- Category : Author
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
American author; astrologer since the age of 11. The daughter of Dr. Zipporah Dobyns, she earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in June 1974, Phi Beta Kappa; her M.A. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles in July 1976. She was ordained a minister of the Los Angeles Community Church of Religious Science, May 1977 and awarded Doctor of Divinity by Community Church of Religious Science, November 1998.
From 1976-1995 Maritha taught astrology and psychotherapy techniques at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, Montana for Holistic Life Seminars each year in the summer.
From 1975 she co-led workshops for Association for Humanistic Psychology with Zipporah Dobyns and lectured and led workshops across the United States and Canada. She spoke at SouthWest Astrology conferences; International Society for Astrological Research conferences; American Federation of Astrologers conferences; National Council for GeoCosmic Research conferences, and United Astrology Congress.
From 1983-1998, Maritha was Editorial Director of ACS Publications, Inc. in San Diego, specializing in astrological textbooks and references. She wrote text interpretations for a number of computerized astrological reports, including Planetary Profile, Your Astro Analysis, Compatibility Profile, Astro Map Analysis, Relocation Profile, Astro Basics, Your Year Ahead, Your Past Lives, and more. Emphasize the psychological drives depicted within a horoscope.
In 1978 she published "Encounter Astrology" which teaches astrology experientially. From 1980 she began to speak at international conferences in the UK, Europe, Australia and Russia.
Her "Healing with the Horoscope, a Guide to Counseling" came out in 1982. In 1986 she authored "Complete Horoscope Interpretation." (Now re-titled "Astrology: The Next Step.") In 1991 she added "Astro Essentials; in 1994, "Planets in Signs, Houses and Aspects" and in 1997, "Your Starway to Love; Better Romance with Astrology." 1997: Authored "Past Lives, Future Choices" came out in 1997 and "Unveiling Your Future; Progressions Made Easy" in 1998.
Maritha continues to edit, teach, privately counsel clients, lecture and lead workshops across the United States and abroad from her home office in San Diego, CA.