Astrology connects us to the narratives we write to survive.
Astrology is the story of stories.
Western astrology is itself a colonial imposition on the skies, its history one of assimilation, theft, and devaluing of traditional knowledge.
A queer astrology, a relational astrology, wrangles with its own history, recognizes its complicity, holds space for discomfort, and necessitates humility.
I live and work in acknowledgement, gratitude, and grace:
To be birthed and sustained on the flatlands and under the big skies of southern Manitoba, the traditional lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, the homeland of the Métis Nation.
To learn and listen to the echoes of the rapids in Nogojiwanong, Peterborough, ON, traditional territory of Anishinaabe and Algonquin Peoples. To love and care in the meeting place of Toronto, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat.
To wonder, heal, work, and be sustained in body and spirit in Victoria, BC, located on unceded Coast Salish territory, the land of the Lkwungen-speaking peoples, the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples.
To dance and teach in the gathering place of Montreal, stewarded by the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
I’ve been studying stars and stories, cycles and secrets, since I was a child. Pluto came conjunct my ascendant at age twelve, around the time someone first read my chart, so I am pretty much doomed to forever search for ways out of the abyss — or further into it.
I take a queer intersectional feminist approach to western psychological astrology, using both modern and traditional astrological techniques. I practice magick, cultivate embodiment, believe conversation is sacred, and read a lot of books. I hold a focus on healing, power, trauma, and relationships. You don’t have to be queer to receive a reading, but your reading will still be queer.
I am a student of trauma and narrative. My approach looks both backwards and forwards, into the depths of our experiences and past the limits of our imagination. My interest is in the integration of our conflicts and the enlivening of our truths. I am a firm believer in DIY therapy tools, so part of my work is passing on knowledge and tools to encourage the development of your own astrological know-how.
I am certified in Mental Health First Aid and have training in crisis intervention. My BA is in Literature and Environment, with a focus on the psychology, theory, and poetics of place, space, and landscape. My MA specialized in feminist psychoanalytic theory, with a focus on trauma, affect, and neuroculture. In 2019, I attended Mark Jones’ Masterclass with Keith Hackwood “The Leading Edge” in Wales, and the Faculty of Astrological Studies Summer School in Oxford UK, where I studied “Healing Ancestral Wounds” with Melanie Reinhart, Lynn Bell, and Jane Ridder-Patrick.
I write a lot. After the United Astrology Conference, I wrote “The Winds and the Hours: Reflections on the Magick of UAC2018.” You can read it here. The summer of 2018, I wrote a subscription series of Mars Retrograde Love Letters. They are archived here. I wrote a pre-game piece for how-to NORWAC you can read here.
Professional Memberships: AFAN (Association for Astrological Networking), ISAR (The International Society for Astrological Research), and AYA (Association for Young Astrologers). In 2016, I was the recipient of an AFAN Astrology Conference Scholarship to attend NORWAC (the Northwest Astrological Conference). In 2018, I volunteered at NORWAC and UAC, the United Astrology Conference in Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, I volunteered at NORWAC, which I will again in 2020 and I HIGHLY recommend you attend.