Astrologer Anne - Vitae

Last Updated On : 13-Apr-2021
“For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple.”
–Astrologer Anne Nordhaus-Bike,
Follow the Sun

Astrologer Anne Nordhaus-Bike: Curriculum Vitae


Summary

Anne Nordhaus-Bike, "Astrologer Anne," is president of ANB Communications, a consulting, communications, and arts firm specializing in media and public relations, writing and editing, astrology, and art. Over the years, Anne has won more than a dozen writing, art, and communications awards, including an international award for astrological writing. Also an artist, she began exhibiting her work in 1998. In 2012 she published her astrology book, Follow The Sun, which includes her original zodiac watercolors. Since 2013, she has appeared as "Astrologer Anne" on WGN Radio and is a popular guest on other radio stations, podcast programs, and live events. She earned a degree in art history from the University of Chicago and has served in various capacities at the Gazette Chicago newspaper since its founding in 1983, joining its board of directors in 2004.

Professional History

Anne began her career as a business and technical writer, working at companies such as Ameritech and Dental Products Report. Later, she joined healthcare consulting firm Aon Hewitt, where she earned recognition as a national leader in communication and training and was one of the authors of Fundamentals of Flexible Compensation (John Wiley & Sons, 1992).

During these years, she also helped establish Gazette Chicago, a community newspaper, where she served as fine arts editor for two decades. In 2006, she launched Living in Harmony, an award-winning monthly astrology column for Gazette Chicago that ran for two years. She remains involved with the paper as assistant editor, member of the board of directors, and contributing writer.

She founded ANB Communications in 1993 as a business consulting and marketing communications firm serving Fortune 500 clients such as Accenture and Philips Medical Systems.

In 2002, ANB Communications began its evolution toward offering products and services inspired by Anne's expertise in astrology, fine art, and performing arts.

In 2011, her astrology and art book, Follow The Sun: A Simple Way To Use Astrology For Living In Harmony, was published.

Anne has won several journalism awards and in 1997 was added to the "Wall of Fame" of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.

Anne is featured on ExpertClick, a leading website that links experts in various topics to journalists and Google News. She also is listed in ExpertClick’s Yearbook of Experts, Authorities, & Spokespersons.

Professional Experience

  • President, ANB Communications, 1993 - present, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Editor and board member, Gazette Chicago newspaper, 2004 - present: Columnist, 1983 - 2008; Fine Arts Editor, 1983 - 2004, Chicago, IL
  • Communication Consultant and Benefits Training Expert, Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), 1987 - 1993, Lincolnshire, IL
  • Documentation and Training Specialist, Ameritech, 1986 - 1987, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  • Telecommunications Specialist, Moore Corporation, 1983 - 1986, Glenview, Illinois
  • Assistant Editor, Dental Products Report, 1981 - 1983, Skokie, Illinois
  • Graphic design artist and typesetter, Peters Phototypesetting Service, 1973 - 1981

Education

A.B., art history, cum laude
University of Chicago, 1981

Activities And Affiliations

  • President, ANB Communications, 1993 - present
  • Board of directors member, Near West Gazette Inc., 1983-present
  • Board of directors member, recruitment chair, and deputy communications chair, Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century-Chicago, 1994 - 2000
  • Member, American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR)
  • Member and Officer, Rosicrucian Order, 1998 - present; ongoing service as public speaker and lodge ritualistic officer
  • Member and Officer, Martinist Order, 1999 - present; ongoing service as public speaker and heptad officer

Publications

  • Astrology and arts blogger, 2008 – present: astrologeranne.com, annenordhausbike.com, artistanne.com, and anbcommunications.com
  • Jessie Burns Parke, Wikipedia article about Parke, a notable American artist now best known for creating the art for the Builders of the Adytum (BOTA) tarot deck
  • Contributing astrology writer, OpEdNews, 2009 – 2016
  • Follow The Sun: A Simple Way To Use Astrology For Living In Harmony, 2011
  • Living In Harmony astrology column, Gazette Chicago, 2006 - 2008
  • Political Correctness: A Misguided Kindness, Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, March 1992
  • Fundamentals of Flexible Compensation (John Wiley & Sons, 1992): wrote chapter on training design and delivery

Author Pages

Art And Exhibitions

In addition to her career as an astrologer, Anne is an award winning artist who has exhibited her paintings and mixed media art since 1998. See her complete art and exhibition history (including published works unrelated to astrology) at the About page of her Artist Anne website.

Published Artworks - Astrology-Related Art

Moonrise Over Lake Michigan II oil painting
Cosmic Inspiration News: Seasonal Currents newsletter, August 26, 2018, edition, and Heliastar astrology website, 2018

Scorpio watercolor
Scorpios for Hillary website, 2013

12 astrology watercolors (Aries through Pisces) and Jane Addams watercolor portrait
Featured images for the book Follow The Sun: A Simple Way To Use Astrology For Living In Harmony, published 2011

Glorious Sunrise oil painting
Cover image for the book Follow The Sun: A Simple Way To Use Astrology For Living In Harmony, published 2011

Scorpio watercolor
Open House Staging website, 2009

Astrology watercolors
Living in Harmony monthly column, Gazette Chicago, May 2006-April 2007

For additional works published in broadcast, print, and online media, see the Artist Anne website.

Astrology Speaking Engagements And Multimedia Presentations

Anne has been active in speaking, performance, and multimedia for many years, including public speaking on astrology, spirituality, and art; poetry workshops and recitation; theatre; and music. Many of her presentations combine her art with various aspects of performance.

For a complete list of all her speaking and multimedia presentations (including events unrelated to astrology) visit the "Speaking Engagements And Multimedia Arts Presentations" section on the About page of her Artist Anne website.

Podcasts are available for most of Anne's media appearances. See the podcast section to enjoy them now.

Astrology Radio And Podcast Appearances

  • Facebook Live With Elias Patras, February and March 2021
  • Undebatable Podcast, January 2021
  • Vibe Selection Podcast With Host Kyra Mahoney, November 2020 and January 2021
  • Regular guest, nationally syndicated Anna & Raven Show (originating from Star 99.9 WEZN-FM Bridgeport, CT, and WALK 97.5 FM, Long Island, NY), October 2020 - present
  • Regular guest, WGN Radio, AM 720 Chicago, 2013 - present: with Phil Manicki, 2021 – present; Ji Suk Yi Show, 2019 – 2020; Pete McMurray Show, 2019; and Frank Fontana Show, 2013 – 2019
  • Guest, Spiritual Skincare Sundays podcast with Rachael Pontillo, April 24, 2016

Astrology Presentations - Mystical And Business

The Great Aquarian Leap: Our Next Mystical Era
Online multimedia presentation about the December 2020 grand conjunction in Aquarius and other key Aquarian indicators heralding humanity’s shift into the Aquarian Age. Included original astrological research as well as music, exercises, and meditations. Toronto Lodge AMORC Thursday night online workshop, Toronto, April 8, 2021

Mystical Astrology Behind Self-Mastery And Fate With The Cycles Of Life
Online multimedia presentation on the true astrological basis for H. Spencer Lewis’s 1929 book, Self-Mastery And Fate With The Cycles Of Life. Included new findings from historical and astrological research, period images, and mystical exercises and music. Toronto Lodge AMORC Thursday night online workshop, Toronto, March 25, 2021

The Mystical Power Of Reflection
Online multimedia presentation on the 2020 winter solstice. Included original astrological information as well as artwork, music, exercises, and meditations. Nefertiti Lodge Tuesday night online workshop, Chicago, Dec. 22, 2020

The Great Aquarian Leap: Our Next Mystical Era
Online multimedia presentation on the December 2020 grand conjunction in Aquarius and other key Aquarian indicators heralding humanity’s shift into the Aquarian Age. Included original astrological research as well as music, exercises, and meditations. Nefertiti Lodge Thursday night online workshop, Chicago, Dec. 10, 2020

Mystical Astrology Behind Self-Mastery And Fate With The Cycles Of Life
Online multimedia presentation on the true astrological basis for H. Spencer Lewis’s 1929 book, Self-Mastery And Fate With The Cycles Of Life. Included findings from historical and astrological research, period images, and mystical exercises and music. Nefertiti Lodge Thursday night online workshop, Chicago, Dec. 3, 2020

The Mystical Power Of Stillness
Online multimedia equinox celebration with seasonal attunements, art, astrology, music, and closing meditation designed to experience personally the “mystical power of stillness” that arrives with Libra and the September equinox. Nefertiti Lodge Tuesday night online series, Chicago, Sept. 22, 2020

Creating Peace: An Attunement With Rosicrucian Nicholas Roerich
Multimedia workshop about noted artist and mystic Nicholas Roerich and including biographical details, astrology analysis of Roerich’s chart, details on his mystical work and significance, readings from his writings, and musical selections to immerse attendees in Roerich’s artistic milieu. The event also included a mystical attunement and peace meditation in honor of Roerich’s extensive work for peace as well as the unveiling of a watercolor portrait of Nicholas Roerich created specifically for this event. Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Feb. 23, 2020

Star Arts
Hands-on workshop featuring astrological presentation and guided fingerpainting meditation, Nefertiti Heptad, Chicago, Dec. 15, 2018

The One Astrology Factor EVERY Business Must Know About To Be Successful
Chat @ 8 networking group, Five Seasons Family Sports Club, Burr Ridge, IL, Nov. 28, 2018

Rosicrucian Inquiry On Astrology
Special interview guest for weekly workshop, which included an in-depth interview, audience Q&A, and a guided meditation led by Anne; the evening also featured her Mystical Portrait sculpture, Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, July 12, 2018

The Way Of The Rose
Featured speaker and artist; presentation showcased original writing and Mystical Portrait sculpture, Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Oct. 8, 2017

3 Mistakes Leaders Make That Lead To Dysfunctional Teams
Astrology for business presentation, Schaumburg Township District Library business program series, Schaumburg, IL, June 26, 2017

3 Mistakes Leaders Make That Lead To Dysfunctional Teams
Astrology for business presentation, Business Fundamentals Bootcamp, Northern Illinois University-Naperville campus, Naperville, IL, May 19, 2017

Art and Astrology for Libra Time
Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Oct. 8, 2015

Mutable Signs in Astrology
Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Dec. 18, 2014

Cardinal Signs in Astrology
Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Dec. 4, 2014

Art and Astrology for Mystics: Virgo and Our Quest for Perfection
Featured workshop speaker; presentation included astrology, original artwork, guided visualization, and closing meditation exercise, Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Aug. 24, 2014

Take Care of Yourself Through Art, Astrology: Why Summer Solstice 2014 Is This Year’s Best Time for “Taking Care”
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors for the Women Engaged and Educated (WEE) women’s client group, Peaceful Parlour, Geneva, IL, June 4, 2014

Astrology On The Go
Personalized astrology learning sessions, Peaceful Parlour, Geneva, IL, spring - summer, 2014

Art and Astrology 2014: Opportunities for Mystics
Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Jan. 18, 2014

Astrology Roundtables
Small group astrology classes "at home with Astrologer Anne," co-sponsored by SideTour, Chicago, summer - autumn, 2013

Art and Astrology 2013: The Year of Feeling and Great Opportunity for Women
Co-sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs for Women Engaged and Educated (WEE) women’s client group, Urban Grille, Geneva, IL, September 12, 2013

Art and Astrology 2013: The Spring Equinox ‘Power Time’
“Authors Articulating,” Talk Radio Network with Jo-Anne Vandermeulen, March 18, 2013

Astrology, Art, Music, and Mysticism
Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, Oct. 18, 2012

Using Art and Astrology for Life Balance and Time Management
“Authors Articulating,” Talk Radio Network with Jo-Anne Vandermeulen, Sept. 24, 2012

Book signing and author interview for Follow The Sun astrology and art book
DeLux Bar & Grill, Chicago, Aug. 5, 2012

Journey Within arts video screening and Going Home play’s art and musical highlight video screening
Nefertiti Lodge and Heptad and Logia Chicago Mystical Weekend, Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, July 28 – 29, 2012

Who Was Louis-Claude de St. Martin: Some Astrological and Artistic Insights
Nefertiti Lodge and Heptad and Logia Chicago Mystical Weekend, Nefertiti Lodge, Chicago, July 29, 2012

Astrology and Art for Living in Harmony
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Women Engaged and Educated (WEE) women’s client group, Makray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington, IL, June 20, 2012

How Astrology Can Help You Manage Time
Astrology For Time Management training for authors and others in the writing and publishing industry, Promo Day online conference, May, 2012

Book launch for Follow The Sun: A Simple Way To Use Astrology For Living In Harmony
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, April 22, 2012

Astrology and Art for Time Management
“Authors Articulating,” Talk Radio Network with Jo-Anne Vandermeulen, April 9, 2012

Astrology and the Way of the Heart
Nefertiti Heptad, Chicago, Aug. 18, 2007

Media Coverage


Press Releases

Anne is listed as an astrology expert on ExpertClick, a leading website that links experts in various topics to journalists and Google News. She also is listed in ExpertClick’s "Yearbook of Experts, Authorities, & Spokespersons."

Visit the ANB Communications press room on ExpertClick and on PRLog, a leading public relations website that distributes press releases and other media information.

Broadcast Media

Anne has appeared numerous times on radio and podcasts to talk about astrology:

  • Regular guest, nationally syndicated Anna & Raven Show (originating from Star 99.9 WEZN-FM Bridgeport, CT, and WALK 97.5 FM, Long Island, NY), October 2020 - present
  • Regular guest, WGN Radio, AM 720 Chicago, 2013 - present: with Phil Manicki, 2021 – present; Ji Suk Yi Show, 2019 – 2020; Pete McMurray Show, 2019; and Frank Fontana Show, 2013 – 2019
  • Facebook Live With psychic medium and motivational speaker Elias Patras, February and March 2021
  • Undebatable Podcast, January 2021
  • Vibe Selection Podcast With Host Kyra Mahoney, November 2020 and January 2021
  • Guest, Spiritual Skincare Sundays podcast with Rachael Pontillo, April 24, 2016

In addition, her artwork has been featured in a major motion picture and on television. Find out more in the "Media Coverage" section on the About page of her Artist Anne website

Print Media

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • New York Daily News
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Hartford Courant
  • South Florida Sun Sentinel
  • Daily Press, Newport News, VA
  • The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley and Allentown, PA
  • The Virginian Pilot
  • Today's Chicago Woman
  • Chicago Reader
  • Southwest News-Herald
  • Windy City On The Cheap
  • Brighton Park Life
  • Gazette Chicago
  • Southwest New Herald
  • Yearbook of Experts, Authorities & Spokespersons

Online Media

  • University of Chicago Taking The Next Step event - Journalism and Publishing: Make Your Mark on Printer’s Row panel discussion, Jan. 11, 2014; panel audio recording available on iTunes (see the “With the continuously…” item under “Description” column for 3/10/14) and panel video available on YouTube, Taking The Next Step event (audio version on iTunes for 3/10/14)
  • Uproxx.com
  • Burgess Bulletin
  • supportingstrategies.com
  • createyourskincare.com podcast (and YouTube) - hear podcast
  • McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce website
  • Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce site
  • WIM3 website
  • peacerfulparlour.com

Other Online Publications And Sites


Astrology, Spirituality
  • The Mountain Astrologer
  • MysticMama.com
  • Atlanta Astrology Examiner
  • Spiritual Wisdom Magazine
  • Metaphysics Today
  • Aloha Astro
  • Tarot Times
  • Tarot Times Two
  • The hulyaayksan Daily
  • Girls Of Steele Boxing, Las Vegas
  • Radio Crystal Blue Daily
  • TheCrossing 2012 Astrology newspaper
  • Ye Olde Mystic Shoppe
  • Love Peace and Harmony
  • Lucas 2012 Infos
  • Spiritual and Healing Practices, allthingshealing.com
  • Lilly Roddy Show Astrology Today
  • AstroUnion Today
  • Psychics Universe
  • Planetary Vibrations Around the Web
  • Psychic Bloggers
  • GemSelect.com
Art
  • MutualArt
  • DesignerPrints.com
  • Photograph newspaper
  • Home Design Journal
General
  • DailyWorth.com
  • Naperville Patch
  • Northwest Herald
Other
  • Andromo App News
  • Vandermeulen’s Marketing Directory
  • eMerce Content
  • Better Time Management
  • Front Row Lit
  • Flevum Executive Daily Newspaper
  • ExpertBook Trade Show Inserts Collection
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