Deep Sea Astrology is Kelsey Branca,
a multi-faceted astrologer, writer, and facilitator.


Trained as a health disparities researcher and community health worker, Kelsey believes complexity and nuance are critically important when striving for personal and collective liberation. Her work sits at the intersection of science, art, and magic. Her astrological approach is informed by her experience as a radical queer femme water creature, foster parent, plant-tender, and person living with chronic illness. Kelsey's astrology practice incorporates an anti-oppression framework and she is committed to uplifting marginalized voices and dismantling racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, cissexism, etc. that are pervasive in astrology communities and beyond.


I have been a professional consulting astrologer since 2015. Like many humans, my fascination with the mysteries and planets began in childhood. In the 90s, I spent my moody teen years reading books about astrology and learning to draw my own natal chart by hand, but it wasn't until after my first Saturn return that I became more serious about studying astrology. 

Since 2014 I have completed over 500 in-person classroom hours of astrology study with professional astrologers including Demetra George, Rhea Wolf, Gary Lorentzen, and Carol Ferris. I am a member of the Oregon Astrological Association, Association for Young Astrologers, and Association For Astrological Networking.

The majority of my clients live at the intersection of multiple oppressed identities, though I welcome anyone who is drawn to my style. I especially love one-on-one client work, as well as teaching and facilitating conversations about the planets. In 2018, I was one of two keynote speakers at the 4th Queer Astrology Conference, where I gave a talk on Uranus generations and queer revolution. I have led workshops on astrology and creative blocks as part of the Vanishing Point Fellowship, taught queer youth about astrology at the San Francisco Public Library, and facilitated dozens of classes that focused on new/full moons and eclipse cycles. A large part of my astrology work aims to raise funds for BIPOC-led organizations and offer free astrology classes and workshops for youth.


Community Health

I have over 15 years of experience in community health as an advocate, facilitator, and trainer. My previous work includes project management, group facilitation, volunteer coordination, behavioral health education, HIV street outreach, and implementing clinical research trials. My experience in community health work has given me many tools I use in my astrology work, including a harm-reduction framework, a social ecological model of health and wellness, professional training in trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing, and a strong interest in making sense of complex patterns.

  • M.P.H. from University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, 2013

  • B.A. in Community Health from San Francisco State University, 2008

"I can't recommend Kelsey highly enough to anyone seeking an anti-oppressive, trans-friendly, strengths-based, and deeply meaningful astrological experience."

I worked with Kelsey for a reading in August 2017. Kelsey's grounding and engaging spirit immediately put me at ease. As she talked through my chart, she used accessible language that made sense to me and helped me understand the meaning of many aspects. Kelsey's insights were very impactful and I continue to learn from our conversation. 

— Tash S.


"Kelsey was able to explain things in a way I easily integrated in and could relate to, all while holding a container and space for me that felt deeply present."

I got an astrology reading from Deep Sea Astrology with Kelsey for my solar return this year. I came out of it with a better understanding of myself and ideas on how to work with the energies of this year ahead. It was by far the most impactful reading I think I've ever had. I highly highly recommend getting a reading with her!

— C.P.

“As a queer nonbinary person, I felt completely comfortable with Kelsey, and will definitely be recommending Deep Sea Astrology to any of my friends seeking a reading!”

My time with Kelsey was illuminating and jovial. It was my first astrology reading, so I came curious, and even a titch skeptical. I felt immediately at ease with Kelsey's friendly and welcoming presence. She set an empowering tone by reminding me that I have agency in this process, and she welcomed my own interpretations and insights. Throughout the entire reading it was easy to trust her wisdom and knowledge, and it was clear she was prepared, professional, gifted, and skilled in the work. I loved that I walked away with my drawn chart and the audio of all the rich interpretation that happened in just an hour! I was looking for someone who would lean into magic as a political and practical force of daily life, and she definitely brings this to her astrology. It was worth every penny.

— L.S.