Noel Tyl

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Noel Tyl (2001)
Birth Chart Noel Tyl

The american astrologer Noel Jan Tyl was born on 31st December 1936 in West Chester (Pennsylvania/ USA), 15:57 EST.[1]
He died on 31.12.2019 (his 83rd birthday) in Glendale/ Arizona.


He was a graduate of Harvard University in Social Relations with a focus on Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. Since he already had training in piano and singing he immediately joined the university choir and two years later became choir's manager. After graduating from Harvard in 1958, he took over the business management of Houston Grand Opera in Texas and continued his vocal studies. He then moved to New York, where he worked as an advertising manager and continued to improve his vocal technique.

In 1964 he won an audition for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and shortly afterwards he received a full-time appointment there. Over the next twenty years, he appeared in many American opera houses, as well as at the Vienna State Opera and Deutsche Oper in Dusseldorf. Originally he sang bass but extended his vocal range to bass-baritone in the 1970s. He had a special fondness for Richard Wagner and he sang Hans Sachs in "The Master-Singers of Nuremberg", Wotan from the "The Ring of the Nibelung" as well as "The Flying Dutchman". In the late 1970s he ended his stage career and worked again as an advertising manager of Tyl Associates, the company he founded, based in Washington (DC). However, he also had a few stage comebacks and sang, in a live broadcast in Germany, songs of Kurt Weill. At the benefit concert for the McLean Choral Society in 1987 he performed two own compositions and a suite of the astrologer and composer Dane Rudhyar.

His interest in astrology started the late 1960s, and he was particularly interested in its connection to psychology. He observed that astrology was a "missing link" of psychology, since it enables you to describe or interpret the potential for the development of a human being and individuation. So astrology became his second profession for years, and after he retired from Tyl Associates, it became his main occupation.[2] In 1994 he moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona, where he worked as an astrologer, teacher and author.

With his height of 208 cm Tyl physically was really huge, i.e. quite an impressive and charismatic person.[3]

Noel Tyl


He was one of the most renowned humanistic astrologers worldwide, a pioneer and innovator of enlightened interpretive techniques, and a master practitioner of psychological astrology. For him astrology was not a cold science, but lives through the astrologer's contact with the client. Because in his view it does not provide the absolute science-like accuracy, personal two-way dialogue is particularly important since it allows the integration of the client's reality with the experience from consultations.[3] His assumption is that a horoscope does not give a definite description of a person, but shows potential and possibilities for development, as well as the way how to realize these.

Since 1973, he had published more than thirty books on the subject. His 12-volume series "The Principles and Practice of Astrology" sold over 250,000 copies.[3] In 1994, his teaching masterpiece Synthesis and Counseling in Astrology was published. For his publisher Llewellyn Publications he was the most lucrative author in the field of astrology.

He was a co-founder of AFAN (Astrological Federation of America Network) from 1982, whose chairman he was for over a decade. In 1998 he was awarded the Regulus Award by the United Astrology Congress (UAC) for his contributions in the field of astrological public relations work and professionalism. He worked as an astrological counsellor, teacher, and regularly published author, and was much in demand as a lecturer-presenter both in the US and internationally. In his later years, he also used the medium of educational DVDs. Detailed biographical information and details on his chart can be found in his book "Solar Arcs Ð Astrology's Most Successful Prediction System".[2].

Analytical method

Tyl was inspired in his astrological work by existential philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich, client-centered psychologist/psychotherapist Carl Rogers, psychoanalyst Rollo May, Henry Alexander Murray, psychologist on Harward University who developed a theory of personality based on "needs" and renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow, the creator of the theory of a Hierarchy of Needs, the manifestation of which is thought to be critical in self-actualization.

He was also inspired by some great American astrologers such as Dane Rudhyar, Grant Lewi and Marc Edmund Jones. He admired the work of the German cosmobiologist-astrologer Reinhold Ebertin, and re-interpreted the midpoint section in Ebertin's magnum opus The Combination of Stellar Influences for modern times.

In the 1970s, in the twelve-volume series, "The Principles and Practice of Astrology" (Llewellyn 1975), Tyl merged the psychological need theory with the astrological symbolism. This analytical blend was developed further in his book "Holistic Astrology. Analysis of Inner and Outer Environments". Noel Tyl interprets the horoscope "as a process of lifelong conditioning, where individuals are predisposed to present individualized needs to the environment". In his view "This processs identifies how we act, who we are, and how we fit into the world. Fulfilling destiny, in modern terms, is fulfilling needs" (Tyl, Synthesis & Counseling).

Analytical Methodology

Noel Tyl's analytical method is based upon Sun-Moon dynamic, planetary house rulership and Tyl's Indispensable Keys to Analysis. Developmental tension throughout a human life is regarded as central to growth, and this potential is assessed and interpreted from the horoscope.

The Midheaven Extension Process (MHEP) for Vocation

Noel Tyl developed this analytical method in order to " capture the focus of the individual's reigning need in development and his or her other aptitudes and interests" and to place that into a vocational framework. He used the Midheaven as the focal point of vocational reference and extends its symbolism through the depositor dynamics, following the planets, their aspects and position within the horoscope (Tyl, Vocations).


Noel Tyl, cover from his "Sophisticated Gourmet"

Serie: The Principles and Practice of Astrology

  • Vol. 1: Horoscope Construction. Llewellyn Publications, 1973 ISBN 978-0875428000
  • Vol. 2: The Houses: Their Signs and Planets 135 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1974 ISBN 978-0875428017
  • Vol. 3: The Planets: Their Signs and Aspects 175 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1974 ISBN 978-0875428024
  • Vol. 4: Aspects and Houses in Analysis 144 pages. Llewellyn Pubns, 1983 ISBN 978-0875428031
  • Vol. 5: Astrology and Personality: Astrological and Psychological Theories 147 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1974 ISBN 978-0875428048
  • Vol. 6: The Expanded Present: Radix Methods and Secondary Progressions 189 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1974 ISBN 978-0875428055
  • Vol. 7: Integrated Transits 237 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1974 ISBN 978-0875428062
  • Vol. 8: Analysis and Prediction 165 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1976 ISBN 978-0875428079
  • Vol. 9: Special Horoscope Dimensions - Success, Sex and Illness Llewellyn Publications, 1975; 1976
  • Vol. 10: Astrological Counsel 161 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1975; 1977 ISBN 978-0875428093
  • Vol. 11: Astrology: Mundane, Astral, Occult 166 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1975 ISBN 978-0875428109
  • Vol. 12: Times To Come 197 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1975 ISBN 978-0875428116
  • Teaching and Guide to the Principles and Practice of Astrology 736 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1976; 1977; 1979 ISBN 978-0686431664


  • The Horoscope as Identity Llewellyn Publications, 1974 ISBN 978-0875427997
  • The Missing Moon Llewellyn Publications, 1979; 1995 ISBN 0875427979
  • Holistic Astrology: The Analysis of Inner and Outer Environments Llewellyn Publications, 1980 ISBN 0935620001
  • How to Use Vocational Astrology for Success in the Workplace: Modern, Practical Techniques Presented Llewellyn Publications, 1992 ISBN 0875423876
  • Astrology 1-2-3: How to Construct & Understand the Horoscope 535 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1983 ISBN 978-0875428130
  • Exploring Consciousness In the Horoscope 281 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1993 ISBN 978-0875423913
  • How to Manage the Astrology of Crisis: Resolution Through Astrology (ed) Llewellyn Worldwide, 1993 ISBN 0875423906
  • Astrology's Special Measurements. How to expand the meaning of the horoscope 339 pages. Llewellyn Publications 1993; 1994 ISBN 1567188648
  • Sexuality in the Horoscope (ed) 356 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1994 ISBN 1567188656
  • Prediction in Astrology: A Master Volume of Technique and Practice 360 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1995 ISBN 978-0875428147
  • Communicating the Horoscope Llewellyn Publications, 1995 ISBN 1567188664
  • Astrology Looks at History 264 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1995 ISBN 1567188680
  • Astrology of the Famed: Startling Insights into Their Lives 384 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1996 ISBN 978-1567187359
  • Predictions for a New Millennium: 1996 - 2012 288 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1996 ISBN 978-1567187373
  • Llewellyn's Astrological Pocket Planner: Daily Ephemeris and Aspectarian, 1997-99 Llewellyn Publications, 1997 ISBN 1567189369
  • Astrological Timing of Critical Illness 288 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 1998 ISBN 978-1567187380
  • The Creative Astrologer: Effective Single Session Counseling 264 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2000 ISBN 978-1567187403
  • Solar Arcs: Astrology's Most Successful Predictive System 480 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2001 ISBN 978-0738700540
  • Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology: The Professional Manual 924 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2002 ISBN 978-1567187342
  • Astrology of Intimacy, Sexuality & Relationship: Insights to Wholeness 216 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2002 ISBN 978-0738701134
  • The Sophisticated Gourmet: Quick & Easy Recipes from a Renaissance Man 312 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2004 ISBN 978-0738703497
  • Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process 216 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2006; 2011 ISBN 978-0738707785
  • Noel Tyl's Guide to Astrological Consultation 264 pages. Llewellyn Publications, 2007 ISBN 978-0738710495


Sources and Notes

  1. Source: AstroDatabank; Lois Rodden had direct information from Tyl; Astrodienst, Rodden Rating A
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia: Noel Tyl
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Matrix Interview (1991): Noel Tyl