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Lesley FrancisA full-time practicing astrologer, intuitive, writer, and facilitator, Lesley Francis is the author of both the 2019 and 2020 Llewellyn Sun Sign Books. Hard at work on three other writing projects (a book to accompany the deck of astrology cards she created, two children’s books and a non-fiction book on a mystery subject), she sees clients, teaches online workshops, and speaks at conferences in the U.S. and Canada, including the inaugural Canadian Astrology Conference in 2015, NORWAC and SOTA. Lesley is a founding member of the Edmonton Astrological Society, Lesley was also the editor of Mercury Rising, the UAC newsletter.

Find out more at www.lesleyfrancis.com/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Gehrz Andrea Andrea L. Gehrz is an astrological teacher and author based out of Portland. Andrea has been doing consultations for nearly 15 years. Her current focus is working with people as they learn to read and watch their own chart in real time. She also works with budding consultants, helping shape their astrological practice, locate clients, and do successful consultations. When not teaching or seeing clients, Andrea enjoys her role as owner and operator of the Moira Press, a publishing company specializing in astrology textbooks–ancient and modern. To work with Andrea, or find her books, visit the Moira Press.

Demetra_George.jpegDemetra George (M.A. Classics) is a pioneering mythic-archetypal astrologer, who studies and translates Greek astrological texts, as well as the transmission of classical doctrines into the Arabic and Medieval worlds. Recipient of the Regulus Award, her work provides the keys to understanding all forms of traditional astrology. Author of six books, her most recent is Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques, vols. 1 & 2 (Rubedo Press, 2019, 2021).

 

Board Members - The Astrological AssociationRoy Gillett has been a full-time astrologer since 1976. He advises on astrology software, speaks at many international conferences, researches financial astrology and has edited English translations of two André Barbault books. Roy has published mundane forecasts, with a compassionate emphasis, since 1978. His new book Working with the Planets: Clearer Understanding Better Decisions (2021) selects from his twenty-year bi-monthly column, with commentary and historical references.

 

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For over 56 years (and 56,000 clients), Robert Glasscock has consulted with people from over 122 countries. He authored over 250,000 words annually for many years in “American Astrology Magazine’s” monthly and Annual Yearbooks. His writings for newspaper columns, magazine articles and anthologies have been cited by Liz Greene, among others. He conducts astrology webinars for organizations internationally.

For the past nine years he's also presented over 300 webinars, classes, workshops and practicums for Kepler College. He hosts student-requested Solar Arcs Practicums (4th continuous year!) for in-depth astrological work predicting events (later confirmed in the news) during Trump's tumultuous administration – and now into President Biden's. ("The longest-running predictive workshop in the world. They don't keep coming back year after year if they're wrong . . . .")

 

Elizabeth HazelElizabeth Hazel is a professional astrologer, tarotist and rune reader from Toledo, Ohio. She’s spent nearly four decades studying these subjects and giving readings.

Liz is the author of Tarot Decoded (Weiser), Little Book of Fixed Stars, Geomantic Divination, and Little Book of Mantras. She has also written long-term horoscope columns and dozens of articles on astrology and tarot topics, including articles for The Mountain Astrologer, and NCGR’s Geocosmic Journal and Research Journal. Liz co-edits the quarterly NCGR memberletter and is the co-president of the SMARRT chapter in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Her 2018 schedule includes lectures at UAC and GLAC, for the SMARRT/NCGR chapter, and other presentations. She has presented lectures on topics around the US and in Great Britain. Liz’s other interests include art, music, and old movies. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Judith HillJudith Hill is an award-winning author of thirteen books including the classics: Medical Astrology, A Guide to Planetary Pathology; The Astrological Body Types, and Vocational Astrology (winner of the 1999 American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. “Best Book Award”. She produces The Renaissance Medicine Conference and created the course Medical Astrology 101. Hill was possibly the first to introduce Western Medical Astrology to Szechuan, China. 

Jason HolleyJason Holley, MA LPCC.

Jason Holley is an astrologer and psychotherapist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  His orientation is interpersonal and archetypal – focusing on embodiment of soul, and ensouling of body.

Jason first encountered astrology when he was 12, although he did not start studying in earnest until the 1970's.  He has practiced astrology for just under 30 years and has taught widely on psychotherapy, astrology, and myth.  Jason’s primary commitment is long-term psychotherapeutic work with individual clients.  He teaches a graduate-level continuing education program for therapists drawing on the astrological tradition in their work, using experiential methods such as psychodrama and astrodrama.  He has written for The Mountain Astrologer and several online venues.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://jasonholley.net/ on the web.

 

ifandis andrewAndrew Ifandis an astrologer based in Athens and travelling the cosmos. He has recently published an article on Ingmar Bergman in the esteemed Astrological Journal.

Andrew Ifandis approaches the horoscope as a portrait of the person’s inherent potential. His readings reveal the chart’s vibrant dynamics and constructively help towards awareness, self-realization and externalization of the creative within ourselves.

Ilhan Baris 250x250pxBaris Ilhan, C.A., NCGR is one of the leading astrologers in Turkey since 1993. Baris owns a publishing house and an astrology school: “Ilhan Astrology Institute”.

She teaches, writes, lectures regularly, and is a researcher on Ottoman and Islamic astrology. She is a member of NCGR, ISAR, AFA, AFAN, AA, OPA, is on the Advisory Board of NCGR, and is president of NCGR Turkey chapter.

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Sol W. Jonassen is an internationally acclaimed evolutionary astrologer, teacher, and lecturer, residing in beautiful Bergen, Norway, being a fulltime astrologer since 1999. She teaches both the Polaris Astrology School and as a regular teacher at the NPA School of Astrology. She has also hosted Polaris Astrology Conference and you find her regularly speaking at international conferences.

In her practice, she combines astrology with several other healing modalities such as energy healing, meditation therapy, and bodywork. Her heart is aligned with esoteric teachings and she is offering this work at retreats and workshops around the globe.

Jones Erica 2018 100x100Erica Jones, M.A. Integral Ecology. Erica has pursued astrology since 2006, principally studying archetypal astrology and cosmology with Richard Tarnas. Erica incorporates ecological awareness and an engagement with mythopoetic dimensions to promote personal, social and ecological well-being, by synthesizing astrology with studies of mythology, depth ecopsychology, dream work and systemic (family) constellations.

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Melanie has been studying astrology for 18 years and seeing clients for over 11 years. She’s a certified graduate and teacher through the Canadian Astrological Association for Education (CAAE), a former CAAE board member, and has lectured across Canada and the U.S. Her approach to astrology is a blend of modern Western techniques, traditional techniques, and a heavy dose of 17th century astrology based on the methods of Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche. She also believes strongly in chart rectification and puts a lot of time (and heart) into her clients to ensure their birth times are bang on. A former college writing teacher, career advice writer, communications specialist and singer-songwriter, Melanie hold a Master’s degree in Professional Writing and Communications. Her latest astrological adventure is founding and leading a local astrology group in southern Ontario, Canada—Astrology Niagara.

You can find out more here: www.melaniejoyastrology.com.

 

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Alexandra Karacostas is a professional astrologer based in northern California. With decades of experience as a consultant, she offers practical wisdom, insight and compassion to help people successfully navigate their lives. An avid student of astrology since 1975, she has been practicing professionally since 1984. Alexandra teaches and lectures nationally and abroad and serves an international clientele. In 1989 she co-founded Syn-Sig, an NCGR Special Interest Relationship Group.

She has served on the board of directors of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) since 2007, as President between 2010-2014. Alexandra is on the OPA faculty, serving as a certified Peer Group and Consulting Skills facilitator. She has been published in various astrological magazines, was a regular columnist for The Mountain Astrologer between 2010-2019, and has written chapters for OPA’s books, The Professional Astrologer and the new Essential Astrology coming out soon. She has been a co-editor for ISAR’s Journal, for OPA’s Career Astrologer magazine as well as The Mountain Astrologer. Alexandra also leads sacred site tours in her beloved Greece.

 

Kenney matthew 400pxMatthew Kenney is a practicing traditional astrologer, a trained philosopher, and a translator of Ancient Greek and Sanskrit. He is a dedicated practitioner of astrological magic, meditation, Hatha yoga, and Tai Chi. As an academic and a scholar, he utilizes intellectual rigor to restore the worldview and astrological prowess of the ancient world and apply it to the modern day. As a spiritual practitioner and dedicated hermeticist, Matthew uses these techniques to guide his clients on their paths towards wholeness and spiritual flourishing. Matthew runs the blog www.ancientastrology.org where he provides weekly forecasts based around the motions of the moon through the zodiac and offers natal, horary, and electional readings to people in need.

König Christian 2020 400pxChristian König has been a practicing astrologer for more than 30 years and has been in love with astrology since he was 11 years old. He is a “Certified Astrologer of the German Astrological Association” and also works as a licensed psychotherapist (depth psychology and trauma therapy) with a university degree in psychology.

Christian's passion is to bring the starry sky back into astrology.

Britanie Leclaire Britanie Leclair is a forensic astrologer, researcher, and writer from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She has a four-year BA. Hons in psychology and is currently completing an MA in cultural astrology and astronomy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David under Nicholas Campion. As a self-proclaimed true crime addict with a fascination for the darkest corners of human life, Britanie’s astrological methods are focused on maladaptive behaviors. She uses a blend of traditional and modern techniques to explore the effects of childhood trauma, and family patterns and dynamics, in order to help clients break free from “karmic” shadow cycles that have been limiting and impeding their highest potential.

Lehman Lee4J. Lee Lehman, PhD, Botany, Rutgers University. In her four-decade development as an astrologer, practical application is one persistent hallmark which has defined Lee Lehman. Her latest book is Learning Classical Horary Astrology, Notes and Workbook.

Lee is also the author of The Ultimate Asteroid Book (1988), Essential Dignities (1989), The Book of Rulerships (1992), Classical Astrology for Modern Living (1996), The Martial Art of Horary Astrology (2002), Astrology of Sustainability (2011), Traditional Medical Astrology (2011), Classical Solar Returns (2012), The Magic of Electional Astrology (2014), and a translation from the French of Papus’ Astrology for Initiates.

Lee was the Academic Dean for 10 years during the academic program at Kepler College, ending in 2012. She continues to teach classes at Kepler. Lee is a Tutor for the School of Traditional Astrology, both in horary, and in a medical course which she has designed. Her online courses, Classical Studies (natal, electional, gaming, mundane and advanced horary), bring classical astrology to the forefront as an astrological system. 

Her Perennial Herbal takes ancient astrological herbalism onto the web. Lee was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones Award, and the recipient of the 2008 Regulus Award for Education. Her website is: https://leelehman.com/wp/.

Lopez Alejo 200pxAlejo López, D.F.Astol.S., was born in Argentina but moved to Europe at the age of 23. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts, another one on Psychology, and the Faculty of Astrological Studies Diploma where he is a current tutor. In the meantime, he studied myths and observed other spiritual practices such as shamanism and Kabbalah. He is particularly interested in finding sacred languages and techniques that could help us develop a dialogue with the Divine. He believes that once you learn astrology, you can never be alone for the planets will always speak and guide you. He has been invited to participate in NORWAC 2020 where he will lecture about the astrological consultation, how to frame it and how to make it effective.

Rose_Marcus_6__1.jpegRose Marcus, Evolutionary Astrologer, and teacher is based in Vancouver, Canada. Her first book, a compilation project, Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, Lewellyn Worldwide, was published in 2010. Over the years, Rose has written for numerous publications, including the Mountain Astrologer 2007/08 (Daily forecast column). In 2018, she launched Soul-Wise School of Evolutionary Astrology with colleagues Laura Nalbandian and Patricia Walsh. In addition to monthly forecasts (written and broadcast), educational podcasts, and astrology services, Rose also offers clairvoyant readings. Website: https://rosemarcus.com

 

Mateus Maria100pxMaria J. Mateus, has a BA in psychology from the University of Texas and MA in astrology from Kepler College.

Maria believes the key to understanding all of astrology, is to understand the manner in which language and mind reflect the world we live in. In 2002, her desire to demystify the relationship between inner emotional states and outer world manifestations led her to embark on an investigation that culminated in the development of the LINCOS grammatical approach to astrology.

Martin Wessex.jpegMartin Sebastian Moritz lives in Hamburg and Berlin. He started out as actor and dancer before his life took a different turn and he decided to study psychology and astrology. With ten years of teaching psychodrama under his belt, he now specializes in couples therapy, often supported by astrological readings, and has been a consulting psychological astrologer for more than two decades. Martin lectures all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK and has given talks at NORWAC, the AA conference and the London-based Astrological Lodge. He also lectures for MISPA. He writes articles for German and Swiss astrology magazines, as well as for the Astrological Journal. His keen interests besides psychological astrology are working with karma, biography work and gender studies. An Anglophile, for a while he lived in London, his home away from home. His first book Pandora’s Box The Mysterious 8th House – was recently published in the UK: https://www.wessexastrologer.com/product/pandoras-box-the-mysterious-8th-house/

 

Nastasiak Bill Bill Nastasiak first became interested in astrology in late 1969 when a relative gave him a copy of Edgar Cayce's biography, "There Is A River." In the second part of that book, Cayce suddenly expands the scope of his readings beyond simple medical diagnoses to include references and material about metaphysical subjects, including astrology. This immediately led Bill to a lifelong interest in the subject. A few years later, he took lessons from a student of Eugene Moore, and continued an avid interest thereafter. Currently, he is a student in Noel Tyl's Master's Course.

nygaard shawn 100pxShawn Nygaard has been an astrologer for over a decade. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Shawn spent a year working for an astrology hot-line service, doing readings for a wide variety of clients from around the world, as well as hosting the internet radio show “Imagine That!” about archetypal astrology.

Shawn has presented at the San Francisco Astrological Society (SFAS), MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology), Nightlight Astrology, the 47th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, the London School of Astrology, and the Minnesota Jung Association. His writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer. Shawn is a graduate of the CMED Institute in Chicago, where he studied archetypes and symbolism with Caroline Myss.

OBrien Dale DALE O’BRIEN, age 68, is a professional astrologer and Certified Astro*Carto*Graphy Interpreter from Eugene Oregon. He began his study of astrology in 1969. Nature was and is his first and greatest astrology teacher. He has been in full time practice since 1991 and has also extensively studied dream with some of the world’s greatest dream teachers.

His extensive knowledge and experience with astrological-mythological Gods and Goddesses speak to him, although he usually shares in plain (jargon-free) English with practical “real world” applicability.

Dale has presented experientially and conventionally at local, national and international astrology gatherings, as well as to the non-astrological public in person and on the radio. His astrological writings have appeared in THE MOUNTAIN ASTROLOGER magazine and elsewhere, including in From Here to There (An Astrologer’s Guide to Astromapping) as well as at his website www.chironsouljourneytruth.com and via his free e-newsletter, Astrology’s Minority Report. He also shares his astrological perspectives via YouTube videos, such as eclipse paths of 2017 and 2024 eclipses, Meeting Neptune at Neptune Beach, etc.  

Dale is available for in-person presentations and in-person or via telephone individualized astrological and/or locational astrology sessions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ofek michael 100Michael Ofek is a professional astrologer, writer and teacher from Israel.

He has been practicing and researching the traditional lineage of astrology with an emphasis on Hellenistic astrology and its connection with Greco-Egyptian Cosmology, Philosophy and Magic. His passion lies in unveiling and reconstructing the conceptual roots of the tradition and the reintegration of these ancient arts.

He is also the Co-founder of the Israeli professional astrology magazine “Urania”, which also produces yearly conferences and workshops.

 

vonOhlhausen Russell Russell (R.L. Ohlhausen) has practiced a mix of Western, traditional & scientific astrology for over 15 years. As a writer and researcher, his work reflects a longtime study of astrological systems, quantum sciences, mathematics, alchemy, astrophysics, religion and mythology—and what they reveal about the nature of human consciousness. His primary astrological focus is on the unification of the current state of ‘scientism’ with the ancient wisdoms of natural science & philosophy.

Anne_Ortelee.jpegAnne Ortelee is a certified astrologer by ISAR-CAP, AMAFA, NCGR-PAA Level 3 and OPA. She started to study astrology in 1994 and in 2001 became a full-time astrologer. Since May 1995, she’s volunteered for NYC’s NCGR Chapter and other astrology organizations. Anne is currently the Treasurer for OPA and IAEA and on the Board of the CG Jung Foundation. Since December 1998, Anne’s lectured at astrology conferences including UAC 2012 and 2018. She writes a regular column, twitters daily aspects to over 70,000 people and offers three weekly podcasts about astrology.

 

Patchett Marcos Marcos Patchett is a practicing medical herbalist and medical astrologer.  He is currently the principal clinical supervisor for Middlesex University’s herbal medicine BSc & MSc courses. He is particularly interested in the real-world practical application of astrology, specializing in medical and horary astrology, which he uses primarily as an adjunct in the treatment of private herbal medicine clients. 

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