Celestial Awakenings' Founder, Teresa Betcher, M.S.W., has had an ongoing love affair with astrology ever since she came across her first astrology book at age 16, over 40 years ago. Although she pursued a number of different career paths over the years, Teresa always spent personal time learning about and practicing astrology. Later on, she returned to school to earn a master’s degree in social work. While
working in social services, Teresa had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people of all ages. It soon became clear to her that bringing together the two arts/sciences of social work and astrology created a natural "match made in heaven."
Astrology encompasses the metaphysical, as well as physical, realms of human experience. Because it does so, it offers us insights into ourselves at a much deeper, broader level than just the psychological, sociological, etc. Therefore, combining the wisdom of astrology with the knowledge of social work brings together the best of both worlds. From the very first consultation, Teresa has a person's "blueprint" for life - his or her birth chart. This powerful, reliable, unwavering guide instantly describes the most important patterns and themes in someone's life. Astrology empowers people to move directly into deeper interpretations of themselves and their lives, and then progress more quickly on their life journeys in a more focused, purposeful way.
Teresa recently relocated to New Mexico from Chicago, where she resided for over 30 years and has had a professional astrology practice since 2004. (She is very happy to be living now in warm, sunny Albuquerque instead of cold, wintry Chicago.) While Teresa will continue to provide consultations to long-time clients from the Midwest, she is looking forward to sharing the gift of astrology with her new neighbors here in the Southwest.
With her counseling background, Teresa will be drawing upon her professional experiences to consult with adults of all ages, as well as children and their families, and to add greater depth to her astrology sessions. After listening closely to your questions and concerns, she will clearly identify the kinds of information and insights that you need so that you can address them specifically. Teresa will then provide you with the most positive possible choices and/or options available for most effectively responding to your personal circumstances. Whenever appropriate, she will also share additional outside resources that may be of further support to you.
Teresa loves to support FAMILIES by assisting parents, children, and siblings to better understand, improve, strengthen, and deepen their relationships with one another.
Teresa is a member of both the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR).