Astrology is part of the “old world” and was successfully used for centuries to help nations, leaders and individuals navigate their way through the mysteries of events that affect our lives. By mastering and following its basic principles, Astrology can be an incredibly useful map and guide for personal development. It has been used in the field of human psychology and broader human affairs alike. It is also a key tool in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine and has been used for centuries.
There is no better way of assessing your pyscho-spiritual Constitution than Astrology.
- It provides layers of insight into your psyche that no other tool can.
- It addresses both your conscious sense of self as well as your subconscious reactive self that is much harder to reach.
- It helps you understand why you are you and why you see the world so differently to others.
If you approach Astrology with an open mind, it is a perfect lens to help you peer into layers of your psyche that are almost unknowable by your conscious self.
From my experience, the more you learn to trust it, the more it reveals and keeps revealing over time.
Astrology uses a variety of methods that on the surface may seem illogical or contradictory. This is because its laws are not rooted in the material world so it does not follow the usual laws of perception. It appeals to a higher mind and more subtle intellect. It was revered by some great names including Carl Jung because it works. No one yet knows exactly why, but it does.
All systems of Astrology refer to the planets in our solar system, the signs of the zodiac, the houses in which the planets fall and the relationships they have with each other. I trained extensively in western Astrology and that is what I teach. I am aware of the basic tenets of Jyotish (Indian Astrology) and draw upon its teaching too but there are many technical aspects of Jyotish that I do not use. The two systems are based on different astronomical references but the essential nature of an individual shines through both systems regardless.
Astrology is a language we use to try and explain the relationship between the world around us and the cosmos our world is woven into. There is undoubtedly a co-relation between what happens here on earth and rest of the solar system. Our ancestors took note of their findings and soon began to use them to improve their lives. There was, so to speak, a time and a place for everything. In today’s scientific world, we have more reliable methods for measuring and understanding the laws that govern nature and are tempted to dismiss Astrology as an outdated system based on superstition and speculation. However, when you take the time to test Astrology, it becomes as evident as the nose on your face that there is something to it. It is a symbolic map of life hidden in plain view. Astrology teaches us about the nature of symbol and reveals and extraordinary pattern to reality that has existed under our very noses.
It is important to understand that the “stars incline but do not compel”. We can learn to recognise the cosmic weather patterns both externally in the world around us as well as within our own internal landscape. There are multiple cycles at work in our lives that do not belong to us but are equally a part of in the way we choose to live. In the words of Scott Peck, Life is difficult and Astrology can teach us to navigate through life more skilfully and help us to understand the symbolic nature of our difficulties. By learning Astrology, we come to the instinctive realisation that there is a higher purpose at work and we gradually learn how to unlock our own potential.
The gift of a symbol is that it can relate to a whole family of ideas. The Sun for example does not only represent our creative light, but also our physical heart, our father (our source) and our future. It represents our hero’s journey towards self-realisation.
We each have a birth chart that is a snap shot of the cosmos from the point of view of the date, time and place of our birth. It is a unique chart though much fascinating research has been done on the charts of twins born within minutes of each other in the same location.
I would be delighted to offer you an astrological consultation. I currently charge £90 for a 60 minute consultation.
What I offer
I can give you a deeper insight into your Prakrti or Constitution. The innate impulses of your psyche,, the difficulties that may arise from those impulses and strategies to help manage those difficulties. We all have impulses in relation to love, work, money, friends etc and astrology can really help us understand ourselves better. Astrology helps us to become aware of what is us and what is not us. It gives us a glimpse into our whole psyche whether we are conscious or not. We often grow into our charts over a long period of time in the sense that we are constantly evolving and maturing. A consultation can help us find the best possible version of ourselves as we are now.
Consultations take place online using the Zoom platform so you will need to download the zoom app onto your computer if you don’t have it already.
The consultation will be recorded and uploaded into a Google drive folder after which you will have 15 days to download it onto your own computer. Thereafter the folder will be deleted.
Computer generated reports
I offer good quality computer generated reports for just £10.00. You will obviously not get the detail or insight that you would get from an individualised reading but you will get a good overview of your chart from an astrologer who writes well.
What I do not offer
I do not offer predictive astrology. If you are looking for concrete information about love, children, money, fame etc then I am not the astrologer for you.There are many astrologers who use the art in this way but this is not what I do.
Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)
Though I am familiar with Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and may include elements in the reading, I am mainly trained and qualified to offer readings in western Astrology only. If you are looking for Jyotish, then it is best to use a specialist in this.
Unfortunately, I do not offer individualised written reports. I prefer a more interactive approach. I do however offer computer generated reports for just £10 which are good quality and give you a good overview of your chart.
Many people seem to want to buy consultations as a gift to their loved ones. We often want others to benefit from a service that we ourselves have benefited from. However, from experience, I have found that a consultation on this basis is not as successful because the receiver may not value the technique as much as you do and is less open to it. For this reason, I ask that clients approach me directly rather than by a third party.
Finally, I no longer offer live face to face readings unless they are part of an Ayurvedic consultation.
Courses and Workshop
Introduction to Western Astrology: Two day Intensive Programme (12 hour training)
Date: Saturday November 14th and 28th 2020
Cost: £197.00 (early bird till end of Sept) Full price £250
Location: Online (Zoom platform)
The Astrological birth-chart provides a holistic model of the psyche that is hitherto unparalleled in its scope and vision. It is a systematic approach to unwrapping the mysteries of your personal constitution and tying all the pieces of your life together. Astrology is based on the Law of Correspondence. Everything that is happening on a macrocosmic scale is also happening on a smaller or microcosmic scale in our own lives or so goes the maxim ‘as above, so below’.
Astrology views our solar system as a single unit of activity that revolves around the sun. Equally, it holds that we also have a solar nature and that other aspects of our being revolve around it. Each celestial body represents a different ‘organ’ of our psyche and their interaction is sometimes harmonious and sometimes acrimonious. These highs and lows are what make up the human condition and indeed the condition of every living thing.
By learning how to interpret our astrological birth chart, we can gain a deeper understanding of why we do what we do and how we relate to the world and others. It describes the kinds of experiences we seek and provides lots of suggestions for how we can find greater fulfilment in our work and personal life. Everything we experience is an extension of ourselves in some way including our place in the community. The more we understand the contradictions of our own nature, the more we can actualise and feel that our life has been well lived.
This two-day workshop will train you in the key rudiments of your own astrological chart.
By the end of the programme, you should be able to identify and have the tools to interpret:
- Four elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air)
- Three qualities (Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable)
- Twelve astrological signs
- Eight planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
- Two Luminaries (Sun and Moon)
- The major aspects (Conjunction, Opposition, Square, Trine)
- Twelve houses
What you will need:
Your date, time and place of birth (if you don’t know the time, it is still possible to interpret a chart but not as accurate)
Access to a stable WiFi platform
You will need to download the Zoom app onto you computer
A pencil and paper
A printer for printing off the worksheets and your birth chart beforehand
What you will get:
A copy of your birth chart.
The lectures will be recorded on Zoom and you will have access to them via Google Drive where you can download them and refer to them as many times as you like.