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How to Give an Astrological Consultation

How to Give an Astrological Consultation

In episode 448 astrologer Isa Nakazawa joins the podcast to talk about how to give an astrological consultation, and some considerations surrounding reading birth charts for clients.

Isa is the host of a new astrology podcast called Stars and Stars with Isa, where she interviews different celebrities and notable figures and reads their birth chart.

In this episode we delve into the intricacies of giving an astrological consultation, discussing the transition from studying astrology to practicing it professionally.

Isa shares insights from her own journey, highlighting the importance of preparation and presence during consultations. We explored how her background as an arts educator influenced her approach, emphasizing the educational aspect of astrological consultations.

We also discuss the dynamics of client interactions, the importance of understanding a client’s background in astrology, and how to tailor consultations to meet their needs. Isa stresses the value of creating a collaborative environment where clients are encouraged to engage with their charts actively.

Additionally, we touched on the practical aspects of professional astrology, such as setting boundaries, handling payments, and the impact of online consultations versus in-person sessions.

Overall, the episode provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring astrologers on how to approach professional readings, emphasizing the importance of ethical practice and client-centered consultations.

Isa’s Podcast

You can find more about Isa’s new podcast here:


You can also search for Stars and Stars with Isa on iTunes, Spotify, etc.


  • 00:00:00 Intro
  • 00:02:24 Isa Nakazawa’s background
  • 00:07:30 Importance of seeing clients
  • 00:11:45 How to prepare for a consultation
  • 00:13:59 How Chris started out
  • 00:17:11 Length of a consultation
  • 00:20:13 Setting fees and promotion
  • 00:27:42 Isa’s natal chart
  • 00:29:20 Isa’s steps of reading a chart
  • 00:36:29 Spectrum of different clients
  • 00:38:43 Importance of context and building trust
  • 00:42:58 First do no harm
  • 00:49:23 Delineating placements
  • 00:53:49 Clients who don’t have an astrology background
  • 00:56:67 What to establish with clients ahead of time
  • 00:58:57 Birth times and Rectification
  • 01:10:25 Interpreting a chart
  • 01:24:36 Younger vs. older clients
  • 01:29:29 How to talk about challenging placements
  • 01:34:14 Synastry of family members
  • 01:38:00 What if the client doesn’t resonate with a delineation?
  • 01:45:38 Wide variety of astrologers
  • 01:47:27 Accountability, certification, standardization
  • 01:56:29 Students putting off consultations for too long
  • 02:01:42 Energy for consultations
  • 02:04:24 Setting boundaries
  • 02:06:25 Client confidentiality
  • 02:09:14 Post-materials for clients
  • 02:13:06 Isa’s podcast
  • 02:18:27 Closing credits

Listen to the Video Version of This Episode

Listen to the video version of this episode on giving astrological consultations:


A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 448 transcript

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