This page describes my approach to astrology and individual readings. For classes, click here.
Astrology is an ancient art, science, and ritual method of tracking our place in the cosmic order and honoring how mythic themes of the macrocosm unfold within us and our world.
My love affair with astrology does not manifest in horoscopes or constant time keeping with the cosmic clock, but rather with a deep psychic honoring and exploration of how archetypal energy manifests within our bodies and our minds.
How does this translate for you?
I offer readings based on what I call Center of the Wheel astrology. It is, like life, not linear. There is not one place you are coming from and one place you are going. Your birth chart provides a map of your psychic (and physical) terrain. It can reveal patterns, underlying causes of those patterns, and possible avenues for transformation. Instead of focusing on evolution, moving toward something and away from something else, I focus readings on leaning into the specific flavors of wisdom inherent in your chart.
An astrological chart forms a circle, which represents the ecliptic- the path the planets and sun are seen to travel from earth.
As in our bodies, we are trying to get right in the center of that circle- right into the still point from which everything radiates- instead of always dancing on the periphery without understanding our connection to core. From that relationship to center, each archetype can be viewed through it's wisdom lens, it's wisdom energy.
My readings offer insight into these wisdom energies inherent in your personality and your way of doing things. You, just as you are right now, have access to that- and through astrology we can uncover the archetypal tools for accessing deeper wisdom. In some cases, we will also find certain patterns which may feel stuck, and the chart will reveal new directions to take. It's hugely important not to disregard (or, as is common, feel "cursed" by) any aspect of a chart, but to understand how even the deepest "negative" patterns may, within themselves, provide an avenue for greater insight and joy.
The Birth Chart
In this reading, we explore the meaning of the cosmos as they aligned the moment of your birth. In that moment of "you" emerging from the ground consciousness, the map to your particular terrain was drawn in the skies. By reading this map, we gain insights into repeating patterns, underlying motivations, beneficial paths vs. fruitless paths, as well as fundamental insights into themes like relationship, vocation, health, and Dharma.
Readings are as interactive as you like- but the more you participate, the more juice you get. Consider specific themes or content you'd like to focus on.
A few days before the reading, send me an email with your exact time of birth and birth location, and any questions you may have. I offer readings over skype, which are then recorded so you can access them later.
Transits and Further Reading
While a birth chart reading covers your basic constitution, a transit and progression reading covers what cosmic players (planets in space, and their progression in time) are effecting you now. Perhaps you're in a major transition: a period of grief, uncertainty, or potential for change. Astrology can provide an invaluable resource for exploring these transitions: what a certain event can teach us relevant to our life material, what optimal mindset and/or direction we can take, and how we can relate to events through their wisdom resonance.