Welcome. I use astrology as an art of guidance and discernment for self-realization and awareness of one’s path, gifts and challenges. The birth chart to me serves as a seed revealing the dynamic potential one is both evolving and returning to, and I use numerous astrological methodologies to analyze the quality of time experienced by those I consult with. I enjoy working with people to reflect upon how past periods of time inform the present moment, and the underlying astrological implications. I also will look for challenging and fruitful periods of time coming in the future and will suggest guidance in accordance.
My journey into the wisdom of the celestial wanderers truly began in 1998 (previously I was only aware of Sun sign astrology), and after years of self-study I began to take classes from Olympia astrologer Rosie Finn, who became a pivotal influence on my understanding, as well as attend her monthly Plants & Planets talks.
One of my greatest influences in astrology is Demetra George, who I had the fortune to consult in November 2011. Demetra’s work connecting mythology with astrology had already had a profound impact on me, and I then became interested in learning Hellenistic astrology from her and passed certification exams with distinction on planetary condition with her, as well as enrolled in the Hellenistic Astrology course created by Chris Brennan. I am further interested in the connection between the Hermetic arts and Hellenistic astrology, and teaching from Austin Coppock has helped deepen my understanding of their relationship.
In 2019 I became certified as a practitioner in Horary astrology through the School of Traditional Astrology, graduating with distinction. I learned directly from Deborah Houlding, Lee Lehman, Eve Dembowski, and Wade Caves in a curriculum rooted in the lineage of William Lilly. In case you are unfamiliar, Horary astrology is the divinatory branch of astrology concerned with answering questions based upon the chart cast for the moment the question is understood by the consulting astrologer. See my Consultations and Services page for details.
The perspective underlying my astrology practice also has resonance with the depth psychology developed by Carl Jung that was informed from his own astrological studies. I have also been inspired by Dane Rudhyar, whose astrological work harmonizes with my own understanding in many ways. On a deeper level, I use astrology to explore the intersections between our daily life and the ineffable nature of soul and the associated patterns making up our life stories. As in older systems of thought, I see soul as the substance animating our World Soul, an underlying source of energy and matter that links our motion on Earth with the motion of starry substance above us.
Although we all deal with fate, we each have the capacity to make choices, including how to respond to life in every moment, and be more fully present in our current state of being. I use astrology to help people gain a stronger sense of their ability to liberate themselves from past patterns of limitation and to live the life they envision for themselves to a greater extent. By understanding our life narrative in connection with astrology, it also can help in laying old stories to rest and writing a new chapter in life.
For the most part, in addition to natal chart aspects and transits, I use the secondary progressed chart and Hellenistic timing techniques such as annual profection and zodiacal releasing. I synthesize my understanding by bringing a depth psychological perspective to the traditional techniques I utilize.
Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to set up a consultation with me. I have a pay pal account set up as one option for payment. In addition, I also practice tarot as another method that may be suitable for your inquiry at less cost. Please see my Consultations and Services page for details.
Finally, I have deep interest in astrological cycles and investigating patterns and events cutting across many ages on our planet. I admire the work of Richard Tarnas along these lines, having learned a lot from his research and writing, and hoping to continue along this line of understanding with my own work.
“And though we may think the myths are long forgotten and the Gods and Goddesses dead, they resurrect in the passions of the soul.”