About Joanne


Joanne Wickenburg was one of the first authors to develop the psychological dimension of astrology in straightforward language. A practicing astrologer for over 30 years, she has conducted classes and workshops throughout the USA and Canada, and designed and taught an internationally recognized Correspondence Course in astrology. 


Special Achievement Awards

  • Regulus Award in Education - 2002.  "The Education Award recognizes the work of teaching through the published and spoken word, or the founding of schools and study programs. The recipient's work inspires and guides others to master astrology, and thereby encourages future generations of astrologers."
  • Dr. Marc Edmond Jones Award -2000.  "The Marc Edmund Jones Award is one of the most prestigious awards in astrology. Named after Marc Edmund Jones, who created this award to honor innovative excellence of benefit to all astrologers."
  • Dr. F. Sims Pound Award- 1996. The best speaker at the American Federation of Astrologers Conference 1996
  • Nominee for the Regulus Award in Education - UAC 1998Most Inspirational Astrologer Award - WA State Astrological Association - 1982. 

Joanne has served as both President and Treasurer of the Washington State Astrological Association. She has professional certification through both the American Federation of Astrologers and the Washington State Astrological Association. She Chaired the Certification Committee for the WSAA between 1983 and 1995.


Joanne was one of the founding Board Members of Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences, the first college of astrology authorized to offer academic degrees in Astrological Studies. She was Board Chairman until she retired from the position in March 2004 after serving 12 years on the Board, where she played a major role in helping the college acquire its degree-authorization. Unfortunately, in 2011 Kepler lost its authorization due to the economy, however an important precedent was set that could affect astrology's role in higher education for many years to come.


In the summer of 2004, Joanne moved from Seattle, WA to sunny Chandler, AZ. She continues to write  and lecture in different locations around the country and write.