Jack Fertig began studying Astrology in 1969 and practiced professionally in San Francisco since 1977. A long time columnist for the San Francisco Bay Times and then the San Francisco Spectrum, he also wrote for the internationally syndicated Q Scope and a number of other journals and magazines. He taught classes and offered both personal and business consultations, but his principle interest was in outer planet motions and their correlations to social and historical changes.
He was a member of the San Francisco Astrological Society, the International Society for Astrological Research, the National Council for Geocosmic Research, a founding member of the Association For Astrological Networking, and was on the steering committees of AFAN and the San Francisco Astrological Society. In fall of 2008 Jack joined the faculty of the Online College of Astrology teaching Geo-political Astrology.
A longtime gay Bay Area activist, spiritual devotee, and one of the first Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - At age 57 he was stricken by liver cancer and died at home on August 5, 2012, with his partner of 18 years, Elias Trevino, and other family at his side.