Experiencing changes? Facing knotty issues?
Needing insights? Is it all too much?
Or perhaps you need to clarify where you're heading...
Have an astrological session with Palden,
face to face, by telephone or on 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 it 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 unique.
You will receive a PDF astrological chart by e-mail beforehand, with your birth chart and 7-8 years of 'transits'. These indicate current, past and future changes in your life. You can print this out, present it to other astrologers, or use it as a basis for reading up on your birth chart.
Afterwards you will receive a digital MP3 soundfile recording of the session, to download to your computer - useful to keep and listen to later. You'll probably find there are details and nuances from the session that you didn't pick up first time round!
My main interest is not to predict the future. The aim of any good 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. But I often mention past situations or future possibilities to put the present into perspective.
I 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 your situation, 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 direction to head in.
The main issue is your current options, and what you can do about your situation. I'm also good at giving you a sense of longterm perspective, helping you clarify the past and your sense of direction for the future. But still, this mainly concerns what is possible for you now.
Usually you need only one session. The recording of that session is often valuable later on, even many years later. A follow-up session can indeed be done if there's a need, but that's not ery common. 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.
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 sometimes take time to sink in or to 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.
Astrology is a diagnostic tool that saves time getting to the nub of things. It goes deep in its understanding of human nature, life's situations and their meaning. Astrologers can discern patterns, trends and cycles in your 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 surface and play out in your life. This gives a sense of process, helping you identify where you currently stand in that process. This helps you get more of 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 the times you need to be patient and persevering, and the 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 exactly what the question is too - and answers arise from there, unfolding as part of a process.
Astrologers are useful to people who are experiencing big changes, or when they're standing on the edge of thresholds and decision-points in life.
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. I had also been part of the spiritual and political awakening of the 1960s - growing up in Liverpool.
By 1979 I was ready to start practising - it took me about seven years to become genuinely proficient. I set myself high standards. 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 thousands.
In the 1980s-90s I brought new ideas into the astrological community in Britain, including new experiential therapeutic techniques. Especially through founding a tradition of astrology camps that continue today without me.
I'm a thinker, author, webmaster, editor, photographer and humanitarian worker. I live in West Penwith in the far west of Cornwall, UK.
For more info about me look here or tool around on this site to see what else I am up to.
I'm a Virgo with Moon in Gemini and Sagittarius rising - my astrological chart is below.
Fate and fortune