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An Interview with Steffan Vanel

Jun 01, 2019 07:49PM

Steffan Vanel is an internationally-renowned astrologer and Tarot card reader who is returning to Spokane June 27 to July 3 for an educational lecture, workshop and private readings. He works with a unique synthesis of astrology, Tarot, Kabbalah, and psychology. He is also a primary exponent of information received from the Ascended Master Hilarion.

Q: You are known for working with both astrology and the Tarot. What do you feel are the most important aspects of your work?

SV: That is a big question. I give a lecture at conferences sometimes called Tarot and Astrology: The Missing Link, and there are many ways in which I see the importance of that link. For example, I’ve devoted many years to studying and teaching the deeper wisdom of the Tarot in its relationship to the Tree of Life of the Kabbalah. This system gives really profound understandings to the spiritual reality and purpose of the Tarot, and of our own existence. I teach this as a journey through the Tree of Life, and it has many astrological correspondences.

In my counseling work with clients, however, is where my unique synthesis of astrology and Tarot is also really important. To me, astrology is the best tool there is to really understand what lessons and experiences your soul agreed to work on and grow through in this lifetime. And with ‘astrological transits,’ we can see what kinds of influences are affecting you now, and in the years ahead.

However, astrology by itself cannot show you how you’re doing, or what kind of growth you’ve reached after having worked on those lessons. That is what I can see in the cards—especially in a Tree of Life Reading. This reading is a map of your soul and psyche on every level, psychologically and spiritually. I often quote a client who said it was like ‘six months of therapy in two hours.’ My analogy for my work is that the astrological chart is the ‘curriculum’ that your soul agreed to work on and grow through in this lifetime, the astrological transits are your current ‘exams,’ and the Tree of Life Reading reveals your ‘report cards.’

Q: Are you able to answer specific client questions or decisions?

SV: I never use astrology to tell clients what to do. For me it is unethical to even try. Astrology shows why you are in the situation you are in, and what you need to learn. Anything I would say about what you should do would be influenced by my opinion, or any astrologer’s personal opinion. Whereas when you ask the Tarot if you should marry this person or not, or take this job or not, I honestly feel that is you asking Spirit directly. And I trust my ability to be objective with what the cards are saying.

One other important aspect about my work is my use of the Karmic Astrological information received from a source known as Hilarion. Hilarion has stated things that I’ve never heard anywhere—even after many years of studying astrology, and yet his information is amazingly accurate and specific.

Steffan Vanel is offering a lecture, workshop and private readings in Spokane June 27 to July 3 at the Lotus, 225 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane. For more information or to book online, visit or call 509-991-9201. For more information on Steffan’s work, visit

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