Saturday, 3 October 2015

Astrodienst at last!

Every now and again, I wake up far too early and get the urge to do some writing and reflecting. I've resigned myself to the fact that teaching knocks the writing energy right out of me most of the time so I am actually loving it that I'm wide awake at 4am on a Saturday morning with the need to hit the keyboard. And of course, I need to update my blog. . .

It's hard to believe summer is over with--but what a productive time it has been. On top of being a monitor for the FAS Summer School, doing a webinar with the spectacular Samuel F Reynolds (a bit of a learning curve but so much fun--and very successful) and taking Deb Houlding's School of Traditional Astrology course, I also spoke at the fabulous AA Conference.

But the very best news is that I FINALLY made it into Astrodienst!! This has been a goal of mine since I became a serious astrologer and to have achieved it is certainly one of my proudest moments--especially since it features my research into astrology and education. A HUGE thanks to Victor Olliver, editor of the Astrological Journal for all his support and encouragement--and for putting my name on the front cover of the Journal not once but twice! Here's a lovely photo of us at the AA conference--the very first time we had met in person. I reckon we look like an old married couple. . .

Victor is doing a great job with the Journal (and not just because he puts my name on the front cover)--and the AA is mega lucky to have him as the editor.

In the eco-hut!!
Is my banana radioactive?
What happens when you stay in one department too long!
In teaching, after weeks of struggling to keep one step ahead of the boys in Science, I finally came into my own in the astronomy section of Physics. I could actually see the boys' hair blowing back as I talked about nuclear fusion and stars. Someone should have told me Science was so much fun: I've been a chemist, a biologist and a physicist--and often all of them in the course of one day. It's been a bit of a struggle and challenge but I'm loving it! I just have to keep reminding myself my strongest subjects at school were Physics and Music.

I'm super proud to announce I'll be presenting my astrological research at the Kepler Conference in Florida, January 2017. It's a scientific kind of conference so I feel enormously privileged that I have something sensible to contribute. I still hope the value of astrology in education will be appreciated one day.
Turning iodine to an iodide with a few drops of OJ

In other news, I'm preparing lectures for SOTA, Chicago (to visit the incredible Madame Zolanga), Portland (a webinar with Tony Howard and Astrology University) and Halloween in LA. As always, I've scheduled some down time to see friends and family in the USA in between public appearances. After the US, I'm flying back to London then I'm off to Cape Town!! After that, a few more weeks of teaching and I'll be spending a couple of months in India, then Australia and Asia topped off with a week in Hawaii with my old buddy Tim. Yes, I'll be circumnavigating the globe this year ;)

A final bit of news is that I am finally returning to my tarot and palmistry roots and resuming psychic readings. I charge £50 per hour plus travel costs and offer discounts for group work. Contact me via this blog or at : for more info or to book.

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