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Welcome!  My name is Matthew Stelzner and I have been a professional astrologer in San Francisco for over twenty years.  I am an intuitive empath and I use the consciousness technologies of astrology and the tarot to help amplify the loving messages sent to you by your higher self.

If you are interested in meeting with me for a reading (whether virtually or in-person) please click the “make an appointment” menu tab above or scroll down. I look forward to working with you.



 Training, Skills and Interests

  • M.A. Degree with a focus in counseling psychology and archetypal astrology.
  • Over 20 years of academic training, teaching, and direct work experience with astrologer and historian Richard Tarnas.
  • Over 20 years of training, apprenticeship, group leadership and teaching experience with Dr. Stanislav Grof.
  • Many years of counseling psychology training and practice, with a focus in Gestalt therapy.  Please note that I am not a professional therapist.
  • Certified Yoga Instructor, Integral Yoga.
  • Certified breathwork facilitator, Holotropic Breathwork (retired).
  • Skilled in group leadership and holding space for people in expanded states of consciousness.
  • Extensive experience with teaching astrology in many settings.
  • Daily personal meditation, yoga, astrology and tarot practice since 1992.
  • Committed to self development and inner work, having used many modalities, including:  psychotherapy, Holotropic Breathwork, sacred medicine work, conscious dance, The Hoffman Process family of origin work,  12 step work, The Human Awareness Institute work on sexuality and intimacy, and Burning Man rites of passage.
  • Deep engagement with the work of Alice Miller, Carl Jung, James Hillman,  Anne Wilson Schaef, Chris Bache, Gabrielle Roth, David Spangler, Dolores Cannon, Ram Dass, and Paramahansa Yogananda, amongst many others.
  • A love of metaphysical studies, channeled literature, the Life Between Lives research of Michael Newton, and a deep fascination with the whole world of UFOs and the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence on the Earth.
  • An abiding love for Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.


“Matthew Stelzner is one of the best and
most talented astrologers whose work I know
well. He brings to his practice a unique
combination of talents – an academic
background in psychology, extensive
personal and professional experience with
holotropic states, and extraordinary
astrological knowledge and intuition. I
recommend him as astrological consultant
to all serious seekers who are on a spiritual or
self-healing journey.”

Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Psychology of
                                                                     the Future and When the Impossible Happens


A recent interview in which I discuss my current approach to
working with clients.

Make an Appointment

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  *Please be sure to carefully convert time to your local time zone.


Initial two-hour consultation:  $350

Follow-up two-hour consultation:  $300

*I do have a couple of sliding-scale discounted slots available each month for those with financial need.  Please contact me directly at to inquire.

*All consultations are recorded, and an mp3 file, along with copies of your astrological birth chart, will be emailed to you after the session.


I offer six two-hour appointment times per week.

Monday   -noon and 7pm Pacific time

Tuesday   -10am and 6pm Pacific time

Thursday   -3pm and 7pm Pacific time

**I can sometimes add slots. If none of the available times work, please contact me at and let me know what might work for you.