Valerie Tejeda is a bestselling author of nonfiction and fiction books, an astrologer with a degree in psychology and certificates in astrology, tarot, and music therapy and meditation, and the creator of the digital brand Big Cosmic Energy.


She is the writer 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, as well as 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 writes fiction novels with themes of self-discovery: the adult contemporary romance Good on Paper, a #1 Amazon bestseller published by Hachette's Imprint Headline Eternal and Tantor Audio n 2022, 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 wrote stories about well-being, astrology, and pop culture. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Self MagazineVanity Fair, MTVTeen Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, 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 an astrologer who founded Big Cosmic Energy, a digital brand with content on pop-astrology and cosmic-inspired self-care. To book a one-on-one reading with Val, you can schedule it here, and you can also book her for live text readings on the Sanctuary Astrology app.

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