My name is Mel Priestley and I’m an astrologer and professional writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. I’ve been studying astrology since I was a teenager and started formal study in 2020, after the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (which was right on top of my Midheaven). I completed the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology certificate at Kepler College in 2021. I have served as co-lead of the Canadian satellite of The Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) and 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 many years and wrote hundreds of stories about wine, food, theatre and local news. I was also an editor for Vue (News and Food/Drinks) between 2014 and 2016.

Since 2016, I have a written for many other publications on a variety of topics. Visit the Publications page for some of my recent writing credits.

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

Need to contact me? Email: melpriestley@gmail.com