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Counselling based on psychological and transpersonal astrology. The consultations aim at helping to deepen self-observation and assisting processes of personal transformation towards a more conscious reconnection of the ego and personality with the inner world.

The inner world is like a sacred and creative portal of the psyche. Through its subjectivity, it opens it up to the intuitive level and brings us closer to the spiritual dimension of our being. However, the psyche is also the realm of everything that is part of the subconscious, with its vast archive of unconscious memories, repetitive patterns, behavioural automatisms, instinctive impulses and traumatic scars. All of these derive from what we have already experienced, from the legacy inherited through our birth and from the context in which we have incarnated. Self-observation and openness to processes of personal transformation – sometimes assisted by therapies – are a helpful and complementary contribution to treading and developing a path of overcoming and freeing ourselves from the obstacles that limit access to what comes from our essence, allowing for a widening of consciousness and a rebalancing of our personality. Without transformation we become captive by our own nature, more reactive and prone to the impact and influence of what is external to us, more selfish and held back from the potential that will be accessible if, instead of a prison, the characteristics of the personality are transformed and developed as tools to serve in the quest for our essence and its manifestation.

About the counselling consultations

All consultations are based on a psychological and humanistic orientation, including the transpersonal and deeper perspectives of our Being, and are suited to address the natal theme from several angles – individual, biographical, familiar, relational, social, vocational/professional and karmic/evolutionary – according to what better meets the need of those who seek them.

The natal chart is interpreted as the basic matrix of the personality and its potential for transformation, towards the maturing of the person’s identity, the coordination and integration of the various functions of the psyche, an authentic and less conditioned expression of oneself, and the expansion of consciousness beyond the known limits and patterns.
The themes and issues brought up for consultation are observed from the present moment and current condition, taking into consideration ongoing situations and processes, relevant biographical references, life stages, cycles of evolution and a deeper understanding of subjective aspects inherent to the inner journey. Points of reference, self-observation and rhythms are identified which might help going through whatever Life brings to the consultee as an existential and learning experience in the present moment. The aim is to stimulate attention and openness to one’s subjectivity and the search for practical ways of tuning into the dimension of Being that transcends the personality, and for creatively expressing it.

The basic analysis of the natal chart helps us understand our unique personal matrix, which informs us about personality patterns and the psychological dynamics that most shape our behaviour, reactions, personal will and attitude towards Life.

The contextualisation of the present moment provides guidelines regarding where we are, subjectively and objectively, so we can deal with our own inner impulses for development without neglecting the surrounding circumstantial factors. Understanding current challenges and opportunities as processes that are subject to rhythms and cycles can help us become aware of a common thread, a deeper meaning that underlies them and connects them as an integral, holistic experience of living in the present.
The flow of the consultations tries to reflect, complement and widen the vision of those who seek them through a more sensitive and intuitive approach, rather than an analytical and exhaustive one, to the questions that arise.

Counselling Modalities

The modalities mentioned here come from the experience I’ve had throughout my counselling practice regarding the type of requests I receive. These are the most recurrent approaches, however, each meeting is unique, open to the needs of the person and of the moment, and does not have to be predefined.
A first time consultation is recommended as an initial basis for any other approach, especially if you’ve never had your chart read; and a follow-up consultation will generally be appropriate for subsequent meetings. 

Useful information

Counselling service

Consultations can be held online by videoconference via Zoom or on location in Santarém (PT).
All meetings are recorded in digital mp3 audio format (also mp4 video for online meetings) and then sent to you via a download link by email.
An image of the natal chart is also provided in PDF format (and printed on paper for in person meetings), as well as any additional notes in JPG format.
The entire context of the consultation, natal/personal data and archive files are bound by the principle of confidentiality.They are intended exclusively for the personal and private use of the consultee and archived for our future reference should the need arise, unless you state it otherwise.

Booking an appointment

Bookings can be made:

  • on our website, by filling in a brief contact form or by directly pre-scheduling the modality, date and time you want, using the form available for this purpose;
  • by email to astra@raiodeseda.sikairos.pt, indicating your name and telephone number;
  • by text message, indicating your name and email address to +351 961477409.

The consultation requires prior preparation, so please allow at least a 24 hours advance for booking, including for sending all the required data.
All booking requests are subject to confirmation by email or text message.

Required Personal Data

As you'll find in the corresponding forms, the following contact details are required when booking an appointment or pre-scheduling it online:

  • name (this will become your username)
  • email address
  • telephone contact
  • place of residence (+ county and district/region/state; country, if you live outside Portugal)

For the booking to be confirmed and for preparing the consultation, natal data and some additional information are also required:

  • full name (or at least first name and two surnames)
  • date of birth
  • time of birth, as accurately as possible.*
  • place of birth (+ county and district/region/state; country, if you were born outside Portugal)
  • indication of topics and/or questions relevant to the consultation
  • place where you spent your last birthday 

*If you don't know the exact time of birth: try to check it on the birth certificate, baby book or with family members; otherwise indicate a probable window for the time of birth (e.g. between 10am and midday); or mention the time of the day (e.g. dawn, morning, afternoon, sunset, until midnight, late night).

If you book again after you've had your first appointment, you will need to mention any eventual changes to your contact/residence information and provide additional details, depending on the intended  modality.

The data provided will only be used for its intended purpose and will not be passed on, fully or partially, to third parties. You will also have access to a personal profile where you can view it, change it or request the deletion of your record.

Consultation fees and payment

Consultation fees vary according to its modality and/or duration:

  • first time consultation, relationship and in-depth consultations (or any appointment lasting from 3 to 3h30) 70€;
  • follow-up, annual and thematic consultations (or any appointment lasting from 2 to 2h30) €60;
  • brief consultations (or any appointment lasting around 1h30) 50€;
  • mini-consultations/clarifications (or any appointment lasting up to 1 hour) 30€;

In exceptional cases of precarious financial situation, unemployment or other justifiable reason, one of the following solutions will be agreed: scheduling a later payment date; payment in instalments; adjusting the fee according to our mutual possibilities; barter; probono.

Payment is made after the meeting is held and can be done:

  • by bank transfer or MBWay
  • in cash (only in face-to-face meetings)
  • by PayPal (for residents outside Portugal or if this is your preferred option).

Payment details will be provided at the end of the meeting or immediately after by email. The corresponding invoice/receipt will be issued electronically through the portuguese tax portal, if it is requested along with indication of the VAT number for that purpose.

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Individual appointment
First Time Consultation - Natal Chart and Present Outlook
An in-depth approach, with greater focus on the natal chart theme and some biographical references, is essential as a first consultation - especially when one has never had an astrological reading before. This modality also includes a general outlook on the present moment, identifying current relevant processes (with greater detail within the last year and up to a year after our meeting) and addressing topics or questions brought up during the consultation.
necessary additional details

No additional details regarding those mentioned in the useful information section are necessary.

duration and consultation fee

3h to 3h30 (3h15 average)

€70

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Individual appointment
Follow-up Consultation - Update or Continuity
The update sessions take a detailed look at the current situation, ongoing processes and specific questions posed by the consultee. They are not necessary within a year after a first time consultation. They cover about two to three years time, with a recent retrospective and a short-term outlook. They also recall and/or identify mid and long-term aspects that tie in with the present. The continuity sessions complement, develop and deepen the reading of the first consultation, and include addressing specific questions or focussing on specific themes. There is no need for predefining a specific consultation modality, for these meetings are carried out with an attitude of attentive, sensitive and intuitive assessment of the consultee's situation, condition and needs.
necessary additional details
  • an update of your contact details;
    indication of the place where you spent your last birthday (+ municipality; country, if it was not in Portugal);
  • indication of the place where you'll likely to be on your next birthday (+ municipality; country, if it's outside Portugal);
  • indication of the place where you'll likely to be on your next birthday (+ municipality; country, if it's outside Portugal);
  • indication of relevant topics or questions to be considered in the consultation.
duration and consultation fee

2h to 2h30 (2h15 average)

60€

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Individual appointment
Annual Consultation - Birthday / Solar Return
An approach focussed on the annual theme and current questions within the period of about a year, based on the interpretation of the solar return chart - the astrological anniversary corresponding to the moment when the Sun returns exactly to its position in the natal chart. What does the annual cyclical renewal bring us as a potential for our life and consciousness? What personal will, needs, disposition, direction, crucial issues and areas of experience stand out now? Which rhythms and moments of the year should receive our particular attention?
necessary aditional details
  • an update of your contact details;
  • indication of the place where you spent your last birthday (+ municipality; country, if it was not in Portugal);
  • indication of the place where you'll likely to be on your next birthday (+ municipality; country, if it's outside Portugal);
  • indication of relevant topics or questions to be considered in the consultation.
duration and consultation fee

2h to 2h30 (2h15 average)

70€

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Individual appointment
Thematic Consultation - Close-up View
A narrower thematic focus approach, for when it's appropriate to observe in detail and depth a certain subject, for example, a particular area of life, a specific biographical period, a vocational profile, a professional or social integration outlook, personal and family issues, relationship patterns, crisis periods, processes of fragility and pain, crystallisation in repetitive patterns, etc. It can also work as a complement to one's self-observation and as counselling support for those going through therapeutic processes.
necessary aditional details
  • an update of your contact details;
  • indication of the core subject(s) to be addressed in the consultation.
duration and consultation fee

2h to 2h30 (2h15 average)

60€

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Individual appointment
Inner View In Depth Consultation
Aimed at understanding the details of certain rhythms in our life path and the coordinated integration process of the personality, while becoming a potential tool at the service of its spiritual origin and dimension. This process implies steps of deep personal transformation and the broadening of consciousness towards something unknown. The potential in our consciousness to open up and somehow relate to the transcendent and immanent levels of Life is observed by the way how these surface in the person's ego (inspiring and challeging it) and how this is expressed through the personality's energetic matrix. The approach is directed towards transpersonal processes and dynamics, aided by: the signifiers of 'the appeal of the divine in the psyche' - Pluto, Neptune and Uranus; - Chiron, signifying the process of spiritual opening and healing; the evolutionary axis traced by the Lunar Nodes; an other relevant indicators. The consultation tries to address subjects such as: the evolutionary process under the Karmic Laws, while opening up and tuning in with a higher purpose and higher levels of the Cosmic Laws; relevant karmic aspects - inheritance of individual and collective patterns;the unconscious dynamics present in the personality - subconscious, archetypal and intuitive ( supraconscious); subjective experience; creativity; internalisation; purification; alignment; withdrawal; service.
necessary aditional details
  • an update of your contact details;
  • indication of relevant topics or questions to be considered in the consultation.
duration and consultation fee

3h to 3h30 (3h15 average)

70€

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Individual or two-person appointment
Relationship Consultation - Relational Patterns / Synastry
Aimed at observing various types of relationship issues - family, romantic, marital, professional, friendship, social, partnership or group/team. It comprises the identification of: potentialities and challenges, affinities and points of friction, potential paths towards complementarity and synergy; suggestions for self-improvement in terms of communication, coexistence and balancing personal power in the relationship; reflection in order to acknowledge points of shared focus and to envision common or compatible goals. Ones' self-image and the quality of our relationship with ourselves have strong implications for the dynamics and quality of any interpersonal relationship. They are the first filter - and also the first obstacle - that stands between the self and the other.For this reason, these consultations are based on the observation of the consultee's relational patterns as its central core for reflection and for addressing the topics involved. Personal transformation is emphasised as the first step and the main form of clarification, acceptance and empowerment towards a more appropriate and balanced relationship. In some situations, this self-transformation is valued as the main contribution to defining, managing and letting go when going through the process of closing a relationship, or when one's dealing with rejection, absence or loss. As an aid to understanding the situation of the consultee, the way how the people in the relationship combine, creating a common field of sharing, learning and evolving, is also observed, through the interpretation of certain aspects of synastry (the matching and mismatching of personalities) and the combined chart (the unique field generated and shared in the relationship). In a two-person consultation, greater emphasis is placed on the combined chart's themes, on how it relates to the individual charts and to each one's own characteristics and patterns, always raising awareness for an attitude of self-observation, self-transformation and dialogue for mutual benefit.
necessary aditional details
  • an update of your contact details;
  • a summary of the core subject(s) to be addressed in the consultation (type of relationship and topics to be considered);
  • for an individual appointment: the natal data of the person concerned (if you don't know the birth time and place, the birth day will suffice);
  • for a two-person apointment: the contact details and natal data of the accompanying person.
duration and consultation fee

3h to 3h30 (3h15 average)

70€

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Individual or up to three-person appointment
Parents and Children Consultation - Childhood and Adolescence
These consultations are dedicated to assisting parents with regard to their children and the challenge of parenting. For the childhood period, the aim is to understand the aspects, characteristics and conditions present at the age they are going through, so that parents can provide a more balanced support and deal better with the processes they are going through themselves. This way they might handle better the circumstances of parenthood. For the adolescence period, in addition to what has been mentioned before, issues related to the age shift, the discovery of self-identity, personal potentialities and vocational profile are closely observed, preferably in their presence -should they show interest in doing so. The possibility for individual consultation with minors is also available, subject to parental authorisation.
necessary aditional details
  • an update of your contact details;
  • natal data of the other parent and of the child or adolescent;
  • indication of relevant topics or questions to be considered in the consultation.
duration and consultation fee

3h to 3h30 (3h15 average)

70€

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Individual appointment
Brief Session or Mini Consultation/Clarification
The first option is suitable for those who have already had their first consultation and other more detailed sessions and know their natal chart theme well, allowing us to have a synthetic outlook of ongoing situations or address specific questions in a shorter meeting. Mini consultation/clarification option corresponds to very short sessions, aimed at clarifying doubts arising from previous consultations or to complement/close them when necessary.
necessary aditional details
  • an update of your contact details;
  • indication of relevant topics or questions to be considered in the consultation.
duration and consultation fee

Brief: approximately 1h30 | 50€
Mini: up to one hour | 30€

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consultation booking

You can request an appointment here, simply by filling in your contact details, or by pre-scheduling right away, selecting the chosen modality and preferred appointment date and time, within the available slots.

For the first option, you will be informed regarding available slots so that we can proceed with the booking. For the second option, you will receive confirmation about my availability to book your appointment according to the pre-scheduled options.
Either way, you will receive a reply to your request as soon as possible and will be asked to fill in your personal data and any necessary additional details.

The consultation requires prior preparation, so please allow at least a 24 hours advance for booking, including for sending all the required data.

All booking requests are subject to confirmation by email or text message.
If, for any reason, you need to cancel your appointment, please give us at least a 24 hours in advance notice by email, unless unforeseen circumstances or absolute necessity situations should arise (in this case,  send your notice ASAP by email or text message). You can also ask for a reschedule within the available slots (if possible 12 hours or more before the confirmed date/time of your scheduled appointment).

If you have any further questions or prefer not to book online, you can contact me by email (astra@raiodeseda.sikairos.pt) or sms (+351 961477409) and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Please don’t forget to indicate your name, email address or telephone number, depending on the chosen option.

Thank you for your request,

Patrícia Nazaré Barbosa,  raio de seda

The data provided will only be used for its intended purpose and will not be passed on, totally or partially, to third parties. You will also have access to a personal profile where you can view it, change it or request the deletion of your record.

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