Maressa Brown

Maressa Brown is a Los Angeles-based journalist and astrologer who has written parenting, astrology, pop culture, and general lifestyle content for nearly two decades. In addition to contributing to Well + Good, her work appears on PopSugar, Parents, InStyle, Shape, Washington Post, What to Expect, and more. She is the currently senior editor at and has previously served as an editor for Cosmopolitan, CafeMom, and First for Women. A graduate of Emerson College, Brown is a member of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She is the author of Raising Baby by the Stars: A New Parent’s Guide to Astrology (Artisan 2023) and Mercury Magic: How to Thrive During Retrogrades and Tap Into the Power of the Messenger Planet All Year Long (Workman Publishing 2024).