Gary Christen holds the first BA in Astrology awarded by an accredited university in modern times (Rutgers, 1974). He has been certified by various astrological organizations (including NCGR Level IV and AFA Professional). He is a founder and currently president of Astrolabe, Inc. (publishers of Solar Fire among other products). Known as a specialist in Symmetrical Astrology, Gary is recognized as having a wide range of knowledge of most astrological techniques. He has been practicing since 1969, teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally since 1972 and has been continuously employed in astrology since 1973 (including a job as a corporate astrologer for a NYC steel company). Gary has had a hand in the production of Journals, magazines, books, tools and software since 1974.