AstroElemental Signatures: The Backstory

The elements of nature ground and heal us. 

All the principles of spirit are reflected in nature. 

To work with the elements is to be constantly reminded of our source. 

Alan Cohen in A Deep Breath of Life

If you have been intrigued by the messages in water according to Masuro Emoto’s work, discover  a more personal expression of microscopic photography of minerals associated with your birthday.

The framework for a reading depends on the 4 Elements of the Zodiac as revealed by your birth chart. Each sign of the zodiac is associated with one of the 4 elements – earth, air, fire, and water. 

cancer oceanThe 4 elements represent energetic qualities that fuel our personalities and our approach to life. For instance, some of us are emotionally sensitive water” people, while others are more endowed with a fiery nature, then there are the mental-social Air folks and the grounded, here and now Earth people.   Of course, many of us have all of those qualities in some degree, while some struggle to find how to fill in for their missing element.

How AstroElemental Signatures came to be.

As a medical scientist I was asked to photograph, through my microscope, 12 minerals said to be associated with the 12 signs of the zodiac. I was not “into” astrology, I was really a skeptic but agreed to photograph the minerals since I could use those same images to teach children about how our body and cells worked.  At the time I was giving slide shows to children with cancer, images through the microscope of cells and molecules.They might find these images and soothing.  Plus these would expand my Molecules of Life series.

When I was finished photographing the 12 mineral salts, I was surprised to see that there appeared to be four distinct shapes: square, round, wavy, and hexagons.  Was there a category of 4 in astrology?  As a microscopist I was trained to look for patterns or themes in the microscopic universe so couldn’t help but be intrigued by this pattern of 4 shapes.  The shapes aligned with the 4 elements. Air minerals are square and angular; earth minerals round, water curvy, while fire sign minerals are hexagons. Your elemental signature may reveal a balance of elements, a paucity of one or two, or an excess of one element. Your distinct signature can help you understand your personal, physical, and metaphysical universe.

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The photographs used to develop astromolecular elemental signatures are photomicrographs of the mineral salts.  I quickly translated the micrographs into simple geometric symbols, and began reading people’s birthdata to figure out relationships – were they good for me, would our attractions and differences be worthwhile pursuing.  And who was I elementally, what were my weaknesses and challenges – could I find soulutions to remedy imbalances and places out of alignment.  And so a new system, based on very old occult systems and the sacred geometry of our molecules was born – when the scientist in me clashed with the mysterious. 


Here are examples of 4 of the 12 minerals of the Zodiac.

Capricorn – Calcium phosphate  Earth Element72Calcium Phosphate capricorn




Cancer – Calcium fluoride     Water Element
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Libra – Sodium phosphate     Air Element       copyright 72 Libra Sodium phosphate






Sagitarrius – Silica    Fire Element


In the unique AstroElemental Readings I offer, we will discover together how the photo-micrographic images and symbols connected to your birth data tell a mystical symbolic story of your life. The elemental patterns reveal intuitive information about your alchemical nature, where your strengths are, what are your challenges and lessons, to bring together your elemental self with soul. The photomicrographic expression of your alchemical elemental signatureWhich elemental energy needs enhancing, and what does your own intuitive wisdom tell you. I make visual and visible your Astro-Elemental signature an opening into deeper wisdom within, that you may already suspect and not yet trust.

 SCHEDULE AN AstroElemental Reading and to see what your unique signature says about you.

To schedule your Elemental Reading  email me:  To do a reading, I will need your birth data – date, time and place.   

A reading lasts for an hour and the fee is $150.  Thank you!