by Alison Price
1. Cleanse the space.
I don’t mean sweep the floor what I do mean is open a window, burn some incense or light a fragranced candle.
Clean the whiteboard and wipe the slate.
Past clients leave emotional residue and it is important to purge the atmosphere and yourself from any negative emotional buildup.
This practice clears your working space and helps you prepare psychologically for the next person.
2. File charts away
Seems obvious but it starts slowly with a few files on the corner of you desk and before you know it has grown into a quivering heap of papers.
Even if you only have two clients a week keep their chart notes and files neat and in a filing cabinet.
You will need to refer to them later if your customer contacts you or there is a question about the reading where more clarity is needed and the following year.
3. Close out comments.
I like to send a thank you note or email. It may be old fashioned but it is a way of having closure on the session.
Some clients will come back within a day or two with queries and questions and if I can remember the chart I will dash off an email spelling out the explanation.
Other clients will contact me two months after the reading with questions but by this time, if I have to look at the chart again, then there will be a perusal fee.
4. Follow up reminders.
If you diarize their birth date you can issue consultation reminders the month before their birthday.
Most astrologers’ offer a discount for all those with the same Sun sign as the transiting Sun. By this method all Virgo’s will receive a discount on astrology services during late August and early September every year.
Having follow-up consultations near their Solar Return charts helps so you don’t have to cast two.
5. Reinforce your weaknesses.
How did it go? Did you encounter a difficult part? Do you need to read up on a particular area of interpretation? Do you want to engage in a peer review with another astrologer?
Are you exhausted, drained, elated or a combination of all three? Complete your consultation review form.
Learn from each and every reading.
Don’t become complacent.
It is amazing what you can do.
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