“We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else.”
Astrology is an ancient language; a language that speaks in symbols and metaphors that are still applicable and alive today. The Art lies within the realm of “how do I apply this language to my daily life and way of living?”
I look at these symbols, aspects, dynamics and signs and share with you those insights and meanings—including how they might apply to you and your life.
I liken this process to “cleaning the mirror.” An astrologer might be very successful in wiping the window/mirror clean (i.e. explain certain processes/dynamics in your current life circumstance) but they can't make you or anyone else 'see' (i.e. open your eyes and look at the mirror or through the window, so that you may acknowledge or comprehend what you see).
The key always rests in your willingness and openness. Actually, it's most welcome and necessary.
This "business" of rising awareness (and astrology is a great, time-tested tool in that endeavor) can take many shapes and forms, and these shapes and forms can often feel uncomfortable. One usually seeks the counsel of an astrologer when things are going "pear-shaped." A vague shroud of “cluelessness” prevails or one simply has realized that going on with the same procedures and reactions won't change a darn thing and one is looking for a remedy or an insight. Or sometimes plain curiosity is enough motivation for a visit. While I can't provide remedies and miracles, I can assist in the “Insight department” when so requested...
“Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder sister is less evident. So far as I judge, it would seem to me advantageous for astrology to take the existence of psychology into account, above all the psychology of the personality and of the unconscious.”
When things go swimmingly well, there is little incentive to go digging or dipping into the unconscious and hidden realms. And that's how it should be...why knock on hidden and closed doors when one fully enjoys gallivanting through all those enticing rooms, doors flung open wide. Life is good! Enjoy those times. Forget about astrology. Yet when those “pear-shaped” cycles and times arrive, you might give astrology another glance...
“While studying astrology I have applied it to concrete cases many times.…The experiment is most suggestive to a versatile mind, unreliable in the hands of the unimaginative, and dangerous in the hands of a fool, as those intuitive methods always are. If intelligently used the experiment is useful in cases where it is a matter of an opaque structure. It often provides surprising insights. The most definite limit of the experiment is lack of intelligence and literal-mindedness of the observer.…Undoubtedly astrology today is flourishing as never before in the past, but it is still most unsatisfactorily explored despite very frequent use. It is an apt tool only when used intelligently. It is not at all foolproof and when used by a rationalistic and narrow mind it is a definite nuisance.”
That's how I got my first “dips” into astrology... I was barely into my twenties, profoundly oblivious of most things sensible, but for some reasons —none of which I can remember—I sought out an astrologer in a southern Swiss villa where I arrived during a massive September thunderstorm, sometime around midnight...
During the consultation on one of the following days, I had very little idea what he was talking about—but his statements made sense, they actually had something to do with my experience; they were able to shed some light into murky corners of myself. I still did not understand, but knew that I was “onto something”. Somehow those symbols on that paper sheet drawn up in pie-slices and numbers described something I was not able to formulate. Something 'worked' and was 'spot-on'.
After that experience, I was quite eager—when I could afford it—to seek out astrology counsel. But what a mess that was! As I attentively listened to the astrologer I had sought out, I mostly wondered, 'WHO on earth ARE they talking about?? I have no idea whose chart they are speaking about, but surely it could not be mine.' This was indeed very perplexing and at times exasperating—mainly when I followed advice that ended in some curious disaster or misjudgment or other “hiccups.”
Then in 1988 (or thereabout, while I lived in Asia), a book by an American astrologer was given to me and voila! Here again, I came across something that made sense even though I did not understand it much. The system of astrology really did seem to work. I just had encountered numerous astrologers who either could not convey it properly in a way that was useful to me or my understanding was even more limited than I had previously thought.
What's a girl to do, but to start investigating into this herself? I never wanted to learn anything about astrology since it all seemed one confusing tangle: terribly complicated, full of latin terms and exceptions. But it had to be done simply because my life made very little sense and even less to others. The way it was interpreted and outlined to me by astrologers, showed how I should lead a very different life.
Hence, eventually, and very VERY reluctantly I began the process of studying and learning astrology and discussing my findings with volunteers, aka: my friends.
I was so reluctant that, in fact, I needed a few swift kicks in the pants from others to get me going. I learned a great deal from my friend Margaret who has been a professional astrologer in Southern California for decades. She had met the likes of Dane Rudhyar and Isabel Hickey and knew how to draw charts by hand (not by computer generation).
When she retired in the mid 1990's, she offered me her entire astrology library, and I chose a few books that seemed interesting. I studied those books, discussed them with her, used the insights on charts of people I knew or did not know. In this way, I received encouragement to proceed with studies and doing chart consultation.
Gradually my own chart started to make sense to me.—revealing insights that made a substantial impact in how I viewed Life and my life in particular. One of my key discoveries was “YOD” (finger of God): an aspect of two inconjuncts/quincunx (150° aspect) combined with a sextile (60° aspect) — And if you now feel “befuddled”, you know exactly how I felt starting out on this venture...
I discovered that I had a few of these “Yod's.” None of the astrologers I had consulted prior even mentioned this peculiar symbol. Now that I was aware of this dynamic, a new clarity became more evident. These unexpected discoveries encouraged me to investigate further.
Nonetheless, I somehow remained in deep denial about my relationship with astrology. I kept these revelations on the “backburner”, on the periphery. Yet I loved talking 'shop' with others interested in astrology, loved the psychoLOGICAL aspect of this astroLOGICAL work that I drew me in.
My astrology chart interpretations are imbued with these life and career experiences on three continents, along with my studies in psychology, fine arts and international business. I am fluent in English, Italian and German and continue to study Spanish. Once I owned a small business in Europe and California, and most recently worked in the Health Care industry, and with Law Enforcement and the Courts to assist victims of violent crime/s.
My astrology clients have been consulting with me for over two decades and continue to seek out insights via chart interpretations and transit updates.
“Astrology is knocking at the gates of our universities: A Tübingen professor has switched over to astrology and a course on astrology was given at Cardiff University last year. Astrology is not mere superstition but contains some psychological facts (like theosophy) which are of considerable importance. Astrology has actually nothing to do with the stars but is the 5000-year-old psychology of antiquity and the Middle Ages.”
What is needed on the Clients part:
- Date + Time + Location of Birth
- Willingness to listen/ being present without preconceived notions
- Concise outline why a consultation is requested / desired
- $150 for consultation ( 60 - 90 min) - (please note: Transit updates are $50 are available once the basic consultation has been provided)