I like what I do.  I like it a lot.  It is a huge privilege to sit with people, poring over their birth charts, witnessing their delight at this window on their lives.  We talk about how this or that aspect plays out in their lives, exploring the potential of each planet—where and how far each could take them, with this map for directions.  They ask me questions, and we puzzle out the answers together: it is a dialogue, a discussion of equals, equally concerned with finding workable threads through the maze.  We solve problems and explore mysteries.
It’s this dialogue that matters to me.  I couldn’t do it any other way.  But other astrologers do.
For some, it is performance, grounded and informed by the charts they are reading, no feedback necessary.  For others, it is a synthesis of otherwise isolated traits and ideas, which are unified by this moment of birth, an immutable, individual fingerprint, useful only for reference.
I find each chart a living document, which fills me with excitement at the power of its potential, and I can’t wait to share it with its owner!