Stacy Dicker, PhD, is an author and clinical psychologist in private practice. She has been seeing psychotherapy clients for over twenty years, and taught courses on eating disorders and adult psychotherapy to upper-level psychology majors at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for nearly ten years.
Her interest in astrology was first sparked by Linda Goodman’s famous book Love Signs more than thirty years ago. A longtime student of astrology, Stacy has benefited tremendously from using this wise, ancient, and ultimately credible archetypal system to help herself and her clients develop more compassion for their own and others’ natures. The blend of astrology and psychology led her to significantly change her attitude toward her own extremely earthy nature, which was no small feat.
Stacy has been a music person since childhood. She has played numerous instruments over the course of her life, starting with piano, and most recently, the drums. Whether listening to it or playing it, music has always been an integral part of her life. Nothing—besides dogs—makes her happier than when she gets to see her favorite bands perform live. She is a huge fan of meaningful connection and good communication, loves to travel with her husband, Jeremy, and has been known to make a game of Cards Against Humanity go on way too long.
One of the most useful applications of psychstrology is its ability to support you in knowing yourself better. In my experience, understanding the power of your own temperament and personality – the filter through which you experience your life – is the missing link to improved living. Astrology provides a wise, objective mirror for you to look into. You can then bring that self-awareness into the important relationships in your life.
In this day and age, healing the parts of ourselves we don’t know or understand well is especially important. Empathy starts with the self and radiates outward. Empathy is our only true path to healing, as individuals and as a people.
In astrology, the things we can observe are the synchronicities; they provide a deeply resonating sense of accuracy, which validates astrology and also helps us become more aware of our interconnectedness as a collective whole.