I met my first astrology teacher, Debra Silverman, when I was 22. It was love at first site… and soon she was my mentor.
Despite a 'normal' career in Corporate Marketing for P&G and becoming a mother to 3, the calling to the subtler realms continued. In my mid-30s, thanks to a precipitous Pluto transit, I returned to my truest form and the practice of astrology in earnest.
Aside from meeting clients by phone and in person in Toronto, I am a certified astrologer for Deb's online community and a teacher for her school, Applied Astrology. I am also a trained Coach, and offer a combination of astrological/spiritual/life coaching to clients.
I am constantly studying and exploring this beautiful ancient art and science. There are many who’s work I revere and draw inspiration from (Patricia Walsh, Mark Jones, Steven Forest, Jeffrey Wolf Green, fellow Canadian Barbara Hand Clow... and more). I am an voracious student of Evolutionary Astrology (in addition to personal study, I have completed Mark Jones's Pluto School Course on Evolutionary Astrology) and this is the ‘type’ of astrology that pulls me most clearly. I am also drawn toward the esoteric and have mentored with, and am an ongoing student of, Mr. Alan Oken and the Alice Bailey lineage. Alan’s language and description of consciousness makes my soul sing... and I feel so blessed to have him in my life as a teacher. For 20+ years, I have studied consciousness across multiple modalities (most importantly my Intuitive Self), including forays into Elemental Shamanism, Martial Arts/Qi Gong, the Ancient Wisdom Teachings, White Magic, Meditation, and more. So this perspective colours everything that I am, and the way I see the world. I am currently studying Transpersonal Psychotherapy in Toronto, Ontario, and look forward to expanding my astrological practice to include deeper exploration of self and consciousness.
I would like to share a personal story of what astrology means to me, and why.
When I was in my early 20s, I had an experience wherein I was 'lifted' out of my body to a point of awareness located in orbit of the earth. Looking down upon our beautiful planet, I was 'shown' that each of us has a radiant core of light energy that runs the vertical length of our spinal column, continuing far above our heads and deep below our feet. This column of light is our unique blueprint, our 'cosmic self', and our connection to consciousness and the Universe. I was 'shown/told' that it is through aligning with this inner core of light that we will help our earth move forward into peace, wellness and prosperity. That when we are truly connected and in alignment, everything we need comes to us. Easily and effortlessly. While maddeningly difficult to manifest, the pursuit of integrity as described by this vision remains my life's calling. I find astrology to be a particularly helpful tool in this effort, and my readings carry this intention. To remember and reconnect with the 'divine blueprint' that is our birth right and our truth. To fall in love with our self. To be of service in this regard I count as my greatest accomplishment and honor.