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Cathy Lynn Pagano, M.A., C.E.C
Cathy trained in dream interpretation at the C.G. Jung-Institute, Zurich and received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Goddard College, where she studied the psychology of Feminine Consciousness. She is a certified Life Coach who specializes in self-realization and individuation coaching, as well as relationship and family coaching. Understanding that the inner and outer worlds are really one helps people find meaning and purpose in life. Cathy helps her clients understand their inner life so they can be more effective in their outer one.
Cathy’s expertise in decoding symbolic language helps her clients understand the meaning of their dreams, which helps them face how they’re using their life energies, energies that are often bond up in old patterns and stories. Once the dreams are understood, working with them can change our behaviors and habits, untie old emotional trauma and release old stories.
Cathy has been a professional astrologer since the 1990s, seeing clients for personal astrology readings, while also using astrological readings in her counseling practice. Astrology is one of the best objective personality systems, and it also offers clients a way to feel grounded in the interconnectivity of life, for the astrology chart shows us the universal energies that we breathe in at birth. These are the energies that we bring into life with us. Whether through a single astrological reading or in coaching and counseling, working with a client’s birth chart is a tool that helps them focus in on the real issues of their life, as well as the deeper meaning of those issues they’re facing.
Cathy is the author of a book on the return of the Divine Feminine as Wisdom. Her book, Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World is the basis of her classes, the Wise Women Salons, helping women reclaim our unique gift of feminine Wisdom, a gift sorely needed in our world.
One of the ways we can live the alchemical axiom, As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without, is to connect with the Earth, and the Lunar and Solar cycles. Cathy is an initiated priestess of the Goddess Sekhmet and a trained ritualist, working with the Wheel of the Year and the Lunar cycles. Most of her classes include some form of connection with the seasonal, lunar and cosmic energies. Her e-book, Stories of the Earth: 8 Tales for the Wheel of the Year, contains 8 tales that exemplify the energies of the seasons.
Cathy is a change agent, an evolutionary activist and healer, helping people transform their lives and evolve their consciousness. As we each deepen our self-awareness, we can bring a much needed evolutionary change to our world.
Stories of the Earth tells eight tales evoking the meaning of the seasons that make up the Wheel of the Year. These tales take you to the symbolic meaning of each seasonal gateway: Winter Solstice, Imbolc (Candlemas), Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lammas, Mabon (Autumn Equinox), and Samhain (Halloween). Beautiful illustrations by Elana Gibeault for each story.
In the many cultural stories that speak about the changing of the ages, it is always Feminine Spirit which brings about the transition to new life, for Feminine Spirit knows the rhythms of life, death, and rebirth and is the “opener of the way.” In times of cultural transformation, it is also our right-brain, feminine consciousness that is our best guide, for it opens us to the creative imagination, the realm of possibility.