Hi! I’m Nate.
I help people become who they were meant to be.
St. Catherine of Siena wrote, “become who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” My passion is helping people to do just that by using the craft and art of astrology to give people insight into the situations they’re facing and the unique gifts that they have to offer this world.
I’ll be the biggest and loudest ally you’ve ever had.
Have you ever felt completely alone or directionless when you’re up against a challenge?
You’re not—not anymore, at least. The word anamchara is of Celtic origin and means “soul-friend,” someone who helps people tell their stories and navigate the unique journeys onto which they’ve been called, and my job is to be your soul-friend.
I use astrology to do that, because it’s a story telling technology that can give you new depth of insight into the situations you’re facing.
Knowing your chart and accessing astrological guidance can give you the upper hand in life decisions, make better business deals, take decisive action, and accomplish goals more easily simply because you have a view of the road ahead of you.
Astrology can help us learn how to be more compassionate and more resilient in the face of all that life has to offer us, and my goal is to be a companion to you on your journey of navigating this one wild life.
I’m unique among astrologers of the modern era in that I am also ordained clergy in a mainstream tradition, and I serve a congregation of the United Church of Christ, whose byline is “God is still speaking,”. My astrological practice informs my practice of ministry, and vice versa. While this may be a rarity in the 2000s, I’m actually in good company from a historical view—the Venn diagram where “clergy” and “astrologer” overlaps includes such luminaries as St Thomas Aquinas, St Albert the Great, Marsilio Ficino, Roger Bacon, St Hildegard of Bingen, Philip Melanchthon, and others. I’m proud to be part of that confluence of traditions. Indeed, God still is speaking, and I believe one of the media she uses happens to be the sky.
That said, I grew up with a tacit interest in spooky stuff, and I have fond memories of sneaking into the New Age section while at the library as an elementary schooler in order to surreptitiously get as much information on horoscopes or crystals as I could find.
After completing a graduate degree in religion and becoming ordained clergy, I returned to my “spooky” interests in earnest, first taking up tarot as a means of self-knowledge and connecting to mythic experience, and then to astrology. I began studying astrology proper in early 2016, and during 2017 ramped up my studies in the pursuit of technical mastery while continuing to explore the world’s wisdom traditions and classical languages & cultures.
I hold a graduate degree in religion, and I am a graduate of the School of Traditional Astrology. I’m a specialist in the classical horary tradition, continuing my studies under Wade Caves. I point to the work of a number of influential astrologers as having been an essential part of my formation: Samuel Reynolds, Chris Brennan, Dr. J. Lee Lehman, John Frawley, Ernst Wilhelm, et al. have all contributed significantly to my understanding of our art. Moreover, I am indebted to my friend Alan Lagudka for steering me in the right direction when I decided to get serious about my studies.
My approach to astrology is deeply rooted in the Western astrological tradition and I do astrology from a classical outlook. Likewise, I view astrology not as an end unto itself, but as a means to an end. While I can certainly tell you about your love life, your career prospects, your finances, and all the other fun stuff folks seek out astrologers for, part of the work is figuring out the bigger why underneath all that—and telling your own story.
I specialize in the practice of horary astrology, the art of pulling the veil back on a situation so that you can see the past outer appearances and gain insight into the past, present, and even the future of a situation. Quite literally, it takes you straight to the heart of a matter.
The goal of this kind of work is self-knowledge unto peace, justice, and goodness. If you’re not growing in that direction, astrology’s not doing its job, as far as I’m concerned.
Meanwhile, if astrology isn’t your jam, I also offer spiritual direction, which is a specialized form of coaching for the spiritual life. I am studying spiritual direction through the Urban Spirituality Center in Portland, OR. I utilize the Enneagram in companioning with people in their respective journeys and I assist them in telling their own stories.