Evolutionary Astrology with Chris Zydel

I have been doing astrology readings for a long time and I work with amazingly conscious and creative people.


Men and women who are DEVOTED to self awareness, to healing and to personal growth. And even with all the inner work that these folks have done, there are still profound questions that arise in their lives that they need some help in answering like:


What is my souls purpose? I know that I have a mission and a destiny to fulfill but I am not always sure that I am on the right track.


Why is it still sometimes so difficult for me to know what I want?cja_acc_sunred_001


How can I learn to accept and love all of myself especially those aspects of who I am that I judge and feel ashamed about?


What are my natural gifts and talents, how do I best support their growth and development and in what areas of my life can they be utilized to their fullest potential?


What is it that will allow me the greatest sense of happiness and fulfillment in my life?


A good astrology reading can answer all these questions… and more.

The type of astrology that I practice is very deep and rich and complex . Every time I do a reading it’s like being given the keys to the blueprint for this individual soul….. each chart is SO distinctive…. like a person’s fingerprint.


And it’s not at all predictive or fortunetelling. It’s a tool that allows people to hear their most profound longings and their souls mission in a very clear and compassionate way.


When I do a reading for someone they often cry because they feel so seen and understood. They get a sense of gentle, loving permission and validation to be EXACTLY who they are at a core level.


Astrology can help you with your stuck places, too!

There is always something that seems to get in the way of you manifesting the full wonderfulness that you are. Some old pattern that you keep circling around and tripping over again and again. The thing that you can’t believe is showing up yet one more time in your life.


An astrology reading can help to clarify and articulate that pattern and give you clear direction as to how to work with it, heal it and take steps to begin to move beyond it.


My readings do not put you in a box and I will never, EVER give you the feeling that you are trapped or doomed by planetary influences. Everything in your chart is there to provide you with an opportunity to learn and grow on the journey to becoming more conscious and accepting of yourself.

Astrology defines and supports positive options in your life

There is no such thing as a good or bad chart or good or bad aspects in a chart. Each chart is full of an incredible amount of information that can be framed as a series of choices. How you deal with the intriguing complexities and often powerful energies that are there in your chart is always up to you.


My job is to help you to see those choices more clearly so that you can create a life that is truly yours.

A life that is full of what is most meaningful to you.

A life where you feel like you are truly in touch with your deepest hearts desire.

And a map for how to bring all of the awesomeness that is the hallmark of your essential and authentic self into full and fabulous fruition!

If you would like more info about astrology check out my article Your Natal Astrology Chart: The Map Of Your Souls Purpose.


Some practical stuff you need to know

The information in an astrological reading is based on when and where you were born. For the reading to be most effective what I will need from you is your birthdate ( month, day and year), the exact time of your birth and the city and state where you were born ( if in the USA) or the city and country of your birth if you were born outside of the USA.


If you don’t know your birth time you might be able to get that info by tracking down your birth certificate.  There’s more info about how to go about doing that here.


I will also record the reading and send you a digital copy in the mail so that you can listen to it whenever you are needing some support, insight and encouragement.

Astrological readings with me…

I offer three different kinds of astrology readings which I have described below.


cja_acc_planet2orange_001_smallBirthchart Analysis:

An in depth look at major themes and issues in your life. The emphasis is on the positive, creative potential inherent in your chart, inspiring you to be all that you can be. In addition there are clear, compassionate warnings about traps and stumbling blocks that are most likely to keep you from a life well lived. (Approximately 90 minutes)

cja_acc_moonblue_001_smallTransits and Progression:

An examination of current trends, possibilities and potentials. This type of reading lets you know what the dominant planetary influences are in your life at the present time and how you can align yourself with them to your greatest advantage. (Approximately 60 minutes)

cja_acc_planet1purple_001_smallCouples Reading:

A relationship analysis of any two charts with a focus on common interactions between the two charts and how two people can best communicate and understand each other. There is also a focus on the larger potentials that the two charts create together. State where (city and state or country) where the two people met. Please note: this type of chart will only be done with the consent of both parties. (Approximately 120 minutes)

Astro Counseling:

Getting a birth chart reading can open you up to profound levels of self awareness around your persistent psychological strategies and challenging karmic patterns… what I fondly call “spiritual ground-hog day.” These are issues that have been with you for a long time and keep showing up again and again and again in ways that can be terribly frustrating. And you often need some more in depth support from an experienced guide or facilitator in order to make significant changes around these issues in your life. I LOVE facilitating that level of soul transformation and so am available to work with you one-on-one to shift these patterns, using the wisdom of your birth chart as your guidance system. (60 minutes)

The Astro Package Deal:

One of the ways that I use my knowledge of astrology is in helping you to identify some of your creative strengths and challenges through your birthchart. After you have gotten an in depth birth chart reading from me we can then spend 3 sessions exploring  how you can best implement and integrate the information into your daily life. (Approximately 3 session hours).


Find out how to get your own

Birth Certificate

Gift Certificates

You can now purchase a gift certificate for a friend or loved one. Use the buttons below and fill in your payment information. You will then get a gift certificate with a coupon code that you can print or email to the recipient that can be redeemed on this page.

Please note that gift certificates cannot be transferred to another event or service and are not refundable.



I am available to meet with you either in person (if you live locally) or on the phone. To book an appointment please use the calendar below.

To schedule a time to meet please use the calendar below.

1) To schedule a  Transits and Progressions reading or a Natal Chart reading, select the reading type below and follow the instructions to choose the date and time and pay for the appointment.

2) Make sure to verify your time zone so that meeting times are shown in your local time and then press the Set Time Zone button.

3) If you have a promotional code please click on the Redeem Coupon/Package button and enter in your code.

The Astro Package Deal

(Available only for those who have already had a Natal Chart reading with me).

Three 1 hour sessions exploring how you can best implement and integrate astrological teachings into your daily life.

After purchasing the package you will be sent a coupon code to your registered email. After receiving the code return to this page and use the “Redeem Coupon or Package” button to schedule your 3 Astro Counseling sessions in the box above;

What people are saying about Astrology Readings with Chris…

I’ve been iffy about astrology. Curious-ish. But super skeptical. Chris Zydel just fixed that in one fell swoop. She served up a beautiful bucket of laser-focused BOOM! that struck big chords + was a million kinds of useful. I heart Chris + her astromagic mojo is rock solid + totally rockstar-ish.
Fabeku Fatunmise

Business Awesomizer, Suck Exorcist, Sonic Alchemist

My reading with Chris wasn’t my first astrology reading, but my reading with Chris was unlike anything I’ve experienced before.

Chris’ reading touched me in ways that are hard to describe. It was like looking into my soul by way of the sun, moon and stars…literally. Chris shared things with me that I knew on some deep level, but hadn’t yet remembered in this life.

I left my reading changed. I came away knowing I am exactly where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I am here to do. And what I learned from my reading helped my rational mind relax more deeply into what my intuitive self has known. That’s a great gift when you’re living from the realm of intuition. To feel the mind relax around choices that sometimes don’t make logical sense is a great gift.

I also now have practical guidance to follow as I move further into my work in the world. Chris makes sure to share what the chart shows, as well as how to incorporate this knowledge into your everyday life – this is truly wisdom that you can use immediately.

One last thing: Chris’ loving presence in itself is a gift to be with. Everything she offers comes out of this presence.”

Julie Daley

Writer and blogger at Unabashedly Female

I don’t usually do this sort of thing.

But, after Chris gently guided me in opening to some very important discoveries about myself at one of her Wild Heart Painting retreats, I was hungry to explore.

She is an embracing, insightful soul and I trust her. I am another creative soul seeking daylight and reclamation. I arrived for my birth chart reading, open and ready to look into all the corners of my psyche.

Using my birth chart, Chris took me on a personal treasure hunt through the solar system, the astrological houses, time, and eternal mystery.

In the relaxed setting of her old, colorful Victorian studio, we opened up chests of insights and perspectives regarding the journey my soul has been on and what the universe has made available to me now for this lifetime.

Fascinated and amazed, I made connections to things I had felt or known inside as if they were awaking from sleep to recognize themselves in the mirror. Chris helped me to do that.

This was not just a New Age adventure; this was something ancient and real.

After we hugged and I emerged from her house of comfy furniture, open well lit spaces, paint jars and brushes, crafts and plants, I walked out into the sunlight feeling more whole than when I went in…more awake to the rich, deep, multifaceted soul within me and what we could do together. I smiled.

Carol Ann


Imagine… experiencing a cozy, warm-hearted conversation with an artist of astrology, whose intuition partners with years of experience in astrology, whose ability to listen in the spaces between words is only surpassed by her amazing grasp of your being and life path, whose sharing fans your inner own light of Knowing and Being.

This only partly captures my recent astrological reading with Chris. Although we haven’t met face-to-face, I truly felt like we were sitting across from each other, a candle lit, and sipping hot cocoa in beautifully crafted stoneware cups from the Southwest.

Previously, I had had two other astrological readings from obviously experienced practitioners and yet found confined by the readings in some ways—even while taking only what spoke to me. With Chris, I felt at once truly seen and invited to accept and expand all of my being. I am amazed still at how wonderfully she captured me in her reading, and we had a lovely sharing about what the shades and hues of my colors and shadows has meant in my life.

And now, as a result, my thinking and feeling what amazing opportunities will come to me by my invitation to become a more wholesome and vital elder. My experience with Chris connected deeply with my beginnings in shamanic journeying and the vision that is starting to take shape. And, even with all this, I had a blast! From the moment we started our phone conversation to the end of it, we shared joy, creativity, laughter, and connection. My heart and spirit sing with a richer, deeper voice now! Soul soaring!

My thanks, Chris!

Katey Simetra

Are you thinking of having an astrology reading with Chris Zydel? All I can say is, “SIGN UP NOW.” Her reading of my natal astrology chart was the clearest reading I’ve ever had (of many readings). The way that Chris reads the chart is positive, empowering and filled with love. She provided down to earth, understandable and clearly pertinent information. Not only was it incredibly relevant and aha-inducing, but Chris is MOST fun and wonderful and compassionate. If you want to understand yourself more deeply, I cannot say enough about Chris.

Nona Jordan

I had an astrology session yesterday with Chris Zydel which absolutely blew me away.

I booked the session because I am about to make a bit of a change in my work and wanted some support, to get a better understanding of what kinds of things I need to be more aware of, in order to make this change successfully.

I know my own intuition is my greatest guide, but I wanted some back-up. What I got went well above and beyond.

Everything Chris told me matched what my intuition and my dreams have been telling about where I am being called to grow. But Chris showed me a new perspective on the whole thing, like she shone a light on my blind spots which is more helpful than words can ever say.

I felt seen, in the most healing of ways. Loved and appreciated for who I am and also for who I can grow to be.

I felt wildly supported in making the change I want to make with my work. I feel cheered on and encouraged in becoming everything my own soul wants me to be.

Today I’m listening to the recording and taking notes. This is SO RICH.

I highly, highly, highly, highly recommend Chris’s astrology readings.

Andrea Schroeder

There was all this stuff I’d been struggling with for what seemed like way too long, but I just couldn’t understand what it was about or what might be needed to shift it.

Chris went seriously deep with pointing out the patterns and tendencies – and she didn’t hold back from telling me what she saw.

There was definitely no sugar-coating or telling me only the happy parts. She was compassionately truthful, which is exactly what I needed.

I’ve often felt as though I go through life stepping on the gas and the brake at the same time, and now it makes so much more sense. My chart shows that I need adventure and new experiences to thrive, but also that I’m extremely sensitive to the emotional energy around me. By “protecting” myself from uncomfortable environments (and thereby giving up those adventures), I was contributing to my own frustration and depletion.

Chris’ reading confirmed that teaching is the right path for me. She also helped me understand my superpowers better. They have to do with compassion and truth-telling, which is both exciting and terrifying, because it means I need to start bringing a new level of honesty and vulnerability to my writing.

Throughout the entire reading, I felt witnessed, understood and supported. And Chris always offered ways to work with the stuck parts, so I knew that if I was willing to put in the work, I didn’t have to stay stuck.

If you want to gain a much deeper understanding of yourself, your gifts, what’s getting in the way – as well as the way through – schedule a reading with Chris. Do it.

Victoria Brouhard

My reading with Chris changed everything.

For over a year I’d been struggling with a powerful undercurrent in my life, deep shifts that made me horribly uncomfortable and uncharacteristically confused. Why didn’t I talk to Chris sooner? Her loving, insightful and unique approach helped me understand what I was going through in a brand new way.

Suddenly I was living a new story, one that made sense and had meaning.

Chris’ wisdom shifted my perspective profoundly and revealed the hidden blessings of this challenging time. The relief was palpable and my gratitude immeasurable.

Chris also identified powerful patterns in my life, ones that have deep resonance and meaning. She showed me how they serve me and where they may be getting in my way. This was a gift.  Because it can be so challenging to see our own deeply engrained patterns, we often stay stuck in one way of being, one way of knowing. Chris was able to point directly towards the next steps in my personal evolution. She was able to see for me possibilities I knew in my heart to be true and that I am truly excited about pursuing.

I carry with me words, images and wisdom from the reading and refer to them often as touchstones, lighting my way and guiding me exactly where I’m meant to go.

Thank you, Chris.

Jamie Ridler

Creative living coach and director of Jamie Ridler Studios

The practical side of me would tell you I booked an astrology session with Chris “just for fun.”

And it was fun. But it was so much more that.

I had been sensing that there were certain elements of myself, talents and desires that I was ignoring. Secret, hidden (even from me) wishes and dreams and that I just couldn’t name. Since our session, they’re coming into view, glittering, and exciting me like crazy.

I’m starting to envision experiences I couldn’t have dared to imagine before; adventures I’m anticipating now with so much wonder and delight. And they seem so much more possible because I have a stronger sense of what I’m capable of, what I’m meant to do, who I am.

One of my favorite questions is: Could I really get away with that? Could I really get away with having more fun, shining more, following my heart? Yup. This experience helped me realize that the answer is pretty much always yes.

You couldn’t ask for a more encouraging, inspiring, or life-affirming guide than Chris. Her insight sparked epiphanies and possibilities for me that just keep rippling out into my life.

Briana Aldrich

A few weeks ago, I had a reading with Chris Zydel, and it was incredible and life-changing.

She invited me to see myself and my life journey in a whole new way, while simultaneously giving me the gift of being seen. It was truly amazing.

I feel like I have been on a quest for my true self and my life without a map, and Chris just handed me a simple but clear map to guide me on this precious journey.

She gently suggested what it might serve me to focus on, and what priorities it might serve me to honor. Soft and caring in her delivery, she invited me to explore new possibilities based upon what she saw in my chart, without in any way telling me what to do. And, present to the process and to any emotions that arose in me, she held me as my awareness of my path unfolded.

It was extraordinary experience, and I feel so grateful for my new and expanded understanding of my self and my journey here in this lifetime.

I am so enjoying inviting friends to get readings with her, including friends that offer astrology readings themselves. For those who want a sense of what they may be here to do an/or experience, and an expanded perspective on what is possible for them, it is an experience that is not to be missed.

I highly, highly recommend Chris’s work. She is a gifted astrologer and teacher.

PLK, Kensington, CA

My experience of effective and transformational use of astrological information is when a practitioner is a systems thinker and a storyteller. Chris is both of these to an exceptional degree. She sees the complexities of connection and impact in the stars as they relate to the individual. Chris deciphers this complexity into a story. The information she channels is powerful and playful. Her work empowers the individual to see possibilities, make choices and transform.

Julie Gieske

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