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 Publications page for some of my recent writing credits.


In 2020, I began studying astrology formally after several years of casual self-study.

In 2021, I completed the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology certificate through Kepler College as well as the Integrative Consulting Skills workshop training through OPA (The Organization for Professional Astrology).

For more background on my journey with astrology, read this post

If you’d like to book an astrology consultation with me, please visit the EarthShine page.


Need to contact me?

Email: melpriestley@gmail.com