When I first got into astrology back in the mid-90s, I was in a bad way emotionally. I was intensely shy, felt trapped and depressed, unloved and unlovable. The future was a big anxious question mark. One day, a college friend offered to do an astrology reading for me. Although a naturally sceptical person, I said yes.
My friend wasn’t much of an astrologer, and the books she had were the worst of those harsh, doomsday fatalistic ones. The reading left me feeling even worse than I had before. A few months later this “friend” broke off our friendship. The reason? She didn’t think she could be close to someone whose moon was in as poor a shape as mine was.
If that was the end of astrology in my life, could you blame me?
But it wasn’t.
As bad as the reading was, and as a bad of a friend this would-be astrologer turned out to be, it woke up something inside of me. I’m not even sure why, but it did.
I started reading every book on astrology I could find, the good and the bad and the somewhere in between. The more I learned, the deeper I could see myself reflected in my chart: my sadness and inhibitions yes, but also my gifts and strengths I had formerly been blind to.
Astrology became my guide in the dark.
If the position of the planets and stars at the moment I was born could say so much about me, maybe I wasn’t as alone as I felt. I sensed a light inside myself, still faint but definitely there, the light that connects all things.
That light is inside you right now.
Although I still greatly value the modern psychological approach to astrology – it was an immense help getting me through those difficult times I described above – I now prefer a more solution-based, practical approach like you can get with horary astrology and electional astrology. I bring this spirit into my natal chart readings as well.
I love the mystic wonder of astrological magic rituals and talismans which allows you direct experience and potent participation with planetary and stellar energy. I actively make talismans and other astrologically-timed jewelry which are available for purchase here.
I’ve recently started learning Jyotish (Vedic astrology from India). This system has wonderful remediation techniques that allow people to work directly with the challenges in their charts and actively become the best version of themselves in a much deeper way than I’ve seen in Western systems. I’m eagerly studying and plan to offer Jyotish consultations as soon as I am ready.
You can find out who I’ve studied/am studying with here.
If you’re interested in making your own planetary talismans, check out my Patreon page where I post magical elections and other mystical goods.
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