Presenter Bios for the 2019 Astrological Magic Conference in Portland, OR

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David Pond is an astrologer, author, speaker and international workshop leader. David has a Master of Science degree in Experimental Metaphysics, and has published several books on metaphysical topics, including Llewellyn’s Little Book of Meditation, Astrology and Relationships, Chakras Beyond Beginners; and Chakras for Beginners. David has been practicing astrology for over 35 years and consults with clients helping them work with their astrology to find meaningful and fulfilling lives and to strategize through times of transition.


Maeanna Welti lives in Olympia, Washington, at the Southern end of the Salish Sea, on unceded Squaxin and Nisqually territory, where she has made her home for the last 19 years. She is a witch, priestess, astrologer and writer. She studied witchcraft at the Blue Iris Mystery School in Portland, Oregon, from which she graduated in 2014.

She is dedicated to the Earth and the Queers. She focuses her work on personal power, individual and collective healing, and stewardship- revealing and clearing the ways in which we have internalized an oppressive framework, healing the land, and restoring balance in how humans interact with the Earth and with each other. She offers one-on-one consultations, coaching, priestessing of personal rituals and transitions, classes and workshops and twice-monthly writings via her blog. She is nurtured and informed by the land around the Salish Sea, the Olympic mountains, Pacific coast and the Cascade Range. Through these relationships and her work as a priestess she has come to understand the importance of building the rhythms of our lives around natural cycles so that we can call forward our ability to self-heal as a contribution to the healing of the ecosystems in which we live.



Jaliessa Sipress is an Astrologer, writer, and artist committed to making self-care and spirituality simple. To learn more about her work, or to book a private session, you can find her at



Melanie Gurley helps people know who they are so they know how to act. Using astrology to perceive thematic patterns that otherwise escape notice, she creates art, teaches classes, and gives readings, all fostered in the spirit of making the invisible apparent. Her AstroBodies™ method is one example of this. She loves symbols and the mysterious magic of the 'Otherworlds'.


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Eztrella "Ez" Armijo is an artist, designer, photographer, videographer, musician, writer, and astrologer; a maker of messes and marvels. Her mission is to inspire, empower and educate. Through cultivating curiosity and captivating listeners and onlookers, she creates enriching aesthetic experiences that provoke and evoke the reflective connections between self and source. Learn more about Ez at For Information on astrological readings and consultations email Eztrella at