After dabbling in Sun Sign Astrology as a teenager, I was first introduced to astrology formally about seventeen years ago 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 for almost ten years. 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.
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. When I’m not talking astrology or finding typos everywhere I go, I also love music and have been a singer-songwriter for decades.
Group, private and Skype.
Melanie has organized her classes slightly differently than the standard CAAE approach, but she teaches the CAAE curriculum with some bonus material (Morin-focused) which, in her humble opinion, accelerates learning and improves chart synthesis. Ideally, students would complete the courses in the following order:
Introductory Astrology Workshop - Get your feet wet and see if astrology is right for you in this seven-hour introductory workshop. Learn about planets, signs, houses and aspects. This is compulsory for students to take her level 1 course.
Level 1 (10 weeks) - covers the CAAE basics in compressed format, but also introduces students to some basic Morin concepts & methods.
Level 2 (10 weeks) – covers the CAAE basics in compressed format, but also has students practice Morin’s chart synthesis on sample charts.
Level 3 - The Morin Tradition Part 1 (8 weeks) - for students who have an existing knowledge of astrology or who have completed Levels 1 and 2. You’ll never look at astrology charts the same way again after learning Morin’s methodology!
Level 3 - The Morin Tradition Part 2 (8 weeks) - for students who have an existing knowledge of astrology or who have completed Levels 1 and 2, and have taken Part 1. This class builds upon part 1.
Level 3 - Chart Synthesis (8 weeks) - Analyze and synthesize a different natal chart each week. By the end of this set of classes, your ability to tap into the heart of natal charts will astonish you!
Level 4 - Part 1 (12 weeks) - covers the CAAE basics of cycles, transits and eclipses and elevates these techniques with some additional Morin work.
Level 4 - Part 2 (8 weeks) - covers the CAAE curriculum of progressions and solar arcs and elevates these techniques with some additional Morin work as well as in-depth work with triwheels and an introduction to profections.
Level 4 - Part 3 (8 weeks) - covers the CAAE curriculum of solar returns and other planetary returns. These techniques are elevated through an understanding of Morin's rules for revolutions and a collection of other astrologers' approaches to solar return analysis and timing.