- Astrological Psychology
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Astrology is one of the oldest combinations of art and science. Although it has often been exploited and misrepresented throughout history it has also, in knowledgeable and skilled hands, become a valuable tool for human development. We still do not know how or why astrology works, so it is impossible for anyone to claim that they have found the definitive way to interpret a birth chart.
However, astrological psychology, the approach developed by Swiss astrologers and psychologists, Bruno and Louise Huber, has been found by many to be a dynamic and effective way of using at the natal chart. Astrological psychology promotes self-awareness and aids personal and spiritual growth. It aims to combine the best of traditional astrology with modern psychological knowledge.
More than 50 years of intensive client-centered research enabled the Hubers to structure a comprehensive system of astrological psychology – the Huber Method – which offers a wholistic way of interpreting a birth chart by examining, and giving meaning to, the layers of a human life from the central core of the psyche to the environment in which we live.
In 1962 Bruno and Louise founded the Astrologisch-Psychologisches Institut in Adliswil, Zurich, teaching this unique approach to astrology and psychology in German.
In 1983 British astrologer Richard Llewellyn and American astrologer Pam Tyler, assisted by the Hubers, founded an English Huber School offering teaching of their approach in English.
Since those early days, thousands of students worldwide have been trained in the Huber Method. Many of those who have graduated over the past 30 years are professional men and women engaged in the helping professions.
The school adopted the APA code developed by Bruno Huber to ensure that astrological psychology is only ever used in the positive service of humankind. All graduates were required to sign this code.
As well as continuing to offer distance-learning courses, in 2003 the school became a membership association for all interested in astrological psychology and its evolution.
With declining demand, the distance learning courses were closed to new enrolments at end of 2016, with final course completions by end 2019. As an alternative, the course materials have been published, with optional tutoring arrangements.
APA provides a number of resources in the membership area of this website, including regular issues of Conjunction, our newsletter/magazine of astrological psychology and historic articles for download. Members who are suitably qualified may also appear in the list of consultants maintained on this website.
For everyone interested in astrological psychology, the APA Bookshop, based in the UK, maintains all English-language books related to the Hubers’ approach in stock. Members receive a discount on orders to the bookshop.
Other features of general interest include
Formally, the operations of the Association, which is a limited company incorporated in Scotland, are performed by a group of Officers with specific responsibilities, and overseen by a group of trustees including the company secretary.
You are welcome to contact APA to enquire further or to provide feedback.
Spanish Huber School – The site of the Spanish branch of API.
Internationale Fachverband Astrologische Psychologie – German-speaking successor organisation to API
Astrolog – German language magazine of the ‘Internationale Fachverband Astrologische Psychologie’
The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust – The longest established psychosynthesis centre in Britain.
Psychosynthesis Avalon – The Will Parfitt Website for Psychosynthesis and Kabbalah. Personal and spiritual development with Kabbalah and its application through Psychosynthesis. Plus distance education, group courses, books, and articles to download.
Cathar Software – software for Huber-style charts and data
astro.com – data for famous people and free Huber-style charts plus a range of extras.
The Astrological Association of Great Britain – astrological resources, conferences etc.
Advisory Panel on Astrological Education – standards for astrological education in the UK.