Valerie Tejeda is the author and narrator of Self Care by the Signs, a #1 Audible bestseller, a #1 Amazon bestseller, an AP bestseller, and an Editor's Pick for Best of the Month, and Self Care by the Moon, an Audible Top 10 Listen and Editor's Pick for a 2021 favorite in self-development. Both published by Audible Originals, these uplifting productions work together to help attune self-care practices to the natural cycles of the moon and the astrological signs and seasons.

In addition, she is the author of fiction novels: the upcoming adult romantic comedy, Good on Paper, releasing July 12, 2022 and published by Hachette's Imprint Headline Eternal, and the satirical young adult urban fantasy, Hollywood Witch Hunter, published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Valerie's author work is represented by The Bent Agency

As a journalist, she specialized in stories about mental health, well-being, and pop culture. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Self MagazineVanity Fair, MTVTeen Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Latina, and more. She's had multiple articles cited in scholarly journals, including Oxford University Press. Her story highlighting the Latino bullying epidemic in schools (published in 2013) earned her national acclaim.

She is also the creator of the digital pop astrology brand Big Cosmic Energy. Val has spent over a decade studying astrology, specifically astropsychology, ancestral astrology, and lunar astrology. She has BA in psychology and certifications in astrology and music therapy.


Valerie is a Californian who loves iced coffee, palm trees, and asking people, "When’s your birthday?" when she first meets them.

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