What do I need to have an astrological consultation?
You need your ACCURATE Birth Date, Birth Time, Location or Place of Birth, and where you live now. You schedule an appointment. If you do not have an accurate birth time, a consultation can take place with limited predictive work but I recommend you take the time to find an accurate time. Your birth time can be obtained by requesting the long form or vault copy from the county clerk where you were born, by checking in your baby book or with relatives. Let me know the source of your birth data when you book your appointment. A difference of 4 minutes of time can affect predictive work by 6 or more months.
What happens in an astrology consultation?
The purpose of an astrological consultation is to provide information that enhances your understanding of the phases and cycles in your life as described by your natal chart. Your natal chart, the moment you incarnated on earth, reflects your natal potential and is the “master chart” of your life. We will talk about it first. I will cover the energies you are currently experiencing, including the difficult ones. Often people seek out an astrological perspective while going through a period of life changes. Astrology helps you view the changes in your life from the perspective of your purpose for being here.
Astrologers can tell you WHO (the planet or situations) you will be working with, WHAT the energy or situations will feel like, WHERE in your life you will be experiencing the energy, and WHEN the period of energy will be completed. My favorite part is HOW! What is the point of knowing all Who, What, Where, or When if you can’t DO anything about it? HOW is where this particular astrologer can offer various techniques and strategies to work effectively with the energy.
What will be covered in a consultation?
It depends on what you want. You are completely in charge of how we spend your time.
At the beginning of the session, I will ask you if there are any specific areas that you want to cover. I have a good idea of where the action is happening in your life by looking at your chart before we meet. Your astrological chart is a map of your cosmic energy. You know how the energy is showing up in your life. I can read your cosmic energy map.
Our consultation involves ME describing the energy and how it is behaving and YOU applying it to your life‘s situation. It involves both of us looking at and working with your unique chart. You can 1) tell me what is going on or 2) be completely silent and let me talk for the entire time or 3) share what and when you want. WE can work together to figure out times and strategies for dealing with the energy showing up in your life. After the consultation is finished, YOU take the information, keep what you like, throw out what you do not like and go off to live your life. Remember you are the one in charge of how you live your life. If something doesn’t resonate for you, feel free to discard or ignore it.
What if you see something “bad” ~ will you tell me?
Maybe but lets talk about what your definition of “bad“ is. If there are areas of your life that you do not want me to go poking around in, please say so.
That said, no dire or firm predictions will be made about death or fatal illnesses due to ethical considerations as well as the impact of medical intervention (for example, dog bites don’t kill us any more because we have antibiotics). If you seek that type of astrology, referrals can be made to professional astrologers who do that type of work.
Also bad is relative: “Your parents are getting divorced” can provoke the reaction of “Thank Heavens, it is about time” or “NO, that’s not possible ~ that is horrible news.” Which begs the definition of “bad”. The chart describes energy. I’ll do my best to tell you what I see. You know what is happening in your life. And there we meet up.
Can I bring other people’s charts for you to look at?
Yes, but ~ your chart will accurately reflect ALL the information needed for your reading. The ‘other people’ will be vibrantly shown dancing in your very own chart. That said, sometimes your job is to help the ‘other person’ deal with a situation so it makes sense to look at the other person’s chart. As the astrologer, I always reserve the right to NOT discuss or disclose areas of another person’s chart (especially if they are an existing client). We will focus on the places your two charts interact and where you can act to make astrology work in a productive manner for you.
What if your predictions do not “happen“? My particular interpretation of the energy might not have happened but something did! First, we will check that your birth data, particularly your birth time is correct. If the time is wrong, the energy will have appeared elsewhere in your life (a different ‘Where’). Second, we will revisit how I interpreted the symbols! As everything under the sun and in your life is found some where in your chart, I might have picked the wrong version of the symbol and energies taking place.
For example, one client had amazing Venus (beauty, love and money) aspects combined with lots of intense time spent with a very handsome and virile Mars (male) energy. I predicted a great love or beauty entering her life during a short and very specific period. Instead, the client spent oodles of money and time in a dental chair with her very handsome dentist. He worked on her, making her mouth beautiful. Oops! Mars rules surgery as well as passionate men! Venus and Mars DID show up in her life but I had mislabeled HOW. When I redescribed the energy after she said “NOTHING HAPPENED”, she exclaimed “YOU MEAN MY DENTIST?” We both laughed.
Are you going to talk in astrology words or regular words?
Whichever words you would prefer. I am fluent in both languages. If you are unfamiliar with astrological words, we can work completely in English. Make sure to ask questions if you do not understand what I am talking about!
If you’re familiar with my astrology columns, you’ll know they include technical astrological terms (because I started by writing for an astrology internet site) as well as plain English. I hope to include enough English or imagery so that you understand what I am talking about. If you are a complete newbie to astrology, we can talk completely in English during your consultation.
Are you psychic?
Probably a little bit. It is a skill that develops with exercise! However, everything I say will be IN YOUR chart (and I will be able to point it out to you) ~ all the whos, whats, wheres, whens, hows and whys are part of your life and your cosmic map. I have trained in how to interpret cosmic maps. ‘If it’s in your heart, it’s in your chart.’ You too can learn to read cosmic maps if you decide to study astrology.
What if I already go to another astrologer?
Great! I go to other astrologers too! Additionally, I talk to many astrologers all the time about what the planets are doing in the sky. Every astrologer brings his or her own unique chart and training to look at your unique chart. You can have more than one astrologer! Besides, astrologers have specialties, focuses and areas of interest. Astrologers are just people who read cosmic maps and share their understanding of the symbols with you. You can learn to read cosmic maps too.
I make referrals to other astrologers when my clients need a different kind of astrology than the kind I like or am good at. Other astrologers make referrals to me. Different perspectives from different astrologers give you additional information to understand what is going on in your life. The more astrology the merrier the life!
How often do I come back?
Again, it is up to you. Some people come only once. Some people come yearly for annual updates. Some people come quarterly, monthly or every few weeks if or when they are going through a difficult period or desire additional astrological support. Some people decide to attend my events, workshops and webinars instead. I am flexible. You decide what works for you.
I do reserve the right to refuse to spend your money if nothing is going to change in your chart for a while. Think of the energies as changes coming into your life. You cannot make a baby by having 40 people get pregnant for a week each ~ it takes ONE person 40 weeks or 10 long lunar months to make a baby. That said, I can and will support you, astrologically, while you are going through your changes into a new life. You have all the other people in your world that you can turn to for support. Some times if I see a tough patch ahead such as a divorce, I will suggest you start to assemble a support team ~ therapist, lawyer, accountant etc. I am happy to be your astrologer during the changes in your life.
If Anne’s calendar is booked when I want a reading, what do I do? As of 2021, I’m tending to book out in advance! Please select the next available appointment that works for you in Anne’s ONLINE CALENDAR, then write to my staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to request being added to the waiting list. We also recommend you check my site first thing in the morning, as clients reschedule themselves when they receive their reminder emails (leaving openings in the calendar). I get 4 or 5 cancellations/reschedules a week. My staff always blocks these out to offer to the waiting list when they notice them, but sometimes eager clients beat them to it! You too could get lucky 🙂
Do I need a PayPal account to book an appointment? NOPE! While we use PayPal to process our payments, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay. You can use a Debit or Credit card (OR PayPal account) to book your appointment. You can also use Zelle or Venmo. Or even send a check but you have to contact my admin@anneortelee to get the pay by check link.