Rev. Ananda Sykes, B.Msc.
Hi gorgeous soul! I’m Ananda and I’m multi-passionate.
I’ll be the first to say that understanding ourselves, our loved ones, and the twists and turns of life is like trying to draw a mustache on a frog. Just can’t sometimes! ...at least not on our own.
I’ve never seen a person’s natal chart and NOT fallen completely in love. My belief is that you are perfect as you are (unless you’re a serial killer or rapist, let’s be real). This acceptance opens the doors to our true greatness and I absolutely LIVE for helping my friends (I consider all my clients to be friends) find this door and peek inside… or smash it with a bulldozer so there’s no going back. Either way!
“The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light...” Cheryl Strayed
I do like to get weird, I can’t lie. I’m a medium and “see” and “hear” things that are hard for me to explain. I’ve understood metaphysics since I was a very young child and have had one foot in the non-physical world my whole life. But I’m also a staunchly practical Virgo who likes to be real.
I was born into the weird and woo. While other kids were reading Dr. Suess, I was reading about reincarnation, the light and sound of God, and dream interpretation. The New Age environment of my family life naturally led me to study astrology and tarot at a very early age. I still have my first astrology book (which I bought for 25 cents at an Appalachian flea market) which is filled with the astrology scribbles of every preteen crush, friend, and family member as I tried to see behind everyone's facades.
I cast my knowledge net far and wide and have worn many hats as I tried to deny who I really am and why I’m here. Some highlights are decades of service in the healthcare field working with folks with developmental disabilities who exist with deafness and blindness, and 15 years as a licensed bodyworker and massage therapist where I got to use my skills as a Reiki and Huna practitioner and Aromatherapist… and tried not to tell my clients about the spirits, colors, and sounds I witnessed around them. I have a nursing degree (specializing in pediatrics and hospice) and a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysics (almost done with Master’s) and am an active Minister with the International Ministry of Metaphysics. I have also studied art, nutrition, and psychology. I have had previous businesses in Aromatherapy and Artisan Perfumery and even went to Real Estate school! That was an odd one.
The truth is, my life has been full of trauma, drama, and magic. I had to learn boundaries, my worth, and how to say NO. Understanding my astrological blueprint removed much of the shame and confusion around “WHY AM I LIKE THIS AND WHY DOES LIFE HATE ME?!”.
My style is both mystical and practical and not unlike astro-therapy. You can think of me as a guide, cheerleader, and truth-telling friend and it is my deepest and most profound honor to be so.
It's true that we can talk about past lives, relationship karma, psychic abilities and how to harness them, Indigos, Blue Rays, spirit guides, star people, and ultra galacticness. I love all of that and these mystical topics are core to my work, but I find that if we can't take this information and GROUND it into this here and now, it is pointless, useless, and distracting.
This is my specialty. Redirecting all that magic into practical realness. Much love, mystical friends! xo