About Elena Lumen, Ph.D.
Elena Lumen's passionate interest in astrology started in her teenage years. She has studied astrology with several accomplished teachers in the USA. Elena became a professional astrologer in 1999. Recently she has finished her dissertation on the archetypal and symbolic value of astrology for meaning finding. This completed Elena's education in psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology where she also specialized in Creative Expression. Elena's current practice incorporates her training in psychology, creative expression, and astrology. Elena views astrology as a
practical and spiritual tool in helping people. In addition to her counseling services, Elena has been teaching
astrology classes in San Francisco Bay Area since 2002. In addition, Elena speaks
fluent Russian and is available for consultations in both languages.
In Elena's own words on her approach to astrology:
"My deep interest in astrology as a tool of awareness and transformation
has led me to seek ways of merging astrology and therapy. I look at the
chart as a synopsis of one's karma and personality traits at the time
one is born. The chart is evolving with the passing years, as we are
evolving through our lives. We always have free will, so we are not
predetermined 100%, although extremely strong habits and tendencies
shape our choices. Stars do not "make" us be what we are, they just symbolically
reflect what we are. It is up to us what we want to become."