This week our guest is Yasmin Boland. She is a journalist turned astrologer and New Age writer who has been scouring the skies for insights for over 15 years. Passion turned to profession when she realised just how much the astrological ‘weather’ affects everyone, herself included, and she started writing about it.
As a result, she’s now read by millions of people each week via her astrology and New Age columns in publications including the Sunday Telegraph, Cleo and Red. She writes the daily Stars for Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand, and for various US and UK magazines and websites, including Closer.
She writes or has written columns for publications and websites in Indonesia, Japan (where she has a growing following), South Africa, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi, and as a result has followers across the world. For four years, she wrote the monthly Stars (under her own name) for Jonathan Cainer’s site. She recently turned down the offer to ghost-write for another very well-known astrologer.
Her website www.moonology.com is one of the most popular horoscope sites on the internet globally, with around 765,000+ page views a month and 140,000+ dedicated UUs. She has a strong social media base with 14,000+ friends, fans and followers on combined Facebook and Twitter accounts. Her mailing list currently tops 45,000 subscribers.
Yasmin takes her craft seriously, and as well as having completed formal journalistic training early on in her career, she’s also studied at the UK’s prestigious Faculty of Astrological Studies. She’s a member of the Sydney Astrological Research Society (SARS) and in 2009 she presented seminars on “Fixed Star Algol, Medusa and the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine” at SARS and the Astrology Association of New South Wales (AANSW). In 2011, she presented seminars on Astrology and the Law of Attraction. In 2013, she will present a talk to the Astrology Association of New South Wales (AANSW) about “Angels and Astrology”.
Yasmin is often called upon to comment on the stars on television and radio and has appeared or been interviewed on the Channel 9 Mornings show, Weekend Sunrise, The Today Show, Mix FM’s Body and Soul show, i98FM and more.
She’s also the author of several books – two novels, one non-fiction and two series of astrology books – published in Australia, Canada, India, Portugal and the UK. Her new book, Angel Astrology 101, co-authored with best seller Doreen Virtue has recently been published.