Michael Mercury was born in Tokyo, Japan, and spent his early years in Puerto Rico, the birthplace of his mother. Over the years, he has lived in such varied locations as Switzerland, Iran, Germany, Canada, Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and throughout California. His exposure to many cultures and locales has helped him develop a unique perspective to astrology.
Mercury received his Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis, and he studied at the National Theater School of Canada in Montreal. He has acted in 45 stage plays over his career, and is a seasoned commentator, announcer, and actor.
He has ten years experience in television and filmmaking in California, and has produced a variety of television programs, including over 400 hours of original material that ranges from sporting events to interview shows. Additionally, he was an Associate Producer for one the first PBS Vegetarian Cooking Shows in America and Australia.
Mercury's interest in the occult, aura readings, and astrology began in Berkeley, California many years ago. He has stayed current in astrology by taking courses at Kepler College in Seattle, Washington, and by his continual pursuit of knowledge.
His studies in Buddhism, Zen, Kabbalah, Christianity, Hinduism, and The Way of the Sufis have shown him that an open heart and mind are the keys to the mysteries of life. He currently teaches his own unique style of Astro Yoga and Bikram Yoga.
As his travels suggest, Mercury has taken a serendipitous route to astrological talk show host and astrological columnist. For seven years, through 2005, he hosted the Sacramento-based radio talk show, "The Center of the Universe," on KDVS 90.3 FM. This became the highest-rated program in the station's history, drawing an estimated 50,000 listeners per week. Mercury was also on KXOA 93.7 FM and KVMR 89.5 FM in Grass Valley, California, and he can be heard today on his internet show, "Spirit Speaks," now available weekly on his website, www.michaelmercury.com. This one-hour program features audio clips from some of the greatest spiritual hearts and minds.
Mercury has had astrology columns in Solano Magazine (Fairfield), Decor & Style (San Diego), Health and Fitness (Sacramento), and Fork It! Magazine (Sacramento). His profound knowledge of astrology and ancient wisdom, and his insights into the human heart and condition, are insightful and illuminating. By using his intuition, quick wit, and prescient awareness, Mercury delivers a positive message that his readers and listeners have come to love.