About Me

My Journey

Hello, I'm Tessa and I'm very glad to meet you!

I live on Djiringanj country within the Yuin Nation and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.  Yuin First Peoples are the Traditional Custodians of the land, rivers, lakes and seas of the Bega Valley, New South Wales where Astrotessa is based.  In the Dhurga language of this area “Giiyong, come to welcome”.

Like you, I am familiar with the waves of change in life. Times of happiness and opportunity; times of loss and separation; and times when we seek guidance.

When I was 25 years old, living in Melbourne and working in a picture framing studio, I became curious about Astrology and began my journey by reading the 1981 edition of Julia and Derek Parkers’ “The Complete Astrologer”.

Delving into the mechanics of chart calculation and interpretation really suited my brain.  When I drew my own chart by hand, I could understand what was happening from a new perspective. I could see the patterns laid out before me.

The wheel of life

As it turned, the wheel of my life took me on a long journey into many different types of work and learning, eventually leading me back to Astrology as my principal occupation.

Throughout this journey, I held onto Astrology as a guiding light, regularly reading charts, and learning from teachers.  Around the time of my second Saturn return, I began operating my own business as a Consultant Astrologer.

Ancestral Sisters

Skills and Qualifications

I know the pain of losing hope and the joy of finding a spiritual practice to cope with whatever life brings.

I can guide you to use Astrology in this way.  Being fully accredited with the Federation of Australian Astrologers, I uphold a high standard of confidentiality and ethics.  I am also a member of the Association of Professional Astrologers International.  You can view my published papers online:

I received the 2018 FAA Silver Medal, Allan Johnson Award.

My degree in social work and training as a spiritual carer ensures that you are held gently and professionally as we work together.

Spiritual Care for Life training has taught me to stay with what the person gives me, empathise with their situation, and reflect on the inner resources that they draw upon when faced with illness or major change in hospital and aged care settings.

Loss and Grief

  • Midwifing Death course with Dr Michael Barbarto, Palliative Care physician, taught me about the death process and the importance of truth-telling and deep listening.
  • Violet Guide training showed me how to help caregivers clarify their dying person’s wants and needs. Knowing what matters to the person who is dying will help to reduce the regret experienced by family members after the person has passed. This experience has strengthened my ability to journey with people through one of life’s most challenging situations.
  • Bereavement counselling with the National Centre for Childhood Grief has provided a framework to support people through their grief after various types of loss.


My first appointment with Tessa was a gift from my best friend for an astrology reading. The connection I felt while getting this reading was something quite special. I knew from that first session that Tessa would be able to help guide me through the darkness I was stuck in at that time. I now see Tessa on a monthly basis, not only as my astrologer but also as my counsellor and I am ever so grateful for how far I have come since my first appointment with her. I highly recommend Tessa to anyone seeking spiritual guidance of any kind as she is truly outstanding at what she does and puts a lot of time and effort into each session you have. I am proud to say that I am now on the path I was always meant to be on thanks to the love and support I have been given from this truly amazing woman 🙂 Thank you Tessa for all that you have done and continue to do for me.
New South Wales
Thank you sooo much, dear wonderful Tessa. You are such a delight and I feel so grateful to connect with you and yours.
Many thanks for your heartfelt generosity. Delving into the depths of who we are is both exciting and challenging. Thank you again for teasing out and guiding me into my unfolding into more of me. Much love, Jan.
Tessa has extensive knowledge of astrological theory and its application across a person's life. She explains complex astrological happenings in a creative, clear and gentle way that assists me to bring together and heal different parts of my life. Tessa invites me to reflect on my relationships, habits and thinking so that I can have the future that I want, freer of troubles from my past. My life is better for the time we spend together.
Northern Territory
It was another helpful session - managing dualities is everyone's path I know, but I have felt it pretty acutely all my life. Nice to feel I am now moving into a time of more integration and feeling more resolved and self-compassionate. Feels an important phase to move into a new way of being myself - more authentically. From there any relationship will be safer and more reciprocal and respectful. I would very much like to have another session with you.
Single parent
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you again for a wonderful consultation on Friday. Your gentle encouragement to look at my chart in a different way has lingered and my mind keeps wandering to our chat when negative self-talk pops up. I can feel a shift, it's lovely.
Thank you so much for the audio file and session we shared with you. As usual my friend, we benefited greatly from your knowledge and skilled interpretations and illuminations. Really uplifting!
New South Wales
Thanks for the talk, and thank you for all the supplementary information. I am still digesting a lot of it because the language is new but I'm finding the ideas fit in with my experience of the world... I'll sit with all of this and watch how the year unfolds. It'd be wonderful to touch base again in a year.
First time astrology reading

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Astrotessa is located on Djiringanj tribal lands in Yuin country. This land was never ceded and always was, is and will be Aboriginal land. Astrotessa pays rent to the TwoFold Aboriginal Corporation. Astrotessa acknowledges Aboriginal sovereignty and supports the Call for an Indigenous Voice in Australia.


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