Deep Sea Astrology is Kelsey Bee, a multi-faceted astrologer.
Trained as a community health researcher and advocate, Kelsey believe in the importance of examining socially constructed realities before applying them to of our relationship with the planets. Her astrological lens is informed experience as a chronically ill plant witch, foster parent, rural born and raised white woman, social justice activist, and unapologetic radical deep lez water creature. 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 practicing consulting astrologer since 2016. Like many humans, my fascination with the mysteries and planets began in childhood. In the 90s, I spent my moody teen years reading 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 2015 I have completed over 300 in-person classroom hours of astrology study and have been a member of astrological organizations such as the Oregon Astrological Association, Association for Young Astrologers, and Association For Astrological Networking. I have attended several professional astrology conferences and been interviewed on astrology-centered podcasts.
I especially love teaching and facilitating conversations about the planets and how astrology intersects with other crafts and realities. In 2018, I was one of two keynote speakers at the 4th Queer Astrology Conference. I have led workshops on astrology and creative blocks as part of the Vanishing Point Fellowship and currently facilitate a full moon class with Erin Aquarian every month at Psychic Sister. A large part of my astrology work aims to fundraise for POC-led organizations and offer free astrology classes/workshops for youth.
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, the impact of systems of oppression on our individual behavior, 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