About Gretchen

Gretchen Lawlor, AstrologerMy call to astrology came from a serious motorcycle accident/head injury on the top of a mountain the day I turned 18. My life changed in a moment, and instead of becoming a cultural anthropologist, I "saw stars" and became an astrologer.

More than 45 years later, I am still devoted to and delighted by my work. I have great clients and students all over the world, from my native New Zealand, to Canada, England and Europe, the U.S.(especially Seattle), and Mexico.

For over 25 years I have written the astrological forecasts for We’Moon Almanac, and discovered I have people enjoying my work wherever I travel. I have written for Mountain Astrologer, Llewellyn Publications, Beltane Papers and a number of online sites. I teach at Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, NORWAC Astrology Conference, East-West Books in Seattle and most recently, online, and at retreat centers in Mexico. I love teaching - both groups and mentoring new astrologers. Please contact me to discuss teaching or mentoring for you or your group.

We'Moon 2013For the last 12 years, one of my greatest joys has been sharing my love for astrology with high school students in my community on Whidbey Island, Washington. I could have used this incredible guidance myself as a wandering teen - so useful for perspective on who I was and could be, independent of what all the voices around me were saying.

Over the years I’ve gathered and created tools to help me be even more helpful to clients and students. I have a degree in naturopathic medicine, and often use essences and homeopathics with clients.  I’ve trained in and use Interplay (body centered learning), and I’ve been a registered counselor in Washington state for the last 19 years.  My animals are major teachers and guides for me. Zephyr, a budding therapy dog, knows what you need and assists me in making sure you get it in our sessions.

My latest passion? Experiential and Somatic Astrology - where we invite body wisdom into the astrological session. So often one can have a reading, and then forget it, buried in the files. I remind you and reconnect you with your cellular knowledge, giving you experiences, exercises and practical tools to remember and implement the insights you receive in your session with me.