Astrology

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Astrological Chart Readings are best for getting a sense of the broad strokes of your life and can focus on current relevant planetary influences (transits) when appropriate. Astrological Chart Readings are also helpful for identifying ongoing or repetitive life challenges and discovering how to reframe these blocks as foundational strengths. My reading style seeks to discover the highest expression of your personality so that you are inspired to step into your true, authentic self. Transformation occurs through reframing your sense of self.

Astrology Testimonials

Took the time to answer my questions and was great at explaining

Joy was very accommodating and personable. The reading was done in a very comfortable and non intimidating environment. She took the time to answer my questions and was great at explaining. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit, I will be coming back soon!

Maria P

Back on my path in life and excited for the future

Wow…, listened to the recording of our session today, loaded with so much information and points that were right on and accurate. The astrology and tarot were of great help and I feel I’m back on my path in life and excited for the future. Thank you so much!!

Richard MacArthur

Clarification, guidance and direction

I wish to let everyone know that I just had a ½-hour Tarot and ½-hour Astrology Reading with Joy. TOO AMAZING!!! I have had my astrology chart done before and was always confused with what was said or described about me. My birth chart seemed to be describing someone else…what?!? Shouldn’t your birth chart describe… Read more “Clarification, guidance and direction”

J McNevin

About Astrology

I've made a depthful study of esoteric symbolic correspondence systems. To me, astrology is a method for organizing and permuting the metaphoric meaning of a few simple symbols, like a filing cabinet. And as your astrologer, I can quickly perceive and understand the details (and quirks!) of your particular filing system. Although I haven't been studying astrology as long as I've been studying tarot, I have spent decades studying the underlying symbols, mythology and personal transformation techniques that combine to create an astrological chart reading.

Astrological Chart Readings

My astrology readings focus on relationships—the relationships between the disparate parts of your personality. I can immediately see what parts of you find life simple and what parts of you are chomping at the bit to grow, and how these different aspects of your personality can work together so you can align yourself with and manifest the highest expression of who you are.

Details on scheduling an appointment for an astrological chart reading in Denver or by phone or e-mail.

Astrology Classes

One of the most common ways people learn astrology is through what is called the “cookbook” method. In this method, the astrologer memorizes different recipes for personality. These recipes are composed of pre-established meanings based on particular combinations of astrological elements—this planet in this sign means this, this planet in this house means this, and if you mix the two together you get a fool-proof concoction to serve to every guest. A gourmet astrologer will spice up their interpretation with a pinch of the sign ruler or a soupçon of a transiting planet, and a richer, more complex flavor will develop which generally satisfies even the most discerning guest.

But this method involves memorizing volume after volume of pre-ordained meanings. Sounds like a lot of work to me!

Luckily, there’s another way. I’m calling it Intuitive Astrology. Intuition means “inner knowing”— direct knowledge without rational thought. But if you look at an astrological chart for the first time, I’m sure it seems utterly cloaked in mystery with all those fascinating but taciturn glyphs and sometimes orderly, sometimes chaotic lines connecting them. How do you gain direct knowledge about that? Certainly, it would be much easier simply to look at the person if you want to be intuitive! Why bother with a chart at all? The birth chart is a metaphor of all aspects of a person, both what is readily manifest as well as all the secret hidden things about them. And by learning the meanings of a few basic symbols, all of this esoteric knowledge can be yours.

The method I’m teaching isn’t actually intuitive—instead, I’m teaching the structure that underlies intuition. I’ll provide you a firm, reliable, methodical, simple system for understanding the mysteries of the glyphs in the astrological chart. And when the knowledge component is reduced to learning a few common symbols, it frees up your brain to engage in imagination—which is where we find our intuition. The word “intuition” comes from the Latin intuitio, the act of contemplating, from in- (in or within) and tueri (to look at): intuition literally means “to look at within.” Not to turn to page 782 of the cookbook, but to take two or three simple symbols and look within your heart and see what they might mean when working together. By paring down the knowledge—the cookbook—and encouraging the inner heart to speak, we achieve an astrological reading that is inspired and inspiring, and we feed the soul, not sate the psychological appetite.

See the schedule of current astrology classes in Denver.

Astrology Reading List

Bullfinch, Thomas. The Golden Age of Myth and Legend. Wordsworth Reference: Ware, Hertfordshire. 1993.
Burckhardt, Titus. Alchemy. Penguin: Baltimore, MD. 1972.
Casey, Caroline W. Making the Gods Work for You: The Astrological Language of the Psyche. Three Rivers Press: New York, NY. 1998.
Forrest, Steven. The Inner Sky: How to Make Wiser Choices for a More Fulfilling Life. Seven Paws Press: Borrego Springs, CA. 1988.
---. The Changing Sky: Creating Your Future with Transits, Progressions and Evolutionary Astrology. 2nd Edition. Seven Paws Press: Borrego Springs, CA. 1998
Grant, Edward. Planets, Stars, and Orbs: The Medieval Cosmos, 1200-1687. Cambridge UP, 1994.
Graves, Robert. The Greek Myths: Complete Edition. Penguin: London. 1960.
Hamilton, Edith. Mythology. New American Library: New York, NY. 1942.
Hand, Robert. Horoscope Symbols. Whitford Press: West Chester, PA. 1981.
Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide datebook
Meyer, Michael R. A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer. toExcel: San Jose, CA. 1974, 2000.
Rudhyar, Dane. The Astrological Houses: The Spectrum of Individual Experience. Doubleday: Garden City, NY. 1972.
Ptolemy, Johannes Kepler and William Lilly are some of the authors whose books can be found in e-text form at: http://www.sacred-texts.com/astro/index.htm.