|born on||21 November 1941 at 02:50 (= 02:50 AM )|
|Place||Auckland, New Zealand, 36s52, 174e46|
|Timezone||NZT h12e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||27°54' 20°59 Asc. 10°27'|
New Zealand born Australian pro astrologer, involved for 38 years as of 2001. A member of the American and Australian Federation of Astrologers and has the largest full time, private consulting practice in Australia, with an international clientele exceeding 475,000. His website www.miltonblack.com.au attracts an average of 5,000,000 hits per year from all parts of the globe.
Milton currently writes the weekly investment star column and special stock market predictions for the Fairfax Newspapers Internet site, "Money Manager", with a yearly hit rate in excess of 15,000,000 hits per year. He also writes a weekly lucky numbers column for Woman’s Day, Australia’s top selling weekly magazine. Prior to these present publications Milton wrote the weekly stars column for Australia’s New Idea Magazine, for a period of 16 years. His popularity with readers makes him one of worlds most sought after personal astrologers.
Milton Black is renowned for his uncanny accurate forecast on world politics and economics. Many a politician and economist lend an ear to hear his weekly predictions, about future global economical trends, including subsequent stock market directions and possible overtones.
Milton's first introduction to National radio and television was in 1974 he was invited to appear as a regular guest on the then ever popular "Mike Walsh" Show, Channel 9 Network. Since then, he has appeared on the "Don Lane" Show, Channel 9 network, 11 AM on the Seven Network. Today Show", "Midday Show" with Ray Martin and Derryn Hinch, Channel 9 Network, 7.30 Report, ABC, "Good Morning Australia" with Bert Newton, Channel 10 Network. For the past seven years, Channel 10's live telecast of the "Melbourne Cup" four-day spring meeting includes Milton's segment on astrological lucky racing numbers and colors for punters. Milton also co-produced and hosted his popular local television show, "Black and Beyond", with Capital Television, Canberra, ACT.
Milton has appeared as a guest on many international media stations, including the USA, as well as most national and independent radio stations throughout Australiasia. He contracted for a period of four years with Canberra Radio network 2CC 1206 AM Stereo, 2GN Goulburn and 2XL Snowy Mountains, presenting his top rating syndicated talk-back, astrological variety show, "Black and Beyond", Sunday's 9.00 AM until Midday. Milton's weekly guests, include well known Australian Celebrities, International Artists, Sports Personalities, Federal and State Politicians. His broadcast reaches a regular local listening audience of around 420,000. Milton's, fast rising popularity and Sunday morning ratings, made him Australia’s most popular Astrologer. Milton is soon to release his radio syndicated "Morning Star Guide" throughout Australia and New Zealand. His 1900 Professional "Live Astro-Psychic" telephone line is gaining much popularity nationally.
Since 1999 Milton has written the yearly zodiac guide for international publishers, Harlequin, Mills and Boon, his average sales total 200,000 per year, in Australiasia and 180,000 copies in France and Italy. Milton was also a co-author of the 447-page hard cover book "Astrology Under The Southern Cross."
In October 2001, a flurry of communications over the internet brought up the question of some Ascendant Tables that some felt had been used by Black without copyright permission. The tirades and complaints reached the point of being slanderous. Black’s credentials were put to severe question along with his claim of an international clientele exceeding 475,000 and website count of an average of 14,500,000 hits per year from all parts of the globe. Though he states that The Federation of American astrologers [No Federation of American Astrologers can be found.] presently rates him in the top ten-astrologer worldwide, his critics state that the American Federation of Astrologers do not and have never rated astrologers as to any position relative to popularity. Black vigorously defended his position, stating that "At present, I receive in excess of 19,000,000 hits per year (approximately 56,000 hits per day) on my website according to my webhost daily statistics, this puts me in the top ten sites and I certainly don't need to waste my time with trivial issues like the one you have alleged. I would suggest you get on with the business of doing whatever-it-is you do and stop wasting my busy time. I have an excellent reputation world-wide, I do not rip off anyone, as you suggested and I take offence to that statement."
He further states, "It has been my own marketing, honesty and ethical reliability to clients, together with hard work and popularity that has given me my continued success. As far as my practice is concerned, it is huge, if you ever come to Australia, you will see for yourself, I have a full time staff of four and we run a very busy organization. I will personally pick you up from the airport in my latest model XJ8 Jaguar and you are quite welcome to stay with my wife and I (married 39 years) in our enormous $1,000,000 plus home, overlooking the National Capital of Canberra, ACT. I am proud of what I have achieved, including my other investment properties I have also worked so hard for over the years.
"I am a young 60 years of age this November (not many gray hairs as you can see by my photo taken November 1999 on my birthday) happily married for 40 years next March 20 and enjoy the biggest astrological and media practice in Australasia. "
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1974 ("Mike Walsh Show")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Yearly zodiac guide)
LMR quotes him by email 4/2001
In 2004, Sy Scholfield writes that Milton Black gives his data in an article in his astrology booklet: "Mum Dumped Me in an Orphanage at 9" ("Black and Beyond" January-March 2004, pp. 4-7): "I was born on Friday November 21st, 1941 at 3.08am in Auckland" (p. 5).
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Australia to New Zealand)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality ("Black and Beyond")
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
- Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Columns in papers and magazines)