One of the benefits of working as an astrologer it it helps me on track. It is well known by counselors of all types that you invariably attract clients with experiences or challenges that mirror you’re own. In my case that means I am going to work with a lot of commitment-phobic freedom loving types.
I am old enough to appreciate this lifestyle has a distinct downside and have worked very hard to devise a way where I could enjoy the immense benefits of committed partnership while not relinquishing my person hood. I’ve managed this now and I feel good about helping others who want to move in this direction but every time I do I am reminded to keep my own self on track. It’s like the AA model, I suppose. You stay sober by helping others get sober.
I am seeing a counselor with my son to deal with a trauma. I outlined my very defined and developed knowledge about a certain thing and he responded by telling me a story from his life with the same hallmarks as the story I’d just told him. Eureka, I thought! He knows what I am talking about. I felt like I hit the lottery.
If someone comes to me and I can’t relate to their problem, I refer them.