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About My Writing & Scholarship

My writings range from academic & scholarly articles to web journals, experimental forms of poetry and the content I'm building here on Evolutionary & Archetypal Astrology & the Healing Arts. I am currently working on a book about Pluto & Evolutionary Astrology for a new paradigm of awakening & healing.
Below are just a few of my scholarly writings if you are interested in exploring my work, most of which is focused in trauma, poetry & healing. You can also follow me on Instagram (@madronaspulse) for daily writings/reflections based in astrology or check out my Youtube Channel where I've begun sharing on Astrology for Healing!



Sample Scholarly Writing

"Grief Tending Through the Wilderness" in the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

Autoethnographic Aesthetics as Feminist Arts-Based Trauma Work in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

15 Tips for Meditators Who Have Experienced Trauma, The Mindful Word WebJournal



I'm currently working on adding content to this section. Check back often for more as I'm always inspired to write about Astrology!

Reclaiming Embodiment, Feminist Phenomenology & Astrology in Career Astrologer Magazine, 2022


Embodying our Rhythms: How Astrology Supports
Emotional Wellbeing


My Approach to Astrology

What is is Feminist Astrology

The Zodiac at a Glance




Madrona's Pulse Teachings YouTube Channel

I'm slowly adding content to this channel on a range of topics in Astrology, Spirituality & the Healing Arts


MY New Book!!

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"This extraordinary work of artistry is a profound call to listen to the wisdom of bodies – to reclaim the felt awareness of embodied rhythms, embodied knowing. Through elegant prose, poetry, art and scholarly engagement, Gildea challenges the paradigms of colonial patriarchy and summons readers to a journey of deep listening to the watery cycles, rhythms and wounds of our own bodies and that of the earth.  The Poetry of Belonging is one of those rare books that invites readers to slow down and to savour, to read and re-read as the wisdom of its pages transforms us from within." ~Pamela R. McCarroll, Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair in Practical Theology

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