At New Renaissance Bookshop, we offer a wide selection of Astrology Readings by some of the most insightful, caring, and well-trained astrologers in Portland.  

Cara James, Astrological Consultations, Intuitive Readings & Energy Healing

Feb. 2, Mar. 25

$180/90 min., $120/hr. or $60/half hr.

Cara James is an astrologer, clairvoyant, and healer, here to guide you in understanding your unique soul’s purpose and life lessons. She reads the energy in the cosmos at the time of your birth, along with the energy contained in your body and spirit. Cara brings awareness and healing to patterns and traumas, and inspires you to step into your best life. Your session may focus on your natal or couples composite chart, intuitive guidance, past lives, chakra clearing, cord cutting, updating soul contracts, and more.  Cara James is a trained clairvoyant, astrologer, artist, and seeker, as well as a certified practitioner of Soul Coaching®, Interior Alignment® Feng Shui, and Red Lotus Mysteries. She takes joy in helping people live out their passions and manifest their calling.

David Yarrow Wood, Evolutionary Astrology, Tarot & Reiki

April 1, May 6

$177/90min., $122/hr. or $66/half hr.

Evolutionary Astrology reveals the map of our soul’s journey through this lifetime. Within this rich symbology is a limitless well of information about our multidimensional existence, including who we have been (past lives/karma), who we are growing into (evolution), and how to access the timeless gifts of our own soul. Any topic that is up for you can be explored with this “big picture” modality for greater clarity and insight. The Tarot is a living spirit with which we can engage in dialogue for awareness and guidance around any situation. Reiki is pure energy from the Source of Creation. When we become a conduit to receive and direct Reiki energy, we allow healing, upliftment, grace, and love to enter any area of our lives that we so choose. David will work with any or all of these complementary tools at your request as we intuitively direct the session in the service of your highest good.  David Yarrow Wood is an Evolutionary Astrologer, energetic intuitive, and Reiki practitioner. Through his classes, consultations, and writings, David feels called to shift our relationship to the cosmos in a way that empowers and guides us. His weekly forecasts are available on his Facebook page ( and the New Renaissance email newsletter. David also teaches and offers private sessions at New Renaissance and out of his office in downtown Portland.

Kelly Davidson, Astrological Counseling Sessions

Feb. 6, 15, 21, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 21, 26 

$225/90 min., 150/hr. or $85/half hr.

Kelly Davidson goes beyond horoscopes, specializing in applying the system of astrology to modern life through predictive work. Believing that everyone came in with a unique map that is their astrological birth chart, Kelly helps clients around the world discover their life and soul purpose. With this information, Kelly guides people through challenges, transitions and the mysteries of life and helps them make the most of birthdays, romance, parenting, business, career and health.  Kelly Davidson has been following her life’s purpose as a compassionate supporter of others through the medium of astrology for over two decades.

Fedor Alvarado, Vedic Astrology Readings

Feb. 24

$150/90 min., $125/hr. or $65/half hr

Vedic or Stellar Astrology is based on the true position of the planets against the backdrop of the fixed stars in the sky. It provides insight into our nature, purpose, desires and their fruition, means to sustain ourselves, and self-transformation towards a more expansive life experience. In a Vedic reading with Fedor, you can expect to gain clarity on your life and its direction. You are encouraged to bring yo*Sesions están disponsibles en inglés o español!​  Fedor Alvarado has practiced Tropical/Western Astrology since 1973, and Stellar/Vedic Astrology since 1985. His practice draws on an M.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling with 27 years of professional experience in Bilingual Vocational Evaluation and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling for various organizations and the State of Oregon. Fedor was born in Venezuela and immigrated to the US in 1980. He is a member of Ananda Portland and lives in their intentional community, based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.

Jo Garceau, Shamanic Astrology Readings

Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 12, 19, 26

$150/90 min., $108/hr. or $60/half hr.
Have you had an awakening of spiritual and therapeutic gifts which you feel compelled to share? If you are one of those people who sense we are on the cusp of world change and want to help, let’s look at your dreams and what’s keeping you from manifesting them. In a reading with Jo Garceau, we’ll explore what’s likely to unfold over the next year for you related to career, relationship, travel, education, health, community service, and whatever is most pressing on your mind.  Jo Garceau is a Certified Shamanic Astrologer and Soul Coach who has read for clients internationally since 1990. Jo is the author of Knowing Woman: Nurturing the Feminine Soul and has served as campus minister at The Evergreen State College and assistant minister at Ananda Spiritual Community in Nevada City.

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