What brought me to this work?:After dabbling in Sun Sign Astrology as a teenager, I was first introduced to astrology formally around 2002 when I took an introductory astrology class with the Canadian Association for Astrological Education (CAAE).
I signed up just for fun, but after the first class, I was hooked.
It was like the mother ship was calling me home! I couldn’t get enough. To me, these birth charts—of celebrities, my family and friends (and of course my own)—were like DNA sequences; once you learned the code, the amount of information contained in them was mind-blowing. It was like taking the “red pill” in the Matrix and being able to see the underlying framework of all people as well as cycles and patterns of the universe.
I have been seeing clients and teaching astrology since 2010.
It is a passion, a joy, and an unending challenge. I’m a certified graduate and teacher through the CAAE and a member of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). My approach to astrology is a blend of modern Western techniques, ancient techniques, and a heavy dose of 17th century astrology based on the methods of Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche. But to you, I hope our session would feel like a wise friend who knows you extremely well offering some honest (but kind) observations and advice. My goal is for you to walk away feeling prepared, reassured and inspired.
I can honestly say that astrology has been a literal life-saver for me.
In 2012, I was seriously injured in a car accident and left with a permanent back injury. It has been a life-changer. I haven’t been able to return to my previous full-time work in writing, editing and communications. Being able to find the meaning in my darkest hours and to still contribute to society through some astrological work while dedicating a significant amount of my life to ongoing rehab has been essential to me on every level.
Like any good astrologer will tell you, my studies into astrology are never-ending.
That’s the joy of it. I am always learning new techniques and passing tried and true methods along to my clients and students.
A former College Writing Teacher, Career Advice Writer, and Communications Specialist, I hold a Master’s degree in Professional Writing and Communications.
Years of working in both the private and public sector has committed me to a high degree of professionalism.
Oh… and when I’m not talking astrology, doing rehab or finding typos everywhere I go, I also love music and have been a singer-songwriter for decades.
What philosophy do I live by?:I try to accept the things I cannot change, and I do my very best every day to change the things I can for the better.
Word on the Street:You are a truly gifted astrologer! I was shocked to hear about a career change, a reunion with an ex, and an overall difficult year ahead during my solar return. I never thought in a million years that I would leave my teaching job, but life took me in another direction and I am beyond happy with the opportunities I received. Also, I knew that my journey with my ex was over long ago but after running into him randomly he made his feelings for me known and refused to take no for an answer. I eventually convinced him that moving on was for the best.
Although the year was difficult in some respects, I learned a lot and grew in many ways. Thank you Melanie! Your incredibly accurate and specific predictions contributed to the positive experiences I had this past year.
– DANIELLE, KITCHENER, ONTARIO
I recently completed the basics of astrology, and I have to say this method you spoke of seems to me a great approach in that it is thorough and precise. I have felt a bit foggy in regard to which traits take precedence or hold more weight than others. This was truly helpful to me.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!
– STEPHENIE IRISH, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Thank you for the wonderful lecture last night! Your presentation was brilliant, and I am excited to try out the method…
Thanks again for sharing this wonderful method with us. Do you offer other classes?
– REBECCA ZEMLYN, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA