I have been studying astrology since I was 15, though it has been around me in physical and spiritual ways for as young as I can remember.  Astrology is truly a rabbit hole, and I love it.  I have deep respect for my current favorite authors Dane Rudhyar and Liz Greene, and am fascinated by ancient sources from Ptolemy to the Egyptians and Sumerians.  I do not use computer sources for my studies, as I feel a certain inexplicable and magical connection to books, pen, paper, and meditation.  

I approach astrology as a way to understand cycles, rhythms, and vibrations that reveal themselves on a personal and social level.  It is potent medicine, and must be carried with respect.  In my opinion, being in touch with rhythms of organic life is much needed in modern times.  Astrology forces us to simultaneously consider the tangible with the ethereal, the factual with the abstract and symbolic, to connect with earth and the stars.  It points to a necessary requirement for a whole existence: connection.