Welcome. I use astrology as an art of guidance and discernment for Self-actualization and the realization of who one is becoming in the ever changing moment. The birth chart to me serves as a seed revealing the potential growth one is evolving toward, and I use numerous astrological methodologies to analyze the quality of time experienced by those I consult with. If transits or timing techniques suggest a challenging time period, I will suggest options for remediation resonant with the astrological implications.
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 on understanding the mythic archetypes found in the natal chart has had a profound impact on me, and I am also currently developing my understanding of the Hellenistic astrology she has been teaching. Along these lines, I am currently a student in the Hellenistic Astrology Course developed 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.
The perspective underlying my astrology practice has resonance with the depth psychology developed by Carl Jung that was informed from his own astrological studies. On a deeper level, I use astrology to explore how the birth chart reveals awareness into the ineffable nature of one’s soul and associated patterns. 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.
As an astrologer I am immensely inspired by Dane Rudhyar, whose work harmonizes with my own understanding. In the past I also have learned evolutionary astrology from Jeffrey Wolf Green, and while it is no longer the focus of my practice if appropriate I can utilize his techniques to discern core soul patterns in those I work with. I also would like to thank and acknowledge my good friend and neighbor Bradley Naragon, an evolutionary astrologer whose conversations always deepen my understanding.
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 modern psychological approach to the more 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.”