Marlena Applebaum

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Astrological Counseling



“The birth chart is a blueprint of the seed image of the soul, an archetypal map of the psyche... The astrological client is the ultimate expert on his or her own soul image, and the astrologer is simply the expert in the symbolic language of astrology... The science of astrology is the astrologer’s understanding of the complex symbolic language and its infinite possibilities for expression in human life. The art of astrology is the astrologer’s ability to connect the client’s everyday experiences to this symbolic language in a meaningful way. The astrologer, like the analyst, can act as mid-wife to the unfolding personality.”

~Michael McLay



Astrological analysis of any kind reveals potential, what could exist if backed by will and intention. A horoscope, i.e., natal or other chart, is a map of various possibilities and likelihoods latent within any individual or event that are triggered by assorted pressures and actions generated both from within and without. At every stage, every fork in the road, there is choice involved.”

~Stephen M. Smith




Integrating astrology and psychology together is a natural fit and an extremely useful tool for everyday life, as well as for psycho-spiritual exploration and growth. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA and bring my diverse experience, wisdom, and empathy into all of my work. I have been immersed in the language of [Western] astrology my entire life, but was inspired to begin a deeper study of this ancient system of knowledge years ago during my first Saturn Return. Consultations are available for $125 per hour, in person in Asheville NC, over the phone, or via Skype — single consultations or a series of sessions for in-depth work. I accept payment on a sliding scale if needed. I provide a digital audio recording of all sessions.

  • Explore your birth chart to cultivate deeper self-understanding, self-awareness, and self-acceptance.

  • Look at the timeframes for planetary correlations that are unfolding — currently or for different periods of time over the course of your life.

  • Understand relationship dynamics between you and others, and gain insight into the growth purposes of the relationship.

  • Choose the birth time for important events. 

 Contact me to schedule a consultation. Gift Certificates available.

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