Consulting with Drs. Ralph & Lahni DeAmicis on Astrology & Feng Shui
Consulting with us is a unique experience because we work as a team and that allows us to bring two different perspectives, so there is a better chance that we will offer clear answers and effective solutions. The two videos and text below will tell you about how and why we consult. R&L
Consulting in Astrology or Feng Shui
These short videos will give you an inside look at how we work in these two areas!
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About Astrology Consulting
Planetary Calendar customers who read and watch our forecasts often ask if we consult? Truthfully, it would be hard to be professional astrologers and not work with clients, because it is by seeing how their lives, through their charts, are affected by the transiting planets, that we gain perspective about humanity’s evolution. We began consulting in 1972 and fortunately for Astrologers, experience matters, because personally experiencing so many transits, alongside our clients, brings us a deeper understanding of the Planets, Signs, Aspects and Stars.
It is much easier to counsel someone experiencing a tumultuous Uranus opposition when you have helped other clients navigate that hailstorm, plus having your own memories of that Kundalini energy trying to blow the top of your head off! Even the often-dreaded Saturn return, at age 28, that was once considered the sign of ‘a ripe old age’, is easier to understand from a distance, especially after you have gone through your own second Saturn Return.
When we combined our practice in 1994, we began consulting as a team. While this might be a less efficient use of our time, we have worked that way for twenty plus years because we find each other’s ideas and perspective illuminating. Being able to hear another astrologer’s counsel makes us better at what we do.
Why? Because we all see others through the filter of our life experiences. To minimize that consulting astrologers work at transcending their own charts, seeking to remove any preconceptions that might obscure our understanding. We do that by extensively studying our own charts, on the very human quest for self-knowledge, so we can make it a more transparent lens. While you never fully lose your point of view, interacting with another astrologer over a client’s chart pulls you beyond yourself, so you attain a clearer view of the client’s life patterns.
Working as a team also takes the pressure off because we know that if something is puzzling to us, our partner most likely has the key to unlocking that conundrum. Once that door of understanding is open, it inspires us to further insights. We are offering you this peek at how we work because it is very different from most astrologers’ approach, but it works for us and delights our clients.
While much of an astrology consultation is about providing analysis, perspective and timing, we bring some additional tools and ‘specialties’ to our practice. We adore Location Astrology, whether it is Astro*Carto*Graphy, Location Charts or Geomancy. We have written a great deal on these subjects and our approach is super effective. This part of astrology connects to our work in Feng Shui, about which we have written a series of books and spoken and consulted on internationally. We especially like this approach because it offers actions that clients can take immediately to change the energy in their life and their surroundings while waiting out a pesky transit.
Another tool is our work in health astrology. We prefer that term to medical astrology because we view a person’s chart as a picture of a healthy person. It shows what they need in their environment, their family life and their nutrition to thrive. Their transits show how their wellbeing is being subjected to transitory pressure, so it can tell us where they need to focus attention to maintain balance. While we are also professional herbalists and Naturopathic Physicians, we primarily focus these skills on our Astrology and Feng Shui practices.
But even with these ‘specialties’, our practice is wide-ranging, addressing the same issues of ‘love and money’ that we all periodically have questions about. If you would like to consult with us, we work over the phone and via video conference (Zoom) and we record the consultation for your convenience. We find the recording is especially helpful because with two astrologers conveying double the information, clients normally find helpful material in their review that they missed during the live interview. Our standard rate is $200.00 per hour. To contact us for a consultation please visit www.spaceandtime.com/consultation
About Feng Shui Consulting
When do people consult a Feng Shui practitioner? When they feel, or know, that their surroundings, their home, their workplace is not supporting who they are and what they want to accomplish. This failure may manifest as relationship discord, arguments and poor communication. It may show up as financial problems, difficulty getting motivated or organized, or trouble eliciting help and opening doors to opportunities. It can also result in a string of illnesses and difficulty determining their cause. Sometimes clients call us because they do not feel safe in their home, or they sense unseen influences that are disrupting their lives. We have also been engaged many times to set up more productive workspaces, including offices, workshops and tradeshows. One especially fun request we get is about how to arrange a wedding. This always provides such a big help that we turned it into a chapter in our book, ‘Happiness Lessons’, from our ‘Feng Shui and the Tango’ series. We have lost count of how many times we have helped clients unstick properties that have been sitting on the market too long. While the solutions are relatively simple, the issues related to moving on from a home are sometimes more complex.
People often wonder, without asking, what Feng Shui is. It literally means ‘Wind and Water’ in Chinese, but it has become a popular, overarching title for all kinds of environmental healing systems. It came to the West from Hong Kong in the 1980’s, during the growth of the Pacific Rim economies and significantly, it made people look at their surroundings differently. Those original solutions were arcane and simple because they were created for rural Chinese houses, with a pig in the back garden and oxen in the field. It was also used for royal mansions, temples and tombs, and later, a popular segment was developed in the crowded Hong Kong neighborhoods, where entire families slept side by side on one short, but very wide bed. That’s a cultural history that never translated to the West.
Our own approach, which we have developed over the past twenty-five years, bears little resemblance to the Asian Mystery Systems. That’s because our solutions are created to work in extensively wired western homes, with numerous rooms, attached garages and indoor plumbing. While the traditional approach can address the correct positioning of a rice field, it is less effective at addressing the needs of today’s workspace, with interiors and technology that were never dreamed of in Medieval Asia.
When we first began studying Feng Shui in the early 1990’s, Ralph was already an experienced ergonomic designer with a background in anatomy, physiology, building construction and the health effects of modern materials. Lahni was an artist and designer with a career as an efficiency consultant and an extensive business background. We were also both professional astrologers, so we were conversant with the philosophical foundations of Feng Shui, Indian Vastu Shastra, Native American Medicine Wheel and Western Geomancy. Not surprisingly, ‘Feng Shui’ came naturally to us!
Over our years of consulting in homes, businesses, factories, offices, medical suites, barns, gardens, construction sites and some situations that defy description, we have consistently provided clients with practical, energetic solutions that have produced many remarkable improvements. Because we also use the client’s astrological and location charts, we enjoy insights that ninety-nine percent of practitioners lack. The biggest blunders that we see practitioners commit comes from depending on generic solutions based on traditional practices that are not tuned to the residents and the surroundings. But our clients are not generic humans, and their homes and workplaces are not cookie cutter spaces. They are unique beings in their unique surroundings which are creative expressions of themselves.
The basic premise of Astrology is that every person is unique. Even twins, born minutes apart, have different astrological charts, reflecting their individual reincarnational paths, karmic debts and dharmic goals. Recognizing a client’s essential spiritual nature is part of helping them create surroundings that support their unique self, and the paths to which they aspire. The combination of our training in related areas, our special tools, our broad knowledge and extensive experience has been key to our high percentage of success in helping clients accomplish their goals. After all, our record of getting a client’s house sold is still holding at fifteen minutes!
If you would like to consult with us, we work over the phone and via video conference (Zoom) and we record the consultation for your convenience. We find the recording is especially helpful because with two consultants pouring out a lot of information, clients normally find helpful material in their review that they missed during the live interview. Our standard rate is $200.00 per hour. We also work on-site in the Bay Area but be aware there is a charge for travel time and a three-hour on-site minimum. To contact us for a consultation please visit www.spaceandtime.com/consultation.
Zoom has Transformed Our Practice! We have been consulting as a team in person and remotely for more than twenty five years. We both had private practices for many years before that. Not surprisingly our clients are located all over the USA and around the world. Previously working over the phone was effective, but not satisfying, compared to working in person with our client. When we can see our client, their expression and body language tells us whether what we are saying is making sense. Now that so many people are comfortable with virtual meetings our consultations are so much more effective. This is expecially effective for Feng Shui consultations where people can show us their spaces in real time.
Our old slogan was, 'We have more solutions than our Clients have problems', and while we have narrowed the areas in which we consult, we still have lots of good ideas and advice.
Setting Up a Consultation, We consult on the timing of events, Solar Returns, strategic planning, personalities, interpersonal relationships, relocation and health. We practice a very modern, Astrology-based version of Feng Shui, and a very practical approach to Herbal Health. Our fee is $200.00 for a 1-hour consultation which is recorded. We do not charge for prep time.
Call or Email for an Appointment
We are based in Napa Valley California, in Pacific Time. Beause our time is heavily committed, we normally do not pick up the phone, but we frequently check the messages. We work regular business hours, 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, Pacific time. Although we do consult on the weekends if that is what the client requires. For astrological, Feng Shui and Herbal consulting we need the birth date and place, and time as close as possible. Please include that in your message, or in a following email. If it is convenient you can pay for the consultation with the button below.
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We focus on providing clients with practical actions to produce better results using solutions from Feng Shui, Location Astrology, Herbology and Natural Health. Check out our book series on these topics HERE