Dear Friend and Reader:
IN RESPONSE to recent inquiries about my consulting, here are the basics, which cover how to request a consultation, what consultations involve, my availability, and the waiting list policy.
Eric Francis in Book of Blue Studio.
I currently work two days a week as an astrology consultant (Thursdays and Fridays, with other special times as well). After a nearly two-year break, I’ve been working down the waiting list list steadily since last summer, including catching up with clients who requested sessions as early as three years ago. There may come a time when I stop or pause doing sessions because other work takes precedence. However, I am committed, if possible, to working with everyone on the waiting list prior to any decision to stop.
If you are local in the Hudson Valley, we skip the waiting list and work together at our earliest mutual convenience. This is also true for anyone willing to travel in order to do a session (I am fairly near Albany and New York City, in Kingston, NY). In emergency situations, such as illness, accident or serious family crisis, we generally skip the list and get the client in as soon as possible.
I enjoy the work that I do, and after nearly a decade and half it continues to be challenging and satisfying, and I’m well prepared for never knowing what’s going to happen or what I’m going to hear when the phone rings. I bring 20 years of highly eclectic humanistic, transpersonal and spiritual training (including doing A Course in Miracles in residence for a year), plus experience as a tarot reader and about 15 years experience as an astrologer. Many years as a journalist have refined my listening and analytical skills. And I have presented sexuality workshops around the U.S. since 1997, which makes this a topic about which I feel a sense of ease and easy communication.
My work is client-centered rather than chart centered; that is, the chart plays a vital role in the work, but the focus is on you. It is less a straight “reading” and much more of an interactive process where you and your chart both participate in the dialog. I work with minor planets and can address any question you have about their role in your chart and your life; these include Chiron, Pholus, Nessus, Eris, Varuna and others you have read about here and elsewhere.
The work may cover any subject that you need to work with or work through. It is true that people bring to me material they would not dare discuss with their therapist, spouse or even a close friend. While I don’t feel I am capable of true objectivity, I have a viewpoint that can, at least, allow for the presence of any experience or opinion. I will respond from my own point of view, and own my perspective and opinions, making them available to you. This article tells you a bit more about the process I’ve developed.
I also do teaching sessions for professional astrologers currently in practice who want to bring the minor planets into their work.
Once you have had your initial session, future sessions are available sooner and at a reduced rate.
It is an unusual privilege to do this work, and the members of my support team will do our best to provide you with a positive experience at what may be a significant turning point in your life. And we are working efficiently to make sure you get your session within a reasonable time. Please note that I will be suspending client work through part of November, December and January to do Next World Stories, the 11th annual edition of Planet Waves.
In response to questions about whether I travel, I will go to most major cities where there are 10 sessions and a class booked. So if you have a group of people who are interested in doing astrological work and attending an evening workshop. Please call to discuss those arrangements.
To request a spot on the client list, we ask that you be a current subscriber to a Planet Waves product. You can purchase a short subscription, or subscribe to Small World Stories (our very economical annual edition), but working with me personally is a privilege we reserve for those who feel the Planet Waves mission, message and public calling is worth supporting.
Once youвЂ™re a subscriber, you can then contact Chelsea Bottinelli, our office manager. That can be by phone at (877) 453-8265 or (206) 567-4455 for international callers. Explain what you need and she will guide you from there. Those who get onto the waiting list before July 31 will be eligible for the current rate. Those who get on the list on August 1 or after will be under the new rate structure, which will bring an increase of about 20%. Those who get on the list prior to this time preserve the lower rate.
If you would like to see my page in Wikipedia, here it is.
Thank you for your interest in my work and in Planet Waves. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Yours & truly,