Meet the Astrologer

Heather Eland, MA

Sun in Virgo, Moon in Cancer, Scorpio Rising

Hi, I'm Heather!

I'm a professional astrologer, educator, and creator of The Cosmic Academy of Astrology and Cosmic Community.

For over a decade, I have studied, practiced, and taught astrology.

I didn’t start as an astrologer. In fact, my background is in Clinical Psychology, and I hold a Master’s degree.

Science and psychology have been a big part of my life along with the deep desire to better understand and serve others.

Astrology is how I blend all my passions. Simplifying complex astrological concepts is my superpower.

I specialize in helping students who are struggling to put all of the pieces together learn to give meaningful, accurate astrology readings with confidence.

Because teaching astrology is truly my passion, I also create free astrology forecasts and tutorials over on my YouTube channel, which has reached millions of viewers and over 50,000 subscribers.

My practice and teachings are centered around modern, Western astrology blended with traditional, Hellenstic techniques.

As a Virgo with over a decade of personal experience in healing from chronic illness, I've naturally been drawn to Medical Astrology, which I've studied and practiced for nearly a decade. 

Beyond astrology, I love to study herbalism and I enjoy cooking super delicious, healthy & nourishing food!

Oh, and I LOVE animals. Right now we love and care for three wonderful rescue dogs, a cat, 10 chickens, 12 sheep and a beta fish.

I live out in the mountains in Colorado with my husband (and all of our above-mentioned pets) and we LOVE IT! Hiking and camping are our thing and we’re so grateful to live in a beautiful place so close to nature.

So happy to meet you!

 

RELATED CREDENTIALS

BA in Psychology, Michigan State University; Lansing, MI
MA in Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University; Chicago, IL
Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour), Integrative Yoga Therapy; Austin, TX
Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy, Integrative Yoga Therapy; Austin, TX

Meet Heather's Team

TRACY WARD

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT & CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Sun in Libra, Moon in Sagittarius, Leo Rising

I was raised in a health food store, which my mother owned and operated for 24 years. Growing up in a health conscious environment taught me a lot about natural medicine and, as a result, I haven’t taken any prescription drugs in decades. I've raised two amazing daughters who now own a farm in upper Michigan with many different animals. I’m very proud of them for working toward living a self-sufficient lifestyle! Once I settle down in my travels, I’ll likely plant myself (and a pinball table) on their land.

As a part of Heather’s team, one of my jobs is to answer your questions and to provide customer support to Heather’s students and clients, but I pretty much do a little bit of everything around here!

Fun Facts:

  • I’m currently a traveling gypsy nomad visiting friends, family, and places I’ve never been all while finding locations to play pinball during my travels.  
  • I absolutely find joy in cooking for others and once worked as a lunch lady cooking for over 1000 kids a day.  

What I love most about being Heather’s Virtual Assistant & Student Support Specialist:

“I love working for Heather, her team, and being here to help people in their astrological journeys!  I may not know much about astrology, but I truly love being able to support the customers and help Heather with all the behind the scenes work, essentially the “wizard gypsy” behind the curtain!”

SHANNA CROSS

PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGER, HEAD TEACHING ASSISTANT & COURSE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces, Leo Rising

My name is Shanna, I have been studying astrology since 2012 taking notes from all the free videos out there and looking at my and my husbands charts to find the deeper meaning of our lives.  The formal structured courses I have taken are with Heather Eland through her live in person and at your own pace foundational courses and all her outer planets and extras that she puts out.  I have also studied through Robert Phoenix's 11th house Astrology online course, several of Astrolada and her other Astrologer courses and recently started studying both Vibrational and Helenistic astrology.  Working as a TA with Heather is both an honor and a pleasure and I look forward to also deepening and sharpening my skills and knowledge with everyone on his journey. 

Fun Facts:

  • I try to love plants, but I usually kill them.
  • I’m a total space nerd—like ALL things outer space. 

What I love most about being a Teaching Assistant in the Cosmic Academy of Astrology:

“I enjoy watching the lightbulb moments, when something clicks for the student and they get it and get excited to start looking at charts to put the newfound knowledge to use. I also like when they realize those “scary” placements in their birth charts aren’t that scary.”

Learn more about Shanna’s work through her website at www.apogeeofthemoon.com

 

YELENA CRAWFORD

PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGER & TEACHING ASSISTANT


Sun in Taurus, Moon in Cancer, Cancer Rising

Yelena is a previous student of Heathers and has since gone on to study more in-depth in the fields of Yoga, Philosophy, Numerology, Modern and Ancient Hellenistic Astrology which she uses in her Intuitive Soul Coaching business. She is 100% dedicated to being of service and making these esoteric and spiritual modalities a more common thread in modern-day society!

Fun Facts:

  • I have a knack for creating magic in the kitchen! Cooking is my therapy and I love to share that with others.
  • I’m totally in tune in a weird way with animals and can communicate with them without words!

What I love most about being a Teaching Assistant in the Cosmic Academy of Astrology:

“Being a TA is AWESOME because of the life-long connection I get to build with other budding Astrologers from all over the globe. We are all learning and growing together and it’s so amazing to watch a lot of them fall even more in love with this Ancient practice as they progress in the course!”

Learn more about Yelena’s work through her website at www.yelenacrawford.com.

 

STEPHANIE WEISS

COMMUNITY & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER


Sun in Pisces, Moon in Pisces, Gemini Rising

I am a mom and self-taught acrylic painter. As such, I am eternally in awe of the beauty and intelligence of the cosmos. As my little show of gratitude in this life, the subject matter of the stars is a theme constantly intertwined with all the creative work I do. In addition to the work I do with Heather, I run an Etsy store where I sell crystals, prints, and original paintings.

As a part of Heather’s team, I design beautiful, eye-catching images to accompany her astrology content and manage her social media accounts.

Fun Facts:

  • I'm a really good juggler, but only because my mother sent my brother and I to a clown college (yes there's such a thing) in 7th grade so we would "come out of our shells." Who does this? But yes, I'm a freaking good juggler now!
  • I was prom queen. I was new to school, terribly awkward and shy, and so I legit thought it was a Carrie-esque practical joke or something, but it turns out they just liked me.

What I love most about being Heather’s Social Media Manager:

“What is not to love about creativity and astrology every day? I pinch myself sometimes because I have fairly random mix of talents and gifts and the work I do for Heather utilizes them all in such a way that I feel like this position is tailor made for me by the Universe itself. I love that Heather recognizes what we (the team) all do well and yet she also seems to know exactly where to push each of us to grow. It inspires me and and makes me feel good about myself and the passions I've pursued.”

CLICK HERE to visit Stephanie's Etsy Shop to browse her magical, astrology-inspired artwork!

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