I’m a teacher, astrologer and online content creator living in Manitoba, Canada, and I’m obsessed with cycles and patterns and how they relate to our embodied experience as women!
I believe that we are all in a constant, creative cycle of transformation called Life.
Each cycle of transformation – whether we’re talking our daily schedule, our menstrual cycle, the shift of the seasons, or the experiences of a whole lifetime – follows this same ‘map.’ Birth, growth and blossoming are always balanced by harvest, decay and death. It’s a very reliable process!
The trouble is, Western culture only appreciates the first half of the cycle, the ‘yang’ half. You know, the fun, growing, productive, summery, positive, ‘up’ side of things.
And dislikes with a fair degree of intensity the other ‘yin’ half. You know, the letting go, surrendering, wintery, ‘negative’, ‘down’ side of things. (AKA, death and decay!)
This is tricky for two reasons: firstly, if our culture doesn’t value the ‘yin’ side of life, then we don’t get taught how to BE THERE, let alone to LOOK FOR THE GIFTS there!
It can be extremely painful to find yourself in yin terrain with no idea what’s going on and little support, such as when your body changes during menopause, or you have a baby and your whole identity has to shift, or you get a chronic illness, or a dear friend dies.
Secondly, if you happened to be born with a womb, you just happen to represent the yin principle in the collective consciousness, and therefore you are subject to undermining daily messaging that you that you and your body should be different (more yang, of course)!
We internalise these messages, and can end up feeling extremely confused, unconfident, ungrounded and alone.
My experiences over the last fifteen years of birthing my children, talking with clients and sitting in circle with hundreds of women, listening to their stories of pain and transformation, has made me ABOSLUTELY PASSIONATE about rendering the yin principle sacred – AS IT ONCE USED TO BE!
This is the work of ‘priestessing’ our lives: making holy that which has been made taboo and tapping back into our creative POWER as women.
One of the sources of this power is of the yin gift of cyclicity: cycles and spirals, as opposed to linearity and straight lines.
My job is to help you orient to where you are in this amazing cyclical reality called LIFE, so that you can embrace the opportunities of the present moment, follow your joy and live your powerful truth!
So how did I get here??
I’ve always been a Questioner, a non-conformist at heart, but the biggest wake-up call came when I was pregnant with my first child, at age 23.
In the face of this huge experience ~ kneeling at this Altar of Transformation, with fear and trembling! ~ I learned to listen to my body and call in what I needed.
And because the stakes were so high ~ because I desperately wanted an empowered birth and even more desperately didn’t want an episiotomy or anything else so invasive ~ I was able to push past my enculturated silence/aloneness and seek out the support I needed.
In my case, this was an experienced and loving midwife, who was present, in the end, for the water births at home of all three of my children – a absolutely phenomenal experience of continuity of care that shaped who I am today.
I learned what it felt like for someone else to hold space for me, for all of me, fears and hopes and ancestral patterning…
I took ten years to finish a Bachelor of Theology, during which time I birthed two of my babies. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that my final piece was on the Spirituality of Childbirth.
Somehow in that process, I wrote myself out of the Christian story, with all its taboos about my female body. I outgrew it, if you like. I no longer wanted to live so small.
Somewhere in there I fell in love with the mytho-poetic archteypal language of astrology. I am an Aquarius (Air) Sun with a Taurus (Earth) Moon. My work in the world is ‘earthing the lightning bolt,’ bringing ideas and insight into practical form and use.
Maybe that’s why I love the electrical analogy – and truly, I have felt utterly electrified at times at the implications of being able to live a new story that has room for all of me, and to do so in company with other dear hearts! Blessed be!
So, I am so glad you are here – I feel electrified just thinking of the transformation that is possible in your life and therefore the world! And let’s face it, the planet absolutely needs us to live a different, more aligned story, eh…