I began a serious study of Astrology at the age of sixteen, and have devoted
my entire professional life, (thirty-six plus years), exclusively to the study and
practice of Astrology.  I had my chart read at that time, reluctantly, and the
astrologer, Mrs. Vivian Butler, said some things to me that she could not have
known. My thought was:  "If astrology works, at any level, then there is
something very important going on here."  The scientific, religious,
philosophical, and spiritual implications are so interesting and profound.

I received my accreditation in Astrology from "The American Federation of
Astrologers" back in 1982.  At that time, I was the youngest person to pass
their eight hour test, and given my accreditation.  This testing required that all
mathematical chart calculations be done by hand, not by calculator or
computer.  "The American Federation of Astrologers" is one of the most
respected organizations in the world for the accreditation of astrologers.

I also teach classes, give lectures, conduct workshops and seminars, and
have been invited to speak at several national conferences given by various
Astrological Organizations and Groups.  I also do Group Readings, Parties,
and Charity Events.

I have written many articles in various national and local periodicals.  I have
been a guest speaker and lecturer for numerous cruise lines and have been a
featured guest and "on-air" personality for many radio and television
programs all over the country, and have hosted my own weekly radio talk
show called "Alternate Perspectives", in Wichita, KS, for two years.

I have over thirty-six years of experience as a full-time professional astrologer,
and have garnered a faithful world-wide clientele.  Over the years, the
information, counsel, and advice that I have given my clients, has proven an
invaluable tool to them.

All texts and all of the interpretations and advice given are original and
authored by me.  One of the key factors that I can attribute the accuracy of my
interpretations to, and is a major part of my "Readings", is the "Follow-Up":

During the year following the reading, you are invited and encouraged to call
me with any follow-up questions that you may have, and to let me know how
things are proceeding.  
This is part of the reading.  This method has helped
me to hone my interpretations and accuracy over the past 36 plus years.

Also, on a more personal note: Living at my Pluto line for 50 years, in Wichita
Kansas, has given me an excruciatingly close look at, and great personal
experience with, issues of life and death, physical mortality, psychological
crises, and great family dysfunction.  These kinds of things occurred
frequently beginning at age 4.  I have been 'around those blocks' many, many
times.  Now here in NC at my Sun and Venus lines, the difference has been
dramatic and positive in the extreme.

I approach astrology in a very scientific way: Planet A, in Sign B, Equals Effect
C.  I pride myself on a practical and down-to-earth philosophy.  It is a
psychological approach that will help you to see the basic motivating forces
in life, and in yourself.  My approach to Astrology is scientific and is results
oriented.  I believe you will find my interpretations unique and very helpful.
Thank You and Best Regards,             
Darrell Steen, P.M.A.F.A

This image shows the edge of the giant gaseous cavity within the star-forming region called NGC 3324.  The glowing
nebula has been carved out by intense ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from several hot, young stars.  A cluster of
extremely massive stars, located well outside this image in the center of the nebula, is responsible for the ionization of
the nebula and excavation of the cavity.  The image also reveals dramatic dark towers of cool gas and dust that rise
above the glowing wall of gas.  The dense gas at the top resists the blistering ultraviolet radiation from the central stars,
and creates a tower that points in the direction of the energy flow.  The high-energy radiation blazing out from the hot,
young stars in NGC 3324 is sculpting the wall of the nebula by slowly eroding it away.  Located in the Southern
Hemisphere, NGC 3324 is at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), home of the Keyhole Nebula and the
active, out-bursting star Eta Carinae.  The entire Carina Nebula complex is located at a distance of roughly 7,200
light-years, and lies in the constellation Carina.

                    One light-year = traveling @ 186,000 miles per second,
                        x 60 seconds per minute, x 60 minutes per hour,
                           x 24 hours in one day, x 365 days per year!
                             Multiplied By 7,200 To Reach NGC 3324!

To walk 1 light-year, at a moderate pace of 20 minutes a mile, it would take you 225 million years to complete your
journey, (not including stops for meals or the restroom).  If you started just before dinosaurs
appeared on Earth, you'd
probably be finishing your hike just about now.  Even if you hitched a ride on N.A.S.A.'s Mach 9.68x- 43A Hypersonic
Scram Jet, the fastest aircraft in the world, it would take about 95,000 years to cover the distance.

You'll need a pretty big travel bag too; for walking such a distance requires substantial supplies.  You'd need 2 trillion
Power Bars to fuel your trip.  You'd also produce a heap of worn-out shoes.  The typical pair of sneakers will last you 500
miles, so you'd burn through some 11.8 billion pairs of shoes; and all that effort wouldn't get you very far, astronomically
speaking, because the closest star to our Sun, is Proxima Centauri which is 4.22 light-years away!