Photo by Wonder Bright at Synastic Snaps 

I've been interested in astrology since I was a little girl, and studied off and on as a young adult. Around the time of my Saturn return, I decided to dive in wholeheartedly and pursue astrology rigorously alongside my artistic work. I am skeptical while being open, and endlessly curious to know what this ancient art can offer us. I approach astrology with cautiousness and reverence, and a high degree of sensitivity, especially in my client work. I have a deep love for the study of character and calling in people, the psyche and soul, and the astrological factors at play in these expressions. I devote much time to astrological research, both in studying its origins and testing its many applications. 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. My senior thesis: Investigating the Vessel, was a synthesis of work combining Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sculpture, dream inquiry, and an ongoing movement meditation 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 experience working and volunteering in varying capacities in 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. Current interests: spiritual ecology and Chinese metaphysics.




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