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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 Ryan Seacrest and does he have staying power or is he merely a flash in the pan?

Let’s take a closer look…

Ryan Seacrest was born December 14, 1974 in Dunwoody, Georgia. No time given.

Before you starting channeling Simon Cowell from American Idol by trying to “out” Ryan Seacrest, you’d best be served by reading what his birth chart has to say about him instead. He may have started out with peroxide in his hair and no arm-candy with which to titillate the red carpet gawkers, but this 33 year-old Georgia cracker is the next incarnation of, say, Merv Griffin. Remember Merv? He hosted the Merv Griffin Show for umpteen years before sailing off into the sunset. He started out by singing “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” and ended up owning most of California—in other words, richer than Croesus.

Ryan has Sun, Mercury and Venus in Capricorn. This makes him a bit cold and detached; he is much more about business than pleasure—hence he’s unattached and not dating anyone. His ruler, Saturn is on Cancer oppose his Venus in Capricorn. This placement makes settling down very difficult. The back story is that as a kid, Ryan was chubby, with braces and teased horribly by the other kids. He definitely was not popular; some referred to him as a nerd. He recalls liking a pretty blond and the hurt when she wouldn’t go out with him. No matter whom we become the slights and disappointment stay with us. In his case, what didn’t destroy him only made him stronger.

These Capricorn planets are power tools for his recent success. Seacrest already has a full plate. Besides his radio shows On-Air with Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40, his gigs on E! News, the Live from the Red Carpet specials, and American Idol, he is co-owner of eight restaurants and clothing line, (The R Line). And he has a lot of shows in production which will launch this fall and in 2009.

He has Mars and Neptune in Sagittarius—indefatigable energy with such laser goal setting that he can do the work of three people. He also is a dreamer that has a solid floor beneath his feet. This configuration says so much about how Ryan Seacrest never says ‘never’ and he believes that anything his imagination can conjure he can accomplish. And it helps that people find him personable and approachable, which is his Sagittarian influence as well.

The fly in the ointment of his chart is Venus in Taurus opposed by Uranus in Scorpio. He definitely has a dark side and he definitely wants to keep it under wraps. To get to the epicenter of his psyche, Ryan loves the tabloid escapades of stars and he relishes being able to report on others, but his personal life is very low key and in the closet. (Did I say that? Am I channeling Simon? Ugh!) He is wont to say that he is in bed by eight o’clock at night, alone, because he gets up so early to host his radio shows.

Ryan has Jupiter in Pisces, loving and caring and magnetic, but he also can be very passive aggressive and tries to let his vivid imagination world be the one he tries to live in but it will never ultimately be enough. One day what he needs and who he wants for a lover relationship will come spilling out. It may be that he cannot stay as tightly wrapped as he is today.

I always have to drop Pluto in Capricorn into someone’s chart to see what really lies ahead of them and I can tell you that Pluto is on top of his Sun and Mercury for three years, making a brilliant current of cosmic energy to his Uranus in Scorpio and his Moon in Taurus—and trining his Jupiter in Pisces. What a life this step-by-step and brick-by-brick kind of man is going to have.

Ryan, call me. Let’s do lunch. Want to do a show with astrology as a backdrop? Ryan, can we talk?

Listen to Margaret Wendt and me talk about this and other dazzling topics. If you would like a private astrology session by phone with Albert call (800) 647-0732.



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