I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. My parents were both born in New Zealand – some of the first generations born there, apart from the native population. My mother came from a Catholic family with a sense of humour and my father was an agnostic who studied psychology, hypnosis and regression in the ’50s before it was the thing to do. He was a self-made man who ran his own businesses and was at home much of the time for all of my early life. Both my parents encouraged my education and were very proud of my academic achievements. Unfortunately my father died just before my first university graduation. He would have been delighted.
I am an Aquarian who likes to do things differently and I have dared to follow my heart to become an astrologer in a world that doesn’t always appreciate what astrology can do.
Currently I live in the centre of Amsterdam and like any self respecting astrologer I share my house with sadly only one cat now.
Portrait of Ishy and Azi by Zelda Hall
I am passionate about my work and my roof garden, as well as food, (Moon in Taurus). I have enjoyed the many countries I have seen in my travels. I am fond of skiing (well more après ski and enjoying the scenery these days) and photography too. I have lived and worked in London and am now very much at home in Amsterdam, where I have lived since 1986.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked in Australia, Fiji and South Africa as well as NZ and the UK and given lectures and workshops in many other countries.
- in humour
- in colours
- in alternative health options
- in cats (well OK all animals but some are more equal than others)
- in singing (have joined a choir!)
- in food you enjoy that hasn’t been messed with
- in a good glass of wine or a G&T
- that there is more out there than science accepts – bring back the X-Files!
- that science is wonderful but not everything
- that the world needs astrology
- that the earth has amazingly beautiful places
- that we all have our own unique place in and on this planet.
Not that Aquarians have them but if I had to choose one… Rupert Sheldrake – because he is funny, a scientist and he takes on the establishment with thorough scientific research.
Favourite TV and radio:
BBC – no advertisements and good documentaries and information – website too.
Anything else you want to know you can always ask although I might not always tell…
A few of my photos
© Faye Blake
“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
Mary Anne Radmacher