EDUCATOR’S ASTROLOGY

January 10, 2019
Rock hunting with Naomi at the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference

Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference

The Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference (SVAC) is held annually in Arizona, USA and is hosted by Dr Dennis Harness and is supported by top Jyotish astrologers from around the world. Although I am not a Vedic astrologer, I can’t help but fawn over Dennis: he is not only a brilliant astrologer and a wonderful person but I credit him for helping me overcome my resistance to the sidereal zodiac and its accompanying techniques. I’ll never forget the moment when my astro brother Ian Waisler and I picked up his book in Cape Town and the two of us began hacking […]
December 21, 2018
Solstice 2018, Rumi

Happy Solstice 2018

It’s the Winter Solstice 2018 for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer Solstice for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere. Wherever you are, the solstices are not only astronomically important but important markers in human life as well. Personally, I’ve always used the solstices to to reflect on what I’ve achieved and make new goals and targets. Everyone always says how quickly the year has passed. So much has happened this year that I look back on it in absolute awe. I’ll be posting the yearly horoscopes soon so be sure to pop back in. I’ve […]
December 6, 2018
"In Cold Blood"

In Cold Blood: the Book that Shocked America

“In Cold Blood” was written by the American author Truman Capote. The book became one of the first “non fiction novels” and detailed the horrific murder of the Clutter family in 1959. Completed in 1966, just after the execution of the perpetrators, “In Cold Blood” was an instant bestseller. Arguably, Capote also made the two murderers, Richard Hickok and Perry Smith posthumously famous. However, Capote was condemned for using the gruesome details of the murders to bring attention to his book. More recently, “In Cold Blood” has been criticised for its inaccurate portrayal of the Clutter family. This article examines the […]
December 3, 2018
13 Things Astrologers Wish Muggles Understood about astrology

13 Things Astrologers Wish Muggles Understood About Astrology

I meet a lot of people who, for a wide variety of reasons, dislike astrology. I don’t care too much about this. But I do care that I find myself answering the same questions over and over again. So on one of those nights that I should have been sleeping, I tossed and turned and came up with 13 things astrologers wish muggles understood about astrology. Then I figured a lot of other astrologers might also be tired of answering the same questions. So, being the nice person I am, I decided to write them down. Without further ado. . […]
November 6, 2018
jupiter in sagittarius

Jupiter in Sagittarius

I had this great idea for Jupiter in Sagittarius. Publishing a sample chapter of “Growing Pains”. I mean, after all, Jupiter is associated with publishing. I thought this would be a very straightforward cut and paste job. After checking it was OK with my publisher (The Wessex Astrologer), I realised it might not be so easy. Just for starters, those pesky ingress dates (the ones that just about drove us insane in the second edit), could not be simply cut and pasted. So I had to do a screen grab and hope it is clear enough to be read. And […]
October 13, 2018
Nakshatras

A Nakshatra Story

Nakshatras. I mean, what on earth does that mean? When I was doing the FAS diploma, I forbade myself from taking any other astrology course until I finished the diploma. It nearly drove me crazy but since completing the course a couple of years ago, I’ve done a course on Hellenistic astrology and took Deb Houlding’s horary and electional courses. Still thirsty, I’ve been eyeing up Vedic astrology. I don’t think we live in a world where astrologers can afford to be separated. We need to understand each other in order to endure the slings and arrows of outrageous scepticism. […]
September 3, 2018
astrology and education: transition edition

Back to School with Astrology: Transition Edition

Pupils born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 will be gearing up to start secondary school in September. The transition process from primary school to secondary school is exciting but can be a worry for teachers, parents and especially the pupils. Welcome to Back to School: Transition Edition! I’m a real teacher. I’m also a real astrologer. And this is my real advice for parents and teachers who are preparing their children/pupils for the first year of secondary school. That Transition Gap Studies show that pupils who are new to secondary school experience a dip in academic performance. […]
August 11, 2018
Kindergarten/Year 1

Kindergarten 2018

Kindergarten 2018: New School Starters! This article is for the parents or teachers of children who are 5 years old at the start of the academic year 2018. For US students, this will be the kindergarten year. For UK students, this will be Year One. For an introduction, go here. For an overall picture of child development, go here. More in depth information can be found in my book “Growing Pains” Watch out for further information on upcoming videos and webinars by subscribing to my newsletter. You might find my lecture on pupil behaviour and lunar phases interesting (don’t forget […]
August 11, 2018
Getting children to reach for the stars academic year 2018

2018 Academic Year

This is an introduction to my upcoming series of articles, videos and webinars on astrology in education to help parents, teachers and pupils prepare for the Academic Year 2018. Each September in the Northern hemisphere, parents, teachers and students are getting ready to return to school. For parents of pupils about to start secondary school, here is an article on what to expect. For each academic year, I will be producing articles, short videos and webinars that will give advice and guidance to parents and teachers based on Jupiter and Saturn. This information is compiled in my book “Growing Pains”. Reviews […]
August 11, 2018
Back to school with astrology

20 Ways Teaching Primary School is different to Teaching Secondary School

Teaching primary school was a HUGE surprise for this secondary school teacher. Not only did I never intend on teaching younger children, I discovered primary school and secondary school are two completely different  skill bases. “Duh Alex,” I hear my teacher friends say, “Did you expect teaching primary school to be the same as teaching secondary school?”. Well no I didn’t but I really wasn’t expecting so many differences.  I’m in a unique position: teachers tend to teach primary school OR secondary school. And, as a devoted secondary school teacher up until a few weeks ago, I feel like the […]
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