Due to a spinal cord injury which paralyzed her in 1950, it took Billy over twenty years to "wake up" her body and learn to walk well enough to attend college. She wrote a book about that experience titled, Mining the Silver Lining, and self-published it in 1988.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling, Billy began a private practice in 1982, combining astrology with counseling. An article was published in a Kansas newspaper, The Emporia Gazette, that same summer describing how this combination of counseling and astrology worked. She discovered that clients could be helped in solving their problems with only a few sessions by analyzing their birth charts. Billy knew what problems the clients faced even before the first session and was ready with possible solutions.
Having been an astrologer for forty-one years and now nearly eighty years old, Billy still gives astrology workshops, teaches classes, and reads charts. In 1982, she became certified in Clinical Hypnosis and directs hypnotherapy workshops, whereby she trains therapists over a weekend to become hypnotherapists.
Several other articles have been written in The Emporia Gazette about Billy, her work, and her abilities. Three poems have been published, two in Bane K. Wilker's Tales of the Old West: A Widow's Lament, winter 1987, and Cup of Rum in the summer edition in 1988. Her poem, Alone, received Honorable Mention in The American Poetry Association's 1985 Poetry Contest and was published in 100 Best Poems of 1985.
Billy belongs to several organizations, including the Kansas Author's Club, The Aquarian Order of Astrologers in Kansas City, and the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS). Over the years, she has spoken to clubs and schools in her area about her life story, astrology, and hypnosis. In 2005, Billy was ordained as a Spiritualist Minister and has added pastoral counseling to her abilities as a way to help more people.
Read the latest article on Billy and her newbook, "How Astrology Saved My Life" by using this link http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/2012/oct/31/emporian-astrologer-writes-how-astrology-saved-her/