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"You know when it feels like the Universe, God, whatever you want to call him/her, is so clearly sending you a message? It's how I felt about this reading! It felt really spot on."
- Grace L, astrology client


We call it a “reading” because astrology is a language built on archetypes, and a birth chart is a story. When I read a birth chart, I’m translating the core story that anchors it: the central themes and narratives that help divulge your unique needs, values, conflicts, and cravings.

There tends to be a gentle moral at the center — a lesson to learn, a challenge to meet, or a pattern to break. The chart can’t foretell exactly where you’re going or why, but it can show you how to be along the way. 

At its best, a birth chart reading provides permission and freedom to embrace the gritty truth of who you are. It might reveal something new to you, but it’s more likely to clarify what you already know in your bones — what’s built into you, but perhaps buried, denied, or resisted for whatever ways it defies your presumed “shoulds.”

In your initial one-hour reading, I’ll explore these foundations with you.


I’m not a whole-head-in-the-stars kind of human. I’m interested in astrology as a tool for earthly grounding — not the only tool, but one that pairs beautifully with other systems (like coaching, therapy, journaling, and even personality quizzes) to help unearth and examine important bits of personal truth, path, and purpose.

I’m not a psychic or fortune-teller, either, though I do use my intuition. I’m just your weird friend who spent way too many hours geeking out over this complex language, so I can understand and share the juicy stuff with you.

I avoid making predictions or implying causation in my readings. I don’t see astrological events as instigations (or explanations) of our lived experiences, but as moments of alignment. To explain: humans are products of nature, and nature functions as a complex system of interconnected species and biomes and repeated patterns. We knew this intimately in the early days of our evolution, when the sky was our primary technology for determining where we were and where we were headed. When we apply astrological wisdom today, we remember that we’re built for correlation with the natural shifts of the earth and universe; that the stars have always contained coded information to help us move forward. Mercury Retrograde will never “make you” lose your phone, but to lose your phone during Mercury Retrograde is to remember that you’re tugged — and thus, sometimes in surprising ways, held — by life’s larger rhythms.


"My session with Leah was extremely validating, and I learned more about astrology that was applicable to me. It was a wonderful reading, and it furthered my interest and study in astrology!"
- Lea F, astrology client


Readings take approximately 60 minutes, though I try not to get too obsessively precise about it, and they’re held via Zoom (though a basic phone call is also an option, if that’s what you prefer). I’ll send you the recording afterwards, so you can re-listen as much as you’d like.

Sliding scale pricing is always available for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or disabled folks as needed — please email leah@thecorestories.com to let me know what would be doable for you. 

"I have been SAVORING your birth chart reading...I want to listen over and over again. It's the best astrology reading I've ever had, truly. It is inspiring me in totally new ways."
- Heather S, astrology client


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