Shelly Leal is a writer, teacher, singer/songwriter, lifelong spiritual seeker and learner. She has a strong, heart-centered desire to help others reach their full potential and creativity. She believes that knowing and understanding ourselves leads to greater healing and acceptance of ourselves and others, leading to a more peaceful and loving world for all. She believes that astrology is an empowering tool for such knowledge.
Shelly has a Masters in Education, Special Education and Reading, and taught in NYC public schools for 20 years as a special education teacher. She has observed, and taught, that having self-awareness empowers one with freedom of choice of how to positively respond in any situation, and to choose love.
A spiritual seeker since she was 5, Shelly has studied the teachings of Meher Baba and others. Her thirst for knowledge, understanding and well-being has led her to study energy systems, archetypes, homeopathy, chakras, flower essences, and, of course, astrology, which she has studied for 15 years, 10 of which she studied with Stephanie Azaria. Shelly has been a part of Stephanie’s master classes, some of which have worked with the newest planetary archetypes. She is currently a student of Stephanie’s groundbreaking Cosmic Consciousness system, working towards certification. Shelly is grateful to be a part of this system, and for Stephanie’s encouragement and tutelage.
As someone who loves to read and communicate through writing, Shelly has two blogs; one about education, Tales Out of School (http://edutales.wordpress.com/ ), and another called The Other Side of 60 (http://slealblog.wordpress.com/), about her experiences in the 6th decade of life. She believes that we can all benefit from each others’ shared experiences, realizations, and insights. Combining her love of writing and astrology, Shelly seeks to apply astrology and Cosmic Consciousness to our evolving consciousness of ourselves and our world.