It is hard to discern what we chose and what was inherited or thrust upon us and how much of our lives we are truly living for ourselves.
Most of my life I struggled with the maxim: “This above all: To thine own self be true”
For decades, I generated millions of dollars in sales for a boss who didn’t value me. On the outside, I looked strong and confident because I have a Leo Rising and I’m a fiery Scorpio, but I was born with a very difficult Saturn that was always whispering in my ear that I was not enough. My insecurity was a mile deep and hidden, like the mass of an iceberg. And it was sinking me.
Trust me when I say, there is a whole Universe going on inside of each one of us that is distinctive and unique. I am still learning my own chart 20 years after I first dug into it.
When I started my astrological practice in 2009, I called my business Star Presents and packaged my knowledge up into whimsical Sun Sign gifts that were not serious astrology. That was stuff I did on the side, by word of mouth only:) I would have never had told a workplace client who asked me what I was up to on the weekend that I was off to Muskoka to lead a weekend retreat on the Astrology of Relationships.
Studying my chart revealed to me why I struggled as I did with things other people didn’t. For years, I was tormented by the word potential. People would see me and tell me all the things they would do if they had been bestowed with the gifts I had been given and there I was, at a complete loss as to why life felt so hard for me. Why I couldn’t make “me” go!
Astrology showed me the difficult aspects I had in my chart and the poorly placed planets that kept pulling the rug out from underneath me. It highlighted pitfalls I was vulnerable to and told me about the elements I was lacking. Studying my astrological chart helped me to identify the tools I had at my disposal to work with the planets instead of against them.
I have read brilliant philosophers, meditated my ass off, trained to become a therapist and gone through years of therapy. I’ve delved deep into different expressive art forms and hands down, Astrology is the brightest light I have found to assist with self-exploration and discovery.
You Are Unique Astrology package is a bundle of six one-to-one sessions in which we delve deeply into what makes you YOU!
I will act as your sounding board and companion, helping you to learn about your deeper motivations and how you can call a self-truce to achieve them.
The first consultation will be a longer one in which we will look back on the big events of your life. Using the dates you identify as significant, I will do a Chart Rectification to clarify your birth time. It might be bang on, but it’s usually not and having the correct birth time to work with is super important. We will then do an overview of your birth chart.
Throughout our sessions, we can cover a specific issue you’re grappling with, or explore how current situations are providing space for soul growth. You will decide the focus based on your needs and together we’ll use the symbolism of your natal chart to help you better understand your true self. I will offer up any wisdom I have gained on my own astrological journey to help to fast-track you on yours!
Shannon hails from a wee village in Nova Scotia and attended University in Halifax where she studied Journalism at Kings and completed her BA in Theatre at Dalhousie. She graduated from the Actors Training Program and realized she had no interest in acting but she did for a while anyway and had small roles in films you would never have heard of that screened at the Halifax film fest. She was typecast as a bitch, likely because of her eyebrows.
She was the lead singer and co-songwriting parter of a band called Five Foot Nine. They were kind of a big deal for about four years in Halifax. They produced an e.p. that got picked up by No Records and recorded an awesome full length studio album that never saw the light of day.
She received training in transpersonal psychology from the Psychosynthesis Institute in CA and is qualified as a Life Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation and she uses both well in her astrological counselling.
Shannon spent close to 30 years in fine dining, where she drank a lot and made a lot of rich people very happy while pursuing her passion for astrology fervently on the side.
In 2009, she completed her diploma in Chart Consultation with the Canadian Association for Astrological Education (CAAE) which was more of an achievement to her than her university degree. She taught advanced classes for the CAAE and served on their board but she didn’t enjoy the teaching much and is not a natural board member. She did both because she loves the CAAE.
Shannon has facilitated Astrological Retreats and led Astrology workshops for GLOL Montreal, Astrology Toronto, Astrology Niagara, and various women’s groups and organizations. People blow a lot of smoke up her ass about how good she is at such things.
Two things people don’t know about Shannon is that she has a brown belt in Karate and is a renowned poet in her own mind.
Currently, she lives in the East end of Toronto with her husband Harrison. He is a Gemini, the one sign she said she would never date...