Astrology has been a hobby of mine since childhood, which, at this juncture in my life, is a long, long time ago! 🙂 I am mainly self-taught in astrology. Much of what I have learned on the topic has been gleaned from firsthand observations with myself and others, from doing lots of research and reading, as well as consulting with clients about their natal charts. I especially like astrology’s connection to nature. I think the answers to many of life’s mysteries and challenges can be discovered by simply observing, and reflecting upon, the recurring, natural cycles around us. Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” I also appreciate that the language of astrology is very rich in metaphors and archetypal information. While astrology can be applied in various ways, I mainly use it as a tool for greater self-awareness. My educational background includes a degree in psychology and life coach training. I started blogging here on astrology on November 30, 2009. Professionally, my background includes sales and marketing, recruiting, and radio broadcasting.