5 Mar 2017

Astrological Resources


Detail of statue of Muse Urania by Joyce Hopewell

This astrological resource site came into being as a blog in 2006. Since 2017 it's had a rest, and no new blog posts have been added. 

But here in 2019 it's still being viewed and read and used as the resource site I envisaged it would become.

So...welcome! Read on - browse - pick up some hints and tips on how to use astrological psychology for yourself as you travel your own personal path of self discovery, and see if what's here might help you.

The site contains a full and very comprehensive selection of chart interpretations and articles on Astrological Psychology, known as the Huber Method. 

Amongst its pages and postings you'll find chart interpretations for a wealth of well-known people, and the articles outline various aspects and techniques used in Astrological Psychology, making it a rich and useful resource centre for
  • students of Astrological Psychology using the self-taught personal work book, Astrological Psychology - the Huber Method. Read more about the book and its contents here
  • those interested on learning more about Astrological Psychology and the Huber Method   
  • astrologers in general who want to learn more
  • plus readers, students, seekers, searchers, who are directed to the Labels cloud in the sidebar. Here you will find an extensive coverage of various wide-ranging topics to choose from.
Use this site as a resource to discover more about Astrological Psychology, how it works and how to use it.

Use this site alongside the in-depth personal workbook Astrological Psychology - the Huber Method and my co-authored book, The Cosmic Egg Timer  and you will have at your fingertips a lot of useful, relevant information which you can apply to yourself and your own natal chart. 

For more suggestions on how to use this site, click here

For more information on all books available on Astrological Psychology and the Huber Method, go to the page tabs above for Books by the Hubers and Books by Joyce Hopewell. 

Chart set up using the Huber Method of Astrological Psychology

Zodiac sign for Capricorn, Basilica of Mary Magdalene, Vezelay, France

1 Feb 2017

Study Astrological Psychology

Astrological Psychology:The Huber Method is  available from bookshops and on line, and it is THE definitive way to learn about this subject for yourself.

It's based on the Astrological Psychology Association's Diploma Course manuals,  and is presented in a similar A4 full colour format with helpful illustrations and diagrams. It provides a similarly complete course of study, but without the need to do written assignments if these are not your thing. Readers can choose whether or not to do the optional assignments, which are included for those who wish to consolidate what they learn.

If you want guidance and help, some of our APA tutors are offering tutoring in parallel with your study using this book, in a more flexible way than with the Diploma Course. You'll find a starred ** indicator against their names.

As well a being a personal workbook, Astrological Psychology:The Huber Method will also provide a valuable reference work for the Huber Method.

The book is being sold by the APA bookshop through the Amazon marketplace, rather than through the APA website, so you just need to look it up on Amazon. The APA bookshop will usually hold stock, so will be able to supply quickly. 

If this has whetted your appetite here is a list of the book's contents, covering a comprehensive range of techniques used in the Huber Method of Astrological Psychology:

1. Psychosynthesis and subpersonalities, the Huber chart and its five levels. First steps in chart interpretation. 

2. The aspect level – use of colour, chart image, aspect patterns.

3. The planets – tool, ego and transpersonal. Levels of consciousness.

  4. The house level, houses, intensity curve, low points, stress planets, polarity.

5. Nature or nurture? The Family Model, House Chart, conflicting energies, Dynamic Calculations.

  6. The element of time – Age Progression and Life Clock, transits and progressions, chart rectification.

  7. Personal and transpersonal growth – ego integration, Moon nodes, Moon Node Chart.

  8. Applied Astrological Psychology – working as a consultant, working with 3 charts, practical chart interpretation. 

If you are new to astrology, and to the Huber Method in particular, there are plenty of introductory astrology books on the market. 

My co-authored book The Cosmic Egg Timer: Introducing Astrological Psychology provides a good starting point.

1 Jan 2017

2017 and the echoes of 1933

We live in interesting times, as the saying goes. Anyone paying attention to the on-going parade of changing world events in 2016 will be wondering "what next?" What in heaven's name is coming up in 2017? More change? Less upheaval? More of the same but at another turn of the spiral? Here's the chart for the start of the year - what do you think? 
January 1st 2017, London, 00.01 am

The chart image reminds me of a pterodactyl dinosaur, which was a flying lizard, wings outstretched - but is it flying away into the distance or swooping down to land? Play around with ideas of what the image may be, and what it might mean for you. The aspect colours are predominantly red/blue with two precious green semi-sextiles to help offset the overall either/or colour motivation. The shaping is triangular, suggesting flexibility and change, not stasis, and the dominating aspect patterns are both Ambivalence figures, reflecting the either/or, on/off nature of the colour motivation in the chart.

I'm not interpreting the chart, just setting the scene. At the start of this new year, and following a tumultuous 2016, I'm focussing on the positions of the slower moving outer planets and how they might impact on our increasingly edgy and changing world.

In 2017, Pluto will remain in Capricorn all year, staying in this sign until 2024, with a few occasional forays into Aquarius. I wrote about Pluto in Capricorn in 2009 - you can read my thoughts on this here as well as watch my video on the same subject. I'm still following the unfolding events of Pluto's journey through this sign, and I add some of the events of 2016. The uncovering of corruption is ongoing. The Panama Papers, Philip Greene's disgraceful sale of BHS for £1 and his lack of concern over dumping his staff and making off with their pension fund, the coming to light of sexual abuse by junior team football coaches of young players back in the 1970s, phone hacking, election hacking and police corruption are just a few things that come to mind. You'll be able to name more - please just add them to the comments at the end of this post. Pluto will continue to root out, expose and shake up establishments, businesses, governments and institutions  - maybe the whole world - for the next 7 years. Pluto at its lowest level of expression manifests as ego-mania, manipulation and the use of power for personal gain. At its highest level it can channel spiritual will and motivation; we have to go through the crap before we can rise above it. Maybe that is one of the tasks for the year ahead....

So that's Pluto; now on to Neptune, in its natural sign of Pisces throughout 2017. Neptune at its highest level is seeking unity, to express universal love and acceptance of all living creatures, asserting, as British MP Jo Cox said, "We have more in common than that which divides us". She was murdered by one of her constituents for her outspoken inclusive attitudes a week before the UK referendum in June, shocking the hustings into silence for a short while. But the lower aspects of Neptune swiftly rose again here in the UK with lies, deception and back-stabbing behaviour channelled through politicians as they scrabbled around for power in the referendum vote (oh Pluto, you were definitely there too, adding your two-pennyworth). Globally news was, and probably continues to be, beset with false images, false stories, false claims, illusory realities. Something to be aware of there - "Where is The Truth?" would be a good question to keep in mind in 2017.

Uranus will continue to travel through Aries in 2017, opposing Jupiter in Libra some of the time. This could egg Uranus on to move from its lowest level. Here security is paramount, with technology, defence mechanisms and machines keeping things fixed (Uranus, commonly thought of as being a rebel, is actually a fixed quality planet); at its highest level Uranus moves away from hidebound fixed responses and fires up the explorer in us, the creative spirit, and encourages problem solving. Jupiter expands, poses risks, but it can open up new possibilites. It could be useful. Globally we have plenty of problems to address.

The other planet involved as it's slower moving, is Saturn, currently coming to the end of its journey through Sagittarius. It enters Capricorn in December 2017 joining Pluto, adding weight to the focus on this sign and all it stands for collectively.

If you're wondering how 2017 echoes with 1933, comparisons have been made in the past year between the mood and events in the 1930s and what is going on now. The rise of the far right's extremist views echoes the rise of the nazi party in the 30s; the election of Donald Trump, an unpredictable power-hungry businessman and reality tv performer, as US president, due to be inaugurated on 20th January 2017, echoes the swearing in of Hitler as German Chancellor on 30th January 1993.

I took a look at the charts for both events, but what caught my attention was the positions of the three outer planets - Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Two are in signs opposite to those they were in in 1933, one is in the same sign and all are very close to the same degree:  

1933 Pluto 21.57 Cancer; 2017 Pluto 17.36 Capricorn

1933 Neptune 9.32 Virgo; 2017 Neptune 10.15 Pisces

1933 Uranus 19.55 Aries; 2017 Uranus  20.46 Aries

Hitler Chancellor 30.1.1933, 11.25, Berlin
Trump inauguration 20.1.2017, Washington DC

Yes, I know things like this happen in planetary movements....and of course it could just be coincidence.

But doesn't it suggest it's time to pause, to think and to be aware because maybe it's time for us all to wake up and speak up for those things we value. These are times to express and promote love and acceptance. Fear and hate are not welcome in 2017.