“It’s not what happens
to you, but how you
react to it that matters.”
As a psychological astrologer, my focus is the natal chart. The symbols of the birth chart are used, in conjunction with your story, to understand your concerns and experiences. The goal is for greater self-awareness, self-understanding, self-acceptance, and to understand how patterns of behavior and old beliefs about the self may be hindering personal evolution. We consider ways of re-framing those old stories and changing behavior. Often, these sessions validate and confirm what you intuitively already know about yourself! To schedule a session, see the Contact Celia page.
"I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work with you. You presented everything in a concise, illuminating, and compassionate way which will be very helpful in my journey of personal growth. You are indeed a gifted psychological astrologer and a truly caring person." Cathy Y., Venice, Florida
AstroPsychology and the Natal Chart
In addition to utilizing astrological symbols, psychological astrology draws from the fields of Psychology, Human Development, and Carl Jung’s theories of synchronicity and Archetypes. Viewing Psyche as Soul, we can see that your life has purpose and is unique. We can especially learn how struggles are opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation, and may ultimately contain your greatest gifts. I am not a therapist, and you are not being assessed, diagnosed, or treated for any clinical condition, yet astrology used in this way can be therapeutic.
How the Symbols Are Used
In psychological astrology, there are four ways that the symbols can be used
1. The Voices in Your Head
The planets, signs, and aspects can symbolize the voices in your head. Some are cooperating while others are challenging and resisting each other. The shoulds and should-nots of your mind and emotions. Your life work is to learn how to integrate the various voices so that they can function together more smoothly. These are your inner psychological workings.
2. Outer Experiences & Other People
The same symbols can correlate to outer events and the people who come into your life. In this way, outer experiences may be synchronistic with inner beliefs about yourself of which you may not be aware. In other words, they can reflect aspects of yourself which are unconscious, which leads to the third way the chart can be used.
3. Early Childhood
Since the chart represents a range of potential expression throughout life, it can be particularly useful to consider how it may depict your perception of early childhood experiences. As a young child, you do not have the developmental capacity to understand or correctly interpret some of your experiences. Your perspective is very egocentric so you may interpret your experiences as if you were responsible for what happens, as if what happens is somehow your fault. These perceptions lead to the stories you tell yourself about your self. The more unpleasant ones are often repressed in the unconscious only to be projected outward onto other people. Those hidden and uncomfortable parts of yourself, your shadow wounds so to speak, often come back at you in exaggerated form through other people. This can be repeated throughout life until you gain the awareness and understanding needed to make the necessary changes in your consciousness, in your beliefs, and in your behavior.
4. Your Purpose
Lastly, when you understand that the potential strengths, challenges, and experiences symbolized by the chart are given at the moment of birth, before you even meet your parents, the chart as a whole can be seen as symbolizing your life purpose. Your purpose is to take what has been given and evolve to the best level of consciousness and integration that you can. While there is a given "fate", you have the free will to choose what to do with that fate. In the process, you may learn to develop non-judgment, humility, compassion and forgiveness for self and others for the sake of healing. The challenges you face are viewed as opportunities for growth and transformation.