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David Bowie

Joyce looks at the chart of David Bowie, who passed away on 10th January. This item first appeared on Joyce’s blog in April 2013. Musician and style icon David Bowie was born on 8th January 1947 at 09.00 in Brixton, London. In 2013 he was the subject of an exhibition at the V and A

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The Psychological Significance of the Horoscope

Bruno & Louise Huber explain the psychological significance of the horoscope and its five levels in this edited extract from ‘The Astrological Houses’, which was the first and foundational book in their series on astrological psychology. This is one of an occasional series of posts where we highlight some of the basics of astrological psychology

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Donald Trump

Joyce examines the chart of the controversial Donald Trump, and notes its significant ‘Megaphone’ aspect figure. If you’ll pardon the pun, this man has been trumpeting forth on a variety of controversial subjects for the past few months as he ramps up his bid to be nominated as the Republican Party candidate to become the

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London Astrological Psychology Group

 The London Astrological Psychology Group has been established for a number of years and meets in Battersea about once a month on Saturdays from 2-5pm. My flat is opposite the Battersea Flower Station. Our next session, on Saturday 9 July, will focus on Sun, Moon, Saturn, and the family chart. Would anyone wishing to attend

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Classical Indicators of Intelligence in the Horoscope

Bruno Huber summarises the three classical indicators of intelligence in the horoscope – Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter, in this extract from his book ‘Astrological Psychosynthesis’. This material was first published in German in 1981 under the title ‘Intelligenz im Horoskop’, and provides a good astrological-psychological background to the previous blog post ‘Why did I do

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Why did I do that?

I was recently asked why I had done something that was apparently rather ill-judged, and realised that I had no idea why. I had just done it. Of course, I could produce plausible reasons as to why I had done it, even try to justify it, and there might be an element of truth in

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Conjunction Issue 64

This is the publically visible, clickable version of Conjunction Issue 64, November 2015. You will not be able to access articles only visible to members from this version. Editor’s Notes Welcome to the new-style, all-interactive Conjunction, integrated into the website. This issue is a bit experimental, so please comment if you think it can be

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Simplicity

You may have heard the phrase “keep it simple, stupid” (or K.I.S.S. as it is sometimes written in abbreviated form). Simplicity is one of the transpersonal qualities identified in Assagioli’s Psychosynthesis and it’s a quality which pervades Astrological Psychology. The natal chart is an essay in simplicity – clear, uncluttered, easy to absorb visually and

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Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)

The graphic artist, M. C. Escher, known to his friends as Mauk, was born on 17 June 1898, at 07:15, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (Rodden Rating: AA). His chart resembles a paper aeroplane with green wings and has a vertical emphasis. Seven planets are in the fourth quadrant, and five are in airy Gemini, Sun with

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Glove Puppets

For some time now I’ve felt a bit lost and in a sort of in-between stage; a door in my life seemed to have closed and everything was on hold as if waiting for something new to emerge. Then on a recent trip to London I came across a book written by Amy Mindell called

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A Map of Happiness?

Some years ago I went on a weekend course about Positive Psychology. I enjoyed it, filed away my notes and then forgot about it ….. Since then ‘The Happy City’ Project in Bristol began and a ‘Happiness Habits’ course was advertised. I enrolled and have to say it was one of the best practical eight

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Victor Hugo

This post by Wanda Smit is the first part of an article available in full to members in the APA Members’ Area. Victor Hugo – Poet, Peer, Exile Par Excellence Victor Hugo’s chart image resembles a boat firmly anchored in the collective sphere where most of Hugo’s planets reside. Its two sails with Jupiter conjunct

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Leo Rising

Leo Rising: The story of the Astrological Lodge of London, by Kim Farnell (Maidstone: My Spirit Books, 2015), www.astrolodge.co.uk As many readers will know, the Astrological Lodge of London was founded by Alan Leo (1860-1917) on 13 July 1915 and held its first meeting on 13 September the same year. So, in 2015, we have

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Reflections on Astrological Psychology

This is an edited version of the final words spoken by Bruno Huber at the last seminar he gave in England in 1998. The full text is in the book ‘Astrology and the Seven Rays’. There is a need for a certain purity of that kind of astrology which we do, because it is so

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Dear Pluto

It’s good to see you back in the news after that terrible time in August 2006 when you were demoted from your status as a planet in our solar system by a group of scientists and astronomers who’d got together in Prague to do the deed. You were downgraded to a dwarf planet. That meant

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