How I Came to Do What I Do
Astrology? Energy Healing? Previously they didn’t even register on my radar, but all that changed at the time of my Saturn return, about age 29.
Back then I was employed as a book editor, and while driving to work one day, a car in the opposite lane swerved randomly into mine. I was thrown into a massive 360! As my car righted itself, it flew up the entrance to a petrol station and I braked just in time to avoid slamming into a petrol pump.
Health Crisis & Eventual ‘Aha’!
Prior to this I’d begun suffering extreme lower back pain, but now I had whiplash too, followed by a virus that saw me bedridden for weeks, plus vertigo and shingles. During those months when I was ‘sent to refuel’ by life rather than keep driving the same route, a friend gave me a deck of tarot cards. I had never paid attention to tarot before. Another friend rang regularly and read snippets from books she was reading, because with the constant vertigo I couldn’t read or do anything much. She’d come across a serious astrology book in a second-hand book shop; one that explored the depth psychological, symbolic & mythic approach to astrology. Something within me jumped for joy. I still loved being a book editor but now had a second passion.
A few years later I started shifting professions, and now, after 16 years of working as a professional astrologer, energy healer and tarot reader, I am as inspired as ever about the complexity of individual journeys and the unique threads of each person’s story.
Experience & Qualifications
My studies over the past 30 years include a BA Hons in literature and classics, a 4-year astrology diploma, a comprehensive tarot certificate, plus numerous forms of meditation, healing, energy awareness and psychic insight. I continue ongoing study in these areas. I’m a member of the Association of Professional Astrologers, the Federation of Australian Astrologers and the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association.
Forecasts and Writing
I love to contemplate, research and share about astrology, energy dynamics, healing, personal growth, the soul and spirituality. I’ve published a number of astrology articles, have guest lectured on many occasions and made some media appearances. It’s hard to keep me quiet about these often misunderstood topics and these days when I have time, I blog about them.
I’ve been writing forecasts since 2001 for various publications and the Radiant Living Forecasts since 2005. The forecasts give me a chance to keep trying to describe the often indescribably complex astrology of the times in which we live. Since mid-2016, I’ve been posting weekly Moon Astrology updates on Facebook, experimenting and testing the waters with what people do or don’t like. Check them out!