|born on||14 October 1953 at 05:10 (= 05:10 AM )|
|Place||Manhattan NY, USA, 40n46, 73w59|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°46' 02°50 Asc. 08°52'|
American entertainer, a singer, actress and comedienne with a body of live work, some film and TV including credits in the 20th anniversary production of "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris."
In 1994, she won two $2500 lotteries on April 22 and 29, and she won the same in 2000 and 2001.
A professional astrologer, she appeared on the Ricki Lake show in November 1996, on Fox's "the O'Reilly Factor" in December 2000 and December 2001, and "The Caroline Rhea Show " in January 2003. In May 1998, her own astrology-comedy-talk show, "Karmic Relief" was included as part of Doug Stephan's national syndicated morning show. In 1999, Shelley was writing a column for "Sports Illustrated for Women" and, in 2003, one for Beliefnet.com..
A wisecracking, vibrant ball of energy who can barely sit still for more than two minutes, Ackerman oozes glamour with her fluffy, platinum blond hair, head-to-toe black ensemble and glittery jewelry. Not surprising, considering her multi-talented role as entertainer, singer, comedienne, actress, astrologer and admitted ham.
The daughter of an Orthodox rabbi from the lower East Side, Ackerman started pursuing her showbiz dreams at age 17, when she worked as a singing waitress at the famed Improvisation comedy club in midtown amid Billy Crystal, Jay Leno and Andy Kaufman.
She was on the job the night Kaufman auditioned at the club in 1973, now immortalized in the film "Man on the Moon." "It was so eerie for me to see this part of my life portrayed on film. ... Andy was sweet and vulnerable," she recalled. "Very complicated. I loved him. But you always got the feeling you didn't know him."
Before long, Ackerman was headlining at New York City cabarets and appearing on shows like "Saturday Night Live," "Kate and Allie" and in the soap opera "Guiding Light."
She became interested in astrology when she started seeking answers from the stars about her own life and soon found that she could read the chart better than the astrologer. Four years after turning professional, she started her syndicated radio show, "Karmic Relief," which is on hiatus (2000). She's working on a one-woman show and teaching a course in astrology at the New York Theosophical Society.
Judging from the brisk business she enjoys, she foresees the astrologer's role in society growing in the future. Her clients are willing to pay a minimum of $200 an hour for her interpretation of their charts, which she gets from a computer-generated program using their birth date and time, and the longitude and latitude of their birthplace.
"You would be shocked at who comes in for a reading," Ackerman says. "Shocked with a capital 'S.' Politicians, heads of universities, entertainers." From the charts, she's able to tell a person's psychological makeup, what's possible for the client and when, what's likely and when and to what to aspire.
"Good astrologers are good historians, social workers, crisis managers, midwives and family therapists," she says. "One woman told me she got more out of one hour with me than she had in ten sessions with a shrink."
- Work : Gain social status 7 May 1998 (Syndicated on Doug Stephan's radio show)
chart Placidus Equal_H.
- Financial : Gain significant money 15 September 2001 (won lottery for $2,500)
chart Placidus Equal_H.
LMR quotes her by phone 10/l992, B.C.
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Winnings/ Lottery (Won two lotteries)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
- Lifestyle : Work : Skills - Multi-faceted
- Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Column)
- Vocation : Writers : Humor
- Traits : Personality : Active (Energy)
- Traits : Personality : Gregarious/Extrovert