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has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional
astrologer since 1972. His books include “Planets in Composite”, “Planets
in Transit”, “Planets in Youth”, and “Horoscope
Symbols and Essays on Astrology”. He is also involved currently
in translating Medieval Latin texts of astrology into English
in conjunction with his company ARHAT. In this connection he
has also written a short text on astrological sect called Night
and Day, and soon to be published Planetary Rulership and Dignity.
He has a BA in history from Brandeis University and did graduate
work in the History of Science at Princeton. He is working on
his Ph.D. in medieval history at the Catholic University of America
in D.C. He has served as national chairman of NCGR and is a patron
of the Faculty of Astrological Studies. He has won the Regulus
Award for Research and Development, and the Southern Cross Award
from the Federation of Australian Astrologers.
A. Merriman is the President of The Merriman Market Analyst,
Inc. He is a financial markets analyst, and editor of the MMA
Cycles Report, a market advisory newsletter that specializes
in stocks, interest rates, currencies, precious metals, and grains.
He has served as President of ISAR, the International Society
of Astrological Research from 1994-2000, and again from 2002-2006.
He is a recipient of the Regulus Award for Enhancing the Image
of Astrology as a Profession at the 1995 UAC conference. He is
also the author of several books on Astrology, including The
Solar Return Book of Predication and Evolutionary Astrology:
The Journey of the Soul Through States of Consciousness, and
Financial Astrology, including the series on The Ultimate Book
on Stock Market Timing, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Star is a nationally and internationally- recognized professional
astrologer. The author of many astrology books and annuals
and countless articles on the subject, she has also written
feature columns in magazines, newspapers and for the internet.
She currently writes a regular feature column for The Mountain
Astrologer, “Astrology News.” Her unique creations
also include the concepts and text for four computerized astrology
programs that produce reports especially tailored to the needs
of women and children.
Gloria regularly lectures and presents astrology workshops and seminars
within the USA and abroad. She has also been a conference organizer for
such endeavors as UAC (The United Astrology Conference) – one of
the largest astrological conferences on the planet. Active in local, national
and international astrology organizations for many years, she has served
as an elected officer and board member for several such groups as well.
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 2149
Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone: (928) 282-6595
Fax: (928) 282-6097
M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate
degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty years,
Dennis has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology.
Dennis enjoys teaching students at Kepler College as well as
tutoring students for the ACVA certification program. He also
teaches workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology
throughout the world. He was awarded the title of Jyotish Kovid
and Jyotish Vachaspati by the Indian Council of Astrological
Sciences. Dr. Harness is the Academic Dean of Faculty and Community
Outreach of Kepler College in Seattle, Washington and the President
of the American College of Vedic Astrology. He is the author
of The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology, which
is published by Lotus Press.
7622 Leviston Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
888-777-7366 (toll free)
or (510) 525-3399
Friedman is renowned in the San Francisco Bay Area for his astrological,
psychic, and transformative counseling work with individuals
and couples. His in-depth astrology readings are a powerful blend
of Western and Vedic astrologies. In Hank's channeling sessions,
his Guides are gentle, loving, and profound; and the sessions
have a profound impact on people's lives. Hank was also trained
in both Fisher-Hoffman therapy (a process of parental deprogramming
and recovery of self) and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and is a
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. In transformational sessions
with Hank, individuals -- and couples -- embark on a journey
of awakening, healing, and opening to life. Hank also helps astrology
software companies to improve their programs. The author of Astrology
on Your Personal Computer, Hank is the foremost reviewer of astrology
software both online and in periodicals. Hank has guided thousands
of astrologers to the best software for their needs.
PO Box 1623
Port Townsend, WA 98368
P. Blaschke, founder of Earthwalk School of Astrology in February
1992, is an internationally respected full-time professional
consulting, lecturing and teaching astrologer. He has lectured
at regional and international astrology conferences in the USA,
Canada, Australia and Serbia, and has been a guest speaker for
over forty different U.S. and Canadian local astrological associations
in twenty states and provinces. He is the author of the critically
acclaimed Astrology: A Language of Life series: Volume I - Progressions,
Volume II - Sabian Aspect Orbs, Volume III - A Handbook for the
Self-Employed Astrologer and Volume IV - Relationship Analysis.
Volume V - Holographic Transits is scheduled for publication
in October 2006.
Moses Siregar III
PO Box 421
Prescott, AZ 86305
Siregar III uses both Western and Vedic astrology in his astrological
practice, providing an alchemical emphasis for the benefit of
his international clientele, which he has been devotedly serving
for over twelve years. He is among the first generation of astrologers
to have gone through the full process to become ISAR CAP certified,
and has passed ISAR courses in ethics and consulting skills.
He is also a certified teacher of the ISAR Consulting Skills
Training course. He started an astrological assocation on Maui,
and was the first President of the Association for Young Astrologers
(AYA). Moses is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher. In addition
to his own in-depth approach to locational astrocartography,
and healing through flower essences, he offers individual tutoring
and long-distance learning programs. He has been published in
a variety of international journals. Moses travels teaching Astrology
workshops, and was among the faculty for the prestigious ISAR
2003 and 2005 Conferences.
Pearl is an astrologer to a growing list of international clients,
author of weekly Star Pearls column since March 2003, and creator
of www.starpearls.com. Jonathan is an avid traditional astrologer
who loves to witness and communicate the insights of the planets
in an inspired and practical way. He frequently reads astrology
texts of the last two millennia in his spare time, and talks
astrology perhaps a bit too much to his friends. Jonathan has
a B.A. in religion from Williams College, owned a market research
company for 7 years and is a thirteen year resident of San Francisco,
| Maurice Fernandez, author of the book Neptune, the 12th House
and Pisces, is one of the leading Evolutionary Astrologers and
is currently based in Boulder, Colorado. His educational programs
and reading practice have forged a reputation of depth and excellence.
Maurice is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and occasionally
combines yoga practice with astrology workshops for a holistic
body, mind, and spirit experience.
Streett, M.A., holds advanced degrees in philosophy and religion
from the California Institute of Integral Studies and counseling
psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Since 1999, Bill
has been professionally assisting clients through astrology,
blending intuitive wisdom, deep respect for personal transformation,
and talent in communicating the often intimidating world of astrology.
In addition to maintaining his own website on astrology, astro-noetics.com.
Bill is currently a monthly columnist for astrologyforthesoul.com
and is co-editor of the recently published, The Astrology of
Film: The Interface of Movies, Myth, and Archetype (available
is a practicing astrologer in Austin, Texas with a serious interest
in astrological research, history and ancient techniques. She
graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas
and is currently an M.A. candidate and teaching assistant at
Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences. She has been
published in The Mountain Astrologer, The Astrological Journal
of Great Britain, HolaMujer, the Cinemastrology Web site, the
Encyclopedia of Astrology, and her online newsletter, The Quarterly
Nick Dagan Best
is an astrologer and writer from Montreal, Canada. Having earned
a Level III certification with the NCGR in 1999, he became a
student of Hellenistic astrology under Robert Schmidt of Project
Hindsight. Nick has written astrology articles for StarIQ.com,
astrologyforthesoul.com and youngastrologers.com and has worked
as a full-time astrologer for the U.K. based Astro Livelink company
since October 2001.
Kelly Lee Phipps
Lee Phipps is the author of "Celestial Renaissance: A Revolution
of Astrology" and "The Tao of Astrology" With
over twenty years experience in astrology, he is actively involved
in advancing the field of astrology based in Asheville, NC, interpreting
birth charts for folks across the globe. He is also the co-host
of The Cosmic Weather astrology podcast (www.cosmicweather.com)
is a 21 year old astrologer originally from Aurora, Colorado.
He is currently in his third year at Kepler College pursuing
a Bachelors degree in astrological studies. The field of study
which Chris is currently focusing on is the comparison of various
astrological traditions, with an eye on eventually integrating
them into one all-inclusive system.
George, M.A. Classics, received the 2002 Regulus Award for Theory
and Understanding. A practitioner of astrology for
over 30 years specializing in archetypal mythology, she has authored
numerous books and articles, including Astrology For Yourself, Asteroid
Goddesses, and Mysteries of the Dark Moon. She lectures internationally
and leads pilgrimages to the sacred sites in the Mediterranean. On
the original faculty of Kepler College, she is currently translating
a corpus of hermetic medical astrological texts from ancient Greek,
is an associate of Project Hindsight, teaches the history and practices
of ancient astrology, and is taking people to Greece in June 2007
with Ancient Oracle Tours.
has researched galactic effects and the latest solar system discoveries
since 1975. He has written a series of books on these topics,
most recently producing the comprehensive Galactic Trilogy CD,
which contains a book on astronomy for astrologers, another on
heliocentric astrology, yet another on Kuiper Belt and Galactic
interpretation as well as ephemerides for galactic points, Eris,
Sedna and yet unnamed Dwarf Planets. He has written a variety
of horoscope columns including those for Sci-Fi.com, America
West Airlines Magazine, Media Village.com and Constellation Magazine
(online). Now he pens a mainstream market book on the reorganization
(maybe) of the solar system, Pluto, Eris and more. With a crisp
wit and extensive astronomy background, he works astrologers
current with astronomers.
780 - 469-2974
McRae is a consultant, teacher, author and internationally acclaimed
lecturerer. Her books include The Geodetic World Map, Understanding
Interceptions; and she contributed to How to Start, Maintain
and Expand an Astrological Practice; as well as Astrology of
the Macrocosm. She is currently ISAR Board Vice-President and
Chair of the ISAR Certification Program and has also served on
the AFAN Steering Committee and UAC 2002 Board of Directors.
Coleman has been a professional astrologer for 20 years and in
demand on the lecture circuit for 10. James was a founding member
of ISAR's (International Society for Astrological Research) Professional
Astrologer’s Speaker Bureau. He has been published several
times in "The Mountain Astrologer" and other astrology
publications. James became a certified spiritual counselor and
an ordained metaphysical minister in 1978.
Reeder has been providing spiritual astrology services in Tucson
Arizona for more than 20 years. Combining the models of astrology,
yoga, and depth psychology, Paul has developed his skills to
serve those who wish to become more fully conscious, more fully
alive. His work is empowering and uplifting even in our most
has been studying religious method since 1967, yoga since
1984, and was initiated into Babaji's Kriya Yoga in 1989.
He is on the faculty of the Providence Institute Yoga Teacher
Training program, and is an inspiring teacher of spiritual
psychology and mysticism. Classes in beginning astrology
and horoscope synthesis are held weekly for those who wish
to learn to read astrology charts.
has over 20 years of Vedic Study and experience. He is a certified
Vedic Astro-loger and teacher through the American Council of
Vedic Astrology (level 2). He is the author of "The Ascendant
- 108 Planets of Vedic Astrology" as well as a contributing
author to various publications. He is also a certified Hatha
Yoga instructor. Integrating the principles of classical Yoga
with those of classical Jyotish is his greatest inspiration.
Sadasiva maintains a growing list of clients and students from
his home in San Francisco, California.
Eric Meyers, MA
Meyers is an astrology counselor, teacher and author living outside
Boulder, CO. His background is in psychology, and he holds a
Master's Degree from Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling
Psychology. Eric has studied with Steven Forrest and has received
a certificate from his Apprenticeship Program. Eric's approach
is to explore a natal chart as a meaningful representation of
where a person is in their soul development. Eric has written
2 original books: The critically acclaimed, The Arrow's Ascent:
Astrology & The Quest for Meaning, and the forthcoming, Between
Past & Presence: An Evolutionary View of the Moon & Sun,
to be published in Fall 2006. Eric's speaking engagements include
the Northwest Astrology Conference (NORWAC) in 2005 as well as
metaphysical fairs and bookstores. He is a board member of Rocky
Mountain Astrologers (ROMA).
Schostak, M.A. is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician
who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions
and creative blocks. She has been in private practice in New
York City for the past twelve years consulting, writing and teaching.
She is the co-author of "Surviving Saturn's Return: Overcoming
the most tumultuous time of your life as well as “Fate
of Your Date” from Chronicle. She is the creator and editor
of the first online flip-style Astrology magazine, www.constellationmag.com.
Last year she released the Zodiac Dance DVD based on her monthly
workshops combining the archetypal aspects of Astrology with
Authentic Movement. She holds a Master's Degree from New York
University in Clinical Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Psychoanalytic
Studies from the New School in NYC. She just wrapped up filming
a weekly show for NBC’s ivillage-- “Star Signs with
the Saturn Sisters.” She’s currently the resident
astrologer at Elle UK and ElleUK.com.
Gainsburg is the founder of Soulsign Astrology, a trans-astrological
approach to the mysteries of the sky. His sessions, classes and
books empower the direct cellular realization
of Soul. In addition to astrological work, he utilizes sound work, breath
practice and a unique process of directly transmitting Soul intelligence
in his lectures and workshops.
Rebecca Crane, MA
combines astrology with transpersonal and relational psychology
to provide others with comprehensive healing maps specific to
their life journeys. She has practiced professional astrology
for over ten years and uses it daily as a guide in her own personal
healing work. Committed to helping astrology grow as a respected
healing art and self-awareness tool, Rebecca lectures and conducts
workshops focused on facilitating the waking-up process for clients
through therapeutic exploration of the natal astrological chart.
Her experience with clients has been enhanced through her work
as an addiction treatment counselor, where she learned to integrate
holistic healing with effective clinical skills. Rebecca is a
co-founder of the Association for Young Astrologers and is also
involved with the Shakra Center Holistic Healing Collective and
the Gaia Spiritual Center in Bahia, Brazil while teaching and
counseling private clients.
Gould is a consulting astrologer living in Gainesville, Florida,
where she teaches at the Avalon School of Astrology and writes
a monthly astrology column for the local arts and entertainment
magazine, Satellite. Her obsessions include the moon’s
nodes and discovering new ways to integrate the best of modern
and ancient techniques in her client work. When she isn’t
immersed in things astrological, she can be found reading British
mysteries, writing poetry, and singing at local haunts.
astrologer Benjamin Bernstein owns and operates It’s
All Good Astrology in Asheville, NC. He started earning a full-time
living from astrology just six months into his professional
practice – an accomplishment he primarily attributes
to the use of advanced guerilla marketing techniques and having
an outstanding mentor and teacher (Kelly Lee Phipps). Benjamin
graduated from Divine Inspiration Astrology's Professional
Certification Program, which Kelly administers. Benjamin is
also an astrological Teacher and lecturer, and co-hosts the
weekly “Cosmic Weather” astrology podcast (CosmicWeather.com)
with Kelly. Benjamin writes a monthly astrology column for
Rapid River Arts Magazine and The Indie, is an ISAR member,
and successfully completed ISAR’s courses in Ethics and
Counseling Skills. He has been a practitioner of meditation
and other metaphysical pursuits Since 1978, and was born 2/14/1960
at 5:15 PM in Norman, OK.
Francis Coppolino is an astrologer and photojournalist based in
Brussels, Belgium. He is founder and editor of Planet Waves, a
Seattle-based Internet magazine. His Sun-sign horoscopes have appeared
throughout the English speaking world including in London's Daily
Mirror and Daily Mail. Eric is also a sexuality writer and investigative
reporter specializing in organochlorine compounds, particularly
scientific fraud involving dioxins and PCBs.
Harris had his initial astrological insight on October
29th, 1995 under double Mercury/Uranus transits. For the past
four years he has been studying in the Philosophy, Cosmology,
and Consciousness studies program at the California Institute
of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His interests include the
healing potentials of non-ordinary states of consciousness, music,
dancing, snowboarding, politics, and deep philosophical discussions
on the meaning of life.
made it down this far in the Speaker Bios. That is impressive.
Saturn may already be your best friend! A professional Indian
Astrologer in San Diego, I have studied astrology in general
for 30 years, and Indian Astrology (Jyotish) in particular for
over 10 years. A graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology
program and Level II approved tutor, my travels around the world
have allowed me to study with Jyotishis in the USA, Europe, and
India. My ongoing study of Indian, Hellenistic, Medieval and
Renaissance traditions, in addition to being an M.A. candidate
at Kepler College, provides me with a unique perspective on astrology.