Archive for Graduates

Meet Our Recent Graduate, Sabrina Rollain


On March 2nd, 2022 the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School held a graduation ceremony for 6 students who each completed all the required coursework to achieve their foundational level of certification as a Shamanic Astrologer.

This is Sabrina Rollain’s personal statement:

After I cracked open the Shamanic Astrology Handbook for the first time about four years ago, as a Gemini Moon and Virgo Rising, let’s just say it exploded my mind in the best way possible and all the pieces fell, like rain from the sky, into the most beautiful and mesmerizing pattern that I had ever seen. From where I stood at that time, whilst earning my degree in Psychology at UC Davis, there were more nuggets of wisdom, truth, and understanding radiating from those pages than the psychology books that were sitting nearby on my desk. There is nothing like the feeling of freedom and grounding that comes from getting closer and closer to understanding the truth of who you are and why you are here. That is for me, the true beauty behind a Shamanic Astrology reading.

Kadea Metara, my dear friend and mentor, was the one who had graciously shared with me this resource for diving deeper into my self, my purpose, and my own personal timings. We both deeply resonated with the lineage that was behind Shamanic Astrology, given its connection to the teachings of Sri Aurobindo through Dane Rhudyar and now, Daniel Giamario. There is a body of knowledge and a spiritual foundation within Shamanic Astrology that I had not found in any other astrological paradigm. After a magical trip to Ireland and Scotland through the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, a continuing and priceless mentorship with Daniel, and completing the foundational, online classes, I am proud to be a part of the family as a Shamanic Astrology Practitioner!

As for the rest of my life, I am soon to be a first time mama to a baby boy, clocking in at just over 6 months pregnant! My partner and I just bought a house in Sacramento, California and are currently in the process of moving in. The vision is to fill the large backyard with plenty of herbs, fruit trees, veggies, and chickens, and practice my sacred work out of a cottage-like dwelling unit that’s tucked away in the back! Life is moving fast. Who knows what will come next! 🙂

Connect with Sabrina for a natal chart reading




Meet Our Recent Graduate, Lee Khar Wei

On March 2nd, 2022 the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School held a graduation ceremony for 6 students who each completed all the required coursework to achieve their foundational level of certification as a Shamanic Astrologer.

This is Khar Wei’s personal statement:

Hi! I’m Khar Wei, a global citizen born on Christmas day and based in Malaysia. I describe myself as a curious, open-minded and ever-optimistic millennial in the quest for meaning/truth, endless self-development and a truly authentic life. A trained polymath who enjoys learning, mastering and teaching many fields and wisdom traditions. It is my deepest belief that full-spectrum embodied health across Body, Mind and Spirit is the path towards True Freedom, Liberation and Fulfilment. All this hardly comes as a surprise when I was born with Moon, Rising & Jupiter in Virgo with Sun in Capricorn, Mars & Mercury in Sagittarius and Venus in Scorpio.

I was first introduced to Shamanic Astrology by my dear mentor, Andi in the middle of the global pandemic crisis. Guided by a deep calling to re-discover my authentic life purpose and an alternate possibility beyond the corporate capitalism world. In my youth, I worked through multiple intensive corporate careers in the Banking & Finance, Corporate Consultancy, Project management and Leadership development field with many job achievements yet lacking true life satisfaction. All while holding on to a deep yearning and dream to contribute to the holistic healthcare industry from growing up witnessing, struggling and caring for a terminally ill family member for over a decade. During those dark, confusing and challenging years that Shamanic Astrology gave me the timed cosmic reminder, validation and push needed to pursue the path of health, healing and contribution to humanity.

My journey during Y2021 has led to multiple major life changes and transformations in self-identity, growth, relationship, home and career. This includes journeying through an 18-month course training to become a Health Wellness Life Coach under The Institute of Aliveness and becoming a certified Foundational Shamanic Astrologer. Eternally grateful for being blessed with synchronistic support and conscious initiatory experiences during this age 29 Saturn Return period.

Even after graduation, I plan to consult actively and engage in an ongoing apprenticeship with our founder, Daniel Giamario with a growing hope and passion to become a fully certified Shamanic Astrologer soon. To fulfil the school’s collective mission to assist individual beings to know who they are, their life purpose themes, and how best to fulfil their intended life purpose that ultimately extends towards the greater humanity. Continuously guiding individuals to re-discover and deepen their inner authentic BEING in their lifelong journey to BECOMING to lead thriving purposeful lives.
Welcoming all to connect with me below.

Personal fun fact :

I often get weird first impressions and endless tease from my peers for showing up with the demeanour and maturity of a wise elder, despite being stuck in this petite youthful stature in my early 20s, while just recently celebrated my 30th birthday last Christmas.

Get a reading with Khar Wei!

Meet Recent Graduate, Michael Wilson

On March 2nd, 2022 the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School held a graduation ceremony for 6 students who each completed all the required coursework to achieve their foundational level of certification as a Shamanic Astrologer.

Michael Valentinus Wilson personal statement:

I woke up in San Francisco in the late 60s. I joined a non-denominational religious order in 1969,  came into the Light, realized the Self, and became a minister-priest in 1972. In 1974, the founder died and by the time I left in 1980, I was married and had two sons. I got a Masters degree in Social Work in 1984. At 60, I retired from Social work and got a BA in Fine Art in 2009.

I met Amma “the hugging saint” in 2003 and have lived in her ashram in India. I studied Tibetan Buddhism (Kagyu lineage) for about ten years, and was initiated in the Sufi Ruhaniat International in 1987. I am a Master Teacher in the Order of the Holy Cross, and a teacher/learner of A Course in Miracles.

My Shamanic Astrology readings tend to open up the soul and reveal the way forward for my clients. I love Shamanic Astrology because it focuses on the dynamic aspects and follows the Shamanic Timeline of a person’s life revealing the recurrent patterns and the spiraling development of the soul from one lifetime to the next.

Contact Michael for a reading!

Kat DeWitt

Greeting SAMS community! Excited to be here and feel fortunate that I found the Shamanic Astrology paradigm and it found me. Almost five years ago after a very productive harvest in California, I set out on a round-the-world trip that had been culminating for many years. Between stops in Myanmar and the Philippines I made an almost obligatory stop in Bali, not knowing all of the unexpected magic that the island held. The first few days of walking around I felt myself being unexpectedly opened by all the wonder and beauty. If you have been there, you know that it’s a very powerful place. Every week there was an astrology talk at the Yoga Barn given by none other than the one and only Levi Banner. I immediately felt resonance with his wizard like explanations and his all-black attire… like I had known him before. Having dabbled in astrology since my teenage years, this wasn’t new territory, but something felt very new and different this time. I attended a Shamanic Breathwork Session and then booked a reading with him before leaving for my next destination.  Although I didn’t know it at the time, that reading would change the course of my life.
Time passed but after that reading I started researching and finding everything I could about Shamanic Astrology and the archetypes. I signed up for Levi’s month-long training and my path was looking promising!  On my return to Bali, I severely broke my ankle in Sri Lanka and had to postpone the training and the in-person scripts course with Daniel. Yet, I was determined and successfully returned to complete Levi’s yoga and breathwork training, and the Inner Sacred Marriage and Timelines Courses in person with Daniel.
Last year after apprenticing with Levi and beginning to dive deeper into my astrologer path, it was time to return to the US for a bit. What better reason to come back than the SAMS gathering in Oracle last March to meet some of the members on this side of the world. We all know what world events transpired after that, and since then, I’ve been navigating where life will take me next. A highlight of being back stateside was a self-created month-long astrology residency in Joshua Tree which included an epic visit to Grandfather Rock and graduating as Foundational Astrologer in May.
On a practical note-I’m Virgo Moon with the Libra job, Venus in Cancer, Mars in Gemini, Virgo rising, Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in Leo although this is obviously the very simplified version of my chart.
I grew up in Atlanta, GA, went to college in Flagstaff, AZ studying Botany and Spanish, served in the Peace Corps in Bolivia and attended Southwest School of Botanical Medicine in Bisbee, AZ. Having spent most of my life in some relation to plants and the natural world, my current calling is the marriage of Earth and Sky. Very much looking forward to the many adventures ahead and am hoping to connect with some of you along the way. Much love and huge thank you to both Daniel and Levi and the SAMS paradigm for giving me so much magic and substance to my life.

Zeina Yazbek

I stumbled upon Shamanic Astrology at the lowest point in my life to date in 2017. Fresh out of New York City and Lebanon, running multi-million businesses as a development consultant, I thought I had life figured out: Work.
What else is more important?
At this point I had already felt that I don’t belong for a very long time. I didn’t belong anywhere other than my self-built reality of 17-hour workdays and a handful of toxic relationships. Little did I know, the darkest of them was my own with myself. I had managed to absolutely hide myself from my eyes and get me farthest from my own heart.
After not having taken a vacation in 6 years and facing mystery body pains for 2, Bali showed up out of nowhere. She took me out of an excruciating existence including physical abuse threats. Bali saved my life.
Till today, I can never mentally describe what had happened within me, but in a few days I had dropped all of my business accounts and just stopped.
A workaholic drops her entire life’s creation in four days?
A teacher with the sweetest warmest voice drew me into yoga then Shamanic Astrology. Levi Banner was the pivotal person in my life. A spirit-sent messenger. I cried on my first reading I had with him. I cried for days. I that feeling that I had been listening to everyone but me, trying to justify me to me or hide me from the world.
There was a sense of strength that grew within me from that day onwards. I felt like I had my own back all of a sudden.
Here is a funny fact! For one year I thought I had Moon in Virgo due to being given the wrong time of birth.
I had deprived myself from being seen to such a space where I really connected with the beauty of Virgo and her sacredness. But then when my birth certificate surfaced, so had my soul retrieval. I was truly Leo Moon in hiding. How else would one explain being a TV teenage celebrity in the Middle East for a decade?
That is how far I had been from myself. Daniel, the other pivotal person in my life with his teachings. So full of love. A channel who walks the teachings he talks. “Everyone has an equal role to play on the wheel of life” , a foundational harmonious mystery school with a progressive core and an openness to uniqueness, free will and Spirit. I have found it! I have found the one that restored my faith in life and death and everything in between and around!
Dreaming the dream of the Self through these teachings has made the adventure of life worth diving into, feeling, savouring, witnessing and sharing through embodiment and infinite innovation and discovery.
And before I share my actual placements with you, I would like to say that I do recognize all 12 archetypes within my being. Thanks to the wrong time(s) of births, I witnessed the oneness and the uniqueness that we all share. I couldn’t have been more thankful for this journey.
Moon in Leo, South Node in Aquarius. Venus in Taurus, Mars in Aries. Rising in Aquarius.
From today until the end of time of no time, I thank you for existing, sharing and opening your heart to welcome a tribe of mystery and magic.
Today, I am a speaker and spiritual mentor living in Bali. I am currently building a brand new online platform and teaching courses that I cannot wait to launch and share. I am practicing patience with my journey, compassion and lots of love. Thank you for the tribe and the friendships. Forever thankful from the centre of my heart. I love you so so much.
Zeina Yazbek
Based in Bali
Certified in 2021