In accordance with my love of the Elements I have been studying and practicing astrology since late 2014. There are many systems of astrology and also many ways of approaching these ‘maps of the stars.’
I practice a form of Western Astrology I call “Embodied Astrology.” Rather than extensive study of books and the intellectual understanding passed down through the ages, I have worked with the archetypes, zodiac signs, and elements of these systems until they become experiential truths that have practical realities. My podcast features many of the collaborative efforts of the 12 signs, as well as an introduction to Bazi.
I have delved deeper with Tropical Astrology in practice, and find it useful for clients that wish to explore their psyche, compatibility and how to find harmony in relationships, and even their spiritual calling. For those who are inclined to travel the world or relocate, I also offer an in-depth AstroCartoGraphy reading which shows the timing and usefulness of the different areas of the world for each individual. This powerful form of astrology allows one to maximize their adventures and use the ‘personal ley lines’ that map the world to explore different aspects of their being and call forth certain experiences-be it love, wealth, health, or a nurturing place to put down roots.
In brief I have written a blog post on the [one] of the Chinese forms of Astrology, Bazi, translated as ‘8 Characters’ to refer to the basis of your chart. This system goes as deep and as wide as Western astrology, however I prefer to use in planning out years and understanding certain ‘Luck shifts’ that happen every 10 years. It breaks down one’s life across the Elements seen below of “Wealth, Output, Influence, Resource, and Companion.” It is also quite accurate at predicting misfortune and fortune alike in my experience, as I have broken bones/had a vehicle crash when a Metal year clashes my Wood elemental self!
I recommend Bazi if you are curious about the Chinese arts and already have an affinity for the Wu Xing (5 Elemental Phases), or are interested in balancing the areas of life shown below.