Who Are the Key Players in Astrology?

Written by Nancy R. Fenn

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The Gauquelins Influential in other ways were two French psychologists Michel (1928-1991) and Francoise Gauquelin. The Gauquelins set out inrepparttar 50s to prove whether or not astrology was accurate. Although their results were not amazing, they did establish some correlations in favor of astrological predictability and perhaps more importantly, produced great amounts of statistical data which are still used by astrologers today to develop their theories of prediction.

Linda Goodman Linda Goodman Although often downplayed withinrepparttar 122361 professional astrological community Linda Goodman (1925-1995) was a tremendous popular force inrepparttar 122362 revival of interest in astrology inrepparttar 122363 second half ofrepparttar 122364 20th century. Unsteady in her writing, Goodman’s first books, “Sun Signs” and “Love Signs” were stupendous. Later books wandered far afield. Like many professional astrologers, my first exposure torepparttar 122365 field was with these two books. I kept “Love Signs” by my bedside for many years, looking forrepparttar 122366 perfect Capricorn lover.

Sydney Omarr Sydney Omarr (1926-2003) is mentioned because he is perhapsrepparttar 122367 best known of his genre, astrologer torepparttar 122368 stars! Omarr was an outstanding nationally syndicated columnist during much ofrepparttar 122369 20th century. He wrote “My World of Astrology”. His annual Sun Sign prediction books are popular sellers every year among his faithful followers.

Lois Rodden Lois Rodden (1928-2003) made a major contribution when she developed a system of rating sources for birth data which revolutionized our field. Believe it or not, prior to this astrologers never citedrepparttar 122370 source of their birth information! Rodden began a practice of citing sources such as birth certificate, family Bible, hearsay, biography or autobiography, for example, giving a rating to each source as to its accuracy. Because of Rodden, many astrologers now routinely citerepparttar 122371 source of their birth date when writing about famous people or historical figures and undoubtedly our field has more credibility because of this.

Two major astrologers working inrepparttar 122372 21st century are Rob Hand and Liz Greene. Both are available at www.astro.com.

Rob Hand Rob Hand is an astrologer in Reston, Virginia specializing in a philosophical and classic approach to astrology. Hand has written a number of encyclopedic texts which are a must for your reference library, such as Planets in Transit, Planets in Youth (one of my favorites), Planets in Composite and others. Hand is spearheading a project to translate ancient astrological texts from Latin, Green, Sanskrit and other languages in order to present information about astrology by translators who are sympathetic to its nature. Visit www.projecthindsight.com for more information.

Rob Hand was one of two prominent astrologers (Michael Lutin is another) who predicted 911. I believe that Hand’s ability to do this particular thing is based onrepparttar 122373 9th house influence in his astrology chart, his knowledge of history and his development as a philosophical thinker. There is nothing like knowing history (one’s own, another’s orrepparttar 122374 collective) to enhance one’s abilities to see patterns and make connections forrepparttar 122375 future.

Liz Greene Liz Greene is a British Jungian analyst/astrologer currently based in Switzerland. Greene brings in-depth Jungian psychological insights torepparttar 122376 field of astrology, is a superb and prolific writer and has produced unsurpassed volumes onrepparttar 122377 nature ofrepparttar 122378 outer planets Saturn, Neptune and Pluto as well as many other books of interest in interpretating astrology. Anything Liz Greene writes is well worth reading.

Martin Schulman Martin Schulman, a contemporary astrologer about whom I have found little biographical information, introducedrepparttar 122379 concept of karma into astrological interpretation with a series of books onrepparttar 122380 Moon’s Nodes including “Karmic Astrology: The Moon’s Nodes and Reincarnation” and “Ascendant: Your Karmic Doorway”. Schulman is in a class of his own.

Astrologers are an independent, eclectic, futuristic and dynamic group of people. We welcome all who are interested into our field. Most astrologers are self taught (it is our nature) but you will find small classes available wherever you live if you look carefully! In additionrepparttar 122381 Kepler College of Arts and Sciences was founded in 2000 in Lynwood, Washington. Kepler College isrepparttar 122382 only college inrepparttar 122383 western hemisphere authorized to issue BA degrees in Astrological Studies. The entire curriculum is based on astrology. If this is an approach you would like to take, try www.kepler.edu.

If you would like some excellent books about classical astrology and its development throughrepparttar 122384 ages, visit http://www.astroamerica.com/index.html .

Nancy R. Fenn is a professional astrologer in the San Diego area. She enjoys working creatives, intuitives and visionaries to discover their mission in life.

Here's to Your Good Health with Astrology

Written by Nancy R. Fenn

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“Type” is defined according torepparttar popular concepts of typing personality that we find inrepparttar 122360 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(r) or in Keirsey Temperament Theory. If you wonder what your “type” is, visit www.keirsey.com for a free self test.

Here are some examples from real life.

•If you love solitude andrepparttar 122361 great outdoors, don’t get yourself stationed on a submarine.

•If you love confrontation, competition and runningrepparttar 122362 show don’t be a teacher or case worker.

•If you love children, soft moments, nurturing and intimacy don’t try being a litigation attorney.

Why do we try to be something we aren’t? It happens in a context of trying to please others – parents, teachers, religious leaders, spouses.

According to Dr. Katherine Benziger (www.benziger.org)repparttar 122363 short term cost of trying to be something you’re not is “increased irritability, headaches and difficulty in mastering a new task.”

The long term results include “exhaustion, depression, lack of joy, a homeostatic imbalance involving oxygen orrepparttar 122364 pre-mature aging ofrepparttar 122365 brain and a vulnerability to illness.”

I have clients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, cancer, tumors, esophagitis, migraines, bleeding ulcers, chronic diarrhea, obesity, manic-depressive disorders, deep scarring acne, strokes, apnia, and drinking problems who still will not consider making a lifestyle change.

Could these people be healed? Yes, certainly. When they begin to shift over into who they really are,repparttar 122366 symptoms will disappear, sometimes dramatically.

If this solution is too simple, please ask yourself why things have to be so complicated in your life.

My special message today is for introverts. Our definition of ourselves has been controlled forrepparttar 122367 most part by people who don’t understand us becauserepparttar 122368 majority of people inrepparttar 122369 world, 70%, are extroverts.

We’re inrepparttar 122370 process of reclaiming our right to be exactlyrepparttar 122371 way we are. Introverts need to spend at least half their time alone for good mental health. This has nothing to do with our love of people. We give energy to others and need time alone to fill up again.

Introverts, please be honest about your needs for time alone and other territorial issues. You can find some great resources for introverts at my website www.theintrovertzcoach.com .

For all people wanting to cut down on their stress, one ofrepparttar 122372 greatest services I can render is an astrology reading. Astrology is one ofrepparttar 122373 few places you can go inrepparttar 122374 world where you will find someone holding up a clear mirror to who you really are.

Astrology is a paradigm that gives each person permission to be exactly who they are. We get as close as we can torepparttar 122375 “god’s eye view” of you. Astrologers recognizerepparttar 122376 absolute uniqueness of each individual.

When you see an astrologer, we will say to you, “Let me tell you aboutrepparttar 122377 wonderful person I see here in your astrology chart….” We are positive and supportive people.

If you have drifted so far from yourself, you can’t find your way back home, give an astrologer a call. We haverepparttar 122378 map.

All change starts within. I hope I’ve given you some great things to think about on your road to good health. Please remember these three principles …

•#1 It is your health. •#2 Your physical health and your mental health arerepparttar 122379 same thing. •#3 Be yourself.

Nancy R. Fenn is a professional astrologer in the San Diego area.

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