Biographies Speakers

These professional astrologers have given talks to the Astrology Circle

Phoebe Wyss is a Hove astrologer with 35 years experience in giving consultations, courses and workshops and is an experienced public speaker. She’s published an astrology board game, two books on the astrological archetypes and her latest book on archetypal astrology and the new paradigm was published in 2014. See

Julian Venables is a Hove astrologer with a Faculty Diploma. He writes daily horoscopes on and has just published his first novel ‘The Astrologer’s Apprentice’. His website is

Pam Carruthers is an experienced Western and Vedic astrologer who lives in Hove. She teaches astrology courses and has an international clientele. Pam is an experienced public speaker. Sign up for her YouTube videos on the week Ahead, astro news and free webinars at

A.T. Mann (Tad) is an astrologer, author, painter, architect and designer. He lived in the UK for 18 years. Tad was nominated for a Regulus Award, astrology’s highest honor. Some of his books include The Round Art: The Astrology of Time and Space, The Divine Life: Astrology and Reincarnation, Astrology and the Art of Healing, A New Vision of Astrology, The Mandala Astrological Tarot, Sacred Architecture, Sacred Landscapes and The Sacred Language of Trees. Tad lectures and teaches internationally and is available for consultations via Skype. He lives in Hudson, New York.

Melanie Reinhart BA, DFAstrolS, is a patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies, and a prize-winning Diploma-holder. Astrology has been central to Melanie Reinhart’s life since 1959, and she has been a professional astrologer since 1975, offering consultations, writing and teaching in the UK and abroad. She is known for her original research on new celestial objects. Books include: ‘Chiron and the Healing Journey’, ‘Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs’, and ‘Incarnation‘. Her website:

Jez Hughes is a Shamanic Practitioner, teacher and Astrologer. His passion is weaving together these two ancient disciplines and finding their relevance for the modern world.  His work has been featured in the national press and on BBC radio.

Sharon Knight is a professional astrologer with more than twenty years experience. She has the Intermediate Diploma from the Faculty and qualified as a QHP with Olivia Barclay. She holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and is a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers and Chair of the same. Her website is

Trav Travers has been running his traditional astrology group “The Astrological Explorers” for several years, based in Sussex, looking at Natal, Mundane, Electional and Horary astrology through the ages, based on traditional source texts. His interest in astrology originally started in childhood. A devotee and advocate of traditional astrology since 1990, Trav has studied with many well known traditional astrologers. He holds workshops, lectures and talks and still ‘does charts’.

Sue Farebrother is a tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and the London School of Astrology. Her book, Astrology Decoded, (2013, Rider Books, UK) explains step by step how to arrive at a chart interpretation. See her website:

Tim Burness learnt much of his astrology in the eighties at the Centre for Psychological Astrology with Liz Greene and the late Howard Sasportas. He has run a busy astrological consultation and teaching practice at several points over the last 25 years, working with people from all walks of life. Tim is also a musician and care worker.

Sonal Sachdeva studied at Liz Greene’s CPA, she has been actively learning the Hindu Astrology, Jyotish, and has lectured at various places in the UK and at various conferences. Her specialty is the psycho-spiritual aspects of both. She has been the Vice President of the Lodge of London and also runs a group called “Circle of Divine“.

Marilyn Burnett has studied the Huber Method with the Astrological Psychology Association (APA) and has been practicing this technique for over 12 years.

Frankie Sidhu is a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and has studied astrology with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. She is currently studying with the APA. Their website is:

Alex Trenoweth is an MA graduate of the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at Bath Spa University (2007) and has gained recognition as an outstanding schoolteacher for her tireless and innovative education of adolescents.Her unique expertise in both astrology and teaching, coupled with ground-breaking research, has led her to her write “Growing Pains,” a book aimed at helping parents and teachers support and guide young people into maturity.