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The Mountain Astrologer is widely acknowledged as the best English-language astrology magazine in the world today. We can be found at your favorite bookstore or newsstand ~ we're carried in more than 2000 stores worldwide or by subscription.

We are known for:
• Lively, well-written articles on a wide variety of astrological topics
• A User-friendly Student Section
• Astrological Data
• Astro-humor
• A comprehensive forecast section
• A calendar outlining each day's aspects and the global astrological climate

If you are hungry for top-rate astrological information, enjoy our online offerings, then contact us for a sample issue or subscription. See details.

Publishing Schedule/General Information
The Mountain Astrologer Magazine publishes 6 times per year, bi-monthly. Each issue has approximately 10 feature articles, plus columns, forecasts, and Article Particles - a forum for new ideas or brief responses to published articles. Our article mix is designed to please professional astrologers as well as students at many levels of expertise.

Each issue is approximately 8.5" x 11", 112 pages in length, with a glossy full color cover. The content ratio is 75% content to 25% advertising. Subscriber issues are mailed 4 to 6 weeks before the issue date, directly from our printer in Wisconsin. They are timed to arrive before the first of the issue month.

Our distribution as of December 2014: 15,100 copies printed; 7,500 sent to subscribers (including 800 digital-only sunscribers), with the remainder distributed to stores, including major chains such as Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods. Several libraries also order TMA.

Staff Members
Tem Tarriktar is the founder and publisher of TMA (for 25 years now), and has written extensively for the magazine. Tem is also currently managing the advertising department and doing layout and design for each issue. He lives with his partner Kate, and a plump, lovable cat named Toby.

Senior Editor Nan Geary has studied astrology since 1970; she is married to an astronomer/telescope-maker, so theirs is a union of inner sky and outer sky. Nan also writes and performs music and is a member of a three-woman a cappella vocal group, Harmonious Combustion. As an editor for TMA, she competes with Tem for the position of punster-in-chief.

Janette deProsse, our Managing Editor, has learned almost everything she knows about astrology from editor Nan Geary and from reading and re-reading every single word that has been published in The Mountain Astrologer since the Leo/Aquarius issue (Feb/March 2000). Her extracurricular passions include reading, Latin jazz, baseball, European travel, playing Scrabble, and watching Downton Abbey on DVD. She lives on two wooded acres on Rattlesnake Road with her partner and two marvelous cats.

Web & Book Editor Mary Plumb is a consulting and teaching astrologer living in Ashland, Oregon. She wrote most of the Beginner's Series for TMA, as well as numerous articles for our weekly blog and various articles for the printed magazine over the years. Her email address is Her website:

Ray Grasse is author of The Waking Dream: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of Our Lives, and Signs of the Times: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of World Events. Throughout the 1990s, he worked on the editorial staffs of Quest Books and The Quest Magazine, and has written extensively for The Mountain Astrologer. He is a working astrologer, and can be reached at, or through his website

Kate Sholly is the Special Projects Editor at the magazine. She is also a practicing astrologer in the Sierra Foothills, with interests in mythology, dreams, alchemy, and an archetypal approach to astrological symbols. She regularly plays with dreams — her own and whoever will tell her theirs.

Linda Ferencik is our Circulation Manager. Linda comes to TMA bringing experience from both the high tech and book publishing industries. In her spare time, she spends as much time as possible outdoors grokking, then melding with nature.

Ann Meigs is our Administrative Assistant. She is also a mandolin player and a member of a group called “Buffalo Gals” that plays Old Time and Americana music. Her spare time, and there’s not much, is spent with family, gardening, and — with the Moon and Venus in Virgo and a healthy stellium in Cancer — on endless home improvement projects.


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