Frequently Asked Questions


1. Do I really need the exact birth time?

Yes, please. The exact birth time allows the astrology chart to be accurate, detailed and specific, especially as it relates to timing issues and important areas of your life, like work, relationship and finances. Because of my intuitive abilities, in the past I was willing to do readings without the birthtime, but as I have transitioned to more astrology and less intuitive work, I have come to the point where a complete accurate birth chart is essential.

I will however look at the charts of people you know without the time or birth place to understand what you need to know about relating to them from your perspective. It will not be a reading of their chart in the same detailed way as yours.

For more information on obtaining your birth certificate go to the Steven Forrest website. There you will find state by state information on how to get a copy of your birth certificate. If the birth records do not have a time, you can also get your chart rectified by a specialist astrologer.


2. How often should I get a reading?

It depends on the type of reading. You can come to see me for regular sessions, but we won't answer the same questions over and over. We'll dig in and explore more detail and do intuitive healing work, much like counseling sessions. It’s best not to ask the same questions over and over to Spirit. The answers dilute and are not as accurate. 

Trust your intuition to tell you how often to come in to see me.


3. What should I do to get ready for the session?

Spend some time thinking about what you want to ask about. I will do an overview without you saying anything first for you skeptical types, but I like to go deeper via questions. Some people make a list; others have a list in their head. 


4. Do I have Spirit guides?

Everyone has Spirit guides, we couldn’t possibly survive without help from the unseen ones. Most people have 3 to 12 guides around them, with one who is often a very significant life long companion. We hear them even when we don’t realize they’re talking to us. Their guidance often feels like sudden ideas or a conversation in our head. It’s easier than you might realize to develop you intuition. My Intuitive Training workshops provide a solid, safe foundation.


5. What is the difference between a two hour session and 90 minutes?

More time = more depth. A 60 or 90 minute session is fine for a first session. In a two hour session we have more time to go deeper into the astrology and you will have time for more questions, plus there is usually lots of time to do healing processwork. Thirty minute sessions are check-ins for established clients only.


6. Do I need to meditate?

A meditation practice is essential for spiritual and intuitive development, and just for being able to stay calm and centered in the midst of the changes we’re in these days. Your spiritual meditation may be Buddhist, Vipassana, Hindu chants, Christian prayer or reflection, yoga, tai chi, conscious walking or running, or any other meditation that you are drawn to.

The key is to search for the practice that resonates with you and find time in your schedule to practice regularly. You can start slowly, with just a few minutes here and there, but as you build to a regular practice will be amazed with the way you change over time.

A guided visualization meditation uses your intuitive focus and intent to focus your energy on creating changes in some way. My Meditation for Balance and Healing CD focuses your healing energies of correcting imbalances in your aura and chakras. The value of the psychic style meditation is that it gives your mind something to focus on leading to a greater ability to stay centered and focused. At the same time you are actually creating healing changes in your aura by visualizing them.