Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Hansen.
Lauren, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
So I’m an LA kid. Spoiled by sunshine, surround by beautiful people…I loved growing up here. But I had one major problem, which became more obvious the older I got: I hate bullshit and bullshitters, and LA is full of it.
I remember being fascinated and disturbed by adults when I was as young as 8. I couldn’t understand why they were doing anything and everything to seem important and attractive. I didn’t get why they valued themselves based off of all the wrong things (possessions and appearance). Made no sense, and seemed wildly inauthentic.
Finally, at 10 years old, I mapped out my astrological birth-chart (thanks to a psychic family friend who introduced the practice to me, Dawn Christie.) which greatly helped me understand why I was so bothered!
I learned that my birth-chart defined who I was perfectly: A born truth-seeker who is obsessed with psychology and intimacy. The unknown, the mystic and the taboo. I’m greatly concerned with the soul—not the stuff and the looks—the soul. And I naturally believe in abundance.
So, that’s why I didn’t understand the shallow desperation of adults.
But I couldn’t comprehend astrology that well at that age, I didn’t have a mentor to teach me. But I knew astrology was the perfect subject for me, even at 10. It is all about connecting with your soul and living authentically. It’s even written in my birth-chart that I could be a great teacher of astrology one day, if I applied myself!
I picked up astrology books and put them back downtime and time again, through my teens and into early adulthood. What kept me from it was that I didn’t want to be “that crazy astrology lady.”
Then, at 25, my whole life changed! I quit my 9-5, broke up with my boyfriend and moved back to LA after a couple of years in OC. I created a clean slate and it took about two seconds for me to realize astrology is all I wanted to do!
I started a lil Instagram account in 2018—teaching others astrology in a blunt, fun and comprehensive way. And in the last year, I have been featured on a few podcasts as an astrologer and have given readings. Now, it’s time for me to invest and build my own business, for real.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
First, I struggled with the idea of being an astrologer. Then, I had to build the confidence to share my guidance. Was my astrological knowledge enough? Do I have the right to give people advice?
I’ve been studying for years, but am not certified yet. When it comes to general life advice—I’ve been that girl forever though. I’m the friend who won’t judge you or tell you what you should do exactly. I’ll just give you a new perspective and remind you of who you are—your authentic self. And I have never given advice and got negative feedback. But, I don’t have a psych degree or anything…
It’s taken some time, but now I know that I am worthy of guiding.
Now I am enrolled in astrology courses to further my knowledge and business courses to get me on the right track with my business.
Please tell us about Astrobetch.
Astrobetch is just me with a different name. Once an alter ego, I have now become her completely. On Instagram, I explain the current astrological transits for anyone who is curious and I link followers to healers who can help them in areas I cannot. And of course I give birth-chart readings…and I am actually crafting my own version of readings now! Readings that focus on the client’s higher path and purpose, rather than a regular reading which would cover more general parts of the chart (like how you express love, for example). The current state of the world inspired me to create this type of reading—because I believe, I know, this is the time to find your true self.
I just want to lift people up. Help them accept, but also work on themselves. To be authentic and soul-focused
We are in a time where more and more people are waking up spiritually. Especially right now, in March of 2020.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I wouldn’t change the past—because that’s such a silly thought.
I am where I am supposed to be. Every realization, moment of fear and moment of clarity is part of the long story of my life, and I trust I am doing my best and going in the right direction.
- Website: astrobetch.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @astrobetch