Experiencing changes? Facing knotty issues? Needing insights? Is it all too much?
Or perhaps you need to clarify a roadmap for coming times.
Have an astrological session with Palden, face to face, by telephone or using Skype.
What you get
In an astrological session with me you will have a 1-2 hour session in which you may ask any questions and raise any issues. Then we'll start, and usually you'll come out of the session feeling clearer, perhaps more inspired or with a sense of a strategy to follow - or perhaps an understanding that your 'problem' has advantages and blessings to it.
You will receive a PDF astrological chart by e-mail beforehand, containing your birth chart and 7-8 years of 'transits', which indicate current, past and future changes in your life. You can print this out if you wish.
After the session you will also receive a digital MP3 soundfile recording of the session, to download to your computer - useful to listen to later, at times when you need it.
My main interest is not really to predict the future - this is one of the public illusions many people have about astrology. The aim of an astrologer is to provide valuable insights into your situation so that you can do something about it. It isn't particularly to assure you not to worry, or to give you hopes that might not become fulfilled.
I work to help you understand the present and the full extent of your situation. This will help you get to grips with things, and it also usually broadens your sense of options. I can indeed tell you about issues, experiences or options that might arise in the future, for you to address - but this isn't the main issue.
The main issue is now, your current options, and what you can do about your situation. I also seek to give you a sense of longterm perspective, to help clarify what has happened in the past and what your strategy and sense of direction might be for the future. But still, this concerns the present time and what is available to you now.
Usually you need only one session - and the recording of that session is usually valuable later on, even many years later. Sometimes a follow-up session can be done, leading on from what happened in the first session, but usually this is not necessary. Some clients come back roughly every 3-5 years for an update. Sometimes I might suggest that you contact me again in 1-2 years' time if you're tipping into big changes right now. But it's your choice whether or not to return for more.
Sessions are recorded and the recording is sent to you as an MP3 file. This will help you remember exactly what was said, in the spirit and context in which it was said. People often refer to these recordings again and again, since things can be revealed that take time to mull over. Or perhaps I might drop in an insight which becomes significant later on. A lot can happen in a session, so the recording is valuable.
An astrologer has a diagnostic tool that saves time getting to the nub of things and also it goes deep in its understanding of human nature, life's situations and their meaning. Astrologers can discern the patterns, trends and cycles in a person's life, and quickly - avoiding the need for extensive interviewing and discussion. The astrological worldview is deeper and wider than in a lot of normal counselling.
Astrologers can also identify the timings by which issues and internal dynamics can surface and play out in your life, and times things are important or they intensify. This helps you get a grip on what's happening. At times you might be feeling you're stuck, failing, not 'getting it' or losing your way, but such situations are never permanent, and an astrologer can inform you about times when you need to be patient and persevering, and times when you need to act. Sometimes answers aren't available to us now, but an astrologer can tell you when they are likely to clarify. Sometimes it's necessary to figure out what the question is too - and answers arise from there, unfolding as part of a process. Astrologers are useful for people experiencing big changes, when they're standing on the edge of thresholds and options.
Astrology has had bad press but this is largely based on prejudice. Oxford university was founded by astrologers. Newton and Kepler, founding fathers of modern science, were astrologers. Astrology today has high levels of advanced study and many astrologers work to the highest of standards, sometimes higher standards than those applied in psychology and psychiatry - not least because we're up against a barrage of criticism and disapproval, so we have to try harder! This 'bad press' will change one day.
I started studying astrology in 1972, disappointed after studying social sciences at the LSE, and having been part of the awakening that happened in the 1960s - I grew up in Liverpool.
By 1979 I was ready to start practising - it takes about seven years to become genuinely proficient. Or at least, this was the case for me, because I set myself high standards. Bloody perfectionist Virgo, me.
Since then I've had a steady stream of clients, many of them returning over the years. I haven't counted, but it's in the thousands.
In the 1980s-90s I brought new ideas into the astrological community in Britain, including new experiential therapeutic techniques in astrology. I researched cycles of time and cycles in history, about which I've written three books. I was also the founder of a movement of astrological educational camps in UK in 1984.
I've written three astrology books: Living in Time (1987), The Historical Ephemeris (1993), and Power Points in Time (2014).
I'm a webmaster, book editor, photographer and humanitarian worker and I live in the far west of Cornwall, UK.
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I'm a Virgo with Moon in Gemini and Sagittarius rising - astrological chart below.
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