Lana Kirtser was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1979. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. For the past twenty five years, she has worked as an information systems consultant and project manager in Southern California. Her interest in astrology began during her first Saturn return while attending lectures and classes at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. Between 1995 - 2001 she studied astrology with various teachers associated with the Aquarius Workshops. Her first mentors were Gloria Stein and Marion March.
In 1996, largely out of necessity, Lana began her journey into the 'terra incognita' of astrological rectification methodology; owing to her place of birth, and like many of her future clients, Lana's birth certificate had no birth time information. For fifteen years Lana devoured every book she could find in either English or Russian that offered rectification analysis, she sought out astrologers in every corner of the world who could share their experience and knowledge with her.