Kayse Budd, MD

The Astro Muse

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Astrology-Inspired Wellness

Integrative Psychiatry, Intuitive Astrology, Ayurvedic Evaluations,
Astro Apprenticeship, Wellness Coaching, & Holistic Health Mentorship
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Meet Kayse Budd, MD

I create healing magic...

Hi. I'm Kayse Budd--physician, astrologer, yogi, artist, and writer.

I call myself the ASTRO MUSE because I am here to INSPIRE YOU!


One of my particular passions is helping people align with their DESTINY.  I use astrology to see what each soul intended, intuition to refine the message, and creative coaching to chart a path forward. 


I also love helping people achieve HEALTH on all levels - mind, body, & spirit. I accomplish this via Ayurveda, integrative psychiatry consultations, coaching, mentorship, & psychotherapy. My approaches are 100% natural and holistic. (I'm not prescribing pharmaceuticals at this point in my career, though I can still advise about traditional psychiatry.)



My esoteric healing education has been life-long, leading me to live in some extremely powerful places, study with talented healers, and experience fascinating things at sacred sites all over the world.  A few notable bits of professional experience: I ran my own healing center from 2009-2012 in Tucson, and I was an adjunct professor at the U of Az (teaching for Andrew Weil, MD's Program in Integrative Medicine) from 2009-2017. From 2017- 2019 I worked at the Chopra Center (founded by Deepak Chopra) in Carlsbad, CA as an Ayurvedically-aligned physician and intuitive astrologer. The Chopra Center closed in Dec 2019 after 23 years in operation, so I now practice online. I've stayed connected with Chopra as a writer, however. I'm planning to return to in-person work in SoCal in late 2022 or early 2023. In the meantime, book online sessions with the traveling Astro Muse via the "Services" tab. Follow my nomadic adventures on Instagram:  @mysticmandala

Due to my strong background in integrative medicine and Ayurveda, as well as psychiatry, I provide holistic health coaching for a variety of issues (headaches, digestion, auto-immune conditions, allergies, hormones, stress, mood, anxiety, weight, sleep, etc.).  I am a highly motivational person, a natural teacher and coach. I have moved my practice in a coaching direction over the past few years and am presently designing 8 special coaching programs, each aligned with a mythical archetype (Pathfinding, Holistic Mental Health, Ayurveda + Yoga for Wellness, Comprehensive Mind-Body-Spirit Upgrade, Teen Empowerment, Creative Development, Self-Compassion/Healing Burnout, and Performance/Energy/Inspiration).

If astrology brought you here, I can explore that topic all day! I am a primarily self-taught western astrologer (I have had mentors + workshops but largely learned via 10 years of focused research and studying). I began practicing at a professional level in 2010. I have have hundreds of hours of 1:1 client experience. I worked as an astrologer at the Peaks Spa in Telluride, CO and the Chopra Center in CA. I have been featured in Vogue and MindBodyGreen as an astrology expert.  Session options are listed under the "Services > Psych, Astro, Ayurveda" tab. Instruction/Apprenticeship is available from intro to professional level. Some of my students are themselves well-known, working in journalism and television. Apprenctice details are under the "Courses" tab.  


Holistic medicine + psychology + astrology = a potent combination that definitely makes me unique. My work is a true expression of my soul.

If you are curious about my background, check out the  blog posts I wrote about my journey to become a holistic psychiatrist + astrologer. In brief, I was born in swampy South Georgia (Play the vid to hear my accent)(See other videos of me on the blog), land of enchanting live oak trees. I was an artistic, spiritual soul from the start! Formally, I am graduate of Duke University, University of Michigan Med School, Swedish Family Practice Internship (Seattle), and University of Arizona Psychiatry Residency.


My Philosophy of Healing

Healing begins in the heart, and nature is a healer's greatest ally. Aligning with nature, we align with harmony. This is why my practice has a strong focus on whole foods diet, herbalism, & ecotherapy. Healing, for me, includes compassionately accepting the self exactly as it is while simultaneously committing to transformation. We never know exactly what lessons Spirit has planned for us, so I believe surrender is an integral part of the process. True healing is deeply personal and comes through the wound itself.  This means that each person's unique struggles become their greatest teachers.


The wound is the birthplace of grace.

Along these lines, one of my key beliefs, personally and professionally, is that our own love is an essential ingredient in healing. 

"Your own love will heal the wound in yourself you're afraid to feel." (Line from one of my poems, The Healing Muse).

I am deep, but also playful & creative. With me, healing can actually be fun!


Ultimately, I am here to inspire you to find value and growth in all your experiences, even (or especially) the difficult ones. The light of healing is already inside you, waiting to be fanned and followed. I invite you to boldly take the journey into the MYSTERY of your soul. The path is long and the way is hard, but every step brings you closer to HOME.

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Improving MOOD

I have many herbal, dietary, behavioral, and psychological tools to help people improve their moods (mild-moderate depression and mild bipolar disorder) naturally (without pharmaceuticals).

Enhancing ENERGY &
Transcending BURNOUT

Fatigue & insomnia are signs the adrenal glands and other hormone systems of the body are not functioning correctly. Burnout is a psycho-physiological condition that may mean you are not on your true soul path. I know these problems personally and have healed myself. There is much I can do to help using herbs, diet, yoga, meditation, astrology, coaching, psychotherapy, and nutraceuticals.

NUTRITION & Digestion 

The gut is essential to mood, anxiety, and overall health.  Many medical problems and auto-immune conditions can be traced to poor diet, stress, and resultant poor digestion.  Ayurveda is an ancient system founded in whole foods nutrition that is specifically matched to individuals' unique constitutions. Since working at the Chopra Center, nutrition & digestion have become two of my specialities. Healing irritable bowel, constipation, & more is possible!


Accepting ourselves and choosing the make the absolute most of our lives, despite their challenges, is very important to health and happiness. Acceptance is a journey, and self-love and peace are natural byproducts of taking it...


Helping people find their paths, understand their  unique dharma (divine purpose), and recognize their strengths + weakness is one of my favorite things to do. Astrology is an extremely valuable tool for this, as it shows a soul's intentions for this lifetime. The astrology chart offers patterns which can be used to time changes and track progress as we wind our way thru the Mystery. 

Women's Health

I love helping women (at all stages of life) regain balance in their hormone systems (using 100% herbs and diet only--no bioidentical or other hormones).  Endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, fertility, PMS, menopause, and more can be helped holistically. I also focus on aging gracefully/longevity medicine, skin care, libido, and more ... 

Stress & Anxiety

Stress & anxiety are two of my specialties.  Feeling ungrounded and overwhelmed is really an unpleasant way to go through life!  I have many herbal, dietary, psychotherapeutic, spiritual, and astrological tools to help bring the body, mind, and spirit into a place of calm acceptance & balance.


If you've ever been curious about the ancient Ayurvedic medical system from India, I'd love to introduce you to its potential. It has the power to integrate your life with the cycles of nature, balance your entire mind-body system, and resolve many physical and emotional issues.


Are something I understand personally! They can be hereditary but also often indicate an underlying imbalance.  There are many holistic dietary, behavioral, & herbal approaches that can help.  



Dr. Budd is not only gifted at what she does, but she genuinely cares about the well being of her patients.  Her non-traditional method of practice is what I think helped me most. Since I started seeing her I have learned a lot about myself and holistic medicine which has helped me find healthier solutions to any mental or physical pain I may be in.  If it wasn't for her I may have never found inner peace or my spiritual side.

- J.B., patient from previous practice in Tucson, AZ and phone/online practice 


Here I Am

It goes with sparkles~

Contact Info


Email is the best way to reach me, but you can listen to my voicemail at 808-635-9485 and leave a message if you'd like.

To book a session, please use the scheduler on the "Psych, Astro, Ayurveda, Etc" page. For other questions and inquiries:

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