NORWAC 2024 Speakers!

Tara Aal

Tara Aal is an evolutionary astrologer, writer, educator, artist, and tarot reader. She’s the co-author of “Astrology by Moonlight” and “Natural Astrology.” Tara sees clients, teaches, and speaks (including NORWAC, UAC, Kepler College, and ISAR). She’s passionate about experiential astrology, including the practice called Living Planets 1st, and currently serves on the ISAR Board as Vice President. Connect with her at

Colin Bedell

Colin Bedell is bestselling Author and speaker on Astrology and relationships. As the cofounder of QueerCosmos - a comparative Astrological resource for LGBTQIA+ folks - Colin is committed to updating ideas on identity, relationships, and spirituality that are more inclusive and Well & Good Magazine listed Colin as one of the most influential people in the wellness industry. Colin's the weekly horoscope writer for Colin’s was featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, MTV and The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom. Colin was a season regular Astrologer on Discovery+ new show “Written In The Stars”.

Janelle Belgrave

Janelle creates access to the powerful healing potential of astrology, clairvoyance, and Chinese Medicine, making it widely applicable and practical common knowledge. In 2015, she started coaching astrology clients one-on-one, specializing in natal chart interpretations designed to support them through challenges, success, and future planning. Janelle has written for Refinery29, XoNecole, and Cassius, and her work is lauded for its impact and accuracy by publications XoJane, Essence, and The Guardian, among others.

Gemini Brett

Gemini Brett’s terrestrial translations of the celestial conversation, expressed through the ancient arts of sacred geometry, musical harmony, embodied astronomy, and number magic activate seasoned sages as much as they initiate students new to the cosmic curriculum. He is a world-renowned astrologer, shamanic starry*teller, and inspiring educator best known for reconnecting astrologers with the sacred astronomy of the living sky. Brett serves as president of NCGR San Francisco and as instructor at the School of Earthstrology. His passion, dedication, and innovation were recently honored by OPA who presented him with the Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology.

Celeste Brooks

Celeste Brooks specializes in natal, mundane, and horary astrology. Her offerings include classes, workshops, coaching, chart rectification, and readings. Her podcast, Celestial Insights, offers weekly guidance. She discusses the astrology of current events on her popular Instagram lives. Celeste is the Transit Talk host and OPA Live Manager for OPA. Before transitioning into astrology full-time, she had a successful sales and marketing career at Fortune 500 companies spanning over 25 years. She has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from St. Mary's College. She holds the STA's Practitioners Level Certification in Horary.

Ryhan Butler

Ryhan Butler is a practicing astrologer based in the Dallas area. He has studied classical astrological techniques with an emphasis on the medieval era since 2009 and has lectured locally and as a part of national conferences working to spread the techniques of medieval astrology to those who would otherwise not encounter them or may not immediately see their value. Ryhan has served on the board of a local astrological group, the Astrological Society of North Texas, from 2016-2018 and also served on the international Association for Astrological Networking from 2014-2018.

Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford has built an eclectic 35-year career in astrology as a consultant, researcher, data collector, publisher, teacher and award-winning writer. He has written a dozen books (including Getting to the Heart of Your Chart) and over 100 articles for The Mountain Astrologer, and in 2012 was the youngest recipient of a lifetime honour: The Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. Frank lectures around the world and for his school, The London School of Astrology, which also has branches in China (New Moon) and Japan (Grand Trine). and

Fei Cochrane

Fei Cochrane: Fei is the President of Cosmic Patterns Software, and The Avalon School of Astrology both located in Gainesville, FL USA. Fei has expertise in many areas, including business administration, computer technology, education, Vibrational Astrology, etc. Fei’s involvement in astrological organizations and in administering Cosmic Patterns Software, Inc., which is a very successful and thriving enterprise has enabled her to gain this expertise. She is also one of the members of the Vibrational Astrology Research Team. Fei is one of the leading VA researchers in Medical Astrology.

Austin Coppock

Austin Coppock is an astrologer based in Southern Oregon. His perspective is strongly informed by Hellenistic and Vedic astrology, with an emphasis on both the magical and remedial. Austin's written work includes hundreds of weekly columns and a dozen published articles. His book-length projects include 36 Faces (2014), The Celestial Art (2018), and yearly Astrological Almanacs (2011-2015). Austin has served as President of the AYA, and as electional consultant and advisor for the trailblazing Sphere + Sundry project since its inception. Austin has presented at a variety of conferences and is a regular forecaster on The Astrology Podcast.

Gray Crawford

Gray is a natal, horary, and electional astrologer from Olympia, Washington. Gray brings a relational approach to astrology using techniques drawn from ancient and modern sources, synthesizing influences from Hellenistic, magical, mythic-archetypal, and psychological astrology. Gray has taught at UAC, NORWAC, and ISAR astrology conferences, Kepler College, and various astrology associations around the USA. Gray’s astrological writing has been published on, in WellBeing Magazine, and by Ignota Press. Gray can be contacted on his site where he also writes astrology articles and offers astrological education.

Amy Domres

Amy Domres has been an astrologer for 30+ years. She is also a spiritual teacher, psychic, and channeler. Amy downloaded a new psychological astrology paradigm from the quantum field with the help of the angelic realm to deliver Shadow Chart Astrology, a new shadow tool which paves the way to full integration of the psyche for the purpose of enlightenment. Amy released her first book in 2023, "Learn Shadow Chart Astrology to Uncover and Transmute Your Unconscious", for ASTROLOGERS who want to study this amazing, mind-blowing shift that is coming to astrology!

Demetra George

Demetra George, scholar, translator, and practitioner, brings the practice of contemporary astrology back to its ancient roots. Early in her career with the publication of Asteroid Goddesses (1986), she looked to cross-cultural mythologies to draw out the archetypal meanings and psychological expression of newly available planetary bodies. She then turned to Greek and Latin texts, articulating the history, cosmology, and techniques of traditional astrology. Author of seven books, her most recent is Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques, Vols. 1 &2 (Rubedo Press, 2019,2022).

Imani Harmon

Imani is an astrologer, Afrofuturist, and writer living and working in Haymarket, VA. She is student of Samuel F. Reynolds and the School of Traditional Astrology (STA) Horary Practitioner Certificate program. Her goal with astrology is to bridge gaps across social justice, climate justice, community building, and culture work with an interdisciplinary astrological lens. Her work includes speaking engagements for AFAN, Black Quantum Futurism’s Black Womxn Time Camp 004, Astromagia. As well as, published work in Root Work Journal, Sistories Literary Magazine, and Earth in Color; and commissioned astrological analysis for The Town Hall NYC.

Diana Harper

Diana Rose Harper is a relational astrologer based in southern California. Her practice aims to bring her fellow humans into a more ferociously loving & compassionately honest relationship with themselves and the terrestrial & celestial beings whose lives irrevocably intertwine with ours. You can find her on social media as @ddamascenaa.

Judith Hill

Judith Hill is an award winning author of thirteen books, and founded The Academy for Astrological Medicine; Medical Astrology 101; and The Renaissance Medicine Conferences. She is a Chartered Herbalist with Dominion Herbal College, faculty at Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism; and Kepler College. An internationally recognized researcher, Hill published significant statistical research on astro-genetics and astro-seismology, and serving as Educational Director for San Francisco's NCGR; and as private assistant to physicist Arthur M. Young at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness. Hill successfully matched five biographies to five natal charts in an NCGR sponsored skeptic’s challenge (1989).

Jason Holley

Jason Holley is an astrologer and psychotherapist descended from a four-generation matriarchy of Appalachian women who looked at stars and cups to understand Soul. Jason is committed to astrological storytelling that embraces all the creatures of our shared earth as well as all the creatures of the inner ecosystem of Soul. Jason has taught for most astrological conferences and has held retreats and workshops around the world. His orientations to astrology include myth and metaphor, astrodrama and experiential/immersive methods, and relational approaches. He offers professional training programs and mentorships for practitioners of relational astrology, experiential astrology, and mythic-archetypal astrology.

Rick Levine

Rick's philosophy is simple: Astrology is a tool for empowerment, understanding, and creativity. His unique approach combines astrology and spirituality, science and religion, and the head and the heart. Founding Trustee of Kepler College. Coauthored Barnes and Noble's annual Your Astrology Guides (2006-2013). Rick’s online Daily Horoscope Column reached millions daily for twenty years. His instructional YouTube videos and courses currently reach tens of thousands of students every month. AWARDS: “International Astrologer of the Year Award” (Kolkata, India, 2018), “Fomalhaut Award for Astrological Excellence” (Turkish School of Astrology, 2019), and “Favorite Social Media Content Creator” (ISAR, 2022).

Rose Marcus

Evolutionary Astrologer, ISAR CAP, Rose Marcus has written for numerous publications and projects, including daily horoscopes for the Mountain Astrologer (2007/08). Her first book, Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, a compilation project, was published in 2010 by Lewellyn Worldwide. Since 2010, Rose has co-hosted Guiding Stars, a monthly transit radio show broadcast on In 2019, Rose launched SoulWise School of Evolutionary Astrology with Laura Nalbandian and Patricia Walsh. Rose is a founding member of the JWG Association of Evolutionary Astrologers (launched, 2022: In addition to her astrology practice, Rose also offers clairvoyant/tarot readings.

Martin Sabastian Moritz

Martin Sebastian Moritz lives in Berlin. He started out as actor and dancer, before he studied psychology and astrology. With ten years of teaching Psychodrama under his belt, he specializes in couple therapy, often helped with astrological readings. He teaches Psychological Astrology and also specializes in Karmic astrology, gender issues and biography work. He lectures all over the world and has given talks at NORWAC, AA conference, Astrological Lodge, KEPLER college, AFAN and CPA. He writes for German and Swiss astrology magazines, as well as for the Astrological Journal. He is the author of 'Pandora's box: The mysterious 8th house'.

Laura Nalbandian

A 2nd-generation astrologer based in Seattle; Laura has been active in the astro-community since 1990. She is the owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984 by her mother, Maggie Nalbandian. She is a founding board member of Kepler College,1992; and a founding board member of IAEA, International Association of Ethics in Astrology, 2020. She has served on the board of WSAA for more than 15 years. She has been teaching since 1986 and co-founded SoulWise School of Evolutionary Astrology in 2019.

Ali Olomi

Dr. Ali A Olomi is professor history at Loyola Marymount University and an Affiliated Scholar with the Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights. He is a scholar of medieval Islamic history and the modern Middle East researching, writing, and teaching the entanglements of religion, science, and empire. As a scholar, Ali works on the history of astronomy/astrology, Islamic occult sciences, gender and sexuality, and intellectual history.

Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets (HarperCollins 2002). His latest books, The Cosmic Calendar and Rise & Shine: An Astrological Guide to How You Show Up in the World are both published by TarcherPerigee, a Penguin Random House imprint. Christopher writes the daily horoscopes for and the weekly horoscopes for Astrology Hub where he also appears on their YouTube show Horoscope Highlights. In addition to that Christopher presents weekly IGLives with co-host Emilie where they discuss various astrological topics and take questions from viewers. Contact information:

Samuel Reynolds

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent over 30 years studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time. He serves as president of the board of directors for the International Academy of Astrology, and has written horoscopes for several print and online publications. He was the co-recipient of ISAR’s 2022 Community Service Award. His site is

Vernon Robinson

Vernon has been studying astrology for over 30 years and involved in Evolutionary Astrology for the past 20 years. Vernon has been counseling clients for 15 years. He has a Masters Certification in Evolutionary Astrology from Steven Forrest. He attended the last public class taught by Jeffrey Wolf Green in Boulder, Colorado in April, 2004. Vernon has presented at Rocky Mountain Astrology (ROMA), Denver Astrology Group, Northwest Astrology Conference (NORWAC) and the San Francisco Astrology Society (SFAS). He is currently working on research for a book about the astrology chart of the First African Slave Ship in 1619. email:

Kelly Surtees

Kelly Surtees travels worldwide to teach practical and accessible astrology that combines traditional techniques with a modern mindset. Kelly has established herself in an astrological career that includes a full roster of clients, a monthly astrology membership, an online astrology training program, webinars and classes. A class with Kelly is full of inspiration, insight, useful techniques and practical wisdom. When Kelly isn’t teaching, she dreams of the ocean, and often has her hands in the garden. Find out more

Kira Sutherland

Kira Sutherland is a highly experienced, award-winning, Australian naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and medical astrologer. She divides her time between clinical practice and writing/lecturing on these subjects, and is known and loved for her vibrant, straightforward teaching style. She has lectured around the world and uses her 30 years of clinical experience and vast knowledge of healing in combination with her passion for medical astrology, into a wonderful mix of mind-body medicine. She can be found at or on socials @astrologyofhealth.

Yvonne Smith Tarnas

Yvonne Smith Tarnas Ph.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist, Jungian Analyst, and astrologer. In addition to her analytic practice, Yvonne is a clinical consultant for the San Francisco Jung Institute, and lectures on psychology and astrology. Publications include “Synchronicity, Intentionality, and Archetypal Meaning in Therapy” (2015) and “Destined Meetings and the Healing Force of Relationships” (2021). Yvonne has lectured for Relationships & Astrology, PsychAstrology, the Astrological Association of Great Britain, OPA, and ISAR.

Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is an astrologer and tarot reader in Burien, Washington. She is the Organizer of the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup and serves on the board of the Washington State Astrological Association. Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional images. Don’t miss an abundance of articles on her blog and tutorials on her YouTube channel. Learn more at

Simon Vorster

Simon Vorster is a specialist in the Evolutionary Astrology paradigm, a consultant, and an educator. His teachings are inspired by renowned figures, such as Jeffery Wolf Green, Carl Jung, and Dane Ruhyar. Drawing inspiration from his personal life as a conscious partner and parent, Simon seeks to help people navigate their emotional experiences and connect with their soul's purpose. Simon runs an online Astrology School and an EA community. Alongside his partner, he shares his knowledge and insights where he seeks to provide valuable resources and support to those seeking to deepen their understanding of Evolutionary Astrology.

Patricia Walsh

Patricia 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 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. For over 25 years, her passion for liberating the hidden potentials within the human psyche, has informed her practice of Evolutionary Astrology and her healing work. She is also an instructor for the Soul Wise School of Evolutionary Astrology. Website:

Robert Weinstein

Robert Weinstein (AKA Crypto Damus) has practiced astrologer for over two decades. He is one of the leading financial astrologers for Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as Stocks. He published The Astrology Of Bitcoin in The Mountain Astrologer in 2019, appeared on The Astrology Podcast in 2020 and presented at ISAR 2022. He currently has the longest running financial astrology subscription report for Bitcoin. You can find his work at and @AstroCryptoGuru on Twitter. You can email him at

Mecca Woods

Mecca Woods is a New York City-based astrologer and author who helps others create the life they want using the gifts they were born with. Her writing and astrology-based guidance have appeared in places like Bustle, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and on TLC. She is also a nationally syndicated horoscope columnist with King Features. Her books, Astrology for Happiness and Success and The Astrology Journal: A Celestial Guide to Recording Your Cosmic Journey are out now. You can connect Mecca at