My name is Luke Dani Blue and I am the resident Seagoat. I began studying astrology in 2003. Since 2013, I have been working one-on-one with clients to help them understand and be kinder to themselves, set and reach goals and deal productively with the current planetary events (aka transits) affecting their charts. My clients live everywhere from Hong Kong to Mexico to New Zealand, though the majority reside in Canada and the U.S.
Starting in 2018, I’m writing weekly and monthly horoscopes over at Refinery29. (Read your 2018 ‘scopes here.) You can also catch my monthly relationship astrology column, Star-Crossed, over at Little Red Tarot. The best way to keep up with Seagoat Astrology is over at the facebook page. You can also subscribe to the youtube channel, where I post vlogs on everything about your Sun sign. Outside of my astrology practice, I write literary fiction, and tweet about astrology, novels, politics, humor, things that bug me (come on, I’m a Capricorn) and my dog.
What you see on this site is the lighter side of astrology, but my real passion is the transformative work that happens in conversation between client and astrologer. What I do is called ‘psychological’ astrology: a reading of astrological symbols as parts of the personality that can be developed and worked with. My practice is based in three fundamental beliefs:
- Deep fulfillment is within reach for everyone.
- The natal chart describes who we are.
- Fate is a real yet malleable extension of our selves. We can’t escape ourselves but we can choose to become ourselves more beautifully and completely.
What is a Reading?
Everyone has a complex natal chart based on the exact minute and place they were born. The amount of detail in a natal chart can seem overwhelming and even contradictory if you don’t know what you’re looking at. (If you’ve purchased a computer-generated “reading”, you probably got back a list of descriptions of different planets that didn’t exactly make sense together.) This is where the astrologer comes in.
The astrologer’s job is to integrate that raw birth data into a holistic picture or narrative. Much like a therapist or teacher, an astrologer comes to the chart with their own set of biases, experiences and beliefs that affect how they read the chart. Some astrologers believe every major event in life is pre-destined; others see the chart as a spiritual journey, one in a series of multiple incarnations. Some astrologers read from a bias that men and women are fundamentally different and that heterosexuality is the norm; some look to the chart to understand a family’s immigration history. Some aim to help their clients become rich and make good business decisions; others read the chart in the context of Hindu tradition.
Why Get a Reading From Me?
I read charts the same for everyone regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation (though I’m always thinking about how socialization shapes what traits we feel comfortable expressing). I am also paying attention to how upbringing and culture shape our experiences. I aim to help clients translate their charts into the language of their own backgrounds, values and experiences.
My approach embraces the idea that destiny is interrelated with our core personality. Meaning that when bad things happen (as they do) it is not our faults–but that in the wake of these events, we become the people we were always meant to be. The hardest pieces of the natal chart (Saturn, Pluto and, to a lesser extent, Neptune and Uranus) represent our most painful experiences (ones we often wish we could undo). As living with and moving through pain fosters wisdom, empathy and resilience, so, too, do these planets become our true wealth. Maybe not a wealth we’d have chosen, but one without which we would never find our way.
Likewise, I embrace the idea that the essence of what we desire is available to us. Astrology can help us recognize how we get in our own way and parse the difference between what we deeply want (e.g. feeling seen, loved and creative) versus the limiting story we’ve attached to it (“I must be a Youtube star!”).
Become a New Client
I am currently seeing new and return clients internationally by Zoom videochat and phone. All sessions include an audio recording.
New clients are welcome to jump right in with a full-length reading (like the Depth or Integral) but often like to start with a mini-session (like a Love or Power reading). Mini-readings are a great, low-cost way to try out my style before deciding whether to commit.
For rates, more information or to schedule your reading, click here. For questions, contact Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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