We are a lot alike, you and I.
- Passionately committed to our own personal growth
- Intuitive Sensitive Feminine A Dreamer
- We are not afraid of the truth.
- Driven Decisive Courageous Self Reliant
But sometimes we go through a crisis or a major transformation and we need someone to remind us who we are.
I had to work overtime to figure out who I am and what I want out of life. It is my sacred mission to make this much easier for others.
I am the black sheep (the weird one) of my family. I really need to get one of those sweaters made from the wool of black sheep… it’s a thing! I’m also a Fire Horse Woman. I’ll tell you more about that later.
I went through a long period of time where the black sheep was not what I wanted to be. I wanted to be loved and accepted by my family so I tried to prescribe by the same priorities and values. But the more I tried, the more dissatisfied I was. I knew it was not the right path for me. I used to hide my studies of astrology, tarot, and other things. But you know when you are not congruent with your true self, you kinda do things that are out of the blue, things that make those around you say, “Where is that coming from?” When I left my 18 year marriage, that is what most people asked because yes, it looked like I was crazy.
Learning to live your true self takes a lot of work, a lot of inside work. It also takes a lot of courage; courage that I have and courage that you have. Because it is scary to follow your own path, but it is so damaging to your whole being not to.
I have found the most helpful things along the way that facilitate this inner power. Astrology, hands down, is the quickest route to a congruent life. For me, I had to learn ALL about it. But I know how to share parts of it that will help you without having to learn much of anything. I did private classes when my sons were babies, lots of self study, a few classes by Eric Francis and Rob Hand, some intensive workshops with Robert Ohotto learning archetypal astrology, and then the best apprenticeship ever with Steven Forrest which lasted 3+ years learning the ins and outs of evolutionary astrology. Yeah, I really love astrology.
I also love tarot, numerology, crystals, essential oils, angels and energy healing… all of which I have certifications in. Flower essences, shamanism, magick, and whatever else you can think of, I’ve probably read about it or tried it. I’ve got a whole set of encyclopedias in my head!
Being who I am, once I got really clear on what that even was, feels really good! It is like breathing fresh air after living with a ton of pollution. The pollution is all the conditioning we get in life; what everyone else wants us to be or think or behave. Even with the best of intentions, we are led away from our true selves. I actually think our purpose in life is to learn to be our true self.
And now about being a Fire Horse Woman!
In the Chinese zodiac, every year is one of 12 different animals and every animal is associated with one of the four elements. In 1966, the year I was born, it was a Fire Horse year.
People born during the year of the Fire Horse are notorious for being bad luck. People born during a Fire Horse years are said to be irresponsible, rebellious, and overall bad news. And for some reason, women are said to be especially dangerous Fire Horses. They supposedly sap their family’s finances, neglect their children, and drive their father and husband to an early grave. This myth is so powerful that it seriously affects how people behave. Men might avoid marrying a Fire Horse, and families avoid giving birth to Fire Horse children. In 1966, the year of the Fire Horse, people in Japan (and elsewhere in Asia) really, really tried not to have kids, either because they thought that the Fire Horse myth was true, or because they were worried that others would treat their kids differently because of the Fire Horse myth. Japanese people practiced birth control, and used abortion all in an effort to not have children during the year of the Fire Horse.
Apparently I am here to cause trouble 😉 It’s a good thing my parents didn’t live in Japan when I was conceived. Check the statistics, births dropped by 5,000 that year! The next round of troublemakers will be born in 2026.