About

My name is Alicia Lochard. I’m a counseling astrologer, historian, and teacher living in Los Angeles.

I’m interested in the ways people experience life and it’s cycles. My consultations focus on helping people make life choices that align past experience, present awareness, and hopes for the future. I believe healing is a non-linear process of self-study that can be learned and must be created. Astrology and tarot are divination tools I use to help guide my clients in this process. Study begins with inquiry, and my approach often involves helping people connect to curiosity as a creative and spiritual resource.

Astrology has been used to make sense events and experiences all over the world for centuries. I’ve been fortunate to study traditional approaches to astrology with some of the world’s most knowledgeable teachers, and completed my Practitioners Certificate in Horary Astrology with the School of Traditional Astrology. In 2020, I completed Going with Grace’s Death Doula training program, and much of my consulting and teaching emphasizes death, dying and grief support. Prior to becoming an astrologer, I was a university researcher and lecturer. I hold a Masters of Arts in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

If you are an artist, writer, or healing practitioner, and think our work is aligned I am open to collaborations of all shapes and sizes. Contact me if you’d like to work together.

Photo Credit: Femi Matti

Services

My goal in each session I offer is to help those I work with bring body, mind, spirit, and emotion into a balanced state by gaining deeper self-understanding and compassion, while reducing harm to self and others in the process. I try to create a comfortable space for clients to openly share their concerns. The guidance you receive from me will address root causes of issues you’ve identified and will be practical, clear, and delivered with a sense of humor.

A note on my methods:

  • I use classical astrological techniques from the Hellenistic and Medieval periods, which I interpret through a modern lens. Often, my consulting work draws upon deep study of the histories, wisdom, and frameworks for healing and liberation offered by queer and Black poets, writers, artists, and activists. I share this as my philosophical grounding so you can make an informed decision in choosing me as your astrologer.
  • I primarily use Regiomontanus house system. For certain techniques I may consider Whole Sign houses.
  • My consulting practice is collaborative in that I offer my interpretation while staying respectful to your philosophical and/or spiritual grounding. I assume that each person I work with brings their own intuition, memories, and wisdom to the session. In doing so, I work hard to facilitate a form of personalized meaning-making that resonates deeply with each client. Questions, curiosity, humor and dialogue are appreciated and encouraged during the session!
  • Each client session is kept confidential. Audio recordings are offered by consent and shared only to the email you provide.

It’s possible to receive an audio recording of all video conference sessions. Please indicate that you would like to receive an audio recording on your session intake form.

Within boundaries that help me protect my energy and my basic needs, I try to make my services as accessible as possible. If you believe I am the right astrologer for you but cannot afford my listed rates, please contact me. I have some alternative options available including sliding scale appointments for eligible clients, payment plans, or bartering for certain services.

Schedule Appointment

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Tarot Consultation | 60 mins | $150 USD

Tarot is an art and practice that helps us learn to recognize, interpret and rely on our intuition through images and impressions we receive from the symbolism of the cards. I work with people in these sessions to help them seek guidance or clarity around life issues or events that are causing confusion, fear, or self-doubt. In session, we can explore how the symbolism of the tarot appears in and impacts your waking and/or dream life. You can come to session with questions or just see what comes up as a message for you.

Cosmic Question Consultation |  $70 USD

Horary astrology is a form of divination where a resolution to a specific matter is reached using astrological symbolism. I will cast an astrological chart and read its symbolism to help bring the matter to resolution. In either a written judgment or a video call, I will walk you through my interpretation of how best to resolve the matter and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions related to the outcome and my interpretation.

Please note: Please email me to book this session via my contact page. I will respond by email to confirm I understand your question and that it is appropriate for this kind of consultation.

Mini Birth Chart Consultation | 45 mins | $165 USD

Your astrological birth chart shows you what the sky looked like at the time of your birth.  Decoding the symbolism of the planets as they appeared at your birth can provide insight into your evolving self-care and relationship needs and desires, behavioral patterns, and what you should prioritize if you are seeking deeper fulfillment in life. This 45-minute session can be customized to help you with decision-making, clarifying values and goals, determine directions for healing, and to better understand the timing and meaning behind significant life events.

Birth Chart Consultation | 75 mins | $240 USD New Clients; $195 USD Returning Clients

Your astrological birth chart shows you what the sky looked like at the time of your birth.  Decoding the symbolism of the planets as they appeared at your birth can provide detailed insight into your evolving self-care and relationship needs and desires, behavioral patterns, and what you should prioritize if you are seeking deeper fulfillment in life. This 75-minute session can be customized to help you with decision-making, clarifying values and goals, determine directions for healing, and to better understand the timing and meaning behind significant life events. A reduced rate is offered to returning clients as we have already laid the groundwork for deeper analysis.

Year-Ahead Consultation

90 mins | $265 USD New Clients; $220 USD Returning Clients

60 mins | $225 USD New Clients; $185 USD Returning Clients

This consultation combines birth chart analysis with advanced timing techniques to determine current and future astrological cycles impact your life in the coming year. My analysis is based on a thorough review of each client’s birth chart, and relevant secondary progressions, solar returns, and profections. Clients are provided with practical guidance and resources for working through planetary cycles, as well as key dates to be aware of in the year ahead. You may choose either a 60 or 90 minute option.

A reduced rate is offered to returning clients as we have already laid the groundwork for continued analysis.

Change of Season Astrology Package

If you are looking to work together on a regular basis, consider buying in bulk. A set of four 60-minute readings can be used to do a deep dive with astrology, or booked throughout the year to check in with your needs as seasons change. Offers client a savings of 20%. Contact me directly for details.

Workshops, Events, and Collaborations

I am available for workshops, readings at events, and collaborations with artists, writers, and healers. Please email me at alicia@vetiverhealingarts.com for more information.

Gift Certificates Available!

You may purchase gift certificates for friends, family, and loved ones! You will have the option to print or email the gift reading once purchased.

Photo Credit: Femi Matti

Deck Credit: Dust II Onyx Tarot

Events

Upcoming courses, workshops and events!

This two-hour virtual workshop explores tarot as a powerful tool for emotional and spiritual inquiry in navigating the aftermath of a significant loss, rupture, estrangement, or death.

You’ll learn a card-reading approach based on the four elements – fire, earth, water, air –  to help you interpret any tarot card’s unique imagery, stories, and structure to reflect the complex emotional landscape of grief.

Through group discussion and practice exercises, how you can develop or deepen a personal relationship with the cards that can provide support and comfort after loss through ritual, memory, storytelling, and spiritual communion.

All tarot experience levels welcome!

Note: This workshop will not be recorded to allow for open discussion of potentially sensitive topics. Presentation slides and exercises will be shared. Please confirm the date and time of the event based on your location to ensure you can attend live.

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