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"I had a 90 minute natal reading and loved every international second of it. "
I had a 90 minute natal reading and loved every international second of it. I have had my chart read and explained to me before, but not like this. She explained the deep seeds that make me, me. We explored my potential & acknowledged the fire. Why I have certain traits.
My North Nodes have become the light in the storm.
Jaliessa was very warm and I felt super comfortable with her. We had a Skype session even though I'm all the way in New Zealand and a day ahead, it was punctual and very professional.
I'm continuing with her Moon Meditations. I love this new practice in my life. I am finding the grounding I need. Jaliessa is a witch. Don't be surprised if she tells you things about you that you've never told anyone :)
"I recently had my first ever chart reading and I am so happy I chose to do it with Jaliessa."
I recently had my first ever chart reading and I am so happy I chose to do it with Jaliessa. I have often felt intimidated by the complexity of astrology and was unsure of its value for me without having a deeper understanding first. A chart reading can be a vulnerable experience as we open ourselves up to the cosmic aspects of our individual lives and learn to see the patterns that are woven through them. Jaliessa spoke kindly and gently but also directly and from a place of deep knowledge and understanding. I could feel the power in what she was telling me as her intuition and wisdom shone through every word she spoke.
Through the lens of my chart, she illuminated so many physical and emotional themes that I have experienced or am currently experiencing in my life and I was able to learn ways in which I can channel my self expression and creativity into something transformative in my life and work. She gave me practical tools for my own spiritual practice and encouragement in becoming comfortable with myself, a theme that has come up for me a lot throughout my life, and one in which she read spot on in my chart. Following my reading, I feel like I am ready to embrace the potential changes and challenges on my horizon, with a little more confidence in myself and the path that I am walking down. I see the value in regular chart readings and look forward to scheduling more with Jaliessa!
"(My) reading provided further affirmation that my intuition and direction was written in the stars"
My reading with Jaliessa was so informative and in tune. The information and words I was given were extremely helpful in aiding me not only on my journey towards self-discovery but also in understanding the importance of the work I do in the world and will be called to do in my future.
Jaliessa spent time highlighting the importance of my north and south nodes and brought a lot of understanding to my chart that I was not familiar with. The time we spent here helped reinforce a lot of the foundation for work I was already feeling called to, our reading provided further affirmation that my intuition and direction was written in the stars and there was no denying its movement in my body, in my hands, in my voice.
The fact that many of the things we talked about were close to many of the things I have been unpacking in my personal therapy sessions, showed how connected Astrology can be to our day to day and lived realities and how connected Jaliessa is to her practice and knowledge!
I highly recommend spending time with Jaliessa if you are both new to astrology or knowledgeable/well versed in your chart. Her insight can help clarify questions, reveal deep and important aspects of who you are, or provide answers to questions your intuitive self has thought but never asked out loud! Take the step to voice them out, and let Jaliessa be a channel of ancient wisdom and knowledge we have the privilege to access in this time!
"(Jaliessa) is very well versed in astrology and was able to relate her knowledge to me in an approachable, useful way. "
"I highly recommend working with Jaliessa to learn more about your birth chart. Before we met she asked me what I wanted to get out of the reading allowing her to center our conversation around my interests and needs. I felt Jaliessa really valued my experience the whole time, continuing to check in during the reading and following up via email afterward. She is very well versed in astrology and was able to relate her knowledge to me in an approachable, useful way. I plan to make another time to discuss further dimensions of my chart.”
"It felt like I'd called on that old friend who KNEW ME and had my best interest at heart. "
"I had never had my chart read or explained to me and I knew there was so much more to know besides my sun sign and when I found Jaliessa through her Instagram account (and also on TheHoodWitch account) I knew she was a good fit for teaching me more. We did a one hour Skype call and she broke down the basics of my chart and gave me SO much accessible information. I wasn't asking any very specific questions but she still gave me insight on how my chart might help me better to understand my unique gifts and challenges in a way that empowered me to step into my own clarity. She was very knowledgeable and kind so don't be intimidated!
You know how when shit is going on in your life you would rather reach out to a good friend who knows where you're coming from than reach out to an acquaintance? Well she knew so much from looking at my chart that it felt like I'd called on that old friend who KNEW ME and had my best interest at heart.
I can't say enough good things about it and I certainly plan to schedule another call."
"I teared up at the truthfulness of what she shared."
“Prior to my chart reading, I sent Jaliessa a set of interpersonal concerns I wanted to cover, including: the way resentment and entitlement show up in my romantic partnerships, my estrangement from family and whether it’s something I’ll regret, and why prioritizing aromantic friendships is so difficult for me. I also asked if she could generally illuminate the role of magic and spirituality in my life, and speak to some career-related challenges. I don’t know much about astrology and have always had a skeptical relationship to it, but chose to try this out because of how genuine, insightful, and intuitive I’ve found Jaliessa to be in everyday conversations. I kid you not- everything she shared with me, over the course of an hour and a half, undeniably made sense. As she explained various aspects of my chart, she gave down-to-earth examples of certain thought processes and patterns of behavior I might have, along with tangible suggestions for change and coping: we talked about making pros/cons lists, why I can’t stick to psychotherapy, getting an apprenticeship in a new field I’m intimidated by, creating a structured ritual schedule, and what types of friendships I’d be fulfilled by. This, of course, is all in addition to the more abstract and widely applicable knowledge I gained about my personality.
Jaliessa sensitively shared with me that my chart made a few references to childhood trauma, and gave me the option of exploring that further or not. She’s very careful and compassionate, and didn’t push me into any uncomfortable territory I didn’t want to be in. We did explore it, talking about unresolved things I may need to address and the consequences of not doing so. I teared up at the truthfulness of what she shared. She offered that in a follow-up reading, we could come up with specific ways of approaching the situation that would suit my signs (and always gives follow-ups at a discounted rate).
Overall, the reading’s greatest value was in helping me be less hard on myself. I’m notoriously self-critical, so hearing Jaliessa put my ‘flaws’ in context has encouraged me to be more accepting, patient, and constructive in the way I think about those things. She’s very intentional, and in addition to explaining where my self-depreciating drive stems from, was sure to highlight the strengths of my chart and what I had to uniquely offer the world.”
"Jaliessa quickly assuaged any fears by creating a safe and open (digital) space."
"This was my first astrological reading and was unsure of what to expect. Jaliessa quickly assuaged any fears by creating a safe and open (digital) space. She was insightful, answered questions that I had, and offered practical strategies to move forward. More so, she was kind and nonjudgemental. I walked away from the reading feeling optimistic about the upcoming year and with a greater sense of how to care for myself. I would highly recommend Jaliessa to others!"
"I feel like I ended the reading with a clearer understanding of myself and a healthier perspective of my life's purpose."
"Jaliessa is incredible.
I'm honestly so grateful for her reading. Jaliessa was incredibly informative and took time to explain different technical aspects that I was having trouble understanding. I feel like I ended the reading with a clearer understanding of myself and a healthier perspective of my life's purpose. She was super kind and really professional and the way she related to astrology made me feel safe and understood in my intersecting identities. In the last week since my reading, I've been really able to see things about myself that she put into words. I appreciated my reading deeply, and I will definitely be a regular!"
"I really felt like she got me and my life/emotional struggle. In a loving but very direct way"
"I had a reading with Jaliessa of Obsidian Moon Astrology and it was a high quality experience. I found her to be clear, well-prepared and extremely well versed in astrology. Not to mention her strong intuitive sense and how she can convey her insights to those not so familiar with astro lingo. She was organized, had notes with her and a plan for how to use our time together. i didn't feel rushed or like too little info was served up.
She was wonderful at checking in to see if what she was saying resonated with me and if i had questions. I really felt like she got me and my life/emotional struggle. In a loving but very direct way - I felt like she could offer up how I might work with the energies of my natal chart to heal and get to where universe + my soul self are wanting me to go. she's great at giving past life/energetic insight (south/north node stuff) as well.
On a practical note - I liked that she displays your chart while she gives the reading, pointing to houses, aspects, planets etc. as she shares her thoughts. It makes it easy to follow along.
She really cares about her work and it shows. She takes it on with a great sense responsibility to her clients and respect for the work itself. and I don't feel like it's put on at all. She's serious about this stuff, wants to help, and she's got a real gift. So happy that she's out there, with full heart, sharing her skills with people"
"I honestly could have listened to her talk for hours!"
"My experience with Jaliessa was truly an eye-opener. She spoke to themes and patters of behaviour that have affected me my entire life - and articulated the dynamics at play with startling clarity. She also took away a lot of the shame I've felt for things I would call shortcomings in myself, because she explained why it happens, and even offered helpful suggestions for how to overcome and work with these things. Her approach was really positive and empowering. I could tell she'd spent a lot of time preparing for our chat, and I honestly could have listened to her talk for hours! I came away feeling like I understood myself a lot better, and with some powerful ideas about how to be kinder to myself and get out of my own way and start living a life more aligned with what I want. I'm so grateful to have found Jaliessa and would recommend her wisdom and insight to anyone seeking a bit of clarity about themselves and their lives."