Here are the folks who are putting their heart and soul into getting this conference ready for you!

Deborah Clahane

Following studies in psychology and education, Deborah discovered Astrology while researching it for a journalism assignment. After about a decade of intensive study (including with Liz Greene and Richard Idemon) she began teaching, writing, and consulting.

In the 1980s she co-founded Astrology East, a group active in promoting astrological education and community in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and more recently participated in the formation of the Atlantic Professional Astrologers’ Association. Deborah has worked in public, law, and school libraries, as a newspaper reporter and editor, and freelance writer.

Deborah’s main areas of interest are psychological, electional, and mundane astrology, as well as research. She has decades of experience and a reputation for excellence.

Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas, MAPAI, BEd Human Dev. Dip. APA (U.K). is a professional astrologer, teacher, bagpiper, and psychosynthesis coach from PEI, Canada. He has a diploma in astrological psychology (Dip. APA) from the Astrological Psychology Association (UK). Mark is also a member of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (MAPAI) and the Atlantic Association of Professional Astrologers where he serves as the PEI representative. Mark has his psychosynthesis (PLC) certification through Synthesis Center San Francisco.

Mark’s focus is Huber astrological psychosynthesis which combines the esoteric teachings of Alice Bailey; the illuminations of Dr. Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis, and the creative intelligence of psychologist/astrologers Bruno and Louise Huber. The marriage of Huber astrology and psychosynthesis allows Mark to support clients in their conscious attempt to cooperate with the natural process of personal development.

“Whether student or sage, we all can enhance our development, live a more centered life, have freer use of will, and enjoy a greater sense of mutual responsibility and caring.

Diane Trimbath

Astrologer C.A., NCGR-PAA
Astrologer, Lecturer, Teacher, Graphic Design Professional

Diane holds a Level IV Certification through the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and is a practicing Astrologer in Cleveland, OH. Diane has been teaching ‘An Astrological Look Ahead Monthly Series’ locally in Cleveland Ohio, since 2017. As of 2020, she is offering the series internationally, as an on-line Instructor at the IAA International Academy of Astrology On-line College. She also virtually teaches two online webinar series, Planetary Highlights, offered through the Lake County Astrological Association, and Star Notes, offered through J&J Productions / Chakras Root to Crown. Both offer her insights and deeper study into key planetary events of the time, and how these transits relate to each of us on a personal level. Diane has been an invited speaker for Lake County Astrological Association (LCAA), Great Lakes Astrology Conference (GLAC), NCGR, and The Astrology Gathering (TAG). She is Secretary of the Lake County Astrological Association, LCAA Board (Willoughby Hills, OH) and a practitioner at The Healing Choice Wellness Center (Wickliffe, OH).

Diane also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Kent State University, is the founder and Creative Director of her Marketing Communications Firm in Cleveland, Ohio since 1989, and an Alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Although owning a successful Graphic Design and Business Communications firm for over 30 years, Metaphysical and Astrological studies remain her passion. Reach Diane at

Ariel Harper Nave

Ariel has been an astrologer for more than 40 years. She views Astrology as an incredible tool for growth: every birth-chart is a map, a framework for self-knowledge.

Ariel uses Sabian Symbols to expand and communicate the essence of a chart. Sabian Symbols are channelled images which give a detailed, accurate description of each degree of the Zodiacal circle—360 in all—allowing a deeper, more precise interpretation. They are the foundation of her work.

Emma Boardman

Emma is a Founding member of the Atlantic Professional Astrologers’ Association and holds a Level II certification from the National Centre for Geocosmic Research (NCGR)

Emma is a popular speaker in the Halifax area at the Halifax Central Library and other local venues. She takes clients and has a particular fondness for pet horoscopes.

Emma is a proud cat-mum and godmother to at least one other demanding feline.


Élodie St-Onge Aubut

Elodie St-Onge-Aubut is a French Canadian Astrologer living in Newfoundland. She practices Natal, Electional and Horary Astrology with a particular interest in the History of Astrology and more extensively the philosophical implications of Astrology. Her main focus is on teaching and mentoring but she also has a full time consultation practice.

Elodie is a certified Astrologer with the Nightlight Astrology School (2015) and has since been involved with studying traditional forms of astrology with a few different mentors. She is the representative member for the Atlantic Professional Astrologers’ Association (APAA) in Newfoundland and an active member of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). You can find her writing and full bio on her website at the

Mj Patterson

Mj Patterson, BA BSc, BEd, MEd, CA-NCGR-PAA is a founding Director of the Atlantic Professional Astrologers’ Association, former Research Director NCGR and ISAR Global Director for Canada. She is the convener of the Northern-Stars Astrology Conference.

Specializing in rectification, with clients worldwide, Mj teaches and consults in French, Spanish and English in person, through her online astrology school and weekly radio show ( Mj is also a systems programmer and web designer. She remains always a grateful student of M. Axel Harvey of Montréal.

Wynne Jordan

Wynne Jordan, MA, D. F. Astrol. S. has been studying and practicing astrology since 1983, gaining her Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies (UK) in 1990. For ten years she tutored the Faculty’s international correspondence courses.

Wynne is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker offering fresh insights to the ancient study and practice of Astrology.

Wynne has an M.A. in Religion and Modernity from Queen’s University, and has been teaching in the Religious Studies department at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax since 2008. Her life passion lies in exploring some of the worldviews that help us make sense of Astrology.

Terri Stevens

Terri has worked in Continuing Care as a CCA for over 20 years. She is also a Reiki Master and essential oils practitioner.

Terri has made her radio debut in 2019 as the summer host of The Astrology Show radio program at CKDU.

Terri holds Level I NCGR Professional Natal Certification. and is currently studying for the NCGR-PAA level ll Exam with the Halifax Astrology School.

Lisa Bland

Lisa is a mom, writer, and teacher. Lisa is a contributing author in “The New Aradia” and “Intuitive Witchcraft” being a longtime advocate and volunteer for the environment and marginalized communities.

She is a 4th-degree initiate in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and has been a practicing witch for more than 15 years. Lisa has trained in Usui Reiki (Lvl II), Core Shamanistic Practice, Meditation, Astrology (NCGR1), Herbalism, Psychic Development, and Aromatherapy. Lisa volunteers with the Temple of Witchcraft, the APAA as a board member, and local environmental causes.