Astrology has been a hobby and passion of mine since childhood (the mid-1960s). I am basically self-taught in it. Much of what I have learned on the subject has been gleaned from my own firsthand observations, doing research, as well as consulting with clients and others about their charts. I especially like astrology’s connection to nature. I also appreciate that the language of astrology is a handy treasure trove of archetypal information. While astrology can be applied in various ways, I mainly use it as a tool for greater self-awareness. My background also includes a degree in psychology and certification in life-coaching; professionally, I have also worked in marketing & PR, radio, and recruiting.