The Lunar Review


Combining the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Astrology creates a powerful, unique approach to physical, mental and spiritual health.

Vanessa Vogel Batt, L.Ac, MSTOM

I earned my Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York campus. I also studied astrology under the private instruction of Fiona Aedgar, an extraordinary astrologist with over 20 years experience. I spent 18 years as a professional in the healthcare field, practicing acupuncture and as a medical writer. For many years I was a staff writer for, one of the largest Chinese Medicine resource sites, authoring hundreds of articles on many topics including acupuncture, herbs, and TCM theory.

I have lived in Singapore, Portugal, Switzerland, the US Virgin Islands, India and currently reside in the Polish countryside. My many years living abroad brought me to a new understanding of what it means to be healthy. Exposure to a wide variety of healing methods enabled me to refine my own techniques and strategies. While there are many different ways to cure illness, one thing that remains constant is the reason why disease occurs in the first place. It’s first in our psyche, and then in our bodies. Our psychology manifests in our biology. Understanding our deepest, subconscious wounds and self-sabotage patterns is key to healing. To help us uncover this primal mystery, Chiron, a peculiar, hard to define celestial body, reveals the source of our wounds through its location in the astrology chart.

Wisdom of TCM and Western Karmic Astrology

Combining the wisdom of TCM and Western Astrology, I can help shed light on the source of your problems. Once these patterns are understood, transformations in mental, physical and spiritual health can occur. You must be willing to make the required changes by integrating your shadow side, not by rejecting or covering it up further. Our bodies do not make mistakes. Symptoms are guides to what ails our soul; they indicate where emotional issues reside.