Grow with astro guidance
Your astrological birth chart can be a powerful tool to help you transform your world, as two readers explain…
Two readers reveal how having their birth charts drawn up brought valuable insight and powerful transformation to their lives
The bathroom door was locked and I could finally relax in the bath with a glass of wine. This was my sacred time. I’d just put my nine-year-old son, Santiago, or ‘Santi’, to bed. He had complex learning difficulties which meant bedtime was always challenging.
Lying back in the water, I felt exhausted.
‘Will life ever get easier?’ I wondered, for the umpteenth time.
My relationship with Santi’s dad had ended not long after I’d fallen pregnant. Unsettled,
I’d moved from Spain to London, and then
Santi was born with neurological and physical problems. He had difficulty with language and communication, as well as low muscle density, which could lead to bowel problems.
Looking after him on my own was really tough. Snatched moments to myself, such as a peaceful bath, were few and far between. So, it was hardly surprising that at the beginning of 2017, after nine years of trying to hold it all together, I fell apart and had what I'd describe as a mini breakdown.
The planets held the key to our way forward
I was exhausted on every level and so overwhelmed I’d be in floods of tears most days. I had a little boy who needed me but I had no idea how to help myself.
The only thing that gave me a glimmer of hope that I could be happy again were my spiritual interests. I practiced reflexology in my spare time and loved using it to help others. Struggling to get over the breakdown I decided to spend more time exploring that aspect of myself and my life.
I went to a lecture with crystal healer and astrologer Judy Hall at the College of Psychic Studies in London. We got chatting and I learnt that having your family’s birth charts drawn up can help you gain insight into your relationships and how to improve them.
Although I was no expert, I’d always found astrology and the idea that the planets could have an impact on your life path fascinating. As we spoke I had one of those lightbulb moments.
Maybe having mine and Santi’s joint charts drawn up could help us.
I knew something had to be done to help me cope and to be the mum I longed to be.
‘I’m in desperate need of guidance, can you help me?’ I begged.
Judy was too busy, but she put me in touch with her astrologer friend Terri Celeste.
When I met Terri to have my birth chart drawn up, I gave her mine and Santi’s date,
‘I see all of the challenges we've been through as
time and place of birth, but didn’t tell her anything at all about his disability. To my astonishment it was one of the first things she commented on.
‘Your son has some complex needs,’ she said. ‘And you are feeling physically and emotionally burnt out.
‘Santi doesn’t have any fire energy in his chart and you have next to none too,’ continued Terri. ‘This could be why you’re feeling so low on energy. Ideally you need a balance of elements to be in sync.’
She recommended having a red candle and a red bowl on display to increase the fire energy in our home.
By looking at my birth chart she also found that there was a line of addiction in my family tree, which manifested itself in various ways such as workaholism or being addicted to stress and anxiety.
I had been affected by all of these things to a certain extent.
‘I don’t want to pass any of these traits on to Santi,’ I panicked.
‘By opening up your spiritual connection and becoming more conscious of your actions, you can easily break these patterns,’ she assured me.
After the astrology session, Terri gave me some distant healing to raise my energy levels. To my amazement, the very next day, I felt different – much more energised, positive and eager to get going with my spiritual development.
Miracles can happen
A few weeks later, I attended a Miracles Workshop at a local Mind Body Spirit fair, where we made wishes. My wish was for a more fulfilling career.
Within days of wishing for that change, I was made redundant from my PR job.
I’d asked for a miracle and I’d got one.
Using some of my savings, I decided to start my own PR consultancy, alongside practicing as a reflexologist.
Ever since Santi was a little boy, I have treated him with reflexology which has clearly had a beneficial effect on his health and behavioural issues.
This year I’ve written the first draft of a self-help book about my journey with my son. I’ve also launched a business empowering parents by showing them how to use reflexology to optimise their child's health and wellbeing.
Having our birth charts drawn up has helped me find my soul purpose and to be a better parent. I see all of the challenges we’ve been through as a gift and give thanks for the wonderful life we now share.
For more information on Clare’s work visit raisingspirit.com
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