- Current Affairs & Celeb Profiles: Perhaps as a result of my background in journalism, I have a particular interest in interpreting socio-economic trends and current affairs through the lens of astrology, and use my AstroInsights Blog to comment on various world events, trends and luminaries from time to time.
- Books: Over the years, I’ve contributed monthly horoscopes and eclipse predictions to a range of online and print publications, including the London Project and the Energies in Action practitioner directory. In 2013, I revised and updated Harold Wigglesworth’s 1973 classic for the Urania Trust, resulting in the publication of ‘The New Astrology of Towns & Cities.‘ in 2014. Unfortunately, my latest book, the Cosmology of Astrology, originally due to be published by Eddison Books in 2020, became a victim of COVID-19 and its devastating effect on the publishing industry, which led the closure of one of the UK’s most well-loved and respected MBS publishers. After a protracted legal process, I am trying to find a new publisher for it and will keep you updated on future availability as things develop. If you are an illustrated non-fiction publisher or literary agent interested in helping me get it across the finish line, then please do get in touch.
- Geomancy: More recently, I wrote an introduction to geomancy, and designed some oracle cards to go with it. My interest was piqued when I began to research this mysterious ancient tradition, which bears many strong ties with horary strology. You can find out more on the page dedicated to what some occultists have called ‘terrestrial astrology’ or the ‘science of the sands’.
- Coaching: Given the aptly-named disconnection epidemic and the dire state of the digital dating scene, all of which point to a deterioration in our social and relationship skills as a society, I decided something had to be done. So I signed up for a certificate in Integrated Attachment Theory Coaching, which I found to be personally very empowering. As the saying goes, ‘You teach best what you most need to learn.’ Going forward, I hope to use my own experiences, together with my newfound knowledge and skills to offer clients a brand new type of consultation – one that combines astrology and attachment theory to help people better understand their relationship styles – and stumbling blocks. My aim is to help people identify where their sub-conscious behaviour patterns and coping mechanisms may be creating an obstacle or disconnect to getting their emotional needs met, leading to conflict, communication breakdowns and self-sabotage in relationships. Look out for news about new consultations or reports – I’ll keep you posted once I’ve got my bearings in this new area.
MY APPROACH TO ASTROLOGY
I consider myself to be an intuitive astrologer whose aim is to help ground my clients in the rhythms of their own personal cosmic cycles, identify key planetary patterns in their lives and ultimately, empower people to follow the directive of the Oracle of Delphi to ‘Know Thyself’.
I believe everybody has innate intuitive gifts and my job is to help awaken people to their own in-built GPS system so that they don’t have to rely on me – or any other reader for that matter – to make the decisions that resonate with them. I don’t believe in creating a co-dependent relationship with my clients, but instead strive to foster greater self-awareness and empowerment so that they can lead their best lives and grow into healthier, happier, and more authentic versions of themselves.
My job is to point out key themes, repeating patterns, as well as the best times to do X or Y – not ‘tell your fortune’. As such my readings are practically-oriented and intuitively-led, rather than predictions-based.
One of my specialities is to catalyse change, especially if people feel disempowered or trapped in repetitive cycles. As what Edward Steinbrecher called a ‘Uranian Vessel’, I excel at identifying where people are stuck, not standing in their truth, feel like an outsider, or are not accepting of their own unique quirks and gifts, and then help them to get back on track again. As we all know, though, change is not always easy or comfortable, so if you are not ready to face up to some home truths, or not 100% committed to taking control of your destiny, then I am probably not the astrologer for you! Uranus can be a bit of a disrupter and I seem to have a ‘jump start’ effect on many people’s growth, often through no fault or action of my own. In this sense, I am a great believer in the power of Human Design and the way that some individuals just happen to ‘switch on’ or open up new energetic channels or pathways, leading to direction changes, plot twists and/or surprising developments.
Astrology gives you the tools and insights to identify what themes or cycles are currently active in your life at any given moment, but it is then up to you what you do with that information.
I also do not believe in a fixed fate. Philosophically, I agree with many of the ancient philosophers, who made subtle distinctions between Fate, Fortune and Destiny. Although I am convinced that as transmigratory souls, we choose certain life lessons, karmic contracts in the forms of relationships or situations to experience before we incarnate: one’s ‘Fate’ if you like – I also believe that every human being has free will, and thus, the ability to choose a different timeline or move onto a higher path or Destiny.
Fortune, to me, is similar to the medieval goddess Fortuna or Wheel of Fortune in the Tarot, and represents external social forces, events, people we encounter and opportunities that may cross our path, both good or bad, to which we have the ability to respond to, capitalise on, or learn lessons from.
Much like the movie, ‘Sliding Doors’, one choice or decision can dramatically alter the outcome of any potential ‘forecast’ or reading. In the words of a former teacher, Geoffrey Cornelius: “Destiny is negotiable!” Furthermore, I also believe that while struggle is an inevitable part of the process of learning and growth, suffering is optional.