Hi, I’m Emily.
My soul name is CLARITY.
As a Galactic Priestess, I serve as a bridge between earth and sky.
I work with the ancient art and science of astrology to help people connect with the greater story and deeper purpose of their lives.
I’m also a creativity catalyst. I help people awaken and express their innate creative genius.
A little about me…
I fell in love with astrology at age 13, when I read Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs. Suddenly the world made sense!
I spent years secretly analyzing charts, and then, during my Saturn return (age 29) studied with my first astro-teacher (John Marchesella), came out of the closet, and started doing readings. I’ve practiced professionally since 1999.
Before surrendering to my path as a mystic, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University, and completed an M.A. in Women’s Studies at Emory University.
My own healing journey led me to explore and practice several alternative healing modalities. I’m a certified BodyTalk practitioner, and have trained in Polarity Therapy, Reiki, plant medicine and reflexology. Although I no longer practice energy medicine with clients, I do group energy work on my Full Moon calls, and my approach to astrology readings is informed by my training as a healer.
In 1998, I participated in my first Amherst Writers & Artists creative writing workshop and experienced the power of a safe, supportive environment that honors everyone’s unique creative genius. I trained with Pat Schneider to become a certified facilitator of this method, and led writing workshops in Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR (where I founded Portland Women Writers) and Olympia, WA. I now offer online writing workshops and in-person creativity retreats.
For many years, I wrote a blog at VirgoMagic.com, and my writing has also appeared on Tarot.com and JanSpiller.com. I’ve been a regular contributor to The Mountain Astrologer magazine, and my article “Venus, Mary Magdalene and the Reemerging Sacred Feminine” was reprinted on astro.com. In 2012 I published my first book: Creating with the Cosmos: An Astrological Guide to Awakening and Enhancing Your Creativity.
In 2011, hearing the call of the Goddess, I started a research project into Venus and the divine feminine. My research has ranged from scholarly to up-close-and-personal, and has included diverse sources – historical, fictional, channeled, mythological and experiential. This work grew into the Venus Revolution, an online Temple supporting women to uncover, remember and embody their Goddess selves. (The Venus Revolution is temporarily on hiatus while I focus on other projects.)
I’m currently completing a book started by my mentor, the late great Jan Spiller, before she passed away. The book, about the North Node in the astrological houses, is a follow-up to Jan’s epic, life-changing work, Astrology for the Soul.
After 20 years on the West coast, I’ve recently relocated to upstate New York. A few of my favorite things – dancing, making collages (which you’ll see on my site), Yin yoga, felines of all kinds, and communing with the tree people.