I had my birth chart read for the first time in 2010. It was a rough period in my life. I had just come out of toxic relationship, my career had yet to start, my depression was in high gear, and to say I was miserable and lost would be a huge understatement. I felt that in getting input from the Universe, I'd feel a sense of hope. I wasn't looking for answers; I was looking for comfort. Comfort I got.
"Perhaps the most common reason that people come to me or search online for a birth chart reading is the search for direction," Psychic Medium Imelda Green tells Bustle. "This is the one word I would use to describe the main thing that people are in search of. This applies to love, finance, career, anything family related — it all comes back to direction. What direction should I go? How should I proceed? Who should I give my love/attention/time/money to?" But that's not exactly what their motivation should be.
"People (mistakenly) consider a birth chart reading to be a mystical map that will reveal the direction they should travel in," Green says. "In my experience, the exact opposite is usually true. The motivation to get a birth chart reading should not be to see where you are going. It should be to see where you are right now with complete clarity. Forget the future and embrace the power that 'now' holds. This is the best way to really benefit from a birth chart reading."
I haven't had my chart read since that day in 2010, but I figured it was time. I'm in a strange place in my life, in regards to love and relationships (and sex), and felt I needed to bring in an expert. I asked Green to read my chart and give me that complete clarity she mentioned. Here are nine revelations I had based on what Green had to tell me.