Astrology Readings by Elaine
Blue Moon Astrology readings are individualized, custom interpretations, prepared by me personally. All chart sessions include two hours or more, preparation time to provide an in-depth chart analysis of the highest quality. In addition, with each session, I also include high-resolution copies of your birth chart, "aspectarian" — a listing of your natal aspects, and other charts used in the consultation.
One of my favorite writers is the late John O'Donohue, and I'd like to share a passage from his book, Ånam Cara, as I think it touches on the more empowering and soulful purpose of astrology, its most important function: to help us find our way back to a more authentic life, to rediscover and appreciate who we truly are at a much deeper level, and begin to live out that higher potential. Ånam Cara is Gaelic for "soul friend," and I think that describes the ideal relationship between astrologer and client.
The shape of each soul is different. There is a secret destiny for each person. When you endeavor to repeat what others have done or force yourself into a preset mold, you betray your individuality. We need to return to the solitude within, to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul. We need to feel the dream with the wonder of a child approaching a threshold of discovery. When we rediscover our childlike nature, we enter into a world of gentle possibility. Consequently, we will find ourselves more frequently at that place, that place of ease, delight, and celebration. The false burdens fall away. We come into rhythm with ourselves. Our clay shape gradually learns to walk beautifully on this magnificent earth."
— John O'Donohue
Planetary energies are "thematic" or archetypal, and the way in which they manifest, from person to person, can vary greatly. Nevertheless, they can be very helpful indicators of certain areas of life and certain experiences that seem likely to be of special prominence. Astrology Readings provide a greater understanding of the current cycles in your life so that you can navigate through these waters more effectively: to make the most of opportunities, as well as meet challenges with more awareness and power. As Ray Merriman put it: "Astrology is a forecasting tool. It outlines the likely conditions ahead, not the inevitable outcome, as a prediction would. Astrologers understand that any outcome involves choice, and choice is an aspect of free will. Astrology is a choice revealer, not a choice maker."
I have been a professional astrologer since 2009 and thoroughly enjoy working with people one-on-one using astrology as a guiding light. Here's a bit about my background and what drew me to become an astrologer.
Book a Reading with Elaine
I CURRENTLY OFFER two main session options: 60-minute and 90-minute at US $175 and $225. Follow-up sessions are also available at a discounted rate ($110/hour) for clients who have booked a regular session within the last six months. There is a third option — The Year Ahead Reading — a comprehensive, three-hour session I've been offering for many years now for those who really want to delve deeply into the current energies. My fee for the Year Ahead Reading is $375.
We can schedule a phone session; or if you prefer, I can record the reading on my end as a downloadable mp3. I am currently looking into adding Zoom as a third option. For every reading, I draw up and analyze several charts: natal, natal aspects, transits, secondary progressions, solar arc directions, and the current solar return chart. While this means extra time for me, thorough preparation is the necessary foundation for a meaningful reading of the highest quality.
This reading is for you! Your pressing concerns, challenges, and questions — whatever you want to cover — will determine the focus of the session. For example, clients often want to discuss how current "energies" are impacting them — what is happening in the transits (how current positions of the planets are impacting the natal chart) and progressions (methods we use to move the chart forward for forecasting purposes). Sometimes people come with difficult challenges in their lives and it can be very helpful to put those struggles in context relative to a natal chart dynamic and/or a related transit or progression, which often enables us to see the "silver lining" — to understand the bigger picture.
If you are ready to purchase a Chart Session, please email me to discuss details. I accept credit cards and PayPal. You may also pay by check or money order if you are in the U.S.
All information you share with me is held in the strictest confidence. I am looking forward to working with you!
What Clients Have Said...
Over the past several months I've noticed that I repeatedly come back to your reading for grounding during challenging times. It continues to touch and guide me in the places where I need it the most. I've had several astrological readings and your reading has been the most meaningful in a way that has lived with me. I go back to it often to read a section or a quote (that seems like you picked especially for me!) and it remains to be overwhelming, timely, and supremely relevant for this season of my life. I rarely say this about readings, but this investment was worth every. single. penny. I sincerely appreciate the research, references, and thoughtfulness you put into my report. I know it may be some time before I feel like I've completely consumed the reading. Until then, it will be an invaluable ally on my journey. — D.R
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"I've just listened to your recording of my reading, and I have to tell you, it is so accurate. I laughed at times with the accuracy of it, and as well, I cried hearing you voicing your understanding of who I am. It has been a really long, arduous road I've travelled so far, AND I know that I have the tools, and now the clarity and deeper understanding to change that." — M.O
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"I experienced chills at some of the insights and welled up with tears at others.Your articulations and examples of implied scenarios regarding the energies of my chart were spot on! Hard to explain what I mean, but I think you understand..I feel that this reading is an affirmation that the decisions I am making in my life right now are are in the correct flow.Thank You!" — K.R.
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"The reading you did for me is so right on. All the influences you said would be at work in my life these days certainly are and it is SO helpful to know about them!!!! (Helping me stay sane, and being more patient with myself). Thank you again!!!" — K.W.
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"Last summer, you did an amazing mid-heaven review, and since you sent it, I've written pages of reflections and really taken the time to assess my life, relationships, and goals because of it. I return to it every season the way a patient may check in with a doctor as a way to be accountable to the lessons in it, and to see if or how I've grown. I am tremendously grateful for the insight you shared." — M.F.
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"Thank you again for such an informative reading. It all resonates so clearly with me. I've never had a reading that has described how I feel so well." — D.U.
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"I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how often I go back to the reading you did for me. I listened to it twice, taking notes the second time, and now when I am feeling a little lost...or pissed off (:-) or just like I can't make sense of anything, I go back and re-read or listen to sections of it and it helps IMMENSELY! Thank you for all your talented and thoughtful work!" — T.F.
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"So flipping cool Elaine! I planted a seed today. I laughed and laughed near the end of your reading!!!! I am so riddled with fear..... OMG! I love how articulate you are. You are so talented. THANK YOU! xo." — R.M.
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"I am STUNNED by your scanning of my entire being. Have to read and read bit by bit as this is not an answer: "How to do this" or "How to do that" — it's a very thorough professional, very "spot on" analysis of the problem so prominent in my life. What you have given me is priceless." — K.B.
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"Elaine, your reading has enabled me to see the big picture as I've never seen it before. I've been aware of much of what you've spoken, but not had the clarity to deal with it. I really have had such an awakening with your reading, for which I will be forever thankful." — M.O
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"If you feel like you need insight re work/career then consider having a session with Elaine of Blue Moon Astrology. I'm really taken aback with the accuracy of Elaine's interpretation of my chart - in particular the 10th house, which can relate to career, areas to focus on & potential challenges...very insightful and empowering to work with the energy that is there and make some positive steps." — M.M.
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"Elaine is SO knowledgeable and puts so much into the readings. It REALLY helped me to understand myself better and some of the major themes of my life." — T.C.F.
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"Elaine, I am so glad (& fortunate) I hired you to do a reading for me. Your explanations were so clear, precise and 100% accurate. To the "T"... The Cardinal T-cross reading so much resonates with me. The reading clarified my powerful 12th house and all the inner workings of the planets in that house. Thank you for delving into this mysterious zone and your valuable insight." — S.P.
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"I had a vague idea of how astrology worked prior to meeting Elaine; however I was pretty much limited to thinking that my personal character traits were given to me because I was born between two dates on a calendar. After reading her analysis of my astrology chart it became obvious that so much more is taking place. A reading with Elaine can help you determine actions you might consider to make the best of a rough spot in your life or even capitalize on an opportunity. Elaine includes information and advice so you can respond in an appropriate manner and with a healthy mind set. I could tell you other coincidences and interesting tidbits, but I'll stop here with a simple statement: Elaine Kalantarian is a talented astrologist with a keen intuition. If you're looking for some direction in your life you'd be well served to consult her." — J.Y.
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"As a recipient of Elaine's astrology services for several years, I am impressed by her vast knowledge of astrology. She has a natural ability to interpret and communicate the complicated interaction and significance of signs, houses, and planets in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend her as a knowledgeable, caring, intuitive, and ethical practitioner." — S.F.
The Japanese woodblock print, "White Herons and Willow in Rain," is the work of Ohara Shoson (1878-1945). Ohara is considered by many to be the foremost 20th century designer of bird and flower prints, or kacho-e.
O'Donohue, John. Anam Cara. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.