2017 Speakers


Michael Bartlett brings a well rounded and grounded exoteric and esoteric astrological understanding blended with a deeply intuitive and insightful nature to his readings and teachings. His background in Core Energetics gives him the ability to help clients look at, process and resolve their issues.  Michael co-created AstroTheatre AstroCards (available for Apple and Android) an app which represents astrology in a visual manner. His new book: Astrological Mavericks: Do you have what it takes to change the world? looks at the impact of planets on the angles. Michael offers on-line webinars with Alan Oken. Please visit his website at CoreMichael.com

chrisbrennansquarelowresChris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He was educated at Kepler College, focusing on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He specializes in the Greco-Roman tradition of astrology known as Hellenistic astrology, and his book on the subject is titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. He is also the host of a popular weekly show called The Astrology Podcast. For more information visit: www.ChrisBrennanAstrologer.com.

chinworthJohn Chinworth is a practicing evolutionary astrologer  from Seattle, Washington.  His accomplished background as a special education teacher and mentor has given him a strong sense of compassion for others, and has given him a working understanding of the centaur-god Chiron and his reconciling energy.  He served on the board of the Washington State Astrological Association four years, and has lectured for the WSAA community.  He holds degrees from Naropa University and Seattle University, and has studied astrological technique from Steven Forrest, Julene Packer-Louis and Ena Stanley.  John can be found at soulspathastro.com.

clark Brian Clark has been a consulting astrologer and educator for most of his adult life. He is the creator of the Astro*Synthesis Distance Learning Program, shaped from his experience as an astrological educator for over 35 years. Brian has been honoured with Life Membership for his contributions to the discipline of astrology in the National and State Astrological associations in Australia, as well as their professional body, the Association of Professional Astrologers. Recently Brian has released two books: The Family Legacy: Astrological Imprints on Life, Love and Relationship & Vocation: The Astrology of Career, Creativity and Calling.  www.astrosynthesis.com.au

Adam Elenbaas
is a consulting astrologer and yoga studio owner from the DC area. Adam holds an M.A. and MFA in English Literature and Creative Writing. His first book, “Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest,” was published in 2010 by Tarcher/Penguin and Evolver. Adam is one of the founding writers and contributing editors of RealitySandwich.com. Adam teaches online astrology programs year round, and offers a variety of reading services. You can learn more about Adam and his work at www.nightlightastrology.com.


Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Hawaii. He directs a correspondence and on-location professional certification program and organizes spiritual retreats in sacred places around the world. Maurice currently serves as the president The Organization of Professional Astrology (OPA).  He has organized several conferences in the US and Europe, notably The River of Stars in Hawaii (2011, 2015). Website: www.mauricefernandez.com 

forrestSteven Forrest is the author of several astrological bestsellers including, THE INNER SKY, THE CHANGING SKY, THE BOOK OF PLUTO, YESTERDAY’S SKY, and most recently THE BOOK OF NEPTUNE. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. He travels worldwide to teach his brand of choice-centered evolutionary astrology—an astrology which integrates free will, grounded humanistic psychology and ancient metaphysics. Over a thousand people have passed through his Astrological Apprenticeship program since 1998. Contact him via his web site at www.forrestastrology.com

gehrzAndrea L. Gehrz (Andy) is a lover, scholar, and teacher of the astrological lens. Currently, Andy spends her days running the Moira Press—a hub for exotic, high-level astrological textbooks, both ancient and modern. Housed locally under the Portland School of Astrology, Andy delights in working with clients and students of all levels and backrounds. Current areas of research and development—physical expressions of the chart, astro-branding, teleology, and strategic planning. Find, contact, and work with Andrea @ MoiraPress.com.


georgeDemetra George, M.A., looks to classical antiquity for inspiration in her pioneering work in mythic archetypal astrology, ancient techniques and history, and translations from Greek of primary source texts. She is the author of Astrology For Yourself, Asteroid Goddesses, Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Finding Our Way Through the Dark, and Astrology and the Authentic Self. She lives in Oregon, lectures internationally, and leads pilgrimages to the sacred sites in the Greece, Italy, Egypt, and India.  She offers personal astrological consultations and mentors individual students in all levels of astrological education. www.demetrageorge.com

Dr. Robert Hand has been called the Father of 21st Century Astrology. His theoretical work and client practice spans the greater part of 60 years. He holds memberships in the History of Science Society, the American Historical Association, ISAR and NCGR. Dr. Hand is a Patron of The Faculty of Astrological Studies, the author of Planets in Transit and other best sellers. He holds webinars and workshops worldwide, offering services using traditional and modern methods.

HillJudith Hill is an award winning author of ten books, including “The Astrological Body Types”; “The Lunar Nodes”; “Medical Astrology”; “Eclipses and You”. She invested ten years in the statistical research of astro-seismology and astro-genetics, authoring several world published research papers; founded “The Redheads Research Project”; created Stellium Press; conceived and produces “The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine” conference; and founded The Renaissance School of Practical Astrology. A second generation astrologer and life time consultant, Hill has given over 9,000 readings in her uninterrupted full time consulting career and is currently training apprentices. stelliumpress@aol.com; website: judithhillastrology.com.

holleyJason 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.  He has practiced astrology for just under 30 years and has taught nationally on psychotherapy, astrology, and myth.  Jason’s primary commitment is to 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 jason@jasonholley.net or jasonholley.net on the web.

hopkinsCheryl Hopkins is an astrologer and teacher. She has offered personal consultations and mentoring for over twenty years. She became a serious student of both astrology and spiritual wisdom in the early 90’s in New York and is a Level II graduate of Stephen Forrest’s Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Program. A NCGR member, Cheryl serves as the VP Program Director for the Richmond, VA chapter. She has presented at NCGR mid-Atlantic chapters and NORWAC. She teaches Evolutionary Astrology online and has guested on blog talk radio.  anempoweringastrology@gmail.com AstrologyEmpowers.com

Mark Jones—an astrologer, Psychosynthesis therapist, and hypnotherapist based in Bristol, England—works with clients and students worldwide and is a regular speaker and workshop leader in North America and Europe.  Mark’s first book, Healing the Soul:  Pluto, Uranus, and the Lunar Nodes, explores the basis of his astrological approach.  His second, The Soul Speaks:  The Therapeutic Power of Astrology, explores the transformative power of the natal chart reading and the astrologer’s role in that transformation.  In addition, Mark has co-authored Dialogues with Frank Clifford and contributed chapters to Astrology: the New Generation; Transpersonal Astrology; and Insights into Evolutionary Astrology.

LanyadooJessica Lanyadoo is an internationally renowned astrologer and psychic medium based out of the Bay Area. Lanyadoo has been working full time with clients since ’00, and brings her extensive practical experience and unique approach to all that she does. Read her horoscopes, get a private reading, or watch her YouTube show, Astrology For Days, weekly.  www.lovelanyadoo.com


MarcusRose Marcus first book, “Insights into Evolutionary Astrology”, Llewellyn Worldwide, a compilation project, was released in July, 2010. She lectures in Canada and the USA, and has also written for numerous publications and projects (daily forecasts for The Mountain Astrologer, 2007/08). Currently, Rose writes an in-depth monthly forecast for her own website, and a weekly astrology column for The Georgia Straight Newspaper, Vancouver, B.C., (www.straight.com/lifestyles ) On the last Wednesday of every month, Rose joins host Kristin Fontana on Guiding Stars Radio, www.healthylife.net to discuss the transits for the month ahead. Rose’s website: www.rosemarcus.com/astrolink Book a reading: rose_marcus@shaw.ca

Gregory Nalbandian A second generation Astrology and the owner of Astrology et al Bookstore, Gregory learned astrology as part of growing up working in the family bookstore. He started counseling and teaching back in the 1980’s, and has written for several local Spiritual Newspapers and publications. With a strong background in eastern Philosophy, the style of astrology he teaches and practices is a blend of Evolutionary and Psychological, with a strong emphasis on practical application in daily life and in counseling. main@astrologyetal.com

laura-currentLaura Nalbandian is a second-generation astrologer, and the owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984 by her mother Maggie. Laura has a love of teaching and she lectures at conferences around the world.  Her focus is using the Pluto method of Evolutionary Astrology, and as one of Jeffrey Green’s early students she has been teaching since 1986. Her 2nd love is coordinating astrology conferences, she is currently working on UAC 2018.  Laura is working with colleagues in co-teaching small & intimate workshops at her family cabin near Mt Rainier. www.lauranalbandian.com.

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Marie O’Neill (MBA) is the founder of Padma Life Coaching located in Santa Rosa California. Her specialties are:  Evolutionary Astrology, Conflict Resolution,  Past Life Regression and Life Coaching.  Marie is a Master Level Certified Evolutionary Astrologer through Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program and is currently studying Esoteric Astrology with Alan Oken.    For information on services Marie offers visit: www.padmalifecoaching.com. You can also find her on social media sites under: Padma Life Coaching.

pondDavid Pond is an astrologer, author, speaker and international workshop leader.  He has published a number of books on metaphysical topics, including Astrology and Relationships, Chakras for Beginners, and Western Seeker, Eastern Paths and his newest book, Chakras Beyond Beginners; Awakening to the Power Within. David has been practicing astrology for over 35 years and consults with clients helping them work with their astrology to find meaningful and fulfilling lives and to strategize through times of transition.   Email: david@davidpond.com Website: Davidpond.com.

reinhartMelanie Reinhart BA, DFAstrolS, is a patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies, and a prize-winning Diploma-holder. Since 1959 astrology has been central to Melanie’s life, and she has been a professional astrologer since 1975, offering personal consultations, writing and teaching in the UK and internationally. She is known for her original research on new celestial objects. Books include: ‘Chiron and the Healing Journey’, ‘Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs’, ‘Incarnation’, and ‘Saturn: Time, Heritage and Substance’. Melanie has a special interest in the contemplative study of astrology, and in meditative experience as a healing modality. Her website: www.melaniereinhart.com.


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 site, UnlockAstrology.com.

sedgwickPhilip Sedgwick was introduced to astrology while serving in the U.S. Navy, and officially commenced work as an astrologer in 1975, doing his first consultation in a Denny’s at Northgate Mall, right here in the great northwest. Since that time he published three books on astrology, and compiled a massive compilation of PDF treatises and new planet and galactic data in his Galactic Trilogy CD. Through the years he contributed to a number of astrological compendiums and penned numerous columns for magazines and websites. These include StarIQ, Tarot.com, America West Airlines Magazine, the Science Fiction Channel’s website and the Huffington Post. Philip has served as emcee for Norwac since the sacred cows came home and looks forward to bringing more humor and insight to Norwac this year.  www.philipsedgwick.com, galactic@philipsedgwick.com.

starGloria Star, a professional astrologer, author and teacher for decades (oh, my!), Gloria’s work in astrology is far-reaching. Her writing and editing encompasses 29 astrology books and annuals, countless articles for periodicals, and columns in-print and online. She has also conceptualized and written text for five unique astrological computer report writers. Additionally, she has worked on behalf of the community of astrologers, in many capacities.

tarnas-beccaBecca S. Tarnas is a practicing archetypal astrologer and doctoral candidate in the Philosophy and Religion department at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation research is focused on the theoretical implications of the synchronicity between the Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. Becca writes regularly on archetypal astrology and is co-editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. Becca received her M.A. from CIIS, and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

trenowethAlex Trenoweth is a high school teacher and astrologer whose years of experience in the classroom led her to write her first book “Growing Pains”, aimed at helping teachers and parents motivate and encourage young people to get the most out of their education. Her unique and innovative research won her the distinguished title of “Best International Astrologer, 2015″ in Kolkata India and since then she has lectured internationally. Her follow up book, ‘The Wolf You Feed” incorporates up-to-date neurological research and data analysis on lunar phases and adolescent behaviour.  She lives in London UK, continuing to use astrology in education.

walshPatricia Walsh is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner and Chief Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s Institute of Deep Memory Process® (since 2002). She is also a certified Evolutionary Astrologer from the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology (2004) and author of Understanding Karmic Complexes: Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy . Combined with astrology, she specializes in healing work based in Shamanic principles including Soul Retrieval/Fragmentation , Spirit Releasement (Ancestral and Earthbound Spirit work).

jo-1Joanne Wickenburg has received many awards for her works in astrology. She has lectured internationally and has an internationally recognized Home Study Course. She is the author of: A Journey through the Birth Chart, In Search of a Fulfilling Career, and Your Hidden Powers-Intercepted Signs & Retrograde Planets, Reframing Transits, The Solar Return-Your Year Ahead, and her novel, Twisted Innocence. Co-author of The Spiral of Life and The Digested Astrologer. (The last 4 are e-books) She has received many awards for her works in astrology. Read her articles and more at: www.joannewickenburg.com

wolfRhea Wolf is a feminist, witch, astrologer, writer, and mother whose life purpose is to help people awaken their inherent creativity, activate their authentic selves and deepen their connections to the larger world. She is on the faculty at the Portland School of Astrology and the author of The Light That Changes: The Moon in Astrology, Stories and Time, as well as several zines and chapbooks on witchcraft and poetry. Her articles have appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, hipMama, MUTHA, Perspectives and VoiceCatcher.

zahrtJenn Zahrt PhD is an author, publisher, and historian of astrology. She promotes the awareness of the pluralism of astrology – as astrolog-ies – which recognizes the many forms of astrology emergent across human cultures past and present. She has taught and lectured domestically and internationally in places such as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Zahrt publishes cutting-edge scholarship on astrology, hermeticism, and more through the Sophia Centre Press and her own publishing house Rubedo Press. While she travels frequently, her client practice is based out of Seattle, WA. Discover more of her work: www.jennzahrt.com

zdrowskiChet Zdrowski has been a student and practitioner of astrology since 1977. He studied for several years with the late Richard Idemon, and has been deeply influenced by the work of Dane Rudhyar and Robert Hand. Since 2005 he has studied with Steven Forrest as an Evolutionary Astrology apprentice. Psychology, meditation, perennial philosophy and music are also lifelong passions. Chet’s approach with clients is grounded in the real world experiences of parenting, marriage, business and the work world.  Chet is the founder/leader of the “Transpersonal Astrology SIG” that meets in Fair Oaks CA.