My name is Julianne Victoria, and I am a Writer, Spiritual Counselor, and an Intuitive Shamanic Healer in Santa Barbara, CA. For Sessions & Readings information please click here. And for those who want to know a little about me and my educational and work background, please read on…
I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I attended UC Davis as an undergrad, studying Classics and German. I remember at the end of my freshman year, as I walked to one of my finals, that I thought: how cool it would be to become an astrologer! But, I didn’t know how someone went about doing that, so I decided to keep doing what I was doing and see where that went. Little did I realize then that my Classics studies – Latin, Ancient Greek, and the mythology, philosophy, and art and archaeology of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome – was actually setting up a firm foundation to become an astrologer!
In 1997 I moved to Seattle, WA in the Pacific Northwest where I attended the University of Washington doing graduate work in Historical Linguistics, which combined both my love of language and my love of archaeology and ancient civilizations. After a couple of years, however, I felt that my life needed a change of course. I had completed a third degree in Linguistics while doing my graduate studies, and suddenly knew that becoming a language and linguistics teacher/instructor wasn’t my path. Both from messages in my dreams and from indications and signs from my competitive running, I made a sharp turn and changed course to sail on towards a career in healing.
In 2000 I attended massage school, and have had a private healing practice ever since. My focus for many years was on injury treatment, emotional healing, and preventive care, where I utilized Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Neuromuscular, and Structural Integration techniques, as well as Chakra Healing, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, and Energywork. I have also done additional education in Ayurvedic Healing and Massage, Yoga Therapy, and Reflexology. My clientele is very diverse, but from 2000-2012 I specialized on working with athletes. I was the therapist for the University of Washington Cross-country and Track and Field teams, and would also see athletes from the Swimming and Football teams. I also had the opportunity to work on several Olympic medalists and even a World Record holder!
Teaching and Coaching
Since my time at UC Davis, I have been teaching and coaching. I tutored students in German and Latin, taught Latin at the high school and German at a private middle school, and was a substitute teacher for a year in all subjects. I also coached Cross-country and Track for the Davis middle schools. In Seattle, I taught at a mixed-age kindergarten before beginning my graduate studies, and then tutored UW student-athletes in various language and English courses. I coached adult runners, both in training groups and as a personal health and running/fitness coach from 1999-2011. When I became a healer, I taught at massage schools – kinesiology, physiology, technique, etc. – from 2002-2006. In 2009 I co-taught a few workshops on Chakra Healing, Meditation and Journaling, and Tarot, and from 2013-2021 I taught various in-person workshops and online courses.
Tarot, Astrology, Metaphysics, Etc.
In 1996 I received my first Tarot deck. I remember feeling almost overwhelmed by the layers of symbolic language in them. I’d look at the cards, but trying to do readings would just flood me with sensations and information. At that time it was download overload, so I set them aside only pulling them out every couple of months or so to study them. Then in 2004, I set sail on another exploration.
Though continuing as a healer, I suddenly had the energy to dive right into the deep end and delve intensively into studying not only Tarot, but also both Vedic and Western Astrology. Since a little girl I had always been drawn to astrology and the mystical, and I had studied a bit here and there. Since 2005, I have consistently been studying astrology and all things mystical, metaphysical, and spiritual (including religions, yoga, psychology, and philosophy).
I began doing Tarot and Vedic Astrology readings professionally in 2005, and added in Western Astrology readings a few years after that. In 2012 when I moved back to California, I decided to flip the weight of my work focus. Up through 2012 it had been mainly healing and massage therapy with some spiritual counseling, along with the tools of astrology and tarot, on the side. Now my focus is on the spiritual counseling, along with Distance Reiki & Shamanic Healing and energy work (though I feel this is automatically part of every session). Though I began writing in 2008, since my move in 2012, writing and creating has also become a central focus, which I view as an important extension of spiritual counseling, life coaching, teaching, and healing.
View my Books, Decks here!
Your personal story is amazing, all those years of study and teaching.
At 39 I’m still trying to figure out what to do for the next 25 years of work! I’ve been very interested in spirituality, astrology, tarot and witchcraft for the last 3 years and been studying various topics whenever I can. I look forward to following your blog. Hello from Australia!
Very beautiful blog. I#ve always loved the peacock …. Greetings from Vienna!
Thank you! Wilkommen!
Thank you once again for your Like of my post Victoria….as always! Perhaps someday our paths shall cross in person rather than only online! 😉 You seem like a lovely Soul with a lovely blog here and I wish you all the Best 🙂
Thank you so much! Yes, maybe the Universe will lead our paths to cross some day. Namaste _/l\_
Thanks so much for following my blog, Julianne (sorry for the delay in getting this message to you). Reading about you here is really interesting; quite a wonderful background you have.
Hi Julianne your ‘about’ is very impressive and inspiring. I am fascinated by your interests and knowledge of the Indian scriptures. Regards.
Thank you Dilip!
Julianne, you have an amazing resume. Your skill set could take you anywhere and it seems you had a great many experiences. Based on your blog, it seems spiritualism and healing is your great passion. I will enjoy visiting your blog for some metaphysical inspiration.
Thank you so much! Namaste _/l\_
Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to like our poetry. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂
I love your profile picture…the goddess of knowledge & wisdom, Ma Saraswati
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
Hi Julianne Victoria! Thank you for visiting and liking a couple of posts on my blog 🙂 I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better through your work 🙂 Thank you for sharing such a full and interesting description of your life so far – you are clearly a very blessed and talented lady! Meliza x
Thank you so much! Namaste _/l\_
You have an amazing and very eclectic background that you have integrated so well into what you do and who you are. It’s a pleasure to have you as part of the WordPress community – you are a treasure. We are practically neighbors. We should meet for tea or coffee sometime. Have a beautiful day and I love your TarotScopes ❤
Thank you Kathleen! I will send you an email. Have a lovely day!
I am going to learn so much from you….Namaste ❤ Trina
Thank you! I hope you do. Namaste _/l\_
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and hope you will come again some time. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
I am pleased to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules are here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/ Congratulations! —Jadi
Thank you! Will get do an awards post soon. Namaste _/l\_
Oh my goodness, I stumbled upon your blog and I am so thrilled I did! Blessed be 🙂
Julianne Victoria, I came to give you good tidings. I have awarded you the Sunshine Award. Please feel free to accept and play; accept and do not play; just know I was thinking of you.
Best ~ HuntMode
Thank you! I am behind on awards posts for all 4 blogs, and will post about it soon! Namaste _/l\_
No hurries, no worries. These awards are to say thank you for all your work. To tell you it does not go unnoticed. To respond to one takes more work. We have plenty on our plates, eh? I am so glad you and I have met in this venue world of ours. Best ~ HuntMode
Already posted it up this morning! 🙂
Grin! You are so productive! I did read your post before seeing this! 🙂 Loved those wishes.
What an impressive education and career you have had girl. So cool getting to know you on a deeper level.
Thanks Butterfly! >l<
Your welcome Butterfly~
Just copy & paste my butterfly, butterfly.
Then you will have a butterfly!
You’re a genius butterfly! 🙂 ♥°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*°♥
That’s how I got it. lol
excellent, thank you for sharing! I’ve always had an appreciation for (what little) of Vedic astrology I know.
Thank you for stopping by! Namaste _/l\_
Thanks! Very interesting to read of your explorations, and your consistent courage in heading toward a direction that only got clear as you approached it.
This is such a great About page! I enjoyed reading about you!
Thanks Shree! 🙂
Wonderful! You have a very diverse and impressive background. :). Thanks for telling us more about you.
BTW, I still haven’t forgotten about paying you some for that reading… I just quit my job, but I haven’t forgotten that wonderful reading or my promise.
Wishing you a blessed 2014 ahead,
Thanks Lindsey! Writing it up made me realize how much I have done, and I didn’t even mention the other jobs that paid the bills thru schooling and my personal interests. (The links at the bottom will tell more) 🙂
No worries. I know you are someone of integrity. It beams off you in your photo. Donate when you can, and I do really appreciate that you offered too! You can always submit another Tarot Tuesday question if you want. I have no one lined up right now.
To a better job and abundance for you in 2014!
Thank you for your kind words! And for offering a tarot Tuesday. I have to form a question…..
I hope I find a great job very soon, too. 🙂 one that pays me well, yet affords me time to write…
Ich habe auch Deutsch studiert!
Vielen dank fur alle deine Angebote.
Bitte sehr! Es ist eine sehr lange Weile gewesen, seit ich Deutsch mit jemand gesprochen habe, aber ich lese manchmal die Deutsche Welle. 🙂
Hab Dir ein wunderbares Neues Jahr!
even more real 🙂
Thank you for You and your job! You are encouraging me to create the page “About” I always escapes 🙂
Happy 2014! Love and Prosperity!
Thank you! It’s funny, I resisted writing an about me page for so long, but expanding seems to necessitate it now! As they say: what you resist, persists! 🙂 Have an amazing New Year!