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Albert Clayton Gaulden is a noted astro-intuitive and transpersonal psychologist who has worked in such diverse fields as advertising, academia, public relations, philanthropy and sales and marketing before founding the Sedona Intensive twenty-five years ago.� Born in Monticello, Florida and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Gaulden received a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and attended graduate school at the University of Alabama. Upon graduation he went to work for the American Red Cross at Charleston Air Force Base and was chosen as one of the field representatives to go to Florida to prepare medical supplies and other goods in exchange for American prisoners in the Bay of Pigs debacle. In 1963 - 65 he taught Latin at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama and freshman Latin at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Read more...

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Who is the Divine Miss M--Bette Midler--beneath those dike spikes and hoochie koochie skirt and trash mouth?

Let’s take a closer look…


Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945 at 2:19 pm in Honolulu, Hawaii.


In the spirit of full disclosure I must let you know that I saw the bejeweled, spangled and loaded-with-rhinestones-on-outrageous-costumes Bette Midler at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in the mid-70’s and it was the best three hour show I ever saw. She changed costumes faster than Hillary Clinton does her mind and she never stopped to breathe—maybe to take a swallow or two of bottled water. The way she stalked the stage, moving left to right and back again, throwing one liners at the audience—singing-yelling, “Hello LA, did you miss me?, was something to behold. Her rapid-fire repartee is unparalleled in the annals of entertainment. Bette won an Emmy for her appearance on the last night of the Johnny Carson Show. It was live television at its very best. (I had a dream once in which she was playing the largest stadium I have ever seen or been in a dream with, and she called my name over the sound system and asked me to come on stage to sing a last number with her. I woke up on my way to the stage. It could have started another career).

The Divine Miss M has Aries rising—there is no reining this daredevil and comedic chanteuse in—she is the only one who tells her what to do. And wouldn’t you know it—her ruler Mars is in Leo conjunct Pluto—another fire sign. This pixie that channels Sophie Tucker—she tells a joke as if she was really Soph—was born to entertain.

Her Sun and Mercury are in Sagittarius, which gives her the Grand Fire Trine. When she hears the drum roll and the gay girls’ riding club and real gay girls jump to their feet in tandem twist and shout for the Divine Miss M to come out from behind the curtain, Bette storms the stage as if she is going to take hostages—and take hostages she does. Anyone with a weak bladder would rather pee his pants than miss one beat or one ribald joke because Miss Midler lets ‘em fly faster than bullets from a Tommy gun. She can’t help who she is, how she does what she does the way she does it—it’s in her chart to be bigger than life, even though she is tiny. Bette is dynamite in a small ‘throw it around all over town’ svelte bod.

She comes by her racy tantalizing risqué soliloquies honestly, as she has the Moon and Venus in Scorpio, known for sexual titillation. And down and dirty she gets, letting every repressed atom of sin lodged in an overloaded libido run loose like a free-range chicken, losing its mind because the barnyard is too small.

But there is a shy side to this dynamo—she would rather seek the company of a close friend or spend alone time with her husband and daughter than live life every minute on the world stage. To verify this statement I ask you, ‘Did you ever see the one and only—the spitfire from Honolulu—be dragged through the tabloids? Never. You never have and never will because what she does on stage is work for her, it is not who she is. She is contented with who she is and does not need to be given heaps of accolades or applauded every five minutes. Talented, a one-of-a-kind super star, she is not a narcissist and she does not crave attention. She works for a living.

She has her ruling planet Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Libra—fair and balanced, in fabulous aspect to her Sun and Mercury. Jupiter on her 7th House cusp indicates the ‘life on the stage’ that she has honored in spades.

What is most telling about Bette Midler is that she has Saturn in Cancer—limitations and disappointments in her childhood and early adolescence—trine her Sun on Scorpio. She is responsible—she saves money she doesn’t spend it—and she loves who she loves and if you are not in the club, sit and listen but stay out of her limelight.

I have said many times that I would not cross the street to meet all the big pieces of stuff who break their arms patting themselves on the back—from movie starts to politicians to Wall Street tycoons or ‘praise Jesus’, all the spiritual gurus and latter day unctuous spokespersons (did I say Tony Robbins or the Maharishi Effect dumb-dumbs?), but I would crawl naked across the desert to see the Divine Miss M. Anybody want to buy me a V.I.P. ticket on the front row? (I don’t do the mezzanine or thirty rows back. Smile.)

I am not her press agent, but I will tell you that she is now appearing at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and tickets are available at

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He is AUTHOR OF Clearing for the Millennium, �Signs and Wonders-Understanding the language of God and You're Not Who You Think You Are-A Breakthrough Guide to Discover your Authentic Self will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in December of this year.

A member of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the American Federation of Astrologers, Gaulden founded the Sedona Intensive, a personal growth and empowerment program, to help clients retrieve their authentic selves and tap into their inner power.

Gaulden coined the term astroanalysis-a combination of Jungian psychology and astrology-to describe how he helps free clients from compulsions, addictions, and unresolved issues, which keep them from living a life of peace and joy.

Albert saw things others didn't and heard what they couldn't from the age of two. When he was five he asked his mother why she seemed more like his dad and his dad more like the mother. As a pre-schooler he was tuned into the rich world of intuition and past lives even though he had no one to shepherd him through these recollections and recalls. At Birmingham-Southern he click connected with the unique psychological work and world of Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung and his take on the shadow self. Gaulden believes that all-seeing and all-knowing is born within a child and it is the false and mundane world that erases his memory of what is really true. The integration of the divided self, putting one back together through a conscious fusion with his or her shadow is the underpinning of his work in the Sedona Intensive.

Albert studied with renowned astrology Byrd Knapp, Darrell Harris and Katharine de Jersey, as well as took Awareness Classes with Lee Jones at the Spiritualist Church in Los Angeles in the 70's, and attended the Corrado Academy of Perception in 1978 which led to his meeting actor John Travolta using the tools of manifestation learned at the Academy, and selling John El Adobe de Tajiguas, a 35-acre estate that abutted Ronald Reagan's ranch near Gaviota Beach in Southern California.

Gaulden worked in 1986 with international-best selling author of The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield in Albert's innovative and one-of-a-kind personal empowerment program, the Sedona Intensive, which he founded in 1982. Albert was hired to use his gifts as an astro-intuitive to help cast Redfield's movie of The Celestine Prophecy.

Gaulden travels the world to teach and speak and finds Egypt particularly one of the most intriguing countries in the world. In December he will be returning with a tour group of clients and friends to the Land of the Nile and Pharaohs and the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Sphinx and other ancient digs and monuments in Upper and Lower Egypt.

His clients include sports figures, actors, royalty, Wall Street executives, men and women and young people from all walks of life who are eager to face those defects of character that keep them from being who they really are. He rigorously maintains the anonymity of his clients.

Additionally, Gaulden is a motivational speaker on such popular themes as "Mr. Right is Usually Mr. Wrong-Falling in Love With Make-Believe", "Take Your Power Back", "The Power of a Great Idea", the Death of Terror and the Rebirth of Bliss, �"Why Relationships Don't Work but How They Can" and many other provocative topics.


It has been brought to our attention that Margaret is being portrayed as a psychic on $1.99 sites. These sites are doing so without Margaret's permission. Margaret has not claimed she is a psychic. - MW