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in the heck is the irreverent 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 since 1973...
Z was born and raised in Eastern 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 sweet 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 singer/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 a Bachelors degree
in Religious Studies and a Doctorate degree in Jurisprudence,
as well as, 50+ hours in undergraduate and graduate psychology.
a wee bit rebellious and eccentric (Sun, Moon, and Mercury all
in 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 right... 1996.
7 years, from 1999 to 2006, Dr Z simultaneously served as the
astrology guide at About.com (at that time 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
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 community:"
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 that asks.
there is that pesky second smaller group of folks that just
as passionately believe sharing information about one's
birth chart is an intensely private matter.
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 mischievous Mercurial sign of Gemini and his
birth Sun is located in the nefarious sign of Scorpio.
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