When I was young, all I wanted to know was why people did what they did - Why they believed what they believed, why they thought what they thought. Sometimes it looked like wanting to understand everything, but it was about everything to do with people. Finding the symbolic language that is astrology, I was pretty excited to learn that on a case-by-case basis, I could in fact do so. These days I use that language to help people understand themselves better and connect with what their souls came here to do.
Early in my astrology studies, I seemed frequently to come across the assumption that we don't have input into how our lives work. The idea that we might use astrology to learn how to take responsibility for ourselves, the circumstances of our lives and our behavior, seemed glaringly absent. I sensed astrology to be a marvelous tool to help put the sometimes unseen dynamics of people's lives in perspective in order to help them, so I read through astrological literature in search of something empowering and life-affirming. No matter what negative thing I was reading, no matter how much I wanted to tear my hair out, I focused on my belief, Each of us has choice in every moment.
Through an astrologer in his Apprenticeship Program, I encountered the work of Steven Forrest, one of the developers of Evolutionary Astrology. I read his books and felt at home, knowing immediately it was an approach I would be excited about using and sharing with others. In 2004 I entered Steven's apprenticeship program, and I am now a graduate of that program.
With a psychic opening asking that I pay attention to my already-strong intuition, I sought and received training to learn the skills to work with spirit guides and symbolic sight (seeing a thing and the cause of it simultaneously). This lead to learning to read and diagnose issues with and within chakras and to see the energetic causes that inform conditions and diseases within the body. As a psychic medium, I also work with disembodied spirits. I can help you heal family relationships in a reading or help those who have passed away resolve unfinished earthly business that might be keeping them here, helping them cross over. Separately, I have the Reiki II attunement, as well.
After spending several years progressively aligning my consciousness with that of the Ascended Master with whom I work, Djehuty, when you have a reading with me, someof what you hear is channeled from him directly and other information is based in how he sees you and your soul. I'm pleased to be able to offer this Master's no-nonsense approach because he is all about supporting you in your evolution, and he does so in gentle, supportive, and concise ways.
I've been channeling this same Master about what's happening on Earth at present and what we need to do to prepare for the end of the Mayan Calendar, usually referred to as 2012. As a result of what I've been shown about the need to clear our mental, physical, and emotional bodies of emotional/energetic debris that no longer serves us, my work has become focused on release. If you're willing, I can guide you through releasing attitudes, beliefs, emotions, thoughts, energies, and other knots that don't belong to you or are no longer serving you. If you're on Earth right now, you've signed up to experience the at-times intense culmination of the process the Mayan Long Count Calendar was created to track: the evolution of consciousness. My work is designed to support you in progressing along that journey as you remember more about your true Spiritual nature and head in the direction of greater and deeper self-acceptance and self-love.
My writing on astrological topics has appeared in Dell Horoscope Magazine, Aspects Magazine and InnerChange Magazine. 12 books are now available via my site, Amazon, and Kindle.
My current interests include
• integrating the messages in the body with the messages in the chart to support healing and wholeness (including how astrological symbols & archetypes and the chakras interface)
• reframing and raising the levels of dialogue on the archetypes of Lucifer (asteroid 1930) and Lilith (via the true Black Moon & the asteroid 1181)
• introducing to astrology the asteroid Arjunsuri (20300), the archetype of our evolving relationship with conscience
• exploring archetypes as processes, and our lives as mythic journeys, so we may learn to view the map of the path(s) we're on
I hold a bachelor's degree in philosophy from The College of Wooster. I'm also a writer of satire, absurd fiction, erotica, and poetry, at times a musician, and at other times a crafty linocut artist.
What people are saying:
I want to thank you for your help over the past 6 weeks. It has been a rough time for the past few years and I am feeling that I am gaining some tools and insight. I had a great sense of peace last night [after we spoke] and am looking forward to more of the same as I work through stuff. Thanks for your guidance, and your kindness and sense of humor. Your work is good.
Working with Tom over several months has given me insight, understanding and healing into some long-standing challenging areas of my life that I had been unable to overcome and understand. These were deeply troublesome and painful in everyday life. Evolutionary astrology, combined with Tom's wealth of knowledge, experience, essence of respect, kindness, and loving detachment created space for me to delve into those areas and integrate them and life is easier, more peaceful and more authentic. I loved the combination of Djehuty, astrology, energy work and Tom's shares of his life. Having the recordings mean I can fully immerse myself in the sessions and revisit them later. Working with Tom is a great investment of your self, time, and money and something I will continue to do.
Marcia Gladwin, UK
I recently had a coaching session with Tom. I had an experience that knocked me out emotionally. I have a lot of experience working on myself and a lot of tools in my tool box. But, I could not clearly see the situation. Tom’s session helped me see what issues were mine in the situation and what issues were not mine. I was then able to calmly make decisions and take action.
Tom’s skills and insight combined with his compassion make him an amazing coach, astrologer, healer.
Catherine Rose Stevens
Tom has unified the art of healing with Astrology. He has the ability to divinely meet me on my path of evolution and always leads me to a place of transforming revelation that allows great healing to aspire.
I have worked with Tom for just about a year, he has the gift of being a healer's healer. He has lead me safely and gently thru some of my darkest places, always bringing in the light.
C., New York
Thanks for your wonderful work, Tom. I look forward to continuing to work with you. Your nitty gritty approach is just what I was looking for. The deepening awareness I am experiencing is heartening and I am grateful for the divinely guided inspiration you are to me.
You are answering all the questions I have had all my life.
S., New York
I could go on and on about how much this counseling has helped me in such a short period of time. Before coaching with Tom, I feared certain aspects of my internal world were quite flat and only extended as far as I could "see". His chart analysis, blended with intuitive insights, helped me to muster the courage and joy to move toward those unexplored horizons of my inner being.
Tom showed me a way to move from seeing my perceptions and circumstances as black and white, this or that. He even showed me a way to go beyond the shades of gray that fall in-between. Tom helped me to shine my own internal light on what is above and below, and all around. It's like realizing you're a three-dimensional being who thought they were living in a two-dimensional flatland.
Just a little feedback after listening to my reading yesterday. As I finished listening, my body went into healing/detox mode. My body is very energy sensitive (I was a kinesiologist for 12 years). I wanted to tell you how your reading is impacting on many levels and most definitely has a healing quality imbibed in it.
I just love life's sychronicities. Finding you is perfect divine timing.
Tom, I always emerge from my sessions with you feeling myself in a richer, more vibrant world and with a deeper sense of my interrelationship with it. The solar return session felt like a template was downloaded, coaxing me forward with curiosity and the next step of a dance more consciously begun. This life is more and more delightful. Your readings are, for me, an indispensible part of this blessed, beautiful journey. Thank you.
S., Olalla, WA
Your work is amazing. I get so much out of everything that I have listened to so far. My Mom just passed Wednesday and I feel like I was in a better place mentally and spiritually to handle it because of what I learned from you. The grounding meditation I do morning and night and has helped me be calmer and more open to my guides. Thank you.
M., San Francisco, CA
Incredible reading. I'm speechless. Now I know I'm on the right track. Thank you so much. I just finished reading your books, too. They're the best ever.
You are the most inspirational astrologer. Because of your work I actually understand what my north node is asking, and it seems I may go beyond just hearing the call ... Thank you!
M., San Diego, CA
Tom, this last reading was so very, very helpful!!! It brought sooo much joy into my space, as if a big chunk of myself returned to me. It totally validated and clarified my present inner process. I feel very humbled, don't know how to thank you.
D., Tenerife, Spain
Many thanks for the interesting reading. It was quite unique. I have spent a lot of time studying my own chart, and I have never sufficiently appreciated the role of Chiron.... I found your reading sophisticated and useful.
J., Newton, MA
Tom Jacobs combines his many areas of expertise to give a very informative, helpful and fun reading. I came in feeling confused, distressed and unfocused and left with a much clearer sense of who I am and what I want and need to do. He gave me some suggestions for easy things to do to help on my journey. I am a very experienced "readee" and I highly recommend Tom.
B., Tucson, AZ
My experience with Tom Jacobs as an astrologer has been like a warm conversation with a caring friend....I get the feeling he never comes to astrology with a scripted statement, but responds in the living moment with intuitive, gentle and instructive guidance that I am free to take or leave, while sharing what he’s studied deeply as well as anything recently unearthed and discovered. Having that kind of warmth, freedom and support from any person is a gift, and Tom has it.
A., Los Angeles, CA
Tom gives you powerful tools to practice every day to create a difference in your life. He's the teacher I go to when I’m stuck.
J., Los Angeles, CA