Dianne Bachman, LCSW


Psychological Astrology

Josh Stansfield, photographer
Psychological Astrology
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born.  Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."                    Carl Jung

“Astrology is a language.  If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” 

                                                                                                             Dane Rudhyar


So, you may be wondering why I choose to add Astrology to my practice……


As a therapist who follows the teaching of Carl Jung, I have found astrology to be a valuable source of wisdom when working with the BIG questions.  Astrology can provide a deeper understanding of where the important learning may lie in the journey of our lives.  Psychological Astrology, the type I study, is a style of astrology that utilizes each person’s birth chart as a map of the soul’s evolution, the journey we begin at birth.  It looks at our personality, our potential, our strengths as well as our challenges.  It is not meant to be predictive, though we can certainly take a look at transits and progressions that may impact your future.  It is meant to offer a navigational guide to the psyche and how we grow and change in a changing world.  Many of my clients have found that working with the birth chart is  accurate and speaks a language that traditional psychotherapy can sometimes miss.

Consultations can be done in person or over the phone or skype and are typically 60 minutes in length.   During the hour we will review your natal chart.  The natal chart is a map of the planets at the moment of your birth.  A longer session can be scheduled to discuss your progressed chart (how the signs have evolved since your birth), as well as major planetary transits impacting your present and future.   To provide the greatest accuracy, you will need to know:

  1. Birth date
  2. Time of birth
  3. Place of birth

If you are a parent, astrology readings can be helpful in gaining a deeper understanding of your child’s gifts, talents, temperament and challenges.  It is the next best thing to an instruction manual, because as parents we all know that they do not come with one!

I welcome questions if you are curious.  I will try my best to clarify or explain topics related to  Psychological Astrology.


Here are some links to obtain a free natal chart: