Jan 262015
 

 

The best way to find a good astrologer is to get recommendations from a friend.
Astrology is all about the interpretation. You could go to 50 different astrologers and they would all have a different “take” on your chart. It is a lot like reading music. Fifty musicians would all have their own style of playing the same music. A good astrologer will never predict your future. However, they call tell you the upcoming “weather” patterns. For certain, astrologers can see when storms are approaching, or when there will be long periods of sunshine. The client just needs to be prepared, but it doesn’t mean anything bad or good will necessarily happen. Certainly during the storms, things are not as easy. And during the sunny days we should “make hay while the sun shines”. Stay away from anyone who makes broad pronouncements like, “You will always have trouble finding a mate because of Saturn in your 7th house of marriage”. These are very damaging statements and not true. We are here to learn lessons. If you learn the lesson, you don’t have to learn that lesson again. The whole idea is to literally outgrow your chart. The chart just points to the lessons and to the gifts. We are to focus on the gifts, so we hopefully flow through life in an easy manner. And we are to learn the lessons so we can tick them off and never do them again.

Jan 222015
 

I just finished a reading for a client who had a significant astrological aspect indicating trauma.  As is often the case, the person said that nothing really bad had happened to them….that she could remember!  Another clue that there was trauma, was that she could not remember anything before the fifth grade.  The chart always tells the true story.  I have to be patient, and wait for the client to eventually reveal the memories.  What happens is that many people tend to bury the painful memories in order to survive.  Just as my client was preparing to leave, she remembered a trauma.  It was significant.  Sometimes as astrologers we just have to be patient, and allow the thoughts to percolate.  The beauty of astrology is that the chart will show things that a psychotherapist could never know.  A good astrologer has the ability to allow the truth to bubble to the surface for healing.  An astrologer can’t facilitate the healing, in the way that a therapist is trained to do, but an astrologer can find the root causes of many traumas.  I have always felt that astrology is fantastic to use in conjunction with psychotherapy, and especially in conjunction with my favorite tool for trauma – EMDR.  To find out more about EMDR, check out the videos of Dr. Andrew Dobo on You Tube.  Let me know if you’ve experienced EMDR and help spread the word about this amazing technique to help heal emotional wounds.  And don’t forget that Mercury went retrograde on January 21st.  Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius, so wherever Aquarius is in your chart is where you will feel the “backward” motion.  It goes direct on February 11, so just mark it in your calendar.  (You can read earlier posts about Mercury retrograde to get the feeling tone of this period.)