We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout.
— Epictetus (a new interpretation)
 

Consultations with Kate

A birth chart shows the celestial sky as it was on the day you were born. The planets and signs―and distances and geometric configurations between them―describe your life and the world you inhabit. Its symbolism speaks to your nature and temperament, your unique traits and tendencies, interests and aims. The chart also describes important people and events in your life.

Just as the sky changes each day and each night, so does your life as it unfolds through time. 

Astrology is a language, but it is not a rigid one. It is mysterious and complex. It is associative, and has linear and nonlinear qualities. It shows potential. It offers us an extraordinary lens and framework to see details about your life while glimpsing the whole picture (gestalt), and it compels us to ask interesting questions. 

In a way, astrology is also like a clock―a way to measure and tell what time [in your life] it is. 

The Dove, No.1 (1915)
Artist & Mystic: Hilma af Klint

In my approach to reading a chart I refer to the knowledge of the ancients as a starting place via traditional techniques―and I meld and contemplate these in light of the current time and your current circumstances. I am an empathic listener and bring a compassionate, soulful, and nonjudgmental attitude to my practice. My intention is to provide clients with a relaxed space to unpack the past, know the present, and imagine future scenarios. Together we will investigate cycles and trends, and themes in your life, your unique talents and obstacles. Through examining known strengths [and perceived limitations], it is my goal to assist you in moving toward greater well-being, purposefulness, understanding, and joy in your uniquely precious life. 

All work together is confidential. 

 

You are not an isolated entity, but a unique, irreplaceable part of the cosmos. Don’t forget this...
— Epictetus
where do you fall in the sky _kate petty
Astrology is a means, not an end. It is used to calculate the cycles of time, to reveal their meanings, and to foresee certain events. Armed with this knowledge, human beings have the capacity to avoid or reduce suffering. This applies at both the collective and the individual level. Astrology is a practical discipline intended to reduce suffering and uncertainty, which are the lot of beings wandering in samsāra. The correct motivation for an astrologer is none other than compassion―without that, astrology falls to the level of the ordinary disciplines.
— Philippe Cornu, Tibetan Astrology
 

Path Leading Through Tall Grass, 1877, Renoir


Areas of focus 

  • Birth chart : your life map, birth to present
  • Relationship : themes and qualities within connections
  • Year ahead : dynamic factors and symbolic patterns emerging
  • Symmetrical /Uranian : meticulous mathematical method for detailed analysis
     

Techniques I May Use

  • Zodiacal Releasing from the Lot of Fortune (luck) + Spirit (purpose)
  • Solar Return (birthday) chart + annual Profections
  • Solar arc directions, secondary progressions + transits
  • Symmetrical contacts, world axis + Antiscia
  • Indian/Persian: Vimsottari dasa (bhukti) + Firdaria
  • Midpoints, arc openings + Differences


Arranging for your session

Please have your complete birth information: exact time of day and city where you were born. 
(Note: I can read a chart without an exact birth time but it will be a somewhat different consultation. I recommend the Symmetrical Analysis for this.) 
 

*An MP3 recording can be made at your request.


Make your payment

If my fees are beyond what you can afford, please send me a message and we'll work something out.

 

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Testimonials...  (more per request)

"I have had many readings with different astrologers, but Kate really brought something different to the understanding of my chart. Her vast knowledge of different techniques was very impressive. It definitely gave me another perspective and she's extremely detailed and professional. It's hard to find an astrologer this talented and dedicated to her clients. I really loved my reading and trust her professional analysis and advice. Oh the best part was that she has the best interest of her client at heart, and that's her priority. That made the world of differences." - Jess Z.
"I discovered Kate's website and found her charming. There was "change" in the air so I thought why not try someone new. And boy was she amazing! My reading was unusual in that I asked her to prepare an audio and email it to me WITHOUT ME PRESENT. I wanted to know what my CHART told her on its own. Although she had never done this before, she was ready, willing, and most able. Everything she said rang true and confirmed my own choices and life direction from the past to the present. Her astrology is thorough and well thought out. She sent all the necessary charts beforehand and carefully connected her reading references so I could follow along. It was so much fun working with her. Kate is warm and kind and intelligent, and was willing to engage in email conversation afterwards to bring me closure. I highly recommend her!"  - C.B. 
"Kate gave me some great insights into my chart and my life. She's studied with some heavy hitters in the astrology world.  She's warm and wonderful and a lot of fun. I highly recommend her astrology readings." - Nancy C.