I discovered astrology in childhood. By my late twenties (Saturn return), I decided to study astrology in earnest alongside my artistic and social service work; I sought out teachers and mentors to guide me. I devote much time to astrological research, both in examining its origins, and in testing its many applications, and am forever eager to experience what this ancient art has to offer. I approach astrology with cautiousness, reverence, and a lot of sensitivity (especially in client work). I am motivated by a lifelong love for the study of character and calling in people, essential nature, psyche, soul, and human resiliency -- and I like to think about the astrological factors at play in these expressions. See some of my mentors and influences here...
I served as president and vice president of the Washington State Astrological Association from 2009 to 2012. Located in Seattle, Washington, WSAA is one of the longest established astrology organizations in the United States.
I hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Transpersonal and Depth Psychologies and Expressive Arts. There I conceived, choreographed, and performed a dance titled: Letting It Go. Other focuses included: trauma and recovery, studies of silence and violence, poetry, and sociology. My senior thesis, Investigating the Vessel, was a synthesis of work combining Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sculpture, dream analysis, and a movement meditation and self-inquiry practice called Authentic Movement.
Other work I cherish includes providing one-to-one emotional support for women living in prison. I have more than fifteen years work and volunteer experience in varying capacities within the field of social services, including: hospice, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation, and mental health. As an artist, I work primarily in oil paints and encaustics (beeswax) and sometimes make jewelry and sculpture in metal or clay.