What Type of Reading Should I Get?
With so many types of readings to choose from, how do you know which is best for you and your situation? I’ve worked with a lot of modalities myself, and so I understand how confusing–and tempting!–all the bright shiny choices are.
There are a few things to think about when getting a reading, or buying a package of sessions. What I want to do today is focus on knowing yourself, so you can make the choice most likely to suit your needs.
Client, Know Thyself
First off, you need to ask yourself, what do I want to get out of this reading? Be honest. Are you curious? In crisis and looking for a magic bullet? An old hand in the personal development world looking to take important next steps? Bored, and hoping I’ll tell you what to do with your life?
All these are common, legitimate reasons for wanting to receive spiritual guidance. Being honest about where you are will lead you to the best reading for you.
If you are in crisis, or going through the first stage of a big transition (divorce, career loss/change, grief, etc.), you aren’t in the position to dig in and “do” a lot. What you need most is time, space, and support. Knowing this, then, you can reach toward the type of sessions that offer that. I would suggest a package of energy healing sessions that will gently assist you in your transition. With that there might be meditations, gentle yoga, flower essences or herbs that would support you as well.
If you are curious, especially if you are new to the sacred and metaphysical arts, I’d guide you toward Tarot readings, as a way to get your feet wet with my style of intuitive guidance. Tarot readings are easy to digest, and while there may be action steps–depending on the issue we look at–you will also get a bite-size amount of info to think about and act on if you want. These readings are the most affordable too, so if you are unsure about what level of commitment you are making for change, this is a good way to start.
If you are committed, experienced with growth, and ready to do your own work/play, then Astrology readings will give you an incredible toolkit, or the Akashic Record readings will jump start and energize the next phase of unfolding for you. Both of these modalities require action on your part to integrate and utilize the information I give you.
Of course, you are free to choose whichever type of reading(s) sound the juiciest to you, relying on your own intuition. If you are curious about Astrology and new to me as a client, get a Birth Chart Exploration session to whet your appetite. If you are bubbling with excitement over the Akashic Records, then let’s start with an Akashic Record Exploration. And, Tarot is amazing for those experienced personal growers–it can be just what you need for a quick boost or a major shift.
I just want you to get the most out of whatever you choose.
You’ll notice I didn’t touch on the magic bullet–though many people want it, there isn’t one. No one modality or reading will change your life instantly and without awareness and action on your part. I know, I often want one too. But it ain’t there.
How Is Astrology Different From Akashic Record Readings?
Good question, grasshopper! Here’s an excerpt from my Akashic Record FAQ on the topic:
Akashic readings involve energetic clearing that you and I both do to resolve negative choices and karma from lifetimes. You learn about your spirit guides, soul group of origination, and the most direct way of living in alignment with your soul’s divine intent. It is an active modality, and as such can lead to big changes over time.
Astrology is no less amazing, but it works in a different way. Knowing your birth chart, transits, and progressed planets is like having an owner’s manual for you. This knowledge is there to guide you, clarify life decisions, make the most of current energies and life patterns, as well as understand the soul’s evolutionary intent. When you utilize Astrology, you have a roadmap to explore. It’s a lifetime tool that you can return to again and again.
If you are ready to move some big pieces and transform stuck patterns and beliefs, the Akashic Record readings are the most direct way to do so. Supported with energy healing, they are super powerful.
If you want more self-knowledge, a slower pace, or are curious to drill down into your “you-ness,” Astrology may be the best choice. I use it every day.
You will experience these readings in different ways. My practice of Astrology will guide you toward your life purpose and soul’s intent through the archetypes of the Zodiac. The Akashic Record readings are story-driven (your soul’s stories) and often involve clearing. I coach clients, supporting them in the changes they want to make, with both modalities.
Do I Have to Believe In Past Lives?
I’ll be honest, it’s hard to work with the Akashic Records without a belief in past lives. I also work with past life info in Astrology, though it’s easier to minimize. Tarot–no worries. I have many readings we can do that don’t access past life information. Same with energy healing–we can do past life healings, but absolutely don’t have to.
What If I’m Religious?
Nothing I do is going to interfere with religious beliefs, unless your religious beliefs state you can’t utilize spiritual guidance from someone like me. I’m not religious, but I respect others’ beliefs. I am pro-spirit, pro-soul, pro-loving divine presence in the universe.
What if I’m Scared?
Totally fine. Though let me assure you, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Sometimes people are worried that I’m going to “see” something in a past life (or present) that is going to compromise or frighten them. While it’s true that intense stuff can show up in a chart or in the Records, I address it in a neutral, non-judgmental, and affirming way. Same with the Tarot. People are terrified of some of the cards, but they don’t describe something “out there” that is going to harm you. Likewise, planets don’t “do” things to you, nor do the events of your past lives control all your actions.
Yes, we might find a curse, or some negative karma in your records. But we will deal with it, and resolve it. That is the point of Akashic Record readings.
Yes, Saturn and Pluto are active in your astrological chart all the time. But we can work with them in productive ways. Ditto squares, conjunctions, oppositions, eclipses.
Yes, the Tower or the Ten of Swords might show up in a reading. They will only reflect an interior state that likely you are already aware of.
Ready to Dive In?
I hope this article has clarified things for you. If you still have questions, drop me a line.
Otherwise, let’s get started!