On a quest to pack many lives into one, Juanita Benedicto has worked in the streams of Northern California restoring salmon to their spawning grounds. She completed a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Library & Information Science at the University of Missouri. For eleven years she worked as a reference librarian in academic libraries in Oregon before selling everything to change gears and move to Mexico in 2008. She spent four years with nuns in Central Mexico to educate girls, build a library, and introduce battered women back to their bodies. When she returned to the United States, she served at a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center for two years, living off the grid in a cabin in the California Redwood Forest studying Buddhist philosophy and admiring the many forest animals that congregated near her cabin. Throughout all these experiences, she studied and practiced tarot and astrology.
Originally from Southern California, today she lives in the picturesque town of San Miguel de Allende located in the Colonial Highlands of Central Mexico. She works full-time as a consulting astrologer, writes a bi-monthly newsletter, and practices planetary magic. She is the co-creator of a tarot deck for children. When she’s not pouring over natal charts, tarot spreads and electional charts, she can be found exploring the great outdoors with her rescue dog, a Red Heeler named Yara.
I felt so seen and validated that I was moved to tears
After one of the roughest years of my life (following a series of difficult years!) I discovered Juanita’s website and felt an immediate resonance. I scheduled an AsroTarot reading and in hindsight I know it was the absolute best and most timely gift I could have given myself. My reading with Juanita was truly amazing. She is a gifted, intuitive, and warm-hearted advisor. The depth and breadth of her knowledge of tarot and astrology is incredible and she shares her wisdom and learning generously. I learned so much! I also felt so seen and validated that I was moved to tears as the reading closed. Since my reading I have experienced a profoundly felt sense of hope and optimism that I had not connected with in some time. Quite literally people have commented on how much brighter and joyful I seem and they’re right! I will most certainly be returning.
Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon, Virgo Rising
Talking with Juanita was like finding a fresh spring of water when I hadn’t even realized that I was thirsty. Her gentle warmth, kindness and patience really touched me. I have been in deep transition for what seems to be a long time now, but without the language to articulate it, I have just had to trust this is where I am. The reflections Juanita shared with me allowed me to understand more of the process, like some cosmic GPS into a deeper part of myself.
Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon, Virgo Rising
A peaceful place
Juanita gave me one of the best Tarot card readings I have ever received. She intimately understands the cards in a deeply esoteric manner. She instinctively connected with my self and feelings enabling her to read the cards with great sensitivity. I felt enlivened and validated after the reading. She left me with an audio recording of the session which I am using to further explore our session and understand it’s profound implications. She brought me to a peaceful place with myself and the world.
Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon, Leo Rising
Powerful & Positive
From the moment my reading started, I felt Juanita’s warm, bright energy and knew it was going to be a great experience. I felt very secure and sure that I was at the right place. Juanita is very knowledgeable and great at communicating. I walked away feeling positive, powerful, and knowing the direction I am heading. I will definitely be recommending her services!
Leo Sun, Taurus Moon, Virgo Rising
I have received astrology readings for the past forty years and always gained insights. Juanita’s reading was something entirely different. Her unique ability to weave tarot and astrology together into a deeper, more nuanced reading unlocked insights in me that in some way had been right in front of me but were made visible through Juanita’s empathy, vision and wisdom. I will be forever grateful for her and look forward to the next.
Aries Sun, Virgo Moon, Sagittarius Rising
I felt truly seen and understood
The difference between Juanita and other astrologers that I have consulted was her profound respect and ability to relate to me in a way that made me feel truly seen and understood. She truly listens and hears you and is therefore able to reflect you with complete accuracy. The energy that she brings to the reading is mind-blowing. The reading I received from her really helped me see the light in my life. Juanita’s ability to use my natal chart to connect with me felt like magic. I felt rejuvenated after our conversation had ended. This reading uncovered what I was looking for. She gave me a sense of self I had lost, and encouraged me to keep pushing forward. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Libra Sun, Taurus Moon, Gemini Rising
Moving towards clarity
I came to Juanita feeling confused and anxious about making some decisions. Almost immediately after we started discussing the first tarot card I could feel my perception shifting, moving towards clarity. Juanita really listens to what you are saying and her interpretation is insightful, intelligent and compassionate. After the reading, I felt weightless and at peace about taking the next steps. I highly recommend a astrotarot reading with Juanita!
Libra Sun, Aquarius Moon, Aquarius Rising
Deeply empowering and insightful
A reading with Juanita is deeply empowering and insightful. It provides clarity around your life experiences, validation of your struggles, and leaves you feeling ready to move forward with your life, especially for those who are in the midst of deep change or have been feeling stuck.
Virgo Sun, Cancer Moon, Virgo Rising
Aligned with truth and authenticity
Juanita is such a gifted, powerful, effectual, on-point spiritual and practical adviser and guide. I hands-down recommend her as your personal astrologer. She is kind, compassionate, gentle, thoughtful, deep, wise, clear and forthright, aligned with truth and authenticity for the highest good. She is highly intuitive and very sensitive to the energies and symbolism inherent in and about an individual and her or his journey. She is so knowledgeable and sharp, wonderfully combined with an amazing emotional intelligence that is exceptionally attuned to others. She is immensely reverent and humbly respectful in her manner and practice, and her use of tarot cards to guide the astrological reading, or viceversa, is unique, bringing the present moment into the richness of the natal chart, and the energies of the individual chart into the present. Her approach is unconventionally creative, making her profoundly inspired in her capacity to respond to what the symbolic material brings to each reading.
Scorpio Sun, Cancer Moon, Aquarius Rising
Deeply grateful and illuminating
I am deeply grateful to have found Juanita and her gifts. I’ve had a couple of readings with her so far, and in both cases, the experiences were deeply illuminating, allowing me to have better understanding, confirmation, and action steps for the experiences I was going through at those times in my life. A reading with Juanita is truly a gorgeous gift for the self.
Sagittarius Sun, Virgo Moon, Aries Rising
Juanita’s readings are incomparable. I’ve had readings done for the past 15 years. In all that time, I haven’t found anyone as insightful as she is. Her readings leave you feeling like a new person. When she speaks, her artistic and descriptive words paint a clear picture that make it easy to envision what’s to come. She isn’t scared to prepare you for hard times and often dives deep into family dynamics to show you where unconscious blockages are holding you back. I recommend that everyone experience her tarot and astrology readings.
Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon, Taurus Rising
Deep insight and understanding
I have done a few readings with Juanita and each time, she has provided me with deep insight into what I’m working on. Unlike a lot of tarot readers who give you a literal interpretation of the cards, Juanita uses your astrology chart to give her a more thorough understanding of the unique obstacles and advantages you are born with. Every reading has provided me with an in depth understanding of not just the traditional meaning of the cards, but how they can be represented in my life and why they are showing up now. Each session has felt as if she was speaking to a part of me that lay dormant until I heard what I needed to hear through her reading for me to understand where I need to focus and grow.
Leo Sun, Gemini Moon, Scorpio Rising
One of a kind
Juanita’s readings are one of a kind. Generally the readers I’ve experienced are basic and there is a lot of focus on people that symbolize negativity. Juanita’s approach is about the individual which gives it so much more meaning. She is also very loving, kind, and patient with her reading process.
Gemini Sun, Taurus Moon, Leo Rising
Juanita provided the best reading I’ve ever had. I went in for a consultation during a time of crisis. Juanita not only made me feel understood, she provided a reading so insightful and that rang so true, that I left the session feeling hopeful for the future. Even better, it turned out all the glimpses into my future she provided that night have come to pass. Juanita has truly changed my life and I can’t recommend her services more highly.