The Wessex Astrologer is based in Dorset, England, and has been publishing high quality astrology books for over twenty years. Working with highly regarded astrologers from around the world, our aim is to publish books that are accessible to people wishing to take their astrology to the next level.

Fertility Astrology

Despite incredible and previously undreamed-of advances in modern medicine, for many women the issue of infertility remains a heart-breaking reality. Using a combination of traditional and modern astrological techniques, the author has delved deeply into the charts of hundreds of infertile women, and in many cases has unravelled what might be at the root of the problem. Sometimes it’s a matter of location or timing, or it could be psychological issues in the relationship that are causing the block; whatever the reason, the author works closely with the couple – and often the medical profession – to produce results that are frequently positive where there has been no hope before.

Although this is an advanced textbook for astrologers, the human element of the case histories is nothing short of inspiring, and from that perspective can be enjoyed by readers with no knowledge of astrology.

“Nicola Smuts-Allsop is a world authority on astrology and fertility, and I would thoroughly recommend and endorse her work. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in either of these topics.”

Deborah Houlding, author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky

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Growing Pains

The mere mention of the word ‘teenager’ can strike fear into the heart of the bravest soul, and yet there are some truly heroic individuals who make it a life-long mission to teach them. Alex Trenoweth is one such teacher. She also happens to be an astrologer. Her official subjects are Religious Studies, History and English, but from reading Growing Pains you will quickly find that her true passion is the actual students themselves. Using the cycles of Jupiter and Saturn she untangles the confusing conundrum of why groups of students are so different from each other year on year, and sometimes even within year groups. How is an already over-worked teacher supposed to cope with this ongoing challenge? Alex Trenoweth has the answer.

“Growing Pains is written to educators, but it is a valuable tool for parents and other interested people as well. Because it focuses on two planets that are not considered personal in nature (after all, they remain in the same sign for a year or more), the book is not a comprehensive guide to personality via astrology. Yet learning strategies and becoming part of one’s culture are critical for children, and a greater understanding of these processes could be helpful from preschool through adolescence and into college. Challenging the notion that there is a single best practice in education, Growing Pains adds an extra dimension to debates about how we educate children and what we expect as the outcome of the process. It is also very helpful for getting a sense of the social milieu in which children are living.”

Armand Diaz Astrology News Service

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Harmonic Astrology in Practice

Harmonic Astrology in Practice takes off where David Hamblin’s previous book, The Spirit of Numbers: A New Exploration of Harmonic Astrology comes to a close. The practical advantage of harmonic astrology is that it offers a far richer and more complete insight into the interrelationship of planetary forces than is possible through using the traditional aspects – opposition, trine, square, etc. All of those are based on divisions of the circle by Two, Three, or multiples of Two and Three, but in harmonic astrology we can also study aspects that are based on Five, Seven, or any other number. Using copious case histories which include Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Malala Yousafzai, Leonard Cohen, Winston Churchill, Hermann Hesse, Amma, Rolf Harris, and many, many more, David Hamblin unlocks secrets of the charts which might otherwise remain hidden. A fascinating and impressive study.

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Horary Astrology

Horary astrology is a specialised technique which is used for asking questions - the more accurate the question, the more accurate the answer will be. Author Petros Eleftheriadis believes that the result will never go against the natal chart – so asking ‘Will I Win the Lottery?”, or any question for that matter, will only ever give a positive answer if such wealth is indicated in the birth chart of the person asking the question. Horary astrology can only confirm what is already there. Questions that begin with “Should I?” are considered invalid as they are asking for a judgement with an aim to dabbling with one's fate, but he believes that astrology and free will are incompatible and mutually exclusive. If astrology works, then fate is the only reality out there.

However, the horary technique is very useful for considering the outcome of job offers, house sales, court cases, and sporting events, amongst many other possible questions. As it’s often not easy for an astrologer to correctly extract all the facts from a chart because of the many scenarios at play, Petros suggests sticking to ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions so as to get the right answers. With clear steps using the traditional rules, he gives many examples of such questions. Although the book assumes a reasonable knowledge of horary astrology, it provides the ideal practice for any student wishing to perfect their art.

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Kidwheels: Understanding the Child in the Chart

“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.” -- Marianne Williamson

Why is it that some children sail through school with no problem at all, while others find it a difficult or unhappy experience? And why do some children develop behavioural problems while others don’t? Cornelia Hansen believes that each child is unique and needs special management in order to thrive.

While working on a Master’s Degree in Child Development, Cornelia was introduced to a longitudinal study done in the Fifties on temperament in children. At the time, she was also studying astrology and the idea came to her that she might be able to connect the child development study to astrology. After all, hadn’t the concept of temperament been with us from ancient times? Isn’t it still part of analyzing someone’s natal chart? The modern concept of temperament as being the cause of individual differences which appear at birth and continue over time has been widely accepted in the field of child development and appears in every child development textbook. In this pioneering study of temperament in children and young people, Cornelia examines copious case histories from her experience as a marriage, family and child therapist; with the welfare of the child firmly at the heart of the chart, she searches for ways to help parents understand their offspring better - and thus achieve a good outcome for everyone. Ideal for anyone working with children in the classroom, or in any capacity, this book will help parents, careers and teachers to discern the individual needs of a child that will enable them to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

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Day-Signs: Native American Astrology From Ancient Mexico

It is truly unfortunate that progress in the minds of some also means destruction of the past. The burning of the library of Alexandria 1,600 years ago and the present day destruction of ancient monuments by religious fanatics are examples of that attitude. Another example is the near complete obliteration of the writings and oral traditions of the civilizations of the Americans. For those interested in astrology, it may come as a surprise to learn that the Maya and Aztecs of ancient Mexico and Central America had developed a comprehensive system of signs and cycles very little of which has survived in the indigenous population to the present day. Tantalizing pieces of this astrological system do exist but there are many parts missing. One thing is known, however, and that is the central role of the 20 named days called day-signs. It is the reconstruction and reinterpretation of these symbolic images that is the subject of this book, now in a new edition that includes the author’s latest insights.

The 20 day-signs are like a zodiac – a cycle of development that moves through various stages from origin to completion. Each of the day-signs has distinct qualities and as the 20 signs cycle through the calendar dates, they move with a secondary cycle of 13 numbers that deepen meanings. Finally, after 13 cycles of the 20 day-signs and 20 cycles of the 13 numbers, the larger cycle, called the Tzolkin by the Maya and Tonalpouhalli by the Aztecs, begins again. This 260-day cycle is at the core of the ancient astrology of the Americas and an understanding of it is a prerequisite to comprehending the other components of the system.

Here, in this book, is a modern interpretation of each of the signs, translated from an ancient mindset into the shared reality of the present. Even though the rediscovery of ancient native American astrology is far from complete, readers will be fascinated that significant variations in personality, discovered in a strange culture a long time ago, are just as relevant today.

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