My name is Britt Broekhaus and I am a down-to-earth astrologer, here to offer you guidance on your path of self discovery and healing. My work blends traditional astrology techniques with insights from modern psychology, mindfulness, and somatic practices to help you cultivate grounding, self-compassion, and a sense of belonging to this earth.
I received my first birth chart reading before I could actually read. My father made a print out of my birth chart when I was born, and it became a source of fascination for me during my childhood (even though I hardly understood anything about it!).
Before becoming obsessed with astrology and making a career out of it, I had big dreams of being an academic. After quitting my PhD, I became deeply invested in the interplay between spiritual development and social justice work.
I became a mum in December 2021, to a beautiful Capricorn Sun, Libra Moon and Virgo rising boy.
Doing deep inner work with people is one of my greatest joys, but as a highly-sensitive introvert I also really need my own space to recharge. I really enjoy and cherish my own company, and blame this on the fact that I’m an only child (very Saturn in the 4th!).
One of my happiest memories is my solo trip to Japan, where I spent three months chasing autumn leaves, staring out windows, and journaling. It’s a complete coindicence (but very serendipitous nonetheless) that my husband happens to be half-Japanese.
I love vegan cheesecake (not the cashew kind). Oat cappuccinos. Mustard yellow and forest green. Hot baths. Rewatching The Office every year. A warm bowl of noodle soup. Snuggles with my cat Nori. The number 23. To feel the wind.
For those who like to know: I’m a Cancer Sun, Sagittarius Moon and Scorpio rising
Astrology helped me understand myself and my path at a time of crisis.
I rediscovered my childhood passion of astrology when I was burnt out from being an overachieving academic. When I was questioning everything I ever thought I’d wanted (leave it to a Uranus transit and eclipses in your 4th and 10th house to shake things up!), I used astrology to discover the parts of me I had neglected in the pursuit of my academic identity, as well as understanding why I had neglected these parts in the first place. Astrology is a very effective tool for assessing both our talents and gifts, as well as the things that stand in the way of realising our potential. Using astrology, I’ve been able to identify both the significant blessing in my life and the core wounds and challenges that have informed my life up to this point.
The astrology I practice is embodied.
As much as I love looking at the stars for answers, I primarily see astrology as a tool for grounding us in the here and now, and bringing celestial awareness down to our body. Astrology roots us in time and space, and helps connect us to ourselves and the world around us. I consider my astrology practice to be down-to-earth, inclusive and informed by (intersectional) feminist and anti-capitalist ideas. My thinking is heavily informed by my background in critical theory, environmental activism, concepts from eganged buddhism, and the work of brilliant thinkers such as Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Bessel van der Kolk, Jack Kornfield, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Richard Schwartz, and many others.
Both in my personal and professional life I continually look for ways to dismantle and deconstruct my own privileges as white cisgender woman, as well as seek ways to build a socially inclusive and economically just practice. This I do by speaking out against racism and any forms of social injustice, running a trauma informed business and by offering sliding scale services.
I believe that everyone should be able to have access to deeper healing and reconnection with their true selves. Inner wisdom emerges as soon as we take the time to slow down and listen to ourselves. In my sessions I offer you a safe space to explore your inner universe, and bring insight and healing to the parts of you that have been buried or misunderstood.
Background & Training
- BA Cultural Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen (2009-2012)
- rMA Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam (2012-2014)
- Reiki 1, Barcelona, Spain (2018)
- Hatha yoga teacher training, 200 hours, Saswitha Yoga & Wijsbegeerte (2018-2020)
- Yin yoga & anatomy teacher training, 200 hours, José de Groot (2019-2020)
- Yoga nidra, 50 hours, Arhanta Yoga (2020-2021)
- Coaching and counselling basics, Academy for Counselling (2022-present)
- Various courses and workshops with, among others, Kelly Surtees, Chris Brennan, Demetra George, Austin Coppock, Kate Petty, Sarah Corbett, and Steven Forrest (2018-present)
- Teacher’s assistant to Kelly Surtees (2021-present)