I like what I do. I like it a lot. It is a huge privilege to sit with people, poring over their birth charts, witnessing their delight at this window on their lives. We talk about how this or that aspect plays out in their lives, exploring the potential of each planet—where and how far each could take them, with this map for directions. They ask me questions, and we puzzle out the answers together: it is a dialogue, a discussion of equals, equally concerned with finding workable threads through the maze. We solve problems and explore mysteries.
It’s this dialogue that matters to me. I couldn’t do it any other way. But other astrologers do.
For some, it is performance, grounded and informed by the charts they are reading, no feedback necessary. For others, it is a synthesis of otherwise isolated traits and ideas, which are unified by this moment of birth, an immutable, individual fingerprint, useful only for reference.
I find each chart a living document, which fills me with excitement at the power of its potential, and I can’t wait to share it with its owner!
Another word about readers and readings: most psychic readings are one-and-done. You plunk down your shekels, you get a snapshot of the here-and-now, which may have reference to the past or future. Astrology is about time. YOUR time.
Astrology is about cycles and phases and transits and progressions. Astrology takes time, because it is ABOUT time: it’s about where you are in your life, what and how that time is. The better you understand and can follow your own patterns, the better informed your choices are, and the more resilient you become when life throws you curves.
A psychic can tell you what’s about to happen; an astrologer can tell you how to handle it. Over time. Your choice.
Ariel Harper Nave
“I believe that there is NOTHING sent us that we cannot handle if we know ourselves well enough and that’s why I do what I do.”