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 roughly two hour session in which you may ask any questions and raise any issues. Usually you'll come out of the session feeling clearer, more inspired or with more of a sense of a strategy - or perhaps an understanding that your apparent 'problem' has advantages and blessings to it too. Each session is very unique.
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, present it to other astrologers too, or use it as a basis for reading up on your birth chart.
After the session you will also receive a digital MP3 soundfile recording of the session, to download to your computer - useful to keep and listen to later, for times when you're contemplating life and need some insights.
My main interest is not really to predict the future - this is one of the illusions many people have about astrology. The aim of an astrologer is to provide valuable insights into your current situation so that you can do something about it. When you're in changeful times, this can be really useful.
I seek to help you understand the present time and the full extent of your situation, and perhaps what lies beneath and behind it too. This will help you get to grips with things, and it broadens your sense of options. It can also tell you about issues, experiences or options that might arise in the future, to give you some orientation and a sense of a plan - 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 the past and what your sense of direction might be for the future. But still, this concerns what is available to you now.
Usually you need only one session. The recording of that session is usually valuable later on, even many years later. A follow-up session can be done, leading on from what happened in the first session, but usually this is not needed. 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 sink in or mull over. Or perhaps I might drop in an insight that 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. 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. This gives a sense of process in life, helping you identify where you are in that process. This helps you get a grip on what's happening.
At times you might be feeling you're stuck, failing, not 'getting it' or you might feel you're 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 truly 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, 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 astrological clients, many of them returning over the years. I haven't counted, but it's many thousands.
In the 1980s-90s I brought new ideas into the astrological community in Britain, including new experiential therapeutic techniques in astrology. Especially through founding a tradition of astrology camps that continue today without me.
I've researched cycles of time and cycles in history since the 1980s, about which I've written three books.
I've written three
Living in Time (1987)
and Power Points in Time (2014).
I'm a thinker, author, webmaster, editor, photographer and humanitarian worker.
I live in the far west of Cornwall, UK.
For more about me look here or tool around this site to see other things I'm up to.
I'm a Virgo with Moon in Gemini and Sagittarius rising - astrological chart below.
Fate and fortune