Michael is both a meditation teacher and an astrologer at The Millvale House.
As a meditation instructor and guide, Michael utilizes his experience as a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and Siddha Mahayoga. A Millvale resident with 25+ years of meditation experience, he has taught and led meditation at the Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center, Shambhala Meditation Center of Pittsburgh, and as a Buddhist Prison Chaplain at Allegheny County Jail. He has worked with meditation in the context of healing trauma and physical dis-ease at the Three Rivers Free Clinic For The People. His approach to teaching meditation at The Millvale House is non-denominational and welcoming to any path or tradition.
As an astrologer, Michael practices in the true sidereal tradition, also called 13-sign, astronomically accurate, or constellational astrology. True sidereal astrology doesn't use an approximate zodiac like mainstream western, western sidereal, or vedic astrology use. It instead uses the actual constellations in the sky - the constellations that the zodiac signs take their names from - the constellations that our ideas about astrology come from. A student of the true sidereal pioneer Athen Chimenti, Michael is committed to empowering his clients, recognizing and encouraging their autonomy, and providing astrological perspective to help them make their own choices. As a dedicated spiritual practitioner, he approaches astrological consultation as an extension of his spiritual practice - always seeking to meet and exceed the ethical guidelines of the International Society for Astrological Research.
About Sessions with Michael
Michael practices true sidereal astrology, which is oriented to the actual heavens: the way it was practiced by ancient peoples. This is different from mainstream western astrology, which uses a zodiac that is oriented to the seasons of the northern hemisphere... and hasn't been accurate to the constellations since 221 AD.
Types of Sessions Available:
.: Natal chart interpretation :: 2 hours long :: $120 :.
This is where I recommend starting; a deep and thorough study of a map of the heavens at the moment of birth.
.: Transits report :: 1 hour long and up :: $60/hr :.
Transit readings compare the relationship between the natal chart to the movement of the planets in the heavens. A transit reading will give you an idea of the celestial energies at play during a time period.
.: Solar & Lunar return :: 90 minutes long :: $90 :.
Looking for a birthday present for someone? Just want to know what the year ahead holds? Solar and Lunar returns have long been used as a predictive method to gain insight into these matters.
.: Synastry & Relationship report :: 90 minutes long :: $90 :.
We can use astrology to examine the characteristics of relationships, seeing where its natural strengths lie, and identifying areas that need balance or support. It's like taking the astrological pulse of a relationship.
.: Astrocartography & travel report :: 1 hour long and up :: $60/hr :.
With astrocartography, relocated charts, and other travel-oriented analysis, we can gain insight into what energies may prevail in certain places here on our planet.
.: Ask Me anything :: 1 hour and up :: $60/hr
You can ask me anything. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your question, and I will respond by letting you know if I think I can help you.