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Kenneth D. Miller, MA, Jyotish Kovid

Kenneth has been studying astrology all his life and practicing professionally since 2005. He sees clients and teaches astrology. Former president of Kepler College, he has also served on the boards of ISAR, NCGR (San Diego), Council of Vedic Astrology, and San Diego Astrological Society. He has taught internationally at various conferences including the last three UACs. He is the author of several articles and the forthcoming book Mars: Passion or Strife (2nd revised edition). He can be found at

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Vice President
Shawna Marie McGrath, MA, AMFT

Shawna (she/her) is an astrologer and psychotherapist. She is an intuitive, empathic, and feeling type of person. Her work is informed by her understanding of the interconnectedness of all things (both the seen and unseen). She believes that psyche (soul) communicates with us through symbol and synchronicity - and that we can listen through symbolic languages like astrology, dreams, tarot, and omens. She can be found at


Newsletter Director

Francesca Smith

A Gemini (with a Leo Moon), born and raised in NYC, a “juvenile” actor, trained at Circle in the Square theatre, accepted at Juilliard, but came out here for what I thought was a terribly good reason at the time — could see myself 40 years old and still living with Mommy and Daddy — instead, graduated from USIU’s School of Performing Arts, and currently a member of the Actor’s Alliance.

Have been working in the Graphic Design/Marketing industry since 1976, and was the Creative Director of Evans Hotels for 16 years. Started studying Astrology under Hugh Martin in the 80s, BC (before computers). I am by no means as adept at it as I should be after all this time, relying on my intuitive perception (inherited from my Irish grandmother), but I do remain constantly amazed by Astrology's validity, and have nothing but the utmost respect for those who can do incredibly comprehensive 10-minute readings.

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Recording Secretary

Simone Butler

Simone is an intuitive yet practical astrologer with over 30 years of experience. In addition to her consulting practice, she has taught many classes and lectured widely. Simone produced the daily forecasts for the Starscroll for many years, as well as lunar forecasts for, and is a regular contributor to The Mountain Astrologer.


Astro Feng Shui, the system Simone developed, combines the ancient arts of astrology and feng shui into a user-friendly system. Her book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life is available on Simone writes entertaining bi-monthly blogs at

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Tami Magaro

As an experienced astrologer and tarot reader with over 13 years of practice, I bring deep insights and guidance to those seeking clarity and direction. My journey into the mystical arts began at a young age, fueling my passion for exploring the profound connections between planetary movements and human existence. Through my extensive knowledge of astrology and mastery of tarot cards, I have helped countless individuals navigate life’s challenges, unlock their hidden potential, and find inner harmony. With empathy and intuition as my guiding principles, I strive to empower others, illuminating their path toward self-discovery and personal growth.

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Heather Stern

I've always been drawn to understanding and connecting with others on a profound level with a deep-rooted sense of empathy and intuition. Currently, I am pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology followed by an MA in Psychotherapy. Astrology, a tool for self-discovery, found its way into my life through my guides. Since then, I've immersed myself in the study of astrology, delving deep into connections between mind and soul. 

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Corresponding Secretary / Site Coordinator
Anita Carter

Anita Carter has been studying astrology since 1997 and considers it her greatest passion. It shows her a trustworthy, supportive, and flexible language to receive reliable guidance for herself and those she reads for.

She is also a practitioner of sacred feminine spirituality, Hermeticism, and reads divination through Tarot.


The San Diego Astrological Society (SDAS) was founded on April 5, 1974 at 8:04pm. We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting the art of astrology through education and local community.

Our organization is operated by a volunteer and member-based Board of Directors. Meet our Board of Directors below:

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