The first time I had my chart read by an Astrologer
During our second date, my husband asked me for my birth information. He told me his Mom was an Astrologer. He wasn't sure if he believed in it, but he hadn't listened to her during his last relationship and the relationship ended badly, so he figured this time around he should probably give Astrology a try. I didn't know anything about Astrology at the time but I'd had my own string of failed relationships, so I was happy to get any help I could. I tracked down my birth certificate, told my future husband my birth details, and agreed to have his mother cast my birth chart. That was my first exposure to Astrology, in the year 2002.
How Astrology helped me
For the next several years my mother-in-law graciously answered all my Astrological questions: What should I focus on for the year ahead? Why am I struggling with this friend? What kind of job would make me happy? She helped us set our wedding date and our house closing date. Eventually, when our son Lyndon was born, she gave me insight into his birth chart, too. I loved the clarity, direction, and peace our discussions gave me. Finally, I realized I had been relying long enough on my mother-in-law's Astrological generosity. In 2010 I started to learn and practice Astrology myself.
My credentials and credo
I'm now a Level 2 Certified Evolutionary Astrologer in Steven Forrest's Apprenticeship Program. The evolutionary approach appealed to me because of its focus on compassion, empowerment and hope. My writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer. I'm also a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Boston University, where I received an M.S. in Physical Therapy. Along with Astrology, the Catholic and Franciscan tenets I grew up with inspire and inform me: Live lovingly, care for creation, proclaim joy and hope, be a living instrument of peace.
The bottom line
What you probably need to know about me is simpler: I'm a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. If you're seeking help I have probably had the same questions or similar ones. Astrology has helped me navigate challenging periods and negotiate relationships with more freedom, peace, courage, grace, and love. It's now an honor and a joy to help others do the same. Hearing about your journey inspires me on mine.
As Ram Dass said, "We're all just walking each other home."