As the second of twelve siblings, I spent a good deal of my childhood trying to figure out who was who and what was what. By the time I was about thirteen, I noticed that those of us with similar birthdays were alike in some essential ways. When I asked my dad if he’d noticed that, he said he hadn’t, but there was a school of thought about that called astrology. He offered to get me an astrology book. The book he gave me was The Scientific Basis of Astrology, by Michel Gaugelin. Some 25 years later, in that twisting way that life sometimes works, I went sailing with Mr. Gaugelin out on Cape Cod Bay.
In my 40 years of practicing astrology, the techniques I use have simplified and deepened at the same time. It is one discipline where simplicity and deep attention, can go a long way. Whether I’m working with clients or students, I want the information to be accessible and useful, practical and spiritual.
When I work with clients, my goal is to provide greater clarity, personal understanding and acceptance; with practical information that you can put to use in your life. When I work with students, my goal is to teach the language so that it becomes like your native tongue – so that you hear it and see it right down into your bones. When it becomes part of you, as much of the body as the mind, that’s when the real power is unleashed.
I’ve practiced astrology in California, Washington, and Massachusetts, working with individuals, couples, businesses, and corporations. In addition to my private practice and teaching, I was the managing editor of a newsletter for professional astrologers published jointly by three astrological organizations in Boston. I’ve taught astrology at Glendale Community College, Los Angeles County Hospital/University of Southern California School of Nursing, and One Degree at Microsoft. I’ve also been a guest on numerous radio shows, including The Larry Glick Show, The David Brudnoy Show, and shows on NPR/WGBH Boston.
Pat is the creator of Astrology-U, an eLearning site for astrologers and their students.