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Lynne Crandall 

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Lynne Crandall

Psychic Astrologer/Journalist/Artisan Botanical Perfumer 

Lynne is a journalist and nationally known Great Lakes astrology columnist, astrologer, artisan perfumer, newspaper columnist, and the press person for the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  She currently lives in Okemos, a suburb of East Lansing, Michigan.  She lives and works just minutes from Michigan State University, where she, her parents and her maternal grandmother, attended college (we all graduated - whew! and yes, we are MSU sports fans).  

Lynne has traveled throughout the world and lived in London, Copenhagen, and Manhattan.  In Copenhagen she worked as an 'au pair' and helped was the daytime manager of Gallery Allen, an art gallery owned by the beautiful and well known Danish woman, Jytte Allen, who until recently owned the Portobello Antique Shop in Vancouver, Canada)  After living in NYC, Lynne returned to Michigan where her family resides. 

Lynne's aunts, Alice Galmore and Elaine Saxton, wrote about the family history in Michigan, in their genealogy history, The Malpass Family of East Jordan, Michigan. Lynne is the great granddaughter of William Ellis Malpass, the father of the family about whom the books is written.

She spent much of her childhood and all of her summer vacations and holidays, on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Summers were spent in Northern Michigan, near Walloon Lake, where Ernest Hemmingway summered years before she was born, (his feet - and pen - left a big imprint). East Jordan, where her parent's spent their childhood and her mother's family still resides and nearby Petoskey, Charlevoix, Traverse City, and Saugatuck, on Michigan's west shore near Chicago, are still her favorite places to spend time.

She has a  cat Tigerlily (full name Princess Tigerlily Buttercup, Queen of the Faeries), a small Russian Ballet Doll collection (made at the Old Imperial Workshop of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia,  from authentic ballet costume fabrics), and a special interest and small collection of antique and period clothing and fabric from around the world (clothes from antique Indonesian blankets, from hand woven, hand died, and hand sewn cloth from a nomadic tribe of India, from antique linen tablecloths of Ireland, etc), exotic essential oils, unusual and precious stones and minerals.   

She drives a 1988, maturing Toyota station wagon whose predecessors, "the Bedouin Princess", "the Nubian Queen", and "Nimue" also "maturing" Toyota wagons, were well known figures of authority and adventure throughout the region.

Lynne was, until the Gannett newspaper cut back 20 per cent of its production, a self-syndicated Astrology Advice column that reached 75,000 newspaper readers in Michigan and South Carolina.  She also works and consults in aromatherapy and has used natural fragrancing and flower essences as part of her astrology practice for many years.  

She started her career as a journalist as a correspondent working for the Lansing Bureau of UPI and later free-lanced for the Detroit Free Press.  She went on to work as a broadcast journalist and News Director for MacDonald Broadcasting, and contributed stories to Associated Press Radio as well as working as media consultant on a Congressional campaign.  She is a newspaper, magazine, and broadcast journalist, as well as a press and news consultant.  

She authored two activity books for children based on the history of Michigan that are in the Library of Michigan                     

Her art work (which can be seen sitting or hanging around her home) in photography, pastel and charcoal drawings, welded steel and cast bronze sculpture has been exhibited in various art centers, art exhibits, and galleries around Michigan .


I have always believed that astrology helps develop a sense of who we are as a individuals.  Here are some quotes on individualism from a couple of famous writers.

Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Prize Winning Poet

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even / if you will / eccentricity. Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Prize winning Russian Writer and Poet 1940 - 1987.  

I wrote to Brodsky for a few years since I was interested in writing poetry myself.  I asked him whether he liked the translation of his works. He said, "I suppose they did the best they could."

Vassily Grossman, Russian Writer

"What constitutes the freedom, the soul of an individual life, is its uniqueness. The reflection of the universe in someone's consciousness is the foundation of his or her power, but life only becomes happiness, is only endowed with freedom and meaning when someone exists as a whole world that has never been repeated in all of eternity. Only then can they experience the joy of freedom and kindness, finding in others what they have already found in themselves." Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

Lynne's Experience

Lynne is a nationally known astrologer.  She has appeared in newspaper articles, radio and television interviews in major cities throughout the country.  Her weekly astrology column appeared in various Gannett newspapers in Michigan and South Carolina and was seen by 75,000 newspaper readers.  It is now available on this site.  

She has had a full time national practice for 20 years and has worked with numerous clients.  Among them are individuals and companies.  Lynne has been a personal and business advisor to investment groups, top gun pilots, minor European royalty, internationally known journalists, Hollywood television actors and actresses, writers, producers, comedians, distinguished New York film makers, a furniture manufacturer, roofing company, ladies clothing boutique, beauty salons and day spas,  text book companies,  attorneys, doctors, holistic medicine practitioners, internationally known chefs, and scientists, East Coast choreographers, .  

She is currently teaching tarot it as a tool for intuitive recognition of patterns at a crime scene to a criminal justice student and she often teaches it as a tool for developing intuition.  Her students have included published poets and artists looking for new creative approaches.

Aromatherapy and Natural Fragrances

Lynne also develops and blends artisan natural fragrances.  She feels that this helps people bring out their inner beauty.  

She also uses it to create an alchemy with astrology to help clients bring out their deeper potential for growth and change.  


She also lectures and teaches workshops and classes on astrology, aromatherapy and the alchemy of natural perfume blending, the development of intuition, and tarot, throughout Michigan.

E-mail lynne@caravansrai.com  

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