Hey Danielle, we’re so happy to have you on My Spiritual Roadtrip! To start off, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
First of all thank you so much for allowing me to share this space with you. I really appreciate it! My name is Danielle Paige and I’m an intuitive astrologer, healer, mystic, and spiritual coach….which are all fancy ways of saying I help people find their purpose and reconnect with their soul to create magic!
I always knew I was here to do something different but it took me a long time to figure out what that was. (It was all part of my process…everything really is aligned to help us even if we feel frustration during it). I was always the one that my friends came to when they had problems. I was always transforming people and spaces before I was even conscious of it. In fact, when I was little I used to constantly rearrange the furniture in the house. I didn’t realize it at the time but I was feeling the energy and working with the space. As I got older I realized I had a love for interior design and I ended up getting my masters in Interior Architecture/Design. I did that for a while but I always said something was missing…
Then it hit me…I didn’t just want to work with spaces, I wanted to work deeper with people’s energy. I went from doing blueprints of houses and commercial spaces to looking at blueprints of people’s souls…that’s what your birth chart is…it’s a divine map of your soul. I LOVE that I get to help empower people. There’s NOTHING more satisfying than that!
How does an astrological reading work?
An astrological reading works by obtaining your birth information – month, day, year and exact time (super important!) as well as your location of birth. I input this information into a computer program that pulls up your birth chart. An interesting fact about birth charts is that everyone’s chart is unique just like a snowflake. Your chart shows the energies that you were born under in this lifetime – the exact moment you took your first breath. Another way of putting it is, it’s how you’re internally wired. You are more than just your sun sign…you have ALL the planets and all the signs within you. You are truly a dynamic being!
After I print up the chart and hop on skype or the phone with a client I go over the energies they were born under. Most of my clients know nothing about astrology and I understand that. I love that actually because I am able to help them understand something that is very complex and relate it to their life in a practical way.
During a session I use the chart as a map of their soul to guide me and I’m also getting information from spirit as to clues or insight that they need to hear and heal. I work in many dimensions at once. (In fact I just had a dream the other night and in it my guide was talking about what I do and how complex it is working in all the realms and how I break it down in easy to understand language).
During a session I’m using both parts of my brain and connecting to spirit at the same time. As an empath I also feel my client’s energy even before they get on the phone. Spirit will even use my body to let me know what chakras need some help or what parts of the body have energetic blocks. I’m so passionate about what I do and really dive into each reading which I know shows during the sessions!
How can astrology serve as a tool to better a person’s life?
It’s an amazing tool in SO many ways!! (Can you tell my excitement for it?!) Astrology is about helping you understand why your soul incarnated, what deeply ingrained behavioral patterns are keeping you stuck, what your soul’s purpose is, what your highest potential is, and how to work with the energies you were born under instead of feeling like you’re banging your head against the wall and so much more! It’s about helping you understand who you are at the core before all the fear set in. Overall I use the birth chart as a tool for deep healing and transformation.
How has astrology impacted your life on a personal level?
It absolutely changed my life. When I was going through my Saturn Return (28-30) my whole life changed! I went from living with my boyfriend to moving across the country, back in with my parents, and not being able to find a design job at all. That’s when the economy really tanked and every designer was being laid off. I was at a loss for words. I felt completely defeated. Here I was…30 years old, newly single, living with my parents, and not able to find a job. Hello nervous breakdown!
BUT this was actually the best thing that could have ever happened to me because it gave me a chance to really step into my true purpose. During this time I met a friend who introduced me to astrology and I was amazed with how much information he was able to pick up on without even really knowing me. I went home that night and read about astrology literally until the sun came up and I never stopped since! I spent about 14 hrs a day reading, teaching myself, learning, and diving into a world that my soul had always wanted to connect with. I then found amazing teachers and continued this journey. What’s interesting is that I’ve never been able to truly learn another language but with astrology I just picked it up, I just got it…and that’s because my soul remembered it from many lifetimes.
It started with a deep desire to look at my birth chart and “figure myself out”. From that I gained so much clarity about myself and the things I did, didn’t do, and was interested in. I tell people I went in with the intention of using it to help myself but as we know, spirit always has a greater plan for us, and somewhere along the way it clicked and I realized this is it! Astrology was one of the tools I was going to use. This was my purpose in life. Nothing else ever felt right except this. I finally discovered this beautiful ancient tool to help people understand themselves on a deeper level.
The past (7 years now) have been devoted to deep soul healing (many people don’t know about this part…I will talk about this in my book one day!), shifting behaviors, awakening my consciousness, and rising into my true self. I was put on the accelerated program and what I went through in about 3-4 years is what some people do in a lifetime. Many times it was very rough, there have been many tears, and painful moments of my ego fighting everything but it has been also a beautiful evolution of coming back into alignment with my true self. I am not done though! I want to make that clear. We are all still healing and evolving – it’s part of the human experience.
One thing I always tell people is this…I would never waste my time if I thought this was BS. Why would I? I have a business degree and a Master’s degree. This is not just something that I do to fill the time, this is my calling and I’ve never felt more connected with my soul than when I started my spiritual journey.
Many people think of astrology as a prediction of what is going to happen to them- what is your take on this?
I can only speak for myself because everyone uses it in a different way, however, for me I do not predict events. I might tell someone about possible scenarios but I don’t predict or do fortune telling because we have free will and in reality, astrology is not about that.
It is truly a science that helps you understand the energies above and how they are impacting you on a personal level. We are energy, everything around us is energy, and even if you don’t understand astrology, you are still feeling the waves of it. For example, if a client comes to me and is feeling depressed and it’s new and they don’t know where it’s stemming from by looking at their birth chart and the transits (planets in the sky affecting you now) I can help them understand the energy they are under and how this could be a “side effect” of the transit they are under, but the true lesson that’s trying to be revealed is xyz….
In my SOULover package, which is a 7 week makeover for your soul, I look to see the energy coming up so that you can understand the lessons that you are learning and the cycles you are under. We all have our own personal cycles that we go through and instead of trying to make something work when the energy isn’t prime for it, it’s better to understand what would be in your best interest to be focusing on right now in order to move to the next step/stage of your life in a more graceful way. [Note from Kate: Omg I love this!!!]
Have you always been an intuitive?
Yes. However, it was part of my karma and my lesson to gradually open up to it more and more. First lesson, you can’t rush spirit! It wasn’t until I turned 30 that everything starting really pouring out. I have always had a strong intuition about people and places but I kind of just left it at that. At 30, I started having dreams that would come true and that began opening up a whole other level of awareness. And how’s this for fun…once I started seeing spirits I officially thought I was going crazzzzzzy until I realized that I had a gift and it became a blessing of connecting into other dimensions. The more my gifts came out, the more I started to feel like my true self.
Do you have any tips for others who want to heighten their own intuition?
I want to first say that we are ALL intuitive. I am not any more special than anyone else. It’s just energy. Some are just more in tune with it than others. Some make it a priority and some don’t. Either way is ok, it’s your free will.
One of the best tips I can say that took me a long time to learn and I am still working on is to calm down the monkey mind! I have a strong, sharp mind (hence why spirit had me work with astrology….I need the logical part as well…see, spirit always knows what it’s doing!) and it’s been a journey to get “out” of my own way and listen.
Most of the time and especially at first, receiving spirit information and connecting to your intuition is subtle. It’s a soft whisper. I have a lot of fire (enthusiasm) in my chart and at first I was expecting someone to come swinging in on a trapeze or something and make it all dramatic and obvious! That could happen at times, but overall that’s the not case.
Silence your mind through mediation and listen with your inner ear and with your heart. That is where all your magic happens.
I know one of your strengths is helping people to understand their life purpose. What advice do you have for someone who is looking for theirs?
I think many people have a deep feeling as to what their purpose is, at least in some form. I would say listen to those calls. Go back to when you were younger and see what made you happy. What was your soul saying to you? These can give you clues and you adjust along the way. Write a list of everything that comes to mind, no matter how out there it may sound. Then look and observe the themes. Is it about creativity? Is it about group activities? Is it about helping on personal level or on a collective level? The answers are there, allow them to come through.
Here’s a story that might interest you. While I was going through my “awakening process” I got a book from the library by the famous psychic, Sylvia Browne. I remember holding the book and looking at the cover and these words came out of my mouth, “this is what I want to do!” Ummm what? I literally, dropped the book in complete shock. It was my SOUL speaking through me. When I realized what I had said I was thinking, what the?? Wait, I want to be a psychic? And I started to laugh. You have to understand this was years ago before it became more mainstream and there weren’t many coaches doing this work or so open about it. My ego laughed it off. But slowly and surely it started unfolding.
The truth will always come out. It’s a matter of if you’re brave enough to listen to it….you can’t ignore the call of your soul, you will only be hurting yourself if you do.
I will add though that purpose is not always just figuring out what job to do. Many people think that means you have your purpose but purpose is deeper than that. Purpose is about the kinds of lessons, experience, and opportunities your soul said “I need to have in this lifetime, I don’t have a lot of experience with this and this is where I am going to get the most soul growth”. So, my point is, yes it probably does have something to do with that “thing” that you have felt deep in your core since you were little, but it extends much further than that as well. I can see that with the North Node in a birth chart.
Are there any general messages that you can share with us for the upcoming year? What does 2015 have in store astrologically?
On a collective level 2015 is the year when all your hard work, emotional healing, and deep transformation will start coming to fruition in the material world.
It’s the year that you are fully stepping into your power and owning it, without any excuses. It’s the year that your soul has been working toward for a long time (and as I’m writing this I’m getting confirmation from spirit in my ear…that’s my signal).
This does not mean that you get to sit back on the beach drinking a Mai tai all day; (I wish!) it means that the doors are now open and it’s up to you to put the pieces together. 2015 is a huge year, and it’s about you taking the leap whatever stage you’re at.
How can people get in touch with you?
You can email me, book a reading, and/or sign up to be on my soul list to get informed about the energy going on and how it’s affecting you internally on my website. I also have a bunch of free articles and blog posts covering many topics there as well!