Esoteric Spirtuality, Past Lives, Depth Psychology
Dena DeCastro Astrology and Spiritual Mentoring
Please see my website for all reading descriptions and pricing.
All consultations are done via phone, Skype, or in-person if in the Portland area. An mp3 or CD recording and a printout or PDF file of all charts related to the session are included.
As a counseling astrologer, I use the symbols of the birth chart to help you find your place in the order of things. The birth chart is like a map of the psyche, and knowledge of your chart can offer you profound guidance on your journey toward living a fulfilling, soulful life. With a look at the current movements of the planets through your chart, I am also able to empower you with information about your upcoming opportunity periods, and can offer you strategies for those inevitable challenging periods that may be coming your way. Ultimately, I use the language of astrology to help you to more clearly see your unique path, allowing you to access your gifts and strengths.
My Training and Education
I received my formal astrological training through Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program, and I base my approach on the principles of Evolutionary Astrology. I hold two Master’s degrees: one in English from California State University Sacramento, and one in Interdisciplinary Studies from Marylhurst University. My coursework at Marylhurst included a study of spiritual traditions and Spiritual Direction. My thesis there focused upon the relationship between astrology, divination, and religion. I presented an academic paper on these themes at the Graduate Liberal Arts Symposium at Stanford University in June of 2008. I also completed my formal training and 2-year certification in Spiritual Direction at the Urban Spirituality Center, Portland in June of 2009.
Putting my English degree to work, I became a part-time English Instructor in 1998. Throughout my years as a community college instructor, my experience in teaching theory has continued to inform my career as an astrological instructor. I teach astrology to small groups and individuals (both online and in person).
If you’d like to know more about me as a person and an astrologer, check out my free podcast through iTunes: "Evolutions of Astrology." The podcast features my interviews with astrologers on a variety of topics, as well as offering demonstrations of various chart-reading techniques.