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What is Karmic Astrology and how can it help me?

Karmic Astrology is a spiritual approach to Astrology, a tool that can help you to understand and accept yourself. In Karmic Astrology, the natal chart (cast for your date, time and location of birth) is seen as a painting created by the beliefs you developed in a collection of past lives. The soul chooses the moment of birth, such that this birth chart is reflective of these beliefs. In this way, the astrological placements of planets do not make you a certain way. You chose to be born when and where you did, because these placements depict your beliefs.

Understanding these beliefs, as well as how they impact your current life, is similar to understanding how childhood experiences impact you as an adult. As an adult, you learn to release and embrace issues from the past as you obtain a greater understanding of them. Such is the case with your karmic past. This acceptance and release is part of the life lessons for all of us, and can help us to move forward in this life.

How can I order a reading?

Availabilty and ordering information for readings can be found on the readings page. For additional information, visit the contact information to email Lisa, the Astrologer.

How do I know if a reading is accurate?

You will know if the information is accurate when you hear it. If the information does not strike a chord inside of you, then it is either inaccurate or not something that is particularly useful to you at this time. Sometimes things do not ring true for us until we are ready to hear them. Clients often re-listen to readings days, weeks, months or even years later and find that they derive additional meaning out of the tape, because they hear things in the reading that they did not hear the first time they listened to it.

What if I do not believe in Astrology or reincarnation?

The focus of the reading is to help you better understand yourself now, in THIS life. Individual life times are not discussed in detail, though the patterns that you have brought into this life are discussed. If the information is useful in helping you to improve the quality of your life, then it would seem that the source of the information becomes less important. Truth is identified for what it is regardless of its perceived source.

How important is my sun sign?

The sun sign describes the style of expression your ego has chosen in this life time. While knowing and understanding your sun sign may be useful, this information is just one thread in a very complicated fabric that is your soul's history. The sign, degree, house placement and aspects of each piece in the chart are idividually significant, however, it is the deeper meanings are found by looking at the sum of these parts, the integrated whole.

Will a reading reveal my past lives?

The readings provided via this web site do not go into detailed descriptions of past lives. The focus is kept on this life. Past lives are discussed as a context for the beliefs you hold in this life. People often get focused on wanting to know about shared lives with other people.

What about shared past lives with other people?

People generally connect with many people that they have known before. Sometimes this is through significant relationships like family, friends, and partners. Sometimes it can be a brief encounter with someone that you talk with waiting in line. Usually feelings of familiarity (positive or negative) are felt, but not always. Not every past life connection has unresolved issues or agreements, and past life connections don't necessarily indicate meaningful or significant relationships. They aren't needed to have a valuable connection in this life. Sometimes a fresh start can is a good thing. While past live connections can influence your connection to someone in this life, it's generally more helpful to focus on the experiences you have with the person in this life rather than getting stuck focusing on what might have happened in another time and place.

Can Astrology predict my future?

The readings provided from this web site are not predictive.

Can I obtain a reading longer than 30 minutes?

Initial natal readings are 30 minutes. You may order additional recorded readings regarding your chart and/or schedule a live consultation.

How can I ask the Astrologer questions?

You are welcome to forward questions along with your birth information. If there are specific areas of your life you are especially interested in, share that in the comments area of the order form or in an email to Lisa.

What information is needed for a reading?

The time, date, and location of birth.

Why do I need to know my birth time and location?

In order to cast a complete natal chart, the time and location are required. The date alone is not sufficient for placing an order. The location and time are necessary to ensure that the chart is an accurate snap shot of the sky, relative to your place of birth, the minute you were born.

Can I have a reading done if I do not know my birth time?

The readings done via this web site require an accurate birth time. Other Astrologers will do a reading for you without a time, and/or they will work with you to rectify a chart and identify your time. This can be a time consuming process.

How can I find out what time I was born?

Check your birth certificate. You can also check your hospital certificate if you were born in a hospital. These are generally the most accurate sources of this information. Rarely does a relative's memory of a birth time match an official record, and since even a few minutes can make a difference, it is to your advantage to have an accurate time. Hospitals will usually provide this information to you, though they some may require written consent first.

What can Astrology tell me about a relationship?

Astrology can help you to understand the nature of a relationship, its strenghs and weaknesses, and how the relationship affects you and your life's lessons and purpose.

What is a natal chart?

The natal chart is cast using your time, date and location of birth. It shows everything you bring into this life time, including your belief systems and values. It shows the kind of family you were born into, your primary lesson in this life, and what you have agreed to do in this life.

How do I get my reading?

You will get an email with a link to download your reading. Once you have provided your complete birth information, Lisa will schedule a time to cast your chart and record your reading. A few days prior to recording the reading, Lisa will send you an invoice for payment. Once payment is received, the reading is recorded and you are sent a link to download it.

Why is my reading recorded?

Lisa has done more than a thousand live readings, both in person and via phone or Skype, and these clients nearly always wanted to record their readings. The few that chose not to indicated they wish they had afterwards. Clients like to be able to listen to the reading more than once, as they usually hear more information each time.

How do I get a live reading?

After you have received your initial recorded reading, you can schedule a live discussion with Lisa. To do so, email Lisa. Once a date/time is scheduled, you will receive an invoice for the reading.

Why do I have to get a recorded reading before live reading?

Lisa now provides a recorded reading first for new clients. Doing so allows Lisa to cast the natal chart and record the reading per her preferred schedule and more spontaneously rather than having to do so at a designated time with a client. It also gives the client the opportunity to digest some initial information. First time clients are often not sure what to expect, and often want another appointment right away. This gives them time to digest this first reading before scheduling a live reading. It also ensures that the reading has been recorded. Technical issues could result in a live reading not being recorded. Lisa does not take responsibility for recording live readings, though an attempt to do so can be made per request and the client is welcome to attempt to do so.

What if I am already a client of Lisa?

If you have already had a reading with Lisa, you do not have to order a recorded reading first. Your natal chart will already be on file.

How do I get a longer reading?

Initial natal readings are now provided by 30 minute recordings. For additional time, you can order an additional reading after this one has been provided. You can order another recording or schedule a live reading.

What if I have questions after I get my reading?

Lisa does not provide follow-up discussion via email. You are welcome to order additional readings. You can provide questions and order another recording or schedule a live reading. Live readings are recommended for this follow-up as they are interactive.

Can I learn to read a chart?

Yes. Learning Astrology is like learning a foreign language. When studying a language you first learn basic vocabulary and grammar and build fluency through continued study andpractice. Eventually you learn to appreciate poetry in the language, to think in the language so as to speak without translating, and gain a deeper appreciation for the culture that created the language. This is also the case with Astrology. Anyone can learn the basics, though some people may have a greater affinity for Astrology, and may be more able to access their intuition via Astrology. Most large booksellers have expanded their new age sections and carry quite a few good Astrology primers. There are also many useful resources on the web.

Why does an Astrologer's identification of where a planet is in the zodiac differ from that of an Astronomer?

Western Astrologers using a tropical zodiac do so using a reference point that is so far away, the stars appear fixed. Though our sky cycles through the zodiac approximately every 26,000 years, most western Astrologers are using a reference point that does not change. The precession of the equinoxes refers to the movement of the vernal equinox through this cycle. To convert the placement of the planets using this tropical zodiac to their placement as identified by most Astronomers, each placement is adjusted by the amount the vernal equinox has advanced. Vedic (Hindu) Astrology uses this adjustment.

Does Lisa do live readings?

The initial reading is provided as a recording. This does not require Lisa to schedule a meeting time with the client. Follow-up is possible via Skype. Skype is free, and available from both inside and outside the USA. You will have the option to contact Lisa for follow-up and schedule a Skype meeting after your initial order.

What is Skype?

Skype is both a software package and a service. Once you load the Skype software on your computer, or app on your mobile device, you can use the Internet to do voice and/or video chats. Skype also has an instant messenger capability as well. The software is free and is available for both Mac and PC. Skype has mobile apps for both iOS and Android.

Does Lisa do video readings?

No. All of Lisa's readings are audio only. She does not enable a webcam and requests that clients do not use a camera as well. There can be stuttering and delays with the video. By keeping it audio only, the sound is at its best.

Do I have to have Skype to receive a reading?

No. You do not need to have Skype. Your reading is recorded and you will be sent a link to download it. You can order additional recorded readings.

Why is my reading recorded?

Your reading is recorded so that you an listen to it a time of your choosing rather than having to schedule a time to meet with Lisa. You can listen to it as often as you like, you can pause it or listen again to just parts of it. Clients that have met with Lisa in person, nearly always recorded the reading for later reference.

How do I pay for my reading?

Lisa uses paypal to ensure that your payment information is safe and secure. You do not have to provide any data through Lisa's website, as it is all worked through paypal. Whether you pay with a paypal funds transfer, a bank transfer or credit card the transaction is securely processed through paypal.

Payment is required prior to recording your reading. Your invoice is sent to you a few days before Lisa plans to record it, so that you have time to complete the payment. Delays in making your payment will result in delays in making the recording. Once the payment is made and recording complete, you will be sent a link to download your recorded reading.

Do I have to have a paypal account to pay for a reading?

No. You don't have to have a paypal account. Lisa has a paypal account and uses it to send you an invoice. You can pay with a credit card without having a paypal account. You will see an option to login into your account and below that a link to pay with a debit or credit card. Choose that if you do not have a paypal account or do not want to use it.

If you do have an account, you will have the option of logging in to your account and then selecting how you want to pay. A paypal account gives you other options (besides a credit card) for paying.

The transaction will show on your statement as PAYPAL *LISADIGITAL.

Why can't I just order a reading through a shopping cart? Why do I have to order it and then receive an invoice?

Your order is for a custom reading based on your birth data. This two way communication helps to ensure that Lisa has your complete birth data before and has set the time aside to do the reading, before you are required to provide payment. When clients request a reading, they often do not understand that they need to have their date, time and location of birth for their natal chart. Sometimes it can take clients a while to find this information. Lisa prefers receiving payment only after she is sure that she can provide the reading. This ensures that clients are paying for something that they will be able to receive in a timely manner. Given that this is a custom recording, made just for you using your natal chart, your order requires a little bit of interaction.

Can I pay after the reading?

Payment is required before the reading.

What if I have a question not answered here or on this site?

Check out the contact information to contact Lisa.

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