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Juliet Sharman-Burke

Juliet Sharman-BurkeJuliet Sharman-Burke has been practising astrology and tarot for over twenty years. She has been teaching and supervising for the Centre for Psychological Astrology since its inception in June 1983, and now runs the Centre’s administration. She is also a qualified analytic psychotherapist with a private practice in London.

Juliet is the author of The Complete Book of Tarot, The Mythic Tarot Workbook, Understanding Tarot, Mastering the Tarot, Beginner’s Guide to the Tarot, and co-author of The Mythic Tarot and The Mythic Journey with Liz Greene.

She has also written The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Stars, a book for children, The Family Inheritance: Parental Images in the Horoscope (Vol. 3 of the CPA Press Seminar Series) and The Astrologer, the Counsellor and the Priest (Vol. 2 of the CPA Press Seminar Series) with Liz Greene.

Darby Costello

Darby CostelloDarby Costello studied psychology, philosophy and theology in America in the mid 1960s. After some travel she returned to the US to study astrology in Boston, first with Francis Sarkoian and Louis Acker and then with Isobel Hickey. In 1971 she went to South Africa for a brief visit and stayed twelve years. During that time she worked with the Museum of Man and Science, in Johannesburg, recording the art and practices of the samgomas; the diviner/healers of Southern Africa. Concurrently she began doing charts for people, gradually developing a wide clientele over the years. In 1983 she came to London. During the first few years she developed her practice and began giving workshops and seminars to various groups, while deepening her own knowledge of astrology's cultural history. In 1988 she joined the Centre for Psychological Astrology where she has been teaching and supervising students ever since.

She is also a visiting tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and
teaches and lectures regularly throughout the UK and Europe. She wrote her first book, Astrology, for Dorling Kindersley's "Pocket" series, with Lindsay Radermacher. She then wrote three books of seminar collections for the CPA Press: The Astrological Moon, Water and Fire, and Earth and Air. She was one of the four contributors to the The Mars Quartet, published in 2001.

Lynn Bell

Lynn BellLynn Bell was already an astrologer when she wandered from America's Midwest to a Parisian garret over 20 years ago. Her work centers on a busy consultation practice, and an active round of teaching and lecturing in France and the rest of Europe, the United States and most recently, Australia and New Zealand.

She has been a regular teacher at the CPA since 1995, and her research on geneaology and astrology was published in a seminar book, Planetary Threads, with CPA Press in 1999. She is one of four co-authors, with Darby Costello, Liz Greene and Melanie Reinhart, of The Mars Quartet (CPA Press 2001).

Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Karen Hamaker-ZondagKaren Hamaker-Zondag started her astrological practice in 1975. She is a founding member of two schools in Holland: an astrological school, Stichting Achernar, founded in 1980, and a school of Jungian psychology, Stichting Orderir, founded 1987.

A leading astrologer in Holland she also lectures extensively throughout the world and first began lecturing for the CPA in 1997. In 1999 she was invited to teach at the first real and official Astrological University in the USA, Kepler College, and be a member of the staff. This University is entitled to educate students for a Liberal Arts Degree, and will develop a program for a Masters Degree.

She is the author of many astrological books including Foundations of Personality, Psychological Astrology, Horary Astrology, The Yod Figure and Unaspected Planets and The Twelfth House.

Clare Martin

Clare MartinClare Martin was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and spent her childhood in Zambia. She discovered the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1987 and has been a Faculty tutor for the last 12 years, teaching both Certificate and Diploma students. Her particular interests are psychological astrology and the history of astrology, specifically its mystical, hermetic and alchemical roots. Currently President of the Faculty, Clare is working with other Faculty members to establish new courses and assessment criteria which will enable the Faculty to play a central role in the return of astrological studies to British universities. Clare has a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling and works as an integrative psychotherapist and consultant astrologer in London.

She began teaching the CPA’s Introduction to Psychological Astrology course in the mid 1990s, shortly to be published in book form by the CPA Press. Clare is also a supervisor at the CPA and a regular contributor to the CPA Seminars. As a Cancerian, Clare’s non astrological life revolves around her family, pets and three children, and she likes to escape to Cornwall whenever possible!

Dermod Moore

Dermod MooreDermod Moore was born in 1963 in Dublin. A former actor and Speech & Drama teacher, he is a columnist, writer and is well known on the Internet where he used to moderate the Psychological Astrology discussion group. He is a both a qualified Psychosynthesis counsellor and a qualified psychotherapist.

Dermod moved to London in 1993 to study at the Centre for Psychological Astrology. He holds their Diploma, created and edited Apollon, the Journal of Psychological Astrology, from 1998-2001, and is now a supervisor and lecturer at the CPA.

For information about Dermod's services as an astrologer, please see his brochure at:

Alexander von Schlieffen

alexander von schlieffenAlexander von Schlieffen was born in 1964. He studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. Since 1989 he has shown work at various exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland and exhibited various art projects in public spaces. The main focus of his artistic work is on portraits.

He studied astrology in Cologne earning a Diploma from the astrological association of Germany (DAV). He lives and works as an astrologer and artist in Cologne and Berlin. Alexander teaches astrology at the DAV-schools in Berlin and Cologne, at the SFER in Salzburg, the Sarastro College in Vienna, Austria and lectures for the CPA.

John Green

John GreeneJohn Green was born and lives in London. Previously he has worked as a research scientist and as a web designer designing sites such as this one for the CPA. He is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and has had work published in encyclopaedias, popular magazines and in Apollon, the Journal of Psychological Astrology which was published from 1998-2001.

He has been involved with astrology for over 20 years and studied here at the Centre for Psychological Astrology where he qualified with the Diploma. Currently, he works as an astrology consultant and he is running the CPA Beginners Course from September 2003.

For information about John's services as an astrologer, or to visit his psychological astrology message board go to:

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