I became fascinated with astrology in childhood. In my late twenties (Saturn return) I decided to study astrology in earnest alongside my artistic and social service work, and so found teachers and mentors to guide me. I devote much time to astrological research―both in examining its origins and testing its many applications. I'm on a quest to experience what this ancient art has to offer. I approach astrology with reverence as well as skepticism, and a lot of sensitivity (especially in client work). Motivated by a lifelong interest in the study of character and calling in people, I like to contemplate our essential nature, psyche, spirit, soul - and think about the astrological factors at play in these expressions. See some of my mentors and influences...

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. I've spoken at various conferences in the United States and abroad, including South Africa, and will present a talk in Kolkata, India in 2018. 

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 combining a concentration in trauma and recovery, Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sculpture, dream analysis, and a movement meditation and self-inquiry practice called Authentic Movement.  

For the past nine years I've been providing one-to-one confidential emotional support to women living in prison. I also 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. 

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Some of Kate's favorite books

Works of Sahl & Masha'allah
Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook
The Combination of Stellar Influences
Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India
Horoscope Symbols
Rhetorius the Egyptian
Introductions to Traditional Astrology
Persian Nativities Volume I: Masha'allah and Abu 'Ali
Astrologia Gallica Book 21
Simple Explanation Of Work Ideas
Porphyry the Philosopher
Carmen Astrologicum
Rules For Planetary Pictures: The Astrology Of Tomorrow
Persian Nativities II: 'Umar al-Tabari & Abu Bakr