When you choose me as your astrologer, you'll benefit from my 23 years of experience as an astrologer, and my training and 27 years of experience as a Jungian psychotherapist, along with my extensive background in spirituality, and the arts (click here for more about my background).
I present your reading in an understandable, engaging style that speaks to your heart as well as your head, and that offers you valuable guidance and support that can leave you feeling energized, empowered, and hopeful.
My astrology session are 2 hours and 15 minutes long, so we have the opportunity to more fully explore your chart and the ways it can help you to live a richer, more meaningful life. All readings include an MP3 recording of the session, and copies of all relevant charts.
What comes first? How do you get started?
Before I can do any astrological work for you, I need your "birth data," which includes the following three pieces of information:
- your date of birth (day, month, year)
- your place of birth (city, state, county, country)
- you exact time of birth, down to the minute. This can often be found on your birth certificate, or by contacting the hospital where you were born. An exact birth time is crucial for doing accurate astrology; an error of even a few minutes can make a notable difference in your chart. If you need further help finding an accurate birth time, call me at 206-523-1340, or send me an email (Important: if you email, please also include your phone number as an alternate way for me to reach you)
What are the next steps?
- Choose the type of reading you want. Most clients begin with a birth chart session, then move on to a current cycles session. For details, see below.
- Choose: live or direct-to-recording. During the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, I am doing all "live" astrology sessions remotely, via Zoom video. You also have the choice of my doing a direct-to-recording reading. For details, see below.
- Decide how you'll pay--mail me a check, or pay via PayPal. For information on my fees, and details about how to pay, see below.
- Contact me to schedule a session. You can call me at (206) 523-1340 or send me an email. (Important: if you email, please also include your phone number as an alternate way for me to reach you)
Types of astrology readings I offer:
There are many different types of astrology, just as there are many different areas of expertise in counseling, the law, medicine, and other professions. In my practice, I focus primarily on two types of astrology readings that help with your personal development: Birth Charts, and Current Cycles (transits and progressions).
Birth Chart Interpretation. A birth chart (also called a "natal" chart) is the starting point for any astrological work. It speaks to the question "Why am I here?" It describes the next steps in your healing and your growth, the psychological and spiritual lessons you are here to learn. It offers suggestions for optimal functioning in key areas like relationships, career, creativity, spirituality, finances, education, and more. It sheds light on the gifts and tools you've been given, and how best to use them. It allows you to glimpse what it might look like when you get off track (astrology's version of those street signs that say "Wrong Way!") and how to get back on track. And it helps you engage your freedom, consciousness, imagination, creativity, and will to make wiser choices for a more authentic and meaningful life. A birth chart reading is what you're looking for when you find yourself saying "I wish my life had an owner's manual!"
Current Cycles of Growth. Each of us is called to work on different parts of our growth at different times. Is this the time for you to focus on relationships? career? creativity? finances? spirituality? A look at your current astrological cycles shows how the potential in your birth chart is meant to unfold over time, revealing the key challenges and opportunities for growth you'll face in the coming year, and how to make the most of them. Sometimes, the lessons of these cycles are similar, forming a kind of "theme." At other times, there may be tensions between the ways different parts of you are trying to grow. What are the best ways to engage such tensions, or work with such "themes"? A session focusing on current cycles addresses these types of questions. Most of my clients return for an updated Current Cycles reading every 1-2 years.
Three ways to get a reading: in-person, live via phone, direct-to-recording:
- In-person at my Seattle office. As always, I record the reading to an MP3 file so you can review it as often as you'd like. (NOTE: in response to the coronavirus/COVID pandemic, I am suspending all in-person readings until further notice).
- Live via phone or Zoom video. This is a good option if you live outside the Seattle area but would still like to participate in your reading. If you choose phone, you call me at a prearranged appointment time. If you choose video, I'll send you information on how to connect with me live via Zoom. Either way, I'll make an MP3 audio recording of the session for you, including your side of the conversation, and then email you instructions on how to download that file to your computer, phone, or tablet.
- Direct-to-recording. I record the reading directly to an MP3 audio file, as if I were speaking "to" you, but without you there in person or on the phone. I then send you an email with your charts, and a link to download the MP3. This type of reading is a good option if you are unable to do a session in person at my office or live via phone or video--for example: if you live in another country, or if for some other reason we find that our schedules simply do not allow for us to be present for the session at the same time.
Fees and payment arrangements:
The fee for each of the types of readings I offer is $320. This includes 1) my prep time 2) the two hour and 15 minute session 3) copies of all relevant charts and other materials, and 4) an MP3 recording of the session. You may pay via check, or PayPal. If you are using PayPal, log in to your PayPal account, and send the payment to my email address: email@example.com.
Below is a bit more information about how I practice astrology:
- Astrology in plain English
Astrology, freedom, and making better choices
I practice "Evolutionary Astrology," which asserts that your soul is on a journey of growth and discovery, that you are responsible for your own choices, and that no planet or sign pre-ordains a specific fate. Evolutionary Astrology offers valuable guidance, while evoking the power of your own freedom, consciousness, and imagination to shape your path. In the River of Life, it's wise to learn which ways the currents are flowing, and...it's also important to learn how to steer!
Astrology in plain English
Part of my job as your astrologer is translating "astro-jargon" into plain English, using language that is understandable, vivid, and helpful, rather than confusing you with astrological jargon. Through the use of stories, imagery, and practical examples, I practice astrology in a way that speaks to your heart as well as your head, and addresses both the concerns of your everyday life and the deeper currents of your soul. I create an atmosphere of warmth, safety, and support that helps you successfully navigate the challenges you face, and experience a richer, more fulfilling life.
Astrology and religion.
Many people with a traditional religious background find themselves interested in an astrology reading, but fear that astrology may somehow be in conflict with their beliefs. I hold a degree in Theology and have years of experience as a minister, so I am uniquely qualified to address these concerns in an informed and sensitive manner. Astrology is simply a tool for discerning Spirit's intentions for you, and as such it is compatible with any spiritual path, belief system, or religion. Feel free to ask me more about this.
Dan Keusal, M.S. LMFT. Jungian Psychotherapy & Astrology.
Phone: (206) 523-1340. To send an email, click here.
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