Whether one is working with one’s own chart or serving as an advisor to others, there are invariably aspects in a horoscope that are difficult. These tender parts may symbolize areas of wounding and suffering. Very often the most difficult part of doing a “reading” is knowing what to say when clients confess their pain. How can we be of help? What can we say that will clarify the nature of the problem, reveal its deeper meaning, and provide them with hope?