Chiron – An Overview

I have been working with Chiron since 1985 when I first discovered that it occupied the same degree as my natal Moon. How could I ignore it? I have since devoured everything I could find on the subject. For me, it has been important to survey all the available literature, as well as observing Chiron … Read more

The Astrologer as Healer

Why is astrology so often separated from the notion or practice of healing? Many of us, when we hear the word ‘healing’ in the context of astrology, immediately think of that vast and daunting field officially known as Medical Astrology. With its mountain of complex techniques, rules, correspondences, midpoints, hylegs, strictures… no wonder the average … Read more

The Philosophy of Science and its Implications for Astrology

Psychology is in interesting times at present because it is in the process of recovering from its decades long obsession with ‘hard science’ or positivism. It has recently (in the last 10-15 years) found itself able to embrace once again at least three distinct knowledge paradigms: positivism, critical theory; and the constructivist or interpretivist paradigm. … Read more

Pelion – The Land Apollo Loved

The Pelion region is known as the home of the Centaurs and the summer playground of the Olympian gods. But the region is also important in antiquity and in the following article Brian Clark meanders through some of the myths of the region.   Majestic Pelion Driving across the plains of Thessaly towards the Pagasitic … Read more

Evolving Truth

The Opposition of Jupiter and Pluto At this present time, Jupiter and Pluto are performing a slow and significant dance in time and space. During this prolonged light fantastic, their energies will connect on three occasions, September 4th and October 13th 2000, and May 6th 2001. What effect will this have individually and collectively? The … Read more

Toward a Social Astrology

Recognising the Social Character of Life Contemporary, client-based astrological practice appears, by its very nature, to be an art [1] of the individual. Almost invariably the natal chart is a unique fingerprint of our client: whatever people may appear to share in common, the chart sets any one person apart from all others. The person … Read more

An Archaic Astrology Cast Adrift in a Post-Modern World

Towards the end of the 17th century, science and astrology firmly parted company and the discipline of astrology was expelled from its formerly venerable place within the world’s great universities. Today, astrology remains on the outermost fringes to which it was long ago exiled — scorned and reviled by the academic world. At the same … Read more

Your Solar Return

(And Solar Return Meditation) Once a year, the transiting Sun returns to the exact same position it held in the sky at the moment of your birth.  This happens at a different moment each year, within a day or two of your birthday.  This fun-omenon is known as your Solar Return, and it is a … Read more

The Repression of the Feminine in Astrology

Introduction: Astrology’s Hidden Agenda Anyone studying the techniques of traditional astrological interpretation with eyes open will inevitably be struck by its prejudicial assumptions. Most astrology texts state flatly that certain factors in the birth chart lend themselves to either ease or difficulty of life and expression. For example, detriments, exaltations and the like still send … Read more

Brave New World – Forward into the Fifties

“we cannot live in the afternoon of life according to the programme of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening become a lie.” [1] – Carl G. Jung   Three days before my exact Chiron return I had … Read more