Astrology is a study of symbolic meanings of the cycles of time. We look to correspondences between configurations and motions of planetary bodies in the sky and what goes on in our individual and collective lives on earth.
The center of our solar system is a star, the Sun. Around the Sun revolve our home, Earth, our Moon, the planets, and countless other celestial bodies. Each body moves at its own pace, in its own orbit, across the directions of the sky and through the cycles of the seasons. The only thing that is constant is change.
At the moment of your birth, the Sun, the Moon, and all of the planetary bodies appeared in the sky in a particular set of configurations. An astrological birth chart is a symbolic map of planetary relationships as they appeared in the sky at the moment of your birth.
Let the Heavens be reflected in the Earth, that the Earth may turn into Heaven.
~Hazrat Inayat Khan
Many layers of meaning are represented on the birth chart. This map speaks beautiful messages about one’s direction and purpose in life. Nothing in the birth chart is “bad.” Astrology teaches us of a mysterious interplay between the fates and free will and choice. No specific happening may be predicted with absolute certainty.
Instead, the contemplation of one’s natal chart is a healing art for self-understanding and self-acceptance. The chart points us not toward discrete events, but, rather, toward general types of experiences and ways to integrate meaning from the events we have faced and will face.
In an astrological reading—which takes about an hour to 90 minutes—I present your natal chart and interpret, for you and with you, the particular set of symbols that appeared in the sky at the moment of your birth. We talk about the four elements (earth, water, fire, air), the four angular directions, the signs (qualities) and houses (realms of life) where the sun, moon and planets appear.
Your chart is yours for your entire life, yet we know that you are not the same person you were as an infant or as a younger adult: you have evolved! So, also, have the planetary alignments you were born with “progressed” through your life course. So, also, the cycles of “transiting” planets in the sky, over time, make new aspects with the symbols in your birth chart. We talk about the interplay between your particular chart and the changing “cosmic weather.”
Join me in this exploration by inviting me to read your chart for and with you!
To get started, I need the date, time, and place of your birth, as precise as possible.