FAQ

Common Questions About Astrology

DO THE ASTROLOGY SESSIONS PREDICT MY FUTURE ?

No. Absolutely not. You are completely in charge of your own destiny.

Although, you have come in with a Plan, and you have inherent abilities to support that plan — Yogacara Astrology can elaborate on those abilities for you, especially through the use of large numbers of diverse asteroids; and also offers a rational structure as to the best timing for your endeavours (which is virtually the same as planning a vacation in Russia during the Russian summer rather than in the peak of winter! If you don’t consult your travel agent to inform you about weather changes in Russia, you could miss a better timing).

IS ASTROLOGY JUST ANOTHER PSYCHIC READING ?

No. Although there is always a degree of intuition involved in any consulting between human beings.
The basic data I begin with comes initially from NASA/JPL and The Minor Planet Center and has been reformatted for astrology software which produces the basic map of the solar system at the time of your birth — data that we astrologers need to work with.
Astrology is a scientific process based on the brain and ‘frequency resonance’, and my research in this area will be explained in one of my forthcoming books. (A bit more about my imminent books can be found on my Book Series website.)

ISN'T ASTROLOGY JUST ABOUT SUN SIGNS ?

No. Astrology is a profound science involving a ‘screen-shot’ from the moment of your birth (or any major event you are seeking to clarify), showing the geometrical relationships between all the major bodies in our Solar System — not only the planets, but more than 19,000 named asteroids, plus the Sun and Moon, and the 8 Transneptunian Points, all through the filter of the Earth’s electromagnetic field (producing our Western ‘Tropical Zodiac’) which itself produces many Sensitive Points of influence.
There are various systems of Astrology in use in the world (I have closely studied two of them, the first from 1976), and this explanation is for the one I have been using, researching, and refining extensively since 1986.

WHY DO YOU USE ASTEROIDS WHEN NOT MANY ASTROLOGERS DO ?
I use asteroids uniquely as the ‘body-text’ of the chart, based on decades of my clinical experience and independent research.
You will find a full answer to this question on myWhy Asteroids? page of my Living With Exceptional Purpose site.
DO I NEED AN ACCURATE BIRTH TIME FOR AN ASTROLOGY SESSION ?
Yes. This is vital for an accurate astrological appraisal.
However, if you are uncertain of your time of birth, there are ways to determine the exact time (or even date of your birth). Contact me for details and options if you are considering booking a session.
WHY SHOULDN'T I JUST BUY CHEAP COMPUTER ASTROLOGY REPORTS ?
Regardless of the current and possible future sophistication of Ai capabilities, a computerised Astrology Report can never replace an interaction with a skilled, intuitive, and sensitive human being.
You are unique. You are not a simple bundle of preset codes. Even in scientific biological terms, the human genome is enormously long and complex. No two people on this planet are identical! Not even twins. Your prior lives have molded your wisdom to this point in time, and your experiences have been unique to you.
Your personal Astrology Chart must be interpreted for your current state of awareness, not simply for the moment of your birth.
The possibilities for your chart’s expression in the world are vast, and are also related to advances in our culture and environments. There can be huge misunderstandings from preset Reports which have a very small range of definitions for astrological configurations (even astrology textbooks have a very small range of definitions for astrological configurations!)
Working one-to-one with a skilled astrologer who is synthesising your entire chart as a whole, ensures your spiritual essence is engaged in the process, and avoids harmful negative assumptions.
in regard to my own system of interpretation, it was developed by me during the past 34 years. There was much of ‘old astrology’ and pop-psychology definitions that I threw out.

Questions on the Sessions

WHY BOOK SEVERAL SESSIONS IN ADVANCE ?
STRUCTURE always provides SUPPORT. The Exceptional Purpose Program is a series of sessions (live via Skype) that builds the information and dialogue you require in progressive stages. (You can also save A$100 if you choose to pay for all three sessions at once in advance. See the Discount question below this one for details.)
Essentially:   1. The BigView   2. Zoom-In   3. StrategyTransits.
Also:  4. Progress Sessions if required any time after the BigView session.
IS THERE A DISCOUNT IF I PAY FOR THE FIRST THREE SESSIONS IN ADVANCE ?

YES, there now is a discount offer!
You can now pay for the first three sessions at once, in advance: BigView + Zoom-In + StrategyTransits at a saving of A$100 via the Payments page on my Exceptional Purpose website
You can book the actual dates at your leisure, or set the appointment dates all at once, as long as the full payment for all three (giving you a A$100 discount) is made together in advance of the first BigView session.
But you don’t have to pay at once if it’s easier for you to pay the regular fees (no discount) in stages. This is a matter of your priorities.
You can also book the dates in advance, and still pay the regular fees as you go, no problem .

Also, online Credit Card payments—including Apple Pay and Google Pay — are available via Stripe on my site.)
The important thing here is that you are making the commitment to yourself, not to me.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED OVERALL ?

That is up to you. However, the initial sessions are ideally booked in lots of three (minimum); but can be continued at any time, and for as briefly as a 15-minute Progress session via phone or Skype / FaceTime.
The difference between booking just one session (while still beneficial), and booking a series of Exceptional Purpose Program™ sessions in advance, is in your commitment to Change. This will also depend on your current situation and whether you are ready to put ideas into action.
Booking regular sessions at any time, from regular monthly 15-minute sessions to 1- or 2-hour Progress sessions, can be highly useful to keep you on-track with your goals. This is entirely up to you and your present needs. Also, the duration of each session is always flexible within reasonable limits.
Alternatively, you may find my comprehensive Living With Exceptional Purpose online course (this link takes you to another of my websites) more advantageous as an ongoing support where you can learn these skills for yourself as you study with your own personal astrology chart (begins online in 2021).

HOW FAR APART SHOULD SESSIONS BE ?

For maximum benefit to you, the first 3 sessions can be structurally spaced about one week apart (except of course in emergencies), or no more than one month apart. But this is up to you.
Monthly ongoing Progress sessions, no matter how brief, are a good maintenance strategy.

WHAT TIME DURATION IS BEST FOR ASTROLOGY SESSIONS ?
The first BigView session is recommended as 2 to 3 hours;
The next Zoom-In session is best at either two 1-hour sessions or one 2-hour or so session;
StrategyTransits sessions are best as either 30 minutes Focused or a 1½ hour or a year’s Strategy session, but can be longer if more information is needed for immediate strategies.
And subsequent Progress sessions can vary between 15 minutes and 2 hours, depending on your immediate requirements.
(See the Sessions page on my Living With Exceptional Purpose website for more details, with links to individual session pages).
BETWEEN WHAT HOURS ARE SESSIONS AVAILABLE ?

Brisbane (Australia) hours are generally between 10:00am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, and some weekends, including selected public holidays.
Though, afternoons are best for the longer initial sessions.
Early evenings can be available for brief Progress sessions.
Also, the lengthy internet and brief phone sessions may be available at other times when time-zone differences make Australian (Qld) AEST zone business-hours inconvenient for interstate or overseas clients.
Examples:
— Your time zone in the Americas is best for evening sessions, your time
— Your time zone in Europe and the African continent is best for early morning sessions, your time
(Please phone or email if you have special requirements.)

IS THERE ALWAYS A RESEARCH FEE IN THE PRICING ?

After the Initial Session, the fee is lower for most of the following sessions as there is less research that needs to be done for the asteroid investigation for your chart, unless more complex work is required (as in, for example,  Relocation or Company charts).
Although, for more highly detailed or specialised work, I may need to add a fee for extra research I need to do for you before the session, but this amount is agreed upon before the session is booked.
You can also opt for the extra asteroids to be researched during the session (but be aware, though, that this necessarily either adds to the length of the session, or uses up more of the allotted time during the session, so is not as efficient, fee-wise, for you).

HOW ARE SESSIONS CONDUCTED ?

Sessions can be available for anyone anywhere with an internet connection:
— via internet voice / video call (principally Skype with FaceTime for shorter sessions that do not need to be recorded);
— or by email for a brief Progress session Check-in (after the other sessions have been completed)

A CONTRACT OR OBLIGATION ?

No. There is NO contractual obligation to engage in any of these services after your initial BigView session.
However, you must keep in mind that an initial BigView session, even though in-depth, is still only an outline of the work ahead.
There is a treasury of information we can unearth from your chart. This can be accessed at any time, though a commitment can lead to faster developments. The Exceptional Purpose Program has been designed to assist you in many ways, through an integrated variety of services.

DO I NEED TO UTILISE ALL OF THE 'EXCEPTIONAL PURPOSE PROGRAM' SERVICES ?
No. This is a personal decision on your part.
Though, Flower Essences are highly recommended if there has been some subtle self-sabotage or fear barriers to your work or success.
RedgateSpace—Living sessions for your physical spaces can assist also if subtle-sabotage is a problem in your living and working environments — these sessions can be booked at any time after at least a BigView session.
RedgateSpace—WebDesign is a website design service for your cyber spaces: this involves modern, spacious web design. You need an exceptional website to display your Exceptional Purpose.
And Reiki Courses (Levels 1,2,3), while not necessarily for everyone, can be booked when you feel a spiritual stirring to take your own inner work to the next spiritual level. Reiki can help you develop more compassion, which adds more meanng to your life.
PLEASE NOTE: my Reiki courses are only available in person, currently in Brisane Australia. I do not agree with Reiki being taught online. You need immediate support through these sudden changes which can stir the psyche emotionally for some individuals, especially those who have worked with spiritual healing in previous lifetimes.
HOW ABOUT BOOKING SESSIONS IN THE FUTURE ?

Even if years have elapsed after the initial sessions, we can always arrange further update sessions anytime, with priority assistance for emergency situations. Although, I won’t live forever, and I’m already in my mid-60s, so don’t put sessions off for too long!
Also, once you have had an initial BigView session, the Exceptional Purpose Program is open to you at any time in my future. So again don’t delay if you need support!
Still have more questions?
You can contact me via the Contact page on this site
Or visit my more comprehensive ExceptionalPurpose.com and Bodhimind Essences sites

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