I’m a freelance writer and astrologer in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. I began my writing career at SEE Magazine and then Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s now-defunct alt-weekly magazines. I freelanced for years about wine, food, theatre and local news. I was also an editor at Vue (front and food/drink) from 2014 to 2016.

Since then I have a written for numerous publications. Visit the Portfolio page for some of my recent writing credits. My book on Canadian wine trivia was published in 2009.


In 2020 I began studying astrology formally, after several years of casual self-study. I completed the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology certificate through Kepler College in 2021. I also completed the Integrative Consulting Skills workshop training through OPA (The Organization for Professional Astrology) in 2021. For more background on my journey with astrology, read this post

I’m offering astrology natal chart consultations at a reduced rate, in order to build my consulting experience. If you’d like to book with me, please visit my Consultations page.


Need to contact me?

Email: hello@melpriestley.ca