Conjunction Issue 65 Public Version

This is the publically available version of Conjunction Issue 65, May 2016. You will not be able to access articles only visible to members from this version. Members should go to the members’ version in the Members’ Area of this website.

Editor’s Notes

barryThis issue is dedicated to Louise Huber, following her passing in January. Some of you have taken the opportunity to say what she has meant for you. In particular, Pam Tyler takes us right back to her initial encounters with the Hubers and the subsequent formation of the English Huber School. Thanks to Sue Lewis’s translation, we also have Verena Bachmann’s interview with Louise in 2003.

In her Notes from the 12th House, Joyce Hopewell reflects on where our common enterprise might be going, now that the last of the original founders of astrological psychology is gone.

We also have four further articles from regular contributors. John D. Grove looks at water dreams and transformation. Sue Lewis tests our boundaries in exploring the implications of the new dwarf planets for astrological psychology. Wanda Smit looks at the chart of Pablo Picasso, and also concludes the final part of the long-running story of Diana.


News and Comment

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The following articles are available to members.

  • Louise Huber 1924 – 2016 − obituaries by Joyce Hopewell & Sybille Sulser
  • Remembering Louise Huber − various members reflect on their experience with Louise
  • In Gratitude for the Lives of Bruno and Louise Huber − by joint co-founder Pam Tyler
  • Interview with Louise Huber − by Verena Bachmann
  • Picasso 1 − Wanda Smit looks at the chart of Pablo Picasso
  • Water Dreams and Transformation − John D. Grove considers the significance of some recent water dreams
  • Dwarf Planets in Our Expanding Universe − Sue Lewis looks at the recently designated dwarf planets
  • From the West to the East − Wanda Smit concludes the story of Diana and her chart

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On the blog

A summary of posts that have appeared on the APA blog since Conjunction 64 was published.


louise and bruno youngHow did you get into Esotericism?

Extract from the interview Louise Huber gave to Verena Bachmann in 2003.

Published in full elsewhere in the members’ issue of Conjunction.

bruno_louise_mid_yearsIt had to be them

Extract from Pam Tyler’s article about the early days with Bruno and Louise Huber.

Published in full in the members’ issue.

louise_with_candle Family message to friends of Louise Huber

Message sent by the Huber family to friends of Louise Huber, including many members of APA and other astrologers.

About the commemoration of Louise’s passing.

2005 adliswil louise huber feature Louise Huber 1924-2016

Announcement of the passing of Louise Huber.

Louise was co-founder, along with husband Bruno, of the Astrological Psychology Institute (API) in Adliswil, Switzerland.

Astrological psychology related:

Daintree_National_Park The Land of Green Magic or Neptune’s Gift

This piece by former API tutor Wendy Oak first appeared in an early issue of Conjunction.

An experience when her Age Point crossed over Neptune shortly before my MC.

astro_consultation_feature The Meaning and Value of a Horoscope Reading

What is the purpose of an astrological-psychological consultation, and what can you expect from it?

This is an edited version of an article by Louise Huber, which was first published in the German-language magazine ‘Astrolog’, and can now be found in the book ‘Astrolog 1: Life and Meaning’.

cat_dog The strange case of the Astrology Centre of America

Experience of the online astrological bookshop of the Astrology Centre of America.

Holds stocks of, and sells many books on astrology and astrological psychology, including those by Bruno & Louise Huber and by Joyce Hopewell.

battersea_flower_station_2London 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.

This post is maintained with details of upcoming events.

intelligence_planets_featureClassical 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’. Provides a good astrological-psychological background to the previous blog post ‘Why did I do that?’

magpie 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 this rationalisation. But it would not actually be true. So what is really going on here?

shutterstock_169802876 editedThe 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

Charts and interpretation:

David-Bowie_Chicago_2002 David Bowie

Joyce Hopewell looks at the chart of musician and style icon David Bowie, who passed away on 10th January.

This item first appeared on Joyce’s blog in April 2013.

Trump_CPAC_2011 Donald Trump

Joyce Hopewell 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…

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Highlights from @astpsy Tweets

These highlights, since Conjunction 64 was published, do not include references to blog items or to events that have already passed.

April 2016

Astrological Association Conference 9-11 September near Cambridge. Speakers include APA graduate Marilyn Burnett.…

APA website member password is now updated for 2016/17 member year. Don’t have new password? Contact

March 2016

Why people should stop trying to be ‘normal’, and the dangers of the DSM approach:…

APA founder Richard Llewellyn was today awarded the Legion D’honneur by President Hollande for services in WW2 in the liberation of France

February 2016

Review of book about how we perceive the world (Jupiter) and how feelings can get more in touch (Moon/child):…

Astrology tips: essential information – on Joyce’s blog:…

See Joyce’s Astrological Journal article on Meryl Streep now featured on…

January 2016

Empathy – Psychosynthesis Trust:

BBC News – Five planets align in dawn sky…

Features dependent on an accurate birth time include all interpretations related to the house system and Age Progression.

The Huber chart is drawn up for a birth date/time. If time not accurate then the scope for interpretation is more limited.

How to enrol on our courses:…

Forgiveness – article by Richard Rohr in Oprah Mag. See also review of his book:

Members note you can submit text for the blog to either with or without accompanying images and charts

December 2015

May help when handling ignorant criticism of astrological psychology:…

HopeWell’s range of astrological psychology books and ebooks summarised:

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November 2015

Blog items are published publically, and longer articles published to members, when received.

Useful article from Positive News on forgiveness:…

So important to see the person as a whole human being. Love and how it heals on all levels (from Hayley James)

Why become a member of the Astrological Psychology Association:…

IONS initiative to integrate spirituality into psychology:…

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