Rod Suskin

Rod Suskin is a well-known professional Counseling Astrologer in Cape Town. He has studied Astrology since the age of 11 in 1974, and after graduating with a BA in Psychology at Wits (1983), finally began practicing as a full-time Astrologer in 1989. He concentrates on a psychological and spiritual approach to Astrology, and has a special interest in Medical Astrology. Rod was initiated as a Swazi Sangoma in 1982 at the age of 19, and since living in the Cape has furthered his study of African healing and spiritual traditions under the guidance of Xhosa healers.

Rod is the author of Soul Talks (DoubleStorey 2004), Cycles of Life (Llewellyn, 2005) and Soul Life (DoubleStorey 2006) and Synastry: The Astrology of Relationships (Llewellyn 2008) . He is the author of two earlier self-published books, A Meditator0s Manual (1990) and Understanding Reincarnation (1991), a wide variety of articles for most major South African journals, magazines and newspapers, two meditation CDs as well as a series of computer programs for Astrologers. He is well known for his regular radio show, “Time Inside” with Soli Philander on Cape Town radio station Cape Talk as well as his monthly slot on SABC 3’s “Free Spirit.” He lectures extensively around the country on a variety of metaphysical subjects and has a special interest in traditional and Vedic astrology. He teaches a three-year online Diploma course in professional astrology and is currently reading for his MA (Cultural Astronomy and Astrology) at the University of Wales.

Authors and speakers biographies

Albertus van Dijk

Albertus van Dijk was introduced to astrology at a very early age, reading predictive astrology magazines as early as age 6. Since then he has explored numbers and dreams, which initially led him to astrology in 1962. His greatest insights came when he charted the horoscopes of his fellow employees at a major bank in 1977.

He gave up his career and began professional astrology consulting on his first Saturn return and hasn0t looked back since. Since 1980 he has had extensive exposure to the Radio, TV and print media. Since 2005 he has been hosting his own radio show called “The Alternative View” which is broadcast every Sunday night from 22h00 to Midnight on Radio 702 & Cape Talk.

Albertus can be contacted at Visit his website at

Alice DeVille

Alice DeVille has been an astrologer, workshop presenter, and writer for over 25 years. Her expertise in romance and relationships attracts a diverse client base in the U.S. and abroad. She developed a series of workshops on finding your Soul Mate and other romantic themes. Alice combines a variety of consulting skills in her astrological practice, including business, financial and change management, real estate, and intuitive insight. Her writing appears in Llewellyn0s Sun Sign Book and Moon Sign Book.

Andrew McDonald – Astrologer

Andrew studied Traditional Astrology extensively with John Frawley and is recognized as a Horary Craftsman and a Craftsman Astrologer. He specializes in Horary, Natal and Electional Astrology, and has clients in these areas. For Astrological consultations contact Andrew at

Andrew is also an artist. His work has included large scale murals, small scale panel paintings, portraits and figurative work. He has clients in the UK and USA.

Angela Gibson

Angela Gibson has been interested in astrology from the age of 14. She completed Cynthia0s course in 1996 but is still on an astrological learning curve with a special interest in the history, philosophy and research of astrology.

She has a website, which is primarily aimed at introducing the public to astrology. She also sells books via the website,

April Elliott Kent

April Elliott Kent has studied astrology for 33 years, and has practised professionally since 1990. April believes that through describing her own life with astrology, she comes to a better understanding of both. She hopes that reading about her adventures in astrology might inspire you to think of your own life in astrological terms.

April0s astrological writing has appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and Holistic Astrologer magazines and as a popular monthly feature in The Espresso, San Diego0s Coffeehouse and Cafe Newspaper. She is a contributor to Llewellyn0s Moon Sign Book (2005, 2006, and 2007) and the online magazine Moon Circles (, and her work has appeared on and AOL Horoscopes. April is a member of ISAR, NCGR, and SDAS and holds a B.A. in Communication from San Diego State University.

April currently lives in a 1927 bungalow in San Diego with her husband, Jonny and their fine cats, Bodhi and Spike. She can be contacted by email on

Barend Earle

Barend is a Johannesburg based Astrologer and Teacher. He studied Astrology with Cynthia Thorburn and Jeanette Martin.

Barend has developed an entirely new concept of Astrology, called “ASTROLOGY OF THE BEGINNING TIME”, which in essence is ”Astrology of Interpretation.”

It is his belief that Astrology is becoming more and more dependent on technical detail that has very little interpretive value. This is leading to an Astrology that is exclusive and isolated. What is in fact needed in Astrology, to catch up with our evolutionary times, is a revolution that will create a balance between interpretation and technical detail.

“Astrology of the Beginning Time” is based on an interpretive tool, called the “Karmic Blueprint”. This is simply a secondary chart, which is derived from the radical one. It brings to light the underlying two sets of polarities that are at the core of all creation, leading to the identification of, in the words of James Hillman, “That Destiny is written into the Acorn”, and it’s enfoldment in time.

Boots Hart

An ISAR-certified astrologer with over 25 years experience, Boots Hart is a featured columnist for New York Spirit Magazine, long-time contributor to Zodiac Arts and author of a humanistic science-fantasy book series being brought to publication and film production. Boots can be reached at for questions or astrological services.

Chris Page

Having always been interested in Art, Chris received numerous accolades throughout his youth to acknowledge his abilities in this field. This led him to study Graphic Design and begin working in the world of advertising. After running his own design studio for nine years, Chris turned his attention to motivating others to fully develop their potential by looking at life from a more holistic point of view.

He qualified as a Cheirologist and began consulting with clients on a one-on-one basis using this modality of hand analysis which helps people to know who they really are and who they can truly be with regards to their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state of being.

Chris0 passion for public speaking ensured that he was able to reach a wider audience through talks and lectures on self-empowerment, inspiration and motivation. He became a tutor of the Academy of Metaphysics and part time lecturer for life skills at Damelin College . He conducts regular self-empowerment retreats helping people to find their purpose. His work has been publicised on television0s Free Spirit, Spirit Sundae and morning live shows. He has been interviewed on 702 talk radio on several occasions as well as Cape Talk , Radio Today, Lotus FM and SAFM. He had a regular time slot as a life path guide on both Lotus FM and Radio 2000 during 2006 and 2007.

His desire to combine all his passions led to the creation of his Inspiration cards using African Animals as the theme called African Inspiration . The cards aim to put across his philosophies and life experiences in an uplifting way and in so doing, guide, help and teach others in an interactive and fun way. They are distributed internationally and have been translated into Dutch and French.

Chris has recently published a book called Life In Your Hands and dedicates his time to empowering others to be the best they can be by helping them to view life from a different perspective.

Carol Cardoso

Carol Cardoso has studied Astrology for more than 30 years and is well known as a teacher in the local astrological community. She is currently the senior tutor for the Thorburn School of Astrology and her new 2-year Diploma Course starts in February 2007. She will also runs a six-week introductory course for beginners at various times.

Cindy Lubner

Cindy Lubner is presently events coordinator of ASSA. She is a proud mother of 2 and qualified and received her diploma in astrology from the Cynthia Thorburn School of Astrology. She acknowledges astrology to be sacred and believes that the consciousness and evolution of life’s journey may be revealed in the astrological chart. She regularly attends conferences here in South Africa and overseas, and continues to study from various sources. Her aim is to take astrology into the schooling system, educating children in understanding the gift of this divine science and enlightening their sacred journeys’. She accepts that both Medieval and Modern astrology are plausible and both have a place delineating the astrological chart.

Her dream is that in time and space astrology will be given the credit and respect it so rightly deserves in the world today.

Cindy can be contacted by Email on

Cynthia Thorburn

Cynthia Thorburn has established herself as one of South Africa 0s foremost astrologers. Originally a teacher by profession, she obtained the Diploma of the Mayo School of Astrology (with Distinction) and won the Roy Allin Award for the best paper worldwide. She has attended the London Faculty0s Oxford Summer School and has been published in their prestigious Astrological Journal. Cynthia was a founding member of the Astrological Society of South Africa and served as its chairperson for four years. She established the Thorburn School of Astrology in 1986 and has dedicated her life to teaching and promoting astrology as a means to individuation and self-integration.

David Haynes

David Haynes is a groundbreaking spiritual author, lecturer, energy healer, metaphysical counselor and holistic life coach. This website was designed to introduce you to the most impact making books, products and services on planet earth today. Please take a few moments to see what this site can offer you. Those who have not yet woken up to higher grade metaphysical truths, laws, tools and techniques will be walking “eyes-wide-open” after taking David0s invitation to self-development & inner-evolution. For more information on him please visit

Dylan Warren-Davis

Dylan Warren-Davis has been practising herbal medicine (naturopathy) for 25 years, qualifying as a prize-winning student with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) in 1982. Since completing his herbal training, Dylan has researched the lost European metaphysical teachings, upon which Western herbal knowledge is based. He has also been engaged in the commercial production of herbal tinctures and has been a consultant on the manufacturing of herbal tinctures to the herbal industry in Britain. In addition to seeing clients, he is currently promoting glyconutrition in both the UK and Australia.
To contact Dylan write to

Deborah Houlding

Deborah Houlding is the web mistress of the Skyscript site. The past editor of The Traditional Astrologer magazine, and author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky, her articles feature regularly in astrological journals. She has a particular interest in researching the origin and development of astrological technique and as a consulting astrologer specialises in horary. She is the principal of the STA school of traditional horary astrology, which offers courses by correspondence and intensive residential seminars.

To contact Deborah, please email Gloria Ford ( ) for her details.

Diane Grobler

Diane Grobler has been practicing Chinese astrology and Feng Shui for several years. She originally studied in America, thereafter with a Master, Joey Yap, at the Mastery academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has also traveled extensively. Diane teaches Chinese astrology and does astrological consultations as well. Diane has found the combination of Chinese astrology with Feng Shui to be very useful in her dealings with clients and would like to see a merging of Chinese / Western astrology in chart interpretation in the future. Diane is a sun Libra, with her moon in Cancer and ascendant in Taurus.

Ed Tamplin is a consultant, writer and researcher of astrology specializing in mundane. He is a regular lecturer on the Australian circuit and co- hosts an astrology talkback show on Sydney radio 2GB-AM every Saturday night. With partner and fellow astrologer Sherrynne Dalby he teaches at the Sirius School of Astrology and maintains an active personal practice.

To contact Ed, email Gloria Ford at

Elizabeth Spring

Elizabeth Spring, MA. has a degree in counselling psychology, with an emphasis in Jungian psychology. Since 1969 she has studied astrology with Isabel Hickey, Alice Howell, LIz Greene, and Steven Forrest, as well as doing post-graduate work at Pacifica Institute and the Jung Institute in Switzerland. She has been a professional astrologer since 1992.

Elizabeth  has been a lecturer at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy in California, Salve Regina University, and Channing Unitarian Church in RI.

She is also a free-lance writer who has written a screenplay on the life of the philosopher, J.Krishnamurti, which won a first place award from the Santa Barbara Screenwriter0s Guild. She has recently adapted that to a play format in a new production called: ” Candles in the Sun; The Making of A Messiah ”  Check out web site:

Elizabeth enjoys speaking both on astrology and the lives of the early Theosophists.

She is a  member of ISAR, the International Association for Astrological Research,   and is a member of NCGR, the  “National Council for Geocosmic Research.”

Contact: or call: 401-294-5863 if you would like Elizabeth for a speaking or teaching engagement.

Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan is the renowned author of six books. This article, exemplifying Howard Sasportas0 heroic journey, is based on the Hero0s Journey in Transit of Saturn: Boundaries of Mind, Body and Soul.

Living in London 1988 through 1998, she was editor for the Contemporary Astrology Series, Arkana and taught, practiced. She tutored for CPA. Her latest book, The Astrology of Midlife and Aging is a best seller for Tarcher, Penguin Group, NY. (2005). Home is Victoria, BC, Canada.

Erin 0s company, Southwest Contemporary Astrology, publishes unique personal reports: “Your Personal Heroic Journey” and “Your Solar Return”

Contact Erin, read her many articles, or buy your reports online:

Eve Dembowski

Eve Dembowski trained as a musician and flower essence therapist. She gained a diploma of applied astrology from Astro-synthesis, a certificate in medieval astrology and continues with her own study and research, with an emphasis on classical (pre 1700) astrology. Much of her astrological understanding comes from direct application in raising four children.

Eve lectures, writes, sees private clients, runs classical astrology classes and can be contacted by email

Fritz Duminy

Fritz has studied with Cynthia Thorburn and is an apprentice in the Twisted Hair tradition. A student of human behavior and a philosopher, his background in mythology, tarot, various alternative healing modalities and counseling brings interesting synergies between astrology and other methods to light.

Gary Caton

Gary Caton has studied Spirituality and Metaphysics for 20 years. After mastering the Tarot, in 1992 his life was changed by a dream in which he was shown planetary alignments and became an astrologer. Gary holds a bachelors degree (magna cum laude from ODU) in Counseling. Gary has developed his own system, Triarchic Astrology – designed to address each type of question at the appropriate level. Triarchic Astrology looks at psychological, sociological, and evolutionary perspectives on a developmental continuum.

Gary0s ultimate future goal is to establish an intentional community of Astrologers where people can live holistically and dedicate their lives to the study of astrology. Gary 0s work has appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, Considerations, Horoscope Guide, Geocosmic Journal, and The International Astrologer, – among others. A Virginia native, Gary resides near Mars Hill, NC with his wife Caroline.

Gerson Pelafsky

Gerson Pelafsky was born in July 1965. In his twenties he followed a course in philosophy at the University of São Paulo (USP). He has been studying astrology since 1988. An active and recognized member of the astrological community of Brazil, he is member in his country of CNA (National Central of astrology) and Lecturer in astrological encounters in homeland and overseas. He lives in São Paulo, Brazil, and does research in ancient astrology and vedic astrology; he is also interested in music and sings in a Chorus.

He may be reached by mail: R.Oscar freire 1221/ap.21,São Paulo-SP Brazil 01426-001; by fax: 55 (011) 30827482; or by email: Website :

Glenn Perry

Glenn Perry has been a professional astrologer since 1975. He has served as Vice President of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and the 2002 United Astrology Conference (UAC) Board. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Saybrook Institute.

He received the Thuss Award at Saybrook Institute for outstanding writing and the International Astrologer0s Award for best article 1995-1998.

He has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice since 1979 and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). He lectures and conducts workshops throughout the world on the application of astrology to the fields of counseling and psychotherapy. He is a UAC Faculty member since 1989, a guest lecturer at Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences and adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He teaches graduate classes in psychological astrology and is a clinical evaluator at Antioch College, Union College, and Goddard College for students integrating astrology into their course work.

Glenn can be contacted through his website

Isabella Goosen

Isabella Goosen (ex Beyers but recently married) completed her diploma with the Thorburn School of Astrology in 2003 and passed with distinction. She has a life-long interest in people and their psychological motivations and uses Astrology as the key to advancing spiritual awareness.

She can be contacted on 082-565-5109

Ivan Kaplan

Ivan has spent more than thirty years studying a variety of metaphysical subjects, including the Kabbalah, astrology, numerology and psychology.

Jayanta Bhowmick

Jayanta Bhowmick is the first international member of ASSA and hails all the way from India. His well researched and thoughtful and thoughtful contributions give a unique perspective on our usual western philosophy. You can contact him at

James Frazier

James Frazier is a workshop presenter and psychotherapist whose work for the last twenty years has been focused on the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness. through holotropic breath work developed by Stanislav Grof, as well as other intensive experiential techniques for exploration of the psyche. He incorporates psychological astrology in his private practice. His main astrological interests are psychological as well as traditional; James also has a particular interest in the history of astrology. He can be contacted via Garry Phillipson.s website,

James Kempster

James Kempster has been actively involved in astrology for 22 years, and is self taught. He has a keen interest in eclipses, especially since he also practices mundane astrology. James has previously written articles for the Aspects magazine, having given us profound insight into political astrology. He is also very interested in astronomy, using his telescope to gaze at the heavenly wonders. James is currently writing a book on numerology, with the numbers in relation to the pyramids.

John Frawley

John Frawley is the author of The Real Astrology, The Real Astrology Applied, The Horary Textbook, and Sports Astrology, from which this article is an extract. He founded, edited, and mostly wrote the magazine The Astrologers Apprentice. He teaches horary and traditional natal astrology by email correspondence course, and lectures around the world. His website is

John Townley and Susan Wishbow Townley

Early in his astrological career, John Townley introduced the composite chart technique for analyzing relationships in his book The Composite Chart, and twenty years later wrote the definitive work on the subject, Composite Charts: The Astrology Of Relationships. He has pioneered techniques for astrological cycle analysis and proposed a new, physical basis for astrology. He is also the author of Planets in Love, and Lunar Returns, has been the president of the Astrologers0 Guild of America, was the editor of The Astrological Review, and is a contributor to professional and popular astrological magazines. His books have been translated into seven languages.

John is also a well-known journalist, elected member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, historian, preservationist, performer, and record producer. He can be regularly found, camera and microphone in hand, covering cultural and technology events ranging from the Consumer Electronics Show to the Toy Fair, from international music festivals to ocean sailing races. When he0s not behind the camera and microphone, he0s in front of them, performing at maritime concerts in the U.S. and across Europe. He has written for several astrological publications including The Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope and Considerations and has been featured on several TV and radio stations.

He works together with his wife Susan, more about both at

Judy Hall

An internationally known author, astrologer, psychic, healer, broadcaster and workshop leader, Judy Hall has been a karmic counsellor for over thirty years.

Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. Her specialities are past life readings and regression; reincarnation, astrology, psychology and natural forms of healing.

She has clients from all walks of life: the House of Lords, the European Parliament, pop singers, university professors, scientists and mystics, and people on social security.

She has conducted workshops around the world. A trained healer and counsellor, she has been psychic all her life and has a wide experience of many systems of divination and natural healing methods.

Judy has a B.Ed. in Religious Studies and an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology. Her mentor was Christine Hartley (Dion Fortune0s metaphysical colleague and literary agent). She is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University.

Karen Elaine

Karen Elaine studied natal astrology under Anita Noyes-Smith and Cynthia Thorburn and is currently studying horary under Jackie Brook. Karen Elaine uses the natal chart to examine her clients’ potential.

She can be contacted on 082-659-80859 or emailed at She also has a website

Komilla Sutton

Komilla Sutton is the co-founder and chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is on the faculty of the American College of Vedic Astrology. She is a council member of the Astrological Association of Great Britain.

Komilla is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making this subject more accessible for the western readers.

Komilla is the author of the books “Vedic Love Signs”, “Vedic Astrology”, “The Essentials of Vedic Astrology” and “Lunar Nodes – Crisis and Redemption”.

To contact Komilla visit her website

Laurie Naughtin

Laurie Naughtin is a practising modern astrologer who lives in Northcliff Johannesburg. Her interests are in vocations and general natal astrology; she enjoy Horary as well as medieval astrology. She is a healer, using remedial sports massage, which releases deep tension and she practices Tarot. Sagittarius on the Midheaven allows for her versatility in career. Her email is, her cell number is 083 268 3156 and her landline number is 011 888 2534.

Louis is a qualified Horticulturist with a BSc Honours in Horticulture. He has worked in several of South Africa 0s largest nurseries, specializing in ornamental plant production, and is currently co-director of Doonholm Nursery, the largest supplier of Herbs in the Gauteng region.

Louis van Aswegen

Louis is totally committed to Herbs and developed this passion from an early age in life. He trained in Medical Herbalism; Anatomy and Physiology, and has a holistic approach to the use of herbs as part of his everyday lifestyle. His greatest understanding and appreciation for the art of Herbalism came when he assisted the UK based charity organization, “The Natural Health Care Trust”, in treating patients at Orange Farm with only herbal based formulas.

As a herb Specialist, Louis is a passionate speaker on the subject of Using and Growing Herbs as part of ones daily well-being. His practical knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to using herbs makes him a not to be missed speaker.

During his talk Louis will be focused on using the different faces of the moon to optimize your innate health potential, discussing the different herbs to be taken during each face and their functional makeup. You will have a practical plan to follow using herbs that you can grow in your own garden as well as those available from health shops. Being a passionate grower you will learn the 3 secrets to success with herbs to ensure a constant supply of organic, fresh herbs. A practical demonstration of how to preserve your medicinal herbs will assist you on this journey to optimal health.

Lynette Rens

Lynette Rens has been studying astrology since 1990. As spokesperson for the Astronomical Society in Durban, she regularly spoke to the Astrological Society about the astronomy of celestial events as they happened, and sitting through the meetings became fascinated by the way astrology worked.

She bought books, books and more books, and joined a small study group which was still active when she moved to Johannesburg in 1997. Since 2004 she has concentrated on rectifications.

Maurice Fernandez

Maurice Fernandez is a leading Evolutionary Astrologers, currently based in Boulder, Colorado. His educational programs and reading practice have forged his reputation of depth and excellence. Maurice has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for 13 years and now teaches it, combined with astrology workshops for a complete body, mind, spirit experience.

To contact Maurice, visit his website

Maurice McCann

Maurice McCann has been an astrologer since around 1972 and is interested in researching the foundations of astrology. He has a Diploma in Higher Education on the history of astrology during the English Civil War period as well as a BA (Hons) degree in the same subject. At present he is studying for his MA at Bath Spa University College.

Maurice was, at various times, chairman of the Astrological Lodge of London and its treasurer; and editor of Réalta, the journal of the Irish Astrological Association. He was co-author of Eclipses published by Aquarian Press (1989) with Derek Appleby. He is also the author of The Void of Course Moon (1997) The Sun & The Aspects (2002) and Astrological Essays (2003) all published by Tara Astrological Publications. He is also creator of Tara – horary astrology, a computer software program for horary astrology. He has researched and written extensively on astrology. He is a regular contributor to a wide variety of international astrological journals and his essays have appeared in several anthologies on the subject. In addition he has lectured in many countries, from Russia to Canada and the USA and from Australia, Germany, Norway and Denmark to Belgium, Italy and Yugoslavia as well as in the UK, and of course his native Ireland.

Visit his website at

Mitzi Wania

Mitzi Wania is a practicing astrological councilor and Feng Shui master with 14 years experience in these combined fields. She has designed a comprehensive and user friendly computer software package geared towards assisting anyone with their own Feng Shui issues. From calculating the personal KUA number to working out the essential Flying Stars within any building and so much more. If you would like to contact her you may do so on: 082 823 7920 or

Muqita Matalewicz

Muqita ran her first astrology course in Johannesburg in the early 800s. She then took her knowledge of modern astrology at the time and started a school in Oxford, England, in partnership with native astrologer Esther Shallis. It was there that she met Olivia Barclay and discovered horary. On returning to Johannesburg 10 years later, she found patronage for her on-going study and practice of horary through writing horoscopes for various publications and running a daily astrological phone-in line. For the latter purpose, she uses a very simple form of modern astrology. But, for instance, when it came to her work as a love doctor on SABC 30s The Wedding Show, she used traditional principles to accurately predict conditions and the weather for one of the weddings.

Neol Tyl

Noel Tyl is one of the worlds greatest astrologers/author with no less then 33 textbooks to his credit including the much acclaimed, Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology.

Tyl is a Harvard graduate with a degree in Social Relations and is responsible for integrating the psychological need theory into astrological analysis. He is also the founder of AFAN and winner of the prestigious Regulus Award for 1998.

An international lecturer who has graced our shores more than once imparting a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. For more information, please feel free to visit his website:

Nick Kollerstrom

Nick Kollerstrom has a Cambridge science degree and has worked as a physics schoolteacher. He is recognised throughout the astrological community for his pioneering studies that have brough his scientific background into exciting fields of research on planets, plants and metals. He has been actively involved in the study of planet-metal associations and other matters of a Hermatic nature for 30 years, and has lectured on these subjects since 1975. His work in medical research resulted in his book Lead on the Brain – a plain guide to Britain 0s No 1 pollutant. His investigation of lunar effects upon plant growth led in the 1980s to his gardener0s guide Planting by the Moon and the popular annuals Gardening and Planting by the Moon.

Nick Kollerstrom0s latest title, Crop Circles: The Hidden Form, published by Wessex books, offers a new way of experiencing the crop circle mystery, through the geometry of the forms revealed in crops.

Oscar Hofman

Oscar Hofman lives in Gorinchem, The Netherlands and practises all the branches of traditional astrology: natal, electional, medical horary and mundane. He runs three e-mail courses in traditional astrology (horary, electional/natal and medical, available in English, German and Dutch). He travels widely to teach and has clients and students in many countries. Oscar is the editor of Anima Astrologiae, a Dutch- language magazine dedicated to the tradition and he also writes for the FAA Journal, the AA Journal and the German magazines Meridian and Astrologia Restaurata.

He is seen as one of the world’s leading experts in classical medical astrology and in November 2007 his book on traditional medical astrology – the first publication in this field since 1677 – appeared in The Netherlands, an English translation is expected in 2009.

He can be reached through website: www.pegasus-

Patrice Guinard

Patrice Guinard was born in 1957, and obtained his D.E.A. (”Le temps cyclique astral”) in 1984, at the Sorbonne (Dept. of Philosophy of the University Paris I) and his Doctorate (”L0astrologie: Fondments, Logique et Perspectives”) in 1993. He can be contacted at, The University Centre for Astrological Research.

Peter Berresford Ellis

Peter Berresford Ellis BA (Hons) MA. NN. FRES is, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement 0the preeminent Celtic scholar now writing0. He is the author of thirty books on various aspects of Celtic culture and history. The recipient of many honours for his work, he has lectured on both sides of the Atlantic and is and has held prominent positions in many Celtic educational bodies.

Philip Sedgwick

Philip Sedgwick commenced his study of astrology in 1969 while serving in the U.S. Navy.

He studied copiously while deployed in two far eastern tours with a unique and challenging control group – twenty some odd men, close quarters, combat stresses and astrological horoscopes to sort it all out. This time opened the doors of realizing the value astrology offered and the many ways it could play out.

Mr. Sedgwick has lectured internationally, and has conducted classes to several Astrology Associations.

He previously has written several books, and has produced the Ephemeris of over 8,700 deep space objects. He has additionally produced a galactic software add-on for the popular Solar Fire program, entitled Galastro, and written a Galactic interpretive report for the Kepler/ Pegasus softwares.

Forever on the leading edge of astrology, Philip will keep his finger on the pulse of the latest astrophysical discovery and bring it down to Earth for others to enjoy and use.

Sign on for his newsletter or contact him via his website:

Raymond Reichman-Israelsohn

Raymond Reichman-Israelsohn spent many years as an accomplished attorney, within the fortress of societal convention and non-transcendent religious doctrine. Yet at the age of seven, he had his first epiphany of infinity at the foot of Table Mountain. No person or teaching could satisfy his hunger for the omniscience of transcendent infinity and his frustration with the shortcomings of man0s law under God0s Law. In his book, The Blade of Grass and the Footprint of the Calf , Raymond describes how, following his second epiphany on the heights of the Drakensberg Mountains, he shattered the walls that had trapped him and emerged from the fortress to satisfy his hunger and heal the sad and painful futility in his heart. Jnana Yoga (the yoga of the intellect) and Jyotish (Vedic Spiritual Astrology) strongly influence his quest for insight into our destiny and path. Raymond lives and works in South Africa with his wife, Cynthia. They have four grown children.

Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler is a professional astrologer who started exploring western astrology in 1988, and has been studying and integrating Vedic astrology into his approach since 1997. Richard believes that western and Vedic astrology can complement one another without being haphazardly mixed together, and he uses the two systems side-by-side in his practice. Richard is also intrigued by the application of astrological cycles in biodynamic farming (as pioneered by Rudolf Steiner) and hopes to apply this (and more!) on a farm in the not-too-distant future.
Richard can be contacted at or at

Robert Hand

Robert Hand is a member of NCGR, AFAN, ISAR, the Astrological Lodge, the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and is a patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies. Rob lectures in conferences, seminars and workshops worldwide Robert Hand offers professional astrological services to astrologers and the general public. In his professional practice Rob uses tropical, heliocentric, sidereal, Uranian, cosmobiological and in mundo techniques with ancient and mediaeval methods.

He can be reached at 703-758-7150. US country code 01. You can also email him at

Robin Heath

Robin Heath is struggling to understand better the link between the skies and the Earth, almost a full time preoccupation. He is a professional astrologer living in West Wales and an Honorary Research fellow at the University of Wales. Once the editor of the Astrological Journal, he is also a director of Megalithic Tours, undertaking group visits to sacred sites throughout Britain, Brittany and Ireland.

A qualified teacher and lecturer, he teaches astrology for various organisations, and has tutored CPA students. Robin writes for many publications including Culture and Cosmos, Kindred Spirit, Chalice, The NCGR Journal, Apollon, The Mountain Astrologer and the Ley Hunter Journal, and currently has nine books in print. Contact him via, please be brief and do not send attachments.

Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest has written several astrological bestsellers and his work has been translated into a

dozen languages. He travels widely to speak and teach choice-centered, evolutionary, astrology – an astrology which integrates free will, grounded humanistic psychology and ancient metaphysics. He maintains an active astrological apprenticeship program in California and a busy private practice in his home in North Carolina. He is Chair of the Kepler College Advisory Counsel and a founding member of the Ethics Committee of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR).

Visit his website: for more information.

Suzi Wania

Suzi Wania is a long time student of Noel Tyl and concentrates on using modern psychological analysis techniques in counseling astrology. To this, she also incorporates the dimension of Tarot. She has a keen interest and love for magik with a vast collection of both Western and Eastern literature on the subject. In addition she has developed an affinity for Feng Shui threw the teachings of her mother, Mitzi Wania.

As a business person living in Johannesburg , Suzi is now branching out into publishing written works in astrology and lecturing and remains abreast of prevailing trends by traveling to hear better known speakers in other parts of the world. Please feel free to contact her on: or dial 082 992 5703.

Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer and psychic medium in Los Angeles, California. A member of Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship Program since 2004, his focus with clients is to facilitate deep transformation in the support of greater self-acceptance and self-love. Tom can be reached via his website,

Yasha Yothi

Yasha Yothi is a professional astrologer who lives in New York City, USA. He is a graduate of John Frawley0s Horary Practitioners course and is an advanced student of Noel Tyl0s Masters Certified Astrology course.

You can contact him for any questions, comments or consultations at: or visit his website at:

Lalita Byker

Lalita’s interest in Astrology started around age 10 by reading Sun Signs to family and friends from Linda Goodman. Her passion for Horary started about 12 years ago on discovering Karen Hamaker-Zondag0s book 0Handbook of Horary Astrology.0

Horary is a doorway to ask everyday questions and magically discover the answers in a chart of the moment. Unless the question is of a life-changing kind, the answer is very difficult to find, if at all in the Natal Chart using Transits and Progressions.

Lalita, through her experience over the years has developed a way of interpreting an Horary Chart in depth so that there is not just a yes or no answer. By literal placements of the planets in the appropriate houses some amazing facts concerning the question come to light.

Cynthia Thorburn D.M.S. Astrol

One of South Africa’s leading astrologers and teachers, Cynthia Thorburn has been practising astrology for more than thirty years, holds a Diploma (with Distinction) from the Mayo School of Astrology (UK), and won the Roy Allin award for the best paper worldwide.  She has attended the London Faculty’s Oxford Summer School and been published in their prestigious ‘Astrological Journal’.

Cynthia is a founding member of the Astrological Society of SA (ASSA) serving as Chairperson for four years.  She is now the Director and an Honorary Life Member.

Personal Consultations

Projection Chart for the year ahead (Transits, Progressions, Returns, Hit Dates)
Natal Chart (Birth Chart Analysis)
Career Chart
Child’s Chart
Synastry Chart (Compatibility Analysis – two people)
Horary Analysis (Ask a Question – by Phone)

Personal consultations only and in Gauteng only.  Sessions are two hours and you need to bring your own recording device e.g. cell phone


The Principal and tutor of the Thorburn School of Astrology is Michelle Vincent.

Michelle has 16 years’ experience in astrology and an extensive background in Archetypes, Coaching (Life, Business and Executive) NLP.
A 2.5 hour class weekly.  No huge deposits.  Fees payable monthly.
Although some calculations are taught in order to understand computer printouts, manual calculations are not required for class work or exams

Any person wishing to revise their astrology may join the course at any stage

Exams optional.  On successful completion of 3 papers, students are awarded the

Diploma of the Thorburn School of Astrology

The Diploma equips you to pursue a career as a professional astrologer

Course Material

Planets – Signs – Houses – Elements & Qualities – Dignities & Reception – Aspects & Aspect Patterns – Point Counts – Chiron – Major Asteroids – Moon Phases – Nodes – Chart Gestalts – Eclipses – Fixed Stars – Arabian Parts – Career – Synastry – Midpoints – Rectification – Transits – Progressions – Solar Arcs – Solar Returns – Astronomy – Psychology – Famous People’s Charts – Quizzes – Artwork – Computer Programs – Intensive work on Students’ Charts

For further details contact Cynthia (011 867 4153 –
OR Michelle Vincent (082 458 1079 –

Loraine van der Meer

Qualified Astrologer and Holistic Health Therapist.
More than 10 years experience.

Diploma’s from AIRS and Thorburn School of Astrology.

Focus is on the psychological and spiritual aspects of the chart and the maintenance of good health.
Counselling incorporates Numerology, Enneagram and teachings from the Course in Miracles, Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie.

Natal Chart Readings
Transits and Progressions for the year ahead   Synastry/Compatability Consultations for couples.
Horary -Ask a specific question (In collaboration with Horary Astrologer)

Lonehill/Fourways area.
Phone:  011 4658508

David D.Jones

David D. Jones is an American astrologer who has published astrology articles in a variety of astrology magazines and journals including American Astrology, Horoscope, Aspects Magazine (USA), Astrology Magazine (Great Britain), and FAA Journal (Australia). He published an astrology column for three years in Capitol Weekly, a political newspaper in Sacramento, in which he analyzed the birth charts of political figures. He taught astrology classes at Bucks County Community College near Philadelphia for four years. He has an M.A. in journalism and worked for many years as a public relations writer for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and as a technical editor of books and journals for ASTM International. For the last four years he has published monthly political editorials in the Bucks County Courier Times, a newspaper near Philadelphia. He has published numerous short stories in such literary magazines as Chrysalis Reader and Detective Mystery Stories.