Consultations


General information

I offer consultations in Oakland, California, and long-distance readings over the phone or internet to anywhere in the world.  In our time together, I will draw from my studies and experience in JyotiṣaHasta, Chinese Polestar Astrology and/or anything else that seems pertinent to powerfully supporting you and your path. I am committed to helping you identify, strengthen, and manifest the flow of your life.


Consultations are priced to be affordable. I also offer a sliding scale for those with limited funds. Pricing varies depending on what type of service you need, so if you don’t see what you are looking for listed below, please enquire for more details.


Most of all, it is my hope that you walk out of these sessions and consultations fully empowered to grow into the knowledge of your own destiny pattern. True change occurs when you reach forward and understand your own chart as a starting point for acceptance, transformation, and infinite compassion for yourself and others. That is the power of the inner light that illumines all.


Read some testimonials from clients and students.


Initial Consultations

If you have never had an astrology session before, the best place to begin is with an initial consultation. Initial consultations run for 90 minutes, and include a mapping out of major life themes, strengths and weaknesses, and life transitions. They also include details of your current planetary life cycle. My goal is to help you gain awareness of the cycles of nature and how they interact with your life.

For best results from our time together, please submit questions that are relevant for you at present, or areas of your life that you would like the session to focus on.

Initial consultations : $150


Follow-Ups

For returning clients, I offer shorter (30-60 minute) follow-up consults with a focus on specific areas of concern or to address specific questions. When at the crossroads of life, astrology can shed some light on our situation so that we may cultivate our own awareness, our own discriminating wisdom in that moment. What I am not here to do is to tell you what to do.

Many clients also avail themselves of follow-up sessions to check back in with their astrology and how their natal charts are matching up to the ever-changing cycles of time.

Follow-ups: 50$ for 30 minutes; 100$ for 60 minutes.


Picking Auspicious Times

Do you want your book launch to be a success? Are you wanting to maximize your chances for a successful job interview? When should you send in your loan application? When is the best time for you to go into retreat? Astrology is a powerful tool to help you align with the larger waves of destiny. Just as you would plant a seed  at the right time to give it the best chances to sprout, so in life the onset and start times of our activities will offer long-lasting coloring to how that activity unfolds in the fabric of time and space. Good start ... good ending! Long considered one of the strengths of the Indian science of astrology, muhūrta, is a highly specialized branch dedicated just to that: maximizing your chances of success in commencing new activities.

More about muhūrta.

Setting an auspicious starting moment: $100 - 150, depending on the specifics of the situation and how large the range of dates to chose from.


Compatibility

What are our conditioned patterns around relationships? What is the nature of our partner? If we don’t know these things, how do we even expect to be in relation to others? Jyotish is a fantastic lens through which to assess compatibility between potential or existing relationship partners, be that romantic or professional.  The insight provided by a compatibility reading goes a long way to pave the path for successful, meaningful, and healthy relating and intimacy. It can also help uncover hidden and powerful dynamics in a relationship and provide valuable insight into how to work consciously with them.

Compatibility sessions: $150 for 90-minute; or $50 for 30-minute brief compatibility


Hasta

I combine Hasta (hand analysis) with Jyotiṣa consultations to support and cross-reference each other in order to get as complete of a picture as possible. If you live in the Bay Area, I may ask you to come by and allow me to print your hands some days before the actual reading so I have time to sit with your prints. For distance readings, please email me a high-resolution digital picture of both your hands taken in full sunlight.


Birth data

To prepare an accurate birth chart, an astrologer needs the date and place of your birth. I also need your birth time, as precisely as possible down to the minute. Please make every effort you can to find your correct birth time down to the minute. The more specific the time is, the more sharp the consultation. Your birth certificate, hospital record, or any other official record should have this information.  Please don’t rely on your mother’’s memory for this, as she was usually pretty busy at the time!


What should I keep in mind to get the best out of my reading?

Jyotiṣa and Hasta (hand analysis) are maps, and maps are to be used to navigate better. Maps are used to get us where we want to go, but not to nail life down. Life remains an adventure. A consultation can help as a life map by generally indicating broad features, and by specifically indicating turns in the road. I am not there to make decisions for you, just to point out certain facts so that based on hearing those facts you are able to make the best decision yourself.


As much as possible, I will empower you to understand your own map and how to use it to navigate better. Like a mirror, these insights can help us objectively see where we are and allow us to get real about our situation. What are the unseen influences at play in your life, and how can your decision-making process lead you to greater and greater flexibility, awareness, and a positive effect in the world? There is no power greater than the knowledge of ourselves.

You are the captain of your own ship.




“One ship drives east and another drives west

With the same-self winds that blow,

‘Tis the set of the sails

And not the gales

Which tell us the way to go.


Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,

As we voyage along through life,

‘Tis the set of the soul

That decides its goal

And not the calm or the strife.”


Evangeline Adams

(1868-1932)