Routes of Discernment
We use a confluence of "technologies" to support your spiritual journey-work. I mostly work with astrology and oracle cards — a flourishing branch on the tree of tarot and cartomancy. My approach is informed by scholarly research, professional training in spiritual care, and my background as a writer, artist and chaplain.
Oracle Readings are collaborative meaning-making endeavors guided by our shared insight and intuition. Together, we explore your question or situation by interpreting the oracle card images and root words, as well as the overall spread and the connections between them.
I primarily use my own oracle deck, the So Damn Divine Oracle. I can also use Kim Kran's The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck and Mirrors of the Heart by Lily S. May at your request.
Cost is -
$50 for a 30-minute reading
$100 for a 60-minute reading
$150 for a 90-minute reading
Sessions can be done over the phone, FaceTime, or other video platform. These are not recorded, though you are free to do so (Voice Memos, etc). Photos of your cards are sent during the session via text or email.
Slow Oracle Readings
Slow Oracle Readings take advantage of the workings of time and sustained reflection. I will do a reading of three cards and mail you a handwritten description of the reading on a lovely greeting card. I generally let the reading sit for a few days before doing the written portion, allowing for insights to arrive and coalesce over a longer span of time.
I use a variety of decks for these, including my own, the So Damn Divine Oracle, as well as The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck by Kim Krans and Mirrors of the Heart by Lily S. May.
Cost is $40.
You will need to provide a mailing address. A photo of the cards can be emailed after the reading is received.
Astrology Readings are beautiful opportunities to reflect on and contemplate what has been, what is, and what can now be dreamed, believed in and worked toward.
In these sessions, we walk through your natal chart, mindfully going step by step. We start with the fundamentals — the most significant themes and signatures as expressed through the planets (Sun, Moon, Ascendant ruler, etc.) and empowerment points (the Ascendant, Midheaven, etc.), signs, houses and overall arrangement and movement of the heavens. We enter through oracular portals as they appear: asteroids of importance or Sabian Symbols of particular resonance. While we use the chart as the basis of the conversation, it is you and your life that are the source of meaning in this — or any other — astrological consultation.
These readings are worthwhile for newcomers and seasoned sky-watchers alike. We can craft the session depending on your experience with astrology, and depending on your interest in the more technical or divinatory aspects of the practice. I have primarily studied Hellenistic astrology, a tradition that has been recovered from ancient texts and reinterpreted by astrologers like Demetra George, Chris Brennan and Chani Nicholas. Even still, my astrological practice includes other techniques, such as analysis of major and minor asteroids, as well as a foundation of professional chaplaincy.
Cost is $120-$150 and a session lasts for 90 minutes.
Sessions can be done over the phone, FaceTime, or other video platform. These are not recorded, though you are free to do so (Voice Memos or other apps). Relevant follow-up materials and a copy of your chart will be emailed after the reading.
Specialty Astrology Readings are for those who are longing to go deep into the nuance of a the oracular elements — that is, the intuitive, mysterious, and cosmic — of the natal chart. One of these readings is based on the Sabian Symbols. The other explores the "dark" places and possibilities of the natal chart. You can read more about both of these offerings here.
Conversation & Comradeship
Spiritual Journeywork is what I call the practice of joining you in your most pressing quests, questions, or contemplations. These conversations are those that call for more free-form exploration and sharing, rather than the structure of an astrology or oracle reading. We can read a sacred text, talk about art, brainstorm about a situation, or just be and breathe together. Nothing is too small and insignificant, or too big and unknowable. Based on my own experience of walking pilgrimages — both literal and metaphorical — I know how valuable it can be to have a friend to part of the journey.
These conversations are donation based. I gratefully accept whatever you are able and willing to give.
Please email me if you'd like to work together in this way.
Offerings still in development
The possibilities for oracles, tarot, astrology, and other divination systems are as deep as the cosmos itself. I am working on developing a number of other offerings, including:
a downloadable course on ways of working with oracle cards
a collective, multi-week experience combining the insight of oracle cards and astrological cycles
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