Joyce Van Horn
Evolutionary Astrologer & Life Coach
When I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco at the age of 5, I knew I was home. At 11, I got my hands on my first ever astrology book. It changed my life. While this troubled my Sunday-go-to-meetin’ parents, I was obsessed. I looked and listened to the night skies and knew that they were conscious and alive, just like me. Since then, I’ve become fluent in the language of astrology.
In the 1980’s, I left behind my “bah, humbug” husband and decided to become a professional astrologer. In my own “believe in the biggest and best” Sagittarian way, I saturated San Francisco with hot-off-the-press business cards introducing me as a “Psychic Astrologer.” Clients came, and then more, mostly by word of mouth (the first client I ever read for paid me $10. I was thrilled.) “Marketing strategy” was a term I’d never heard of.
I met with people in my post-divorce home, an early 1900’s renovated horse carriage. We sat at my kitchen table (truth be told, it was my only table). I was referred to as “that hippie chick who likes the Grateful Dead and gives pretty good readings.” I didn’t care what anyone called me as long as they continued to come. Meanwhile, I obsessively read every astrology book and article I could get my hands on, attended lectures and joined a small astrology group. I kept my fingers crossed that I was making some kind of sense to my clients rather than pure nonsense. To this day, some of those clients still come in.
To date, I’ve done thousands of readings remotely and in person, tutor, train students in Evolutionary Astrology, write (astrologically and otherwise), facilitate astrological retreats, and happily muck about in general. My latest passion is the integration of Evolutionary Astrology with Life Coaching in order to better meet the needs of my clients.
On a personal note, I sing to my cats, smile at strangers, and live life with wonderful irreverence. Because I’ve dreamed big for myself and created what I want, I know it’s possible for others, too. No matter how many times I’ve fallen flat on my face, I’ve come up laughing. I’ve tossed all of this together like some wild salad and dressed it with humor and love. The sky’s the limit and miracles are in no short supply. Most of all, I thank my lucky stars.