Astrological consultations are ca. 1.5 hrs long and my fee is currently $120. Fair trade of services is fine.
Your birth time is crucial, specially with forecasting work. We need your most precise time of birth, date and location. Readings can be done in Orange County, CA or via Skype; and can be in English, German, Spanish or French.
- Birthchart Interpretation (blueprint)
- Solar Return (outlook birthday to birthday, we need the location where you spend your birthday)
- Secondary Progressions (predictive)
- Solar Arc Directions (predictive)
- Transits (current trends)
- Astro-Geographic work (exploring locations of your choice)
You are welcome to bring a question!
Astrology as a roadmap to finding our true purpose
A birth chart is like a photo shot of the sky, taken the minute of your birth. It’s a blue print that stores the energy of the moment in your being. That does not mean that you are forced into a certain track for your entire life, but it causes certain tendencies, inclinations, possibilities, etc. The ‘photo-shopping’, or editing, is up to you. Luckily we have the precious gift of a free will, which is our most powerful tool. In my view, we choose to come to a lifetime to find and solve our task, get a chance to correct what we may have mishandled in a past lifetime, and gather the experience we need to move on and evolve.
For me, interpreting a birth chart is like taking a look at the native’s assets, and finding ways to transform possible weak spots, for a more harmonious flow through this lifetime.
Look at astrology as a language: instead of verbs, nouns, adjectives and so on, you have planets, houses, signs, and aspects.
- The planetary energy is the WHAT in your birth chart that asks for attention – a situation, event, or issue for example, or a person.
- The sky is divided into 12 houses. The houses are equivalent to the area in our live that is affected by a planet’s energy. (WHERE)
- The placement of a planet by sign expresses how the energy expresses itself in a certain area of our lives. (HOW)
Astrology is basically a science that uses statistics based on ancient recordings of planetary effects on nature and on the human organism. Cosmic energy makes this Universe, and is at work constantly, for those who believe in it and those who don’t. Look at the Moon: it rules the tides as well as the waters within us humans, which makes 70-80% of our organism. You may have heard that a full Moon has the tendency to make people aggressive, or romantic, or creative, etc. So instead of struggling – why not make use of the forces that are available to each of us for free! Life is so much easier when we are aware of what’s ‘in the air’. Rather than forcing something unnaturally, we better choose to accept temporary conditions in a detached manner, and focus on what we are actually able to manage instead. Understanding cosmic energies helps us in understanding the ‘other fellow’ better, and gain peace of mind.
These recordings of planet’s orbits and their influence on nature, including us humans have been passed on to future generations. Each of the ten bodies in our solar system is associated with certain energies, qualities and elements. Universal laws are timeless. Being aware of and in alignment with them, puts the power in our hands. Using this for the highest good will be rewarding and fulfilling. Applying it for selfish or destructive reasons will only backfire.
We have the choice. Look at fire: you can cook your food or burn your skin with it. Or water: it quenches your thirst or drowns a child. Or positive and negative: you need both to produce electricity. Female-male: inward-outward. Yin needs Yang to flow. Nothing stands ever still. Nothing is really good, bad, superior or inferior itself, it’s just how we perceive things.
A shortcut to optimizing situations
I see astrology as a key to improve relationships of any kind, have more patience with difficult people and circumstances, and most importantly, find meaning in this lifetime.
I love to empower people and one of my favorite quotes is
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day – teach him how to fish and he will eat forever”.
I am enthusiastic about sharing with others what I have learned, because I think it helps to create harmony, compassion and consciousness in this world, that I am part of. To me, Astrology is a perfect guide for children and youngsters to find orientation and purpose early on, and I encourage parents to align the plans they have for their children with what they have really come for this lifetime. This can save time and disappointments at both ends.
The following tables are just a very rough guide towards understanding the bare basics of astrology. All energy is polar, and you will find both expressions of a sign or planet in the keywords. It may be helpful to look at these tables before you book a reading with me (or with any other astrologer), so that you have more time for personal questions when you come prepared.
Get your free birthchart online (eg. astro.com) and have fun exploring yourself! Your Sun, Moon and Ascendant placements are a good way to start. Or book a session with me.
|HOUSE (Where)||KEYWORDS||PLANET(What)||KEYWORDS||SIGN (How)||KEYWORDS|
|I||Self, appearance, beginnings||Mars||Drive, action, courage||Aries||Bold, innocent, courageous, competitive|
|II||Personal resources, talent||Venus||Establishment, beauty, values, attracting what we love||Taurus||Methodical, slow, possessive (people, things), artistic, pleasure-seeking|
|III||Intellect, communication, close environment||Mercury||Communication, logic, logistics||Gemini||Verbal, mental, inquisitive, fast, scattered|
|IV||Home, tradition/origins, safety||Moon||Emotions, nutrition, going through phases||Cancer||Caring/concerned, sensitive, moody|
|V||Personal creations, romance, risk||Sun||Fun, loyalty, generosity||Leo||Generous, warmhearted, dramatic, self-centered|
|VI||Service, habits regarding employment and health||Mercury||Discrimination, service||Virgo||Practical, detail-oriented, humble, can be timid|
|VII||Committed relationships||Venus||Attracting who we love, harmony||Libra||Diplomatic, artistic, indecisive, social|
|VIII||Sex, death-rebirth, wealth, power||Mars & Pluto||Desire, regeneration, control||Scorpio||Deep, intense, possessive (controlling)|
|IX||The far & foreign, higher/broader understanding (education, philosophy)||Jupiter||Justice, search for wisdom, expansion/exaggeration, optimism||Saggitarius||Optimistic, expansive, generous, jovial, sporty, exaggerating, can be “preachy”|
|X||Achievements, career, mastery||Saturn||Discipline, structure, quality, limitation, maturation||Capricorn||Serious, hard-working, perfecting, professional, can be depressive|
|XI||Friends, associations, co-creations||Saturn & Uranus||Freedom, rebellion, change, chaos, intuition, future/vision, science/hitec||Aquarius||Innovative, scientific, detached, friendly, chaotic, rebellious|
|XII||Service on the highest level, where we have to surrender (prison, hospitals), the hidden||Jupiter||Spirituality, wide scope of perception, compassion, deception (self & others), escapism, addiction, delusion||Pisces||Spiritual, artistic, compassionate, borderless, deceptive, foggy|
Other important factors that are used in chart interpretation
- Fire: Action
- Earth: Grounding
- Air: Communication
- Water: Emotions
- Cardinal: Create, initiate
- Fixed: Maintain
- Mutable: Destroy (to create space for new creations), adapt
Major Aspects (how the planets interact)
- Conjunction: Joint forces (0 degrees apart)
- Sextile: Supportive opportunities (60 degrees apart)
- Square: Stress, self-created challenges (90 degrees apart)
- Trine: Ease, flow, support (120 degrees apart)
- Opposition: Challenging circumstances, need for balance (180 degrees apart)
Angular Houses (sensitive personal spots)
House 1 and 7: Ascendant – Descendant axis (you vs the other; your outward thrust and what type of people you are likely to attract)
House 4 and 10: Imum Coeli – Midheaven axis (hearth vs public stage; your safe home, roots, soul and past – and your career and future at the other end of the axis)
|Personal Houses||Impersonal Houses|