Welcome

My name is Shawna McGrath. I’m an astrological counselor practicing in San Diego, California. I work with sensitive souls locally and all over the world.

I work with highly sensitive people, empathic, or introverted women and men seeking meaning during challenging or transitional times. We use astrology to make sense of what’s happening now and determine how to move into greater meaning and fulfillment by using sensitivity as a secret super power.

I specialize in working with challenges in self-worth, setting boundaries, and co-dependence. We use astrology as a guide for creating meaning and change in your life now in practical terms.

I’m happy you found me and look forward to connecting with you in the most meaningful way.

My Story

I’d always been called “shy” as a kid, but didn’t really know what to do about it. I felt like a weirdo, but always enjoyed my own company, music, crafts, and animals…over being around people.

For my 16th birthday, my grandma gave me two books that I loved. An astrology book and a ‘peaceful arts’ book about mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. I was fascinated! And I finally saw my sensitiveness presented as a gift.

There was something about astrology, meditation, and psychology that seemed so natural to me. Since then, I’ve enjoyed learning anything about self-reflection through symbology and psychology.

But, I followed a mainstream path based on what I thought would make me happy. I got married at 22 years old, had a profitable career in commercial real estate, and things seemed great on the outside….while I found myself progressively searching for more meaning in my life.

At 26, I rediscovered yoga! This lead to a passionate study of yoga philosophy and subtle energy (the Chakras). Around this same time, I began a daily meditation practice. I started with just 5 minutes a day but this had a profound effect on how I felt. I was curious to discover more.

When I was 28, I started teaching yoga and questioned my career path in real estate. I wasn’t fulfilled but also wasn’t sure what else to do. Around that same time, I got divorced after finding my husband having an ongoing affair. That year was intensely painful, exciting, scary, and freeing – all at once. My interest in yoga, meditation, and astrology provided healing, comfort, and guidance during the inner and outer chaos.

Eventually, I realized that real estate wasn’t fulfilling. I left my real estate job shortly after turning 30 to finding something in the helping and healing arts that suited me. It has been quite the journey! Over the past 5 years or so, I managed a resort spa, taught yoga, was a personal assistant, learned Reiki and Deeksha, did life coaching, worked as a consultant, a receptionist, and several other seemingly random jobs while I experimented with practicing & teaching yoga, meditation, energy work, and astrology.

I was encouraged to do astrology professionally when I was 31 years old – something I never would have never planned! To my surprise, I LOVED doing astrology sessions for others. The symbolism of astrology speaks to me and I find the counseling aspect of talking with people exciting, fascinating, and fulfilling.

Doing astrology readings helped me realize that I’m a counselor at heart. Around my 34th birthday, I went back to school to finish my undergraduate degree and eventually get my masters to become a counseling psychologist. Something I’d always wanted to do! I’m currently in the process of finishing my degree and will eventually work toward licensure.

I incorporate astrology and tarot into my counseling sessions as well as my life experience and intuitive senses. I work best with people who are sensitive souls and want to find a way to thrive in a world that seems overwhelming.

In my free time, I love experimenting with crafty creative projects, going for long walks, visiting the beach, and learning how to play guitar.

Astrological Counseling

If you’re struggling with repetitive toxic relationship issues, low self-worth, lack of confidence, or constantly dealing with others who violate your boundaries – I can help.

I work with people who tend toward high sensitivity (HSPs or empaths) to overcome the challenges that come with their very special and beautiful gift of sensitivity and intuition. These challenges often include trouble maintaining boundaries, attracting narcissistic partners, low confidence, and low self-worth – which, of course, negatively influences partnership choices and finances.

Astrological counseling is a blend of talking, listening, and connecting astrological symbols from your natal chart or transits to find meaning and resolution behind destructive behavior patterns and unconscious behavior.

Together, we explore what’s really going on to motivate these seemingly fated events. Unconscious patterns become conscious, and new strategies for a more fulfilling life emerge.

I offer astrological counseling in San Diego, by phone, or Skype. If you’re struggling and looking for support, please contact me at shawnamcgrath@gmail.com or (619) 246-4546.

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Transitions & Transformations! (with my channel 😊🌟)

I’m super excited to make a change with my channel! Instead of horoscope type videos, I’ll be sharing information for highly sensitive and empathic type people to work with their challenges and gifts. HSPs and empaths often struggle with codependence, creating healthy boundaries, or are chronically overwhelmed in daily life. I’ll be sharing information about …

Kind Words

“I first saw Shawna for an astrology session over a year ago and keep going back to see her now quite regularly as it’s incredibly helpful!

She is incredibly knowledgeable, intuitive and kind. Her expert guidance has helped me to start my own business quite successfully and she has helped guide me immensely in other areas of my life as well. I highly recommend her!”

– A. R.

“I’ve never experienced an Astrology reading before and I was amazed at how accurate it was!

I could totally relate to my readings and Shawna was great at interpreting them. She helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and gave wonderful advice on how I can work with them.

Shawna also helped me work through my money blocks and through my constant state of overwhelm. Thanks to Shawna, I gained clarity on the things that were holding me back and learnt to gently work through them.

I’d definitely recommend Shawna to my friends and clients who are looking to gain awareness on the things that may be unconsciously holding them back and learn to overcome them.

Shawna provides down-to-earth and practical advice, which you can apply immediately. I loved the flow of our session – very organized, yet it felt like a natural conversation between close friends.”

– E. L.

“While I had previously read my horoscope mostly for fun and to see what kind of day I would have, I never really put that much stock into it. I knew my sun sign, but never really felt the characteristics applied to me and really always felt the other signs would fit me more.

So when I had the reading with Shawna, I was surprised about things such as moon signs and ascending signs and how everything factored together, mostly because I had never been aware of them before, how to calculate them, or the role they played in making up who I am.

Having never met Shawna I was surprised she was able to cite things about my personality that she wouldn’t have known. I was really shocked at how accurate some of what she shared was, and she explained how all of the pieces fit together to really paint a more accurate picture of who I am, as compared to going by my sun sign alone. She explained this had more to do with the time and place I was born (moon and ascending sign) as far as what makes me tick.

She took the time to explain how these different pieces were actually a gift and gave practical tips on how I can ground and refocus to really reach my fullest potential.

If you are curious about astrology at all, please reach out to Shawna. She is a wonderful giving person and I just felt wonderful to be in her presence!”

– Laura G. 

“I loved that you confirmed so much of what I’ve ben feeling inside, but couldn’t out words to. It was really powerful for me!

I also loved how you help me to more fully step into who I am. I received a lot of confidence from our session and shifted out of the sec-doubt I’ve been warding in for so long. 

I’d recommend it to anyone who is feeling a little stuck and looking for clarity. It’s a great tool (not prediction) to help you move forward in life.”

– Megan R.

“Shawna has an uncanny ability to tap into the themes that have surfaced in my life.

Her reading gave me greater clarity at a pivotal transition point, which has helped me identify the next steps for my life path.

I highly recommend working with her if you’re looking for someone who not only has great insights, but takes a practical approach to help you envision and launch into the next phase of your trajectory with clarity, purpose and a greater self-awareness of your sacred contract.”

– Kristi K.

“My session with Shawna gave me more clarity about how I am naturally built and to honor all the different sides of me.

It also helped me to believe in the vision that I have in my heart and to keep moving in that direction. I love that she makes astrology very approachable and inviting.

She is very warm and genuine. I felt comfortable and at ease during our session. And afterwards, I felt personally validated, supported and excited about my future.”

– Jennifer G.

“I enjoyed hearing about the different aspects of my natural qualities and what resonates with me.

It’s helpful to have the space to share my goals for the year and what I’m most excited in creating – and then hearing your feedback and intuition. I’m all about creating from my heart, so it’s helpful to tap into the vision that is most in alignment with my heart & higher purpose.”

– Jaleh Z.

“I received a great opportunity to speak with Shawna, she made me feel very comfortable and it felt like I was speaking to a close friend. Shawna was very thorough and explained everything as we went along.

She is very enlightening, inspirational and a joy to spend the afternoon with. Everything she explained to me about my Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign, was very accurate and resonated with me in more ways than I can explain.

Thank you for such a great call and giving me some inspiration and drive.”

– Kelsi H.

“Thank you Shawna for your reading!! Love your insight. I used your guidance and it already helped with my brand new client. Already implementing this week!!

Thank you for your amazing insight.”

– Tonia S.

“I would recommend Shawna’s work this to anyone whom is looking for a bigger perspective in any area of their life. This bigger perspective will offer new insights and clarity that were not available before working with Shawna.

What I found to be most enlightening about our session was how the parts of myself that Shawna revealed to me, from seeing my chart, have been such a thread of positive and negative circumstances in my life and relationships.

It was really amazing to see into myself this way and to have greater insight as to what makes me tick.”

– Samantha F.

“I have to say it was pretty dead on and gave me lots of great direction!

You must check her out if you want to know more about the big picture of your life!”

– Michelle C.

“I was amazed at how aligned everything was with how my life has been and my meditations. It was such a confirming experience. You were very insightful and willing to answer questions.

Again it was such a wonderful experience and I hope to do another one soon!”

– Megan G.

“I felt so good after the call and more calm with the process of life! I would recommend you to my friends who seem to all be going through some sort of confusion in life with career and relationships!

I feel it really helps to understand that our lessons and life purpose is within

astrology, and how to utilize this tool to better help assist us in life.”

– Sara L.

“I loved that the information was grounded in the science of Astrology but interpreted and expressed intuitively in a way that I could easily understand, assimilate and appreciate. If it was too scientific, it would loose me. If it was too intuitive, I could question it. Having a mix of both was perfect for me.

I found the session valuable as confirmation for where I should be placing my focus and energies over the next couple of years. It gave me a sense of clarity and

confidence to follow through.”

– Karen B.

“What I found most enlightening was probably how accurate you were with everything. Especially the information pertaining to my signs.

It is always a treat to speak you, you are such kind spirit . Always very easy to talk to. I feel like I can be myself. Most people don’t understand the path I’ve chosen. It’s nice to meet people who are striving for continuous spiritual growth.”

– Samara G.

“The coolest thing about it was getting confirmation and guidance on things that were already on my mind. It was helpful especially to find out when I will be entering a “creative phase” as that is what I have been wanting to have happen!

Now I know when to do certain more creative type work in my business and how that effects dates of events I want to hold and more. I also liked getting insight on my relationship and a big stumbling block that’s been coming up around that.

Now I know how to move forward and approach the situation. I would recommend her because she is clearly talented at what she does and a very easy person to talk to.

She does her homework and gives you information that can actually transform

how you handle not only relationships, but career as well. This was extremely beneficial to me.

It’s also so fun to see that she is tuned in to what makes me ME based on my chart, and hearing that was very validating. Shawna is lovely to work with and I so enjoyed my reading!

She is someone I would definitely work with again to check in on how to handle situations and questions that come up along the way in my journey! Thanks Shawna!”

– Christine G.