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, 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 kind of insatiable quest to experience what this ancient art has to offer. I approach astrology with cautiousness and reverence, and a lot of sensitivity (especially in client work), and am motivated by a lifelong interest in the study of character and calling in people. I like to contemplate our essential nature, psyche, 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 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 eight years, I've been providing one-to-one confidential emotional support to women living in prison. I also have nearly twenty years work and volunteer experience in varied capacities within the 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, and help me expand my volunteer work with women in prison, I would be honored to receive your contribution. And if you like, I'm 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.