Maya del Mar, Founder and Guiding Light
World-renowned astrologer Maya del Mar (pictured here at one of her favorite spots on the Golden Gate Headlands) started Daykeeper Journal online in September of 2000 with the help of her daughters Susan and Crystal. Maya combined nearly 40 years of astrological work with keen intuitive skills and a lifetime of teaching and counseling experience to provide her readers and clients with insightful and humanistic astrological guidance.
She was a skillful writer with a gift for combining the personal with the political in a wise and thoughtful way. Until her sudden passing in November of 2006, she single-handedly wrote most of every issue. In fact, her last act on this earth was writing Daykeeper’s monthly forecast. Her presence is deeply missed.
Here are Maya’s own words about the birth of Daykeeper Journal:
In 1994 James Redfield began to publish his monthly newsletter, The Celestine Journal, a “journal of synchronicity,” with a focus on consciousness and healing. Ann Buzenberg, in North Carolina, was the editor, and I was the astrology writer.
In 1998 James quit publishing his Celestine Journal. Ann and I took the plunge, and we took it over. We needed our own name, and Ann suggested Daykeeper.
This name, Daykeeper, resonates strongly for me. In the first place, this is my work, “keeping the days,” honoring the uniqueness of each special day through telling its story as I see it in the heavens.
Furthermore, I have a special affinity with Mexico, and there the Daysign Calendar of the indigenous people was basic in determining destiny. Each day was marked by one of 20 day signs, as was each 13-day “week,” and the daykeeper-astrologer determined a person’s character and life path by the day he/she was born.
Most of the day signs have nature names, and I resonate to that as well.
So when Ann’s life went elsewhere, and I began the web version of Daykeeper, I simply kept the name—with many thanks to Ann.
A simple, easy to read book about the Mayan daysigns is DAY-SIGNS, a fine book by Bruce Scofield. He interprets these ancient Central American day signs in western terms, and on the basis of experience in our modern world. There is amazing congruity between the traditional meanings and the current meanings which Bruce has discovered. You can find your day sign and check for yourself! This book was published by One Reed Publications, Amherst, MA. 1991. (You can take a look at this book on Amazon.com.)
Here at Daykeeper, Maya and her purpose are vividly alive in our hearts and minds as a beacon of inspiration as we carry on the caring, meticulous and adventurous spirit of her life’s work.
Current Staff & Regular Contributors
Susan Pomeroy, Editor and Webmaster
Susan Pomeroy, one of Maya’s three daughters, received her doctorate in geography before becoming a writer and designer. Since her mother’s passing, Susan has assumed full editorship of Daykeeper. When not working on Daykeeper, she helps small business owners whose web sites are not contributing to their businesses. She also facilitates Wild Mind Writing groups focused on overcoming trauma. She can be reached at .
Crystal Pallas Pomeroy
Crystal Pallas Pomeroy, one of Maya’s three daughters,
is a noted author, teacher and broadcaster on esoteric subjects. She leads
a spiritual ministry in Mexico City, where she lives with her
husband and son. Reach her by email at .
For more than 20 years, Terry Lamb (M.A. Linguistics, UC San Diego; C.A. NCGR, EEMCP) has been helping people to understand how cycles and energies work and interact in their lives. She augments her astrological acumen with energy medicine, Yijing (Chinese Book of Change), cosmology, psychology, and a broad range of health and spiritual studies.
Terry is among the nation’s most knowledgeable, insightful, and engaging astrologers. With pragmatic optimism and compassion, Terry’s approach has helped clients and students find their own way to “walk among the stars”. She is dedicated to using astrology as a way to create our future and free ourselves from “fate”. She goes along with Abraham Lincoln, who said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Her unique approach to astrology can be learned through her home study program (www.terrylamb.net/curriculum.htm) and her experiential hands-on apprenticeship program (contact her directly).
Her publications include Born To Be Together, The Cycles of Childhood (research monograph), and Astrology’s Magical Blends. In addition, she publishes terrylamb.net and is a staff columnist for daykeeperjournal.com, where she writes the Astrological Overview and Daily Success Guide. She can be reached for consultations, training, and bookings at .
Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, The Urban Wicca, former editor of “The Galactic Calendar” and past president of The Philadelphia Astrological Society.
Jessica Murray trained as a fine artist before graduating in 1973 from Brown University, where she studied psychology and linguistics. After a stint in political theatre in the heady early ’70s, Jessica moved to San Francisco and began studying metaphysics, where she has had a full-time private practice in astrology for more than 30 years.
Her book, Soul-Sick Nation: An Astrologer’s View of America, is available through her website, mothersky.com. In addition to her column in Daykeeper Journal and the monthly Skywatch on her website, MotherSky.com, Jessica’s essays appear in The Mountain Astrologer and other publications. Jessica can be reached at .