Photo by Wonder Bright 

Photo by Wonder Bright 

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). Motivated by a lifelong interest in the study of character and calling, I contemplate our essential nature, psyche, soul, and resilience - and I like to 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.  

Other work I cherish includes providing one-to-one confidential emotional support for women living in prison. I have nearly twenty years work and volunteer experience in varying capacities within fields of social service, 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, am happy to keep you informed of my work in this realm. This is the calling I value most at this time. Thank you. 

 
See more paintings at kate-petty.com   

See more paintings at kate-petty.com   

 
 
 

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
Astronomica
Persian Nativities Volume I: Masha'allah and Abu 'Ali
Mathesis
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