety, and privacy. I can only give readings to people who want them. I need to do readings in a way that feels safe and helpful, and sticks to what I actually know. I also can't violate the privacy of clients or anybody else in their lives.
CAN YOU REALLY PREDICT MY FUTURE?
In some ways, yes. Astrology is really good at identifying the topics or themes that will dominate certain times of your life; describing the impact of your actions over time; articulating how areas of your life will feel; and predicting whether outcomes will be overall positive or negative--usually a mixture of both! But it's important to remember that astrology, even at its most literal, works through symbols and archetypes, which can express themselves in many different ways. This is one of the reasons knowing the astrology is helpful. What's happening is largely out of your hands. But how you enact an archetype or a symbol is often up to you.
CAN I GIVE YOU SOMEBODY ELSE'S BIRTH INFO AND ASK YOU ABOUT THEIR CHART?
Alas, no. They didn't consent to a reading and it would violate their privacy.
WHAT IF THEY'RE MY CHILD?
I do not read children's charts for parents, but as a parent who struggles not to look at her own child's chart, I empathize with the desire to ask. I will discuss the placement of a child's Moon with their parents because it is a reliable window into what a person needs to feel safe.
CAN YOU DO READINGS FOR COUPLES?
Yes, as long as both people want the reading. This works similarly to a gift reading, message me for details.
HOW CAN ASTROLOGY POSSIBLY WORK?
I honestly don't know. I think it is evidence of a loving god, and am also open to your theory.