Profession and career are some of the most common topics in astrological consultations, probably surpassed in importance only by issues of relationship, love, and marriage – and we might add it is so for a good reason. For most people, professional activities are often the main source of income. We gain respect from society and build status through career choices and professional success. But what about life purpose, self-satisfaction, and sense of fulfillment? Are our career choices in harmony with our inner-most needs and the lifestyle we desire for ourselves? Or do we somehow end up in a certain career and stick to it out of necessity? A Natal chart can help us identify planets that indicate the type of career we could be successful in and at the same time pursue the lifestyle that reflects our values and personality.
I discovered an interest in astrology as a high-school student. At first, it was just that: an active interest with no firm plans to study the subject. However, over the years I gradually recognized the desire to learn more and started reading all astrology books I could lay my hands on. The initial interest turned first to the hobby then to a true passion: I took several courses with Anne Massey (the late former President and founder of the Vancouver / Fraser Valley Astrological Guild), attended talks and workshops at the Guild and online webinars and courses (Bernadette Brady, Chris Brennan, Chris McRae… to name a few) – and decided it was time to take it to the next level. Between 2010 and 2013 I obtained CAAE certificates in mathematics and basic, intermediate, and advanced astrology. In 2015, I took the Consulting Skills course through ISAR, and since 2016 I have been enrolled in the Diploma Programme at Kepler College, where I have earned the Extended Fundamentals of Natal Astrology Certificate. My goal is to complete the program and obtain the Professional Diploma in Astrology (KPD) at Kepler College, and to start my own astrology practice.
I have been a member of the Guild since 2012, and I was one of the Board of Directors (Director-at-large) of the Guild in 2016-2018…