Meet Your Speakers
After applying the principles of astrology to improve her own life, Mecca opened her astro-coaching practice fueled by a five-year background in social services; experiences as a mom and partner; and a passion to create positive change. A professionally-trained astrologer through the My Path Astrology Mentorship Program, Mecca works to help others to claim and create a life they truly want by teaching them how to better tap into their own natural-born gifts.
Some of her featured appearances include Bustle, Essence, xoNecole, PopSugar, and Refinery 29. She also co-hosts the astrology podcast Stars On Fire, and teaches workshops around the country on astro-compatibility and personal development. Her book, Astrology For Happiness and Success (Adams Media) was released in Fall 2018.
Shakirah of The Strology and NFLUX Mag is a practicing astrologer, writer, organizer and creator. She is self-taught and combines modern and traditional techniques to offer a unique style of astrology to her clients and students. She hosts a monthly meetup for astrology enthusiasts of all levels, as well as monthly dinners for NYC area astrologers in addition to hosting workshops and moon circles. Her quarterly astrology & culture magazine, NFLUX Mag, features interviews, seasonal horoscopes, embodiment activities and more. Her first book releases in early 2020. You can learn more about her offerings and upcoming events on her website & on social media @thestrology / @nfluxmag.
Jessica Lanyadoo has been a full-time, consulting astrologer since 1999, and has consulted with thousands of clients around the world. Her approach to astrology is pragmatic, irreverent, and compassionate, and her work is poignant, relevant, and innovative. She loves to help people help themselves through the wisdom and magic of astrology.
Read her horoscopes and articles, listen to hours of podcasts, and schedule a private reading with her at www.lovelanyadoo.com
Wade Caves is an astrological consultant and educator specialising in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. He was certified with honours from the Mayo School of Astrology and has expert knowledge of traditional and modern psychological methods of interpretation.
Wade’s passion is in understanding the historical and philosophical origins of astrological symbolism and finding reliable ways to use this in consultation. He teaches for the School of Traditional Astrology (STA).
Samuel F. Reynolds, a former critic of astrology, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 25 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time in New York City. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards and writes weekly horoscopes on his website.
Eliza Robertson’s courtship with astrology began at age fourteen, binge-reading everything she could get her hands on. Since then, she’s gone on to learn at the Faculty of Astrological studies in London as well as with the Exploring Astrology Apprenticeship program. Most recently, she’s studying Hellenistic Astrology with Chris Brennan and conducting her own research on the nodes, synodic cycles, and intersections between astrology, tarot and story-telling. In her other life, Eliza is one of those Sagittarians who spent eternity in university. She holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia, and is the author of two books of fiction, published by Penguin Canada and Bloomsbury.
Nathan Mitchell has been studying astrology for over a decade. His primary areas of focus are the natal chart, transits, and synsatry. He draws from the evolutionary and psychological schools of thought. Nathan has found astrology to be an amazing tool for self discovery and deliberately creating the life you want while riding the energetic weather patterns of life.
Vanessa Montgomery – a.k.a Astro All-Starz – is a professional (transpersonal) counseling astrologer, and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Vanessa is the resident astrology expert for Glamour.com U.S, contributing a weekly horoscope column and special projects-as well as the astrology contributor for Whimn.com.au.
Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Vanessa’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel.
Her motto is: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Find and connect with Vanessa at astroallstarz.com to read her blog, calculate your free chart or schedule your private astrology reading.
Timothy Halloran is an evolutionary astrologer with a focus on counseling and resolving unconscious “soul” wounds and trauma.
In addition to offering astrological consultations full-time since 2012 Timothy offers lectures, writes for astrology magazines and blogs, he is a teacher on the staff of the New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative and is best known for his video forecasts and content regularly posted to his youtube channel.
After attaining a degree in psychology and working in the mental health field, Cameron discovered Evolutionary astrology, which activated his interest in delving beneath the surface of earthly experience to understand life more deeply.
Cameron also has a degree in health and sports science and over 300 hours of hands-on physical therapy assistant work. This traditional work met a higher calling when Cameron began to learn natural law and to study Herbal medicine with the school of Evolutionary Herbalism and also became a Reiki practitioner.
Cameron combines his passions in fresh ways that complement the varied healing modalities – both earthly and spiritual – to assist others in a truly holistic manner. Cameron considers himself a student of the plants and planets and accesses their natural wisdom to assist in helping others grow, change and evolve.
A lifelong student of astrology, Priya Kale is an NYC based Western astrologer, practicing since 2006, with an international clientele.
Priya is a resident astrologer at Vice; she writes daily Rising and Extended Horoscopes for the Astroguide app. She also writes the monthly horoscopes at horoscope.com, and is a contributing astrologer at astrology.com
Priya’s Horoscopes and articles have appeared on various international websites and publications including Yahoo! Australia, Moonology.com, Well Being (Australia,) Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Femina magazine, (India), and Astrodiaries 2016, 2017 for PaperPocket, among others.
Priya has lectured at various international astrology conferences including SOTA, ISAR, and the 28th IVC in India.
Theodore has a background as a petroleum engineer in the oil and gas industry and has been practicing astrology professionally since 2014. He began learning psychological astrology in 2010, then moved onto traditional western astrology with qualifications in natal, horary, mundane, locational, and medical branches. He has a Diploma in Medieval Astrology (Zoller, 2012) and a Diploma in Astrological Studies (Suskin, 2014). Born into a strong Indian cultural heritage, he naturally gravitated toward eastern forms of astrology.
Since 2016, he began studying a holistic form of Vedic Astrology, which combines meaning and techniques from astrological, scriptural, tantric, yogic and omenology in the Indian tradition and visits India 2-3 months a year for that purpose. His specialized consultations take into account factors from both Western and Vedic astrological traditions. Theodore runs retreats in South Africa, and hosts webinars, workshops, and private courses in South Africa and online. He has also run workshops and talks in Poland (2014) and the UK (2015-2017). Given his perspective for different forms of Astrology as complementary, he performs Rectification for clients and other astrologers around the world.
LeAnn became a full-time counseling astrologer in 2014, after a decade of service in the public school system. She is currently a PhD candidate in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has earned a specialization in Trauma, Dissociation and the Soul with Donald Kalsched, and has been a teaching assistant in both Eco-therapy and Enchantivism certificate programs.
LeAnn blends astrology with mythology, alchemy, dream work and relational psychoanalytic practices to assist clients in their personal, professional, and spiritual development. She is a clinical hypnotherapist, an ordained minister, and Reiki master. She’s written for Infinity Astrological Magazine I.A.M., and has been published by Astro.com.
LeAnn’s passion is helping clients fully embrace their true potential, deepen their sense of empowerment and support their capacity to love.
Jasmine Richardson’s mission is to serve the greater good of humanity, with an emphasis on the empowerment of aligning with one’s higher self through astrology. She believe in personal growth from an inner strength and uses a balance of counseling techniques along with astrological knowledge to guide her clients.
Because astrological awareness helps us access our full potentials, she aims to provide the proper tools to turn this awareness into practical daily action. Astrology is a powerful tool for understanding the psyche.
Sonja Francis is a certified Astrologer and Life/Relationship Coach. Her passion is connecting with people and helping them transform their lives; this led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of astrology. She currently serves dozens of clients across several continents via video chat and phone.
She has been interviewed for her astrological insight on several internet radio shows, and has written several articles for the NCGR Quarterly Journal, “The Ingress”. In addition, she was the host of her own (fully sponsored) Astrology show on BiteSizeTV until 2013. She is currently in the process of writing her first book, sharing her online Soul-Based Astrology curriculum, and teaching her in-person “Soul Journey” courses all over the world.
Sonja has also created her own online community, a daily support system that helps individuals all over the world with their personal evolution and Soul’s journey. Contact Sonja [email protected]
Chad Harris has been immersed in astrology since October 1995. He is a contributing author to Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology and has been consulting clients in San Francisco since 2008. He has spoken at the International Transpersonal Conference in Prague in 2017 and at UAC in Chicago in 2018. He has also been an astrological teaching assistant to Richard Tarnas at the California Institute of Integral Studies since 2004.
Chad has a deep interest in the epistemological and ontological implications of the archetypal astrological perspective and can be reached at archetypalview.com.
Chartreuse Tembo Barriere
Chartreuse Tembo Barriere is the First Lady of Astrology, also known as the AstroFLOTUS. She is the author of The Yoni Egg Shadow Integration Workbook: your 28-day Guide through the Womb Wellness Journey.
As the creator of The Venus Academy, mizChartreuse works with women on cultivating divine feminine magnetism, womb wellness, and healthy relationships. Visit her at AstroFLOTUS.com
Hailing from Long Island, New York, Colin is a passionate student of astrology, personal-growth systems, and the universal spiritual themes explored in A Course in Miracles.
Colin gives monthly readings at New York City’s Zodiac Lounge. Founder of the website QueerCosmos, he’s also a weekly horoscope writer for Cosmopolitan and a contributor for Astrology.com and TheArtGorgeous.
Colin embodies astrology’s ability to bestow clarity and peace to people’s hearts. He works from the premise that the zodiac is designed to be a space for the choir not soloists and intends to expand access to this conversation for all.
Safron Rossi, Ph.D., is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program, teaching courses on mythology, archetypal symbolism, and research. Safron is editor of Joseph Campbell’s Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (2013), and co-editor with Keiron Le Grice of Jung on Astrology (2017).
Her research areas are Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, and astrological symbolism and practice. She is passionate about writing and publishes articles in Jungian, Archetypal, and astrological journals and lectures across the US and internationally in Europe, Brazil and Australia.
Safron is also a consulting astrologer. You can learn more about her work at www.thearchetypaleye.com.
After a life-changing consultation with her first mentor, Cheryl became a devoted student of astrology and spiritual wisdom. She’s since studied with leading professionals in the astrological and metaphysical fields and is a Level II graduate of Steven Forrest’s Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Program.
Along her journey she’s presented at conferences, consulted with clients for over twenty years, and mentored others seeking to deepen their understanding of astrology. As an empowering guide to the astrology of your life, she sees the natal chart as an energy map. She supports clients with insightful, useful translations of the cosmic road map.
When not focused on astrology she’s on her yoga mat, crocheting, knitting, out in nature or cooking up something good.
Email: [email protected]
Amy is a Master level astrologer through Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program. Amy is drawn to the evolutionary approach because of its focus on compassion, personal empowerment and hope.
Amy’s writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer and on www.astro.com.
Along with Astrology, the Catholic and Franciscan tenets she grew up with inspire and inform her work: Live lovingly, care for creation, proclaim joy and hope, be a living instrument of peace.
Rebecca Gordon is a full time consulting astrologer of 15 years, founder of a longtime running (online and live) astrology school, and author of Your Body and the Stars (Simon and Schuster). She has been practicing astrology since the age of 14, first trained by her step-mother, and then other mentors such as Susan Miller.
As regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, she speaks on the intersection of astrology and health. Rebecca has also been the astrologer for Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Forbes, The Oprah Magazine, Mind Body Green, Vogue, In Style, Soho House and Assemblage amongst other media channels.
A native New Yorker, cello player and adventure traveler, Rebecca sees astrology as the language of energy and poetry of all life.
Aubrie De Clerck
Aubrie De Clerck is a Career Coach and Astrologer who helps people open doors to fulfilling work. Aubrie has over 10 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and education environments and is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She completed an astrology apprenticeship with Emily Trinkaus and is an adjunct instructor at the Portland School of Astrology.
Aubrie is known for being highly inspirational and deeply practical. She works full time in her private practice, Coaching for Clarity, in Portland, OR, where she enjoys working with individuals and groups around the world.
Hailing from Australia, Cassandra brings the ancient wisdom of astrology and applies it to modern life. With over 12 years in private practice, she combines consulting, writing and teaching. Known for her passion, honesty and insight, her aim is to make astrology accessible, available and easy to understand. Cassandra is the former President of the Young Astrologers Association (Australia) and national board member for the Federation of Australian Astrologers (FAA).
When Cassandra doesn’t have her head in the stars, you can find her in the gym or with her young son.