Melanie Joy

Accredited Astrologer Dip. CAAE Niagara Region, Ontario Facebook

After dabbling in Sun Sign Astrology as a teenager, I was first introduced to astrology formally about eighteen years ago when I took an introductory astrology class with the Canadian Association for Astrological Education (CAAE). I signed up just for fun, but after the first class, I was hooked.

It was like the mother ship was calling me home! I couldn’t get enough. To me, these birth charts—of celebrities, my family and friends (and of course my own)—were like DNA sequences; once you learned the code, the amount of information contained in them was mind-blowing. It was like taking the “red pill” in the Matrix and being able to see the underlying framework of all people as well as cycles and patterns of the universe.

I have been seeing clients and teaching astrology for over eleven years. It is a passion, a joy, and an unending challenge. I’m a certified graduate and teacher through the CAAE and a member of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). My approach to astrology is a blend of modern Western techniques, traditional techniques, and a heavy dose of 17th century astrology based on the methods of Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche.

Like any good astrologer will tell you, my studies into astrology are never-ending.That’s the joy of it. I am always learning new techniques and passing tried and true methods along to my clients and students.

My latest adventure is founding the non-profit local astrology organization, Astrology Niagara, in the Niagara Region, Ontario. We hold online monthly astrology talks for anyone to join at a very reasonable price.

A former College Writing Teacher, Career Advice Writer, and Communications Specialist, I hold a Master’s degree in Professional Writing and Communications. Years of working in both the private and public sector has committed me to a high degree of professionalism. When I’m not talking astrology or finding typos everywhere I go, I also love music and have been a singer-songwriter for decades.

Method of Delivery

Group classes, private sessions/mentoring via Zoom. I have students and clients all over the world.

Types of Astrology Courses Offered

I teach the following CAAE courses:

  • Level 1
  • Level 2 
  • Level 3
  • Relationship Astrology (Required elective towards diploma)
  • Vocational Astrology (Required elective towards diploma)

My courses prepare students to write the CAAE exams, and I provide extra coaching in preparation for each exam.

And if you're not interested in writing exams and achieving a diploma, that's equally fine! My classes always have a mix of students, some who are interested in getting that certificate and some who are just interested in learning astrology in order to enrich their lives.


8 week class offered in group setting or self study track
This class is for students who have an existing knowledge of astrology or who have completed Levels 1 and 2. You’ll never look at astrology charts the same way again after learning Morin’s methodology! The first of this two-part course will sharpen your abilities to accurately and quickly judge the character, abilities, challenges and overall future of a natal chart. We look at Morin’s theory of determination, determining cause and effect, planetary influence, combining aspects, analogies, zodiacal state and more.

Readings are given each week. We spend our time in class working on our own charts. Each class is two hours long.

8 week class offered in group setting or self study track

The second part of this course examines the archetype, house distortion and derivative houses, an in-depth study of the lights, universal significators, mutual reception, combustion, rules for aspects and more.

Readings are given each week. We spend our time in class working on our own charts. Each class is two hours long.

Prerequisite: Part 1 (The Morin Tradition)


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