I have been a practicing astrologer
for over 10 years. I received formal training in astrology
at the Academy of Astrology in Lansing, Michigan, founded in 1983. There I took structured coursework in the history of astrology,
its theory, and various techniques. I was also skillfully mentored in its practical, ethical application. Following four years of
training, I achieved the Certificate of Competence in Astrology. My study is ever-ongoing, and includes attending various conferences,
such as United Astrology Conference in Orlando, Fla 2002, and the Summer School Program with the highly regarded Faculty of Astrological
Studies at Oxford, England in 2004. I have been enriched to have studied with some of the finest, most dedicated teachers in the Midwest,
and have also attended lectures and seminars with such notable astrologers
as Robert Hand, Liz Greene, Noel Tyl, and many other well
professionals in the field of astrology today. I am a member of the American
Federation of Astrologers.
I have studied flower essences extensively with Lila Devi Stone, one of
the foremost experts in the field
of flower essence therapy today. Lila
has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, author, educator, and
proponent of flower essences , in both the U.S. and interna-
tionally, as well. My 2 year practitioner's course of study with
learning how essences are made, how to intuit a plant's signature or gift of
healing, and how to determine which essences
to take for oneself or for a
client. I learned that flower essences can address specific mental or emotional
needs, and can restore
balance, vitality, and a sense of both physical and
spiritual well being. The healing properties of flower essences can also
to our pets, who are very receptive to Nature's subtle, restorative energies.
I have been fortunate to have had a lifetime of varied and rich learning experiences to draw upon. I have fond
memories of singing in the Episcopal Church choir as a little girl. I have a deep appreciation of those first spiritual impressions.
When I was still very young my parents began a quest for deeper personal understanding of Life's mysteries which led them beyond the
Church. Each with their moon in Aquarius, my parents were models of the late 20th century "spiritual quest", and both of them went
on to do healing work and metaphysical teaching and counseling later in life.
We first studied with a disciple of the Indian mystic,
Paramhansa Yogananda, before being led to the teachings of the Coptic Fellowship of America. My formative years involved weekly study
with the Coptics, in Detroit, under the tutelage of a Swiss born chemist, healer and Adept; (he was also a contemporary of Einstein
at the University of Zurich!) In addition, I was exposed to a great many of the metaphysical teachings of the day, such as Theosophy,
and Alice Bailey. I was inspired by other teachings which focused on the power of the harmonious co-creation of mankind with Nature's
unseen kingdom ~ notably demonstrated at the Findhorn Community in Scotland, which my husband and I visited in the early 1970's.
a young woman I worked to help establish a spiritual cooperative community which focused on the balanced merging of traditional and
spiritual/metaphysical education for children where family values and service to humanity were considered of paramount importance
in one's life. I wore "many hats", working in the various departments of the busy community and school, with special joy taken in
helping with the development of the children's spiritual educational program and activities.
There I met my husband and started a
family. After living and serving there for 9 years, our life moved us in new directions. I experienced the usual joys and challenges
of the "real world"; marriage, raising two daughters, jobs, and helping to run a household which was my primary focus as our children
When our daughters were well on their own way in life, I returned to the formal studies of astrology and healing. With
the loving support of my husband and partner of 35 years, I have spent recent years devoting my energies to helping others
own path to healing and wholeness, through Astrology and companion healing modes.