- Category : Healing-Fields-Alternative-methods
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Migration 2
American astrologer, hypnotherapist and teacher who was a member of NCGR's board, a former membership secretary and treasurer in the late 1990s. She also read and taught tarot. Herskovitz had served as committee person for UAC since its inception in 1989. She had been featured in adult education programs and was a frequent guest on radio and TV.
She moved to Baltimore in 1947 to marry her husband Irwin Herskovitz and they had forty years together, until his death in 1988. They had two daughters, Gayle Zola Hersksovitz-Stevens, also an astrologer, and Michel Herskovitz.
Margie worked as a nursing home administrator for many yeas. Later she owned her own business and in her late 70s or early 80s she became a water aerobics instructor.
Her passion was astrology and she was a frequent columnist and guest lecturer on cruise lines and within the US. In the early 1970s she began teaching astrology. In 1976 she opened the first metaphysical bookstore in the Baltimore area. In addition to her client practice, lectures, columns, and radio appearances, Margie worked hard in the astrological community. An NCGR Level IV and ISAR CAP, she was a life member of the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), National Council for Geocosmic Research(NCGR), International Society for Astrological Research ( ISAR) , Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), Organization of Professional Astrologers (OPA) and held numerous board positions. A great believer in community service she was an active fundraiser for Baltimore-area arts councils, museums, and for Cystic Fibrosis funds and others.
In addition to astrology, Margie's activities included a study of Kaballah and an interest in health and fitness. At age 71, she became a certified aquatics and water aerobics instructor.
Always interested in health and fitness, she started another career at age 71 becoming certified both as an Arthritis Aquatics and water aerobics instructor. She proceeded to teach at athletic clubs and retirement communities.
Her efforts on behalf of astrological organizations and her support of Kepler College were rewarded. In 2002, NCGR presented her with its Sisyphus Award for community service. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 2007, she moved to Las Vegas to recuperate. She was thrilled to be able to travel to Denver in order to attend UAC in May 2008 where she was awarded the Marion March Regulus Award for Community Service.
On the morning of February 6, 2009 she fell. Taken to the emergency room, she was subsequently transferred to a hospice center late that night. She suffered respiratory distress from overmedication and its antidote and died the next day, February 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, age 83.