Faye – Personal bio


Photo by Cristina Stoian

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.

Faye Cossar bio

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 at home in Amsterdam, where I  have lived since 1986.

I have been fortunate enough to have worked in Australia, Fiji and South Africa and given lectures and workshops in many other countries.

I believe:

  • 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.

My hero:

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…

  • Faye Cossar keet

    Feathered Friend on my balcony

  • Faye Cossar Spring Parakeets

    Backyard Visitors

  • London Skies Neptune

    London Skies 2014

  • Full moon Greenwich

    Full Moon over Greenwich 2014

  • Leaving Texel

    Leaving Texel 2013

  • Light festival Adam

    Amsterdam Festival of Lights – December 2012

  • Faye Cossar Heart light

    Amsterdam Festival of Lights December 2014

  • Faye Cossar Haarlem cold

    Chilly in Haarlem 2013

  • Faye Cossar Reflections of home

    Reflections of home 2015

  • Faye CossarTexel gull

    Texel resident

  • Faye den tex sunset

    The sun sets on another day at home 2013

  • Faye Cossar NOLA Bar

    New Orleans Bar 2012

  • Faye Cossar rotterdam

    Rotterdam 2015

  • Kew in snow

    Winter in Kew Gardens London 2013

  • Faye Cossar Kings Cross

    Kings Cross Station London 2012

  • Faye Cossar Serpentine Art

    Serpentine Art London 2015

  • Faye Cossar strawbs

    First Rooftop Strawberries 2011

  • Faye Cossar Streets of London

    The Streets of London

  • Faye Cossar Summer at a Dutch Beach

    High Summer at Dutch Beach 2014

  • Faye Cossar Last Koninginnendag

    The last Queen’s Day Amsterdam 2013

  • Iona Scotland April 2016

  • Faye Cossar New Year 14

    That time of year again – New Year 2014

  • Faye Cossar Peony obsession

    Peony Obsession 2015

  • Faye Cossar Knowth

    Knowth, Ireland 2012

  • Faye Cossar tomato

    Tomatoes getting creative on my roof – 2013

  • Faye Cossar Brighton

    Brighton 2015

  • Faye Cossar Daffs

    Daffs 2015

  • Faye Cossar Xmas John Lewis

    All I want for Christmas – London 2014

  • Faye Cossar Selfie NOLA

    Selfie- pre-selfie stick days – New Orleans 2012

  • Faye Cossar Rudolph in London

    Rudolph in London – 2013

  • Faye Cossar Inner Tulip

    Inner Tulip

  • Faye Cossar Crystal Ball

    Getting artistic with Crystal

  • Faye Cossar Boots at Hampstead Heath

    Borrowed Boots on Hampstead Heath 2012

  • Faye Cossar yellow tulips

    Tulip festival Amsterdam 2015

  • Texel repeat

    Texel Patterns – 2014

  • Park NOLA

    Art New Orleans – 2012

  • Faye Cossar Santorini

    Santorini Sunset – 2013

  • Faye Cossar - birthday

    Special Birthday – this one taken by Zelda Hall

  • Faye Cossar Moon over DT

    Rijksmuseum from my balcony – 2015

  • Full Moon January 2017

  • Faye Cossar - Pigeon in snow

    Only way through this is to meditate

  • Faye Cossar Wonderful kelpies

    The Wonderful Kelpies – Scotland 2014

  • Faye Cossar Winter window

    Winter from my window – 2013

  • Faye Cossar Wells dark sky

    Skies threaten over Wells 2015

  • Faye Cossar tulips in amsterdam

    Tulips from Amsterdam 2015

  • Faye Cossar parakeets trying to keep warm

    Baby it’s cold outside

  • Faye Cossar Autumn trees

    Autumn in Holland 2013

  • Faye Cossar Shard

    Shard London 2015

  • Faye Cossar Adam under water

    Amsterdam under water light festival

  • Faye Cossar Amsterdam buildings reflect

    Reflections of Amsterdam 2014

  • Anorexic London

    Anorexic London 2015

  • Faye Cossar another new year

    Another New Year Amsterdam 2015

  • Faye Cossar art rotterdam

    Art Rotterdam 2015

  • Drunken bikes? February 2017

  • Faye Cossar beverage

    Street Art Rotterdam 2015

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