Astrobiography: The Reading of your Life
Your Astrobiography; the reading of your life, reveals a great deal about you and the conditions that shape your life with startling accuracy. Your life reading, your Astrobiography unfolds as you unfold ...
The pathway of Your life story
The dynamics of your relationships
Your personal psychology
Who you can become
Your Spiritual Path
Your challenges, your fears, your Karma ... ... and your greatest achievements
What can Astrobiography tell me about myself and my life ?
Consultations: how Astrobiography: the reading of your life, is conducted
Recording the reading of your life
Fees and payment options
Background to Astrobiography and theory ...
For a detailed view of what Astrobiography can tell you about your life, please click here: What your Astrobiography can reveal about you
Consultations: how Astrobiography; the reading of your life is conducted
The reading of your life is a unique journey which can be undertaken In Person, or Online using skype with a web cam. As you may see from the link above, Astrobiography is exceptionally thorough and detailed. This is a serious application of astrology and is very suitable for those who wish to know themselves clearly and deeply. Such a detailed exploration will require a certain amount of time. Consultations can be conducted as:
- 8 to 9 whole day in-person sessions; 5 hours plus an hour for lunch in the middle of the day
- Aproximately 18 Online sessions; 2.5 hours per session
Occasionally, due to a need for deeper explanations, or any therapeutic assistance with Modern Applied Psychology that may be required, additional sessions may be required (this will not incur any additional payment for those who pay the complete fee in advance - see payment options below).
Consultations are usually conducted with two weeks to a month between sessions, to allow for the information to be assimilated. Those paying per session are under no obligation to complete the journey and you can have a gap between sessions as long as you wish, though, for continuity, 2 to 6 weeks is recommended.
Recording the reading of your life
Because such a vast amount of information can be gleaned from your Astrobiography, the reading of your life is digitally recorded and presented in a set of personalised audio Cd's. Each topic is recorded separately, like an album track, and presented on your Cd's in the correct sequence, so it is like having the story of your life read out to you from your birth, right through to old age - for details of the topics discussed in-depth, please click here.
Each topic is stored separately, so you can skip chapters and listen to whichever topic you wish - without having to play through the whole thing. If, for example, you want to just listen to your career potentials, life during your thirties or issues concerning relationships you can - at the touch of a button. Your Astrobiography can be stored on your computer from your CD set and even downloaded onto an mp3 player so you can have reading of your life at your finger tips in an ipod.
Fees and payment options
The complete fee for Astrobiography, the reading of your life, is £1950.00, paid in advance. If consultation time needs to be extended, there is no additional charge. This is a flat-fee for your Astrobiography complete.
please be aware there is a no refunds policy.
Alternative payment options:
In-person whole day: £250.00 per consultation (5 hours + lunch break at local pub - price not included)
Online; Skype & web cam: £125.00 per consultation (2.5 hours)
if more than the estimated number of sessions are required to tell your story, then these hourly rates will continue to apply and you will be charged for additional time.
Skype: a software program which allows video calls between users which are completely free. Skype itself is free to download and easy to install. This allows us to conduct the reading of your life from the comfort of your own home without incuring any travel or telephone costs; it is unlimited and completely free to use. To find out more, type Skype in your internet browser or click here
To book your Astrobiography, please call 07919 555 275 during office hours, or email: Astrology@davidrowan.co.uk to arrange your first consultation.
If you are attending the reading of your life in-person, you can pay by cheque or cash or online if you prefer. Please note: cheque payments must be cleared before the first consultation commences.
If you do prefer to pay online, an e-invoice will be sent to your email address which you can pay either with paypal or with a credit card. Please note: this must be processed before your consultation commences.
Why does Astrobiography: the reading of your life, take so long ?
There are a number of reasons for taking this unique and very in-depth approach to astrology and the reading of your life:
When I began to read astrology charts for people, twenty one years ago, I found that it helped clients to assess if I was accurate, and, therefore, worth listening to, if I described something of their history or background. If a stranger can talk about your past, your relationship with your parents and much more, with any degree of accuracy just by looking at lots of wiggles and squiggles on a piece of paper, then it must follow that the same degree of accuracy will apply when the astrologer describes the potentials of your future.
To have the path of your life articulated and in such detail, like having a map of your road laid out at your feet, is often moving and very profound. Sometimes, unconscious dynamics reveal motivations we only had hints of, or we become aware of wonderful potentials as yet unrealised. For many people, the Astrobiography experience is like advanced self development and sometimes heralds new chapters in the journey of your life. To discuss such things in a quick and hurried manner would, I believe, not only serve you poorly, it would also do the craft of astrology an injustice. I would rather take time with you to ensure you understand the complexities of your nature, than rush things along. Sometimes, we need to stop and take a moment to consider more deeply ...
I hold the view that the client's task is to give value to the astrologer's time and skill and to pay a fair wage for work well done. The astrologer's task is to tell the client all that can be told from the chart, to give the clearest and most accurate picture.
I do this by sitting with you, either in the same room or via web cam, with just a single piece of paper in front of me (the birth chart) and I read the entire life story from birth, right through to old age (presuming an average life span of 0 to 90). What your Astrobiography can reveal about you. Please Note: I tell people all of this; this is not a menu list to draw from – every one of these topics is discussed at length, and all of the psychological models and understandings are explained along the way. Astrobiography is not just the expereince of an astrologer telling you about your chart; it is also an opportunity to explore your deeper psychology and you will also learn about the dynamics of suppression, repression, fight and flight systems and other dynamics of the unconscious which wil help you to obtain the most from the reading of your life with the therapuetic benefit of Modern Applied Psychology (MAP). If there are areas of your history which are still painful and require healing and transformation, we are able to conduct on the spot therapy using MAP: NLP, Hypnotherapy and Psychobiology to help you draw the best from their past so you can take advantage of your highest future potentials.
Because I hold the view that when a person comes to see me I am charged with telling them what their chart reveals, it does mean that the more I understand from an astrological chart the more there is to convey. If I miss bits out, you will not get a full picture and that could be not only inaccurate but also misleading and possibly create a lot of problems.
this incident may illustrate what I mean and i have to say, it did make me laugh ...
An ex-student of mine (who really should have known better …. ) once asked me if I'd do a, 'brief reading for my friend'.
I asked, 'what do you mean ?', and she replied, 'just a couple of hours ...'
The rest of the conversation went something like this:
David: 'ok, I'll leave out everything to do with relationships …'
Ex-student: 'oh no, she'll want to know about that'.
D: 'ahh, ok. I'll leave out all the unconscious dynamics that could upset relationships … '
ES: 'No, she'll want that'.
D: 'ok, I'll leave out her future'.
ES: 'No, she'll need that …'
D: 'ok, I'll leave out everything from her past that could colour her future …'
ES: 'No, no, she'll need to know … oh, I can't decide for her what to leave out'
D: 'no ... neither can I !'
There is a serious point here though, I strongly feel I do not have the right to edit or censor what I can obtain from your chart: I believe I am charged by the enquirer to tell them everything, and there's always loads to tell you …
'Is life fated and our path pre-determined ?' - I explored this issue in great depth in my Msc dissertation thessis, entitled, 'Determinism and Agency in Affective Neuroscience: a Psycho-Social perspective'. Prior to conducting my research, I wrote a brief outline of my understanding of how fate and free-will interract in a light, short article and you can read this here.
Click here to learn more about Astrobiography theory: Astrobiography
an extract from On Divine Wings vol.1: The Emerging Self, by David Charles Rowan
For the Soul of the new arrival on Earth, the role of parent is archetypal. In essence, whoever plays a significant role in our primary care, whether a parent, relative, teacher, or even an influential stranger, may play a part in the creation of the inner template for successful living. Successful living, in this instance, refers to the art of remaining alive: 'they are big, and therefore, successful at remaining alive. If I do what they do I will enhance my chances of staying alive for longer - better pay attention and copy everything …'
For some people, there are a small number of role models that significantly contribute to their unconscious sense of home and for other Souls there are many. These inner templates may be clearly defined, rigidly structured, multi-principled or confused and muddled.
From the smallest number of significant role models, either just the one person or two role models who share the same values and outlook, the Soul is provided with a defined and focused lens of learning how to survive and what behaviours are acceptable and 'correct'. This unconscious template forms the basis of the creation of an inner sense of what being 'at home' in life which the Soul will unconsciously actively seek to replicate in adult life. Some Souls will use this clear template as a guiding set of principles while others may respond to it as if it is a rigid set of rules or laws which must be maintained and upheld at any price.
Alternatively, when there are two role models who hold differing values and outlooks, the Soul is provided with a set of choices … or a dilemma: both sets of principles have contributed to the survival of each adult. The question is, 'which set principles would one be wisest to follow ?' The juxtaposition is not always clear and a harmonious combination may sometimes be hard to define. Some Souls will respond to being presented with these choices in a healthy manner by drawing the best from each example and blending them into an unconscious psychological environment from which they successfully launch themselves in life. For others, however, the conflict of apparent opposites may contribute to a confused sense of knowing how to manage the circumstances life presents and having an underlying feeling that things are never really settled.
For Souls with a larger number of role models, the breadth of differences can increase enormously and contribute to a Soul that has a wide range of choices and flexibility on the one hand, or a Soul that is perennially confused and unable to find a coherent sense of how to feel 'at home' on the other.
If we find, in adult life, that we are generally unsettled or even unsure about what we want from life in a general sense or how we wish to be, then exploring the messages and signposts we received from our early childhood may illuminate how we came to be where we are. The question for our future though, is 'How do I wish to be ?'
'we are born with an innate nature
which we then develop and nurture'
The concept of our ability to actively change the circumstances of our lives can be found in the philosophy of Vedic Astrology and in the heart of Modern Applied Psychology models such as Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Psychobiology and Time Line Therapy .
The pathways to discovering our latent potentials and possibilities lead us to needing to reconcile the debates of nature and nurture, fate or free will …
There are certain stages of our life journey that we all share. These archetypal experiences are common to humanity and yet style of their manifestation is completely unique and personal. For example, leaving childhood behind and entering the realm of adulthood is a significant moment, a highly charged emotional event that acts as a rite of passage. In most cultures this currently takes the form of leaving school. We all have to make this transition and yet will that mean for us ? Will we embrace the vast array of possibilities now open to us or cower with the uncertainties that freedom of choice brings ? Some people delight in growing in a new stage of life while others feel more secure in the circumstances they are now leaving.
A fatalist might argue that growing into adulthood is something we are all destined to do, and, because we all approach it differently, it would seem that some people are more successful at managing this stage of development than others. An advocate of free will may assert that we are able to adjust our orientation, the manner of our approach, and therefore, have the ability to control the direction our path will take. We still make the transition and yet how we experience it has become something we are able to choose. The stages of development proposed by differing systems of psychology and Astrobiography reveal archetypal patterns of potential. The form in which these potentials manifest is shaped by both our innate design and our experiences. Nature and nurture work together to form who we may become.
Two cuttings taken from a plant both share the same genes. If one is planted in fertile soil and correctly watered it will flourish. If the second cutting is placed in poor soil, kept in the dark and under-watered it will wilt and die. Although both cuttings share the same genetic potentials at birth, it is their environmental circumstances that will determine the quality of the stages of the path set before them.
People, however, have an environment that is both inner and outer. We are not only influenced by external circumstances and events, our unconscious conditioning, beliefs, values and language filters create an internal environment that also steers the orientations of our nature.
If two young babies were to experience a similar event, such as being given a bottle by a busy loving mum, their experiences may differ considerably.
A mother is busy preparing dinner in the kitchen while her baby sleeps in an adjacent room. She is contentious, thoughtful and kind; a model of loving motherhood.
While she is dealing with a hot stove, steam and watching three things at once, she hears her baby cry. Instinctively, she correctly intuits that her baby needs food. Without interrupting her cooking she seamlessly prepares a bottle and quickly takes it to her baby. Spending only a moment to ensure all is well, she returns to the kitchen to continue her creative task.
The experience of Baby a)
When I woke to find myself hungry I called for mum to bring food. I sensed she was near and heard her making noise before she came into the room. She hurried towards me and eased my discomfort quickly. She is very loving and spent some time with me before returning to whatever she was doing before I called her. Mum is wonderful and loves me deeply. I know this because whenever I call she always comes quickly and can utterly depend on her. As far as I'm concerned love will always exist in my life because love is ever coming towards me.
This baby pays great attention to the image of mum coming towards it and is predisposed to view life through a lens of optimism.
The experience of Baby b)
When I woke to find myself hungry I called for mum to bring food. I sensed she was near and heard her making noise before she came into the room. She hurried towards me and eased my discomfort quickly. She is very loving but she didn't really spend any time with me before returning to whatever she was doing before I called her. Mum is wonderful and I hope loves me deeply, though I'm not sure, because she is often busy and doesn't nourish me with attention when she has other concerns. As far as I'm concerned, love is something precarious and may not be present in my life because love always leaves me.
This baby pays great attention to the image of mum walking away it and is predisposed to view life through a lens of pessimism.
Although both babies in the above example share a common experience, they drink something completely different from it. As each baby travels along its path of optimism or pessimism more experiences will be filtered through the same perceptual lenses, reinforcing the original paradigm. Our genes contain all our potentialities; everything we are able to become is mapped out within our bodies and lays dormant, awaiting the appropriate trigger for manifestation.
This applies not just to potentials of physical conditions or changes, such as the moment within which the system initiates a propensity for hey fever. It may also apply to emotional and psychological potential. The creation of a specific internal environment within which an individual's orientation may be changed or modified is an essential tool of modern applied psychology. It is within a hypnotic trance that the psyche can experience the internal environmental conditions which switch off the propensity for hey fever. Likewise, an inclination towards pessimism can be transformed into an orientation of optimism.
Seeking an easy path to understand the dynamics of your unconscious, let alone knowing, specifically, how to change or adjust any old or patterns that no longer serve us is a challenge in itself, and I feel deserves a moment of personal reflection.
As a professional Astrologer and Master Practitioner in Modern Applied psychology I have encountered so many instances where a person's life has been transformed and immeasurably improved after early unconscious patterns have been worked through, that I now consider it to be exceedingly fruitful for a client when these issues are explored, though this is not always easy. The years of experience that have added layers of complexity to the dynamics of the unconscious could be like a minefield for a conventional practitioner to navigate: behaviour patterns often come packaged with defense mechanisms which seek to deflect any assistance to change them or are even so adept at avoidance or denial that they remain undetected from even the most inquisitive professionals. The investigative techniques of schools of Modern Applied Psychology, such as NLP, are often very successful in identifying these deeply hidden issues, though not always, which is why astrology is such an indispensable tool for insight and understanding.
The astrological chart maps out our potentials, illustrating the network of possibilities that naturally lay open to the individual to explore. Astrology does not describe absolutes any more than a route map describes which road a person will definitely take. It is precisely this often mis-understood paradigm of potentiality that forms an integral facet of the deep structure of astrology, meaning that astrology can so easily lend itself to being viewed as an exquisite tool for what might be termed 'symbolic modeling'. Astrology is a language of polysemous symbols that afford the practitioner an insight into the dynamics of an individual's psyche: the shortcomings and potentials, the faults and the virtues and, also importantly, the pathways that lead to resolution.
Although people very rarely have recall of these early years they often have notions about their relationship with mum and, of course, how they view her now. The dawning of the understanding of the effect the relationship has had with reference to their unconscious behaviour patterns is sometimes very moving. Realising, 'So that's why I do that' brings with it new options as to whether to keep a behavioural pattern or change it. Keep an unconscious re-creating pattern … or change it. Discussing unconscious patterns of behaviour brings them into conscious awareness. By definition they are no longer unconscious and can be consciously modified, changed, resolved and tranformed .
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