"ABOUT THE ASTROLOGER"
I began a serious study of Astrology at the age of sixteen, and have devoted my entire professional
life, (thirty-six plus years), exclusively to the study and practice of Astrology.  I had my chart read
at that time, reluctantly, and the astrologer, Mrs. Vivian Butler, said some things to me that she
could not have known. My thought was:  "If astrology works, at any level, then there is something
very important going on here."  The scientific, religious, philosophical, and spiritual implications
are
fascinating and profound.

I received my accreditation in Astrology from "The American Federation of Astrologers" in 1982.  At
that time, I was the youngest person to pass their eight hour test
.  This testing required that all
mathematical chart calculations be done by hand, not by calculator or computer.  "The American
Federation of Astrologers" is one of the most respected organizations in the world for the
accreditation of astrologers.

I also teach classes, give lectures, conduct workshops and seminars, and have been invited to
speak at several national conferences given by various Astrological Organizations and Groups.  I
also do Group Readings, Parties, and Charity Events.

I have written many articles in various national and local periodicals.  I have been a guest speaker
and lecturer for numerous cruise lines and have been a featured guest and "on-air" personality for
many radio and television programs all over the country, and have hosted my own weekly radio
talk show called "Alternate Perspectives", in Wichita, KS, for two years.


I taught a four week class, Christianity and Astrology, straight out of the Bible, at four different
churches in Wichita Kansas.  This class is still available but being in rural NC, that is not likely at
all.


I have over thirty-six years of experience as a full-time professional astrologer, and have garnered
a faithful world-wide clientele.  Over the years, the information, counsel, and advice that I have
given my clients, has p
roven an invaluable tool to them, and had advanced my interpretations.

All texts and all of the interpretations and advice given are original and authored by me.  One of the
key factors that I can attribute the accuracy of my interpretations to, and is a major part of my
Readings, is the 'Follow-Up':

During the year following the reading, you are invited and encouraged to call me with any follow-up
questions that you may have, and to let me know how things are proceeding.  
This is part of the
reading.  
This method has helped me to hone my interpretations and accuracy over the past 36
plus years.

Also, on a more personal note: Living at my Pluto line for 50 years, in Wichita Kansas, has given
me an excruciatingly close look at, and great personal experience with, issues of life and death,
physical mortality, psychological crises, and family dysfunction.  These kinds of things occurred
frequently beginning at age 4.  I have been 'around those blocks' many, many times.  Now here in
NC at my Sun and Venus lines, the difference has been dramatic and positive in the extreme.

I approach astrology in a very scientific way: Planet A, in Sign B, Equals Effect C.  I pride myself on
a practical and down-to-earth philosophy.  It is a psychological approach that will help you to see
the basic motivating forces in life, and in yourself.  My approach to Astrology is scientific and is
results oriented.  I believe you will find my interpretations unique and very helpful.
             
Thank You and Best Regards,             
Darrell Steen, P.M.A.F.A


                     darrellsteen@darrellsteenastrology.com                                
This image shows the edge of the giant gaseous cavity within the star-forming region called NGC 3324.  The glowing
nebula has been carved out by intense ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from several hot, young stars.  A cluster of
extremely massive stars, located well outside this image in the center of the nebula, is responsible for the ionization of
the nebula and excavation of the cavity.  The image also reveals dramatic dark towers of cool gas and dust that rise
above the glowing wall of gas.  The dense gas at the top resists the blistering ultraviolet radiation from the central stars,
and creates a tower that points in the direction of the energy flow.  The high-energy radiation blazing out from the hot,
young stars in NGC 3324 is sculpting the wall of the nebula by slowly eroding it away.  Located in the Southern
Hemisphere, NGC 3324 is at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), home of the Keyhole Nebula and the
active, out-bursting star Eta Carinae.  The entire Carina Nebula complex is located at a distance of roughly 7,200
light-years, and lies in the constellation Carina.

                    One light-year = traveling @ 186,000 miles per second,
                        x 60 seconds per minute, x 60 minutes per hour,
                           x 24 hours in one day, x 365 days per year!
                             Multiplied By 7,200 To Reach NGC 3324!

To walk 1 light-year, at a moderate pace of 20 minutes a mile, it would take you 225 million years to complete your
journey, (not including stops for meals or the restroom).  If you started just before dinosaurs
appeared on Earth, you'd
probably be finishing your hike just about now.  Even if you hitched a ride on N.A.S.A.'s Mach 9.68x- 43A Hypersonic
Scram Jet, the fastest aircraft in the world, it would take about 95,000 years to cover the distance.

You'll need a pretty big travel bag too; for walking such a distance requires substantial supplies.  You'd need 2 trillion
Power Bars to fuel your trip.  You'd also produce a heap of worn-out shoes.  The typical pair of sneakers will last you 500
miles, so you'd burn through some 11.8 billion pairs of shoes; and all that effort wouldn't get you very far, astronomically
speaking, because the closest star to our Sun, is Proxima Centauri which is 4.22 light-years away!