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No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain?
in the heck is the irreverent, iconoclastic, and increasingly
curmudgeonly astrologer at The Zodiac Master that goes by the
moniker of Dr Z?
let's see... Dr Z - aka Anthony L Peña, JD - is a bona
fide "baby boomer." Yep... Dr Z was (is) an old hippie
type born back in the dark ages of the 1950s; and he's been sporting
that beard of his since 1973...
Z was born and raised in New Mexico on the Llano Estacado
High Plains of the Southwest in the USA. However, since the late
1970s, he's called the greater Nashville, Tennessee area "home
- New Mexico has been a US territory since 1850 and was granted
US statehood in 1912 and thus should not be (but often is) confused
with our most excellent neighbor to the south, Mexico (which is
like - uh - a totally different country).
still "wet behind the ears" Dr Z moved to Nashville,
TN in his mid 20s in order to (like half the population of Nashville)
become a world famous songwriter. Making an extremely long and
boring story short, he fortunately ditched that particular pursuit
a long, long, long time ago.
for Dr Z's educational background, he has earned degrees in
the disciplines of Religious Studies and Jurisprudence, as well
as, 50+ hours in undergraduate and graduate psychology.
a wee bit rebellious and eccentric (Sun, Moon, and Mercury all
in major easy aspect to Uranus) - it somehow makes perfect sense
one of the many hats that Dr Z now wears in his silver years
is that of an astrologer.
In the early days of the internet, Dr Z was one of a small handful
of pioneering astrologers that (somewhat) had an early vision for
what the Web could eventually become. Early on staking out his territory,
this astrology site first went online in September of 1996. That's
for 7 years, from 1999 to 2006, Dr Z simultaneously served as the
expert astrology guide at About.com (owned by the NY Times).
As a strong believer in local astrology, Dr Z has always felt
that folks tend to get more "bang for their bucks"
by the experience of visiting their friendly neighborhood local
astrologer face to face. Therefore, during the early years of
The Zodiac Master, Dr Z chose not to hawk any of his astrological
services. He instead chose to (virtually unheard of at the time)
simply entertain and educate his visitors about astrology for
the sheer joy and fun of it.
on... The Zodiac Master was honored to be 1 of only 10 astrology
sites selected for review in the
November 1998 Edition of Yahoo Internet Life Magazine! It
was later honored to be one of the very first web sites reviewed
in the Mountain Astrologer Magazine.
Dr Z came to the realization that he was just being "old-fashioned"
by not offering services online and that he needed to go ahead
and enter the 21st century.
- although Dr Z still strongly feels that folks tend to
get more "bang
for their bucks" by visiting a local astrologer - after
several years he opened StarryMart that
provides limited internet astrology readings and reports.
Sorry folks, but Dr Z doesn't do astrological "freebies" or "favors" for
folks visiting the Zodiac Master. As
it is, Dr Z barely has adequate time set aside for his regular, credit
card in hand, clientele.
What's Dr Z's Sun Sign and/or birth data?
There are basically two groups of
folks in the "astrology
there are those wonderful open and free folks that passionately
believe we are all obligated
to freely share our birth chart information with practically anyone
there is that pesky second smaller group of folks that just as passionately
believe sharing information about one's birth chart is an intensely
Z belongs to that pesky smaller second group of folks... thus,
if you contact Dr Z - asking for his birth data - then
he'll simply refer you to this page.
the same time... throwing Dr Z's fans one small bone (and against
his better instincts)... along with having his Sun,
Moon, and Mercury all in major easy aspect to Uranus, his
birth Ascendant is located in the Mercurial sign of Gemini and
his birth Sun is located in the nefarious sign of Scorpio.
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