This appreciation of Michael Huber, by his first wife Perla Sicher, appeared in Astrolog 254, October 2023. Translated with the assistance of Google Translate.
I’d only been married for two months when my sister asked me to go with her on an astrology course in Achberg, Germany. There I met Michael Huber for the first time. He taught us how to calculate horoscopes. This encounter left a deep impression on me, that I repressed as I was newly married – a relationship with Michael was out of the question.
After a few months we met again and fell in love with each other. We could not and no longer wanted to let each other go. It was fortunate that the man I was married to met another woman at the same time, and wanted to live with her. To this day they are happily married, with children and grandchildren.
The years I spent with Michael were exciting, lively and passionate. I learned a lot, especially about astrology, which was Michael’s passion. From an early age he was intensively involved with astrology and had a great intuitive talent for interpreting horoscopes.
We gave courses and seminars together, and consultant training in Achberg. That was for a great joy for me, but often also an enormous challenge. Michael was very sought after by the astrology students and many fell in love with him. The very deepest, most intimate and most beautiful thing were our four children together and our love for them. Since I continued my career as a kindergarten teacher, Michael was ‘house husband’ and was present when the children got home from school. He enjoyed cooking and conjured up wonderful meals. We all particularly loved his delicious sauces, which are fondly remembered to this day.
Michael was a father with a generous, warm, creative heart. When the children were born, he composed a song for each child. Every evening he played the guitar for them to fall asleep to. Music played an important role for Michael; he had a huge record collection. We traveled a lot as a family and had many beautiful experiences. He built sandcastles with his children. Michael loved the heat and could lie in the sun for hours, becoming summer brown like an Indian, as his children often joked. He was a loving father, and a compassionate listener.
In January 1997, Michael left the family and moved in with his parents in the API house in Adliswil. When his father Bruno died in November 1999, Michael ran the API Institute with his mother Louise. This continued until he met a new partner and they moved to Salzbergen in northern Germany. The distance was a big challenge, especially for the children, but they managed to visit their father regularly. It was difficult for me because it meant I had to finally give up the dream of continuing the API with Michael, and had to finally let go. I continued to act as the API publisher/ shipper of books, so remained in contact, as did the children, which I really appreciated.
Michael lived in Salzbergen for twelve years. After his partner died, he lived a very withdrawn life. He loved it, philosophizing about life and firmly believing in life after death.
When Michael was diagnosed with cancer he did not want chemotherapy. It was his wish, after eleven years, to return to Switzerland for the first time to be with his family to die. He wanted to spend the last days of his life with his children. Until his last breath he had a smile for them and never tired of being with them – thank you. Soon after his arrival he died peacefully. It was nice for me too, to meet him again during this time. I will be forever grateful to Michael, not least for our four wonderful children and the nine grandchildren who enrich my life infinitely.
Michael remains for all of us as a generous, sensitive and loving person. We have wonderful memories!
I say goodbye to you with gratitude, Michael. You were the love of my life.
Featured image is from the front cover of Astrolog 254. Painted by Carmen Galofré, a student of Michael’s teaching in Spain.