I found astrology when I was very young [or it found me]. Of course the first book I encountered was my mother's copy of Linda Goodman's SUN SIGNS. Through my teens I continued to be pulled toward astrology, but it wasn't until my late twenties (the Saturn Return) that I decided to dive-in wholeheartedly and study it in earnest, alongside pursuits in art and social services. I've devoted much time to astrological research and inquiry―examining its origins and testing its many applications. I approach this art with reverence and awe, as well as skepticism, and I strive to bring a lot of sensitivity (especially in client work) to my practice. Motivated by a lifelong interest in character, destiny, one's calling, story, and meaning-making- I find few things more compelling than contemplating our essential nature, our spirit, soul, psyche.
See some of my mentors and influences here...
From 2009 to 2012, I served as president and vice president of Washington State Astrological Association. WSAA is located in Seattle, Washington, and is the oldest independent astrology organization in the United States.
Currently I offer consultations and mentoring, and occasionally write and teach through my website and online. I've had the honor to speak at a few conferences in the United States and abroad, including the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in New Orleans in 2012, and in Cape Town, South Africa, for Astrology Restored in 2016.
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 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 more than 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!