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About Yvonne, Astrologer
4 My introduction to astrology happened at age 16 when Mom took me to an astrologer for my birthday. It was considered quite strange then, so I went thinking this was another of my Mom's wierd adventures.
The astrologer was Fred Thurman and this was in Chicago, my home town. He had a wonderful office, with a large, two layered wheel covered in parchment, one for natal aspects and another for transits. This wheel was quite large at about 2.5 feet in diameter, with dark brown markings for the planets and clothes pin type devices to mark the transits on the wheel (remember this was way before computers). He smoked a pipe and moved like a snail which drove this triple Gemini mad with restlessness. But when a calm finally came over me, he started the reading (he'd been waiting for me to relax!). Everything he said would happen DID - the good and the bad. It blew my mind. Thereafter I went to him annually. Fred was in his 60's and had been doing astrology readings since he was 25. It was one of many experiences with "old" people that made me fall in love with their experience and realize what I could learn from them (my paternal grandmother also raised me for several years of my childhood and she became my role model).
I then started reading astrology books like a junkie and did everyone's chart to get practice. I loved it because it helped me understand people better. Like I know what makes a person tick by knowing their sign, then reviewing their chart, and how better to approach them. It was fun and interesting and I became known as a resident astrologer among my cohorts. When I make a new friend I always do their chart to get a handle on who they are, what they need, etc.
I went to Fred to get my final reading when I moved from Chicago to LA, and he told me I might be going to LA but I would go elsewhere within the year and stay there for many years to come. (He also said later in life I would move once again and stay there to my end of days. I have now left the City and returned to Marin County where I reside in the Mill Valley Strawberry area.)
He was right, because 9 months later I moved to San Francisco. I went there on a mini vacation on my way back to Chicago, and never left. I met a woman who would be my friend for nearly 4 decades (Dorothy Marie Wright), who was 27 years older than me and studied with the finest astrologers of her era (40's and 50"s) and she taught me well. It was also great to have a friend to whom I could "speak astrology" which I sorely miss as she passed from earth a couple of years ago. She was also the person who taught me meditation. And she taught me about love and compassion and how important it is to be non-judgemental because everyone has their own path, qualities which I bring to you in my readings. I want to help, not to judge.
In San Francisco my "pay the bills" career turned to math, something I had always loved and excelled at, and something required to do astrology charts too (Astronomy is the science of seeing the stars placements, Astrology is the Art of interpreting those stars meaning).
Now that I am "old" in years but never in spirit, I realize my knowledge of astrology and metaphysics is worth sharing and my confidence in my abilities has grown tremendously. It takes a while for most of us to "bake" and I feel like my best years are just beginning. I am also meeting young people in their 20's who give me great hope for the world. They are deeply spiritual already (intuitively from the gut) and I think are the ones who will turn this world around for us all.Watching the plans of the Universe unfold through astrology is a fascinating endeavor. It has helped me throughout my life and it can help you too.
Remembering Your Mission by Discovering Who You Are.