Tatiana Borsch is an internationally recognized astrologer, prolific author, speaker, and entrepreneur. With over 30 years experience Tatiana’s award-winning career has led her to become one of the most popular and respected astrologers in Russia.
When did you first become interested in astrology and what is it that resonates with you the most?
I first became interested in astrology over 30 years ago. I was a professional musician at the time and taught piano to especially gifted children. One day, I came across a book about astrology and it turned my world upside down.
Astrology is a unique science. It combines intuition, logic, and mathematics in the most amazing way. What impresses me most about it is how accurate it is compared to other predictive practices. It’s more specific – more scientific. Horoscopes are compiled using precise mathematical formulas and calculations, on which all astrological and astronomical techniques are based. To read one correctly requires a deep knowledge of astrology, math, and logic, as well as a certain degree of intuition and life experience. The horoscope only reveals its message to those who can harmoniously unite the various approaches and methods to paint a complete picture.
Astrology isn’t just about predictions, either; it is also a powerful tool for psychoanalysis, one that doesn’t require the subject to say anything. An experienced astrologer will see everything themselves, including what psychological type a person belongs to, as well as the kind of relationships they’ve had or still have with their parents, relatives, and other loved ones. Astrology can also reveal a person’s pressing concerns, the period of life they are currently in, and of course, what awaits them in the future.
How would you describe your approach to astrology?
I don’t consider astrology to be mystical practice. For me, it is a science that requires knowledge and daily study because I am constantly encountering new data. Every person is unique and has their own data that must be analyzed through the laws of astrology, and so each new client is like an entire book that you have to be able to read. I am a huge fan of astrology, and that pretty much says it all. I even wrote a book about what an astrologer does, called, “An Astrologer’s Notes”. It’s a collection of some of the most fascinating cases from my practice, but it also describes how I actually do my work and provides some insight into the personal experiences I’ve had along the way. Many people say it’s a real detective story.
How can astrology be a helpful tool for self-development?
Astrology teaches a broader perspective on many things, including the laws of existence, so even if a person has no intention of becoming a professional astrologer, the knowledge is still useful. Everyone should at least know the basics like the phases of the Moon, the features of a New Moon and a Full Moon, and the influence of retrograde planets. It helps one understand what is going on around them so they can align their plans with the laws of the cosmos. Throughout ancient times, the Renaissance, and even the Dark Ages, all educated people were familiar with astrology and knew how to apply it to varying degrees. Great minds like Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and many others were admirers of astrology. Hippocrates once said, “A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”
Astrology seems to be regaining its popularity. I’m so glad that the younger generation has taken an interest in self-development, mindfulness, spiritual practices, and getting to know themselves. Astrology can certainly help a person understand themselves and see the world from a different angle.
You have recently released a new book series, Complete Horoscope 2023, could you tell us a bit about what your inspiration was and what readers can expect?
I’ve been writing general astrological forecasts for over 30 years now, and each time I see the effect that the positions of the planets have on world events and individual lives. I understand what is happening and why, and I try to convey that to my readers. I feel most inspired when I am able to help someone, and judging by the reviews, I am helping people. Of course, general forecasts can’t be 100% correct for everybody, but a trend always emerges either way. Some readers consider my forecasts too harsh because they’re looking for comfort and reassurance rather than honest predictions. However, most of my readers have let me know that they appreciate the specificity of my forecasts. I believe that predictions should be straight-forward, even when the news isn’t pleasant, but I also give advice on how to get through difficult times. There’s an old adage that says: “Forewarned is forearmed”.
We’re going through a difficult period right now. In 2020, the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius marked the transition to the Age of Aquarius. There has been a shift in the Earth’s rotational axis, what is known as precession. A cycle of slightly less than 26,000 years is divided into 12 parts, corresponding to 12 astrological epochs, with each epoch corresponding to the 12 signs of the zodiac. These astrological Ages can last anywhere between 2,000 and 2,160 years. The Age of Pisces began about 2000 years ago, around the same time that Christianity was born. Interestingly, one of the earliest symbols of the new religion was Ichthys – The Fish. The dawning of this epoch brought with it tremendous social, climatic, and behavioral changes – and change is always a complicated process. The crises that we see today are related to this same phenomenon. While most years never have more than four eclipses, there were six in 2020 alone. More eclipses occur in years that determine the course of events for the years that follow. I wrote about this in my forecast for 2020. I am including general forecasts for the upcoming year in a series of books entitled, “Complete Horoscope 2023”, which you can see on my site and on other media. It’s safe to say that this next year will have no shortage of significant events.
Do you have any other resources available for people who are interested in learning more about the aspects of astrology?
For people who are interested in, study, and use astrology, I – along with my son and husband, who are also astrologers – recently published a series of guidebooks called The Complete Astrological Planner & Diary. Each contains all of the most important astrological information for every day of the year: transits, aspects, periods of planetary retrograde movement, the lunar calendar, the days of the new and full moon, as well as a guide to using the book and my monthly forecasts according to your zodiac sign. This convenient tool allows you to set goals and track results as you carry out your plans using astrology – the science of the quality of time. The new edition for 2023 will be out this autumn. We tried to make it convenient and easy to use because we use it in our own lives.
Quite some time ago, I had an astrology school that I ran for 10 years, but I got out of teaching because it was just so time-consuming. Perhaps someday I’ll bring it back.
Lastly, do you have a spiritual or self-care practice that you follow?
I work and write a lot. I think that meaningful work is the most important thing any person can do, including an astrologer. I believe in God, but I believe that God is One for all people. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Buddhist – for God it’s all the same. The notion that God would belong to just one group of people seems strange to me, although I’m sure that followers of Judaism would disagree.
I rarely go to church because I think that a person can pray at home. It’s more important to follow the commandments – don’t kill, don’t lie, and so on.
I try to do yoga every day. It gives me strength and shapes my body, while meditation strengthens my soul and mind. I also eat virtually no meat; not out of principle, but because I just don’t crave it.
As far as astrological practices go: I make plans during the new moon and then follow up on the full moon to see which ones I was able to make happen. This helps me keep my plans aligned with the cosmic energies as well as provide some structure to my time. I also have one little ritual that I do – I show my money to the new moon as an appeal for financial success. And the more I work, the more I see the effectiveness of this ritual. 🙂