I know some people who, in first getting a reading, want to tell the astrologer as little as possible. The idea here is that they do not want to give any clues away, lest the reader surmise though clues what the readee’s situation is.
Fair enough. Some charlatans do just that, but I want to give the other side.
To me, doing a reading is like looking at a huge intricate panoramic scene (the other person) only through a kaleidoscope. Broad strokes of color will suggest whether someone’s “scene” is of the beach or of the mountains or a city life, etc. It takes a little skill and some training to get that first step, but it can be done pretty easily.
Typically though, people want to jump to a question more like “What is that goat doing on the third mountain over?”
That takes a LOT more skill with the kaleidoscope.
I say, go ahead and tell the astrologer as much as you feel comfortable. The seer will probably get to the goat sooner or later, but why wait?
Help the astrologer out. It’s not a matter of skill, but rather a matter of using that skill where it is most useful for you both. And you’ll save a lot of time.