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

Hi Amy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
It’s interesting because I didn’t purposefully set out to start a business. My goal was to start a social media account about astrology and talk with like-minded people. As my social media account grew so did requests for astrology consultations. Because of this I started a simple webpage and things evolved from there. Everything happened organically.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m excited and fortunate I was able to turn what I love into a full-time career. I’m proud I was able to break free of a 9-5 job I was underpaid and over-worked at to be an astrologer. Not only does this not feel like work but my income is higher than when I worked a corporate job. Making astrology a full-time career also happened organically. When COVID hit I stayed home from my job and realized I was making more money doing astrology than what I went to school for so I made the switch. I’m also proud to have my LMSW (Licenced Masters of Social Work). I think my formal training in counseling sets my apart from other astrologers. Becoming a full-time astrologer came easily after several years of hard work without seeing much return. I learned the key to success is consistency. To keep going even when you don’t initially see results. I’ve also learned to give believe in yourself and to take yourself seriously. I could have started my full-time business 1-2 years before I did but but I never saw this as a real option for me.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I just moved here at the end of July so I’m still learning the lay of the land. I’ve mostly only gone to mostly restaurants and bars. But if a friend came into town (I live in Brickell) we’d probably go shopping at Brickell City Center, eat at Sexy Fish, then go out to Faena in Miami Beach. My favorite place here is Soho Beach House but I don’t have a membership there yet.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My friend Gabe, who went to Business School, helped me tremendously with getting Starheal off the ground and making it something more than just a side-hustle or hobby. I didn’t know what I needed to do to have an efficient and effective business and he assisted me with this.

Website: starheal.com

Instagram: starheal

Twitter: starheal

Youtube: starheal

Other: TikTok: @realstarheal

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