My name is Kayse Budd.
I create healing magic...
I call myself The Astro Muse because I am here to INSPIRE you!
Welcome to my creative holistic medicine and astrology practice. Please enjoy my brief intro vid. Volume is on the bottom right corner. Tap the player when finished to prevent it from looping.
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Here's What I Do...
One of my particular passions is helping people align with their DESTINY (find their purpose). I use astrology to see what each soul intended, intuition to refine the message, and coaching to chart a path forward. This work is for young people just starting out, professionals seeking a change, and individuals looking for the most meaningful ways to spend their retirement.
I also love helping people achieve HEALTH on all levels - mind, body, & spirit. I accomplish this via Ayurveda/health coaching, integrative psychiatry consultations, spiritual mentorship, & psychotherapy. Anxiety, stress/burnout, and mild-moderate depression are my psychiatric specialties. I also work holistically with headaches, immune health, digestion, hormones, and more. My approaches are 100% natural/holistic. (I don't prescribe pharmaceuticals, though I can advise about traditional psychiatry and medications.)
A third focus in my work relates to FAMILY wellness, helping parents understand their children. I use astrology to examine a child/teen's personality and goals for this life. I pair this astro analysis with my psychological/spiritual/holistic perspectives to advise a parent how to best support their unique child.
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.
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 passionate about indigenous, ancient, and cross-cultural approaches to healing. I don't practice highly interventional medicine, such as "functional" approaches with a bunch of testing. My approaches are symptom-driven and thus do not require expensive data to confirm. The things I recommend are non-toxic and safe; improvement is my key data point.
Regarding my style, I am grounded and compassionate, whimsical and loving. Clients have said I have the ability to be direct and realistic or intuitive and gentle, depending on what is needed. With me, healing is dynamic and can actually be fun!
My motto is to SERVE WITH JOY. My practice includes only work I love doing and clients with whom I love working.
It is highly intentional, and I think people can feel the difference.
Ultimately, I aim to inspire others to find value and growth in all their experiences, even (or especially) the difficult ones. The light of healing is already inside us, waiting to be fanned and followed. Working with me means choosing to take a journey into the mystery of your soul. I will be your guide, and you will do the walking.
The path is long and the way is hard, but every step brings you closer to HOME (your true self).
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).
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.
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 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.
I loved my astrology reading with Kayse. She is so passionate and articulate about this work that I learned more during my session about how astrology functions in my life than I have from over a dozen other readings I've had previously. I received accurate information about myself and details that are very helpful in moving forward on my path. Very affirming! Kayse is extremely knowledgeable and followed up by researching some unique aspects that she wanted me to gain more information and understanding about - truly a gift to work with her!
- Lucia Maya, Healer + Artist, Maui
How to Work with Me
Click the START HERE tab above to explore the full range of offerings. The SERVICES MENU tab has one-time services + mentorship organized by category. 1:1 (private) educational programs are under the COURSES tab. Downloadable programs are under PROGRAMS. My special Archetypal Coaching Programs are under COACHING PACKAGES. Small items, such as single video classes and ebooks I've written, are in the SHOP.
The images below link to booking pages for three of my popular services.
The Book Now button links to a full list of services on one page.
Here I Am
Email is the best way to reach me, but you can listen to my voicemail at 808-635-9485. (I used to live in Hawaii, if anyone is curious about the area code!) The aloha lives on!
To book a session, please use the scheduler found within the Services Menu.
For other questions and inquiries:
I live in a little cottage by the sea in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA. From there I work with people from all over the world online. In-person sessions in LA, San Diego, and Orange County can be arranged by request.