Discover what has fascinated brilliant minds for thousands of years.

Far more than overly simple horoscopes we have all come to know, astrology is a merger of science, intuition, and observation. It was built on very clear, simple mathematics and theory. The meaning hidden within the movement of the planets has fascinated some of the most profound, intelligent thinkers in history. Come learn why they were so curious.

I help people come to understand what astrology says and what it doesn’t say. Astrology is not an oracle. Astrology is a blueprint that illustrates differences in how we communicate our needs, search for our life’s purpose, care for others, and nurture our strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about yourself, discover helpful tools in relationships, and have fun.

I host workshops in Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, and do private consultations for individuals and couples.

Carlen Young

Interpreting Cusps

Interpreting Cusps

Interpreting the cusps can be quite an art. There can sometimes be a fascinating mix between the two signs, and other times a clear switch into the next energy. Over time, as I study more of the physical nature and makeup of astrology, this metaphorical understanding has become increasingly helpful. It explains why the “fuzziness” of interpretation is more toward the end of a signs cycle, and not as much as the beginning of another. It also explains how a few degrees can create such a clear shift energetically.

Introduction to the Elements

Introduction to the Elements

The elements in astrology are based on the four element system, widely discussed in many different religions though time and around the world. The elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. We will discuss each one below giving you a small taste for their meaning. The idea here to begin to understand what astrologers mean when they say he has a lot of “water,” or she has a lot of “earth.”

I attended Carlen’s astrology workshop and it opened me up to a whole new perspective. As a scientist, I spent many years following the mainstream and disregarding astrology without giving it a chance.

The way Carlen is able to understand and explain astrology showed me how applicable it is to real life and how tangible it’s basis in logic is. Since that workshop, I have taken the basics he broke down and explained to me, and now I’ve become a total astrology junkie. I am able to express myself to other people (even those who generally disregard astrology without understanding) and simply reflect upon my own situations with an understanding of astrological undertones.

Since Carlen helped me to understand the foundations of astrology in only 1 workshop, I have successfully applied astrology to my life on so many different levels. Time and again, this knowledge has helped me to interpret, understand, cooperate and react appropriately to situations and relationships.

Carlen is so amazing and intuitive at what he does and I highly recommend his work!

Ashley Kim

I was gifted with an astrological reading with Carlen from my daughter, Rina on my sixtieth birthday. My mother was an astrologer and I have had a number of really good charts and sessions from a very early age including several from the late and lovely, great ‪Susan Junge.

Carlen’s precise, practical and humorous sense of cosmic reality was most refreshing. His insightful intuition was very helpful to me in navigating the unexpected turns I have experienced over the past few years. I highly recommend him as a guide of integrity and honor.

Lerin Ramsay Winter

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