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Astrology, Narrative and Pronoia

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by sudhirastropoetica

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It’s been a long time between drinks, which seems to have become the case as I have been making my way through the land of academia for these last three years. The good news is that in approximately three and a bit months I will have a counselling degree. Aside from giving me some extra street cred, it has certainly rounded and strengthened and deepened my approach to counselling. It’s also brought me in touch with some fantastic new approaches to counselling in the form of narrative therapy and existential counselling, as articulated by Amy Van Deurzen. I’m sure there will be more to do with those two subjects as this next round of blogs arise. Adding solid counselling skills to astrology is a passion of mine. I guess that comes from having done way too many sessions in the past to help people recover from having had astrology sessions. Superstition is not the way to encourage people to trust life and empower themselves oh overly predictive friends of mine.

My conception of astrology is rightfully morphing, changing and growing, in a lovely protean, creative fashion. Astrology is if nothing else a glorious web of stories, hiding within the enigmatic surface of a set of ancient symbols. These stories, often with their roots in Greek mythology, but not always, are ways of identifying and defining our own story lines. By identifying our story lines we can start to figure out where they reinforce who we are and where they get in the way. If they are getting in our way, then our job is to find the alternative, hidden seam of experiences and narratives, that may serve to empower and awaken us. This is the work of narrative therapy. To identify and begin to perform the threads of narrative that can lead us where we want to go. It is to get out of the thrall of the stories we carry in our hearts that keep us chained.

Which brings me to Pronoia. Pronoia is a word picked up and extended on by fellow maverick astrologer Rob Brezsny. In fact he has turned it into a book which I am reading right now. Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia. It is not blind, Christianity-in-drag, new ageism. It is a way of looking at what’s going on in the world that acknowledges reality, while hunting for and threading together all the beautiful, life affirmative things that are happening before our eyes – that we miss seeing because we are so stuck in collective negative dross. I thoroughly recommend checking him out. He’s got his own way of telling his tale, which may or may not sit well with you – but he really does have a fine tale to tell – so bear with him. Anyone that quotes Hafiz as freely as he does is all right by me.

On a practical note, I still have books for sale. They are $20, Australian with free postage anywhere in the world. You can pay using paypal. I am available for Skype sessions wherever you are in the world. I charge $100 Australian (you get a session, a recording of the session and a copy of my book for that – as long as stocks remain). Contact me here through wordpress or by e-mail (astropoetica@gmail.com). If you are in Brisbane, or close by, I can come and do group sessions with you and your buddies whenever you want. Feel free to get in touch.

Much love and fun – and lots of good will and wishes for 2014. It feels like it will be a good one to me.

Sudhir

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Skype Sessions + Free Books

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 16, 2013 by sudhirastropoetica

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I am on a semester break from uni, so at last some moments free from assignments and some seriously interesting reading to post some news.

The big news is that I am now set up to do Skype Astrology Sessions. Wherever you are in the world, I can now interpret your chart, your transits or do a relationship reading face to face on Skype. I really look forward to connecting with those of you who are interested enough in the approach you find in these pages, in my astrology columns, or in my book, to send me an e-mail and book yourself in.

The first couple of hundred people to book in will get a free copy of my book – ‘Astrology for Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested’ along with their session. Each session will last for a little over an hour. If you can’t record it, then I will – and send you the recording as an MP3 file on a flash drive. You will also have the opportunity of a short (half hour max) follow up question and answer session should you need it, as part of the session price (and of course a free book if you get in early).

This all works, wherever you are in the world (as long as we can figure out time differences and if you have paypal). I charge $100 AUS.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. My e-mail address is astropoetica@gmail.com  Send me an e-mail and I’ll send you all the practical details. They are very simple.

Much love and fun

Sudhir

Sudhir Astrology in Print and on Your Coffee Table!

Posted in Astrology with tags , , , , on February 3, 2013 by sudhirastropoetica

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“Astrology For Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” is a lovely colourful gift book I have out, that looks at Astrology and the meaning of the star signs, in unique and original ways. It’s designed to go on your coffee table or kitchen bench and inspire discussion, conversation and assorted ‘aha’s’. It is cheekily illustrated by my good friend Jinesh. It’s also a mighty fine present for anyone you know who might be up for a good astrological ponder – and a chuckle here and there.

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For those who are just hearing about the presence of this little literary gem, all you need to do to order your copy, is to send me a message via this blog, or e-mail me at astropoetica@gmail.com. It’s $25 including postage, to anywhere in the world. There’s a limited supply of copies of this edition left, so get in soon. You can pay by PayPal (worldwide), or cheque/money order, or direct deposit (if you are in Australia). I’ll need your name and postal address, however you order it – and will get your copy on its way to you ASAP.

Roll on regenerative year of the Snake!

Sudhir

Books for Sale

Posted in Astrology, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 5, 2012 by sudhirastropoetica

There are exactly 300 copies of my book in existence and available for sale. They are $25(Australian) each. Get one while you can. The postage is free worldwide. To buy one, contact me here or at astropoetica@gmail.com or send $25 Australian to my e-mail address via paypal. Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details. It’s a very cool little book with a unique take on astrology – and because it is small and full of colour pictures, it’s makes a great gift. Let’s get these little babies out of here.

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My Book is Out!

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 6, 2009 by sudhirastropoetica

 

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“ASTROLOGY For Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested”

OUT NOW

My book is finally out and about and available for sale all around the known universe. It has come out beautifully. Boolarong Press have done a wonderful publishing and print job. I hope whoever reads this and many many more, give themselves a lovely treat and go and get one. The recommended retail price is $19.95 AUS which is very reasonable.

It is very pretty. Written by yours truly, edited by Upasana Papadopoulos, beautifully illustrated by my good friend Jinesh and gorgeously designed by Naomi Clarkson, it is all I could have ever dreamed it would be. Pretty – with bite. I’m a happy camper. Now go get it in your Christmas Hamper ASAP!

 To Buy –

1. Order one from your local bookshop (Australia and New Zealand)  Title “ASTROLOGY for Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” Author “Sudhir” ISBN 978 1 921555 07 7 (This helps us get bookshops to notice it and stock it all around the country)

2. Buy it direct from www.boolarongpress.com.au This one works globally.

3. If all else fails you can buy it from me. My e-mail address is below.

Also – I am available for sessions, to run workshops and give talks. Lion Island is to be found on Bandcamp.com  and at Myspace. My songs are up at Bandcamp.com, itunes and more. All the links are here on the homepage.

I can be contacted at astropoetica@gmail.com

Enjoy!

Sudhir