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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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The Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction – and watch out for 2021

They’re calling it The Great Conjunction because in astronomical terms, it’s pretty impressive. Not since 1632 have these two planets – both of them mighty, large, heavy masses – been this close together, so close that they appear as a very bright star in the sky. It has long been speculated that a conjunction of

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Gifts for Mankind. Modern Dancing from Isadora Duncan.

Isadora Duncan, the Mother of Modern Dance, was an American who performed to great acclaim in many different countries in Western Europe, as well the Soviet Union, from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. Her philosophy of dance moved away from rigid ballet technique and towards what she perceived as natural movement. She wanted to restore dance

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Why ‘Piercing the Eggshell’?

Some may wonder why the title of our new biography of Bruno & Louise Huber is Piercing the Eggshell. This post gives a brief explanation. As outlined in the book, astrological psychology is very much based on the view of the human psyche adopted by Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis – encapsulated in his ‘Egg’ model. The

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Biography of Bruno & Louise Huber

The new biography of Bruno & Louise Huber, anticipated in my earlier post Telling the Huber Story is now imminently available, with formal publication date of 10th November. As outlined in that post: The book tells the story of the development of Bruno & Louise’s ideas, their formative influences and what impelled them to do

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Telling the Huber Story

While I was a Foundation Course student in the mid-late 1990s, I attended several seminars held by Bruno & Louise Huber, in England, Spain and Switzerland, culminating in the Seven Rays seminar of 1998. It was here that I became aware of the full depth of the Hubers’ understanding of psychology and spirituality, and it

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Huber questions answered?

The development of astrological psychology by Bruno & Louise Huber was a revolutionary combination of astrology with depth psychology and spirituality. How and why were the young Bruno & Louise inspired to dedicate their lives to this endeavour? What and who were the key influences in the world they grew up in that led them

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Jupiter at his literary best. Lawrence Durrell.

Lawrence Durrell was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist and travel writer. Although he never won the Nobel Prize for Literature – his books were considered too ‘heterodox’ – by the end of the 20th century, he was a bestselling author and one of the most celebrated writers in English. The great French writer Gustav Flaubert said: “Language is

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Alan Leo (1860-1917) and Kim Farnell’s biography, Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan & Bessie Leo (2019)

As Nicholas Campion wrote in his review of Kim Farnell’s Modern Astrologers for the Astrology Quarterly 84/3 (Autumn 2019): “Alan Leo was a monumental figure in the history of modern Western astrology, his influence still felt in all forms of esoteric and karmic astrology… his emphasis on self-knowledge and the soul is an ancestor of

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Chart in Focus #7

This is now an occasional series of charts for the consideration of readers – a bit of practice in top level chart interpretation. Why not give it a go? This particularly intriguing chart is submitted by Annita More. What do you think? Please post, as a comment, your initial outline interpretation at the very top

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Chart in Focus #6

Our fifth experiment has concluded. Here is the sixth experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The chart below is submitted by J Angelita    Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10 paragraphs with, for example: What is your intuitive

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Chart in Focus #5

Our fourth experiment has concluded. Here is the fifth experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The chart below is submitted by Jo Dufranes.  Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10 paragraphs with, for example: What is your intuitive reaction

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