Stephen Arroyo

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Stephen Arroyo
Arroyo's radix chart

Stephen Arroyo (born October 6, 1946, at 5.35 pm[1]) is an American author and astrologer.


Arroyo has an honors degree in Literature from the University of California and a Masters Degree in Psychology. Previous occupations include marriage counseling, and the practice of a homeopathy and polarity therapy.


Arroyo has written several books on Psychological Astrology. He provided some of the deepest insights into the nature and phenomenology of the astrological factors (planets, signs, aspects, and houses) in his Astrology, Karma, and Transformation. His earlier book Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements is a more basic introductory text on the elements, that also contains his own summary of the different explanations of astrology. His works recast astrological concepts in psychological terms, and reject what he perceives as the fatalism and negativity of old-fashioned astrology. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He has been guest speaker at events in the North America and Europe, and has taught astrology courses in the United States. He is gaged to be in the top 5% in his field.


In 1973 he has been awarded the British Astrological Association Astrology Prize, for his MA Thesis on Astrology vs Psychology - subsequently published as part of Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements, CRCS 1975, the Fraternity of Canadian Astrologers’ International Sun Award, and the United Astrology Congress’s Regulus Award.[2]


Arroyo's classic


  • Astrology, Psychology & the Four Elements 191 pages. CRCS, Reno (Nevada) 1975; 1979 ISBN 978-0916360016
  • Astrology, Karma and Transformation: Inner Dimensions of the Birth Chart CRCS Publications, Sebastopol/ Reno 1978; 1984; 1992; 1993; ISBN 0916360032
Quote from the book:
The Scorpio period of the year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) is the time when the life force withdraws from all outer forms in nature and is concentrated in the seed. It is striking that the cultural symbol for this time of the year in the United States is the Halloween pumpkin with its insides removed, leaving only an empty shell with a blankly staring face. In fact, the jack-o-lantern is a symbol of death, a symbolic skull with the glimmering remains of the departed life force represented by the candle within it. Traditionally, the Halloween feast (the Eve of All Saints Day) was a time when the dead came back to life and when human beings in the physical body could most immediately contact departed spirits of all kinds, as well as their own patron saints. It is significant that children are allowed at this time to wander out at night, past their usual bed time, and that they are not supposed to go from house to house begging for food until the Sun (the symbol of physical life) has completely set!
  • Relationships and Life Cycles 226 pages. CRCS, Sebastopol (CA) 1979 ISBN 978-0916360122
  • The Jupiter/ Saturn Conference Lectures (with Liz Greene) 208 pages. CRCS Publications, Reno, 1984 ISBN 978-0916360160
  • The Practice and Profession of Astrology 190 pages. CRCS, Sebastopol (CA) 1985 ISBN 978-0916360153
  • Stephen Arroyo’s Chart Interpretation Handbook 181 pages. CRCS, Sebastopol (CA) 1989 ISBN 978-0916360498
  • New Insights in Modern Astrology (with Liz Greene) 208 pages. CRCS, Sebastopol 1991 ISBN 978-0916360474
  • Relationships & Life Cycles: Astrological Patterns of Personal Experience 224 pages. CRCS Pubns; 2nd ed. 1993 ISBN 978-0916360559
  • Exploring Jupiter: Astrological Key to Progress, Prosperity and Potential 297 pages. CRCS, Reno 1995; 1996 ISBN 978-0916360580
  • Practicing the Cosmic Science: Key Insights in Modern Astrology 160 pages. New Age Books, 2003 ISBN 978-8178221625
  • Person-to-Person Astrology: Energy Factors in Love, Sex and Compatibility 440 pages. Frog Books, 2007 ISBN 978-1583942048

Notes and References

  1. Astrodatabank: Arroyo, Stephen: Rodden Rating AA, collector Ed Steinbrecher
  2. The Marion D. March Regulus Award for Theory and Understanding recognizes one whose work demonstrates the use of astrology with other disciplines, and thereby encourages the acceptance of astrology as a separate philosophical model or recognized discipline