Alan Annand is an astrologer with 30+ years of consulting and teaching. A graduate of the British Faculty of Astrological Studies, he subsequently served as the Faculty’s North American tutor for five years, with students across Canada, USA & Mexico.

He co-founded the Astrological Society of Montreal, and for several years was their President, principal teacher and media rep. During this time he also spoke at several national conferences.

He later studied Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) and Hasta (palmistry) with Hart de Fouw in New Mexico and California, and was subsequently certified by the American College of Vedic Astrologers. He has a practice in Toronto, often visits Montreal, and offers Skype consultations for everywhere else.


  • Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies
  • Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrologers


  • Kama Yoga (Vedic astrology)
  • Kala Sarpa (Vedic astrology)
  • The Draconic Bowl (sidereal/traditional Western astrology)
  • Parivartana Yoga (Vedic astrology)
  • Mutual Reception (sidereal/traditional Western astrology)
  • Stellar Astrology, Vols. 1-3 (Vedic astrology)
Articles in print
  • “Marital Bias in the Horoscope: To tie the knot or not?” The Career Astrologer, Fall 2022
  • “Prime Malefics & Murderers,” AFA Research Journal Vol. 19, 2019
  • “Three Astrologers with Mutual Reception,” ISAR Journal, April 2019
  • “Mercury Retrograde in Disasters,” AFA Research Journal Vol. 18, 2018
  • “Palmistry & Planets,” WellBeing Astrology Magazine, 2010
  • “Carlos Castaneda & the Myth of Don Juan,” The ACVA Journal, Spring 2009
  • “When Mercury Goes Retro,” The Mountain Astrologer, June/July 2008
  • “Clifford Olson’s Life of Crime,” The FCA Journal, Summer 1986
  • “Mayan Astrology,” American Astrology, February 1982


Before switching to writing about astrology, Alan was a writer for the railway and mining industries, a novelist and scriptwriter, a human resources manager, and an underground surveyor.

As a novelist, his favored genre is the mystery thriller. His New Age Noir series, featuring a Vedic astrologer as a protagonist, has been lauded by readers for its seamless integration of the occult arts into these compelling mysteries. One reviewer likened the series to “Sherlock Holmes with a horoscope.”


  • Scorpio Rising, mystery, New Age Noir #1
  • Felonious Monk, mystery, New Age Noir #2
  • Soma County, mystery, New Age Noir #3
  • Al-Quebeca, police procedural
  • Antenna Syndrome, SF mystery
  • Harm’s Way, mystery/thriller
  • Hide in Plain Sight, mystery/suspense
  • Specimen & Other Stories, short fiction
  • Bearknife Gold, adventure
  • Commando Attack, WW2 action
  • Skyraiders, WW2 action


  • The Paper Bag Princess, 30-minute kids’ animation for the “Bunch of Munsch” series, CINAR, Montreal
  • David‘s Father, 15-minute kids’ animation for the “Bunch of Munsch” series, CINAR, Montreal
  • Till Death Do Us Part, 30-min mystery radio drama, CBC Radio Arts, Montreal


  • Authors’ Guild of America, New York
  • Crime Writers of Canada, Toronto