The Changing Landscape Of Astrological Counseling.
by Jon Stevens
"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 of which we are born."
—Carl Gustav Jung
Call me old-fashioned, but I remember a time when an astrologer took the time to
draw up the complete chart for his client, studied it in advance to see what might
be coming up for the individual, and then gave the reading within the context of
karma, spirituality, and life purpose. Nowadays, with so many Internet sites devoted
to astrology—and paranormal TV programs which stress entertainment over
authenticity—the landscape of intuitive personal consultation has changed. A person
genuinely seeking help may have a difficult time telling the difference between
really good readers and those with good marketing ploys. I suspect that many seekers
become so distraught over the matter as to do nothing at all.
A clear benefit for any astrologer is alignment with an established tradition of
quality chart readers. Astrologers Carroll Righter and Sydney Omarr have been among
my mentors. I learned from these and other great intuitive readers many secrets of
chart interpretation. These, combined with my own experience of over thirty years as
a counselor, have given me the confidence to know I can help clients with what is
going on in their lives, not in a judgemental way, but in a way that is appropriate
to their circumstances. Read More >>
Astrology In The Media
June 19th, 2013
ALIGN WITH FEELING IN YOUR SOLSTICE SOUL! The cardinal leadership sign of Cancer is here as another season begins upon the Solstice. Summer enters with The Crab, asking for the collective request to be reflective, insightful, and in touch with nurturing our emotions. As Mercury will soon be retrograding here, it is also time to review our truest sense of metamorphosis by recognizing our desires and feelings within our mothering instincts and shifting from the ego for ultimate success. More >>
June 17th, 2013
Astrology is a complicated subject and, after their immediate future, I find people are most interested in astrological influences on character. What kind of people are Taureans, Aquarians etc. This article discusses in very broad terms what one might expect from an acquaintance of a particular star sign. More >>
Books by Jon Stevens
The Astrology Diet
Combining dietary knowledge and the science of astrology, The Astrology Diet
creates a totally unique weight-loss system. Based on one's sun sign, it is the first truly
personalized lifetime diet plan. Read More >>
A Healer Among Us
The saga of Douglas Johnson's life—from tenuous beginnings as a sickly
child with a life-threatening illness to his being recognized as one of the world's
outstanding psychic healers—is as unbelievable as it is inspiring.
Read More >>
June 17th, 2013
Capricorn Full Moon is June 23rd
The Capricorn Full Moon awakens the indigenous soul, the one that's in synch with the seasons and cosmic rhythms. There's a gorgeous water trine in play, for emotional wherewithall -- the kind ... More >>
June 14th, 2013
Pluto in Scorpio: Occupying Occult Power
Many in the Pluto in Scorpio generation (1983/4 to 1995) have been quietly observing the soul crushing aspects of culture. They're coming of age, and have the tenacity and will to turn things inside out.
In the readers' astro swap meet -- More >>
June 12th, 2013
Summer Solstice (June 21st) - What's Ripening?
The Sun is at its peak, and Sol's mini heat wave is wrapped around me like a woolen blanket at the moment. We've been harvesting cherry tomatoes. And these nightshades show so clearly the Sun's effect on its taste and color.
The significant solar turning of the season is coming soon -- ... More >>
June 7th, 2013
Jupiter in Gemini -- "Working Lives as Ongoing Experiment"
In my working life, I've been a lifeguard, a journalist, a baker in an organic cafe and a walking tour guide. I've read Tarot cards in a metaphysical bookshop, and driven tourists around in a horse and buggy...while telling them ghost stories.
I've also had times when my real work was ... More >>
June 6th, 2013
Mercury Alert: "Talking Ugly"
I heard an old-timer say that he talked ugly to nurses, when he was in the hospital. He regretted it, but also hinted that it was out of his hands. The whole scenario, which involved bloodletting and overcooked food, brought it out of him.
The Mercury aspect to the Uranus-Pluto square ... More >>
June 2nd, 2013
June (2013) Horoscopes for Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
In June and beyond, there's huge power in the personal experience, when it's shared and witnessed. The seemingly irreconcilable divisions between people or nations is dissolved, when we look into the eyes of a child, for example, or see members of the human family in a great struggle for ... More >>
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Astrology lessons by Jon Stevens:
Using a model of the solar system and 2-D motion graphics,
Astrologer Jon Stevens explains the rationale behind astrology and how the astrological
chart system came into use. View >>
Using 2-D motion graphics, astrologer Jon Stevens offers an
easy-to-understand primer on houses, i.e., what they are and how they add meaning to
the astrological chart. View >>