Friday, May 02, 2014

What is an Astrology Reading?

I've just updated the intro to this site (on the right of the page). Here's what I said:

Astrology has its roots in ancient augury, in reading the intentions of the gods. It contains truth, but not in a literal, scientific way. It is a way of thinking, natural to human beings, that has been largely forgotten today. An astrology chart cannot be ‘read’ like any other text: rather, the astrologer uses the stars and planets in a ritual way that allows his or her intuition -  the daemon, the gods, the unconscious - to speak. And the emphasis is not on foretelling the future but on how to live well, what attitude to take to life, how in other words to live in accord with the intentions of the gods.

I mainly do readings by skype. If you’re interested, email me at

 I was born 12 Feb 1958, 18.50, London


Suzi Crockford said...

Exquisite clarity!

Anonymous said...

Hello Barry,

I fully agree with you.
Astrology is about very old and very deep wisdom and some people can tune into that wisdom.

It is as if they have inhereted this wisdom from their ancestors, but not in a conscious way - it is the wisdom you get through your IC - I guess.

Please keep writing !


Tzolkin calculator said...

It is astrology’s extraordinary insight that these complex, multidimensional archetypes which govern the forms of human experience are intelligibly connected with the planets and their movements in the heavens, an association that is observable in a constant coincidence between specific planetary alignments and specific corresponding archetypal phenomena in human affairs.