Counseling Skills for Astrologers: The Dos and Don’ts of Successful Practice with Elena Lumen, PhD
Description: In this lecture, we will review some basics of good counseling skills, and discuss how they can help astrologers build rapport and interact with their clientèle. Topics will include:
1) Maintaining positive regard for the client
2) Owning our own biases and refraining from judgments
3) Maintaining appropriate boundaries by setting a proper time and fee for consultations
4) Instilling hope while remaining truthful
5) Predictions or possibilities: dealing with clients’ expectations and disappointments
Elena Lumen, PhD, is a traditional astrologer, and life coach, with a busy consulting practice in the USA. Elena began her discovery of traditional astrology in the 1990s when she encountered writings of Jean-Baptist Morin, and later William Lilly. In 2013, she completed The Horary Astrology Practitioner Certificate with the School of Traditional Astrology.
Elena specializes in traditional western astrology with an emphasis on horary, predictive, and electional techniques, providing consultations to a broad international clientele for over 20 years. In 2011, Elena completed her dissertation on the metaphoric and psychological value of astrology for finding meaning at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Since 2018, Elena has been teaching horary and electional astrology classes at the IAA, and prior to that at Kepler College.
Elena’s students value her hands-on teaching style, and practical, structured, yet spiritual approach to chart analysis. Elena has been leading practice groups at IAA and other astrological schools for over 5 years.