Many of the world's first herbalists and healers were also astrologers who studied the motions and angles of the planets or "heavenly bodies" and how they made their influence manifest in the living world.
When you have your chart read we begin with what is called your "natal" chart. This is based on the date, time and geographical location of your birth. Because the planets are in constant motion they are always changing their relationship to the surface of the Earth. We calls these relationships "angles".
When each of us is born, the planets are in a unique constellation of angles in relation to the precise location where we first emerge on Earth. This is the architecture that forms our base or foundational apects and will influence us our entire lives.
These placements are not, however, static. The planets do not stop moving at the time our natal chart is cast, but continue in their dynamic interplay to re-create and re-align with eachother and the Earth forming ever changing relationships and angles with our natal chart. We call these "transits."
Our tranits influence all of the changes and patterns of our lives and when we identify and interpret these we can learn the best way to direct our energies.
The tranits can manifest in health aspects and so are an excellent adjunct to herbal medicine therapies or any other healing protocol. Herbal astrology can help to discern planetary influences that may be impacting all facets of our well-being and lend us knowledge of the current obstacles or gifts to be received or alleviated.
These readings are not necessarily intended to be predictive.
There are many excellent predictive astrologers and online resources for this cause. These readings are more meant to trace the underlying soul character, style, and sacred contracts of the individual this lifetime.
Using the natal chart and transits we will locate the planetary angles and placements in each zodiacal house and how those relate to who you are, the work you do in the world, the colors of you soul, and the dreams you hope to manifest.
We will identify areas that you may be struggling in or angles that may create tension or difficulty so that you may explore how to transform, channel, and be empowered by such energies.
Lisa has been a student of astrology for 24 years and first learned to devise astrology charts by hand, mathematically using logarithms and a calculator under the tutelage of lifelong astrologer Tiny Shuster of St. Johnsville, NY. This is known as the "old fashioned way" and although computer programs were becoming available at the time, Tiny insisted her students learn to cast charts by hand first. This has offered Lisa an opportunity to understand the logical and system-based underpinnings of astrological placement and astronomy.
Lisa continues her studies with Tiny(she's 87 and more amazing than ever) at the present. She nows uses a fancy, dancy computer program for efficiency and for all the fun bells and whistles but the quality is as deep and skillful as the old way was. Lisa is an associate member of the American Federation of Astrologers and is currently pursuing professional certification.
An astrology reading lasts about 1 1/2 hours or more. They can be done in person or via zoom, FaceTime, or by phone.