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Astrologer Carolyne Faulkner at Urban Retreat

Tried And Tested: Astrology Consultation With Carolyne Faulkner

Already one of the city’s most luxurious beauty destinations, Urban Retreat at Harrods now adds another string to its bow by welcoming renowned Spiritual Astrologer, Carolyne Faulkner, to its team of experts.

The ancient practice of Astrology represents the understanding and the interpretation of the relationship between the astronomical and human worlds. We met with Carolyne to discover how our astrological chart may impact everyday life, and contribute to overall wellbeing.

The Consultation
The appointment takes place in a low-lit Urban Retreat treatment room, on Harrods' 5th Floor, accessed by a maze of lacquered tunnels in the heart of Harrods. The chairs are set up opposite each other and Carolyne explains that she begins each session with light meditation - five minutes listening to Buddhist chanting with closed eyes is the ideal way to relax into the session.

Next, Carolyne requests date, time and place of birth, and from this data pulls up a chart that determines the position of the planets, moon and sun at birth. This, Carolyne explains, has a great impact on a person’s life, personality, romantic relationships and even financial outcome.

It’s true that a lot of information can be gleaned from this map of the sky. Carolyne is incredibly accurate in describing my personality type, and touches on spookily accurate facts about childhood behaviour, as well as current day inner musings. She is keen to point out that she is not a fortune teller, and cannot see into the future, but instead identifies areas of strength and weakness and suggests ways to enhance or remedy. She also pin points dates and periods of time that will prove significant; from the Jupiter Transit to the Saturn Return, she explains and advises on how these planetary movements can impact on thoughts and, subsequently, life.

The Verdict
An hour spent with Carolyne is as inspiring as it is enlightening. Unlike psychic practices, astrology is interpretation based on proven data, and is the perfect way to enhance self-awareness.  While it will not give a yes/no reply to your questions, it will give an insight into how you can choose your own answer.  Don’t be put off by the idea of astrological jargon, Carolyne explains everything in basic terms, and also encourages recording the session so you can listen to your reading again, and conduct your own further research into any areas of particular interest.

To book a consultation with Carolyn Faulkner, please call +44 (0)207 893 8333 or visit the Urban Retreat website.

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