I've been interested in astrology and other esoteric disciplines since I was a little girl. In my late twenties (Saturn return), I began pursuing astrology rigorously alongside my artistic work. I am a skeptical and curious observer, and am endlessly interested in what this ancient art has to 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, 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 mentors and influences..

I served as president and vice president of the  Washington State Astrological Association from 2009 to 2012. Located in Seattle, 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 fields of social service: including hospice, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation, and mental health. As an exhibiting 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 ancient Chinese astrology.


Persian Nativities II: 'Umar al-Tabari & Abu Bakr
Persian Nativities III: On Solar Revolutions: Abu Ma'shar's On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities
Works of Sahl & Masha'allah
Poetry & Mysticism
Astrologia Gallica Book 23
Astrologia Gallica Book 22
The Arabic Parts in Astrology: A Lost Key to Prediction
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Planets Within: The Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino
The Great Year: Astrology, Millenarianism, and History in the Western Tradition
Astrology and Cosmology In The World's Religions

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