Following a cancer diagnosis in Nov 2019 I am 'retired'. Sorry about that! But then, I did forty years as an astrologer. If you're looking for clues about life from me, try my cancer blog and my podcasts.
Problem is, I cannot guarantee what state I'll be in tomorrow or next week, so making appointments is difficult.
If you need an astrological session from an astrologer of a similar kind and spirit to me, then I recommend Lynne Speight or Barry Goddard in Devon. They both do face-to-face sessions in Devon or online or phone sessions worldwide.
If you have had sessions with me before or you are 'inner circle', you can try contacting me for a talk, but proper sessions are no longer possible. I'm on my way out now.
Astrology is a diagnostic tool that saves time getting to the nub of things. It goes deep in its understanding of human nature, life's situations and their meaning. Astrologers can discern patterns, trends and cycles unfolding in your life, and quickly. The astrological worldview is deeper and wider than in a lot of normal counselling.
Astrologers can also identify the timings by which issues and internal dynamics surface and play out in your life. This gives a sense of process, helping you identify where you currently stand in that process and where to go from here.
At times you might be feeling you're stuck, failing, not 'getting it', or you might feel you're losing your way. Such situations are never permanent, and an astrologer can tell you when you need to be patient and persevering, and when you need to step on the gas and act.
Astrologers are useful to people who are experiencing big changes, or when they're standing on the edge of thresholds and decision-points in life.
Astrology has had bad press but this is largely based on prejudice. Oxford university was founded by astrologers. Newton and Kepler, founding fathers of modern science, were astrologers. Astrology today has high levels of advanced study and many astrologers work to the highest of standards, sometimes higher standards than those applied in psychology and psychiatry - not least because we're up against a barrage of criticism and disapproval, so we have to try harder! This 'bad press' will change one day.
I started studying astrology in 1972 after studying social sciences at the LSE. I was also part of the spiritual and political awakening of the 1960s, growing up in Liverpool.
By 1979 I was ready to start practising - it took about seven years to become genuinely proficient. Perfectionist Virgo, me.
Since then I've had a steady stream of astrological clients, many returning over the years. I haven't counted, but it's thousands.
In the 1980s-90s I brought new ideas into the astrological community, including then-new experiential techniques and founding a tradition of astrology camps that continue today.
I'm a thinker, author, editor, webmaster, photographer and humanitarian. I live in West Penwith in the far west of Cornwall, UK.
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I'm a Virgo with Moon in Gemini and Sagittarius rising - my astrological chart is below.
Palden Jenkins, Botrea Farm, Newbridge, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8PP, UK.
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