Rey dela Merced

Astrologer Mississauga, Ontario reydelamerced@hotmail.com

Rey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of St. Thomas, Manila, Philippines. He also holds several certificates in industrial design and automation. In the late 70’s while attending the university, he started his own jewelry business and as a promotion he would offer to read customers’ birth charts for free. If no accurate or verifiable birth time is available, he would resort to tarot cards or geomancy.

In 1990, he and his family migrated to Canada. As soon as they were settled, he continued teaching and studying his two passions: astrology and martial arts.

He completed Robert Zoller’s Medieval Astrology and Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology courses. He has also achieved CAAE’s Level 3. Rey is currently finishing QHP (Qualified Horary Practitioner) diploma course under Hideaki Kokubu, one of Olivia Barcley’s original students. He is a certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner. During weekends he also teaches Kali, Arnis, Escrima, Muay Thai, and grappling.

He has written articles on the Qabala and astrology for “The Equinox” magazine (Philippines), the horoscope column for “Balita” (a Filipino-Canadian newspaper), and the CAAE newsletter.

Despite the fact that he specializes in Hellenistic and Medieval (Persian and Arabic, early Latin) astrology, he still uses a few of modern astrology’s techniques, tools, and concepts.


Method of Delivery

Correspondence and In-class.

Each course or workshop includes handouts, worksheets, a take-home mp4 version of the lecture, a student discount on Delphic Oracle. (Delphic Oracle is not a requirement, but useful for some of the time lord/predictive techniques.  


Types of Astrology Courses Offered

Fundamentals of Traditional Astrology

Introduction to Time Lord Systems

Dignities and Counter-dignities in Natal Delineation

Using Lots (Arabic Parts) in Natal Delineation and as a Predictive Tool

Directed Solar Return, Profections and Transits

Circumabulations through the Bounds

Primary Directions

Lunar Phase Family as a Time Lord System

A Traditional Look at Relationships and Marriage

A Traditional Look on Profession and Career

A Traditional Look at Money and Wealth


*This is not a complete list. For details and schedule please email

Rey at reydelamerced@hotmail.com

**The appropriate time lord systems will be taught in each course for timing of events.