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Decisions and choices

From Joyce’s blog. My book The Living Birth Chart is a practical workbook which includes theory, chart examples and practical exercises for the reader/seeker to dabble in and enjoy the revelations they provide. It’s a book to dive into and use if you want to bring your natal chart to life and apply what you

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Fred Astaire: “Can’t act. Slightly Bald. Also dances”

This post is from Joyce’s blog, a chart interpretation and edited extract from her book “Using Age Progression” Fred Astaire was born Frederick Austerlitz on 10.5.1899 at 21.16 local time in Omaha, Nebraska USA, the son of an American born mother and an Austrian father. His chart reminds me of a see-saw or swing boat

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The spectrum of severe mental health disorders and astrological research – a beginning

This post comes from John Grove’s website, identifying corrrelations between mental health disorders and astrological psychology. A continuum of Mental Health Disorders: This article will explore the factors both environmental and genetic that lead to a sliding continuum of mental problems rather than discrete disorders. The medical model has been imposed upon mental disorders which

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Gifts for Mankind. Venus at her Most Fashionable – from Yves Saint Laurent.

I recently watched a documentary on Yves Saint Laurent and wondered why he seemed ‘not present’. Surely the French fashion designer who is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers of the twentieth century should not be so ‘absent’ when his models are on the catwalk? Then I discovered that he abused both alcohol and

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Gifts for Mankind. Venus in all her Splendour, from Klimt.

Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter, is not only known for his paintings, but also for his murals, sketches and other objets d’art. In the Artist Context series of books – GUSTAV KLIMT – its writer Frank Whitford quotes Klimt as saying: “Whoever wants to know something about me – as an artist, the only

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Building Tomorrow’s World Today

Astrological psychology is built on esotericism. See for example the story of Bruno & Louise Huber in the biography Piercing the Eggshell. So those of you interested in astrological psycholoy may be interested in attending this event which explores ‘the art of cultivating an esoteric sense’. It is presented by our friends at Sundial House.

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The Heroine with my Face. Part 2.

Wanda continues her reflections on her life experiences related to age point aspects to Jupiter in her chart. See also part 1. My Age Point was now wandering through the 3rd quadrant of Thinking which kept me wondering about everything I had done up to then, without thinking. In 1992 a few months before the

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The Heroine with my Face. Part 1.

Wanda Smit reflects on the strong Jupiter on the ascendant of her chart, and relates her life experiences to this, particularly through the age point aspects. This first part covers the period from birth round to the descendant and opposition to Jupiter. Jupiter on the Ascendant in my chart asserted its energy to such a

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The Significance of the Heart

We are delighted to help our friends at Sundial House publicise their creative meditation on The Significance of the Heart. The group will be offering a diverse programme where attendees can explore understanding of this Way of working with the Self. During the day attendees will be engaged with experiencing a medley of applied psychosynthesis,

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APA Members Free Books Offer

In light of Richard Lewellyn’s passing, Elly Gibbs has kindly given Richard books to the APA bookshop. With also having a number of second hand books the book shop has gathered a large selection of metaphysical topics.  Most are in good condition that range from astrology to tarot books and cards, healing, spiritual and self-development.

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The Hero with Joseph Campbell’s Face.

Joseph John Campbell was an American professor of literature who also studied and worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His best-known work is his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth. He is most famous for his quote, “Follow your bliss”, which could be

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Are you Nice or are you Kind?

I was inspired to explore the theme of “nice and kind” having read a blog post by Jane Fritz on this topic. I left a comment on her blog, having pondered on the differences between being nice and being kind. Using my understanding of psychosynthesis, which underpins the astrological psychology which I use and am

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Under the Stars

If you’ve ever gazed up at the night sky, dotted with stars, and have felt a sense of wonder at the immensity of it all, you’ll probably enjoy this book by Matt Gaw. You don’t need to be an astrologer or an astronomer to appreciate the night sky, simply someone who likes to look up

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Learning Ad Infinitum.  Boccaccio.

Together with Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio is part of the so-called “Three Crowns” of Italian Renaissance Literature and Poetry. Their works initiated the dramatic change western civilisation was about to undergo. They revolutionised literature even before the development of the printing press. Boccaccio is best known for The Decameron. Together with his contemporary friend and

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A Tribute to Richard Llewellyn

A Tribute to Richard Llewellyn 14th August 1925 – 9th February 2021 by Joyce Hopewell APA and the astrological world have lost a very special person. Richard Llewellyn, founder of the English Huber School (which became the Astrological Psychology Association) passed away on 9th February. He was instrumental in making the Huber Method of Astrological

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