About Me

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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.

I am a Soul-centered astrologer, and feel resonance with concepts developed by Carl Jung that were 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 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.  I will also integrate planetary nodes and asteroids when pertinent.  I synthesize my understanding from viewing charts through Evolutionary Astrology with traditional approaches into a holistic perspective.

Please send a message to consultation@graycrawford.net 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.” 

–James Hillman

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18 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Gray,
    How fortunate to be read by Demetria George. My peeps are Buzz Myers, Mike Lutin, Robert Hand, Donna Cunningham, and Liz Greene. I have been lucky enough to meet the 1st three and read by the first ( who has since passed).

    peace, linda

  2. Hi Gray 🙂 I am new to WordPress and have only just found your page (it was recommended) but astrology has been a massive influence on me for most of my life and, like you, we discovered that astrology was so much more than just sun signs at about the exact same time. I really enjoy your writing and you clearly have an excellent grasp on your subject matter. I am better at sussing out birth charts and synastry and so I’m always on the lookout for anyone who understands the complexities of transits and progressions. Happy to have found your site 🙂

    • Thank you for sharing such sweet thoughts regarding my writing. It is nice to hear that you enjoy my writing and perspective. I have found astrology to be a fascinating passion to pursue.

  3. Thank you for visiting Sophia’s Children and following my blog, Gray. I’ve been enjoying your insightful posts for awhile now. Thank you for what you share! Be well! Blessings, Jamie

  4. Hello Gray,
    I followed a link for the Black Madonna to your blog a short time ago. I don’t know if
    you are aware of the art of Mark Rothko? Also the textile artist, Amy Meissner, has
    some very interesting pieces (that you can view on her website). It’s a Venus thing.

    • Thank you- yes I do admire the art of Mark Rothko and have used his images previously in my articles. I am not familiar with Amy Meissner and will have to look into her- thank you for sharing.

  5. I love James Hillman. I almost got to see him speak a few years back, but to my sadness he passed away before I could. I really enjoy your perspective and Love Jung as well. I am glad I stumbled upon your site.

  6. Since finding your posts on Depth Psychology Alliance, I continue to find your insights resonating with what I experience. Keep up your fine craft 🙂

    I’ve been studying astrology for c.2 years, and through it have come to a growing, humbling, at times painful, yet always illuminating, self-awareness.

    I’d be curious to explore my astrology further with you, especially as I find Jeff Green’s EA approach effective.

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