Alicia is the artist and visionary behind Wandering Star Astrology Chart Jewelry. She is a Cancer with a Libra moon and Libra ascendant, and has two Yods in her chart.
She “aligned” with her idea for astrology jewelry while studying astronomy in Santa Fe, NM in 1995. She wanted to make jewelry that was not only pretty, but practical and powerful as well. She discovered that she could balance the science of astronomy with the art of astrology. The first pieces were made as Christmas presents, then friends started asking for them…and a business was born. Wandering Star grew from a tackle box at the kitchen table to a community-based business with stores and customers all over the world.
Alicia has a Masters in Teaching from Tufts University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has been a member of the American Federation of Astrologers, and the Media Director for the Oregon Astrological Association.
Alicia’s committment to personal growth and artistic expression manifests a world that works for everyone. She says, “My jewelry is my way of bringing good energy to people’s lives, to create a tangible tool to encourage a positive self-fulfilling prophecy.”
With dozens of testimonials, the Smithsonian Institute carrying her jewelry, winning several awards, and articles being written about her work, it seems Alicia truly is making a difference in people’s lives!
Lindsey does the beadwork for Wandering Star. She makes amazing ceramics too!
Traci runs Wandering Star’s shipping and receiving department.
Jamie is Alicia’s husband and the business coach from Royalwise Solutions. He guides Wandering Star through decision-making about the website & marketing, and generally keeps Alicia sane .
He has more than 15 years of experience developing and implementing communication strategies, corporate training curriculums and Internet-based solutions for companies such as Jantzen, Symantec and Intel. As an independent consultant, he has assisted many small businesses in creating business plans and organizational development strategies through web development projects and direct coaching.
He possesses a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems from Roanoke College in Salem, VA and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, OR.
Wandering Star has received wonderful guidance from several astrologers over the years.
MaryJean Kidd, CAP MS was instrumental in creating the charts for our Destiny Jewelry. An astrologer with a counseling practice in Portland OR, MaryJean has also been the President of the Oregon Astrological Association.
Mark Dodich, CAP wrote much of the Learn Astrology content on our website. Also a past President of the OAA, he has been the astrologer for New Connexion magazine since the 1990s. He lectures regularly in the Portland area, and recently led a trip to Greece.
David Ockrassa, an astrologer since 1969, and the author of The Looking Glass, writes our Ingress horoscope (solstice & equinox). David uses the symbolism of Astrology to help individuals become more in tune with their own ‘map’ and with the potentials shown through actual and symbolic motions of the planets in relation to it. He seeks to empower each individual to make positive choices for their own personal growth.