Serena Carroll is a trained therapist, astrologer and writer. With over 35 years of experience, Serena draws on her training and intuitive gifts to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of their life’s purpose, innate gifts and full potential. Through a specialized combination of the use of Western and Indian astrology, Serena has helped advise a wide range of clients over the years including public figures and business leaders. She has conducted lectures on astrology across the country and authored a column on spirituality for the Santa Barbara Independent newspaper. She currently authors a blog on practical spirituality for MariaShriver.com.


Serena is on the board of the Santa Barbara, Ca.-based Sarah House, a hospice care home for low-income individuals, and has also moderated hospice groups for grief and loss.


She holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of California at Berkeley; a master’s of science in education from the University of Southern California. She also holds a master of arts in counseling psychology from the Pacifica Graduate institute in California.


Serena lives in Santa Barbara, California, and has two grown daughters.



The art and science of Astrology, aside from its predictive attributes, is a symbolic and archetypal system, which explained its appeal to psychiatrist Carl Jung. Many present day students of Depth Psychology see this value and in fact it’s how I become so enamored with Western astrology many years ago. More recently the Vedic mythologies and meanings led me into the colorful world of Joytish, (Vedic astrology) and it is because of their multi layers of depth and meaning that I include their Sanskrit names and descriptions.