Anne Ortelee lives in New York City where she began her study of astrology in the fall of 1994. (Birth data AA: September 11, 1954, 6:02 p.m. Rochester, NY).
Astrology became her passionate obsession!
In addition to consulting for her clients, Anne teaches classes, workshops and webinars and speaks to groups. She loves to travel to speak to people interested in astrology and metaphysics.
Anne is certified by the three major astrology organizations in the United States. She is certified by the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR-PAA) as a Level 3 Astrologer. She is certified by the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) as a PMAFA. She is certified as a professional astrologer by OPA (the Organization for Professional Astrologers). She is internationally certified by the International Society for Astrological Research as an ISAR-CAP. She is a member of AFAN, AFA, ISAR, NCGR and OPA.
Anne’s volunteered as an Associate for the NYC Chapter of the NCGR since May 1995. She’s lectured at local, regional, national (and soon international) astrology conferences since December 1998. Anne and her fellow astrologers host a weekly astrology discussion group at the New York Open Center (since 2007).
Anne’s articles appear in various publications: The Ingress, Gaia, and The NCGR Member Letter, The Career Astrologer, the ISAR Journal, New York Magazine (the Cut), Oprah.com and Broadly.com. Anne was the Recording Secretary for the Uranian Astrologers Special Interest Group for seven years. Anne currently serves as a director for the C. Jung Foundation in NYC. She also serves as the treasurer of OPA.
Anne wrote Weekly Weather, Monthly Full and New Moon columns for a popular astrology Internet site, TheCosmicPath.com, for 44 months. She now writes a monthly astrology column that you can also subscribe to as a newsletter. Since January 2007, Anne speaks weekly in New York City on Tuesday evenings in a lively, open format that allows the general public to “Access Astrology” with co-host Mark Wolz. Currently, the Open Center at 32 East 30th Street hosts the lectures from 7 to 8 pm for a $5 donation on Tuesday evenings where the group discusses the charts in the news as well as the planetary configurations. .
Every week, Anne has a solo internet podcast radio show, Anne Ortelee’s Weekly Weather, where she discusses the upcoming planetary energy on Sundays. With her “Access Astrology” co-hosts, Mark Wolz and Heather Roan Robbins, Anne records a weekly podcast of the upcoming “Cosmic Weather” on Wednesday evenings at 9:30 pm which also takes call from listeners with questions about their charts. Anne and her alchemist friend JeMaja Selas also cohost a podcast called ‘The Astrologer and the Alchemist’ on Thursday mornings. All of these shows are available for listening or download on iTunes, Stitcher or on Blogtalkradio.com. You will find links to the podcasts on her website HERE.
Prior to discovering astrology, Anne was a Methods, Procedures and Statistical business analyst (3 years) for a Fortune 20 Insurance company, computer programmer (5 years), technical software sales woman (7 years) and owner of her own computer consulting firm (9 years). She worked (4 years) for America’s second largest beverage firm, traveling across America, installing a computer system that keeps track of every vending machine, visi-cooler and fountain in America!
Anne graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Biology and Philosophy. An approachable, committed activist from an early age, she organized and published the first three semesters of student run course evaluations in the history of the University.
Anne studied astrology with the following people: John Marchesella (Her First Astrology Teacher ~ 2½ years Basic Astrology and NCGR certification tests), Eileen McCabe (20 years and ongoing Psychological and Spiritual Astrology), Judi Vitale (3 plus years Uranian Astrology), Ronnie Dreyer (7 years and ongoing Vedic/ Jyotish Astrology), Ken Kimball (Astro-Math, Eclipses, Mundane and Advanced Predictive Techniques), and Wendy Ashley (Mythic Astrology). She studied Mythic Tarot with Pattie Canova, as well as, Tarot, Hermetic Cabala and Palmistry with Ellen Goldberg at her School of Oracles in the west village.
Additionally, Anne has eleven bookcases packed with books in her one bedroom apartment. Recognizing that we are ALWAYS students of the heavens, earth and life, Anne continues her various studies in formal and informal settings with a long list of “things to get to one of these days”.
Anne’s Aquarius Ascendant works with her Virgo Sun and Leo Pluto in the 7th house and combines with her First house Pisces Moon ruled Jupiter/ Uranus in Cancer in a t-square with Neptune in Libra and Chiron in Capricorn. That mix creates a charming, personable, funny and delightful astrological analyst, coach and catalyst who educates and assists her clients or students with their life changes, growth spurts, evolution, integration and personal understanding of their life path using astrology as a tool.
Anne believes astrology helps a person understand the seasons, phases and cycles of their lives. Working with Anne, her clients and students learn techniques to integrate their unique natal energy patterns. They figure out how to harness and drive their own cosmic maps, understand and master life patterns, and work with their problem areas productively. Anne’s focus is always on how to create your best life using the planets and their energies as helpful tools described by your chart.
Anne is available in person, by Skype or phone for private consultations. You can book your own appointment HERE.