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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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Did Phyllis finally get the best of Dr. Phil?

Let’s take a closer look.

Phil McGraw was born on September 1, 1950 at 7:15 pm in Vinita, Oklahoma

It has been my contention for more than 44 years as an astro intuitive that one’s Rising Sign, or Ascendant, is as important or perhaps more so, than one’s Sun Sign or Moon Sign. It is because the Ascendant is your manqué, the drag queen in you, if you will—how you ”let” the world see you and how you see the world. (The world looks a lot different from a dirt farm in Okie-ville than it does from a “kiss my grits” gated estate in Glitz, California).

Let’s see how this theory of cover-up (or too much ‘make-up) works for or against the one and only Oprah Winfrey-invented Dr. Phil from Vinita, Oklahoma, who has gone from telling his guests harshly and oftentimes inappropriately how they are in a loveless marriage—the wilt has come to the stilt—or raising their coke-head kids to be losers, or worse, yadi, yadi, yadi, blah, blah, blah—to becoming a forensic scientist on a show about O.J. Simpson with the Ron Goldman family, to other tabloid treats to boost his ratings. This Texas transplant dug up and re-potted in a mansion in Beverly Hills once again has no shame. He will do anything to prop up his sinking ship. Can Survivor or the Kardasians be far behind?

Dr. Phil has Pisces ascending in his natal chart, thus his ruling planet Mercury in Libra is in his 7th house of relationships and partnerships. Pisces and Libra are like oil and water—often times cannot work out being true to one self or are unable to honor a partner. As I wrote in You’re Not Who You Think You Are, Phyllis (the name I assigned for Dr. Phil’s anima—his shadow self—his “big girl”—since he probably has never introduced himself to her) and Phil is where the peace in the valley must occur before he can have a lifelong relationship with a wife. As I write this, there are rumors and thunderbolts of insinuation that his marriage is in trouble most of all because he never married his inner Phyllis. His chart verifies this marital impasse as his progressed Moon is at 19 degrees of Gemini (talks out of both sides of his mouth and means nothing) oppose his natal Saturn, in his house of marriage, at 20 degrees of Virgo. The next 30 days will tell the tale. (You know how it is when you are richer than Croesus: it’s all about the money, not ‘til death us do part’!).

This quagmire was born with Dr. Phil: Pluto/Venus conjunct in Leo squared by the Moon in Taurus and squared by Mars in Scorpio.  The Pluto/Venus conjunction indicates one who is ‘by love possessed’; Moon in Taurus is one who is ruled by money, property, and prestige and who will eat anything that won’t eat him; Mars in Scorpio is one with a very rapacious sex drive—but who is also fearful and distrustful of his capacity to love. This aspect indicates one who could be controlled by a lower sexual nature, pornography and a need to dominate or be dominated. When you consider this ‘hanged man’ fixed T-Square, Dr. Phil becomes one who will go to any lengths to get what he wants, wants everything that money can buy and is dependent on the love of a woman but because of his inability to love himself and his love of “things”, he will eventually drive away his love, and in this case, his wife.

If I were working with Dr. Phil, I would first of all introduce him to Phyllis. Secondly, I would get him to take a long sabbatical because you can’t give away something you haven’t got. Thirdly, I would have him go on a long and winding journal journey—climb up that rotten fruit-bearing family tree and see who did what to whom and cop a plea. And lastly, I would get him to write 

A Memoir: The Discovery of P and Me—how the drag queen within him became his saving grace and validated who he really is—fame and fortune and smoke and mirrors existence be damned.

“Here I Phyllis and Phil come, ready or not.”

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. Amen, sister and brother.


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