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Deborah Houlding


UK astrologer Deborah Houlding has been instrumental in bringing traditional astrological techniques back to the forefront of modern day practice. She was the award-winning editor of the much respected Traditional Astrologer Magazine, founded in 1993 when she also established Ascella Publications to specialize in producing rare and out-of-print traditional astrological texts.

Since the late 1980s she has been active in researching the astronomical and symbolic basis of the techniques used in western astrology, from its earliest roots to its contemporary extensions. Deborah’s book The Houses: Temples of the Sky is regarded as an essential text for anyone seeking an informed knowledge of the development and use of astrological houses.

Deborah is well known for her theoretical and historical knowledge of horary technique and also for her highly practical demonstrations of using horary astrology as a key to resolving life-issues. She runs a thriving astrology practice, mainly specializing in horary and electional astrology, and is the principle of the STA school of traditional horary. The STA practitioner-level certification course in horary,  endorsed by the APAI and APAE, is only taught in small-group residential format  and has been presented at many international venues since its inception in 1996.

Deborah writes regularly for the Mountain Astrologer magazine and besides the many articles that have appeared in numerous astrological journals around the world, she also hosts and maintains Skyscript, one of the most popular and informative astrology sites on the web. In 2010 she was awarded the Charles Harvey Award by the British Astrological Association in recognition of her ‘exceptional service to astrology’.

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