My name is Mel Priestley and I’m an astrologer and professional writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. I’ve been studying astrology for many years and completed the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology certificate at Kepler College in 2021. I currently serve on the executive committee of the Edmonton Astrological Society.

I began my writing career over 15 years ago with a weekly wine column for SEE Magazine, a local (and now defunct) alt-weekly paper in Edmonton. I moved to Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s other alt-weekly (also now defunct) in 2010. I freelanced for Vue for years about wine, food, theatre and local news and was an editor there between 2014 and 2016. Since then, I have a written for numerous other publications.


To book an astrology consultation with me, please visit the EarthShine Astrology page.


Visit the Publications page for some of my recent writing credits.


Need to contact me?

Email: melpriestley@gmail.com