Birth charts are like seeds. Seeds hold immense potential and knowledge and energy within; seeds draw upon their surrounding resources to adapt, root, and begin the process of growing.
Together we'll take a look at the cosmic energy from the time of your birth and how the planetary energies are interacting with one another. Through our conversational session we will discuss the archetypes of your planetary placements and how they could relate to your personal experience in life.
Something I truly appreciate about Astrology is the ability to both 'zoom in' and 'zoom out' on our lives and circumstances. Our charts show us what parts of our lives are naturally connected to each other, and which aren't. Through this knowledge we can gain more insight on how we naturally show up within all the various relations of our lives.
Through this process of translating the language of the stars I hope to empower you to step forward even more in your soul-expression, your self-understanding, and your direction in life.
Astrology has been a part of my life for all of my teen and adult years, but within the last 4 years my studies have deepened in a very profound way.
Astrology has helped me significantly in life, by framing and giving language to the parts of myself that I never knew how to put in words. Even that simple awareness is such a gift & can bring small or large revelations into the way we live our lives because of it.
Astrology and its predictive timing techniques have also helped me to prepare internally for major shifts in my life, and have provided invaluable foresight on the natural cycles that are at-play in my life.
I've studied Traditional Hellenistic Astrology, Archetypal and Evolutionary Astrology, Quantum Astrology, and I'll be a student of Astrology for the rest of my life, I'm sure.
I blend my understanding of Astrology with my understanding of Nature and my understanding of what it means to be a human in this day and age.
"I had a 90-minute Solar Return reading with Justin and it was the perfect way to start the year ahead. Three keywords I would use to describe Justin's services are: thorough, nourishing, and enchanting. Justin guided me through a grounding meditation to start, then showed me a PDF (both informational and aesthetically pleasing) of the aspects defining my birth year ahead. I felt a balance between structure and space for my own reflections/intention setting based on the themes that came up. The PDF that I get to keep for my records includes a self-inquiry section relevant to the themes of the year, and I'm already finding myself referring back to this resource. This session was incredibly valuable for me, and I feel so supported by Justin's growing mastery as a practitioner and astrologer. I highly recommend seeking out any of his services for a caring, insightful, and resourceful experience!" - Stefanie S.
"Justin is such a kind, wise, down to earth human who knows the stars! I have been getting readings from him for the past couple of years and they help my life immensely. Can’t recommend him enough!" - LC
"I found Justin's approach to be integrative and holistic. He looked deeply into my chart to help me to become aware of aspects of my life and cosmology I had over looked, and to gain a new perspective on the way my chart is and has been resonating in my life. His energy is grounding, inspiring, and authentic. My experience was surprising and awakening, while also being affirming and encouraging." - Mary S.
"I loved loved loved my reading with Justin! It was the first one I have ever had, and he helped me get to know myself better and in that way encouraged me on my healing path. He was very calm and centered, and I felt comfortable talking with him about any and all of it, cuz it all came up! He know his stuff but he was also very down to earth and grounded about it, which I loved. 10/10 would recommend, I have been and will continue to do so! Thanks so much Justin, I'm grateful for you and your wisdom! Thank you for sharing it with me and the world, we're lucky you're here! ✨" - Laura C.
"I highly enjoyed my session with Hawthorn Rising! He took care to make space for me to be present while providing me a safe container to be authentic and true to myself. I felt safe, held, and respected the entire session. Justin's calm demeanor provided the perfect atmosphere for me to fully surrender to dive into the astral mysteries of my own being. We were able to navigate my birth chart together, and his way of describing my signs and their transits was so clear that I was able to not only listen to my chart being read, but gain a deeper understanding of how my chart works so I can continue to practice and learn from it! I love how he included a full recording of my reading as well as a chart to reference afterwards so I can go back and review these teachings time and time again. His inquires helped me to dive deeply into my upbringing and how I got to where I am today. I also loved how he was able to integrate my chart into current events so I could gain a clear understanding of my place in the universe in this present moment. I could not recommend a astrology reading from Hawthorn Rising enough!" - Mangala D.
"I've been intrigued with astrology and have researched my own natal chart so many times over the years, but experiencing a session with Justin opened my eyes to just how many layers and perspectives there are to one's personal chart! Astrology can feel so overwhelming and complex, and Justin has a beautiful way of not only integrating the practical, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of astrology, but also of expressing his insights in a vocabulary that is accessible, understandable, and relatable, which arguably may be one of the most important parts of receiving guidance from another person. His immense knowledge and passion is so apparent, making his sessions not only incredibly informational, but also heart centered and therapeutic." - Sinead G.
"2020 has been a crazy year... Before looking at my chart with Justin, I was feeling unsure and in limbo. He made astrology fun and my reading resonated so clearly, it really clicked! Now I feel inspired and motivated to honor this space of in-between, knowing it's temporary and greater things are in store! Thank you Justin!!" - Chelsea 'WindSong'
"My session with Justin was incredibly eye opening. He was able to walk me through my chart with patience and magic. He took his time explaining aspects of the chart. Once we got into the thick of the session, Justin was a wonderful guide. I felt totally grateful to experience his ability to read the stars. I would recommend his craft to anyone who is seeking truth and magic." - Stephanie D.
Sessions tend toward a soul-centered approach and can cover a variety of topics.
I am a white, queer, cis male and I recognize that we all come from different backgrounds, experiences, privileges, abilities, and more. I will do my best to hold the space that we share in a conscious, safe, and accessible manner.