Alan J. Ouimet S.F.O. has been a student of astrology since 1972 and a practicing astrologer since his retirement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1988 as a Special Agent specializing in Counter Intelligence and Terrorism matters. He is a graduate of St. John's University (History) and a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut (Political Science). Alan is also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO), since 1967, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th Century. He is the president and founder of the Franciscan Family Apostolate which cares for the destitute in India; he is a founding director of Heart2Heart USA Inc which cares for HIV/AIDS children in Kenya and the Connecticut Urban Education Fund caring for at-risk children in New Haven, CT. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Society of Former Special Agents of the F.B.I. Foundation which cares the needy among the F.B.I. family. Alan's primary interest is in astrological research especially from the medieval to modern historical point of view.