Good Career Advice
Ed Kluska’s Astrology & Mindful Living Newsletter
A recent article in the New York Post entitled “Professionals are turning to astrologers for career advice” offers the following insights.
Two years ago Heather Silverman was on the fence about taking a job as a video editor at a reality show. Frustrated and at a professional crossroads, the 12-year industry veteran wanted a second opinion. But instead of consulting a career coach, she turned to someone else: an astrologer.
“I was shocked at how accurate it was. I did not know that the planetary placements in a person’s birth chart are linked with talents that can lead to solid career choices.”
It turned out that long-term editing gig helped provide her with the necessary techniques to tell a better story, which, two years later, led her to enter into a partnership with documentary film company in Manhattan.
Silverman is part of a growing number of professionals looking to see if the planets will align in the direction of their careers. Astrologers say they can thank, in part, the economic downturn that began in 2008.
Most people want to know if their birth charts support their instincts about their dream jobs, and to have a time-line to implement their strategies.
But with jobs still scarce, why risk going the nontraditional route for advice on overhauling and fine-tuning something as critical as one’s career?
Experts say it’s due in part to a prevailing one-size-fits-all approach to career strategy.
“The problem is, many traditional career counselors follow a strict methodology that doesn’t allow for a more creative approach to a client’s predicament or unique needs,” says Roy Cohen, a career coach.
Most of my clients already know something’s not working at work and have embraced the likelihood of change. They simply want more information on what’s entailed.
Getting your clients to follow more “creative” advice, however, is not always easy.
Neonakis once told a client, an international soccer figure based in Europe, that based on some planetary shifts in his chart, he needed to move out of the sports field and into the more philanthropic and children-focused humanitarian sector.
“He wanted to continue in sports, and I advised him he’d probably sustain a career-ending injury, which happened,” she says, adding that some clients do panic when faced with having to redirect or totally change their careers tied to astrological prediction. “But most of my clients already know something’s not working at work and have embraced the likelihood of change. They simply want more information on what’s entailed.”
Getting more information is what fueled Kira Kohrherr, 35, who lives in Tribeca and is the founder and president of K Public Relations, to book her first career-focused astrology consultation in 2012.
“I had already done my own market analysis and consulted with business experts, but wanted an additional perspective, including the best time to launch,” she says. Edut saw the project as a “good move,” noting both a “motherhood” motif in the birth chart as well as an upcoming cycle for “reinvention.” That was all the impetus Kohrherr needed to launch FitBump last summer.
“I was amazed [at] how understanding the themes in one’s birth chart can give you direction, as well as the confidence to take it to the next level,” she says.
An entrepreneurial direction was also in the stars for David Gallaher, a comic-book author in his late 30s who lives and works in Ditmas Park. In 2010, a long-term comic-book contracting gig — his primary income source — went belly-up. Newly cynical about his industry, Gallaher was ready to consider a new career path.
“The astrologer I consulted underscored a strong partnership and communication focus in my chart, and told me I’d be better off in an entrepreneurial setting.” Taking his astrologer’s advice to heart, in 2012 he co-founded and launched a comic-book series, “The Only Living Boy.” And he’s glad he listened up.
“That astrologer was an objective sounding board, and homed in on my drive to be successful.”
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