I was introduced to astrology during my college years at Boston University. As a film student in the College of Communication, I was drawn to one particular teacher with an eccentric taste in coursework. Professor Stephen Geller lectured on screenwriting theory with a nod toward the mystical, mythical, and musical.
In 1998, Geller began my junior year off with a new writing exercise. He asked us to find our exact birth info and retrieve a copy of our natal chart from a bookstore across the river in Cambridge. We were assigned a basic book on astrological symbolism, and using the planets in our own charts, were asked to create stories based on the planets as main characters. The language of astrology struck a chord with me, as if it was already a familiar one. I haven’t stopped studying or practicing the craft ever since.
After graduating from B.U. and wandering through my early 20’s from Montreal, Quebec to Lake Tahoe, California, I crossed paths with a professional astrologer who was visiting Boston from Seattle, Washington. During my first astrology reading ever, Michael Jernegan offered to be my teacher if I ever decided to pick up and move out to the Pacific Northwest. Eleven months later, I did.
I lived in Seattle for seven years, practicing astrology for friends and clients, and being mentored by Michael. In 2012 I moved back home, landing on the northern seacoast of Massachusetts. It was then that an old friend introduced me to aromatherapy, sparking another passion that feels intuitive and innate. I began formal training with Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy (AAHAA), and completed clinical aromatherapy certification in 2018. The study of essential oils naturally led me to herbs and flowers, and I began the certification process in the Herbal Academy in 2020. My next goal is to finish the certification and become a licensed herbalist.
My study of astrology, aromatherapy, and herbalism will never end simply because there is always further to go.
I completed certification in Steven Forrest’s Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Program in June, 2018, and will continue my studies with him as long as he creates new content to learn. Then I completed Judith Hill’s Medical Astrology Course in April, 2021, and am now enrolled in her online Academy for Astrological Medicine. I believe the planetary cycles are symbolic of our own inner processes– not that the planets cause things to happen, but that they mirror energies that are working within us. Astrology is a tool for better mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health.
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