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

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

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.


Diane Trimbath

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

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.

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.

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.

Chris Reppucci

Chris Reppucci grew up in a working divination household watching his grandmother consult clients with tarot and mediumship his entire childhood.  She studied astrology all those years so astrological terminology was common in the house, many astrology books and ephemeris were found on the shelf and a core understanding of the archetypes of the planets and zodiac was seeded from formative years. 

Chris wove these threads into a life long magical practice, esoteric study and divination consult approach before studying astrology under Austin Coppock and many others and spending years now meeting with clients full time, writing regular forecasts on his website and hosting a podcast called Liminal Light as well as bringing people on tours out under the stars to orient themselves to seeing the chart in the living sky.

Danny Larkin

Danny Larkin is a professional Natal Astrologer based in New York City. He holds a Level I NCGR Professional Natal Certification as well as Chris Brennan’s online Hellenistic astrology course.

Danny has worked with Ian Waisler to organize the 2017 Queer Astrology conference in New York City, and is President of the Association of Young Astrologers as well as an Associate of the New York City Chapter of the NCGR.

His other skills include writing and a not inconsiderable technical talent as he has worked as a volunteer on sound and recordings at conferences in the past. Danny lectures on both modern and Classical techniques.

Alex Trenoweth

Alex Trenoweth, MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, CIA Agent 144 is an astrological researcher and professional schoolteacher in London UK. In 2015, she was awarded “International Astrologer of the Year” by the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology (KIA) for her ground-breaking and innovative research on Astrology and Education based on her book “Growing Pains” (The Wessex Astrologer). Since then she has spoken at astrology conferences around the world and has contributed to major magazines and publications such as Dell Horoscope, The Career Astrologer (OPA), The ISAR Journal, The Journal of Research for AFA (Grant Trust) , Syzygy, the Research Journal of the NCGR and Kindred Spirit. 

From 2016, Alex has worked tirelessly in her role as Secretary General and Vice Principal of KIA to bring Western and Vedic Astrologers together for the Institute of Vedic Culture Conference in Kolkata India in 2018 which aimed to promote better understanding, scholarship and, most importantly, friendship between astrologers of different cultures. In 2018, KIA awarded her with an honourary PhD for her research on “Adolescent Behaviour and Lunar Phase” as well as an award for Outanding Service to Astrology.

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.

Debbie Stapleton

With a 20+ year interest in Astrology, Debbie has explored many branches of this ancient art, including Indian, Hellenistic, Medieval, Medical and Esoteric Astrology, Debbie takes a holistic approach to her consultations and teaching, demonstrating how the alchemical maxim of “as above, so below” can be understood though Astrology’s potential to connect us with the cycles and elements of nature, and ultimately the cosmos.

Her astrological painting expresses an intimate visual and meditative connection with planetary energies, and has appeared in Debbie takes a grounded, relatable, healing, and often humorous approach to bring astrology alive for her clients and students. “

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.

Lisa writes at her blog, Living the Liminal, and offers further exclusive content through the Witches Realm , where she admins. You can follow her at Living The Liminal: Modern Witchcraft Musings, for more content. She offers readings privately along with mentoring and courses presently in beta test mode.