We had the good fortune of connecting with Jocelyn Romero and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jocelyn, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The impetus for founding Spiritual Cartography Expeditions where I do expert Tarot, Astrology, and I Ching readings happened during a session I received from Spiritual Medium Kennedy Morgan. My ancestors he was channeling had a very clear message that I needed to make my gifts professionally available to the world-at-large. I’d been studying/doing readings with Tarot, Astrology, and I Ching for over 20 years, but didn’t have a formal company and website until after that experience. For me, these divination practices have become a normal part of my daily life, and I sometimes take for granted what a rare skill it is to wield. The spiritual maps created with Tarot, Astrology, and I Ching are all about developing a relationship to the larger Cosmos, truth, and the evolution of humanity by self-correction, personal growth, and leading by example. This company works perfectly in tandem with my acting and writing pursuits since I have a lot of flexibility with scheduling client sessions. I’m the author of UnderLife (Available on Amazon), an exciting novel that introduces, explains, and uses Tarot, Astrology, and I Ching as non-denominational spiritual tools that anyone can use. I’m currently recording the audiobook version of UnderLife to be released by Summer 2021 on Audible.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Acting is my favorite form of creative expression, but one thing I’ve learned after many years in Hollywood is that sometimes you have to use and develop a much larger skill set if you want to forge the career of your dreams. A major challenge I contended with for years is that what is taught in traditional acting training didn’t quite gel with me in being able to create the authentic and dynamic characters that I imagined myself playing. A critical turning point arrived when I started working with Stephen Book, author of Improvisational Technique For Scripted Acting, and completed his curriculum-based five year workshop. Being trained by Mr. Book finally gave me all the tools and experience I needed to be a contender on the world stage. Unfortunately that class ended only a few months before the pandemic hit, so that’s been a tricky obstacle, but I’m determined to persevere and find or produce new opportunities to act. During quarantine I wrote and performed Le Ladri (The Thieves), a two character monologue introducing my invented nemesis Selena Goodheart. Selena is a con artist psychic who channels an Italian man named Bruno and can be seen on YouTube.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
During the pandemic my favorite spot in the city is: my apartment. 🙂 Under different circumstances there’s so much to see and do in the city. One of my favorite things to do here is go spend a weeks worth of groceries on fine dining with Red Bird downtown being a longtime favorite, but usually my friends and I will try a lot of different places since there are so many options. Arclight movie theater is a place I consider as church, and it’s always a delight to go see a film with friends or on my own. The Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre, The Hollywood Palladium, and The Wilton are just a few of the many fantastic venues to see live music around the city. Favorite takeout places are Bossa Nova, The Counter, Zankou Chicken, and Sunset Thai. Favorite wine shop K&L. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The Cosmic Tribe By Eric Ganther and Illustrated By Stevee Postman was my first Tarot deck, and using it changed my life forever when I realized that the Tarot cards are always telling the truth. The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need By Joanna Martine Woolfolk was my introduction to Astrology and I use Kepler software for creating and interpreting natal charts. The Guide to the I Ching By Carol K. Anthony is the best source for studying and using the I Ching. Ultimately though, it’s been my friends, family, and a higher Cosmic consciousness (which has many names, God being the easiest to recognize) who have provided the best support and encouragement throughout my life with all of these endeavors.

Website: jocelynromero.com

Instagram: @underlifemaps

Twitter: @underlifemaps

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV9z2VHn-xw&t=63s

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