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    Member of Professional Astrologers' Alliance (NCGR-PAA)


    I was introduced to Astrology at a young age. My passion is to use my knowledge and training as a tool to help people. I've always been fascinated in learning about people and helping them discover more about themselves and how to find guideposts to direct their lives. I draw from the teachings of Carl G. Jung by integrating psychology, mythology, and dreams with Astrology's rich symbolism. In my life over and over again I have found Astrology to be an accurate and calming resource, enabling me to accept and better understand family, teachers, co-workers, and life partners.

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  • Testimonials

    • Jill Barber Petchesky
      Author

      "Barbara is a combination psychiatrist and soothsayer! With her knowledge and gift for language and interpretation, she has helped me, my husband Harry, daughter Rachel, and too many of my friends to mention!"

    • Sarah Durkee
      Children's Television Writer

      "Barbara is exceptionally insightful, gifted at what she does and how she conveys what she knows. And a blast. Rare and wonderful."

    • Carolyn Gentry
      Public Relations Consultant

      "It was a great surprise to receive an astrological chart for a birthday gift. The bigger surprise was the care and attention that I received from Barbara. Not only did she Skype with me to explain my chart, she then followed-up with a well-written and complete narrative. Throughout the experience, I found Barbara to be trust-worthy, capable and extremely caring."

     
  • Contact Information

    Telephone:917 678 6975

    E-mail: barbeteart@aol.com

    LET'S CONNECT IN PERSON, ON THE PHONE OR ON SKYPE

    I recommend a short phone consultation if you have a particular issue to discuss. There's an intimacy to a live conversations that provides the opportunity to get to the heart of a problem. Skype is useful for both a longer consultation or dealing with a specific question. Email me or call me to set up a reading or consultation. I look forward to helping you reach a higher level of consciousness and self-awareness.

    New York Astrology
  • services overview

    PRIVATE READINGS

    I offer private readings either in person at my home on the Upper West Side of New York City or over the phone. A session normally lasts an hour, and includes a copy of your natal horoscope. I am also available for parties and corporate events.

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    ASTROLOGICAL LIFE COACHING

    Coaching is a process of self-discovery that helps you produce positive results in your life. It is a practice that enables you to clarify who you are and what you want, and to find a path that resonates with what you are truly passionate about.

  • Testimonials

    Jill Barber Petchesky
    Author

    "Barbara is a combination psychiatrist and soothsayer! With her knowledge and gift for language and interpretation, she has helped me, my husband Harry, daughter Rachel, and too many of my friends to mention!"

    Sarah Durkee
    Children's Television Writer

    "Barbara is exceptionally insightful, gifted at what she does and how she conveys what she knows. And a blast. Rare and wonderful."

    Carolyn Gentry
    Public Relations Consultant

    "It was a great surprise to receive an astrological chart for a birthday gift. The bigger surprise was the care and attention that I received from Barbara. Not only did she Skype with me to explain my chart, she then followed-up with a well-written and complete narrative. Throughout the experience, I found Barbara to be trust-worthy, capable and extremely caring."

    Joshua Surgeon
    Video Producer

    "Barbara did a card reading for me a few years ago, and it's startling how accurate it was. My life turned for the better, and I've finally become a video producer, which has always been my dream."

    Kaitlin Owens
    Actress

    "Barbara was incredibly easy to talk to. I felt like I had known her for years. She was so spot on about so many parts of my life. I can't wait for our next meeting! Seriously. She's the best."

    Marielle Kehoe
    Art Dealer

    "Barbara has read my cards many times and has also done my full astrological chart. I always seek her advice on all matters. My card readings have always been very helpful and insightful. She has been doing this for many years and you can tell. I've gotten most of my friends readings and everyone has nothing but good things to say. It is definitely a positive experience."

    Kelley Tapia-Nero
    Architect

    "Barbara's approach to my first astrological chart reading was amazing insightful and clearly communicated. I was pleasantly surprised at how accurate her findings were about my true inner self. She does excellent work, and I very much appreciate her taking the time to talk with me about the various aspects of my chart. Although the reading was months ago, I still find myself thinking about her insights and how to better approach and understand my life."

    Meredith Smith
    Marketing Consultant

    "I was referred to Barbara by a longtime client of hers who is reluctant to make a major life decision without first consulting Barbara. After experiencing Barbara's talent for myself, I now understand why she has earned the trust of so many clients who turn to her for clarity, guidance and insight."

  • MY SERVICES

    PRIVATE READINGS

    I offer private readings either in person at my home on the Upper West Side of New York City or over the phone. A session normally lasts an hour, and includes a copy of your natal horoscope. I am also available for parties and corporate events. Your natal horoscope acts as a blueprint or road map that reveals the various aspects of your character and how those aspects work themselves out in your life. My hope is that I can help you navigate this road map.

    Any areas of your life may be discussed including relationships, spirituality, career, vocational abilities, and finance. My reading method is very practical and I aim to present the information in a manner that is clear, concise, helpful, and accurate. This includes current life conditions, and cycles that are likely to occur over the next year.

    My rate is $125. Upon request I would be happy to incorporate a tarot card reading into any consultation. I also offer a reading which incorporates another's chart along with yours. This is called Synastry. It is the art of discerning how two people's individual horoscopes interact with each other. The relationship between the planets in those charts gives us insight into the dynamics that are at play between them. A synastry consultation can be useful for romantic partners, friends, family members, or business associates.

    Our natal horoscopes act as a road map that reveals the various aspects of our character and how those aspects work themselves out in our lives. Synastry offers us a glimpse into how the emotions, energies, and psychological patterns that each person brings to the relationship are likely to mesh with each other. I utilize a composite chart. This chart is essentially the chart of the relationship itself, created by the mathematical midpoints between each person's planets. This chart can give further insight into the relationship dynamics that a couple is likely to experience. These insights can bring some awareness to the strengths and challenges that exist in their relationship so they can better handle any issues that arise and learn to appreciate and accept one another more fully. My rate for a couples consultation is $175

  • MY SERVICES

    ASTROLOGICAL LIFE COACHING

    Coaching is a process of self-discovery that helps you produce positive results in your life. It is a practice that enables you to clarify who you are and what you want, and to find a path that resonates with what you are truly passionate about. A coach is a bit like a psychotherapist and a consultant combined.

    While it is important to address past factors that may have contributed to your current reality, I think it is more useful to focus on your present experience as the best catalyst for change. I think Astrology is wonderful, overlooked tool for this process. I try to use it with love and humor, to help you understand your personality, your soul mission and the mask you are wearing.

    As a life coach I am dedicated to helping you develop a state of competence, self-realization, and joy. Effective coaching gives you a peace of mind that allows you to make changes in your life. It helps you discover for yourself how you can turn your goals and aspirations into reality.

  • ABOUT ME

    MY BACKGROUND

    My Mother began delineating charts by hand, when I was a young girl. She used colored pencils for the lines and icons. She was a wonderful artist and a Virgo (perfectionist). It intrigued me. Our house was filled with acceptance regarding Astrology, Homeopathy, Spiritualism, and Telepathy. My parents had had many events in their lives which had opened their hearts and minds to a broader perspective.

    In my work, I draw from the teachings of Carl G. Jung (Another Leo) by integrating psychology, mythology, and dreams with Astrology's rich symbolism. I have been reading Tarot Cards since I was in High School. My Great Grandmother, Katherine Lindus, was a professional Clairvoyant who read in her home in Cleveland, Ohio, and whom my father and his family remember as being astonishingly accurate.

    In my life over and over again I have found Astrology to be an accurate and calming resource, enabling me to accept and better understand family, teachers, co-workers, and life partners.

    MY TRAINING >>
  • ABOUT ME

    MY TRAINING

    In addition to growing up in an environment that nourished my knowledge and appreciation of Astrology, I studied with Shirley Soffer, a well-known professional astrologer, teacher, lecturer, and writer based in New York City.

    Shirley is also Education Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research – Professional Astrologers' Alliance (NCGR-PAA) since its inception in 2009. Prior to that, from 2004-2009, she was Education Co-Director, then full Director of NCGR. Shirley has been involved in organizational work in Astrology in various capacities since 2001. Her book, "The Astrology Sourcebook: Your Guide to Understanding the Symbolic Language of the Stars," is available at www.amazon.com.

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  • Words of Wisdom

    "We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."
    – Carl Jung

    "Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfill it according to the law of light."
    – Aleister Crowley, The Complete Astrological Writings

    "I don't believe in Astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical."
    – Arthur C. Clarke

    "Lots of people like rainbows. Children make wishes on them, artists paint them, dreamers chase them, but the Aquarian is ahead of everybody. He lives on one. What's more, he's taken it apart and examined it, piece by piece, color by color, and he still believes in it. It isn't easy to believe in something after you know what it's really like, but the Aquarian is essentially a realist, even though his address is tomorrow, with a wild-blue-yonder zip code."
    – Linda Goodman, Linda Goodman's Sun Signs

    "For all its complexity, however, Astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance."
    – Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike, Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony

    "I was born during an eclipse. I believe very much in Astrology. If you were born on an eclipse it indicates your destiny is chaotic."
    – Gloria Vanderbilt

    "Astrology is like gravity. You don't have to believe in it for it to be working in your life."
    – ZOLAR, Zolar's Starmates

    "Millionaires don't use Astrology, billionaires do."
    – J.P. Morgan

    "The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection, in which are reflected the mythologems, i.e., the archetypes. In this vision Astrology and alchemy, the two classical functionaries of the psychology of the collective unconscious, join hands."
    – Carl Jung

    "Astrology is like a weather report; it tells you what conditions you're likely to face in the future. If the weatherman says it's probably going to rain, you bring an umbrella. If you follow that advice, you won't get wet."
    – Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu

    "We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with."
    – D.H. Lawrence

    "Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars."
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician."
    – Hippocrates, "Father of Medicine"

    "Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world."
    – Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Astrologer

    "Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality."
    – Steven Forrest, Astrologer