I found astrology (or it found me) in childhood. And by my late twenties (the Saturn Return) I decided to dive-in wholeheartedly and study astrology in earnest, alongside pursuits in art and social services, and so found teachers and mentors to guide me. I have devoted much time to astrological research and inquiry―examining its origins and testing its many applications. I approach astrology with reverence and awe, as well as skepticism, and bring a lot of sensitivity (especially in client work) to my practice. Motivated by a lifelong interest in character and calling, stories and meaning-making, I find few things more compelling than to contemplate our essential nature, soul, spirit, and psyche.
See some of my mentors and influences here...
From 2009 to 2012, I served as president and vice president of the Washington State Astrological Association. WSAA is located in Seattle, Washington, and is the oldest independent astrology organization in the United States.
These days I offer consultations and mentoring, and occasionally teach through my website or in person. I've had the honor to speak at a few conferences in the United States and abroad, including in Cape Town, South Africa.
I hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Transpersonal and Depth Psychologies and Expressive Arts. My senior thesis, Investigating the Vessel, was a synthesis of work with concentrations in trauma and recovery, Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sculpture, dance, dream analysis, and a movement meditation and self-inquiry practice called Authentic Movement.
For the past ten years I've also provided one-to-one confidential emotional support to women living in prison. I have twenty years work and volunteer experience in varied capacities within the field of social services, including: mental health, hospice, physical and occupational therapies, and rehabilitation. As an artist, I work primarily in oil paints and encaustics (beeswax) and sometimes make jewelry and sculpture in metal or clay.
If you would like to make a donation of support to help me expand my volunteer work with women in prison, I would be honored to receive your contribution. And I am happy to keep you informed of my work in this realm. It is a calling that means a lot to me at this time. Thank you.